Saturday, April 13th, 7PM (doors at 6:30)

Modern Americana from Pretty Gritty

Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two. Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space. These two have carved out a reputation as a must-see live act, allowing them to open for such acts as The Wood Brothers and Tim O’Brian.

Both members utilize their multi-instrumental skills to sing, play stringed instruments and hold down back-beats, all simultaneously for a truly engaging experience. But they are not simply just entertainers. It is their mesmerizing vocal harmonies and beautifully crafted songwriting that really tug at the heartstrings and earn them life-long fans.

The duo originally formed in Maryland in 2010, but after completing two National tours, Sarah and Blaine decided to relocate to Portland, OR. At first they hit the streets, busking downtown, but it didn’t take long for folks to take notice. Pretty Gritty are now playing at venues all over the Pacific Northwest.

Pretty Gritty is one of the most refreshing duos in the Folk/Americana space right now. They achieve a harmony and display a chemistry that no other male/female duo has managed to do in the modern era of Roots-Rockin’ sounds. Seven Year Itch is a must-add to your collection.”
-Joshua Smotherman, Middle Tennessee Music