Friday, August 23, 2019

Run On Sentence

Ryan Sollee (The Builders and The Butchers, Albatross)

7 pm


21 and over

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Run On Sentence

Run On Sentence

Run On Sentence is an ever-evolving musical project fronted by Dustin Hamman.

His lyrics are really about something. It's rare anymore to hear a song that also functions as a credo, a statement of what the singer believes as opposed to what words merely fit the syllables and the rhyme scheme.

Run On Sentence songs are petrogylphs, carved out after Dustin spent a lot of time on windswept bluffs just listening and watching. He shapeshifts like the old shamans, not physically changing his form, but wrapping his mind around the true empathy of understanding what it's like to be something else. The songs are always pure statements, things he has seen on quiet nights alone, when the trees start to glow with the energy of life. They are songs that he can get up and sing honestly every night, squeezing out every note with every drop of breath left in his diaphragm, because the songs are true. They are like a tent revival, where the energy they whip up starts to feed back and sustain itself. That is a remarkable achievement. As he sings towards the end of the upcoming album, FEELINGS, "I just want to feel, God DAMN that's what feelings are for."


Ryan Sollee (The Builders and The Butchers, Albatross)

Gothic-folk punk-soul

Ryan Sollee (The Builders and The Butchers, Albatross)

Ryan Sollee moved to Portland in 2003 to chase music with his punk band the Born Losers. Eventually he formed The Builders and the Butchers, to much local and modest national acclaim. They toured relentlessly for 5 years, taking the Builders across Europe and the US multiple times. Ryan is a Taurus and a proud husband and father.




About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this music venue named for Al Winter, Portland's gambling overlord who, in the 1940s, managed his vast empire that spanned the Pacific Northwest and into Las Vegas from this very location. Today, we hold live music, artist residencies, pre- and post-concert performances and more. 





Dinner  Dessert  Happy Hour  Cocktail 

The menu features local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries from the Crystal Bakery, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience. No reservations are necessary; stop by for a quick business lunch, a pre-show drink or an evening date night.

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