Townsend’s Solitaire, Liv Victorino, Spencer Carlson @ FREMONT ABBEY
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE : www.townsendssolitaire.com
“Bobby Odle, a Seattle based singer-songwriter performing under the moniker Townsend’s Solitaire, is a classically trained percussionist turned folk musician.
Whilst living in Ashland, Oregon, faced with completing a master’s degree in percussion performance, as well as a worldwide pandemic, Townsend’s Solitaire turned his creative eye towards poetry and songwriting. Drawing heavy influence from artists like The Tallest Man on Earth, Adrianne Lenker, Bright Eyes, and Sufjan Stevens – Townsend’s Solitaire prioritizes and treasures genuinity above all else. His music is primarily fingerstyle acoustic guitar paired with a single vocal line singing lyrics addressing common anxieties, loss, and a love for life in this world – all the while drenched in a somber melancholy and nostalgia. His ensemble has mixtures of cello, violin, flute, clarinet, and piano.” -Artist Bio
LIV VICTORINO : livvictorino.bandcamp.com
“Liv Victorino graduated college in June of 2022 with her debut EP “Sheer Force of Will” under her belt. At the time, she had nothing but free/hacked software and a USB microphone, developing a genre-philosophy she coined “Freeware Folk”. Despite these material constraints, Victorino’s debut touched thousands of ears through recurring broadcasts on Seattle’s flagship radio station KEXP. Since playing her first show in 2021, she’s grown to be a Seattle favorite with local radio, podcasts, and bookers. This year, a photography exhibition was titled “Before the World Ends” according to the closing track.
Victorino had been playing drums for 4 years in several bands before picking up a guitar at 18. Through the unofficial songwriting school of Elliott Smith, she began to craft her signature fingerpicked melodies and emotional writing style. Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes noted a “great melodic sense” after a first encounter with her EP.
In 2019, she founded the University of Washington’s “The Songwriters Circle” who’s mission is to introduce college musicians like herself to the music scene in Seattle at large. Since, they have produced dozens of concerts, open mics, and events, and the group has since spread its roots to the East Coast. 2023 saw the debut of The Songwriters Circle at The University of Vermont.
She spends her time between her eponymous solo project, the alternative shoegaze band PONZI, and drumming in pleasantbusstop. Her accolades expand readily to her circle of collaborators, creating a new sound in Seattle’s University District, a phenomenon hardly present since the 1990s.” -Artist Bio
SPENCER CARLSON: spencercarlsonmusic.com
Spencer Carlson is a Singer-Songwriter based out of Seattle Washington. Lyrically mused by desire, depression and anxiety, while finding hope and relief, he sings over a bed of carefully chosen chords or arpeggiated progressions. He combines the feel of influences like Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and Thurston Moore into songs that sound original and unique.
@ Fremont Abbey Arts Center
7p doors, 7:30p show
All ages, some seating available, bar w/ID
ABBEY ARTS EVENT INFO:
- Fremont Abbey is ADA accessible on either level.
- For most events we have a mix of padded chairs and standing room.
- Seating is not guaranteed or reserved unless noted.
- To respect the performing artists and your fellow attendees, please refrain from talking during the performances
- Please limit photos during the show so as to not distract other attendees from the experience.
- Phone v ideo may be permitted for some shows, from the standing area only please.
- N o professional cameras or cameras with shutters allowed in the venue
- We are an all ages venue. Kids 10 & under are free at Abbey Arts concerts & arts events unless noted.
- Equity & Inclusion – Entering the venue indicates agreement to adhere to the Abbey Respect Policy. www.fremontabbey.org/respect
- Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities
ABBEY ARTS, SEATTLE | NONPROFIT 501C3, NON-RELIGIOUS, EST. 2005
Presenting welcoming music, arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.
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- Volunteer opportunities are available for most shows (include free entry) www.fremontabbey.org/volunteer
- Arts Connect provides free tickets for nonprofit workers, low income families, and veterans. fremontabbey.org/artsconnect
Home Venue: Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 / 206-414-8325 Ballard Homestead: 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle | + South Park Hall, Woodlawn Hall (Greenlake), UHeights Auditorium (UDistrict), St Mark’s Cathedral (Capitol Hill), & more
Note: All ticket sales are final unless noted. Lineup and performers are subject to change, no refunds for change of support acts.