Music

Recordings


Pacificana
In 2013 Tamara released an EP of six derivative works of early Northwest americana music, co-sponsored by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. The project was produced by Katie Mosehauer, previewed at the Chapel (Good Shepherd Center), and performed in Seattle School District schools. Featured artists:

  • Ian Williams on backup vocals, guitar, and trumpet
  • Scott Teske on double bass
  • Emily Westman on vocals and drums/percussion
  • Natalie Hall on cello
  • Robert Power-Drutis on vocals and piano
  • Annie Jantzer on backup vocals and flute

“Pacificana taps into the neglected musical history of the Pacific Northwest with beautiful arrangements of forgotten old folk songs. Brought to life by indie pop/folk artist Tamara Power-Drutis and friends of impressive creative and musical credentials, Pacificana is an album that musically bridges the past and the present… Lyrically poetic, and disturbing enough to catalyze a humble respect for those who tamed the melancholy wild of the historic Pacific Northwest… You forget you’re getting a glimpse into the hearts and minds of our predecessors, until you realize you’ve heard the echos of these lives before, not only in the dynamic harmonies of Pacificana, but in the dirt you stand on and the air you breath.” -Jennifer Christine Sjolund, Examiner Seattle Indie Music Insider

More about Pacificana


Old Shangahi

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs Old Shanghai from Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, featuring Tamara Power-Drutis on vocals. Released December 12, 2012

Credits

  • Engineered, recorded, and mixed by Gary Mula at Bani-Love Studios. Mastered by Pierre Ferguson.
  • Produced by Katie Mosehauer and Scott Teske
  • Song and lyrics by Beck Hansen
  • Orchestration by Scott Teske

Featured artists:

  • Conductor – Kim Roy
  • Vocals – Tamara Power-Drutis
  • Bass – Scott Teske
  • Bassoon – Emma Ashbrook
  • Cellos – Natalie Mai Hall, Alec Duggan
  • Clarinet – John Benefiel
  • Flute – Jessie Polin
  • French Horn – Kelsey French
  • Oboe – Jordan Dusek
  • Trombone – John Ochsenreiter
  • Trumpet – Ian Williams
  • Tuba – Seth Tompkins
  • Violas – Seth May-Patterson, Elisa Clegg, Emily Price, Liana Kegley
  • Violins – Andrew Joslyn, Clare Bresnahan, Conner Haffner, Dustin Peskuric, H. Jonathan Chong, Katy Balatero, Rachel Nesvig, Sada Watson


Burn it to the ground — EP

Written and Produced by Tamara Power-Drutis

Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele: Tamara Power-Drutis

Drums: Rhythm Rose Turner

Piano: Robert Power-Drutis

Double Bass and Electric Bass: Shaunessey Fischer Scott

Violin: Royal Morris

Bass: Nicole Peoples


Live Phinney Estate EP

Written and Produced by Tamara Power-Drutis

Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele: Tamara Power-Drutis

Drums: Rhythm Rose Turner

Piano: Robert Power-Drutis

Double Bass and Electric Bass: Shaunessey Fischer Scott


Tamara Power-Drutis — Solo Album

Written and performed by Tamara Power-Drutis

Produced by Dennis Magee Fallon

“This young woman has a beautiful texture to her voice; it is so clear and tuneful. The songs are very sensitively arranged and the production is so clear, just as if she were right in front of you.” -Doug Wharf


Songs for Grownups, The Warm Hardies

The Warm Hardies three song EP featuring Matt Batey and Tamara Power-Drutis on guitar and vocals, Samuel Anderson on cello, Colin Richey on drums, Corrie Strandjord on French horn, as well as Matt Bishop and Eric Anderson on vocals, was released in May of 2011.

“With song structures and lyrics that remind me of early Paul Simon the Music for Grown Up EP (released in May 2011) consists of 3 tracks, which gently float between folk and pop. The opening track Fast and Heavy sets the scene for the EP’s lyrical supreme celebration concerning the complications of finding love and relationships. All tracks contain beautiful harmonies and excellent musicianship. Only Someday changes the pace upwards with Tamara Power-Drutis on lead vocals reminding me of Neko Case (but different, if that makes sense). The 3rd and final track I don’t love you is the most instantly catchy of the collection ‘Love isn’t convient and its never on time’ and from the laughter heard towards the end its seems to have been fun to record.” -John Kerridge

“A sweet, lovely acoustic indie-pop collection. “Fast and Heavy” is the best song about a train since the Dylan one.” -David Greenwald

 

Past Collaborations

Seattle Rock Orchestra

URL: http://www.seattlerockorchestra.org

Tamara began singing with the Seattle Rock Orchestra in 2011 and has been featured in their Beatles, Beck, New Works, Chamber Rock, Greatest Hits, Side by Side, Summer Intensive shows, Timber Festival, multiple Chihuly Garden performances, as well as SRO’s music video of Beck’s Old Shanghai and it’s corresponding single and EP.

Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) was born out of the desire to marry the unabashed performance energy of rock’n’roll with the broader palette of musical nuances treasured in classical music. A professional 50+ piece orchestra with strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and a rotating cast of guest vocalists, SRO is embarking on its fifth full season of programming.
Seattle Rock Orchestra Quintet

URL: http://www.seattlerockorchestra.org

In 2014, Seattle Rock Orchestra launched its preeminent chamber ensemble, featuring Tamara in performances on KEXP and around the Northwest.
The Dark and Stormy

Tamara and the musical mastermind Emily Westman (SISTERS, Seattle Rock Orchestra) grew up singing and playing Broadway, jazz, and pop music around the piano with their families. As adults, they rediscovered this love together, meandering from a lazy brunch over to the piano. This love grew into a lounge duo, which invites audiences into their playful, moody, and often quirky act.