Back to full calendar Event Info EventsVenue InfoMenusExplore the Crystal Blocks Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Matt Sayles 7 pm Free 21 and over Share this event Add to Calendar Free Matt Sayles Rootsy alt-country "Clever songwriting alongside rearranged classics - a throwback style that knows good, old-fashioned storytelling...yet is utterly unpretentious about modernity.” -- The Source, Bend, Ore. Matthew R. Sayles is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founder of Philville Records, an independent label he formed in 2000 in Marquette, Mich. Sayles has toured nationally and internationally, and has had the honor of performing with country, bluegrass and western swing legends like Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel, Larry Sparks, Doyle Lawson, The Duhks, Uncle Earl, Hot Club of Cowtown, members of Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Review" and a long list of other highly talented regional and national roots music performers. Sayles's solo performances bounce from up tempo Telecaster-picked roots country, early rock 'n' roll, roadhouse blues, Americana ballads and bluegrass, to north African-inspired instrumental pieces on five string banjo and south American-infused arrangements on the Andean ten-stringed Charango. ?An accomplished songwriter, storyteller and performer with a deep interest in the history of American roots music, Sayles's live performances evoke a modern interpretation of the coffee house shows of the 1950s and '60s, while still keeping one foot grounded in the beer halls, honky-tonks and night clubs of the recent past and present. Philville Records was located in Ventura, Calif., from 2009-19 and is now based in Eau Claire, Wis., Sayles continues to write, record, produce and perform as a solo artist, as well as with the Ventucky String Band and his more recent alt-country project the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress. He also performs and does session work with several Los Angeles, Ventura, Portland and Santa Barbara alt-country and roots music projects.YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol2B8zZqhWA&list=PLQCv5mTys_kAMZKrM_XyX-b2jj5kD2lVFInstagram:http://www.instagram.com/saylesmatthew/Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/MatthewRobertSayles Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Al's Den Similar Events at Al's Den Burger Month Monday, July 6 All of July * Most locations All ages welcome at All Locations The music has stopped – for now. All McMenamins, except 23rd Ave Bottle Shop, are temporarily closed. We’ll be ready for you with beer, wine and burgers when this is over. Until then, stay safe. 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. Explore the Crystal Blocks Our Crystal Hotel and legendary Crystal Ballroom are just across the street from each other, each offering their own unique spaces for live music, Northwest style fare and McMenamins hand crafted beverages. Explore these properties and all they have to offer. *Get 15% off room rates at Crystal Hotel, Sunday through Thursday with a ticket purchase. (Must mention at time of booking, must verify ticket at check in for discount) *restrictions apply. Crystal Ballroom Property Crystal Hotel Property Movie Showtimes Select Showtime Select Showtime Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Choose date above and click showtimes on the right for online ticket purchases... All seats are reserved. Doors open 45 minutes before each showing for food and beverage service. We recommend arriving 45 minutes early if you would like to order food to enjoy with your movie. Minors (under 21) are allowed only with parent or guardian 21 and over. Finding Dory (TBC) Running time 1:43 Buy Tickets 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 pm Please be patient while we process your order.