Every year, the nooks and crannies of the hallways of a fancy, downtown Bellevue hotel are filled with bluegrass music during the Wintergrass Music Festival. Wintergrass is a northwest bluegrass festival tradition bringing the region bluegrass artists from around the world, workshops on this musical genre and techniques, and a youth camp for the children on mid-winter break. KBCS introduces you to a little of the culture behind a bluegrass festival – the jamming.
As the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes and is demolished this year, Cynthia Brothers, Founder of Vanishing Seattle shares stories about the grunge, gay and hip hop subcultures that flourished in the shadows of the structure over the past half century.
produced by Yuko Kodama, Noah Allen and Jesse Callahan
photo by Stephen Cysewski