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Feb 23 2023


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Garett Brennan & The Great Salt Licks w/ Billy Sheeley at The Ruins **Ticketed Show**

Thurs. 2/23/23 at The Ruins. Doors at 5:30pm.
Tickets are $15 in advance (through Ticket Tomato) or $20 at the door.
This show will be in the indoor venue at The Ruins. No food vendor at this show; Outside food is allowed!
(Please note: Advance purchase tickets stop being available at Midnight the night before the show and then are only available at the door on the day-of.)
“This will be an intimate evening featuring the songcraft and arrangements of Garett Brennan’s three different collections released over the last 3 years. The night will open with Billy Sheeley of the Greenneck Daredevils in a rare, pared down environment than we’re used to hearing him.
In 2019, Brennan left a 6-year run with his psychedelic soul project, pigWar, to return to his folk/americana roots and record his 8th studio album, “Year of Mornings,” with producer and guitarist Jon Neufeld and engineer Adam Selzer at Type Foundry Music in Portland. As it did for many artists, COVID uprooted the touring and release schedules for all artists. In addition to pressing “Year of Mornings” to vinyl in early 2020 in support of their planned tour, they also pressed two digital releases from 2011 to vinyl, “The Cookie Tapes, Vol 1 & 2″ (a rare collection of GB’s tunes recorded live to 2” tape with Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Cookie Marenco in San Francisco). Then in the summer of 2021, Brennan digitally released his first collection of material since tragically losing his dear younger brother in a freak ski accident in January of 2020 where they grew up in Alta, UT, “Songs for Sean, Vol. 1.” Since none of these collections have had a proper “release party,” this show will feature material from all three albums.
Brennan has lived in the Gorge off and on since 2008, mostly in an off-grid school bus where he writes all his material. Since moving here full-time in early 2021, he has quickly connected with a stellar group of Gorge-based musicians that play regularly with him at his monthly Solera residency in Parkdale and other jaunts in the area.
For his February 23rd show at the Ruins, the band will feature his long-time musical collaborators from nearly 20-years of playing in the Portland music scene: Jon Neufeld on guitars (Taylor Kingman, Anna Tivel, Jackstraw, Martha Scanlan, Black Prairie, Dolorean), Luke Price on fiddle (Tony Furtado, Love Dean) and Will Amend on bass. The show will also feature a few guest appearances by Brennan’s growing musical community here in the Gorge.”

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