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Runningpotleaf
09-20-2015, 12:26 PM
as posted on their FB page:


Gary Louris hasn't been playing many solo shows since The Jayhawks rebooted in 2014 but he's playing 3 in 7 days early next month out in the PNW.


Oct 3 - Portland, OR - The Old Church Concert Hall
Oct 9 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Oct 10 - Prosser, WA - Brewminatti

ChiefCrowe
09-21-2015, 01:22 AM
oh that is great.. I only wish I could make one of these.

sacred roots
09-21-2015, 02:07 PM
Ticket links for the 3 PNW shows.

Oct 3 - Portland, OR - The Old Church Concert Hall
Tix: http://ticketf.ly/1XQpjT0

Oct 9 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Tix: http://bit.ly/1L4KprL

Oct 10 - Prosser, WA - Brewminatti
Tix: http://bit.ly/1EQw5lM

deckerma
09-22-2015, 10:07 PM
great news!! PNW loves GARY!!!!

sacred roots
09-23-2015, 12:52 PM
great news!! PNW loves GARY!!!!

I hope this means everyone out there will support these dates - Gary solo shows in the PNW are a very rare bird!

bryguy
09-24-2015, 12:32 PM
I hope this means everyone out there will support these dates - Gary solo shows in the PNW are a very rare bird!

Even rarer in the mid-west coast ;-)

deckerma
10-06-2015, 09:01 PM
any report on the Oct 3rd show in Portland?

deckerma
10-10-2015, 11:58 AM
Fantastic Gary show last night in Seattle in no particular order:

Stumbling thru the dark
Save it for a rainy day
Angeline
All the right reasons
Omaha nights
Blue
Learning to fly
Waiting for the sun
Nothing left to borrow
Two hearts
16 down
Queen of the world
Broken harpoon
Everybody knows
3 or 4 new songs that sounded great

Great energy, great mood relaxed taking requests! The new Jayhawks album is done except for a few guitar parts.

Ive seen the Jayhawks a few times, Gary and Mark a few times, this was by far the best!!!!!

The band has finished recording in Portland, Gary is still around to add a few guitar parts

Jiff
10-13-2015, 01:40 AM
Thanks for the Seattle report. Didn't know about it until I watched a recording of Evening the day after and KEXP's John Richards mentioned it. Too late. No advertisement that I saw and I read all the local music press I can get a hold of. Looks like there was a blurb on The Stranger web page. Missed it.

sacred roots
10-13-2015, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the Seattle report. Didn't know about it until I watched a recording of Evening the day after and KEXP's John Richards mentioned it. Too late. No advertisement that I saw and I read all the local music press I can get a hold of. Looks like there was a blurb on The Stranger web page. Missed it.


Sorry you missed the show; I heard it was a good one.

The three Gary PNW dates were heavily publicized on the Louris and Jayhawks social media over the last month, and were first mentioned here at least 3 weeks ago. KEXP also mentioned the show several times the week before the show.

Still, I feel your pain about the sea change in gig promotion over the last decade; it's a brave new world out there. Locally here in the Twin Cities, the number of print ads promoting live music has greatly diminished in recent years. The only place we regularly see them is in our local alt weekly, which itself is drastically shrinking overall, largely due to the fact that a good chunk of their readers have migrated to online info sources. Unfortunately there's very little budget for print or radio ads these days, especially on behalf of artists and small venues. If the venue doesn't pony up for local ads the artist and their fans often are the ones that get the most shortchanged. The Seattle gig was promoted by a non-profit so I'm guessing they have a very limited budget for advertising - a classic Catch 22 for small venues.

Gary's artist website is currently "under development" but it does have a robot feed for his latest gig info:

http://www.garylourismusic.com

By far, the best source for latest Gary news is his Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/garylourismusic

It's a public page - no participation in Facebook is needed or required. Just bookmark it and pretend it's another web page. I run across people who are resistant to social media platforms for whatever reason but, frankly, I can't imagine being a serious music fan these days without having access to all of your favorite artists online assets: websites, forums like this and, yes, their social media accounts, too.

Gary's Twitter account also is a good source for gig info:

https://twitter.com/GaryLourisMusic

Jiff
10-14-2015, 11:54 PM
Re, "The three Gary PNW dates were heavily publicized on the Louris and Jayhawks social media over the last month, and were first mentioned here at least 3 weeks ago. KEXP also mentioned the show several times the week before the show."


The Stranger, and not so much, The Seattle Weekly, paper versions have been pretty reliable for me. It's easy to read through their listings and ads once a week and catch most all touring acts coming to town. Yes, I suppose Fremont Abbey can't afford ads, and I probably skipped over them in the listings section since they rarely host anything I'm interested in.

I have a few artists liked on Facebook and Twitter, and their many postings, not usually tour dates, are more than enough useless stuff to scroll through. I rarely come to this forum anymore since it's pretty quiet and rarely listen to KEXP since they mix in too much music I don't like.