While we are in transition and searching for a stable home base, we will continue to produce events with some of our neighborhood partners.

The AltLib Popup Series will present roving events to continue supporting expansive art projects and dig deep for uncommon cultural exchanges. If you’re interested in setting up a show with us, please read our booking page and send us an e-mail.

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Hooves & Beak / Eleanor Murray / Colleen Freeman

July 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm
$6-12 supports the artists and the AltLib

Eleanor Murray has spent the past twelve years creating and recording music in the Pacific Northwest. Informed by folk tradition while adhering to no rules, Eleanor Murray’s music exists in a genre all its own. Her songs are often structurally complicated, while also sparse and open, full of warmth and light. Her chord progressions, rhythms and melodies draw as much from Appalachia as they do from jazz. Her lyrics are as cryptic as they are simple and straightforward. Each album’s sonic landscape is completely its own.

Hooves & Beak is a chamber-pop quartet, led by multi-instrumentalist, Whitney Flinn, on harp. She is joined by a band featuring violin, percussion, and electric bass. Drawing on influences ranging from Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fiona Apple to Art Tatum, Lou Reed, and The Butthole Surfers, Whitney’s raw and brutally honest songwriting style is accompanied by heartfelt harp arpeggios woven with the band’s intricate melodic patterns.

Colleen Freeman is a violinist and vocalist currently based in Bellingham. The Horse Without Wings EP, Colleen Freeman’s debut release, was conceived when she strapped her fiddle to the back of her bicycle and set out from her home in Valladolid, Spain, headed for Sarlat, France. The next three months and 3,000km biking, camping and busking her way through northern Spain and southern France had a profound physical, emotional, musical and spiritual impact, which birthed the songs of this album.

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July 26, 2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm