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Var Gallery

Var Gallery Presents: Sarah Morris with Michael Gay & Derek Pritlz

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Var Gallery Presents: Sarah Morris with Michael Gay & Derek Pritlz
Var Gallery Presents: Sarah Morris with Michael Gay & Derek Pritlz

Time & Location

Nov 02, 2023, 7:00 PM – Nov 03, 2023, 7:00 PM

Var Gallery, 643 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA

About the Event

Doors: 7:00pm

Show: 8:00pm

Tickets on sale now!

$14 online presale

$17 at the door

2018  Kerrville New Folk winner Sarah Morris’ endearingly honest, expertly  penned songs deliberately miss the forest for the trees. Armed with a  poignantly relatable rainy day ache in her sunlit voice, she weaves a  winding path of masterful storytelling and timeless Americana melody  that invites audiences to join her in celebrating the magic of our  everyday minutia. Twice named the Midwest Country Music Organization’s  Songwriter of the Year, Sarah has shared stages with greats like JD  Souther, earned international airplay, and reached notable positions on  the Americana Music Association and Euro Americana charts. Sarah  released her fifth album of original material, Here’s To You, on May  5th, 2023.

MICHAEL GAY is a  Minneapolis-based country folk storyteller. Starting off as a drummer  and finding his way to guitar, he was inspired by the singer-songwriters  of his dad’s generation--Willie Nelson, John Prine and Jerry Jeff  Walker.  “I dove into that world head-first,” Michael says. “I  love thrift stores, and I'd just buy whatever I could find for a dollar  or two that had a name on it I recognized. 70's singer-songwriters and  outlaw country was kinda what got the wheels turning because it was  cheap/free at the time. But my dad's record collection is where it  started to come together for me.”  Born in Denver and raised in  Rochester, MN, Michael studied history at the University of Minnesota  with the intention of teaching high school social studies until he moved  to Minneapolis’ vibrant NE neighborhood and was drawn to the bands and  songwriters playing corner bars like the 331 Club. He was hooked.  Best  known for his project Almighty American, Michael quickly established  his place among the Twin Cities’ finest Americana artists, winning fans  and media praise for his honest, accessible songwriting. “Bus Brakes,”  the single from Almighty American’s first full-length album Somewhere  Ride (2017) was featured on The Current, drew comparisons to Jason  Isbell and Boxcar Willie and was hailed as “the real deal” (Ear to the  Ground Music). A magnetic presence on stage, Michael has opened up for  such acts as Margo Price, The Mavericks, Kacy & Clayton, Emily Scott  Robinson and more.


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