“In the Stubborn Eye of a Demon” (filmed by Eli Moore) was shot at Ben Moore’s in downtown Olympia, Washington. Elements of the past and present regularly seem to court each other at Ben Moore’s. It was founded in 1928, making it one of downtown Olympia’s oldest establishments and even today, it is still a downtown Oly treasure. Every Wednesday night Ashley’s LAKE cohort Markly Morrison is there spinning vintage vinyl.
This video is part of a series, Ashley Eriksson’s Colours Olympia, in which Ashley adapts and plays all the songs from her new K album Colours [KLP245] on different pianos in Olympia, Washington. You can watch the rest of the series (and have your first taste of this beautiful record) HERE!
Rumor has it that Ben Moore’s was one of the places that Matt Groening doodled at, inspiring characters in The Simpsons. That might be of debatable lore but one thing is for certain: Ashley Eriksson is an exquisite chanteuse and “In The Stubborn Eyes Of A Demon” poignantly meanders along a ghostly thread of then and now.