Townsend's Solitaire EP Release Party featuring Frankie Beach and Devon Dodgson
Thu, Nov 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
COVID PROTOCOLS: All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well. Our staff will be masked, and we encourage our audience to wear masks as much as possible.
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Bobby Odle, a Seattle based singer-songwriter performing under the moniker Townsend’s Solitaire, is a classically trained percussionist turned folk musician. Whilst living in Ashland, Oregon, faced with completing a master’s degree in percussion performance, as well as a worldwide pandemic, Townsend’s Solitaire turned his creative eye towards poetry and songwriting. Drawing heavy influence from artists like The Tallest Man on Earth, Adrianne Lenker, Bright Eyes, and Sufjan Stevens – Townsend’s Solitaire prioritizes and treasures genuinity above all else. His music is chamber folk fingerstyle acoustic guitar paired with a single vocal line singing lyrics addressing common anxieties, loss, and a love for life in this world – all the while drenched in a somber melancholy and nostalgia. His ensemble has mixtures of cello, violin, flute, clarinet, and piano.
Frankie Beach is an alt- folk singer songwriter based in Seattle, WA. Her songs showcase soft breathy vocals and a delicate fingerpicking style reminiscent of Adrianne Lenker and Haley Heynderickx. Her poetic lyrics honor the rawness of feeling and the chaos of experiencing love and loss in her early 20s, as she wrestles with growing out of the past and into an uncertain future. Frankie is currently working on a debut EP with guitarist Austin Dean that will be released in late October.
Songwriting has always been a place where Devon Dodgson goes to be the most honest version of herself and uncover hidden truths within. Her hope is that listeners might connect with their own story and experiences of heartache, love, and loss while engaging with Devon’s emotive performance and writing style. She recorded, mixed and mastered her 2019 album, Tapestry, which is available on all streaming platforms, and poured her musical and creative aspirations over the COVID-19 pandemic into a series of field recordings (audio+visual). Currently, Devon finds herself with limited time to commit to the songwriting craft and music community at large as she navigates balancing new motherhood and literally any other pursuit.