Today’s episode gives rare insight into the economics and emotional journey associated with becoming a professional musician in Seattle. With money and people moving into the city, this episode focuses on some of the musicians the city stands to lose as economics of a recording artists change. You will hear the voice of a musician who has moved away from the city, two musicians who anticipate moving soon, and a musician whose successful band has gone on hiatus.
The episode gives further perspective on the soul of Seattle’s music scene and how the community is evolving as the city transforms.
In this episode are:
Naomi Wachira who was once named Seattle’s best folk singer by Seattle Weekly.
Matt Bishop who explains why his popular band Hey Marseilles recently went on hiatus.
Kate Voss who was named Best Jazz Act of 2017 by Seattle Weekly and NW Jazz Vocalist of the Year by Earshot.
Jason Goessl who performs in several bands including Sundae and Mr. Goessl with his wife Kate Voss.
The episode also features the songs Makes My Heart Sway by Sundae and Mr. Goessl and Beautifully Human by Naomi Wachira.
In this episode, you will learn how these artists attracted their followings, how they made a living, and how the booming economy affects the paychecks of local performing artists.
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