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Publish The Quest returns to Vashon

Jacob Bain of the band Publish The Quest, which will play at the Bike on Saturday. - Courtesy Photo
Jacob Bain of the band Publish The Quest, which will play at the Bike on Saturday.
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Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to play during the Strawberry Festival. It will play a concert at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Red Bike.

Publish The Quest blends groove music melodies with vocally driven compositions. The lyrics question social issues through story telling. Working with a nonprofit called Learn Africa, Publish The Quest has made several recent trips to Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Mali, Poland, Portugal and Spain, where they performed in music festivals and various other venues.

After three years of traveling, recording and collaborating, Publish The Quest has just released its full-length album “A Thousand Kinds of Gold!” Recorded in Seattle and locations in Africa, the album features Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Vieux Farka Toure, Nneka, Edith WeUtonga Katiji, Jeff DeMelle, Caleb Cunningham, Mark Oi, Mike Marlatt, Bill Jones, Matt Chamberlain, Izaak Mills and others. The album is now available on iTunes and will be sold at the show on Saturday.

Due to the popularity of this band and the Strawberry Festival weekend, it is highly recommended to arrive early for the show. Tickets, $5, will be available at the door, and ID is required. This is an all-ages show until 11 p.m., then 21 and older after that.

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