Darrin Bradbury

Darrin Bradbury

Fri Aug 04 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Darrin Bradbury
Darrin Bradbury
A friend of mine once wrote some really nice things about me. She's got a way with words.

"Darrin Bradbury is as restless as he sounds, almost animalistic in his magnetic sense of place, captivating his desire to describe what he sees. His writing takes you to people, signage, to fingers, dirty knees and toes, through the drainpipe, but always back to the road.

In a song, Darrin describes his best friends as cigarettes. He sees the subtler path we leave behind, the stories we tell, puffs of smoke as stories unfolding. Stories don't always tell themselves, and he loves interpreting as much as he likes taking them in. The beauty of an ugly cigarette is in the breath.

He sees stories as the stuff of roots. His roots look like roads. And there's no road without purpose. Stories are made of purpose, and I think that's what Darrin's music explores. "Let's Get Stoned and Go to The Zoo," the amazingness and sometimes-absurdity of having a purpose when the world is strange and tough. People have to travel the hard way, with the weight of their bodies and baggage in tow. Darrin travels almost exclusively by car. He draws pictures with his wheels all over the continental map, leaving a trail of smoke. People remember Darrin, he probably remembers a lot of them too.

One could be tempted to see New York City's main feeder zone, the lightning bolt-shaped land of New Jersey, Bradbury's home state, as sort-of a Mecca of capitalism in this country. The road's through it. The density, the people, it's a magnet.

But Darrin has had the guts to leave and the humility to return over and over, and throughout, as he lives and dreams, he works on telling stories about roots and roads and the stuff making us continue to drive around like we do. He speaks American Post-folk English, and it's actually a great dialect."
Venue Information:
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109