I’m fortunate to live in a city that has a thriving local music scene. Now that I have had the opportunity to establish my background and interests with this blog, I would like to depart from my usual content and focus on some of the amazing talent featured here in Seattle. Sammy Witness brings an upbeat and playful tone to the stage, and her debut album, Tiger Lily, is both playful and heartfelt. The hooks are catchy, yet earnest, and her voice is sultry, yet she has made clear the fact that she is having fun with her range and lyrics – the track, “Follow Close” is a striking example of this tendency. This project, funded by Kickstarter and available as a free download from Noisetrade, embodies music’s evolution, becoming artist and audience-centered, and reflecting a pure rendition of a performer’s vision.
Sammy Witness isn’t tearing up the charts or selling out stadiums – yet, but her popularity here is quickly gaining ground. Backed by her band, The Reassignment, she provides the perfect musical backdrop for the Northwest summer – a breezy respite from area’s typically gloomy characterization. I was fortunate enough to be linked to her website through Twitter, and I would recommend here that you take the time to follow the link above, to sample and download her album, and visit her website. Her story is whimsical and reflects the dynamic personality one would expect from her shimmering vocals and tongue-in-cheek lyricism.
on Twitter at @sammywitness