Author Archives: Colin J. Nelson

Drunken Prayer, Casey Ruff, Friday at Conor Byrne

There is a long-awaited show to take place tomorrow evening at the Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard. Ball of Wax alumnus (featured on Volume 10, according to my research) and all-around local luminary Casey Ruff will play with cohorts The … Continue reading

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Tele Novella

Once there was a band I liked very much called Agent Ribbons, from Austin by way of Sacramento. After years of relentless touring and several records they are recently no more (I believe the drummer may have been tired of … Continue reading

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Supercrow – Captain EP

Supercrow – Captain EP (2013, self-released) Allow me to introduce to you Supercrow, a band fresh out of Portland, Oregon. I am about to dive into their new recording with you, but first, for you tl;dr types I should mention … Continue reading

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The Singer Songwriter Showcase

How do you cleanse your musical palate, feed it something fresh and stimulating, free of cheep gimmick, empty flash, genre tunnel-vision? Ball of Wax, of course! Yes, good answer. Allow me to introduce another favorite of mine, The Singer Songwriter … Continue reading

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Album Review: Can The Boy Tell Time – Tunia

Can the Boy Tell Time – Tunia (2011, self-released) Tunia is the kindly face-melting new album from Seattle band Can The Boy Tell Time. This music is by no means easy to describe, but I am eager to try. But … Continue reading

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Welcome to Town: Isaac Pierce

I first met Isaac Pierce trading mini-sets at Citizen Coffee in Lower Queen Anne. Mattie P (a totally unique soul who just left town last month) had invited me to join one of his periodic afternoon gatherings of songwriters playing … Continue reading

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Welcome to Town: Deep Sea Diver

Hello readers and fellow lovers of music, my name is Colin. Levi has generously invited me to join in this here conversation. I am a songwriter living and playing in Seattle. The wish of this Blog of Wax to find … Continue reading

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