Bartlett Christmas Special

The 5th Annual...

Bartlett Christmas Special

Super Sparkle, Mama Doll, Dario Ré, Jenny Anne Mannan, Mountains in the Sea

Fri · December 14, 2018

8:00 pm

$15.00

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.
Super Sparkle
Super Sparkle
Super Sparkle is a retro pop band from Spokane, Washington that formed in March of 2016. Members of Cathedral Pearls, Mama Doll, Scott Ryan, Windoe and Water Monster gathered to collaborate on a new type of collaborative project aimed towards crafting infectious pop music. With backup dancers, special guests and new surprises each show, Super Sparkle leaves every audience smiling and dancing along.
Mama Doll
Mama Doll
Dario Ré
Dario Ré
Dario Ré is an orchestral folk ensemble from Spokane, Washington. Their meticulous arrangements, impassioned poetics, and eclectic instrumentation create a unique blend of indie folk and French gypsy fusion.
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.
Mountains in the Sea
Mountains in the Sea
Mountains in the Sea is husband-and-wife indie electropop duo made up of Phil and Angela Lamb. The pair will sheepishly tell you they met online on Facebook through mutual friends in 2011, and after a long distance (like, 3,000-miles-long) whirlwind romance, they married and settled in Spokane, WA. But music was always a part of their story.

Phil was about to give up on the idea of pursuing a long distance relationship when Angela texted him a cover of her singing Ingrid Michaelson with ukulele, and her sultry, Norah-Jones-esque vocals hooked him. It wasn't long before they married, settled in Washington state, and began playing music locally.

Several musical projects and two babies later, the pair finally felt they found their sound as a duo when they began writing for Mountains in the Sea in early 2018. They also are members of five-piece indie rock band The South Hill.

Once described as sounding like "The Postal Service and Taylor Swift had a baby" or like CHVRCHES meets Imagine Dragons, Mountains in the Sea blends indie electronic influences with catchy pop hooks, building up their songs with layered harmonies and adding in strong lead guitar lines as the icing on the cake.

Some couples wouldn't like to work together, but Mountains in the Sea are inseparable, and their chemistry on and off stage is undeniable. The pair uses a loop pedal to build their songs live, each of them playing several instruments and layering harmonies. The duo released their debut single "Better Way" 9/21/18, with two more singles and an EP on the way.

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"The duo, who also are members of Spokane band The South Hill, keep some of that band’s indie rock sensibility in the texture and rhythms of Better Way but infuse it with subtly pulsating electronica and a real ear for an understated yet effective series of musical hooks.

The vocals merge into one with the gentle arrangement, with Angela Lamb’s clear yet emotionally reassuring tones – reminiscent of Harriet Wheeler or Lauren Mayberry – add to the sense that as long as the song plays on, and possibly beyond, things are going to be OK." - Mark Buckley, Analogue Trash
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/