Courtney Marie Andrews steals show at the Abbey

Friday night I had the pleasure of attending Bare 4 at the Freemont Abbey. This is a completely a capella show featuring members of several Seattle bands and solo artists from the area. Each artist or band performs three songs and then on to the next one with no real down time in between.

The night started with a great performance from Kevin Long and continued with amazing sets from Naomi Wachira, The Cellar Door, Pepper Proud and others. Motopony front man Daniel Blue closed the night out with the crowd right in the palm of his hand as always and Lemolo’s Kendra Cox performed as a singer for the first time ever. She was noticeably nervous but it didn’t matter one bit because once she started singing she had the full support of the audience and sounded fantastic.

The one performer on the bill that I was not familiar with was Courtney Marie Andrews. This young lady, with the help of some friends, stole the show in my opinion. As soon as she started you could see jaws dropping around the room. Expect to hear more about Courtney in the future because it became very clear to me in a matter of seconds that she is a monster talent.

Check this video of her performing Neil Young’s “Helpless” and see exactly what I’m talking about.

More in Life

Lots to see in Upper Skagit, even if the eagles are elusive

A guided hike through a mossy old-growth forest more than makes up for a lack of raptor sightings.

Shopping cart showdown: Which stores have best food prices?

Jennifer Bardsley compares Fred Meyer, PCC, QFC, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, WinCo and Whole Foods offers.

Take a closer look: Winter gardens share gifts in subtle way

Go on a neighborhood walk this month to enjoy the seasonal beauty offered by a variety of gardens.

Lucasfilm
                                Daisy Ridley stars as Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend of all-time

The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically.

Samish Flats in Skagit County prime turf for winter birders

This spot is great for birdwatching because of the mostly flat land, marshy areas and open water.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT Christmas bird count: Volunteers are needed for the Everett-Marysville Christmas… Continue reading

Relationship do’s and don’ts: Lessons from 40 years of marriage

Paul Schoenfeld reflects on what he’s learned about relationships after four decades with his wife.

Making it through the holidays on 4 legs and 4 wheels

1. Driving safety Here are some travel tips from the Red Cross… Continue reading

The top 10 albums of 2017: From Jay-Z to St. Vincent

This year saw an upward trend in music industry revenue due to the popularity of streaming services.

Most Read