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Old Sap | Justin Purtill
December 26, 2015 | 9:00 pm-11:00 pm$8
Old Sap is at least a bearded man with a banjo. At most, he’s a worn rocker creaking on a summer porch, the voice of a pine tree while the surrounding Maples lose their leaves. Fusing Folk, Celtic Traditional, Americana, & Old Time Blues, & drawing influence from contemporary songwriters like The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, Feist, & Tom Waits, Old Sap’s songs tell stories of loss, finding joy in adventure and uncertainty, of learning to bear life’s ugliness with grace , bowing humbly to the mystery at the center of all things, singing praise to our shared existence on this planet.
Justin Purtill has been an active member of the creative music scene for over ten years. He has performed, recorded, and toured with the likes of Gary Burton, Jerry Bergonzi,
Hal Crook, George Garzone, Leo Genovese, Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux, Joe Hunt, Steve Kimock, Eric Kloss, Dan Crean and Stevie Pyne (of Semi Precious Weapons), Rakalam Bob Moses, Tisziji Munoz, Tiger Okoshi, Sandy Rothman, Melvin Seals and the JGB, Esparanza Spalding, The Sewer Rats, Kendrick Scott, Catalyst (bassist for Lady Gaga) and Paul Wertico. Justin has released three CD’s of improvisational singer-songwriter music entitled “Permanent Mystery”, “Raw”, and “Sore Eyes for Sight” on AYVA Records.