Sun Jul 17 2022

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Moe's Alley

1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065

$12 / $15

Ages 21+

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Join us for an outdoor show in The Yard at Moe's Alley with Bryan McPherson, Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) and Hod And The Helpers!

Doors: 6 pm
Show: 7 pm
$12 / $15
21+

BRYAN MCPHERSON
Bryan’s journey began when he started writing songs to make sense of the world, initially in Dorchester, the working-class neighborhood in Boston where he grew up. While crafting his sound, an aggressively tender style of folk music comprised of punk-gospel melodies, pointed lyrics delivered with a deafening tenor, and agile acoustic fingerpicking to balance a raucous, thunderous, acoustic guitar,  he recorded and released “14 Stories” on the indie label, Indecent Music and rose through the ranks of the Boston music scene securing opening spots for The Dropkick Murphy’s and even rock and roll legend Chuck Berry.  

In 2012 Bryan hit the road in a ’95 Astrovan playing everywhere and anywhere – one night for five people at a VFW post in Oklahoma, another night for thousands in NYC.  He wrote about the humanity he encountered in his travels – people he met playing a thousand gigs big and small, from Manitoba to Florida, Maine to San Diego.  And he continued to report on his interior journey -  battles with demons, past and present, struggles with love, and conquering addiction.

To quote long time music writer and critic, Aaron Carnes (Playboy, Noisey) “How To Draw Everything isn't just Bryan's latest record; it's a whole new beginning for him as an artist. On the meditative "2 Birds," he muses, "There's something about the sky that makes me grateful to be alive." From the perspective of age comes a spiritual death of what was, and in its place, a re-discovering of peace, country, and self are found. Hope finally outweighs despair and can be reclaimed, like a child wondering at the seeds of a dandelion. Bryan defies us to admit hope was there all along. 

RUSS RANKIN

Russ Rankin’s voice may be most familiar to punk fans as the lead singer for seminal, California band Good Riddance. His gritty, strident, delivery has captured the essence of punk’s clarion calls for political upheaval, social justice, and animal rights, for over two decades. Inspired by the music of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Rhett Miller, and Billy Bragg, and encouraged by fellow lead singers who were stepping out on their own, Rankin decided to write new songs which could be delivered without a band.

2021, Rankin proceeded into The Blasting Room Studios and teamed up with longtime friend and producer Bill Stevenson to record the full length LP “Come Together Fall Apart” for S-Bäm Records, as well as a 5-song EP for Cursed Blessings Records. 

Hod And The Helpers
Hod And the Helpers is the alt-folk outlet of singer/songwriter: Hod Hulphers. Their lovely psych tinged songs ask the listener to pay attention to their simplest activities. There’s an empathetic pathos to their music, a self-conscious bitterness rare in modern songwriting. The band features the talents of AJ Marquez, Dan Potthast, Greg Braithwaite, Jeff Stultz, and Matt Porter.

BRYAN MCPHERSON Outdoors in "The Yard" with Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) + Hod & The Helpers

  • Bryan McPherson

    Bryan McPherson

    Alternative Folk

    Bryan’s journey began when he started writing songs to make sense of the world, initially in Dorchester, the working-class neighborhood in Boston where he grew up.  Then with the world. While crafting his sound, an aggressively tender style of folk music comprised of punk-gospel melodies, pointed lyrics delivered with a deafening tenor, and agile acoustic fingerpicking to balance a raucous, thunderous, acoustic guitar,  he recorded and released “14 Stories” on the indie label, Indecent Music and rose through the ranks of the Boston music scene securing opening spots for The Dropkick Murphy’s and even rock and roll legend Chuck Berry.  

    In 2010 Bryan was called westward to California where in 2011 he recorded the highly regarded  “American Boy / American Girl”  in Berkeley, a stones throw from the famed punk club 924 Gilman St and legendary Telegraph Avenue - the landmark battleground for free speech and expression of the 1960’s.  A perfect match.  In 2012 Bryan hit the road in a ’95 Astrovan playing everywhere and anywhere – one night for five people at a VFW post in Oklahoma, another night for thousands in NYC.  He chronicled what he saw along the way and recorded and released the full length albums Wedgewood (2015) and Kings Corner (2019) as well as numerous singles.  He wrote about the humanity he encountered in his travels – people he met playing a thousand gigs big and small, from Manitoba to Florida, Maine to San Diego.  And he continued to report on his interior journey -  battles with demons, past and present, struggles with love, and conquering addiction.

    All of this culminated in 2020 when he left the road and with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer, Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Brian Fallon, Flogging Molly) recorded his latest album the Double LP “How To Draw Everything” at Kingsize Soundlabs in Los Angeles. 

    To quote long time music writer and critic, Aaron Carnes (Playboy, Noisey) “How To Draw Everything isn't just Bryan's latest record; it's a whole new beginning for him as an artist. On the meditative "2 Birds," he muses, "There's something about the sky that makes me grateful to be alive." From the perspective of age comes a spiritual death of what was, and in its place, a re-discovering of peace, country, and self are found. Hope finally outweighs despair and can be reclaimed, like a child wondering at the seeds of a dandelion. Bryan defies us to admit hope was there all along.

    How to Draw Everything landed on listeners ears in 2022 and Bryan is once again, hitting the road. 

  • Russ Rankin

    Russ Rankin

    Pop

    Russ Rankin’s voice may be most familiar to punk fans as the lead singer for seminal, California band Good Riddance. His gritty, strident, delivery has captured the essence of punk’s clarion calls for political upheaval, social justice, and animal rights, for over two decades. Inspired by the music of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Rhett Miller, and Billy Bragg, and encouraged by fellow lead singers who were stepping out on their own, Rankin decided to write new songs which could be delivered without a band.

    2021, Rankin proceeded into The Blasting Room Studios and teamed up with longtime friend and producer Bill Stevenson to record the full length LP “Come Together Fall Apart” for S-Bäm Records, as well as a 5 song EP for Cursed Blessings Records. Both new releases are scheduled for January 2022 delivery.

    With new music and a passion to perform, Rankin has also begun announcing worldwide tour dates starting early 2022.

     
  • Hod And The Helpers

    Hod And The Helpers

    Alternative Folk

    Hod And the Helpers is the alt-folk outlet of singer/songwriter: Hod Hulphers. Their lovely psych tinged songs ask the listener to pay attention to their simplest activities. There’s an empathetic pathos to their music, a self-conscious bitterness rare in modern songwriting. The band features the talents of AJ Marquez, Dan Potthast, Greg Braithwaite, Jeff Stultz, and Matt Porter.

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BRYAN MCPHERSON Outdoors in "The Yard" with Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) + Hod & The Helpers

Sun Jul 17 2022 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Moe's Alley Santa Cruz CA
BRYAN MCPHERSON Outdoors in "The Yard" with Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) + Hod & The Helpers

$12 / $15 Ages 21+

Join us for an outdoor show in The Yard at Moe's Alley with Bryan McPherson, Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) and Hod And The Helpers!

Doors: 6 pm
Show: 7 pm
$12 / $15
21+

BRYAN MCPHERSON
Bryan’s journey began when he started writing songs to make sense of the world, initially in Dorchester, the working-class neighborhood in Boston where he grew up. While crafting his sound, an aggressively tender style of folk music comprised of punk-gospel melodies, pointed lyrics delivered with a deafening tenor, and agile acoustic fingerpicking to balance a raucous, thunderous, acoustic guitar,  he recorded and released “14 Stories” on the indie label, Indecent Music and rose through the ranks of the Boston music scene securing opening spots for The Dropkick Murphy’s and even rock and roll legend Chuck Berry.  

In 2012 Bryan hit the road in a ’95 Astrovan playing everywhere and anywhere – one night for five people at a VFW post in Oklahoma, another night for thousands in NYC.  He wrote about the humanity he encountered in his travels – people he met playing a thousand gigs big and small, from Manitoba to Florida, Maine to San Diego.  And he continued to report on his interior journey -  battles with demons, past and present, struggles with love, and conquering addiction.

To quote long time music writer and critic, Aaron Carnes (Playboy, Noisey) “How To Draw Everything isn't just Bryan's latest record; it's a whole new beginning for him as an artist. On the meditative "2 Birds," he muses, "There's something about the sky that makes me grateful to be alive." From the perspective of age comes a spiritual death of what was, and in its place, a re-discovering of peace, country, and self are found. Hope finally outweighs despair and can be reclaimed, like a child wondering at the seeds of a dandelion. Bryan defies us to admit hope was there all along. 

RUSS RANKIN

Russ Rankin’s voice may be most familiar to punk fans as the lead singer for seminal, California band Good Riddance. His gritty, strident, delivery has captured the essence of punk’s clarion calls for political upheaval, social justice, and animal rights, for over two decades. Inspired by the music of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Rhett Miller, and Billy Bragg, and encouraged by fellow lead singers who were stepping out on their own, Rankin decided to write new songs which could be delivered without a band.

2021, Rankin proceeded into The Blasting Room Studios and teamed up with longtime friend and producer Bill Stevenson to record the full length LP “Come Together Fall Apart” for S-Bäm Records, as well as a 5-song EP for Cursed Blessings Records. 

Hod And The Helpers
Hod And the Helpers is the alt-folk outlet of singer/songwriter: Hod Hulphers. Their lovely psych tinged songs ask the listener to pay attention to their simplest activities. There’s an empathetic pathos to their music, a self-conscious bitterness rare in modern songwriting. The band features the talents of AJ Marquez, Dan Potthast, Greg Braithwaite, Jeff Stultz, and Matt Porter.

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
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$12.00

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.