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2017 Summer Concert Series
Date: June 17 through September 2

We have a great lineup planned this year.  It begins in June with Claude Bourbon on tour from the UK and winds up with the Jessica Lynne duo from Seattle on September 2 plus four very talented performers from the region scheduled in July and August.

We are seeking SPONSORSHIPS to allow for more intense publicity and are offering several levels, one for every budget!

Promote your business and support the performing arts in the region.  Details are below.

Email info@artisanbarn.org to receive a sponsorship form.

This year’s concert series is dedicated to Leslee and Dale Miller. Leslee has managed the Barn since 2006 and is retiring this year and Dale has worked with the Uniontown Community Development Association since 2001 and was instrumental in developing the Dahmen Barn property as a creativity center. Both are avid music fans.
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Gold Sponsor Level $600 (Deadline is May 1)
Logo on website calendar listing for each of the six concerts. The logo links to the sponsor’s website.· Logo included on the concert series poster.  Sponsor receives posters if they wish; others hang throughout the quad cities area for the duration of the series.· Logo appears on display ads that promote the entire series. ·Logo appears on each weekly newsletter sent to 1300 recipients during the series.  Logo is shown on the poster at the door for each performance.  Plus six tickets.

Silver Sponsor Level $300 (Deadline is May 1)
Logo on website calendar listing for each of the six concerts.  The logo links to the sponsor’s website. ·Logo included on the concert series poster. Logo appears on each weekly newsletter sent to 1300 recipients during the series. Sponsor receives posters if they wish; others hang throughout the quad cities area for the duration of the series. ·Logo shown on the poster at the door for each performance.   Plus four tickets.

Bronze Sponsor Level $150 (Deadline is June 5)
Business name on website calendar listing for each of the six concerts. ·Business name appears on each weekly newsletter sent to 1300 recipients during the series. Business name listed on the poster at the door for each performance.   Plus two tickets.

Supporter  (Deadline is June 5)
Business name appears on each weekly newsletter sent to 1300 recipients during the series and is also listed on the poster at the door for each performance.
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WE THANK THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT

BRONZE
Mike's Heating & AC, Clarkston WA
Uniontown Rolling Hills subdivision


Click on the logos of the GOLD and SILVER SPONSORS below to go to their websites.

Thanks to our Gold and Silver Sponsors:
SUMMER CONCERT #6 of 6: Jessica Lynne duo from Seattle
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, September 2, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

This year’s concert series is dedicated to Leslee and Dale Miller.  Leslee has managed the Barn since 2006 and is retiring this year and Dale has worked with the Uniontown Community Development Association since 2001 and was instrumental in developing the Dahmen Barn property as a creativity center.  Both are avid music fans.

Ticket sales at the door only beginning at 6:15; with beer and wine for sale to ages 21+.   Music starts at 7:00.

Sometimes authentic country music artists do not grow up in what we would consider hotbeds of country music. Sometimes they grow up in Haslev, Denmark, the native town of current Seattle resident, Jessica Lynne, a sensational and rising country star and one of London Tone Music’s most successful artists. She explains how it all started: "When I was 12, I was home with the flu and our TV provider had a "chance channel” available for a limited time. Well, this time it was CMT and being at home with nothing to do and feeling really horrible, I just kind of left it on that channel and little by little just fell in love with the genre.” Faith Hill’s, Wild One, a song that was #1 at the time, inspired her immediately. "I felt like she was singing about me,” she remembers. "It touched my heart in a way that I had never felt before.”  

Making the move from Haslev to Seattle a few years ago was actually not as strange a transition as it seems. Her Dad and his family live in Seattle and Jessica felt that being surrounded by a supportive network of family would be the kind of positive energy she needed to adjust to the big change.  

Once settled, Jessica wasted no time adjusting to both the physical landscape, which had many elements similar to Denmark, but to the musical landscape, as well. Her great songwriting and singing talent combined with her drive, focus, warmth and friendliness, made her not only an instant favorite with the country music promoters and clubs in the greater Seattle area, but also with other musicians in town. Jessica loves to write and play music so much that she is known to play almost every night of the week somewhere, sometimes as the headliner, other times as support for her many musical friends.  

In 2011, buoyed by her belief in her original material and a successful Kickstarter campaign, Jessica released, Spiritual Cowgirl, a four-song collection her growing fan base loved. She followed that up in 2013 with a single, Mississippi in July and an award-winning video of the song recorded at Seattle’s Columbia City Theater with her band, The Cousins. 2013 also began an amazing journey for Jessica with a local audition for the Texaco Country Showdown, the largest country music talent search in the United States. After winning a series of additional state match-ups, Jessica landed the top spot as the Washington State Winner.  

In February of 2014, she was chosen to fly to Nashville to audition for The Voice. Being in Nashville for the first time was something Jessica took full advantage of, soaking it all in, hearing music and feeling, as you can imagine, very much at home.

On February 24, 2014, Jessica released her first single for London Tone Music, Calling Me Home, as part of their 52�—52 label launch. Produced by Geoff Ott at London Bridge Studio, it’s a song inspired by how comfortable she feels in the Pacific Northwest. Between the familiar landscape and the fact that her music has been so well received by so many, Jessica wrote a beautiful country love song to her new home.  

Following up on the heels of that success is her second single, My My My, an inspiring, empowering track about following your dreams. Jessica explains the inspiration for the song, "When I saw my friend in Denmark (who also happens to be a country music fan) working her butt off following her dreams this song started coming into my head. It’s a story I think a lot of us can relate to. The one where we put our dreams on hold because they seem too big or scary or because, in our early years, we let someone talk us out of them. And then as we realize we are incomplete without them, we start following them again. That’s where the ‘Oh my, my little country girl you didn’t miss much’ is a nod to what we feel like we missed out on while we were following someone else’s dream. Halfway through the song I realized, hey, this is my story too and that’s where my favorite line came from: ‘There’s a girl inside you and she’s longing to be free. I know what it feels like ’cause she’s still inside of me.’  

A pro at engaging her growing legions of admirers, she asked her fans to choose her next single. "It was an amazing thrill having the fans pick my single,” Jessica recalls enthusiastically. ”The responses I got were both funny and heartwarming. I put up three very different songs and every day I looked at the stats, they were different — the songs were neck and neck. At the end they were only apart by a few votes, but My My My was the winner. I know a lot of girls and women have told me it’s like I took their thoughts and put them into a song — I believe that’s why this song won.”  

Since signing to London Tone Music, Jessica’s life has been a whirlwind of activity and it’s definitely not stopping anytime soon, as she shares, "I was able to continue on with my music career on a full time basis. I have opened for amazing artists like Keith Anderson, opened the Watershed Festival with headliners like Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw. I got to perform in front of more than 20,000 people on Independence Day in Oregon. I have assembled an amazing team and we are planning for a full album release through London Tone Music and an extensive promotional tour to support it! We are all very excited about it!”

Click HERE to listen to Jessica Lynne's beautiful voice.

**Why not make a night of it?  Stay in Uniontown after the concert--book a room at The Churchyard Inn for only $125/night (based on availability) and receive two complimentary tickets for your concert .  Enjoy a lovely room at the bed & breakfast (once a historic convent) just 1/2 mile from the Artisan Barn and right next door to St Boniface Parish. Wake up to a wonderful country breakfast!  Call the Innkeepers at 509.229.3200 or check their website churchyardinn.com
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WE THANK THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT

BRONZE
Mike's Heating & AC, Clarkston WA
Uniontown Rolling Hills subdivision

Click on the logos of the GOLD and SILVER SPONSORS to go to their websites.

Thanks to our Gold and Silver Sponsors:
CHARLIE BUTTS AND THE FILTER TIPS
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday Ocotober 28
BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES!
https://www.reverbnation.com/charliebuttsandthefiltertips/videos

Doors open at 6:15pm with beer, wine and snacks for sale.  Music starts at 7pm.
Charlie Butts and the Filter Tips have been playing high-energy R&B around the Inland Northwest since 1994.The band combines elements of soul, funk, jazz and rock with classic rhythm and blues to create a danceable sound that stirs the emotions of the audience. Charlie was recognized by the Inland Empire Blues Society in November 2016 both as best harmonica player and best instrumentalist for his high-power sax playing. Guitarist Joe Brasch was also recognized as best guitarist. With Mark Norton on keys, Eddie Ramirez on bass and Luther Hughes on drums, the group presents an all-star lineup that should not be missed.

Charlie Butts and the Filter Tips is one of the longest-established R&B dance bands in the Inland Northwest. This five-piece band has been playing in Washington, Idaho and Montana since January of 1995.Their musical influences run the gamut from R&B to soul to funk to blues and jazz. They present a wide variety of styles, with the common thread that it's all danceable. This is now an all-star band, with members representing some of the greatest bands in the Inland Northwest. They play with intense passion, and obviously have fun doing what they do.

Charlie Butts plays saxophone and harmonica, both with a super-high-energy style. The saxophone sounds like Junior Walker or Maceo Parker, with perhaps a little David Sanborn influence mixed in.It's a soulful, driving, rhythmic style that sounds like a very happy person making music. His harmonica playing has an aggressive, Chicago blues style that sounds like someone holding nothing back, like a mixture of the hard blowing of Paul Butterfield with the funkiness of Junior Wells. His singing is R&B oriented, rhythmic and smooth.With a career dating back to 1970, he has developed unique styles with his voice and both instruments.

Joe Brasch is the Filter Tip guitar player. He combines exceptional talent and technique with tremendous experience in almost every musical style.His emotions run from introspective soulfulness to explosive intensity. He has been lighting up stages locally and nationally since the 1970s, having played with the legendary All Fall Down and lately with Rare Earth's Peter Rivera. When Joe starts a solo you never know where he'll take you, but it's generally somewhere you haven't been before, and you'll want to stay there! He is the perfect complement to Charlie's energy; Charlie just wishes he could make the saxophone sound like that. In 2015 and 2016, the Inland Northwest Blues Society recognized Joe with the "Best Blues Guitarist" award - that says it all.

Mark Norton on keyboards has been playing and singing professionally around Spokane and the western U.S. for over 30 years. His classical training evolved into a love for jazz, funk, R&B and fusion. He has played with several touring acts including Del Shannon and The Diamonds, and has been a featured soloist at jazz concert venues throughout the Northwest. He currently can also be heard playing with the awesome Spokane horn band Soul Proprietor. He brings consummate technique, energy and passion to the band, along with the perfect feel for whatever style the band is playing. He can complete the perfect groove with Eddie and Luther, provide a smooth flow or explode with riveting solos.

Luther Hughes sings and plays drums. His experience over 30 years includes R&B, Rock, Funk, Gospel and Blues. During his tour of duty with the Air Force, he played in officers' clubs from the Philippines to Korea to Spokane. He became well known in the Spokane area with the band Black Moon Rising in the early 90's.He has provided the power for several other projects, including Da Blues Funk Party, the Burner Brothers and the Dara Quinn Project. His steady strength and tightness seem effortless, like something that can be taken for granted. His pocket is so secure, it makes it easy for everyone else to sound profound.

Eddie Ramirez plays the bass guitar, completing the Filter Tips' perfect groove. With over 30 years of stage and session experience, Eddie is one of the funkiest, thumpingest, and hard-drivingest bass players going on today. His roots include Gospel, Salsa, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Reggae and Soul. Besides the 'Tips, he can be heard with the superb Latin band Milonga, Peter Rivera, Donnie Emerson, the Real Life Rockas and Raggs & the Bush Doktor. He has an instinctive feel for the groove, and he lays in the pocket with Luther so well it’s mesmerizing. But watch out for the bass solos — he can really light the place up. His energy is contagious, and pushes everyone to the limits of their imagination.






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