SOLD OUT: Kiefer Sutherland “Not Enough Whiskey 2017 Tour” – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – May 6th, 2017

SOLD OUT: Kiefer Sutherland "Not Enough Whiskey 2017 Tour"

Emporium Presents the songwriter (and actor) with new debut album, Down In a Hole

SOLD OUT: Kiefer Sutherland "Not Enough Whiskey 2017 Tour"

Rick Brantley

Sat, May 6, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$25 ADV / $30 DOS

Sold Out

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Young Guns’, Flatliners’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Melancholia’ and most recently, a western called ‘Forsaken,’ as well as the TV series ‘24.’

But unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) in the USTRC team roping circuit. He ran a successful ranch with partner John English for almost a decade. During that timeframe, Sutherland won numerous roping events around the country including Phoenix, Indio and the Los Angeles Open.

In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. The goal of this label was to record local musicians and distribute their music at a time when the music industry was going through a monumental shift. Some of their artists included Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney and Billy Boy On Poison. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out what he was going to do next.

In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Kiefer Sutherland’s upcoming debut album: ‘Down In A Hole’.

Sutherland says of the 11 tracks that make up the album, “It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on”.
Rick Brantley
If you've been wondering if rock 'n roll has truly been put to death by today's fabricated, widget-like stars "popping" out of the woodworks, rest assured that you will find the phoenix not only rising out of but bursting forth from Macon, GA-raised, Nashville, TN-based rock n' roll singer-songwriter Rick Brantley.

Brantley, writes, plays, and sings his Southern angst filled rock with the heart, soul and body of a young Bruce Springsteen or Kris Kristofferson. Brantley's songs address the same timeless issues that his protégés addressed in the 60's and 70's: the confusion and longing inherent in lovelorn youth, political and racial injustice, and a search for meaning in a world that offers harsh judgments but few solutions…while throwing a whole lot of rock n' roll swagger and fun in for good measure.

In keeping with the true rock n' roll concert tradition of his heroes, a Rick Brantley performance is packed to the gills with action. One moment Rick's fingers are hammering across the keyboards as he's belting out lyrics with a Bob Seger-like frenzy, and his full band is pounding down the house to keep up with him.

Next, Rick is center stage shucking, jiving, wailing, strapped into his electric guitar, and the next moment he's back at the keys, under spotlight, crooning out a ballad that will break your heart. His audience is always riveted.

Rick Brantley is fire and brimstome, flesh and faith, a blue collar and a broken heart.
A reason to believe.