Featured Music at the 2015 Fall Mount Rainier Wine Festival
Preacher's Wife - Time: 2 - 4 pm
Sarah Feinberg and Brad Heyne have been making music together for the better part of 8 years. When they both decided to combine their creative directions into one they sought to create intimate portraits of life and death, joy and pain, gain and great loss. Combining folk sensibilities, southern charm, and west coast vibes, Sarah and Brad, part of the Everett, WA based band Preacher's Wife, craft harmony driven songs rooted in honesty and simplicity. Listen to Preacher's Wife on SoundCloud and BandCamp.
Rabbit Wilde - Time: 4 - 6 pm
Though all four members of Rabbit Wilde (formerly Br'er Rabbit) grew up running around wooded areas of the same small town in the farthest Northwest corner of Washington state, brothers Zach and Nathan didn't meet Miranda, the third founding member, until they had all ended up in New York City. This kind of backyard folk seasoned by the edge, polish and fervor of big-city inclinations is at the root of the style they call folk-stomp Americana. The group revamps classic string band instrumentation with homespun percussion and the unique integration of six-string ukulele and cello. With their widely varying influences, three distinct vocal styles and copious amounts of foot-stomping, they demonstrate a sound and presence that's at once original and familiar, appealing to audiences of all generations and genres. Voted best band in their home city of Bellingham, WA for the past two years, they have quickly risen to local renown and now tour extensively throughout the U.S. The band's most recent release, an EP titled Southern Winters, was recorded at the famed Bear Creek Studio (Fleet Foxes, Vance Joy, The Lumineers) and is available on iTunes, Spotify and at www.rabbitwilde.com.
Chris Anderson - Time: 6 - 8 pm
For the first 18 years of his life, Chris had music running through his veins and didn't even realize it! Once he discovered his gift, singing and performing has become a part of his every day life. Chris is living his dream and has come a long way since his days as the "Singing Busboy of Jebino's Restaurant" in Eatonville, WA, Chris has transformed his act in a way that appeals to all ages. Having just turned 26, he is gaining momentum in his career and his talents. Chris continues to gain popularity in Washington State by performing a genre of music that was introduced 30 years before he was born, and he continues to research and add more songs to his repertoire ranging from Jazz Standards, to Motown, to Traditional Pop. Chris hasn't always been an "old soul" when it comes to his musical interests but once he started looking through his grandfather's old records, everything changed. His grandfather introduced him to the songs he grew up with when he was just 17 years old. Chris' love for this "new" kind of music grew rapidly which led to him soon realizing his destiny; to help bring these songs back to a mainstream audience.