565 Broadway / Tacoma, WA, 98402
Friday, April 26, 2019
Grand Opening Celebration
Elks Temple - Spanish Ballroom
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show
All ages welcome
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. showFreeAll ages welcome
Giants in the Trees are a Rock Band hailing from Wahkiakum County, Washington. The quartet is inspired by the environment and culture of the Lower Columbia River. Musicians Jillian Raye, Erik Friend, Krist Novoselic and Ray Prestegard have created a sound that could best be described as Pop / Rock. The band is not offended by terms like schmaltz. On the other hand, there are heavy groove numbers, screaming slide guitar and accordion. There is even an anthem-so raise your arms with the phone flashlights.
How did this blend of influences come to be? The band first met for a casual jam in the Skamokawa Grange Hall last spring. The players wasted no time at all composing their first two songs on that first day. They were hooked to the music and a band was born. Eventually, as more material was produced, the group started playing shows such as the Wahkiakum County Fair and a special benefit raising over $2,400 for needed repairs to the Grange Hall.
Akre is a musician best known for her work with Seattle underground
bands Hammerbox, Goodness, The Rockfords w/Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and her
own solo work.
With a vocal delivery that is
at once aggressive, haunting and melodic, Akre's style of female rock-vox is
comparable, yet superior, to the likes of 80s power-vixens Pat Benetar or Lita
Ford, and she is one of the few women to carry that strong vocal flavor into
the 1990s with the advent of grunge and the rise in popularity of alternative
rock. Akre's solo is a more stripped back and soulful approach broadening
her style as a musician.
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