WEDNESDAY
December 11, 2019 | doors at 7:30pm
Sharing is Caring
The EARL and Emerald City present:
BIG BRUTUS
BEN TRICKEY
The Pussywillows | Rollingchild | Artimus
BENEFIT SHOW
  • $10
  • $10
  • ADVANCE
  • DAY OF SHOW
Big Brutus
Big Brutus is the musical project of Atlanta-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Sean Bryant. Ranging from earnest and heartfelt, to abrasive and jarring, Big Brutus writes songs that challenge the listener to dig a little deeper. His first release, Tiny Box, came in March of 2016 and followed the timeline of a relationship from the innocent beginning to the bitter end. The Odd Willow arrived in early 2017 and assumed a contemplative tone, exploring elements of mortality, aging, sickness, love, and loss. Following this release, Sean embarked on a bicycle tour up the East Coast, raising money for the International Rescue Committee and talking with as many folks as he could. He used this hard, but rewarding, trip to try to re-connect with fellow Americans in a very divided time. His revelations on the journey poured out into what has become his newest work, America Circa. The album strays from those familiar themes found on his previous albums - themes of love, loss, death, and the pursuit of fulfillment - and, instead, calls out and dives into the racism, oppression, and political corruption rampant in America today. Big Brutus has written an important, self-aware album about what it means to live and lose in this country, and calls the listener to address centuries of abuse.
Ben Trickey
"Honest record. Real shit."
-Marc Maron
"Ben Trickey’s songs are about as dark as country songs get...he taps into all those lonesome cowboys—Prine, Van Zandt, even contemporaries like Jason Molina..."
-Matthew Fiander
PopMatters

Ben Trickey is a layman's existentialist, a dive-bar philosopher both driven and paralyzed by a deep fascination with life's greatest question. In his songs, he perpetually contemplates his purpose, and with a wounded, wary croon, his dark indie-folk struggles for hope in the face of desolation.

Mined from personal experience, Trickey's writing finds metaphors in the grime and grim sentiments of the Dirty South and his hometown of Atlanta. He's battled his insecurities playing hushed sets opening for luminaries such as Jason Isbell, Phosphorescent, Vic Chesnutt and Damien Jurado, in the process earning accolades from outlets like No Depression, PopMatters and even a shout-out from comedian Marc Maron.
The Pussywillows
Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale have joined forces, and they are already leaving their mark on the Atlanta music scene. Individually, these women are incredibly strong performers and songwriters; together, they are positively formidable.
ROLLINGCHILD
ARTIMUS