ABOUT

James Schweda, also known as Weather, is a singer-songwriter based in Seattle who plays a mix of Funk, Folk, Jazz and Country known as folkadelic con-fusion. Sometimes described as the love child of Bob Dylan and Neil Young conceived on the Grateful Dead parking lot; Weather plays concise, lyrically complex modal jams.

Weather has been playing guitar for over twenty years and has composed over forty original tunes. He also plays a variety of cover and traditional tunes. He's played in numerous bands dating back to the early 90's. He's shared the stage with a number fantastic musicans including Wynton Marsalis, Kasey Anderson and Jason Heinrich (Metal Church).

Screen name:
Weather
Member since:
Jan 15 2017
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Bob Dylan, John Hartford, Ween, The Grateful Dead, String Cheese Incident, Steely Dan, Steve Earle, Phish, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Neil Young.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Beginner
Clarinet:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

- Yamaha FD01 Acoustic Guitar
- Yamaha RGX313 Electric Guitar
- Breedlove Acoustic/Electric Guitar
- 1996 Fender Telecaster (mim)
- 2012 Fender American Stratocaster
- Line 6 PODHD500X floor processor
- TC Helicon Mic Mechanic
- TC Helicon H1
- Radial ProMS2
- Kustom KPX112PM powered monitor
- Apogee One
- iPad 4
- Shure SM58

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Two hours of Folkadelic Con-Fusion. All ages and free!

Two hours of music by Bud Weather and Goodtime Hustle. All ages and free!

On Sunday, August 12th, The Parliament Tavern will be hosting three of the Pacific Northwest’s most challenging singer-songwriters: Sidecar, Bud and The Aly Crase. The Parliament Tavern is located at 4210 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116.

Sidecar is a local artist and front man of the Tacoma fusion trio, Western Spyders. “Born in the South, raised in the sound” is the phrase that best captures the flavor of Sidecar’s music. His music is an eclectic blend of blues, rock, hardcore, punk, folk, and jazz. Performing a variety of originals and reimagined covers on a multitude of instruments, Sidecar brings you a meaningful and energized performance you won’t soon forget.

You can learn more about Sidecar on his Facebook page::

https://www.facebook.com/sidecarsolo/

Bud Weather, is a singer-songwriter based in Seattle who plays a mix of Funk, Folk, Jazz and Country known as folkadelic con-fusion. At times he sounds like Bob Dylan after a long bus ride with Neal Cassidy. He counts among his influences Bob Weir, Keller Williams and John Prine. Weather writes intellectually challenging, groove oriented, modal jams.Bud Weather’s Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/budweather

Aly Crase is a singer/songwriter from Seattle, who crafts her songs through improv and believes that music should be organic, raw and have flaws which reflect the human spirit..Aly is a multi-instrumentalist who plays violin, piano, bass, guitar and drums. She is a classically trained violinist and has been playing since she was 6 years old and plays with symphonies and bands live and in studio. She's also self-taught on piano and has been playing since she was 3.

You can listen to Aly’s music on her BandCamp page:https://alycrase.bandcamp.com/

This is a free show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8:00 p.m.

The Parliament Tavern is always 21+.

Three bands!

On Friday, July 20th, The Parliament Tavern will be hosting a night of funky psychedelic music featuring three of the Pacific Northwest’s finest genre bending acts: Special Order, Bud Weather’s Goodtime Hustle and The Aion Frequency. The Parliament Tavern is located at 4210 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116.

Special Order is a group of musicians making dialectable music. Their fluid translucent music is rebel music relevant to the eminent music revolution. They pride themselves in making “People Music”. You can get a taste of this wild stuff on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SpecialOrderBand/

Bud Weather’s Goodtime Hustle, is a jam band based in Seattle who plays a mix of Funk, Folk, Jazz and Country known as folkadelic con-fusion. At times they sound like The Grateful Dead after a long bus ride with Parliament Funkadelic. They count among their influences; Little Feat, String Cheese Incident and Cake. Goodtime Hustle intellectually challenging, groove oriented, modal jams. You can learn more about Goodtime Hustle and hear some of their music at http://GoodtimeHustle.com/

The Aion Frequency, Seattle’s premier Folktronica act will be playing support. This tight knit group featuring Daniel Eckman, Jeremy Lenz, Tim Harper and Ben Heege is bound to amuse and amaze with their folk electronic dance jams. More information about The Aion Frequency is available on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theaionfrequency/

Tickets to this show are only $7. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Music starts at 9:00 p.m.

The Parliament Tavern is always 21+.

Solo set opening for a couple international touring acts.

On Thursday, June 21st, Skylark Cafe and Club will be hosting a psychedelic music night featuring three of the Pacific Northwest’s trippiest acts. Skylark Cafe and Club is West Seattle’s premier music venue and restaurant offering live music, a full bar, delicious food and much more. It is located at 3803 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, Washington 98106.

From the heart of the Evergreen State, The High Council explores the boundaries of melody and groove. With a blend of transcendent improvisation and earthy rock sensibilities, THC draws on elements of jazz, reggae, rock and psychedelia. The High Council members are lead guitarist Zeke Wakefield, rhythm guitarist Ryan Phillapart, bass guitarist Reign King, keyboardist Zack Olson, drummer Davy Nefos and percussionist Jeff Pang.
https://www.facebook.com/thehighcouncilband/

They will be joined by Bud Weather and his band Goodtime Hustle. Bud Weather, is a singer-songwriter based in Seattle who plays a mix of Funk, Folk, Jazz and Country known as folkadelic con-fusion. At times he sounds like John Prine after a long bus ride with The Merry Pranksters. He counts among his influences Bob Weir, Keller Williams and Cake. Weather writes intellectually challenging, groove oriented, modal jams. You can learn more about Bud and hear some of his music at http://GoodtimeHustle.com

Playing support will be Pyxie Pirates. The musical love child between the saucey psychedelic Miss Frizzle and Wesley Thomas, the wild boy of the Seattle jamband Runes of Neptune, Pyxie Pirates is guaranteed to steal your face an leave you begging for more. You can learn more about them by looking at their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/PyxiePiratesMusic/

Don't miss out on this opportunity to see these three great acts.

Tickets are only $8, available at the door.

This show is 21+

Check out our Facebook event page for more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1499837203476546/

On Saturday, May 19th, Tim’s Tavern will be hosting a night of funky jammy madness featuring four of the Pacific Northwest’s most mind blowing acts: Ralph Reign, Tryin’, Special Order and Bud Weather. Tim’s Tavern is located at 602 N. 105th St. Seattle WA. 98133.

Straight outta' the Astral Plane, is Ralph Reign, the headliner for the show. We’ll dive into rich funky/jazzy hip hop rooted textures, woven with conscious and delicately crafted lyrics. You can learn more about Ralph on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/reignofralph/

Playing Support will be Tryin’, A groovy, Seattle-based live electronic trio that blends elements of trance fusion and disco. They create a unique sonic canvas during every performance. They are bound to blow your mind. Their Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TryinMusic/

Special Order is a group of musicians making dialectable music. Their fluid translucent music is rebel music relevant to the eminent music revolution. They pride themselves in making “People Music”. You can get a taste of this wild stuff on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SpecialOrderBand/

Bud Weather, is a singer-songwriter based in Seattle who plays a mix of Funk, Folk, Jazz and Country known as folkadelic con-fusion. At times he sounds like Bob Dylan after a long bus ride with Neal Cassidy. He counts among his influences Bob Weir, Keller Williams and John Prine. Weather writes intellectually challenging, groove oriented, modal jams. This evening will be the premier of his backing band, Goodtime Hustle. You can learn more about Bud and hear some of his music at http://GoodtimeHustle.com

Tickets to this show are only $7. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8:00 p.m.
Tim’s Tavern is always 21+.

Check out the event page for more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1156830191126135/

A two hour solo show.

A free two hour solo show at Cafe Zippy in Everett

Catch me and four other songwriters at Tim's Tavern,
602 N. 105th St., Seattle, Washington 98133

Four great artists bare their stories and their teeth during this night of intimate musical performances. Local Tacoma artist, Sidecar (of Western Spyders), is joined by Toby C. Brady (of Lost Dogma), Deb Montgomery, and Bud Weather. A full night of amazing music at the historic New Frontier Lounge... Great beers on tap and a full bar with excellent food. A $5 cover gets you in the door.

A mixed genre night at Substation in Seattle

A long running songwriter showcase.