BART BUDWIG + Casey Shelden + Freeman DeJongh
June 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm MDT
Duck Club Presents
with Casey Shelden and Freeman DeJongh
Saturday, June 17th
at THE OLYMPIC
$12 adv / $15 door
7:00pm doors / 8:00pm show
21+ (valid ID required)
Sometimes when Bart sings, I forget what we’re talking about. I’m sure he knows though. I trust him. He sounds like John Prine, plays like Hoyt Axton, and looks like well…Bart Budwig. He’s a cosmic country lawn gnome. He’s cherubic, cheery, and an old soul. Songs spring from the dreams of his noonday naps, and punch the keys of his typewriter above the OK Theater in Enterprise, Oregon. When words won’t take, he calls ’em in with a bugle of his trumpet, or a strum of soothing guitar.
Casey Shelden- writes in an introspective and nostalgic tone, keeping alive the tradition of country music. Each song is a beautifully crafted story, most of them his own. He weaves together imagery from his past, observations about life, and a raw honesty about being human that can bring anyone into the world he’s created.
Freeman DeJongh is a folk and western songwriter who lives in the mountains of Idaho. The sounds and stories he arranges into harmonies and songs are reflections of the natural spaces within and around him. Freeman is a multi-instrumentalist whose curiosities are focused on interweaving the eerie silver sounds of his pedal steel guitar, the electric sparkles of telecasters, the wooden hums of old time acoustics with the atmospheric drones of organs and synthesizers. Freeman’s voice comes softly from the heart and he sings to share all of his love and sadness with you. The music he creates roams freely between many traditions of American music including folk, jazz, psychedelic and country and western.