Weatherside Whiskey Band • Woodland West • Bootleg Sunshine

High Dive Presents

Weatherside Whiskey Band • Woodland West • Bootleg Sunshine

Friday 4/14

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$8 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Weatherside Whiskey Band
Weatherside Whiskey Band
Down home roots music with a good dose of harmony. Acoustic guitars, mandolin, upright bass.
Woodland West
Woodland West
Woodland was started in early 2014, when founding member Chuck Dunklin set out to meet other like-minded musicians with a penchant for rootsy acoustic music. Chuck grew up playing music around New Orleans. Influenced by everything from bluegrass to jazz, he played with many local groups before moving to Romania and immersing himself in learning the mandolin. Chuck later met Luke Yanz while living in Seattle. Hailing from Chicago's south side, Luke grew up playing guitar in different rock bands throughout high school. He then turned to the keyboards, playing a Fender Rhodes and clavinet in various jazz and post-rock bands. While studying music at Northern Arizona University Luke fell in love with acoustic music, teaching himself to play the banjo and mandolin. After bonding over such shared influences as Bela Fleck and David Grisman, Chuck and Luke began playing music together and immediately clicked.

It was then that they met Stephanie Ward, a transplant from southeast Florida. The daughter of a piano player, Stephanie began studying classical piano and violin at a young age. By 17 she was given her first guitar, and took to it at once. After attending art school Stephanie moved to Washington DC, where she continued learning under several accomplished guitarists, including Bill Flexenhar. With the new addition of Stephanie, whose influences range from Alison Krauss to Pink Floyd, Woodland was beginning to take shape. It was then that the group came in contact with their anchor, their drum and bass rhythm section: Amir Rio and Dan Rogers.

Inspired early on by his father, Amir also grew up in Florida and took to music at a young age, playing trumpet in the school band. He then moved to percussion, playing with bands that ranged from jazz to folk to progressive rock. From his earliest memories of seeing John Lee Hooker from his father's shoulders, music became an essential part of Dan Rogers' life. After playing tenor saxophone throughout grade school, inspired by the likes of Les Claypool, Phil Lesh, and Jack Cassidy, he endeavored to master the bass guitar in 2004. Hailing from Chicago, Dan became an active member of the midwest music scene- evidencing his ecclectic tastes, his projects ranged from funk to gypsy rock, jam and progressive bluegrass. Before relocating to Seattle, Dan toured nationally with CMA Award-winning flat-picker Eric Lambert.

After seeing what great chemistry they had, the band began swapping songs and working on original music together. They started playing out at different clubs and venues within the city such as The High Dive and Blue Moon Tavern, sharing the stage with both local and national touring acts including The Agitated String Band and singer/songwriters Brian James and Melody Guy. Never content with settling for the status quo however, the band also sought out more unconventional venues outside of the city, playing at various farms and campgrounds throughout Washington. With their versatility of strong songwriting combined with a chameleon-esque ability to jump between bluegrass, country, psychedelic rock and zydeco (often within the same set), Woodland casts a net that's not only wide but ambitious. They have carved out a place in Seattle's rich acoustic music scene, and are only getting started.
Bootleg Sunshine
Bootleg Sunshine
Bootleg Sunshine, under the warm glow of neon lights, bring you a night of boots, bourbon and a little of that good ol' Southern persuasion! They will charm you with cinematic instrumental tunes, a few Appalachian melodies, some pastoral lyrics of years yonder, and a dash of sundry musics from around the world...
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103
http://www.highdiveseattle.com/index.asp