Bryan McPherson/ Ghost Factory /Spencer Jo / Chris Schwartz
The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Friday April 21st, 2017
Admission: $10.00 Advance at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or https://www.myshowpass.com/bryan-mcpherson-ghost-factory-spencer-jo/
Folk-punk troubadour Bryan McPherson’s immersion in Occupy Oakland in 2011 was a life-changing experience that informed his forthcoming dynamic third album, Wedgewood, due out Summer 2015. In between playing shows on “Teargas Tuesday” and dodging rubber bullets in the name of change at Occupy, he began to collate and catalog the inspiration for his latest offering. His songs meld Americana, folk, alternative, and punk into one incendiary, incisive sound - paying homage to influences such as Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The Violent Femmes, Bruce Springsteen and Ani DiFranco.
Aiming to preserve the spirit of defiance and freedom, he retreated to Flying Whale Studios in Northern California in 2013. On the old Arrowhead goldmine in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Bryan cut himself off from the outside world for four months to self-produce the album. He holed up in a small hut on a friend’s ranch in the mountains just as winter began, and found that the rugged, isolated setting immensely impacted the music. In fact the album title reflects the brand of the stove in the hut: Wedgewood. - https://www.facebook.com/bryan.mcpherson.music
"Canadian artist Spencer Jo Burgess isn't interested in sugarcoating things. In fact, he's spent much of his musical life searching for sour truth and throwing the spotlight onto it. He's been in and out of punk bands since the age of 16, and the winding road has lead him to his current incarnation as a folk artist with a sometimes political, sometimes surreal edge that makes his social commentary poignant for anyone who listens." --Jason Neubauer, PLAYBACK:stl
For the better part of a decade Chris has been playing and touring in bands. Currently Chris plays guitar and fronts Calgary local favorites Knifedogs as well he plays guitar in punk/hardcore acts Streetlight Saints and Steelhead.