Individually, Beth Whitney and Bradford Loomis are brilliant musical talents in their own right. Both were gigging and putting out some beautiful music of their own individually. About a year-and-a-half ago, Whitney and Loomis formed their latest project, The Banner Days, and 2015 found the duo playing live for over 80 dates. So, 2016 could be a big year for the duo.
Loomis’ edgy and soulful vocal styling along with Whitney’s beautiful tones and feel create an incredible sound that is divinely inspired. So, it was only fitting that The Banner Days music should be sung in a church, and that is exactly what they did, performing unique arrangements of songs off of their record, Hand Me a Hymnal, at the beautiful and historic First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Whitney and Loomis were both backed by a tight and talented band, which made the songs bigger. Seeing the entire group perform while listening to their sonically splendid music was truly a spiritual experience. The evening’s performance was definitely close to the bone and heart.
Prior to the show, Greg Roth interviewed The Banner Days for an SMI Radio XTRA, and was also treated to an acapella performance of “Amazing Grace,” captured on video by Jason Tang.
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Do you know about the other music Festival in Carnation? BrodieNation Music Festival is hidden in a fairly magical little glen full of abandoned wood carvings and a wonderful alternative history of Seattle music.
In this universe weekend passes to see artists like the The Black Tones and dozens of local bands and regional favorites only costs fifty bucks.
Tickets & Info: Brodienation.com
Some people say it feels like those early Summer Meltdown Festival weekends back in the early 2000s. It's something different. But it's a party. There are only 400 tickets. Everyone has the chance to become friends and most everyone does. You aren't supposed to go "backstage" but nobody is really going to stop you if you are bringing the bass player you grew up with a pie. Especially if you baked it.
It's July 18 through 20. This is where Austin Jenckes and Ayron Jones were featured over a half a dozen times before they became big names.
...And it's the fest that might book your band, if you play a show in the Valley. It's a natural thing. You play your heart out. Founder Morgan Henley loves it and plays you on his community radio show, and books you every where he can, because ultimately, he's a FAN. ... See MoreSee Less