I will say this. The Seattle-Tacoma area (or SeaTac for those in the know) has culled more new fans then any place I think I have ever played. A number of friends of mine and music contacts had always told me, "You need to go to Seattle...or Portland, people there love outside the box stuff." The past week of shows has shown that to be very true. The fans at the festivals I have performed at and the events and venues in between have been supportive and have invested in the Just Alliance swag I have brought on the road to sell.
As far as the area itself, it is unlike my native high desert of Las Vegas. Green trees everywhere(!) you look and a the people here in the Northwest seem to have a more clearly defined identity and culture than some of the spots I have performed at in the past. I have also been very impressed with the independent music shops I have checked out. A wide selection and a number of pieces available that you didn't know existed....or you forgot about.
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