Music, Music, Music!

It’s the time of year when savvy hipsters start planning to attend summer concerts. From Arlington to Everett, Woodinville to Seattle, outdoor music will soon abound, with ticket prices ranging from free to less than the cost of a college education.

If I could choose only one of the many fine offerings coming to our fair region, I would be hard pressed to decide between the sultry voices and hypnotic stylings of Madeleine Peyroux and Diana Krall. Then again, I do have a morbid curiosity to witness a not-so-youthful Blondie singing songs of teenage romance and lust. Or even better yet, it’s been 30 years since I’ve seen Devo perform and it might be fun to see if any of the members are still climbing speaker stacks and jumping off of them whilst soloing.

Decisions, decisions.

To fully prepare yourself for a concert (and the quiz that’s sure to follow), check out some CDs from Everett Public Library.  Many of these visiting artists can be found in our hallowed halls, or at least on our hallowed CD racks.

Here are a few of the performers coming to our neck of the world this summer:

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers


Ray Wylie Hubbard


Rosanne Cash     Steve Earle and the Dukes     Asleep at the Wheel     Lee Brice
Alison Krauss     Emmylou Harris     Lyle Lovett


Leo Kottke     Buffy Sainte Marie


Madeleine Peyroux     Dr. John     Diana Krall

The Brian Waite Band


Tingstad & Rumbel

Pink Martini     k.d. lang     Jake Shimabukuro     Shawn Colvin


Ziggy Marley

Mavis Staples     Earth, Wind & Fire

Melissa Etheridge     Los Lobos     Grace Potter     Los Lonely Boys   
Alejandro Escovedo
Chicago     Crosby, Stills & Nash     Bonnie Raitt     Blondie
Devo     Chris Isaak      Steve Miller Band     The Beach Boys
Ringo Starr     Boz Scaggs     Michael McDonald     Donald Fagen


Ladysmith Black Mambazo     The Johnny Clegg Band     Mickey Hart