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Ball of Wax 34 Songs: Sam Russell with the Harborrats – “The Lexington Waltz”

Beloved Ball of Wax veteran Sam Russell and his Harborrats contribute a real beauty of a country waltz to volume 34 with “The Lexington Waltz.” Everything is in its right place – from the warm, upfront vocals to the sad … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 34 Songs: GreenhornBluehorn – “Great River”

Like Emiko Blalock’s “Fairuza”, “Great River” is composed of just voice and acoustic guitar. “Great River” carries a hazy, Topanga Canyon-esque sense of longing across five minutes of strumming and singing that’s more meditative than sprawling.  Local Seattle band GreenhornBluehorn … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 34 Songs: Sun Tunnels – “Notice Me”

Our old friend Louis O’Callaghan and his Sun Tunnels cohort brings us a beauty of a waltz with “Notice Me.” I was lucky enough to experience the full-band Sun Tunnels experience at Folklife this year, and it made me very … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 34 Songs: Darryl Blood – “Fill in the Blanks”

Longtime Ball of Wax friend Darryl Blood (like Lys Guillorn, Darryl appeared on Volume 1) penned a tune in 3/4 – by his count, only the third in his long career – just for this waltzy volume. And it is … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 34: November 30th at Conor Byrne

Ball of Wax Volume 34 Release Show Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals, Levi Fuller & the Library, GreenhornBluehorn, Colin J Nelson, Virgin of the Birds, Whole Halves Saturday, November 30, 8:30pm Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW 21+ / … Continue reading

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Submit to Ball of Wax: Waltzes and Kids and Animals Oh My!

I hope you’ve been enjoying listening to Ball of Wax 33. I certainly enjoyed putting it together, and the release show was a blast. But wax never sleeps, and we must soldier on to future volumes. Here’s what we are … Continue reading

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