Ryland Moranz, Garret T. Willie, and Holler*
(Thursday) 7:00 pm T View in my time
Health Guidelines for this Event
Ryland Moranz, Garret T. Willie, and Holler* Thursday, May 19thDoors 7PM | Show 819+ | ID Required $22Tickets available
Ryland Moranz, Garret T. Willie, and Holler*
Thursday, May 19th
Doors 7PM | Show 8
19+ | ID Required
Tickets available at www.victoriaeventcentre.ca
Ryland’s compositions span bygone days, the here and now, and what may yet be to come, both for himself and for us all. Continuing in the grand tradition of great storytellers, Ryland filters the spirits and genius of literary giants like Kurt Vonnegut and Ernest Hemingway through the compositional templates determined by Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, or Blaze Foley.
Rarely seen on the island, it’s truly exciting for the opportunity to see Ryland live in an intimate soft seater like the VEC. Often touring internationally with his own project, and with Leeroy Stagger, Ryland’s beautiful January 2021 sophomore release, XO, 1945 is an album from the heart of it.
Lethal with a guitar in his hands, 21 year old Garret T. Willie first arrived on the scene at the young age of 10, opening the Alert Bay Music Festival before developing into a Blues guitar prodigy set to take the country by storm. Born in Namgis/Kwakwaka’wakw (Alert Bay, BC), Garret has constructed his own sound, blending together Blues, Rock, and Country-Folk that is representative of his environment – rough and tough.
Veteran songwriters and roots musicians Cluny Macpherson & Dylan Stone both have a long list of accolades and accomplishments under their belts. Now they have teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and pedal steel maestro Tyler Lieb and drummer Matt Pease whose resume spans decades of playing with Canada’s finest jazz, country and blues artists. Together they have formed Holler*, a band that explores the craft of classic country music. Holler* make damn good music that will make you want to jump in a pickup truck and get your heart broken in Bakersfield.
This will be Victoria’s first time seeing these 4 together!
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▪︎ We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
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Indigenous Artists for this Event!
Garret T. Willie
Garret T. Willie
Garret T. Willie is an old soul masquerading as an uncommonly wise, weathered, witty and world-weary 23-year-old. He’s about to give rock ‘n’ roll a formidable 21st -century kick in the ass with plenty of wild, heartbreaking, and hilarious stories to share in true rock ‘n’ roll form.
Garret T. Willie hails from Kingcome Inlet, off the coast of British Columbia. He’s been through some serious sh*t and lived through a lot more than most of us have at his age. But while Willie’s back story also gives him more right than most to sing the blues – and at heart, Garret T. Willie is a rock ‘n’ roller – he’d rather that not be the whole story.
Willie is the personification of an open book in the lyric sheet to his upcoming debut record Same Pain. Through his songs, there’s a helluva lot of raunchy fun going on above and beyond the occasional exorcism of tragedy and trauma. To listen to Same Pain is to get to know him more than you might be aware, but also to find a friendly, sensitive voice with a gift for transmitting universal emotions. Willie gets himself, and in doing so kinda gets all of us. He also knows what makes the blues tick. And, man, can he rip it up on the guitar.