Awaken new musical tastes and discover home-grown music in Washington.

Rick Fogel Dulcimer

Seattle physicist Rick Fogel turns to music

n 1972, Rick Fogel published a master’s thesis in the journal Nuclear Physics with a weighty title: “Measurements and Analysis of the 14N(d.n)150 Reaction at a Deuteron Energy of 5.16 MeV.”
And with that, he was on his way to a career in science. Fogel worked at the Pentagon for two years, but the work wasn’t satisfying.

Mariachi Huenachi

Mariachi Huenachi

This is Mariachi Huenachi—Wenatchee’s pride and joy. Wenatchee High’s mariachi band was started in 1999, and today 300 students participate in the school district’s mariachi program.


Washington Musician: Pickwick

Writing and recording an album is hard enough without scrapping forty songs at some point along the way. But that’s exactly what Pickwick did while making its sophomore full-length, LoveJoys.

Peter Rivera

After thirty years of rocking out as the original drummer and lead vocalist for 1970s band Rare Earth, Peter Rivera still revels in applause.

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart came together in Seattle, but the winsome folk-pop band’s roots stretch far beyond the Pacific Northwest.

hey marseilles

Hey Marseilles

Seattle-based band Hey Marseilles is comfortable exploring new influences.

Jeremy Enigk

Jeremy Enigk garnered attention in the 1990s as the lead singer and songwriter for the renowned Seattle emo band Sunny Day Real Estate (SDRE). While he played the cosmopolitan city of Seattle for years, he has been off the radar for a while. Enigk, 41, now finds respite in the quieter setting of Mt. Vernon, Washington, where he’s taken to writing solo folk-inspired ballads.