The songs on Barna Howard’s
The songs on Barna Howard’s second album, Quite a Feelin’, ruminate on his relationship with home. Now entrenched in Portland, Oregon, many of the album’s tracks immortalize and reflect on the Eureka he once knew, while others focus on the relationships that define his new home out west. Small town life has long been celebrated in country and folk music, but Barna’s knack for capturing his own deeply personal nostalgia resonates in a rarely universal way.
William Surly is a singer/songwriter who saddles his horse (metaphorically speaking) in Portland, Oregon, and is no stranger to the western cocktail. Within his music he mixes classic country with outlaw, honky tonk, a dash of folk, some rock, soul and a whole lot of tequila.
Inspired by story tellers of the Outlaw and Folk movements of the 60’s and 70’s and rejuvenated by the modern sounds of Sturgil Simpson, Margo Price, Mike and The Moonpies, Nikki Lane and more Surly pays homage to the ones who came before him, singing songs for those best suited for a long running bar tab.
Best known for his roll in The Lonesome Billies, who have shared the stage with nationally touring acts such as Pokey Lafarge, Hooray For The Riff Raff, Blitzen Trapper and Nikki Lane, William Surly has been in and around the Portland music scene for many years. His newest endeavor “William Surly & The Barroom Gospel Band” is currently working on material for their debut album to be released summer of 2022.