Monday, September 27, 2010

The 'Burg

Sitting at the bar at the Seamonster the other day, as I do, a man came and sat next to me. He is of the opinion that Bucket of Honey needs a Badger Pocket song. Badger Pocket is where I'm from, a nick name for the South East slice of the pie that is the Kittitas Valley, about 3 miles east of Ellensburg. He also tells me about an emerging, or emerged, new young singer/songwriter from Ellensburg. It's a small town folks, I was surprized I didn't know who he was talking about. Well, I went home and did a bit of home work, she sounds pretty neat. I intend to give her another listen. She looks and sounds a bit like Patsy Cline. The name of her band is Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs. Check it.

-Annie J.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Porch Interviews: Luke Harper

Porch Interview #1 - Luke Harper

My friend Luke hit Sea-town this morning fresh from his home town of Minneapolis, MN. I've known Luke since High School, and have been making sweet music with him from day one. Luke is a good friend with perhaps a slight... crush on me, so he has been kind enough to mix and master my most exciting projects that I have produced over the last 10+ years. Lucky for me, his work can be heard in many a hippy van as he toured with and mixed a plethora of String Cheese shows, among other things. I must admit I am still impressed with one of his first projects back at Thunder Factory, the digital remastering of King Kong. It was some time ago, and perhaps I'm cloudy with the details, but seems a cool thing to be able to say, "I had a hand in King Kong..."

These days, Luke runs his own studio complete with intern and shiny mixer. check out what he's been up to on his website:

If you've heard our New EP, "Easy to Swallow" you've heard the magic that is, Luke Harper. Enjoy this video interview with Luke and me, it's the first in what I hope to be a fun series!

Peace y'all,

Nate b

Monday, September 6, 2010

Seamonster Mondays


Once a month Annie and I get a chance to try out some new material, hang out with some good friends, and listen to some great music. We are lucky enough to be in a line up of open mic hosts who rock the joint every Monday night, so finding a great Seattle player layin down some funky good music is not a rarity.

Every first Monday night you can find Annie and I hosting a line up of talented fun folks. We've had some chill nights with poets and acoustic players keeping the attention of the crowd rapt, act after act. Some nights of sheer Tom-foolery! Walk on in any ole Monday night and see live music, poetry, stand-up comedy, even the occasional naughty book reading, me-ow!

So, if you have yet to come see a Bucket of Open Mic, get yourself down here! Every first Monday of the month at the Seamonster Lounge. 9PM till 1AM or later...

See you there!

Nate b
Bucket of Honey

Seamonster Lounge
2202 North 45th Street,
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 992-1120 ()