December 12, 2014
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm
$20 (not including fees)
STG Presents Jason Webley and Guests at The Moore Theatre in Seattle on Friday, December 12, 2014.
VIP ticket includes seating in the front section of the theatre plus concert poster.
A scrapbook found in a San Francisco dumpster inspires new music and stories by Jason Webley, Chicken John Rinaldi, Eliza Rickman, Shenandoah Davis, Led to Sea, Lonesome Leash, Mts. & Tunnels and special guests.
Twenty years ago, San Francisco showman Chicken John Rinaldi found an old scrapbook lying at the bottom of a dumpster. The book documented the life and death of a woman named Margaret Rucker, born in 1907. He was captivated by this mysterious woman and her tragic story, captured in sepia images and dark poetry.
Last year when he introduced her to accordion troubadour Jason Webley, he learned that not only was Margaret born in Webley's home town of Everett, Washington - she was the daughter of one of the town's founders, buried in the enigmatic pyramid above the town.
Webley and Rinaldi assembled some of the best songwriters in the country to write new works inspired by Margaret’s life and writings for a special concert in Everett this past April. As an encore to that sold-out show, they are bringing the concert to The Moore Theatre with some new surprises on December 12th, which is Margaret Rucker’s birthday.
JASON WEBLEY is a modern troubadour who has built a following around the globe. He has released six albums and numerous collaborations on his own record label and has performed in over three dozen countries.
CHICKEN JOHN RINALDI is a showman, author, dumpster diver and activist living in San Francisco. He is the executive director of the San Francisco Institute of Possibility.
LED TO SEA is the solo project of Seattle violist/violinist L. Alex Guy, who has performed across the U.S. and Europe alone and with performers such as Laura Veirs, Mirah and the Degenerate Art Ensemble.
ELIZA RICKMAN of Los Angeles earned a degree in orchestration from Azusa Pacific University, but now favors sparse arrangements of pizzicato strings and percussive toy piano to underscore her haunting melodic voice. She is currently recording her second full-length album.
SHENANDOAH DAVIS composes American-gothic inspired songs that weave together strains of classical, ragtime and klezmer. Growing up studying classical piano and opera, Davis' music lives somewhere between Debussy, Irving Berlin and Kate Bush.
LONESOME LEASH is the solo moniker of New Orleans-based multi- instrumentalist Walt McClements. Known for his involvement in groups such as Dark Dark Dark and Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship, his new project takes the form of a one man band, with McClements deftly navigating drums, accordion, trumpet and vocals.
MTS. & TUNNELS are a dynamic songwriting duo from Everett, formed by Chris Poage and Sarah Schmidt, whose voices and guitars blend together in soulful, natural harmony.