The following description comes from the event organizer.
HANSDOME & GRETYL : www.handsomeandgretyl.com
"He came from Toronto; she, from Seattle. Both had music in their blood, instruments in their hands, and a mind to create. The mountains led him to the west; a star led her to the north. In Vancouver they met and schooled—studying music and life.
They found promise.They found love. In less than a year they put school on hold, got married, and lived. With music and purpose guiding them, school called again and to Nashville they went. He became an audio engineer; she became a songwriter; music stayed central and they continued to create. The couple formed Handsome and Gretyl and released their debut EP, Hold On Tight Love in 2011, followed by a Christmas EP, Wonder in 2012 and their first full-length, Miles and Miles in 2013. Throughout 2015 they worked on a new project called TWELVE, where each song was written, recorded, and released each month. Fans were able to follow along via Pledge Music until the official release on December 12, 2015.
Handsome and Gretyl have created an earthy folk feel crossed with an imaginative jaunt of pop, a sweet and tangy piece of wild berry pie. This duo draws from real life, delivering optimistic though realistic lyrics, seasoned with the chill of snow, the sea breeze, and the hope of tomorrow’s sunrise." -Artist Bio
ANNA PALFREEMAN : www.annapalfreeman.com
"Born and raised in Seattle, Anna has grown up in the church. She's seen the beauty that comes from belief in Jesus, but also the pain that can come at the hands of the church. Her songs are for those who have faith and those who have lost faith, those inside the church, outside the church and everyone in between. Anna strives to write songs that are raw and honest—hoping that telling the truth can encourage others to do the same.
She is inspired by the concept of lament in the Bible. She doesn't shy away from writing her doubts, struggles, and questions about God into her songs. If He already knows the cry of her heart, why not be honest about it? Anna's first EP Haze came out in the summer of 2021. Since then, she's started collaborating with other artists such as Verses, Free As a Bird, and Rachael Teixeira. Her first full length album, “Certain” is set to come in March 2023. It is the culmination of her heart—sonically and lyrically. There is a piece of her in every bit of every song. Her lyrics are raw and honest The songs are meant to invite the listener to process their own story and hopefully find sweetness and healing in Jesus along the way." -Artist Bio
SHAY CARLUCCI: www.maltbyband.com
"Shay Carlucci, a Seattle-based musician with a decade plus of experience, has contributed to diverse projects like Ghost Ship, Pretty Broken Things, and Maltby. Currently, he leads Mountlake Music, a collaborative group that showcases the collective talents of multiple songwriters and musicians in the Pacific Northwest." -Artist Bio