The Revolution Was On The Radio - A Night of Protest Songs benefiting the SPLC!

High Dive Presents

The Revolution Was On The Radio - A Night of Protest Songs benefiting the SPLC!

Saturday 5/27

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

This event is 21 and over

Whitney Mongé
Whitney Mongé
Seattle Alternative Soul artist, Whitney Mongé, is a street performer gone Northwest music phenom. Catching the attention of the masses with her dynamic voice and heartfelt performances, Whitney has supported national acts, Ziggy Marley, Allen Stone, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real, Crystal Bowersox, and Brendan James.

In 2007, she began her music journey busking in the Pike Place Market after moving from hometown, Spokane, WA. In the beginning of this quintessential stint, she was approached by filmmaker, Brian Nunes, to be apart of a documentary about street performers. For 2.5 years, Brian captured her journey from busker to professional musician. Find Your Way: a Busker's Documentary was internationally released in early 2014 and has received several independent film accolades including being selected for the 2014 CBGB Festival in NYC. This award winning film also features Grammy Award Winning violinist, Joshua Bell, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Gene Weingarten, and 90's rocker, Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States.

Mongé's released an independent debut solo album, Heartbeat, in 2011 and then shortly after, recorded an EP, Steadfast, with Grammy Award Winning producer, Pete Stewart and Justin Armstrong. September 2014, she released the Steadfast EP and has received positive reviews for this young artist. Each album consists of the deep, introspective lyrics that Mongé is known for. Her raspy, sultry vocals are highly reminiscent of Melissa Etheridge and she is often compared to Tracy Chapman. She was also apart of a compilation tribute album, The Empress of the Blues: A Tribute to Bessie Smith released in 2014 by Reimagine Music.

Currently, Whitney is recording some new tracks and expects to be announcing it's release summer 2016.
Ethan Anderson of Massy Ferguson
Ethan Anderson of Massy Ferguson
Ethan Anderson is the lead singer and bass player for the longtime roots and americana band Massy Ferguson. He also is rumored to play a mean flute solo.
Davin Michael Stedman of The Staxx Brothers
Davin Michael Stedman of The Staxx Brothers
Davin Michael Stedman is a singer, songwriter, entertainer, and travel writer that has recorded and performed all over the world as a solo artist and as the founder of The Staxx Brothers.
All four of his Staxx Brothers LPs have earned critical acclaim and have been prominently featured in television and films.
Davin recently recorded a debut solo album in Jamaica called West Indian Rock that features Sly & Robbie, Earl 'Chinna' Smith, Chris Meredith, Anthony Redrose, Squidly Cole, and Seattle's own Andrew Joslyn.

The Jamaicans call Davin Michael Stedman's music Creole. While it mixes wonderfully with many traditional styles, singer Anthony Redrose describes it as,
"something original and all its own...an impressive reflection of Davin's Seattle roots and Caribbean heritage."

Davin has performed with such wide ranging artists as Los Lobos, Dr. Fink, Sir Mix A Lot, Bernie Worrell, Fishbone, and Ivan Neville.
His writing appears frequently in Crossing Guide Magazine and he is a co-host of the TV show, Band in Seattle.
Stephanie Anne Johnson
Stephanie Anne Johnson
Stephanie Anne Johnson is a multifaceted vocalist who enjoys singing the acoustic music she writes and performing in some of the greatest musical theater ever written. In the past year, she has performed with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, numerous venues and musicians, and the Actor's Theater in Louisville in "Lady Day". She was a lounge singer for Holland America Cruise Line, a member of the Seattle area Dickens Carolers, and a Top 20 Finalist on NBC's Emmy Award Winning The Voice singing competition. Her final song "Georgia on My Mind," rose to the #4 spot on iTunes R&B and Soul charts.
Spicy Tunas
Spicy Tunas
Spicy Tunas is a quirky quartet from Seattle, trying to bring realness, hip-shaking and sunshine to the masses, calling on the 60's and 90's for inspiration. They play a mix of surf, punk and lots of pop, blending harmonies and raw guitar riffs, in hopes of brightening even the greyest of days.
Eric Blu & The Soul Revue
Eric Blu & The Soul Revue
We're a 9-piece in Seattle, laying down this town's soulful sound!
J.R. Rhodes
J.R. Rhodes
Singer-songwriter J.R. Rhodes believes that music is healing and that love is real. From her first open-mic performances at the O.K. Hotel, Seattle, to her latest album I Am, these beliefs in the transformative power of song are distilled into gems of quiet intensity that traverse blues, jazz, folk and rock. Aided by her guitar, she crafts songs that are pulled from a landscape of pure spirit. Her full-length albums include I Am (forthcoming release), produced by Johnny Sangster, Elixir(2011), Afriqueen Stare (2003), and Songs of Angels(1999). Additional works that demonstrate Rhodes’ range and virtuosity are Lullabies (2013), a riveting performance of traditional spirituals, On the Boards, Seattle; as well as 2 Old Chicks (2005), a 50-piece orchestral film score, created in collaboration with Doris Bartha and Steve Brush.
Rhodes began writing at a young age, composing poems that “always had a melody, too.” Skipping class to stay home and learn new instruments, Rhodes found in music a way to go inside herself, and to inspire others to go inside themselves, to learn, to heal, to find love or to leave it behind. One source of continued inspiration for the artist is an autograph, from the poet Maya Angelou, that hangs prominently in her studio, a memento of their meeting at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
Pineola
Pineola
Pineola is an indie/americana band based in Seattle, WA.
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103
http://www.highdiveseattle.com/index.asp