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Tractor Tavern

5213 Ballard Ave. Northwest, Seattle, WA



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The Lost Dog Street Band


The Tennessee-based group features the husband and wife duo of Ashley Mae and Benjamin Tod, who combine traditional country, old time and blues influences to create their own sound.


• Wed 9/19/18 at - 8:00 PM

John Doe


John Doe (born John Duchac) was a co-founder of singer in the Los Angeles punk band named X.


• Thu 9/20/18 at - 8:00 PM

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears


Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears is a seven-piece outfit of devotees of hard blues-funk from Austin and Round Rock, Texas. Established by frontman Joe Lewis and guitarist Zach Ernst, the band channels their love of legendary blues artists like Junior Kimbrough, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins and Elmore James, and filters it through the modern prism of their louder, harder-edged musical approach. They're touring to support their newest release, 'Scandalous,' which boasts an "all killer, no filler" take to their aggressive, punk-tinged rock.


• Fri 9/21/18 at - 9:00 PM
• Sat 9/22/18 at - 9:00 PM

Martha Wainwright

Folk, Rock

Martha Wainwright comes from a family that some would call musical royalty. She is the daughter of Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, and sister of Rufus Wainwright, yet she writes and sings with a style completely her own. After several tours as opener and band-mate for brother Rufus Wainwright, and appearances on albums by Rufus, the McGarrigles, Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes) and Linda Thompson, Martha has made her own bold statement as a solo artist.


• Sun 9/23/18 at - 8:00 PM

The National Parks


The National Parks is an indie-folk-Americana band that has been compared to The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men and Mumford & Sons. Comprised of members from California, Colorado and Utah, the band formed in Provo, Utah and plays music the way people like to hear it – foot stomping beats, lyrics that sink deep to the heart, melodies that hang and hum in the head in the most pleasant ways, and tilt-your-head-back-and-let-it-rip vocals.


• Mon 9/24/18 at - 8:00 PM

Dot Comet


Dot Comet is a four piece alternative rock group formed in 2015 in Seattle, WA.


• Tue 9/25/18 at - 8:00 PM

Jonathan Wilson


Jonathan Wilson is a psychedelic folk musician from Laurel Canyon, California.


• Wed 9/26/18 at - 8:00 PM

Bryan John Appleby


This folk singer hails from Seattle, WA. He tours around the Washington area.


• Thu 9/27/18 at - 8:00 PM

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Acoustic, Americana/Roots, Blues, Folk, Live Music in Bar/Club, Country

The pair of roots music legends have been friends for 30 years, but only in 2017 did the Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore first hit the highway together to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences in an intimate acoustic environment. Though Texas-born Gilmore was twice named Country Artist of the Year by Rolling Stone, and California native Alvin first came to fame in the hard-rocking rhythm and blues band The Blasters, they discovered that their musical roots in old blues and folk music are exactly the same. Audiences will original compositions from the two as well as songs from a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles - everything from old jug band numbers to Merle Haggard and Sam Cooke, to the Young Bloods.


• Fri 9/28/18 at - 9:00 PM



Biddadat is the essence of neo-funk: the new happening genre that sews together electronic, alternative rock, and funk music. The band's original songs are created with the deep musical talents of its members: Cameron Brownell (guitars/vox/electronic production) and Kyle Miller (bass). The small town boys originating from Sandpoint, ID found each other in Seattle's diverse music scene, allowing them to begin producing music with a sound and feel that have never been experienced before. Their catchy yet progressive composition raises the energy of any crowd, lifting them off their feet and onto the dance floor.


• Sat 9/29/18 at - 9:00 PM

Shonen Knife


Shonen Knife, when written in Japanese, transliterates as "Shonen Naifu," literally “Boy Knife,” is an all-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka, Japan, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock acts, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs expressing infectious melodies and simplistic, exuberant lyrics sung both in Japanese and English. And more than three decades later, founding member and principal songwriter Naoko is still delivering; their latest album, 2014's "Overdrive," is a nod to '70s hard rock.


• Sun 9/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Michael Glabicki


Michael Glabicki is the lead vocalist/songwriter from Rusted Root.


• Wed 10/3/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Stone Foxes


Aaron Mort and Shannon Koehler both cover the vocals; Aaron, a very matured singer and songwriter, grabs the mic with his guitar by his side. Shannon addresses the mic with sticks in hand, a greatly experienced drummer, songwriter and vocalist. Spence Koehler, a well seasoned lead guitarist, concludes the trio and writes the majority of the band's musical material.


• Thu 10/4/18 at - 9:00 PM

Too Many Zooz


With the snowballing trend towards electronic instrumentation in music, it's easy to forget where it all first started: on street corners with real instruments, playing for tips, that is until you've heard Too Many Zooz. One part New Orleans Jazz, one part Caribbean Calypso and two parts fun, Too Many Zooz is a three-piece "brass house" band comprised of Matt Doe, Leo P, and King of Sludge. The group found their voice playing for change on New York's subway platforms, honing extremely danceable rhythms and melodies.


• Fri 10/5/18 at - 9:00 PM



Shellac is a blistering rock trio, featuring Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer. More likely to play Reykjavik than Detroit, and more likely to release songs on flexi-discs in Dutch comic books than provide mp3s on their website, Shellac (or Shellac of North America) will always be known for doing it their own way.


• Sat 10/6/18 at - 9:00 PM
• Sun 10/7/18 at - 9:00 PM




• Tue 10/9/18 at - 8:00 PM

Dale Watson


Singer/guitarist Dale Watson plays traditional '50s and '60s honky tonk that has made him a legend in Austin and throughout the world.


• Fri 10/12/18 at - 9:00 PM



The East Texas duo of Andrew Trube and Anthony Farrell have been playing together more or less since the turn of the millennium.


• Sat 10/13/18 at - 9:00 PM

Old Time Relijun


Old Time Relijun mixes garage dub with free jazz and a touch of country twang.


• Sun 10/14/18 at - 8:00 PM

Good Old War


Good Old War, a roots rock trio from Philadelphia, has mastered the art of three-part vocal harmonies and their lively and intricate songs are a throwback to the days when Crosby, Stills & Nash ruled the Rock world.


• Mon 10/15/18 at - 8:30 PM

Israel Nash


Israel Nash has fully embraced the meandering hills and endless skies of his new Central Texas home. Having relocated from New York City, the songwriter has found himself surrounded by land so isolated that it is not uncommon to be crossed by a tumbleweed or to hear the percussive warning of an agitated rattlesnake. There is an unease that comes with the visual thrill of living in the untainted lone star hills, and Nash's newest album, Rain Plans, is like a sonic acquiescence of this fact. As a writer, Nash's songs have always been poignant, but never before has his music sounded so haunting and contemplative. Electric guitar leads wind in and out of these new songs like curious spirits, with steel guitar bending and soothing the ache of the subtle melodies. Reverb enraptures the listener like a child running in slow motion through white sheets hanging from clotheslines. Rain Plans is a testament to the overwhelming grandeur of nature and our place in it. These songs are about finding solace in family and the fear of the future; knowing what you'll never know and the uncertainty that comes with that knowledge. At times melancholy celebrations and at other times standoffish guitar rock, Nash's new surroundings have helped him create a tone only hinted at in his previous work, and a songwriting sophistication that comes with great time and effort. With allusions to Lefty Frizzell, Lou Reed, and Neil Young on Rain Plans, Israel Nash is a songwriter's songwriter. His performances, tight and effectual, are equally inspired no matter the venue, with songs occasionally broken up by his dry sense of humor. Rain Plans is new territory for him, both literally and figuratively, as well as an expression of his finding a strange sort of direction in the fragility of existence. It's an effort as delicate as plucking a cactus flower, but, luckily for Israel, he now has plenty of flowers to choose from.


• Tue 10/16/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Sheepdogs


Canada's The Sheepdogs are a Juno-winning quintet from Saskatoon.


• Wed 10/17/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Ballroom Thieves


In 2012, The Ballroom Thieves broke into the Boston folk scene with a five-song, foot-stomping EP entitled 'The Devil & The Deep.' Since their debut release the trio has captivated audiences with their unique instrumentation and dazzling three-part vocal harmonies.


• Thu 10/18/18 at - 8:00 PM

Mercury Rev


Mercury Rev's often slow and moody compositions have become a mainstay of modern dream and noise pop. Their sound is highlighted by lush, extended avant-garde compositions that feature complex string arrangements, an array of odd instruments-including mojo stick and mellotron-and the unique and often boyish voice of lead singer and guitarist Jonathan Donahue.


• Fri 10/19/18 at - 9:00 PM

Tove Styrke


Tove Anna Linnéa Östman Styrke is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She gained popularity as a contestant on Swedish Idol 2009, finishing in third place. After Idol 2009, she started a solo career as an electropop singer and songwriter.


• Sun 10/21/18 at - 8:00 PM

Joshua Hedley


Self-deprecating but confident, unambitious but hard working, subtle but virtuosic: Joshua Hedley is a living paradox. He’s also a hell of an accomplished fiddle player. His generation's champion for classic country, Hedley has said that he feels no need to try to improve upon perfection, which he believes that Nashville Sound pioneered by giants like Chet Atkins already achieved. So instead, he channels it, like a golden-era honky-tonk medium. “Classic country is like a suit. Nothing about a men’s suit has changed in like 100 years,” he says. “Classic never goes out of style. Something can’t be a throwback if it’s never been out of style.”


• Tue 10/23/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Dodos


San Francisco's indie pop duo The Dodos combine savage rock percussion with folk-inspired melodies in a truly unexpected way.


• Thu 10/25/18 at - 8:00 PM

Great Lake Swimmers


Tony Dekker is the singer/songwriter behind the musical project Great Lake Swimmers. Over the course of six albums (the latest being 2016's "A Forest of Arms"), the band has explored the worlds of indie folk, roots music and alt-country pop, with a focus on lyrics and the craft of songwriting.


• Sun 10/28/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Magic Numbers


The sound of The Magic Numbers revolves around the brilliant songwriting and guitar playing talents of singer Romeo. Born and raised in Trinidad (where his mother had her own opera show on TV) the family moved to New York when he was teenager and later moved again to Ealing in London. There he met drummer Sean and started making music. To complete the core band line-up they added Romeo's equally talented sister Michele on bass and vocals, while Sean's sister Angela takes care of percussion, melodica and third vocals.Drawing inspiration from many sources, singer songwriters (Cohen, Dylan), 60's harmony groups (Mamas & Papas, Lovin' Spoonful), epic rock or such mavericks as David Axelrod. The band craft a sound which like Flaming Lips or Beck, is coming from everywhere but is uniquely theirs.


• Mon 10/29/18 at - 8:00 PM

Tall Heights


Tim Harrington and Paul Wright make up the indie folk outfit Tall Heights of Boston. Their second album, "Neptune," came out in 2016.


• Tue 10/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Billy Strings


Billy Strings is a guitar picker and singer-songwriter from Traverse City, Mich. Born William Apostol, he performed as part of a bluegrass duo with the mandolin player Don Julin for two years but in 2015 announced he was moving to Nashville to pursue a solo career.


• Wed 10/31/18 at - 9:00 PM



Birdtalker is a five-piece Nashville band fronted by the husband-and-wife team of Zack and Dani Green.


• Thu 11/1/18 at - 8:00 PM

Cash'd Out

Country,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Live Music in Bar/Club

Cash'd Out, a Johnny Cash tribute band formed in 2005 in San Diego, features vocalist Douglas Benson, guitarist Kevin Manuel, bassist Ryan Thomas and drummer George Bernardo. The quartet, which seeks authenticity at every turn, boasts over 150 different songs from "The Man in Black" in their repertoire and is the only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash website,


• Fri 11/2/18 at - 11:00 PM
• Fri 11/2/18 at - 7:00 PM

Mark Guiliana


Mark Guiliana is an acclaimed drummer, composer, educator, producer and founder of Beat Music Productions. His forward-thinking, conceptual approach to the instrument is also featured in Mehliana, the electric duo featuring Brad Mehldau on keyboards and synthesizers. The group’s highly anticipated debut album, "Taming the Dragon," was released in early 2014.


• Tue 11/6/18 at - 8:00 PM

J Mascis


J Mascis was the frontman for the indie trio, Dinosaur Jr., before its break-up in 1997.


• Fri 11/9/18 at - 9:00 PM

William Clark Green


Texas-based singer and guitarist, William Clark Green, released his debut CD, 'Dangerous Man,' in 2008.


• Sat 11/10/18 at - 9:00 PM