Reggae legend says ‘Fix It’
Pacific Northwest reggae legend Clinton Fearon, who has played many shows on Vashon, has a new single out. The song, “Fix It,” builds on the grooves of reggae to demand that everyone, from lawmakers to everyday people, work to fix the existential problems of climate change and social injustice.
A video for the song, easily searchable on YouTube with the prompt “Clinton Fearon – Fix It [Official Video]” was recently shot on Vashon, and contains cameos of well-known players from the island music scene, including Ron Hook, Sarah Christine and Pete Welch. Welch, of Vashon Events, is credited with helping support the production of the video.
Listen to the song, watch the video, and find out more about Fearon’s live-stream concerts and appearances at clintonfearon.com. And if you don’t have any Clinton Fearon albums in your collection, well, fix that.
Give the gift of art
VALISE Gallery’s 5” x 5” show, which can be seen online and in the gallery, features 175 small works, all for $75, by Gregory Burnham, Bill Jarcho, Pascale Judet, Rachel LordKenaga, Robert Passig, Sharon Shaver, Hita Von Mende, George Wright, Lenard Yen, Jesse Johnson, Dot Cherch, and Jiji Saunders.
VALISE has strict COVID protocols, including a mask requirement and having only two people in the gallery at once. The gallery is open on Fridays, Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m and Sundays from 12 to 2. For those who would rather see the art virtually, visit valisegallery.com. To purchase works you see online, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VALISE will host its last First Friday of 2020, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.
New shows from VashonLive
From its new winter digs at Open Space for Arts & Community, VashonLive will present a live-streamed concert by Annie O’Neill and Amy Denio at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at facebook.com/vashonlive.
O’Neill is a Seattle-based Americana songwriter, and Denio is a Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist composer of soundtracks for modern dance, film and theater, as well as a songwriter and music improviser.
At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, VashonLive will present a live-streamed concert by Great American Trainwreck. The Seattle band’s music blends bluegrass, southern rock and classic country. Their new album, Sweet Pepper Jelly, will be released in 2021.
Tip the artists using the prompts listed on the Facebook page.