<strong>Stoltz Listening Room:</strong>
40 East Dover St
Location: Stoltz Listening Room, 40 East Dover St Easton, MD, 21601 Phone: 410-822-7299Fax: 410-820-5224 Email: email@example.com 60 seat listening room
Western Centuries Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room 40 E. Dover Street Easton, MD
“What a relief! Country music is alive and well. Great players, fine songwriting, and honest singers. These guys are doing it right.” —Willie Watson
In an age when independence is idolized and every person seems to be seeking their own lone-wolf career path, Seattle-based roots band Western Centuries believes that the way forward is better together.
The band’s story is as unique as their sound.
Western Centuries came out of the Pacific Northwest, inspired in the urban corridors and backyards of Seattle. Cahalen Morrison and Ethan Lawton met there, where Cahalen was playing primarily as part of acoustic duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, and Ethan was working with Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers.
The two began playing together casually, and bonded over their love for a few Dirk Powell records which featured vocals by Jim Miller. When they heard that Miller had moved to Seattle they made a point to connect with him and the three found a shared artistic outlook as well as a burgeoning friendship.
Western Centuries was born—a band without a leader; a ship without a captain. They celebrated their third album as a “band’s band” with the 2020 release of Call the Captain, (a tongue-in-cheek reference to the band’s lack of hierarchy).
At the tail end of the pandemic, with international touring ahead in 2022 and a new album freshly recorded, Jim Miller tragically passed away on tour with the band. Losing the heart of the band tore these friends to pieces, but they kept moving, using Miller’s songs to process their grief and relive their memories of times past.
The trio’s original spirit continues to live on with this show…and flourish!
Along with Cahalen Morrison and Ethan Lawton, Western Centuries is fleshed out on tour by bassist Nokosee Fields, pedal steel player Thomas Bryan Eaton (known for his work with Miss Tess), and fiddler Oliver Bates Craven, formerly of the Stray Birds.