Crossing Seas and Dotting Eyes

Folksy trio brings the Americana to America's birthday party

Polka Dot Dot Dot embodies one of the great rites of American adolescence: the sleepover, a hootenanny of silly goosery and warm friendships. "We're totally in love with each other," coos Jordan Smith, who asked Colleen Johnson and Onyx of Olympia, two Pacific Northwestern singer/songwriters, to join him on tour in New Zealand, which birthed the adorable trio that will set up camp at Trunk Space on the Fourth of July.

A typical Polka Dot Dot Dot ditty is stone-souped, with everyone contributing arrangements and uplifting harmonies. “A song’s not finished until it’s ‘Polka Dotted,’” Johnson says. "It's folk music," chimes in Onyx, "and folk music makes people feel together."

Fri., July 4, 10 p.m., 2008
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