After 6 years in Mississippi, Johnny is heading back to the Pacific Northwest. Please join us in celebrating not only the music of the Golden Bicycles, but the entire Mississippi music and art scene. The show will take place outside at The North Midtown Art Center. Beer and libations will be for sale starting at the ice cold price of $2!
The indoor art gallery will include a music poster show featuring the designs of Justin Shult…z (The Flying Chair) and Johnny Bertram, Limited edition screen prints by Richard Stowe of Lotus Editions, the photography of Matthew Brantley and more.
With special guests Furrows and El Obo this is sure to be a night to remember.
Like the poster for this event? A limited edition 3 color silkscreen print of the design by Johnny Bertram has been printed by Richard Stowe of Lotus Editions and will be available at the show. only 50 will be made available.
5:00 El OBo ( Jesse Coppenbarger of Color Revolt)
7:30 Johnny Bertram and The Golden Bicycles
tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
If you are interested in advance tickets email Johnny at firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thanks goes to our sponsors ; Old House Depot , The North Midtown Arts Center, Esperanza Plantation, and The Jackson Free Press
SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY MAY 29th 2011 4PM
A little bit about the Bands :
El Obo is the solo side-project of Colour Revolt frontman Jesse Coppenbarger, created in 2004 as an outlet for his accumulated material that did not quite fit the “loud rock band” mold of his full time outfit. His El Obo debut, Oxford Basement Collection, is the culmination of five years of sporatic songwriting and recording that occurred in multiple studios with the assistance of numerous friends/musicians (including Steven Bevilaqua of Flight on guitar and Jr. Kimbrough’s son Kinney on drums) who stepped in at various stages of the project to contribute to Jesse’s overall vision.
“The band’s songs are perfect for the intelligent rocker who prefers lyrics with heft and wit.” – Beth Dixon, Jackson Free Press
Johnny Bertram and The Golden Bicycles :
The 1970’s still conjure up a lot of inspiration these days. The indie rock and Americana explosion of the last decade has not been entirely original. There is always someone else to draw from. In the case of Johnny Bertram, it appears as though his roots in Idaho, and his current residency in Mississippi, have had more than just a regional blessing on his own special concoction of modern folk and rockabilly on his debut full length album, Days That Passed, featuring his brilliant backup band The Golden Bicycles.
Johnny Bertram is quite the musician. But, his songwriting should not go unnoticed. These tracks speak of a life that most of us will never know. He speaks of pain and horrific incidents that, for your E-Z chair, you watch on your LCD television hoping the world doesn’t shit on you as bad as it has on others. But he also speaks of hope. He speaks of breath. And he speaks with ease. For Bertram to be able to spread these words with such a brilliant backup band has to make him feel like one a lucky flower child lost in time.
—Ron Trembath (fensepost.com)