Bartlett Christmas Special

The 4th Annual...

Bartlett Christmas Special

Chris Molitor, Runaway Octopus, Newman, Scott Ryan, Jenny Anne Mannan, Windoe, Ripe Mangos, Super Sparkle, Marshall McLean, JT Landy, Miles Martin

Fri · December 15, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Bartlett Christmas Special
Bartlett Christmas Special
The Bartlett Christmas Special is a yearly tradition celebrating music, family and fun around the holidays. Each year we gather local musicians to write and record new holiday/winter inspired tunes, we record them for a compilation and come together to play all the songs live.
Chris Molitor
Chris Molitor
Honest lyrics and upbeat folk style stems from the simplicity of a Midwestern upbringing and a love for the adventurous open road. Chris Molitor is a story teller - using melody and rhyme to bring the listener into beautiful moments where hopes and fears collide.
Runaway Octopus
Runaway Octopus
Spokane based garage-rock, surf-rock band.
Newman
Newman
Newman is a goth dream pop duo from Spokane, WA
Scott Ryan
Scott Ryan
It would be impossible to draw a straight line through Scott Ryan's repertoire and hit every genre and sound he's managed to flirt with over the years; he's a bit of a restless, sonic explorer. And yet, every wild, eclectic idea has always been unified by a literate, witty lyrical style and of course, that powerful voice.

Born and bred in the northwest, Scott spent his early years in eastern Washington and Salem, Oregon. Raised in a musical family, Scott Ryan learned to sing performing with his father (something of a musical celebrity in the northwest) and made music with his siblings from an early age. After teaching himself to play guitar and knocking around the Salem music scene for a few years, he moved to southern California to study music. It was there that he began to build a unique catalogue of songs and a reputation for dynamic live performances. His sound is layered and eclectic, often alternating between unabashedly wild left turns and quiet, unexpected beauty. His lyrics seek to find common ground between idealism and the life we are given, while attempting to bring solace and humor in the midst of questioning.

After 10 years of releasing records, touring the west coast, sharing the stage with acts like Josh Ritter and Wild Belle, collaborating with artists like Robert Delong and licensing his music for film and television, Scott and his family migrated back to the Pacific Northwest where he began new projects, playing guitar for Water Monster, and beginning work on his newest release, 'Object Permanence.' Inspired by the turbulence of transition, as well as financial concern, Object Permanence pays tribute to some of Scott's most influential pop and rock records of the past, sonically nodding to artists like Bowie on 'Spent (Prosperity Gospel),' the Beatles on 'Louise Louise,' and even some Harry Nilsson and ELO on epic closer, 'Invisible Inkling.' These songs are psychedelic, rabbit-hole pop music at its best, and showcase Scott's continuing artistic evolution. From folk to indie rock to avant garde power pop, with Scott Ryan, its next to impossible to guess what he will do next. Rest assured however, that whatever it is, it will be well worth a listen.
Jenny Anne Mannan
Jenny Anne Mannan
Northwest native Jenny Anne Mannan began her musical education at a tender age, touring with her family’s bluegrass band, The Bullas, and garnering awards at fiddle contests along the way. In 1998 she moved to Nashville with her brother Luke Bulla, where the pair co-founded a band and became fixtures in the Nashville bluegrass scene. Jenny Anne toured with country songwriter Paul Overstreet, and was often a guest of artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Chris Jones, and Jim Lauderdale. Since her return to Spokane, WA, where she currently lives with her husband, author Caleb Mannan and their 4 children, she has released a solo record, Saints and Sinners, in addition to lending fiddle and vocals to Irish band An Dochas. She has been a recurring guest of Sean and Sara Watkins on their critically acclaimed show Watkins Family Hour and has played with John Cowan at the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Her songs have been recorded by John Cowan ("Little Match Girl", Comfort & Joy) and Sara Watkins ("Lock & Key", Sun Midnight Sun). Jenny Anne’s music pays homage to her bluegrass roots as she chronicles the westward journey of a generation, a family, and a sound, in a style all her own. She is an American Songstress.
Windoe
Windoe
Windoe is the solo project of longtime northwest musician-songwriter Karli Fairbanks now Ingersoll. Based out of Spokane, Washington, Windoe performs as a four-piece band combining grunge-rock elements, minimalist arrangements and introspective songs that hold tightly to melancholic melodies and ethereal harmonies. Anchored by ten plus years of songwriting experience and a trail through many genres, Windoe is Ingersoll's new path into a sound all her own that compiles a lush palette of melodic colors over the foundation of simply good songs.
Ripe Mangos
Ripe Mangos
Super Sparkle
Super Sparkle
Members of Water Monster, Cathedral Pearls, Scott Ryan, Mama Doll and more. Groovy and fun indie pop with a slightly retro vibe.
Marshall McLean
Marshall McLean
The Marshall McLean Band was born out of the Northwest, and it carries with it the unique sound that is becoming distinct to the Inland Northwest. The band, based out of Spokane, WA, has brought forth a fresh idea; that one can merge elements of thoughtful songwriting in folk, the driving force of rock, and the melodic accessibility of Americana and carve out a new genre - a kind of NW Americana Rock.

One of Spokane's favorite songwriters, McLean manages to write songs without pretension. He sets reflective moods and backs them up with a distinctive picking style that travels seamlessly from powered lead lines to dynamic rhythm. It is in the final output, however, where the Marshall McLean Band carves its most solid niche. The method in which acoustical elements are managed through filters and amps gives forth a clear but overdriven sound that blurs the line between genres. The band is unafraid, blending these styles, taking the best of both worlds and discarding the rest.

The band's first release, "Glossolalia" - which means "speaking in tongues" - showcases the mature and well-received effort by Marshall McLean Band.

The band is currently in the studio working on their second full-length record, Sodak. The first single, Badlands, is available for download here and all your favorite digital outlets.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/