Pasatempo Rebetika
Monday, July 1, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)a passionate, old-style romp through the "Greek Blues" $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
July 01 8:00 pm

Pasatempo Rebetika

The Seattle-based band Pasatempo plays rebetika, a form of Greek folk music akin to the blues in its passion and power, as well as in its focus on the trials of love gone bad, booze and drugs, jail, sickness, death, and the longing for home. The music of Pasatempo, like the blues, explores these hardships and heartbreaks with a joy and zest for life that transcends any particular time or country.

The band features Christos Govetas on bouzouki, baglama, and vocals, Ruth Hunter on accordion and vocals, and Dave Bartley on guitar, along with special guests Hank Bradley on bouzouki, Steve Ramsey on baglama and tzoura, and Bill Lanphier on double bass. Their latest album, To Monopati, includes 14 traditional Greek classics. For a musical journey into the back-alley dives of the long-gone Greek underworld, join the immensely talented musicians of Pasatempo Rebetika for an evening of soulful Greek blues.

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