2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

He’ll deny it (probably from the stage) but he’s a living legend. He turned a charming folksy household percussion instrument, musical spoons, into a performance that blew David Letterman away and produced actual music that impressed Frank Zappa. From street performing at Pike Place and folk festival stages to joining Soundgarden while they belted out the grunge tune written by them about him, Artis has walked the walk without talking the talk. He’ll offer up his art (music, songwriting, poetry, string figures, and … well … performance art) while insisting that it ain’t much. Yeah, maybe so … but we’ll watch and we’ll listen. Seattle is lucky to have him.