Gregory Rawlins, Mike Surber at Alberta Street Pub 6/15Posted by Jessica Kaminski
Honest and earnest music is why you should be at Alberta Street Pub this Friday. Gregory Rawlins, armed with a guitar and a harmonica, will be playing songs off his latest release Elwha. Rawlins is a predominating folk musician whose roots are deeply entwined with Americana and blues. A master story teller and poet Rawlins music shifts effortlessly between raw and emotional to introspective and refined. As an artist that is often found sharing the stage with the likes of Finn Riggins, Hillfolk Noir, and Blitzen Trapper —Friday night offers a exceptional opportunity to hear Gregory’s ditties in an intimate setting.
Part hard rocker, part folk singer — Mike Surber is an eclectic artist whose music spans a broad spectrum of influences. Best described as a singer-songwriter he is grounded in Americana with a heavy dose of edgy rock. Surber’s first solo album is hot off the press and quickly gaining momentum. The Long Con is a resplendent record that explores the dichotomy between truth and lie, and seeks to celebrate the crooked sincerity of the human condition. Surber is a seasoned musician — years of slugging it out on the Pacific Northwest music scene have honed his musical chops and stage presence into a poignant live performance that is not to be missed.