Since his beginnings as a street performer, Seattle-based accordion troubadour Jason Webley has built a loyal following around the globe with his energetic, uninhibited live performances. Known for his passionate delivery, his soul-wrenching lyrics and an infectious sense of fun, Webley’s relentless touring schedule has taken him to dozens countries, most concerts ending with the entire crowd locked arm-in-arm, swaying and singing.
Webley has released six albums and numerous collaborations on his own record label. He organizes the annual Monsters of Accordion tour and is one half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn (with Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls.) He has shared the stage with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Devotchka and Regina Spektor and has performed everywhere from Tasmania to Siberia.
At the end of 2011, Webley will be taking an extended break from touring, making this special concert at Whelan’s the last chance to see him in the area for some time.