Category: Adam McKinney

Blaze and Kelly

Blaze and Kelly at Lacey in Tune

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Sometimes it’s easy to hear the connection two artists share with each other, meaning they’re so on the same page that the...

MissyG Band

MissyG Band at Lacey in Tune

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS While there are certainly plenty of talented country artists in America these days, there was a golden age for country music that ran from...

Derek M Johnson

Olympia Experimental Music Festival

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS It’s easy for one’s ears to get comfortable listening to the sounds that regularly come drifting off the radio —...

America's Classic Jazz Festival

Hot Grooves at America’s Classic Jazz Festival

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Few genres inspire more passion and reverence for tradition than jazz. A quintessentially American art form, jazz and its permutations have...

Pigs on the Wing

Pigs on the Wing Take Flight

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS The Wall, a flamboyant, nearly 90-minute concept album, is a towering monument of self-indulgence — and in this case, that’s a...

Lacey Ethnic Festival

Lacey Ethnic Celebration 2017

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Humans, of all animals, are encoded with the unique ability to be as connected or as separated as they choose. In these days, it’s...

The Canote Brothers

The Canote Brothers at The Oly Old Time Festival

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Music history is lined with family bands, with qualities spanning the good (the Everly Brothers), the bad (the Jonas Brothers) and the...

Emerald City Music

Emerald City Music: Strings Attached and Bridget Kibbey

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS It’s a sad fact that a lot of people, even those who would consider themselves passionate fans of music, still have a blind spot when...

old-time music

Gimme That Old-Time Music

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS (Featured ART: Maybelle Carter by Paula McHugh) As an art form, one of music’s most admirable traits is its ability to adapt: Trends...

Table Sugar

The Surprising Sounds of Table Sugar

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS For some bands, messiness can be a virtue. Not everyone thrives on the airtight compositions of Robert Fripp or other leaders of...