Skylark

West Seattle's Premier Music Venue

We book a variety of indie rock, pop, electronica, americana, folk, punk, hard rock, metal, experimental, jazz, triphop and more – usually three acts per show Thursday through Sunday. We also feature weekly karaoke, monthly bellydance, and occasional burlesque and drag events. You can rent our space for music video shoots, film shoots, or private events. 

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Shawnee Kilgore and Colin Gilmore

Shawnee Kilgore and Colin Gilmore come from Austin, TX to play The Skylark in West Seattle, following a songwriting workshop next door at MODE Music Studios.

All ages, $10
7:00-9:00pm

(More workshop info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/432465373864757/)

Shawnee Kilgore moved to Austin, TX from the Pacific Northwest in 2010. Her most recent solo release, A Long and Precious Road, earned her a place among Texas Music Magazine’s albums of the year, as well as being named their #1 Songwriter of Distinction, an accolade shared by Kacey Musgraves and Leon Bridges. 

“One of the year’s finest albums. With a compelling voice at once uplifting and heartbreaking, delicate and wounded, and with melodies dexterous and irresistible, Kilgore has, in one bold move, established herself as an important presence in folk music. This is a gorgeously crafted work.” ~Tom Buckley, Editor of Texas Music Magazine

She ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the album that caught the attention of Hollywood director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Avengers) who backed the project and with whom she went on to cowrite her latest release, a six song EP titled Back to Eden. Last year her song Abraham was recorded and released by Grammy nominated Ruthie Foster.

"Shawnee’s in my very highest category of songwriter: Those whose next song I can’t wait for them to write." ~Danny Schmidt

www.shawneekilgore.com

*Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, bring the stage to life. He developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt, and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. For 14 years, Colin has been informed by these observations, writing songs and playing under his own name. He recently performed in and wrote songs for the critically acclaimed feature film Barracuda, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival and has since had great success and distribution. He is currently working on another album with producer Richard Barone.

"Colin is clearly his own man in his own world. His easygoing, conversational voice summons the same spirits Woody Guthrie and the young Bob Dylan walked with... I want to hear more."
- John Swenson, Twisted South Magazine

www.colingilmore.com