The Sons of Rainier / Chris Acker & the Growing Boys / Dylan Earl

01jun9:00 pm11:30 pmThe Sons of Rainier / Chris Acker & the Growing Boys / Dylan EarlSATURDAY NIGHT | $10-15 | 9PM

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The Sons of Rainier is the full band project of songwriter Devin Champlin, featuring members Dean Johnson, Sam Gelband (Mr. Sam & the People People), and Charlie Meyer. Together they create easy going alt-folk for hard times. Their music has found its way into the permanent library of hobos, widows, fry cooks, and fancy pants alike.
A balding, baby-faced, purveyor of nasally folk-rock, Chris Acker is one of America’s great translators of absurd mundanity. Often said to be a torch carrier for the legacy of the late John Prine, Acker possesses both the bravado of a backroads sing-a-long emcee and the fashion of a Goodwill rack hound who’s just happy to be here. But he’s as much a descendent of poet Frank O’Hara as he is of Prine, fusing the unavoidable humor of human existence with the vernaculars of assorted lands he’s had the privilege of thumbing around, showcasing the trades he picked up from stays in cities he hasn’t thought about since leaving them. “I love the conversation between New Orleans music and Western Louisiana music and Zydeco and Cajun and R&B. Cajun people even started making swamp pop music, which is a style of 1950s R&B that I fucking adore,” Acker says. “One of my favourite parts about folk music is, you can track its development through economic and migration patterns.”
“Among the artists rising up from the fertile twang-fields of Northwest Arkansas, Dylan Earl might just make the music that goes down smoothest…On I Saw the Arkansas, he’s got road-weary ramblers, raucous honky-tonkers, stone-washed Southern soul, and timeless tear-in-my-beer ballads, all done with impressive nuance and attention to detail.” – Bandcamp Daily

“I Saw the Arkansas offers more in the way of atmosphere than definitive statements, as Earl establishes a signature sound defined by his remarkable voice and his band’s easy chemistry. Pedal steel guitar and swelling piano rolls combine compellingly with his rich, deep baritone.” – Deborah Crooks, Holler Country


June 1, 2024 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm


$10-15 sliding