Abby Williamson is a photographer, writer, and video blogger with a passion for live music – especially the local scene. She recently moved to Seattle after commuting from Gig Harbor for shows an average of once a week for five years, so she’s happy to not have to drive as much and photograph even more concerts!
When she’s not elbowing her way up to the front row at a show or sorting through thousands of photos of those shows, Abby also does freelance wedding photography, all the while cultivating a decent-sized following on YouTube.
Abby has contributed to several music blogs over the last five years (and she’s really excited to join the SMI team!), and has been published in at least one album booklet for the band, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. She would like people to know that while music photography and writing is a huge passion in her life – she is a fan first, photographer second.
So we stumbled upon this gem at Fisherman's Fest. We caught Steel Beans incredible LIVE show leading his orchestra. I found myself searching for who this inigma was, and the next thing I discover is this video promoting his set at Fisherman's.
Then I dived even deeper into the abyss of available video and discover this Libertine playing guitar and drums at the same time and killing it. In a finely tuned and curated program of Indie Gold stood this silver fox. A man of a certain age. So I thought. It turns out he's still in his 20s.
I don't know what sort of affair Frank Zappa once had in this city of Lynnwood but someone needs to give this kid a DNA test and a record deal. Shame on me for not knowing his name until today.
It's Steel Beans right? Who is Steel Beans? Is that like his name? Or his Band? Or his cat?
Feel free to comment with info on this mysterious stranger. I thought he was like 50.
Day two of Fisherman’s Village Music Festival saw a move from the core of downtown to the area surrounding the Scuttlebutt Brewery and Taproom, sandwiched between I-5 and the railroad tracks. And it...