Various Artists, Ball of Wax 31: Covers (out now, self-released, ballofwax.org): If you need yet more proof of Seattle’s thriving—and diverse—music scene, look no further than this compilation of local talent, the 31st installment curated by singer-songwriter Levi Fuller. With a hyper-local focus, this time artists cover each other: Caitlin Sherman takes on Norman Baker’s “Telegrams from Paradise” with a delicate touch of piano keys.
Shenandoah Davis appears on Ball of Wax 31, and performs at St. Mark’s Cathedral on Saturday, April 20.
Shenandoah Davis turns Colin J. Nelson’s “Bourbon and Tea” into a tune flowing with staccatos and pulsing carnival vibes. Nelson then adds a gentle, acoustic flair to Alicia Amiri’s hard-rocking “Darkness In Me.” The distinct and versatile sounds of the city are succinctly captured here.
(Shenandoah Davis, Sat., April 20, St. Mark’s Cathedral)