Rhythm & Brews Concert Series:
Nick Shoulders & the OK Crawdad - Best Western Tour
With Special Guest DEAN JOHNSON
Saturday, August 26, 2023, 8 pm
Here to put the "Try" in Country...
Wielding an ethereal croon and masterful whistle crafted from a lifetime chasing lizards through the Ozark hills, Nick Shoulders is a living link to roots of country music with a penchant for the absurd. Combining his family's deep ties to regional traditional singing with his years of playing to crowded street corners, Nick has sought to forge a hybridized form of raucously clever country music; born of forgotten rocky hollers and bred to confront the tensions of the 21st century South. As evidenced by his surreal album art and anachronistic songwriting, Nick’s creative output is steeped in the complicated history of his beloved home of rural Arkansas, but crafted as a conscious rebuke of country music’s blind allegiance to historical seats of power and repression. With a kind word and a mean yodel, Nick hopes to put the ‘try’ in country.
This marks Nick's second shindig on our stage, following his explosive opening set for Sierra Ferrell on St Patrick's Day of 2022.
For over ten years, Dean Johnson's rustic tenor and simply strummed acoustic guitar have been perking up ears around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Dean has gradually buildt a dedicated fan base -- strictly through live performances -- singing existential cowboy waltzes, ballads about wishing one could find a way out of heaven, honest confessionals, and other heartbreakers from a unique perspective.. His first album, Nothing for Me, Please, was released on May 5, 2023 on Mama Bird Recording Co.
Doors 7:00 pm
Show 8:00 pm
$20 General Admission
$25 Day of Show