The Hasslers

The Hasslers

Charlie and the Rays, Misty Mountain Pony Club

Wed · April 4, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00

The Hasslers
The Hasslers
Since forming in 2012, The Hasslers have been called a lot of things. Genuine, hard-hitting MT folk-rock, erudite pool hall rock, folk-rockicana, and once even latin emo. What they really are is a bunch of kids from Montana with a knack for writing catchy tunes.

Frontman Matt Hassler grew up in Central Montana, specifically Lewistown, not to be confused with Lewiston, Idaho (a fact the band makes clear in their first single "Not in Idaho"). He began writing songs at 16, confronting themes involved with growing up in an agricultural community of the American Northwest.

While attending University of Montana in Missoula, studying creative writing, Matt met with bassist and recording engineer Ben Haber and percussionist Joey Boyd, and The Hasslers were born.

With the additions of guitarist Owen Thayer and keyboardist Steven Haber, the Hasslers began winning awards and attracting the attention of national touring acts right out of the gate, playing with groups like Blitzen Trapper, the Heartless Bastards, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, and earning a spot on the main stage of the Red Ants Pants festival in 2014, where they played alongside the likes of Merle Haggard, Jason Isbell, and Josh Ritter.

In 2015, the band moved to Seattle to dive into the big city music scene and create a touring hub, but by no means have they lost their roots.

Whether you catch them main stage at a festival in the PNW or at a local MT watering whole, grab a cold one and listen close; these kids embody the kind of small town pride you can raise a glass to.
Charlie and the Rays
Charlie and the Rays
This sassy, big-haired sister known by her closest comrades as "Joban" enjoys fleece pajamas, terrible ideas, and black licorice ice cream.

Ever since evolving from Pike Place Market buskers, to horns and electric guitars, Charlie and the Rays melds “sunshine-y, Vitamin D-rich folk” with classic rock and blues that has packed a punch across Seattle. Gracia Bridges and sisters Jordan and Rebecca Stobbe front the folk blues-rock troupe. From exuberant guitar licks to McCartney-esque basslines and powerful female vocal harmonies, the group sits somewhere between 60s rock ’n’ roll and oldies folk. This past summer, Charlie and the Rays was featured at Capitol Hill Block Party, toured Montana, and filmed a music video with local film production company. They've now finished the production of their debut full-length album with producer Johnny Sangster, due to be released in Spring of 2018.
Misty Mountain Pony Club
Misty Mountain Pony Club
oldtime/country duo. fiddle, banjo, guitar. lonesome songs. hellfire. a heart that's true will find it's way.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/