Artist Ticket Picks: Americana Music, Children’s Films, Pancakes and more!

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So, without further ado, here are this week’s Artist Ticket picks:

Friday, January 24 I CHATHAM COUNTY LINE and guestsSeattle, Washington

Chatham County Line is a four-man American roots band that emerged from the bluegrass scene in Raleigh, North Carolina at the turn of the millennium. In their matching suits and ties, gathered around a single microphone, they look like a traditional bluegrass band, but in the words of the Washington Post, “the minor chords, patient tempo, and bittersweet irony owe more to Neil Young than to Bill Monroe. This blend of bluegrass arrangements and folk-rock songwriting has led to five terrific, if under appreciated, studio albums from the North Carolina quartet since 2003.” Their newest album, Sight and Sound, is a live album that captures their rich blend of  bluegrass, country, and folk.

The band features Dave Wilson on guitar and harmonica, John Teer on mandolin and fiddle, Chandler Holt on guitar and banjo, and Greg Readling on piano, pedal steel, and standup bass.  All four sing, with Dave most often taking lead.  Their vibrant harmonies, poignant arrangements, incisive lyrics, and catchy tunes deliver a contemporary take on timeless traditions.

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 Saturday, January 25, Friday, January 31 and Sunday, February 2 I Ready, Set, Adventure!Seattle, Washington

Hang on for the ride in this action-packed program of live action and animated films.

Warning! Subject matter includes aliens, robots, sharks, boy choirs run amok, monsters under the bed, scary school tests, music galore and a few mega sugar rushes! For ages 8+. Films in Dutch and Russian are subtitled in English. One film has brief, mild swearing.

Films include: Super Bot (Gervasio Rodríguez Traverso & Pablo Alberto Díaz, Argentina); Koyaa The Extraordinary (Kolja Saksida, Slovenia); HB (Nathan Fast, Canada); The Green Teeth (Svetlana Andrianova, Russia); A Girl Named Elastika (Guillaume Blanchet, Canada); Choir Tour (Edmunds Jansons, Latvia); An Intergalactic Encounter (Zoe Gauthier, Lou Lemaigre, Paco Pyronneau, France); Snapshot (Arthur van Merwijk, The Netherlands); Summer Bummer (Bill Plympton, USA); Under the Bed (Hadley Hillel, USA) and Sweet Love (Albert Jan van Rees, The Netherlands).

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Friday, January 31 I Big Sur, Brite Lines and Ruler at Columbia City TheaterSeattle, Washington

Big Sur plays sad, awkard and, at times, orchestral indie country folk for people in Seattle, Bellingham and beyond. Imagine Bill Withers with steel guitar and harmonies.

Brite Lines is an eclectic electro-Americana band from Seattle.

Ruler plays pop songs with lots of drums and percussion.

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indexSaturday, February 1 Pancake Breakfast and Short Film SmorgasbordSeattle, Washington

Part of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, Northwest Film Forum’s all-you-can-eat breakfast of fluffy homemade pancakes and sizzling bacon is fun for the whole family! Of course they’ll have gallons of hot coffee on hand for the grown-ups. After breakfast, come to a special screening of Talk to the Animals, a magical 65 minute program of new animated short films from 10 countries, about critters that soar, creep and race through life. Choose from screenings at 10:30 am or 11am.

The breakfast is held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption’s beautiful social hall, 1804 13th Avenue. Parking in the church lot is include in the ticket price.

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Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 I Major ArcanaSeattle, Washington307911-250

Join Gossamer Wings Productions on February 1st and 2nd to celebrate burlesque inspired by the tarot. See performers take on individual cards and use movement, costume, and props to communicate the cards symbolism.

Cast: Jenny Penny, Karmen Sutra, Sabina Soubrette, Jeus La Pinga, La Petite Mort (Saturday night), Magnolia Monroe (Friday night), Queenie O’Hart, Violet DeVille and Alexa Perplexa.

Hosted by Mr. Bawdy