2016 single, "Friend of Mine."
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A lanky, queer, flat-picking, operatically trained Soprano gone rogue; Lana McMullen is bringing something to West Coast venues that even the talent-saturated Seattle music scene isn't sure what to do with. Her enormous silk-spun voice and cut-to-the-core insightful songwriting are featured amidst lavish 4-part vocal harmony in her debut alt-Americana album, Traveling Light.
A narrative of transience and finding courage in dark spaces, Lana McMullen’s debut album, Traveling Light, came to life over the past year at Seahurst Cabin with Seattle producer and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Veatch (Ryan Lewis, Sarah Gerritsen, Courtney Marie Andrews). With its political undertones and overarching themes of distance and loss, Traveling Light recalls trailblazers such as Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman: actively inviting the listener to explore how values determine one’s personal identity and how identity shifts when one’s values are challenged.
Featuring material from the years following Lana McMullen's move to Seattle, Traveling Light represents a rich hybrid of the singer/songwriter's Americana roots, her background as a classical singer, and her experiences as an experimental artist. Among its lush instrumental layers, vocal harmonies and subtle electronic elements, the album showcases string arrangements from Seattle composer and violinist Andrew Joslyn (Macklemore, David Bazan, Damien Jurado), as well as stylings from Seattle musicians such as Aaron Fishburn, Hanna Stevens, Micaela Cooley, Matt Price and Kevin Veatch.
Lana McMullen’s full band shows feature the collective talent of Hanna Stevens, Micaela Cooley, and Matt Price.
Benaroya Hall Main Stage, The Crocodile, Tractor Tavern, Columbia City Theater, Sunset Tavern, McCaw Hall, The Fremont Abbey, Musiquarium at the Triple Door, Spacecraft (Bainbridge Is., WA), The Mint (LA, CA), The Comet, Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, Nectar Lounge, Icicle Brewery (Leavenworth, WA), University of Puget Sound Club Rendezvous (Tacoma, WA), Einstein Cafe (Delft, Holland), Bouquet du Nord (Paris, France), Island Music Guild (Bainbridge Is., WA), The Hi-Fidelity Lounge (Bremerton, WA), and house shows in a town near you.
BANDS PLAYED WITH:
Shelby Earl, Vikesh Kapoor, Zach Fleury, Benda Xu, Tony Kevin Jr., Joel Tepp, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners, Olivia De La Cruz, Ben Doerr (St Paul de Vence), Jenn Grinels, Morgan Manifacier, Dismal Tide, Hip Hatchet.