How Seattle's storied rock scene is shattering the genre's white male image
Seattle rockers Ayron Jones, left, and Eva Walker at Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle on Sept. 8, 2020. - Steve Ringman/TNS

SEATTLE — Rock ‘n’ Roll has a complicated history. Like nearly every form of American music, it was created by Black artists. Yet, Black artists have often been made to feel unwelcome in the genre or had their contributions erased. White men in particular have been overrepresented (to put it mildly) in almost every corner of what was the world’s most popular genre for generations. For years, it was — and in many circles, still is — all too common to attend a rock show and see three bands, each made up of white dudes with guitars. Seattle, historically, is no exception. But even a casual glance...