KOHO Radio presents
Courtney Marie Andrews
17 N. Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA, 98801
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
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Pickwick was formed in 2008 when singer Galen Disston left Los Angeles and relocated to Seattle, Washington. Originally an alt-country group, Pickwick spent the following two years trying to establish themselves in the Seattle Folk scene. Amidst a barrage of similarly-minded artists, the band struggled to connect with audiences and was on the verge of disintegration.
Around that time Disston heard Sam Cooke's classic, "A Change is Gonna Come." Floored by the poignance of Cooke's voice, the band began experimenting with music that would allow Disston the same kind of vocal freedom. It was not long before the band had completely revamped their sound.
Raised on the rhythm sections of indie rock staples such as Spoon & The Walkmen, this new undertaking led the members of the band to dive deep into the catalogs of the Stax and Motown labels. By combining these two seemly different points of reference, Pickwick was able to cultivate a sound that was more organic and unique to the six members that compose the band.
As a nod to music from the past as well as their own love of vinyl recordings, Pickwick has begun to release their music through a series of 45's that are also available via digital download.
The band is currently working on writing material for their debut full-length album, expected to be released in 2012.
Courtney Marie Andrews
Courtney Marie Andrews is an American singer/songwriter. When she isn't touring many lands, she is writing and recording in her secret cave.
Andrews began songwriting at the age of 15 and released her first album Urban Myths in 2008 on River Jones Music when she was 18. She attended Barry Goldwater High School for two years and transferred to the Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics, graduating in 2009.
She has been a top 10 seller in Phoenix since 2008, and has performed alongside bands from Sub Pop, Barsuk, and Saddle Creek. Andrews has also performed at annual festivals in Phoenix. In 2008 she participated the First Annual Winter Folk Festival at Modified Arts. She participated in the 2009 Summer Folk Festival, the 2010 Final Folk Festival, and the 2011 RJM & Friends Fest.
In September 2009, Jim Adkins of the band Jimmy Eat World asked Courtney to do a duet of a Wilco song featuring Feist with him live on stage. In 2010, Andrews recorded backup vocals for Jimmy Eat World on 5 songs for their album Invented. She subsequently joined them on stage to perform during the album's release and full 2010/2011 tours.