Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Need Something To Do Tuesday?

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Drinkin’ and guitar pickin’ go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or like Tyler Fortier and Ninkasi beer. The singer/songwriter just launched a three-month tour sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing of Eugene, Ore.—where the Washington native currently lives—to promote the two albums he has released this year and one that’s coming soon.

Fortier, a prolific 25-year-old alt-country rocker, mixes it up, singing lo-fi songs about the Old West as well as slicker, existential survival ballads. Think Bruce Springsteen meets Jackie Greene, then visit Fortier's Facebook page to listen to and download a couple of songs before heading downtown to catch him in the act. He will be at Reef tonight, along with opener James Orr. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is FREE.

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