Honky Tonk Tuesdays w/Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders

Honky Tonk Tuesdays w/Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders

Dance lesson w/Susha Dore!

Tue, July 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Presenting Honky Tonk Tuesdays at The Secret Society!

Featuring portland's finest Two-Step and Western Swing bands every Tuesday night!

Dance lesson with Susha Dore at 7pm!

Live Music and Dancing fro 7:30 to 10PM!

Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders
Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders breathe new life into traditional country songs along with fresh originals and an infectious enjoyment of their music which is almost sinful.
Starting out his musical life In the shadow of Mt. St. Helens in the eighties, Gary Bennett has returned to his N.W. roots to fine tune a project of new original songs with accomplished local musical veterans while also entertaining locally, quickly becoming one of the areas favorite acts.
After touring internationally for over a decade with his critically acclaimed band, Arista and Sony Recording artists BR-549, Gary is enjoying the peace and quiet of Cougar Washington broken up only by the weekly trips into civilization to rip up the local honky tonks with his new five piece band, the Coattail Riders.
Recently, Gary traveled to Nashville for a series of reunion shows with BR-549 where they were inducted into Nashville's musicians Hall of fame where they are now honored with a display of their instruments and achievements.
Gary wrote and recorded on six albums with BR-549 and since leaving the group in 2002, Gary has released two albums of original material, "Human condition", and "My Ol' Guitar" both available on Amazon and iTunes.
Some of the other highlights of Gary's journey included both headlining tours and opening up for Bob Dylan, Strat Cats Brian Setzer, John Fogerty, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and the Black Crowes. BR-549 sold over 900,000 albums and received three Grammy nominations while Gary has another Grammy nomination as part of a Nashville project honoring Tom T. Hall.
Gary has appeared several times on the Grand Ole Opry And Many T.V. shows including late night with David Letterman, the Conan O'Brien show, and Imus in the morning.
Gary and the Coattail Riders recently released a Christmas single, Truck stop Christmas, and are currently working on an album project expected to be available soon.

The Coattail Riders members are all Veterans of the N.W. Country scene collectively having played in many of the top local bands over the last thirty years. Dave Mersereau on keyboards and vocals, Shawn O'Connor on lead guitar and vocals, Rudi Spain on bass guitar, and Bill White on drums.
Dance lesson w/Susha Dore! - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212