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Inaugural Firehouse Sessions Concert May 10 at The Bing Crosby Theater

Firehouse Sessions Concert

Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater

Tickets on sale now!

Our judges were dazzled by the 60+ entries to Spokane Public Radio's inaugural "Firehouse Sessions Song Contest" and are excited to finally share the music from our three winners in a live concert. Along with our two launch collaborators, Olivia Brownlee and T. S. The Solution, our three Firehouse Sessions Song Contest Winners, folk pop artist Anne Christine, neo soul group The Red Books, and jazz fusion group Time Baby come together on stage for a night of original music and sound.

About the artists:

T.S the Solution

Devonte Pearson (aka T.S the Solution) is a hip-hop artist and a music producer and promoter who provides professional services and community-building projects through his Panoramic Dreams Recording Studio. His debut EP Purple in Spokane established him as an artist of note right out of the gate, and the 2024 follow-up, Purple in Spokane II, is cementing his reputation as a driving force in the local music scene.

Olivia Brownlee 

Olivia Brownlee is a cross-genre singer-songwriter who comes from a family with a long musical legacy in the Inland Northwest. Her most recent album is This Is Where You Live: Songs Inspired in Spokane 2021-2023, which featured collaborations with local musicians that celebrated the city’s landmarks, history and people. In 2021, Olivia took part in the “Arts Mean Business” music video series, which tasked local musicians and filmmakers to write a song and film a music video in support of a local business of their choosing. Along with her solo work, she performs regularly with high-profile groups like Zonky Jazz Band.

Anne Christine

Anne Christine is the stage name for Anne McCaslin. By day Anne is local elementary school music teacher, but she recently been writing and recording music independently as an additional creative outlet. As a singer-songwriter, her music is noteworthy for the way it pairs her poetic, often introspective lyrics with just the right soundscape.

Time Baby

Time Baby is a jazz fusion six-piece that includes Caleb Brown (saxophone), Ben Dysart (drums), Riley Gray (keyboards), Mercy Maxson (guitar, bass), Lauren McKinley (vibes, percussion, synth) and Tim Zilar (guitar). The members' personalities come through in distinctive original charts that showcase the group's musical chops while also appealing to broad audiences.

The Red Books

The Red Books are a neo-soul band based out of Coeur d'Alene. Their lineup includes Anthony Berkley (drums), Stanley Johnson (trumpet), Frank Sinclair (bass, vocals) and James Earl Berkley (guitar, vocals). Their growing body of EPs and singles as well as regular live gigs around the region are drawing more and more listeners to the vocal harmonies and classic grooves that characterize the band's music.

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