– 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.
WILDSAM FIELD GUIDES: SEATTLE LAUNCH
WED, 10/14 – 11AM PST | 2PM EST
Wildsam Field Guides: expert knowledge informed by local relationships and deep archival research paired with soulful storytelling.
The travel brand founder, Taylor Bruce, and editor Zach Dundas, will be on Filson Live to introduce the Seattle field guide. They’ll be joined in conversation with writer Brooke Jarvis and poet Jourdan Imani Keith — both will read portions of their original work from the guide.
– PAST EVENTS –
MOSSY OAK KENNELS PRESENTS DOG TRAINING HUNT PREP + Q&A
SUNDAY, 9/20 – 3pm PST | 6PM EST
Mossy Oak Kennels’ master trainer Bill Gibson returns to Filson Live for our final Sportsman Session, offering a refresher course in which he’ll go over key elements for preparing your pup for the upcoming hunt. Bill will highlight some of the many tips and tricks he’s gained from a lifetime career of dog training. Q&A is encouraged so come ready with questions.
BHA PRESENTS ELK BACON BEIGNETS COOKING DEMO W/ TOM HEALY
FRIDAY, 9/18 – 10AM PST | 1PM EST
Join Tom Healy of Montana BHA for a live tutorial featuring the combination of two irresistible food groups: bacon and doughnuts — specifically, Elk Bacon Beignets coated in pure maple sugar and garnished with crème fraîche and foraged berries.
Tom will lead us through a process that takes the guesswork out of curing meats by explaining “equilibrium brining”. We will then explore a unique finishing technique that combines cold-smoking, sous vide, and searing.
It’s a lot to cover but when it’s all said and done, there will be bacon.
After years of hunting and calling, Josh Raggio started making his own calls, eventually quitting his corporate job and dedicating himself to crafting high-quality calls. He then founded Raggio Custom Calls with the mission of making “heirloom calls” that could be passed on to the next generation.
Josh, a longtime Filson partner, checks in with the Sportsman Sessions to show us how to tune a duck call.
Josh’s good friend, country singer and songwriter Jordan Davis, will jump on the livestream to chat about hunting and sing a few of his number one hits.
BEAR SAUSAGE, FROM HUNT TO PLATE W/ CHEF MICHAEL HUNTER
SUNDAY, 9/13 – 1PM PST | 4PM EST
At the age of 18, Chef Michael Hunter had his first experience with hunting and eating wild game and it changed his perception of food forever. At his acclaimed restaurant, Antler, diners experience Chef Michael’s thoughtful approach to wild game and foraged foods.
In this Filson Live demo, Michael will feature wild game that he personally harvested on a recent hunt. He’ll walk us through his process for making bear sausage – including techniques, equipment, along with his own methods and recipes. Don’t miss the dinner bell for this Filson Live broadcast and be sure to keep an eye out for Michael’s forthcoming book, The Hunter Chef, available this October.
DUCK BUTCHERY 101 + COOKING DEMO WITH CHEF ERIC DONNELLY
THURSDAY, 9/10 – 11am PST | 2PM EST
Award-winning PNW chef Eric Donnelly knows that the average bird hunter could use some culinary counsel with the ducks they’ve brought home. Eric will give a cooking demo and talk about duck butchery and his process for making aromatic duck hind quarters – including his special marinade.
DUCK CALL LESSON W/ DEVLIN “DUCK” HODGES
TUESDAY, 9/8 – 5PM PST | 8PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges also happens to be a world champion duck caller. He grew up hunting and fishing throughout the southeast and is passionate about chasing turkeys and ducks.
Duck will be leading a virtual duck call lesson that covers different styles of the art-form. He will offer duck calling tips, answer questions, and will be joined by some duck call friends during the livestream.
PUGET SOUND FLY FISHING ON FOOT WITH EMERALD WATER ANGLERS
SATURDAY, 9/5 – 9AM PST | 12PM EST
Dave McCoy of Emerald Water Anglers has dedicated his professional life to the fly fishing industry and has spent the last twenty-plus years relentlessly trying to surpass expectations as a guide, outfitter owner, conservationist, and fly fishing ambassador.
During this Filson Live Sportsman Session Dave will discuss equipment, casting techniques, and overall skills that will help when fishing from the beach — in this case, the shore of The Puget Sound. This location is a year-round fishery for Sea Run Cutthroat Trout (catch-and-release only) and has seasonal fisheries for salmon – this year Chinook and Coho are running.
HOW TO CAMOUFLAGE A CANOE WITH T. EDWARD NICKENS
TUES, 9/1 – 9AM PST | 12PM EST
T. Edward Nickens reports across North and Central America, with more than 1,000 bylines from the Arctic Circle to Honduran rainforests. He is editor-at-large and columnist for Field & Stream, a contributing editor and author of the digital column The Wild South for Garden & Gun magazine, and a contributing editor for Ducks Unlimited magazine.
Basically, Eddie knows his stuff. He’ll bring some of that knowledge to the Sportsman Sessions and show us how to camouflage a canoe for a waterfowl hunt — an essential prep he’s done for many a season.
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.
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.