The Seattle singer returns from a monthlong tour of Europe to release a six-song EP, with November shows planned at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley.
Whitney Mongé, who just played 21 European shows in four weeks, returns to Seattle with an interesting homecoming schedule, and plans to release her fourth record.
Mongé, a singer-songwriter-guitarist who refers to her music as alternative soul, performed recently in the United Kingdom and Italy, wrapping up her tour on Oct. 23.
Her six-song solo EP, “Carry On,” is available for presale on Nov. 2, on iTunes and Bandcamp, and at whitneymonge.com, then elsewhere on Nov. 27. On the evening of Nov. 2, Mongé will perform at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral on Capitol Hill, in an event called “Cathedrals XXIII.” Also playing are LeRoy Bell, Clinton Fearon, Sarah Clarke and Wanz.
Mongé’s record-release party will be a two-night affair, with shows at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on Nov. 27 and 28 with Naomi Wachira. “Carry On” CDs will be available at both of the Jazz Alley shows.
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“Carry On” was recorded this spring at Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline and Studio Litho, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard’s studio in Fremont. The self-produced record is a solo project by Mongé, with minimal accompaniment on some songs. Mongé says her shows at Jazz Alley will reflect what is on the album, performed solo, without her full band.