Timber! a festival with a lot of heart and soul (Podcasts)

DSC09724 copy

Charles Bradley @ Bumbershoot 2013

Festival season is in full gear. The massive, revenue generating Sasquatch is now in our collective rear-view mirrors. Capitol Hill Block Party kicks off this weekend and of course Bumbershoot will soon be upon us, but a special festival that is near and dear to us here at SMI starts kicking in today.

Timber! is simply not just a music event. It is a life event with music, some magnificent natural beauty as a back-drop – along with enough extracurricular activities to satisfy the inner child in all of us. The good folks at Artist Home are all about bringing something unique to the summer festival roster and Timber! is truly a festival like no other.

The 1st annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival was deemed a resounding success. Timber! 2014 promises to be even more special. Timber! offers a robust and eclectic lineup, along with a menu of live and organic interactive activities for adults and children of all ages. Some of extra circular actives included in the festival package are hiking trails, stargazing, mountain biking, outdoor movies, road biking adventures, other sporting events and a lot more (For more details, go here).


Damien Jurado

Timber! is a festival that provides authentic artistry with a whole lot of heart and soul. The soul will be provided by the indomitable Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaire’s. Mr. Bradley is no stranger to Northwest stages. His past show-stopping performances at Sasquatch and Bumbershoot have endeared him to multi-generational audiences throughout the region. His brand of authentic funk, soul and R&B will raise your temperature and the hair on your arms, as well as get you out of your seat and shake what your mamma gave ya.

DSC03751 copy

Eldridge Gravy

Opening for Charles Bradley will be Eldridge Gravy and (The Motherfunkin’) Court Supreme, a perfect compliment to the electric, Bradley.

J. Mascis, Damien Jurado, Rocky Votolato, the incomparable Seattle Rock Orchestra, Horse Feathers, Cumulus, Grynch, Smokey Brights, The Physics, The Comettes, Benjamin Verdoes, The Shivas, Lonesome Shack, Denver, Tea Cozies, 1939 Ensemble, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Fauna Shade, Mikey and Matty, Rockwell Powers, Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount, Postmadonna, Calico and the Shumba Marimba Ensemble round out the brilliant lineup taking place on the MainStage and Campfire stage.

Of course Timber! would not be complete without something special for the kids. Eli Rosenblatt and Mikey Mike will provide special Children’s concerts. For the performance times and locations go here.

Iconic Seattle DJ and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Marco Collins will MC the music portion of the event.

Three days of music and fun in the sun activities for all ages, along with some glorious music from some world-class artists is a winning combination for a weekend that will live in your heart and soul for years to come.

The festival starts today, July 24 and ends on Saturday, July 26, which means you can make it back to the urban jungle to attend day 3 of Capitol Hill Block party but we promise that after spending 3 days in a little slice of heaven called Carnation, Washington, it may be a bit of a let down.


Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount

Over the course of the last of the last several weeks I had the opportunity to participate in an exclusive series of sessions featuring Timber! Artists. SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home presented a unique  series entitled “Timber! Shows!”  The series featured exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios.

For a little taste of some of the music that you will experience this weekend, check out some of the Timber! Shows! Podcasts below.

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.