Carrie Akre (with Danny Newcomb) at Tractor Tavern

2022-06-11 Hardly Raining

Vocalist Carrie Akre and her band performed at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. Originally planned for August 2021, the show had been postponed due to a COVID exposure.

The crowd cheers for Carrie Akre.
The crowd cheers for Carrie Akre at the end of the show (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Akre has fronted Seattle musical groups (Hammerbox, Goodness, The Rockfords) since the early grunge era. Her band at this show included Tim DiJulio (guitar, vocals), Aaron Staley (guitar), Andy Stoller (bass), Sean Bates (keys), Chris Crumpler (drums), and Gretchen Lemon (vocals). Danny Newcomb (guitar, vocals) and Chris Friel (drums) made guest appearances.

Carrie Akre sings at the Tractor Tavern on June 11 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Carrie Akre sings (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Newcomb’s own band opened the evening, including DiJulio and Stoller. COVID-related absences led to substitutions for the group’s usual lineup, including guitarist Jeff Fielder in his first appearance on drums (!).

Danny Newcomb sings (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Danny Newcomb on vocals and 12-string guitar (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Tim DiJulio
Tim DiJulio on guitar and vocals (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn)
Jeff Fielder plays drums.
Jeff Fielder, on drums for the first time (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

“Grey” by Carrie Akre

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