A couple months ago, we introduced you to Timber! the new festival from our friends at Artist Home, the hosts of Slack Fest and Doe Bay Fest. The new outdoor jamboree, will be held in Carnation, Washington on a sprawling 574 acre river-side park July 26th and 27th. (Yes, sadly, it will be held the same weekend as Capitol Hill Block Party … but we know someone will be excited to use our parking space on the Hill as we head to the country.)
Since we told you about Timber’s intention, they’ve began to announcing the big bands, who will be taking their small stages: Helio Sequence, Fruit Bats, Quasi, Hobosexual, Lemolo, Bryan John Appleby, River Giant …
Today, we’re thrilled to share seven new additions to the Timber! line-up. While Quasi, River Giant, Hobosexual and Kithkin will be making the tall trees shake, many of this week’s additions will ask festival goers to embrace the quiet of Carnation. Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen will be backed by the sweet sounds of the Passenger String Quartet, busker Ben Fisher returning to his roots, the beautiful bummer of S (Jenn Ghetto of Carissa’s Wierd), the awe-inspiring ache of Avians Alight and a name that might be new to you: Vikesh Kapoor. Kapoor’s protest poetry is so potent, he was asked to perform at Howard Zinn’s memorial. But it won’t be all singer-songwriters or shredding at Timber!, there’ll be some honky-tonk too. Also joining the line-up today is the return of Zoe Muth and Her Lost High Rollers and Jacob Miller & the Bridge City Crooners, who’ll be burning down the barn … though, hopefully not literally, as they’ll be hosting a late night dance party in an old hayloft on the festival grounds.
We couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with Timber! during their first year and to watch a new festival build from the ground up. There will a few more line-up announcements, so we’ll be sharing with them here and hoping your tents are close to ours this summer.