Local musicians know that they're on the road to success when they get asked to play Bumbershoot, the annual music and arts festival returning to Seattle Center this Labor Day weekend. During his first shot at "The Shoot", we followed then up-and-coming hip-hop artist Dave B through sound-check, interviews and prepping for his performance.
Dave B hasn't always performed hip-hop.
"Grease to Beauty and the Beast," Dave B said. "So I guess that kind of sparked an ‘I want to be on stage’ type of thing, and music was just an excellent outlet.
Watch him on stage in the video above.
Orgininally published in PIE in 2013.
@Lailakaz — Laila Kazmi is an award-winning senior producer and writer at KCTS 9. Her first love is discovering and telling stories of diverse people, places, and history. She has lived in Karachi, Bahrain, Chicago, and Seattle. Laila is the series producer for Borders & Heritage, which features stories of immigrant and refugee experience in the Pacific Northwest and for Reel NW, featuring independent films from and about the Pacific Northwest. She also produces stories for IN Close and produced for PIE. Laila's video stories have appeared on KCTS 9, PBS NewsHour Art Beat, World Channel at WGBH, and KPBS. Her articles have been published in PBS NewsHour Art Beat, The Seattle Times, Seattle PI, COLORLINES, and Pakistan's daily Dawn.More stories by Laila Kazmi