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The Round: Whidbey Island #4

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

FEATURING musicians: Beverly Graham, Nathaniel Talbot, Edmund Wayne, poet: Gail Davern, and live painter: MJ Cooke.

Please join us for this unique evening of collaborative arts: music, poetry, and painting. No round is ever the same!

WICA’s own Fritha Strand brings this collaborative art piece to the stage once again. Born from Seattle’s Fremont Abbey, THE ROUND is a multi-artist event showcasing musicians/songwriters, poets, and a live painter on stage simultaneously.

Adults $15 / Youth $12


Thank you Anthes Ferments for being our Round 4 artist meal sponsor! They believe in promoting balanced gut health with fermented foods and delivering a global palate of savory eclectic tastes. Check them out at 138 Second Street, Langley, WA.

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Beverly Graham shares delightful and thought-provoking stories through song, prose, and experience; a dynamic storyteller, and melodic singer. She began performing at the age of 3 in front of a mirror - holding a comb as a microphone. A self-taught guitarist, she started writing songs when she was 9, and formed her first band when she was 12. Her performances have ranged from busking on street corners in Vermont, belting out rock in bars with nets around the bandstand, to singing at the Library of Congress in DC for dignitaries. Beverly has written and recorded nine full-length albums, written and illustrated six children’s books, and her theatrical musical exploring stories of homelessness and discrimination, “no shoes blues”, debuted in the summer of 2018. She uses her music to promote social justice, empathy, forgiveness, and radical compassion… reminding us that we all walk the journey together. She uses her abilities as a performer, writer, and inspirational speaker, to create environments that heal; encouraging diversity, open-mindedness, connectedness, and ultimately, love. 


It’s a busy life for songwriter and farmer Nathaniel Talbot, who runs an organic vegetable farm and seed company on Whidbey Island, in Washington State’s Puget Sound. When not out cultivating onions on his solar-powered tractor, he’s inside cultivating songs that are rooted in the earth and American traditionalism. “Working in agriculture, while often physically and emotionally tiring, also provides the mental space and quietude for songs to be sown and nourished,” says Talbot. His fifth album, Animal, set for release September 2018 on AWAL, marks his most ambitious and personal crop of songs to date.


"Harnessing The Mood of Andrew Bird and The Magnitude of Radiohead, Edmund Wayne's Brand Of Alt-Folk Is My New Favorite Thing" ~ Seattle Weekly


Gail Davern was born in London, England. She emigrated to the U.S. where she completed her university undergraduate and graduate degrees. Recently, her chapbook, From the Island at the End of Winter was published in August 2018 by Finishing Line Press. Her work has appeared in Aileron, Alura, CQ, Crosscurrents, and the Salal Review, among other literary magazines. She was recently name finalist for the 2016 International Literary Awards: Rita Dove Award. She teaches at Skagit Valley College in Washington state and lives on Whidbey Island.


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565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260

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Wednesday through Friday
2pm - 5pm
and 2 hours before every show

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