Hope you were there!

We had a truly great evening November 16th. Every seat taken, and a few more standing in the corners as our three friends did their wonders. Details about each performer are in the last post (below), which announced the event.

Joe Powell warmed up the crowd with a few bovine bits of poetry (he is from Ellensburg, after all) then moved on to deeper regions of thought and feeling. He closed out with a poem about the Sinkiuse-Columbia people (Chief Moses’ tribe), their homelands, and ties to place that can and cannot be broken.

This served as a nice transition into LeRoy Adams presentation. LeRoy started with some basic history about the Yakama Nation’s ceded lands and then was generous enough to share stories, remembrances, and considerations of his own experience being raised as a Yakama hunter, and passing this tradition on to others, as they come of age. A privilege to listen.

Michael David Bushman then stepped up and took us on a tour of some of his music, explaining the background and backstory of his songs and melodies and kept us laughing and listening throughout.

Many stuck around to gab and catch up before heading out into the icy night.

Enjoy the multitude of deep-winter celebrations coming soon, and rest up for —

the next Oyez Roslyn!
at the Roslyn Cafe
Featuring Lauren Shuck telling tales, cellist Valerie Doerrfeld, and contemplator and artist Deb Davis.