18607 Bothell Way NE / Bothell, WA, 98011
Friday, February 1, 2019
Anderson School - Thorndike Room
7 - 10 pm
All ages welcome
7 - 10 pm free All ages welcome
"Nashville by way of Columbus, Ohio rocker Blinn settles into a steady rock groove on her latest release. The hooks that have always anchored her songs are as strong as ever, bursting with an infectious spirit. She may be singing about tough times in songs like "Dreamer's Heart" and "A Little Rain", but she reflects on the moments with an uplifting outlook. All the better that she and the band let loose on the choruses, singing them loud and proud. You should, too." - Mayer Danzig, Twangville For the new album Better than Gold, it was her third time working with producer/engineer Mike Landolt (Maroon 5, Blues Traveler), but her first time recording in Nashville, TN. "About half of the record was done in Columbus [OH] and about half of it in Nashville."Blinn relocated from her hometown of Columbus, OH to the incredible music community of East Nashville, TN in the Fall of 2015. "This album features a lot of the new friends we've made in Nashville, but the most special part for me was having my Dad in the studio. He came up with the bass part for ‘Suzie' and drove down to Nashville to play it on the record." The first single, "Softer Side", co-written with Will Newsome, is an upbeat soul-rock number with a twist. The main guitar riff is a percussive, finger-picked groove with a phase shifter effect that calls to mind some ‘70s era Country music. "When I'm With Suzie (I Do What I Want)" came from a night out at a "secret" venue where a brown bag bottle of tequila was being passed around. "I was heading into the bathroom when I heard a guy say, ‘Hey! When I'm with Suzie, I do what I want!' I immediately went home and made up almost the whole song. Then I took what I had to my friend Caitie Thompson and we tweaked some words and came up with the third verse." Blinn and her band have logged 30,000+ miles in their van touring nationally. She has also shared stages with names like Blues Traveler, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Family Stone, JD McPherson, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Devon Allman, and Aaron Lee Tasjan, just to name a few.2014 saw Blinn release Lovers In The Dust on Curry House Records. The album features the handiwork of the aforementioned Mike Landolt. Along with her then backing band The Handsome Machine, the disc was rounded out with guest appearances by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Devon Allman, Andy Harrison (Howlin' Maggie) and Angela Perley (Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons). Her song "Sexy Mess" spent 8 straight days on the airwaves of Columbus, OH's CD102.5FM in their "Top 5 Most Requested Songs of the Day" playlist, including 3 days at #1. Another tune titled "Lovers in the Dust" was featured on the soundtrack for the full-length feature film Black Windows (Wanderlust Films/Devil Town Productions/Gravitas Ventures).
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