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Sonic youth: 15-year-old star to play Eden Hall

Published on January 22, 2018 8:39PM

A young voice will fill the Eden Hall with an old-time sound this Saturday, Jan. 27, as 15-year-old Sammy Brue takes to the stage with his band, The Grinders.

Brue has been writing and performing songs since the age of 10, developing a style that harkens back to the early days of folk-rock.

“My dad would always play Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie in the car when I was younger,” Brue said. “So when I first discovered the radio, when I was around six, I was surprised that that kind of music wasn’t on the radio. When I started making music myself, I wanted it to have that old sound, because that’s what I grew up with and that’s what I love.”

Brue has just released his first album “I Am Nice,” a collection of folk-Americana ballads with evocative arrangements that showcase the strength and substance of his lyrics and melodies.

“The first EP was my Woody Guthrie phase,” he said. “The second I recorded in my laundry room, and it was more like what I’m doing now. The third was me producing it and adding kick drum and tambourine and bass — I think that’s where I really found myself.”

Doors open at 7 pm with music starting at 8 pm. Special guests include The Wednesday People.

General admission tickets are $12 each and are available at www.sidedoorcafe.com, by emailing brooke@sidedoorcafe.com or calling 541-764-3825.

Side Door Café/Eden Hall is located at 6675 Gleneden Beach Loop in Gleneden Beach.

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