Our celebration of the spring minus tides will end on June 4, with a concert by the Low Tide Drifters. This six-person band offers Underdog Folk for the Rest of Us, with a host of traditional instruments, sing-along choruses and carefully crafted lyrics that reflect the struggles and stories of everyday people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Influenced by Woody Guthrie, Utah Phillips, Harry Stamper, Hazel Dickens and other socially conscious songwriters of all musical genres, they bring a respect for the past and a concern for the future to their music.
Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. Step by step, with a loop pedal he performs live all the parts, playing the violin like a guitar, a cello or a percussion. In this imaginative landscape Luca sings, whistles, plays other little instruments and adds new virtuoso passages; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solo string band! Luca & il Violino features unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions.