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Zoe Muth taps into country's soul
Written by COLE CHRISTENSEN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 02 September 2011 10:09
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Zoe Muth (Photo provided)
Zoe Muth’s recent musical success might be best described as a matter of coincidence. Less than a year ago she maintained full-time employment as a preschool teacher, playing music on the side and only venturing out of the Seattle area for a few shows on the West Coast.
But good, original music knows no geographical boundaries or day jobs as the popularity of Muth’s debut 2008 album steadily drove demand for live performances across the country.
Word of mouth fan support, the backing of a niche Americana record label and a fresh album release this spring have quickly taken this singer-songwriter and her band, The Lost Highrollers, from part-time Seattle players to a full-time touring outfit.
Muth will perform on the festival's Main Stage Saturday at 3:15 p.m. the move to the Acoustic Stage for a 5 p.m. set.
“I think of myself as an artist, but I have always had a full time job,” Muth said in a recent telephone interview. “I have never been one of those people that can just tour around and do the solo singer-songwriter thing. It took a lot of work to know that I was actually good enough that people would come out to see us.”
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