Money and people are moving into Seattle at an unprecedented rate. The city is clearly undergoing a physical transformation as a nation-leading number of cranes dot the sky. Is there a cultural transformation underway as well? Has the music scene that grabbed the nation’s attention during the 1990s grunge era maintained its identity?
Three voices in today’s Seattle music scene share their perspective on the culture of Seattle music and how it is changing in recent years.
The episode features:
Austin Santiago, owner of BuildStrong Music Group which has been curating concerts and music culture in Cascadia since 2005 and Vice President at Do206, a website dedicated to highlighting live events in the area.
The voices give insight into the current identity and trajectory of Seattle’s music scene. For comparison, the episode also includes quotes from previous guests including legendary Seattle radio personality Marco Collins, former Grammy executive Ben London, and platinum selling band member Jason Finn.
This episode gives unique insight into the process of becoming a musician in Seattle. It provides a window into the evolving culture of the city that spans beyond music and it gives you a chance to meet some of the talented artists in Seattle.
Featuring the song Show Me The Stars by Lydia Ramsey and the song Vengeance (Will Be Mine) by Prom Queen.
Voices appearing in Season 4 of Seattle Growth Podcast:
Jason Finn, drummer for Presidents of the United States of America
Pete Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom
Daryl Ducharme, host of Seattle After Party
Marco Collins, Seattle radio personality
Ben London, singer-songwriter and former executive at the Grammys.
Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix
DeVon Manier, Sportin’ Life Music Group
Dave B, recording artist
Draze, recording artist
Austin Santiago, BuildStrong Music Group and Do206
Lydia Ramsey, singer-songwriter and talent buyer at the Triple Door
Celene Ramadan, Prom Queen
Matt Bishop, Hey Marseilles
Naomi Wachira, afro-folk singer-songwriter
Kate Voss, Seattle Weekly’s jazz act of 2017
Jason Goessl, Sundae + Mr. Goessl
Tekla Waterfield, singer-songwriter
Dustin Vance, singer-songwriter
Jeremiah Craig, singer-songwriter & marketing manager
Coming in Episode 8:
David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director of 5th Ave Theatre
Porscha Shaw, actress
Andre Brown, actor
Coming in Episode 9:
Stephanie and Levi Ware, Melodic Caring Project
Curtis Romjue, First Aid Arts
Still to come in this season:
David Meinert, Onto Entertainment
Brent Stiefel, Votiv
Hollis, singer-songwriter, producer, artist, activist
Steven Severin, Neumos