Northwest of Nashville

Northwest of Nashville

Jenny Anne Mannan, Laddie Ray Melvin, Bitter Oak, Justin Landis, Liz Rognes

Tue · January 23, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$7.00 - $10.00

Northwest of Nashville
Northwest of Nashville
A monthly Americana showcase and variety show features local Spokane musicians from a vast array of American genres celebrate the music culture of country, soul, old-time, folk, bluegrass and so much more. All hosted by multi-instrumentalist and critically acclaimed songwriter Jenny Anne Mannan.
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.
Laddie Ray Melvin
Laddie Ray Melvin
Laddie Ray Melvin is a singer and songwriter who has played in the Pacific Northwest for many years. His work is carefully crafted, and is influenced by country, blues, gospel, and folk. His recorded music can be heard on YouTube and purchased on various iTunes like services on the internet. His most recent CD is The Wheel, and is available at cdbaby.com.
Bitter Oak
Bitter Oak
Bitter Oak is a trio of bluegrass- and Americana-playing cousins from the PNW. Their traditional roots took hold in the onion field campground of Weiser, Idaho, where they have strummed together for many years. Recently, Bitter Oak has branched out into jazzy covers and original tunes, playing venues like the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch and the Blue Waters Festival.
Justin Landis
Justin Landis
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, bass player in the Marshall Mclean Band, one half of Cedar & Boyer and member of Little Wolf.
Liz Rognes
Liz Rognes
Liz Rognes is a musician, writer, and teacher who lives in Spokane, Washington.

Liz is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has a B.A. in music from St. Catherine University, and her songwriting influences range from indie-folk to Americana to jazz.

Her writing has been featured in various journals and magazines. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from Eastern Washington University.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/