Lakewood’s own Laurel Lundgren and her musical partner Jill Nelson are among the performers selected for this year’s Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. The up-and-coming duo, performing as the Whoopee Cats, are quickly becoming a fixture at venues around Puget Sound.
They often appear at The Antique Sandwich Company in Ruston. On Mother’s Day, they performed at the Elliott Bay Brewhouse in Burien. The Whoopee Cats write and perform their own folk and blues numbers, as well as covering a variety of songs spanning decades.
Laurel and Jill are both 2010 graduates of Tacoma School of the Arts and have taught music at the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club as well as for the Metropolitan Park District.
They are scheduled to perform May 27 from 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM on the Fisher Green Stage.
The Northwest Folklife Festival, now in its 40th year, runs from Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30 at the Seattle Center.