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Ky Burt: Album Release w/Never Come Down Band, Pretty Gritty

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Ky Burt

Pretty Gritty

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The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97201

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Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final.

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Ky Burt’s debut full-length studio album, The Sky In Between (Release date: April 5th, 2019) features ten richly crafted songs rooted in the sounds and settings of the American landscape. It’s the culmination of several years of intensive writing, performing, and re-working of songs, that span a Midwest upbringing, career as an environmental educator in Arizona, and ultimately landing Burt in his new home in the Pacific Northwest. Reflecting on connection, love and loss, the bustle of city life, the desire for and decline of small towns and quiet grounding places, it’s a chronicle of how nature is a guide for our lives, and how impermanence and the passing of days is both beautiful and difficult. It’s also an homage to ancestors, and the inherited yearning to re-root, reach for one’s dreams and build new life again. As Burt relates, “Life is not a straight path, it’s your own version of some crooked winding road that might just take you home again.”

A multi-instrumentalist (acoustic and electric guitar, five-string banjo) with a wide range of influences spanning Appalachian string music, old country, and contemporary folk, Burt pulls inspiration from a wide vocabulary of American root forms to create a sound full of stunning imagery and melodic depth. Born in the American Midwest to a long ancestry of craftsmen, farmers, and teachers, Burt has been seeding his own unique craft through the art of song since childhood. His lyrics tell a story of miles traveled, landscapes gone by, lovers won and lost, and the search for a sense of place in an ever increasingly complex world. Time spent living in different regions of the U.S. (Appalachia, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest) has deeply informed his playing and songwriting, exposing Burt to numerous local and regional musical acts, and allowing him to develop an engaging, dynamic, and diverse musical style. Music has been the well-traveled suitcase he carries on his journeys.

www.kyburt.com

Pretty Gritty

Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two. Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space. These two have carved out a reputation as a must-see live act, allowing them to open for such acts as The Wood Brothers (SalmonFest 2016), Tim O'Brian, Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge, Rod Picott, Lake Street Dive, Ben Sollee & the Kentucky Native and Joe Newberry.

www.prettygrittymusic.com

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Ky Burt

Pretty Gritty

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The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97201

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