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Puget Sounds Archive   Tags: digital history, music, pacific_northwest, seattle, seattle center  

Want to learn more about music of the Pacific NW? Then check out this guide on our Puget Sounds collection, which aims to document the kaleidoscopic nature of music performed and produced in Seattle and the Puget Sound region.
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Kearney Barton, crafter of the "NW Sound", in front of his Seattle home studio circa 2010 (photo by Chris Gergley)

With Puget Sounds the UW Libraries aims to document the kaleidoscopic nature of music performed and produced in Seattle and the Puget Sound region. No style, genre or music culture is excluded. Everything from art rock to hip hop, folk revival to free jazz, classical to opera, freak folk to shockabilly, Latin American folk to Balkan punk is represented in the collection.

This site is designed to help you navigate through and discover Puget Sounds' published recordings and archival material (reel-to-reel tape, born digital field recordings).


If you have questions or would like to donate recordings to Puget Sounds, please contact John Vallier.


Byron Pope - sample from the Kearney Barton Collection


Walt Robertson

"Dean of Northwest Folk Music" and Folkways recording artist Walt Robertson performing an informal set of songs. Recorded 1983 in Lilliwaup, WA, by Molly Oberbillig (Item NC-141). This recording is part of the Bob Nelson Collection of NW Folk Music.

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Ernestine Anderson & Cecil Young Quartet from 1951 (Burt Porter Collection)


Gula Matari (Kearney Barton Collection)


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