– INTRODUCING FILSON LIVE –
LIKE IT OR NOT, WE’VE HAD TO SPEND A LOT MORE TIME AT HOME THIS YEAR. SO RATHER THAN TWIDDLE OUR THUMBS, WE GOT STRAIGHT TO WORK ON A NEW SERIES OF HOW-TO’S, MUSIC PERFORMANCES, AND PLENTY MORE FROM FILSON –WITH THE HELP OF A FEW FRIENDS. INTRODUCING FILSON LIVE, BEAMED STRAIGHT FROM US TO WHEREVER YOU’RE CURRENTLY HOLED UP.
NONPROFIT FEATURE + Q&A WITH THE NATURE PROJECT
TUESDAY, 8/25 – 5PM PST | 8PM EST
Join former Seattle Seahawk Cooper Helfet and some of his teammates to talk about their work with The Nature Project — a non-profit dedicated to getting underserved youth out of the cities and into nature.
Cooper and TNP believe the wonders of nature can help foster opportunities and skills that can profoundly shape a young person’s life. Tune in. Ask questions. Find out what you can do to help.
– PAST EVENTS –
TATTOO DEMO AND Q&A WITH REMPE
FRIDAY, 7/24 – 4PM PST | 7PM EST
Tune in to watch Seattle-based artist, Rempe, tattoo a trusting customer. Come with questions or just sit back and listen to Rempe offer insight into his design process, background and influences. He’ll be chatting with viewers while he works, but don’t worry he’s a professional with over ten years in the business so everything’s nice and safe.
LIVE CONCERT WITH BEVERLY CRUSHER
THURS, 7/16 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Seattle-based Beverly Crusher play what they call Acid Punk: high-energy, pedal-to-the-metal rock. Max and Sam Stiles are fast, furious and fun on bass and drums while frontman Cozell Wilson sounds like a soul singer at a basement punk show.
LIVE CONCERT WITH STEPHEN MCBEAN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN
THURS, 6/25 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Stephen McBean of Black Mountain is pulling out his sludgy guitar to swamp-up the Filson airwaves. His band’s recent album, Destroyer, is described by Pitchfork as a soundtrack to an epic desert road trip so buckle up and stay hydrated.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH WICKETT & CRAIG TANNERY
TUES, 6/23 – 8AM PST | 11AM EST
Wickett & Craig is the oldest vegetable tannery in the USA — we’ve worked with them for over 25 years because their English Bridle Leather is the best in the country.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the tannery and get a look at Wickett & Craig’s natural, eco-friendly process — from pre-tanning to dyeing and conditioning to finishing, grading and shipment.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FILSON RESTORATION DEPARTMENT
MON, 6/8 – 4PM PST | 7PM EST
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Filson’s Workshop & Restoration Department. The team will have the sewing machines fired up and walk you through the steps of restoration: from inspection and deconstruction to the creation of new life from well-worn materials.
Check out Filson.com on June 9th to shop the extremely-limited release of some of the department’s one-of-a-kind pieces.
LIVE CONCERT WITH SPIRIT AWARD
THURS, 6/4 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Seattle-based Spirit Award are known for their unique mix of sprawling stereo guitars, moody soundscapes and a driving drum and bass foundation. Comprised of Daniel Lyon and a cast of rotating musicians, Spirit Award have created a gritty, authentic sound. KEXP — Seattle’s indie radio station — dubbed Spirit Award the “Ambassadors of Psych”.
LIVE CONCERT WITH COLTER WALL
SAT, 5/30 – 5PM PST | 8PM EST
Colter Wall, not yet 25, represents the shape of outlaw country to come. Hailing from the plains of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Colter wields a show-stopping baritone to belt out haunting love songs and murder ballads in the vein of Townes Van Zandt. Country legend Steve Earle described Wall’s songs as “stunning,” and added, “He’s been listening to the right stuff, and he gets it.”
LIVE CONCERT WITH HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER
THURS, 5/28 – 6PM PST | 9PM
A lot of the American songbook goes into Hiss Golden Messenger’s sound: steady, churning acoustic guitar and mandolin, gospel emotion, eerie steel guitar, and the bobbing and weaving organ and electric piano. But, most importantly, Hiss Golden Messenger’s music grooves — it has an indescribable spirit and movement. Catch a barn-burner of a performance on Filson Live.
CHAINSTITCHING DEMO WITH ABE VOYTEK
TUES, 5/26 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Intrigued by the art of drawing with thread, Abe Voytek bought a chainstitch embroidery machine from 1910 and taught himself how to run it.
Abe will walk us through the process and history of chainstitching and give us a live demo showing us how to transfer a design to prep for embroidery.
TOWN BREWERY ONE TREE PLANTED IPA RELEASE PARTY
THURS, 5/21 – 5PM PST | 8PM EST
Filson recently teamed up with Town Brewery of Ontario, Canada to produce One Tree Planted IPA. On May 21, we’re launching this new beer with live musical performances by Gavin Gardiner of The Wooden Sky and Jeremie Albino. For every beer sold one tree will be planted.
Gavin Gardiner is the singer and songwriter of The Wooden Sky. Based in Toronto, Gardiner finds his musical home somewhere between Ritchie Valens and Townes Van Zandt.
Jeremie Albino’s music nods to the legendary blues singers who inspired him. He offers insight with his folk songs, but he stomps and swaggers through his soulful rock ’n’ roll.
NEON DESIGN & GLASS DEMO WITH WESTERN NEON
TUES, 5/19 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
If you’ve been to Seattle and walked its streets after sundown, you’ve seen Western Neon’s craftsmanship. Along with the logo and working clock atop Filson HQ, they’ve created Seattle landmarks such as Rainier Brewery’s “R” and the iconic pink elephant outside Elephant Car Wash.
Creative Director Dylan Neuwirth will give us a tour of Western Neon’s studio in SODO. After Dylan walks us through the creation process, Senior Glass Bender, Will Kirtley, will join in from his garage to guide us through a glass project. While Will works Dylan will narrate and field questions from viewers.
CONSERVATION Q&A WITH THE NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION
SUN, 5/17 – 1PM PST | 4PM EST
Lookout towers were built in National Forests across the country to aid early wildfire detection. While some of these historic structures are still used for wildfire detection, others are available as unique, year-round recreation rentals.
The NFF’s Director of Conservation Partnerships, Dayle Wallien, will talk to us about these iconic structures and discuss why Filson and the NFF are restoring them. Retired U.S. Forest Service ranger, Michael Liu, will join the conversation to discuss fire spotting and how we can all prevent fires during this upcoming fire season. Tune in to learn how to reserve your own lookout tower.
LIVE CONCERT WITH ERIN RAE
THURS, 5/14 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Challenging the notions of what a Southern singer should be, Erin Rae strikes a fiercely independent chord — both lyrically and sonically. Erin fuses musical genres and influences to craft songs that feel fresh and reflect her Tennessee upbringing.
Tune in for an enthralling live performance from a singer with one of the most distinct voices in music.
MOSSY OAK’S GAMEKEEPER KENNELS: TRAINING TIPS WITH BILL GIBSON
TUES, 5/12 – 4PM PST | 7PM EST
Training a puppy into a working bird dog is an undertaking that many don’t have the time, knowledge, or patience for. Instead, sending your dog to a capable trainer is the logical choice. Mossy Oak Gamekeeper Kennels is dedicated to breeding and training a hunter’s best friend for life.
Mossy Oak’s master trainer, Bill Gibson, will give us his hunting dog training tips and take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gamekeeper Kennels. Chances are quite good that we’ll see some new pups learning to chase game.
FLORAL DESIGN WITH THATCH FLORAL
SAT, 5/9 – 1PM PST | 4PM EST
This Mother’s Day, a gift for Mom only calls for a trip as far your backyard. Sarajane of Thatch Floral will take us on a tour of her family’s 6th-generation Kentucky farm from the rows her mother grew to patches of Kentucky wildflowers and foliage. She’ll discuss tools, mechanics, design tips, and offer up a live demo on how to make an easy May bloom arrangement.
Sarajane launched Thatch Floral to support local farmers and showcase the beauty of seasonal flowers. The crew at Thatch strives to connect with the community and provide everyone with a place to learn.
Tune in to learn about foraging principles and get ideas for bringing nature into your home.
LIVE CONCERT WITH NIKKI LANE
THURS, 5/7 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Nikki Lane — one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters — blends unbridled blues guitar and potent lyrics that are as “unapologetic as Johnny Cash’s middle finger” to create a blistering Nashville sound.
Tune into a special Filson Live and catch Nikki performing the fiery country tunes that put her at the pinnacle of outlaw country.
SURVIVAL SHELTER DEMO WITH DAN WOWAK
TUES, 5/5 – 4PM PST | 7PM EST
Dan Wowak is the owner and instructor of Coalcracker Bushcraft and the Appalachian Bushman School. Dan has been an avid outdoorsman since his childhood in the hills of Appalachia and has been formally teaching survival and bushcraft skills for over 10 years.
On Filson Live, Dan will discuss the importance of shelter during a survival scenario, showing us how to construct a shelter with both synthetic materials and natural materials from the landscape.
CONSERVATION Q&A WITH AMERICAN RIVERS’ AMY SOUERS KOBER
SUN, 5/3 – 1PM PST | 4PM EST
Rivers are vital to the health and well-being of our communities’ clean water and wildlife populations. American Rivers’ V.P. of Communications, Amy Souers Kober directs America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, one of the best-known initiatives in the conservation community.
In this Filson Live transmission, Amy will share with us what American Rivers is currently working on and tell us how we can help.
LIVE CONCERT WITH SHANA CLEVELAND OF LA LUZ
THURS, 4/30 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Shana Cleveland has been beguiling listeners for years in her role as the superlative frontwoman for elastic surf rockers La Luz. Now, in her solo incarnation, Cleveland has evolved her serene, contemplative music into a vibrant, cosmic soundscape inspired in part by one of her idols, the Afro-futurist visionary Sun Ra.
Shana’s current musical output blends pastoral folk with cosmic concerns — UFO sightings, insect carcasses, and twilight dimensions are all grist for Cleveland’s restless creativity.
Catch Shana Cleveland live from her home and receive a space-bound transmission from America’s weirdo frontier.
DUCK CALL WORKSHOP WITH JOSH RAGGIO
TUES, 4/28 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
Josh Raggio was raised by a duck obsessed father, and hooked ever since he bagged his first greenhead. His father carried a call at all times, and even ran competitions in Mississippi. After years of hunting and calling, he decided to make his own call, in what would be the beginning of his journey with Raggio Custom Calls. After quitting his corporate job, Josh dedicated himself to crafting high-quality calls, striving to make “heirloom calls” that could be passed on to the next generation.
LIVE CONCERT WITH TAYLOR GOLDSMITH OF DAWES
THURS, 4/23 – 6PM PST | 9PM EST
It’s been a decade since Dawes first emerged from Southern California, carrying with them a roots-rock sound that nodded to the past – including the West Coast folksingers and cosmic country-rockers who chased a similar muse during the 1970s – while still pushing forward.
Over the years that followed their North Hills debut, the band evolved and electrified. The grooves deepened. The amplifiers grew louder. Once known for their honest approach to classic sounds, Dawes grew into something different: a forward-thinking, boundary-pushing band for the 21st century, willing to follow inspiration wherever it leads.
Dawes guitarist & singer Taylor Goldsmith will join us without his group of road warriors for a solo performance from his home.