Tekla Waterfield ALBUM RELEASE ○ SCREENS ○ Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands

High Dive Presents

Tekla Waterfield ALBUM RELEASE ○ SCREENS ○ Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands

Saturday 9/16

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

$8 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Tekla Waterfield
Tekla Waterfield
Tekla's first public performance was at the age of 4, singing at a family member's wedding. With an Alaskan folk musician for a mom, Tekla grew up around music, appearing at the Southeast Alaska State Fair and Alaska Folk Festival as a child with her sister, her mother and her mother's various musical cohorts such as Dan Minuskin and Myrna Ukelele.

The family relocated to California where Tekla became immersed in choir, learning classical vocal techniques with the remarkable Denise Hedlind, Dr. Donald Kendrick as a member of the California State University, Sacramento University Chorus and Kerry March while singing with the Vox 2 vocal jazz ensemble.

Tekla heard her musical calling after college and a brief non-musical stint when she realized how important music and the performance arts were to her. In 2009 she became a member of the Americana/Folk band, Blvd Park (Sacramento, CA), who toured extensively across the U.S. and released two independent albums together. The band relocated to Seattle, WA together and achieved a mild level of success including having their song, "It Ain't Gonna Be Easy" featured on the Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union's "Homegrown - Roadtrip Music From the Great State of Washington" compilation album and being invited to audition for the television show, America's Got Talent by the show's producers. The band split in 2013.

With plenty of original music to work with, Tekla began putting her own band together in 2013. Calling heavily on musical influences such as The Cowboy Junkies, Neko Case, Gillian Welch, Sera Cahoone, Eileen Jewel, Wilco and Tom Waits, Tekla's music is a blend of country, Americana, folk, pop, rock and blues.

Tekla frequently lends her vocals to others for recordings and live appearances including General Mojo's Key Project, Jeff Fielder, Wayne Horvitz, The Walkabouts and more and is an active member of Seattle's Bushwick Book Club, a group of artists who create work in response to literature.
SCREENS
SCREENS
synthedelic electro rockestra
Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands
Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands
From the wild and wooly and weird Pacific Northwest, Mark Pickerel has quite the back story. He was the drummer in seminal grunge faves The Screaming Trees, and has played on albums by Mark Lanegan, Brandi Carlile, and some band from Aberdeen named... er... um... Nirvana or something like that. He's toured with Neko Case and contributed to her track on the Hard-Headed Woman: A Celebration of Wanda Jackson compilation. He even owned the most culturally and musically diverse record store in Eastern Washington. Independent retail, now THAT'S a character builder. Now he's moved from behind the kit and, with his band the Praying Hands, is ready to start the next chapter in his musical life.
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103
http://www.highdiveseattle.com/index.asp