Carissa Anne Bauman had no idea who Dylan Taylor Jakobsen was when he handed her a flier on Dec. 26, 2010, outside El Corazon, a downtown Seattle music club, while she and a friend waited in line to see Scene Aesthetic, a local acoustic rock band.
“I was out there slinging fliers, trying to get my name out there,” said Mr. Jakobsen, then a senior at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Wash., who was popular on the local pop-rock scene.
That evening, he was promoting his next gig — a battle of the bands playoff in February 2011 for an unofficial spot in the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, in March.
Ms. Bauman’s friend, who knew him, quickly filled her in, and before the band went on, Mr. Jakobsen introduced himself. Later, when he asked if anyone could hand out fliers as the crowd left, Ms. Bauman volunteered. (He had to leave early because his sister had just had a baby.)
The job was right up her alley.
Ms. Bauman, who lived with her mother in Kirkland at the time, was a freshman studying music business remotely at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., from which she graduated.
“From day one, she was the sweetest, most loyal friend who came out of nowhere,” said Mr. Jakobsen, who is now 30 and a country music singer-songwriter. Ms. Bauman, 32, is now his manager. She is also the director of publicity at Perk PR, a music public relations firm in Nashville.