Trying to make it as an artist in a booming economy is more difficult than you might think.
Episode 6 of the Seattle Growth Podcast, Season 4, offers rare insight into the economics and emotions of being a professional musician in modern-day Seattle. As money and people flood into the city, meet a few of the talented artists from Seattle’s legendary music scene who have struggled to make a decent living despite their success—and are on their way out (if not already).
Kate Voss, named “Best Jazz Act” of 2017 by Seattle Weekly and “NW Vocalist of the Year” by Earshot Jazz, is seriously considering a move to a more inexpensive locale with her husband, Jason Goessl, with whom she performs as the vintage jazz duo Sundae + Mr. Goessl.
To present a few examples of the homegrown art and artists that may be lost amid the boom, the episode features the songs “Makes My Heart Sway” by Sundae + Mr. Goessl, and “Beautifully Human” by Wachira.Subscribe with iTunes