$12 – $18
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Ollella @BALLARD HOMESTEAD

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Ollella @BALLARD HOMESTEAD

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$12 – $18

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Ballard Homestead

6541 Jones Avenue Northwest

Seattle, WA 98117

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Abbey Arts presents: Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards + Ollella live at Ballard Homestead

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards: thisislauracortese.com

Expanding on the boundaries of what an indie-folk band can be, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards take their extensive string music background, add their knowledge of folk and roots music, and incorporate an edgy pop sensibility to create their latest album, BITTER BETTER. A stunning lesson in all the ways string instruments can be played – bowed, plucked, percussively – the album showcases Cortese and multi-instrumentalist producer Sam Kassirer (Lula Wiles, Lake Street Dive) striving to capture the most adventurous approach to each moment. The result is an album that incorporates dance-worthy foundational grooves, synth, and loops to push the boundaries of the genre. BITTER BETTER was released on JULY 17, 2020 on Compass Records and the band has been invited to support The Mountain Goats on summer US tour dates.

Ollella: ollellamusic.com

Ollella’s career as a musician started early, when she sang before she could talk. Trained as a classical cellist since the age of nine, the Seattle indie-folk musician blends her technical background with authoritative vocals, live-looping, and improvisation. Pulling on influences like Florence + the Machine, Cat Power, and Zoë Keating, she blends the acoustic with the contemporary, folk with pop, and tenacity with softness. Her playing has been featured in films screened at Film Festivals such as Sundance and Aspen Film Fest; on recordings with others, including Grammy-winning artist Peter Kater; and has shared stages with popular Americana acts such as the Shook Twins and Rising Appalachia.

@ Ballard Homestead

7p doors, 7:30p show

All ages, mostly seated

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See Updated Public Health Safety Info at the bottom of this page under Abbey Arts Presents. All Abbey Arts venues adhere to WA State & King County health guidelines. Thanks for helping keep our community safe!

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EVENT & VENUE INFO:

  • Please refrain from talking or texting during the show.
  • Please enter quietly if the show has already begun.
  • Please leave quietly, it's a very quiet neighborhood.
  • For ADA information at Ballard Homestead, please see www.ballardhomestead.org/rent or email arts(at)fremontabbey.org
  • Quiet Picnics Welcome. Light snacks & non-alcoholic beverages may be available for purchase at the venues, but no other food or bar service at these shows.
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ABOUT ABBEY ARTS, SEATTLE:

NONPROFIT 501C3, NON-RELIGIOUS, EST. 2005

Presenting welcoming music, arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.

Home Venue: Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 / 206-414-8325 Ballard Homestead: 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle | + UHeights Auditorium, St Mark's Cathedral, & more

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