Ruth Roberts Delivers the Healing Power of Music

Ruth Roberts approaches her patients with the keen eye of an experienced nurse, quickly assessing the situation to find the best approach.  Some are open books, ready to embrace the gift of music that Ruth offers, easily finding its restorative gifts.  Others are wary, resistant even, and that includes the… Continue reading

Local Singer-Songwriter, Benj Rowland, Launches Solo Album

After years developing a following in the folk duo Mayhemingways with partner drummer Josh Flewings, Benj decided it was time to try something new.  It’s not to say that the group has been disbanded, but experimenting as a solo act gave Benj more artistic freedom.  It will also allow him… Continue reading

August Farmers’ Market

Saskia Tompkins treated shoppers at the August Farmers’ Market to tunes from her unique instrument, a nyckelharpa.  This traditional Swedish instrument is one of many on which this talented musician is proficient.  She is best known for other stringed instruments, including the violin, fiddle and cello.  This classically trained British… Continue reading

First Full-Length Album for Local Singer-Songwriter, Peter Graham

Peter Graham is releasing his first full-length album this month entitled Despite Where We’ve Been. It’s a collection of alternative folk and country songs featuring strong vocals and concise lyrics supported by the collective efforts of established musicians. His first EP entitled Nowhere in Tacoma released in 2017, received airplay… Continue reading

Bethany Musical Hosted by Derek McGrath Raises $2200 for Belize Family

Derek McGrath of Bethany hosted a musical fundraising event which took place on December 1 at the Bethany United Church. The event raised $2200 for Eduardo Diaz, who lives in Belize. Eduardo lost all four of his limbs in an electrical accident.  Derek’s event will make it possible to repair… Continue reading