“Wheedle’s Groove is the story of the forgotten soul music scene of Seattle in the 1960s and 1970s.” … oh hell yes. 

You know we love a good Seattle reblog.

Same here.

Check out The Marty Riemer Show's backstage interview with Leonard and Curtis Hammond of Wheedle’s Groove, recorded Saturday at Bumbershoot, which also happened to be “Wheedle’s Groove Day” in Seattle, as proclaimed by Mayor McGinn.

Leonard and Curtis fill Marty and Jodi in on the history of Wheedle’s Groove, the impact disco had on the rising Seattle soul and funk scene in the 60’s and 70’s, and the new vibe that comes with playing together as a collective. They also talk about Kenny G, the one member of the original movement to hit the big time.

If you love Marty Riemer as much as we do here at Bumbershoot, vote for him in the Best Local Radio Personality category of KING 5’s Best of Western Washington contest!

Chris Porter, Bumbershoot’s Programming Director, was on KING 5’s New Day Northwest this morning to talk about celebrating our 40th Festival. Check out this video to hear his preview of our lineup, including everything from music to performing arts to comedy.

He’s joined by Wheedle’s Groove, who perform “I Let A Good Man Go.” You can see footage from the Wheedle’s Groove documentary at Bumbershoot on Saturday, September 4 at 2 pm at the 1 Reel Film Festival, presented by Seattle Center, and then head over to the State Farm Stage to see their performance at 3:45pm. Get your tickets now!

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