The Music of Four
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STEVE STUSSER — Lead electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele, vocals
BURNIE NITRO — Electric bass, vocals and harmonica
RICK RAVENSCROFT — Acoustic guitar, vocals, songwriter

It's hard to pinpoint exactly what's behind the special synergy shared by the members of Four. Perhaps it's the strong friendships and shared musical histories. It could be the solid musicianship and common sensibility for rhythm and space. Or maybe it's simply the natural alchemy that occurs when veteran musicans come together to do what they do best. Whatever the case, the union of these extraordinary musicans has given rise to contemporary American roots music that has a touch of twang, a bit of grit, and soul spun melodies that speak to your heart.

Four's sophisticated Americana stylings were developing long before the name came into fashion. Four performs original material, described by Seattle Sound magazine as “A celebration of rock'n'roll songwriting”, as well as songs from those who inspire them: the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Roy Orbison, Mark Knopfler, and Steely Dan, among others. Edgy arrangements of favorite jazz standards (by Dave Brubeck and others) are part of who they are, as well. The band's 2010 CD, The Music of Four, was recorded at the legendary Robert Lang Studios, and produced by former Jason Mraz bassist Ian Sheridan. The Music of Four features pristine 3-part harmonies, Steve's masterful guitar work, and Rick's lyrics that touch on Everyman themes, from love and heartache to disappointment and redemption.

The band's live performances showcase a remarkable ability to create a solid rhythmic foundation, while leaving ample space for exploration and discovery. This speaks to the innate trust among the players and produces a sound that is relaxed, confident, and comfortable.

The music of Four has been heard in venues around the Northwest, as well as the West Indies, where they performed as guests of DeLille Cellars aboard the Windstar sailing ship. Local venues include DeLille Cellars, Wm Grassie Wine Estates, Bake's Place, North City Bistro & Wines, Sparkman Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, the Hard Rock Cafe, Swiftwater Cellars at Suncadia, Red Hook Brewery, and Big Daddy's. Festivals and special events include the Sustainable Ballard Festival, Seattle Food and Wine Experience, American Lamb Jam, NW Folklife Festival, Ballard Pea Patch Festival, Greenwood Car Show, a live performance at Duvall's Top of the Hill Studio, and numerous private parties.

    Saturday, December 29th
    Time: 8pm to 10-10:30pm

Grinders Italian Restaurant
19811 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle WA 98133
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    Saturday, March 16
    Saturday, July 20
North City Bistro and Wine Shop
1520 NE 177th St
Shoreline, WA 98155
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Great food and a wine list to die for!
Contact North City Bistro for details (click the logo).
OR BrownPaperTickets (click the link)

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