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Hobbit & Hare at Seattle Jazz Vespers on 12/04/16

Hobbit & Hare are excited to announce we are playing the legendary Seattle Jazz Vespers show at the First Baptist Church on Harvard Ave! This is a once per month secular concert series that has been running for the last 15 years. For this show they’ve decided to feature Seattle buskers so there will be three acts and some tunes from other genres. (Hobbit & Hare will be staying more or less true to our jazzy roots though.)

Also featured are Dan and James. Dan Schindler is a friend and fellow ukulele ace whom I first met via SUPA (the Seattle Ukulele Players Association). James “The Emergency Folk Singer” Nason is an old pal and bandmate from my days in the Emerald City Jug Band. They play some old jazz, some hokum, and novelty tunes from several eras. In addition, their beards are magnificent!

Last, but certainly not least, is Pretty Shady String Band. Annie Ford and Greg Paul play old time, Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, and country blues with vocal harmonies. I’ve been busking at Pike Place Market for 33 years and have seen and heard a lot of buskers. Annie and Greg easily rise to the upper reaches on the “best of” list. You won’t want to miss this performance!

Seattle Jazz Vespers is free and open to the public, no tickets or reservations are needed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free parking, family friendly, refreshments after the conclusion of the concert. Come early for best seating.

The artists will each perform one short set and during their break a free-will offering will be taken to support the musicians, followed by a short non-sectarian inspirational message. The performers’ second sets will conclude the two-hour vespers concert.