Fri Nov 7, 2014 10pm to 2am AKST
The Builders and the Butchers
Over the five year history of The Builders and the Butchers , from their beginnings playing on rainy Portland, OR, streets for random passersby, to the early unplugged Mississippi Pizza and Valentines' shows, to the last three years of endless touring , the band has lived and died for its connection with the audience. Whether playing bar gigs for 50 people or opening arena shows for 3000, the band strives to connect with the audience, and for the audience to connect with one another, every time they take the stage. It's that beyond anything else that keeps the Builders going.
The Builders don't pay homage to old America, they channel it. All of the basic instruments are there, acoustic bass, drum, guitar, banjo, and mandolin. They mix gospel, blues, and bluegrass and howl desperate story-songs that latch onto your brain and demand immediate attention.
The Builders and the Butchers have toured with Heartless Bastards, Portugal. The Man, Amanda Palmer, Brand New, and Murder By Death, to name a few. Their heavy tour schedule begins in January of 2011 and the band will likely perform at more than 250 venues this year.
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