Win Tickets to the Lonely Forest with SRO at the Neptune!
The Lonely Forest are steadily touring and establishing themselves as representing the new Seattle sound outside of Seattle, and is as close to the status of “all-ages institution” in Seattle as anyone. TLF continue to grow their local legend this weekend by going big with the Seattle Rock Orchestra. Hard to believe I was buying hand-made pink CD covers with Sesame Street stickers mixed with fart jokes from these dudes just a few years ago, and now they’re fronting a full on string section.
Drop your name in the comments with gusto, and at 12 noon on TODAY, MARCH 1st, just hours from now, I’ll randomly pick a winner of a pair of tickets to go to this all-ages show on Saturday March 3rd.
Above you can watch a few songs we filmed a while back with John Van Deusen wandering the streets of Wallingford. Yes I know it’s the opposite of what you’ll be seeing this weekend, but I thought I’d offer it up anyway as a primer on the essential elements of some Van Deusen’s best songs with no instrumentation but his own. With a full band these songs are powerful, but I expect with a garrison of strings for backing, we might get a bit more into the heavy and heady nature of his lyrics that the video lays bare.