Tractor Presents: Izaak Opatz w/ Austin Leonard Jones & guests

Sun Aug 28 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$10.00

Ages 21+

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Like many of his favorite songwriters (John Hartford, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy), Izaak Opatz is an ungulate in life’s winter pasture, chewing on and metabolizing disappointment, heartbreak, and the other tough stuff into enjoyable musical carbohydrates. A compulsive metaphorager (and inveterate wordplayboy), Opatz breaks it all down with enzymes of wry humor, thoughtful simile and close observation - a therapeutic process of narrativizing his own life that, almost as a byproduct, turns out savory nuggets of literate, confessional pop. Where 2018’s Mariachi Static drew from Opatz’s fragmented love life as a seasonal Park Service employee and resonated especially with the sensitive dirtbag set, Extra Medium, his latest release, splits time between romantic Hindenburgs across his native Montana, up the East Coast, and in faraway Los Angeles. Montana and LA especially decorate the album, supplying wells of metaphor and scene-making, and as characters in their own right - LA’s alternately charming (“In the Light of a Love Affair”) and discomfiting (“East of Barstow”), and, in “Big Sandy”, Montana evolves from setting to subject as the girl’s feelings he traverses it to see prove less than his own feelings for the state. In LA, Opatz learned from and worked alongside Jonny Fritz at Dad Country Leather, and met bandmates and Extra Medium collaborators Malachi DeLorenzo (drums, producer, engineer) and Dylan Rodrigue (multi-instrumentalist, producer). He now lives in Missoula, Montana, where he runs his own custom leather shop, is writing the next album, and getting ready to pursue a Journalism degree at the U of M.

Tractor Presents: Izaak Opatz w/ Austin Leonard Jones & guests

  • Izaak Opatz

    Izaak Opatz

    Folk

     Izaak Opatz has been writing and performing songs for the last ten years in Montana, Nashville, and Los Angeles.

    The Best Westerns, a Missoula band Opatz has fronted for the last six years, released two records and won a loyal following across Montana for their spirited live show and original sound of jazz-, punk-, and soul-inflected country tunes, all written by Opatz.

    Izaak has shared the stage with Jackson Browne, James McMurtry, Jonny Fritz, and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes). 

    “I Love Leaving”, a song he co-wrote with Jonny Fritz and Robert Ellis, appeared on Fritz’s most recent release Sweet Creep (ATO Records), which was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone’s ‘Best Country Albums of 2016’ list.

    Opatz released his debut solo album Mariachi Static in February 2017. Mariachi Static was recorded in Los Angeles with Malachi DeLorenzo (Langhorne Slim and the Law) and features 11 catchy new songs by Opatz. 

  • Austin Leonard Jones

    Austin Leonard Jones

    Acid Folk

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Tractor Presents: Izaak Opatz w/ Austin Leonard Jones & guests

Sun Aug 28 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Tractor Presents: Izaak Opatz w/ Austin Leonard Jones & guests

$10.00 Ages 21+

Like many of his favorite songwriters (John Hartford, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy), Izaak Opatz is an ungulate in life’s winter pasture, chewing on and metabolizing disappointment, heartbreak, and the other tough stuff into enjoyable musical carbohydrates. A compulsive metaphorager (and inveterate wordplayboy), Opatz breaks it all down with enzymes of wry humor, thoughtful simile and close observation - a therapeutic process of narrativizing his own life that, almost as a byproduct, turns out savory nuggets of literate, confessional pop. Where 2018’s Mariachi Static drew from Opatz’s fragmented love life as a seasonal Park Service employee and resonated especially with the sensitive dirtbag set, Extra Medium, his latest release, splits time between romantic Hindenburgs across his native Montana, up the East Coast, and in faraway Los Angeles. Montana and LA especially decorate the album, supplying wells of metaphor and scene-making, and as characters in their own right - LA’s alternately charming (“In the Light of a Love Affair”) and discomfiting (“East of Barstow”), and, in “Big Sandy”, Montana evolves from setting to subject as the girl’s feelings he traverses it to see prove less than his own feelings for the state. In LA, Opatz learned from and worked alongside Jonny Fritz at Dad Country Leather, and met bandmates and Extra Medium collaborators Malachi DeLorenzo (drums, producer, engineer) and Dylan Rodrigue (multi-instrumentalist, producer). He now lives in Missoula, Montana, where he runs his own custom leather shop, is writing the next album, and getting ready to pursue a Journalism degree at the U of M.

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incidental to the event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during,
or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus,
and agrees that the venue, presenter, agents, or participants are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Holder acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that Holder may contract COVID-19 while at the event for which this ticket is issued. Holder agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the gameto which this ticket is issued. Breach of the foregoing will automatically terminate this license. Holder agrees that the license comprised by this ticket may be removed and Holder may be ejected from the event for which this ticket is issued in the event that Holder violates any law, ordinance, or venue regulation. Holder grants permission to the organization sponsoring the event for which this ticket is issued to utilize Holder’s image or likeness in connection with any video or other transmission or reproduction of the event to which this ticket relates.