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On Tour! Raye Zaragoza & Skout

New York indie band Skout shares featured billing with L.A.'s Raye Zaragoza. Might be some collaborations -- for example, here's a video of their cover of Joni Mitchell's "California",

Raye first played our showcases in 2015, and we're happy to continue the annual tradition. Her Native American (O'odham), Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese descent endows her with a worldly viewpoint of society and forms the foundation of her passion for activism. She wrote her standout song, “In the River,” as a response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. She’s shared it on the front lines of #NoDAPL rallies and at Standing Rockitself, as she stood alongside other activists in below-freezing temperatures. This song quickly became an anthem within the protest community, was awarded an Honesty Oscar for Best Activist Anthem, and was placed in Paste Magazine’s list of Modern Day Protest Songs, alongside respected artists like Kendrick Lamar and A Tribe Called Quest.

Skout is Laura Valk and Connor Gladney, a Brooklyn-based duo that plays indie-folk with restless edge. Skout’s success on the regional circuit caught the attention of soul-pop powerhouse and international platinum musician Eric Hutchinson, who came on board in 2016 to produce the band’s second EP, Just Words, before bringing the duo out on his fall headlining tour that same year. The EP’s title track peaked at #8 on Spotify’s USA Viral 50 chart in early 2017.

Special guests include John Sandoval, and local duo Sun Dragons

 All ages OK, no cover charge. 

Earlier Event: March 25
Open Mic Night
Later Event: March 30
Pint Night