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14 Wednesday, November 6, 1996 West Seattle Herald/White Center News By Jeff A. Eldridge STAFF WRITER fter spending six years in the wilderness and watch- ing her brother die of AIDS, Joanne Rand is using her experiences of life and death to take her music to levels. The 35-year-old Junction resident is fast becoming the model of neo-90s folk music with her band, The Little Big Band. Friday night; she will perform HER SONGS, which are deeply with Jenny Bird, Iongtime friend personal, were hidden behind a wall and musician, at Madison's Cafe, of insecurity until she moved out of 3803 Delridge Way S.W. (See the wilderness and overcame her "Diversions"). apprehension. "Joanne Rand's singing raises "I felt funny about subjecting your hair," writes Pulitzer Prize- people to my personal songs," says winning author Gary Snyder. "Ele- the spirited songwriter. "I was a gance and fierceness in the same closet musician." deep breath." After six years in the harsh wood- Originally from Atlanta, Rand ed environment, Rand learned her hopped around the globe and stud- brother Jordan was dying of AIDS led in many universities. She so she came to West Seattle to live received a degree at the Art Instituie with him. Jordan, a writer by trade, of Chicago, then moved to the wrote several songs on his sister's Siskiyou wilderness in California. albums before he died last year. While living a mile-long canoe ride Her brother's death inspired much from the nearest sign of civilization, of the music Rand plays, and a solo she wrote opinionated songs about album that debuts Nov. 21 tells their area logging practices and environ- story. mental issues. Rand began her musical career "I had to haul my keyboard in a playing the ukulele and piano when wheelbarrow to get it to my place," she was 8 years old. At 12, she she says. "Living in the wilderness moved on to the guitar and has been was like a foundation for me. I strumming away since. learned a lot." Her influences come from a Joanne Rand was a ifornia wilderness. "closet musician" until a stint Jeff A. Eldddge/staff living in the Cal- WA Live music Beatles and classic rock. 9 p.m. $7 Covcr. Madison's Care 3803 Delridge Way S.W. 935- 2412. Classical Thursday, Nov. 7: L. Rain, She, 'Poetry in Song' George Shreck. Singer-songwriter to St. John the Baptist Episcopal avant garde. 8 p.m. No cover. Church, 4210 S.W. Hanford St. Friday, Nov. 8: Joanne Rand and ArtsWest music series continues at 3 Jenny Bird. Acousticsinger-songwriters. p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, with a concert 9 p.m. $6 cover, featuring Jewish folk poems and "Jour- Saturday, Nov. 9: Sheryl Wiser. ney of the Magi" by T.S. Eliot. Tickets: Rock-n-roots. 9 p.m. $5 cover. $12 general, $9 seniors, $5 students. Sunday, Nov. 10: Becca Christei Call 938-0963. Trio. Jazz, blues, R & B. 7:30 p.m. $6 cover. Theater Rocksport Bar & Grill Vaudeville & Flickers 4209 S.W. Alaska St. 935- Hokum Hall, 7904 35th Ave. 5838. S.W. 937-3613. Friday, Nov. 8: Ray Condo and his Nov. 8, 9 and 10: Hokum W. Richochets. Rockabilly. 9 p.m. $5 Jeebs, Constance Coorick and Ned cover. Kelly's "Kinetic Comedy." Silent Saturday, Nov. 9: The Beatniks. DIVERSIONS movies: "The Great Train Robbery" and Buster Keaton in "The Playhouse." Showtimes: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $8 general, $6 students-seniors. Alki Bathhouse 2700 block, Alki Avenue season with this Rodgers and Hammer- stein musical classic, which opens Fei- day and runs weekends through Nov. 24. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Fridays and Sat- urdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Tickets 'Little Red Riding Hood" or more information: 463-9640. Burien Little Theatre, Fourth Avenue Southwest and South- Galleries west 146th Street. Thistle Theatre presents a puppet pro- ArtsWest 15 duction of "Little Red Riding Hood" 4714 42nd Ave. S.W. 938- weekends through Nov. 17. Showtimes 0963. are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, and 1 p.m. and 3 "Vessels and Moorings," a collabora- A p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: tive show by the husband-and-wife $6, $4 seniors and children. Reserva- team of Lisa Nappa and Roger Ralston, tions, more info: 524-3388. runs through Nov. 16. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Satur- p.m. day. Ta 'The King and I" Vashon High School, 20120 Vashon Highway S. W. 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