Dondero with

Tyler Fortier

  • 7 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • 21 and over

About Tyler Fortier


Fortier's multiple releases, constant touring, and steady writing are the product of a singer/songwriter who already has an accomplished recording and touring résumé under his belt, even though he's still only 26 years old. Fortier grew up in Camas, Washington, playing in punk bands, then venturing out as a solo performer, initially under the name 11th Avenue Hopeloss and then The Waverly Plan. While attending the University of Oregon, Fortier spent an increasing amount of hours on his writing, building the artistic and poetic muscle that he's used to craft the emotive and thoughtful lyrics that are found in his music.

Before the release of his fourth album, This Love Is Fleeting, Fortier and his deftly woven songs caught the attention of the folks at Ninkasi Brewing, one of the country's fastest-growing craft breweries. Ninkasi, makers of the internationally renowned Total Domination IPA, extended a sponsorship to Fortier, assisting in the release of his albums and lending the brewery's increasingly well-known name to the songwriter's tours.

Fortier's recent releases display a sound that reflects his own musical upbringing, as it's soaked in the roots rock authenticity of Neil Young, combined with the story telling chops of Bruce Springsteen and the complex simplicity of Tom Petty, yet still cut out of a modern edge of one of the many next generation of songwriting wave-makers like Josh Ritter and the accessibility of an artist like Jackie Greene.

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