The Local Music Scene for April – Location, location, location

As the saying goes, location is everything. And for music Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood are stepping it up with more and more locations to enjoy live music. For the month of April, we will be highlighting many of the great places to enjoy live music in the area. In addition, I have a wonderful…

The Local Music Scene for February — Songwriters take center stage

Il Viale is hosting the songwriter event of the month this Thursday, Feb. 15. The Songwriter Night, held the third Thursday of each month as part of Art Walk Edmonds, hosts a curated selection of songwriters performing a small selection of music in an intimate setting. Il Viale sets the stage perfectly with low lighting,…

The Local Music Scene for November: New album release by local musician

Local musician Jordan Campbell has released a new album. The album is available now on bandcamp (always a great way to support artists as the artists actually get paid) and I highly recommend you give it a listen. If you prefer to hear it live there will be a release show happening at the Filson…

The Local Music Scene for August: Get ready for Battle

And this battle is personal! Well, for me at least, as yours truly will be standing up there in the 4th annual ShoreLake Arts Battle of the Bands, featuring a variety of emerging bands in Washington state. The ShoreLake Arts Annual Battle of the Bands starts Thursday, Aug. 3 and culminates in the championships on…

The Local Music Scene for May

Celebrating a Lifetime Achievement Award Edmonds resident Billy Stapleton has many awards through his musical career (including Best Slide Guitar Player) but this most recent one was a big one, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Blues Society. This award-winning guitarist is still going strong, playing in three bands and continuing to push the…

The Local Music Scene: A legend living among us, plus recommended events for March

There are legends among us in our area. I look forward to featuring some of them in this monthly article and telling parts of their stories. And I look forward to meeting the future musical legends that are currently practicing their instruments, booking their first gigs, writing their first songs or perhaps haven’t even started…

Introducing a new column, amplifying ‘The Local Music Scene’

Welcome to the newest monthly column for My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today. “The Local Music Scene” will highlight local music and our fantastic local musicians. Support your local artists and venues! Here are my top picks for February’s can’t-miss music events. Please email if you want to add upcoming shows featuring local artists or…