Get Lit! After Party / Benefit Event

Get Lit! After Party / Benefit Event

Scott Ryan, Sam Foley, Keleren Millham

Sat · April 22, 2017

Doors: 9:15 pm / Show: 9:30 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

$10 Suggested Donation at The Door - funds go to Get Lit!

Liz Rognes
Liz Rognes
Liz Rognes is a musician, writer, and teacher who lives in Spokane, Washington.

Liz is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has a B.A. in music from St. Catherine University, and her songwriting influences range from indie-folk to Americana to jazz.

Her writing has been featured in various journals and magazines. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from Eastern Washington University.
Scott Ryan
Scott Ryan
It would be impossible to draw a straight line through Scott Ryan's repertoire and hit every genre and sound he's managed to flirt with over the years; he's a bit of a restless, sonic explorer. And yet, every wild, eclectic idea has always been unified by a literate, witty lyrical style and of course, that powerful voice.

Born and bred in the northwest, Scott spent his early years in eastern Washington and Salem, Oregon. Raised in a musical family, Scott Ryan learned to sing performing with his father (something of a musical celebrity in the northwest) and made music with his siblings from an early age. After teaching himself to play guitar and knocking around the Salem music scene for a few years, he moved to southern California to study music. It was there that he began to build a unique catalogue of songs and a reputation for dynamic live performances. His sound is layered and eclectic, often alternating between unabashedly wild left turns and quiet, unexpected beauty. His lyrics seek to find common ground between idealism and the life we are given, while attempting to bring solace and humor in the midst of questioning.

After 10 years of releasing records, touring the west coast, sharing the stage with acts like Josh Ritter and Wild Belle, collaborating with artists like Robert Delong and licensing his music for film and television, Scott and his family migrated back to the Pacific Northwest where he began new projects, playing guitar for Water Monster, and beginning work on his newest release, 'Object Permanence.' Inspired by the turbulence of transition, as well as financial concern, Object Permanence pays tribute to some of Scott's most influential pop and rock records of the past, sonically nodding to artists like Bowie on 'Spent (Prosperity Gospel),' the Beatles on 'Louise Louise,' and even some Harry Nilsson and ELO on epic closer, 'Invisible Inkling.' These songs are psychedelic, rabbit-hole pop music at its best, and showcase Scott's continuing artistic evolution. From folk to indie rock to avant garde power pop, with Scott Ryan, its next to impossible to guess what he will do next. Rest assured however, that whatever it is, it will be well worth a listen.
Sam Foley
Sam Foley
Sam Foley lives and works in Spokane. He is a carpenter, husband, and father of two girls. He is a perpetual song writer and has written for and performed in local bands for ten years, including the enigmatic, “Cursive Wires.” He will be attending the MFA program at Eastern Washington University in the fall.
Keleren Millham
Keleren Millham
Keleren Millham began her songwriting, arranging, touring and recording profession while in college as a founding member of the a cappella trio, Lotus. Shortly after its formation, Lotus was signed to Aery productions, leading the group to a diverse touring schedule, which included many arts council and NACA performances. A life-long student of vocal pedagogy across multiple genres, Keleren maintains a thriving, diverse private studio and busy performing career as soloist and ensemble member. For the last eighteen years, Keleren has been writing, touring and performing as a part of a duo with her husband, Michael Millham. A veteran of over 10 recording projects, her voice has been heard by millions in ad campaigns for FOX and NBC.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/