Travis Linville

Travis Linville

Tekla Waterfield

Wed Dec 13 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Funhouse

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Travis Linville
Travis Linville
It’s a quiet confidence, an air of authority limited to only the most studied artists, a commanding irreverence woven with a thread of vulnerability. There’s something inexplicably authentic about Oklahoma’s Travis Linville, and it’s carried him from dive bars and classrooms to “The Tonight Show” and esteemed theaters and festivals across the globe.





Linville is legendary regionally for his work in the now-defunct Burtschi Brothers and for his behind-the-scenes influence—including producing John Fullbright’s first album and teaching guitar lessons to a then nine-year-old Parker Millsap. The “Oklahoma Gazette” rightly called him a “godfather of modern Oklahoma folk” and noted that his success opened doors for a state teeming with talent: a mentor and contemporary for other Oklahoma acts like Fullbright, Millsap, Turnpike Troubadours and John Moreland.




His acclaimed solo releases include 2012’s “Sun or Moon” and 2014’s “Out on the Wire” EP, called “rich, soulful and beautiful” by Jimmy LaFave. A live audition of a track from the latter even netted him a role in a William H. Macy film, in which he performed the song.




A gifted instrumentalist, Linville is also known for his work as a sideman with Texas songwriter Hayes Carll, who calls him “criminally underrated.” He’s also performed with Willie Nelson, Tommy Allsup and Ryan Bingham and shared billing with Merle Haggard, Other Lives and Billy Joe Shaver, among countless others.




Independently, Linville has sold 15,000 albums and played thousands of shows across his 20-plus year career, with an ever-evolving repertoire deeply rooted in songcraft, sly humor and subtlety.

"Travis Linville writes, plays and sings music the way it's supposed to be done,” Carll says. “With depth, heart and soul. One of my all-time favorite musicians."
Tekla Waterfield
Tekla's first public performance was at the age of 4, singing at a family member's wedding. With an Alaskan folk musician for a mom, Tekla grew up around music, appearing at the Southeast Alaska State Fair and Alaska Folk Festival as a child with her sister, her mother and her mother's various musical cohorts such as Dan Minuskin and Myrna Ukelele.

The family relocated to California where Tekla became immersed in choir, learning classical vocal techniques with the remarkable Denise Hedlind, Dr. Donald Kendrick as a member of the California State University, Sacramento University Chorus and Kerry March while singing with the Vox 2 vocal jazz ensemble.

Tekla heard her musical calling after college and a brief non-musical stint when she realized how important music and the performance arts were to her. In 2009 she became a member of the Americana/Folk band, Blvd Park (Sacramento, CA), who toured extensively across the U.S. and released two independent albums together. The band relocated to Seattle, WA together and achieved a mild level of success including having their song, "It Ain't Gonna Be Easy" featured on the Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union's "Homegrown - Roadtrip Music From the Great State of Washington" compilation album and being invited to audition for the television show, America's Got Talent by the show's producers. The band split in 2013.

With plenty of original music to work with, Tekla began putting her own band together in 2013. Calling heavily on musical influences such as The Cowboy Junkies, Neko Case, Gillian Welch, Sera Cahoone, Eileen Jewel, Wilco and Tom Waits, Tekla's music is a blend of country, Americana, folk, pop, rock and blues.

Tekla frequently lends her vocals to others for recordings and live appearances including General Mojo's Key Project, Jeff Fielder, Wayne Horvitz, The Walkabouts and more and is an active member of Seattle's Bushwick Book Club, a group of artists who create work in response to literature.
Venue Information:
Funhouse
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/