Interviews

Interviews

Pie Chute Delivers Free Pie In Southeast Seattle

2021-09-05 Hardly Raining When Burning Man was cancelled due to COVID in 2020, partners Leeds and Julie brought the event’s tradition of gifting to the Seattle community instead. They built a 12-foot metal chute with a mouth-shaped opening, sought donations of fruit from neighbors’ trees, gathered like-minded volunteers, and baked hundreds of hand pies to …

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Erin Bentlage, Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, & Johnaye Kendrick perform as säje at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley on July 6, 2021.

An Interview with Vocal Supergroup säje

2021-07-06 Hardly Raining GRAMMY-nominated vocal ensemble säje (“rhymes with beige”) made their Seattle debut at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on July 6 & 7, 2021. It was their first live performance together since COVID-19. Vocalists Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage were joined by Ben Williams (bass), Kendrick Scott (drums), Dawn Clement (piano), …

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Reopening at Boxley’s Jazz Club: An Interview with Founder Danny Kolke

2021-07-02 Hardly Raining Boxley’s Jazz Club is located about 30 miles east of Seattle in North Bend, WA. The town of 7,000 is a portal to the Cascade foothills that hosts a number of downtown restaurants and shops. It was also made famous by the 1990 TV series, Twin Peaks. In 2009, Boxley’s began as …

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