Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union Street, Seattle
Seattle singer-comedian Lisa Koch and Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie team up for a LIVE SHOW, huzzah! Vaccine ditties, topical parodies, plenty of sing-alongs, glorious harmonies, and the splendiferous piano and fiddle of Ms. Higbie.
LISA KOCH Picture Tina Fey meets Bette Midler with Joan Jett guitar chops... and you’ve got Seattle’s Lisa Koch. An irreverent singer/comedian, out and sober chick, Koch (“Coke”) is a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theater, and tunes. With 5 solo recordings, she is an alumnus of loony sketch comedy duo, Dos Fallopia (My Breasts are Out of Control, Ham for the Holidays), and cult quartet Venus Envy (I'll Be A Homo for Xmas). She has shared the stage with Steve Martin, Janis Ian, Lily Tomlin, The Indigo Girls, Kate Clinton, and more. Lisa has co-written such warped shows as "The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You," “Two’s Company, I’m a Crowd,” and “Ham for the Holidays: The Hamchurian Candidate.” Koch has been featured on Olivia and LOGO, is the composer of Off-Broadway musical “27, Rue de Fleurus”, and is proud to report that one of her songs has actually been sampled by Jay-Z. Lisa brings to the stage her guitar, her wacky songs, and her musings on being a woman… from middle age to mammograms to singing vulvas. “Hearing Seattle’s Lisa Koch is one of life’s wickedest pleasures… her brand of absurd confessional comedy is clearly resonating with millions of fans.” -- Curve Magazine “Be prepared to have your hair blown back by the musical comedy force that is Lisa Koch.”-- LN Magazine
BARBARA HIGBIE A Grammy-nominated, Bammy award-winning composer, pianist singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Barbara Higbie has performed on more than 65 albums, including Carlos Santana’s 2007 release. She has 11 recordings to her credit as well as contributions to 10 compilations that have sold in the millions. As a solo artist, Barbara’s first solo CD “Signs of Life” was named a Washington Post “Top Ten of the Year”. Four other solo releases, “I Surrender”, “Variations on a Happy Ending” and ‘Alive in Berkeley” and last year’s “Scenes from Life” followed to much critical acclaim. Higbie has performed with Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, the Kronos Quartet, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Will Ackerman, Cris Williamson, Bobby McFerrin, Milton Nascimento, Spyro Gyra, Michael Hedges, Greg Brown, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Rosalee Sorrels, Terry Garthwaite, Laurie Lewis, Liz Story, and Alex De Grassi, among others.
$25 Advance // $30 Day of