Buddy Mondlock to perform Friday

PORT TOWNSEND — Rainshadow Recording and Concerts will present Nashville singer-songwriter Buddy Mondlock at the Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery at 7:30 p.m. Friday and for an intimate songwriting workshop the following day at Rainshadow Recording’s Fort Worden studio.

Tickets are $20 each online at https://www. ticketstorm.com/e/27658/t/ or $25 at the door at 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

The two-hour workshop is $50. It will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the studio in Building 315. The ticket link is https://www.ticketstorm.com/e/27870/t.

Mondlock’s songs have been recorded by other artists such as Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith and Janis Ian. His song “The Kid” was recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry.

In his latest album, Filament, he explores new territory, organizers said. Songs like “Problem Solved” and “Sunlight In My Pocket” are propelled along by drums and percussion. Others are painted with woodwinds and string arrangements. The stories of the songs range from a young artist who finds fame too soon in the title song, to the wonders and mysteries found in “The Dark,” a song he co-wrote with Guy Clark.

When Mondlock made his first trip to Texas from his native Chicago, Guy Clark heard him singing one of his songs under a tree at the Kerrville Folk Festival and liked it. So Clark went back to Nashville, opened the door and said, “listen to this kid, he’s good!” A publishing deal and a U-Haul headed south soon followed.

In recent years, Mondlock has been writing songs with military veterans through a program sponsored by an organization called Music Therapy of the Rockies, and he includes several of those songs in his shows (and one on his new album).

“This has been such a powerful experience and I’m honored to have been trusted with these stories of trauma and of triumph too,” he says.

In addition to writing and touring, he also teaches songwriting. Along with one-day workshops across the U.S. and Europe, he has also been a staff instructor at the Swannanoa Gathering, the Kerrville Folk Festival Song School, the Sisters Folk Festival Song Camp and retreats like Ellis Paul’s New England Songwriter Retreat and Cedarsongs in Tennessee.

More in Entertainment

Dramas, comedy on tap this weekend

Plays, comedy and music are highlighted this weekend on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Family concert to be presented Saturday

The Sequim Community Orchestra and the Sequim Community Youth Orchestra… Continue reading

Comedy night offered in Port Angeles

Cougar Wolf Comedy will present Comedy Night at Bourbon… Continue reading

(Northwind Art Richard Coletta) 
Richard Coletta of Port Townsend admires Caryl Fallert-Gentry's quilt titled "Electric Snails," part of the "Burst of Color" exhibit at Jeanette Best Gallery.
Final ‘Burst’ in Port Townsend

This is the final weekend for “Burst of Color,”… Continue reading

Jenner Fox of Bainbridge Island and singer-songwriter Jermey Elliott are set to debut their one-day-old CD, “The Moon That Moves the Sea,” at Concerts in the Woods in Coyle for a matinee show on Saturday.
Fox, Elliott to play at Concert in the Woods on Saturday

Jenner Fox of Bainbridge Island and singer-songwriter Jermey Elliott will… Continue reading

Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra to perform February concert Sunday

The Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra will present its February… Continue reading

Chicago Bob Longmire, on left, and George Yount will conduct a three-day harmonica workshop.
Harmonica workshop offered in Port Townsend

Chicago Bob Longmire and George Yount will conduct a… Continue reading

The Candlelight Concert this month will feature classical pianist Mike Carroll.
Michael Carroll offers an evening of classical piano

Classical pianist Michael Carroll will perform at Trinity United… Continue reading

From left to right, Richard Lionheart, portrayed by Sean Stone of Port Angeles, and Prince John, portrayed by Charlie Medlong of Sequim, at a recent rehearsal.
‘The Lion in Winter’ opens this weekend

The Port Angeles Community Players will open its winter… Continue reading

Small Island Big Song brings artists of Taiwan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti to the Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles on Sunday.
Field Hall presents Small Island Big Song’s ‘Our Island’

International tour supports Maui Strong Fund

Photography featuring Indigenous women on display at college’s Longhouse

Artwork by Ashley Frantz is on display in ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ… Continue reading

Jeffrey Cohan
Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert on Sunday

The 2024 Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present… Continue reading