LEGACY SHOW: Exploring Seattle’s music scene
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Seattle, the city known for music is our pick today.
Ian and Tonya continue their look at Americas Music Cities! Today’s stop is the city that spawned Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Pearl Jam–Seattle, Washington!
The most well-known symphony orchestra and opera, including Odesza, Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Ryan Lewis, etc., are both located in Seattle. With more than eighty musical venues, some renowned musicians are entertaining audiences with live music while popularizing grunge, the music of Seattle. For a musical treat, the city is ideal for music enthusiasts.
Seattle, the largest city in the U.S. state of Washington, has long played a significant role in the musical culture of the region by popularizing alternative rock subgenres like grunge and giving rise to notable bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Foo Fighters. Numerous influential bands, labels, and venues are still based in the city.
The city is well known for being the origin of grunge, but it’s also home to more traditional musical delights, like one of the most recorded symphony orchestras in the world and our renowned Seattle Opera, both of which continue to enchant audiences with their captivating performances year after year. You may choose from everything from a scorching jazz trio to your new favourite rock band thanks to the more than eighty clubs and venues that regularly feature live music in this “City of Music.” Whatever appeals to you, Seattle will provide the backdrop.