Images from Western Female's Pacific Northwest Tour

Western Female has been on tour in the Pacific Northwest, inspiring deeper looks into the underbelly of Americana. Photographs of the tour so far show Melanie Beth Curran, Dave Bolt, Peter Freeman and guest Jake Sanders creating performative musical ethnography in Washington State.

Western Female at The Disco Bay Detour, Discovery Bay, Washington, May 2019

Western Female at The Disco Bay Detour, Discovery Bay, Washington, May 2019

Western Female on Orcas Island, June 2019

Western Female on Orcas Island, June 2019

Western Female at The Disco Bay Detour, May 2019

Western Female at The Disco Bay Detour, May 2019

Western Female at Northwest Folklife, May 2019, taken by instagram user @effortlessaction.

Western Female at Northwest Folklife, May 2019, taken by instagram user @effortlessaction.

Western Female, Melanie Beth Curran, at Northwest Folklife, May 2019.

Western Female, Melanie Beth Curran, at Northwest Folklife, May 2019.

Peter Freeman and Dave Bolt on Lopez Island, June 2019

Peter Freeman and Dave Bolt on Lopez Island, June 2019

Melanie Beth Curran and Jake Sanders at The Disco Bay Detour, Washington State, May 2019

Melanie Beth Curran and Jake Sanders at The Disco Bay Detour, Washington State, May 2019

Don't Forget Alex Fermanis

https://alexfermanis.bandcamp.com/album/hors-service

Alex Fermanis did not ask me to write this. Alex Fermanis is an old friend who is a prolific songman. He makes complex albums where he plays all the instruments on the albums. I recommend to everyone to spend time with his albums on bandcamp, especially the great psychedelic 1960s basement prodigy gift known as "HORS SERVICE". You will not regret it.

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Bard Rock Studio Presents: Melanie Odelle and The Cheap Motel

Melanie Odelle and The Cheap Motel perform songs off of Hot Sauce in Kitsap County, at the Bard Rock Studio in Poulsbo, Washington. Hear classic Hot Sauce hits like "Leaving Thurston County Again", "Peterson's Topsoil", and "Hot Sauce in Kitsap County", live and with a full, fabulous band! We've got Dave German, Davee Bolt, and Peter Freeman backing up Melanie Odelle, at the heart of her transition between being Melanie Beth Curran and becoming Melanie Odelle, again.