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Your Ball of Wax Guide to NW Folklife Festival

Yes, it’s that time again. Time to strap on your party hat (or your practical, sun-repelling hat) and bus down to Seattle Center for four free (donations strongly encouraged) days of excellent music and other cultural phenomena. Yes, I’m talking … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax Showcase at Northwest Folklife 2012

Our friends at Northwest Folklife have announced the schedule for this year’s festival (Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28) and, as usual, it’s a doozy. There’s a mind-boggling number of wonderful artists representing a mind-boggling array of sounds and styles, and … Continue reading

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Blues Revival through Seattle: GravelRoad Carrying on Harry Smith’s legacy

On April 6, 2012, two different strands of the newest blues movements will be on display in Seattle. Seattle’s own GravelRoad, promoting their excellent progressive/ acid blues album Psychedelta, will be at the Funhouse, and Portland’s Tango Alpha Tango, whom … Continue reading

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Drew Christie: Some Crazy Magic: Meeting Harry Smith

Last Friday’s Ball of Wax 26/Tribute to Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music show was a blast. Huge thanks to all the great artists who played, to Greg Vandy (American Standard Time) and Devon Leger (Hearth Music), to the … Continue reading

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