The Holy Broke brings painfully honest music to The Mill

The Holy Broke performs tonight at The Mill -- photo provided by Kent Ueland
The Holy Broke performs tonight at The Mill — photo provided by Kent Ueland

The Holy Broke w/ Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders

The Mill — Thursday, July 2 at 8 p.m.

Spokane artist Kent Ueland (The Holy Broke) is known for powerful and brutally honest songs that challenge audiences, sometimes to the extent that they are brought out of their chairs, and out the door. But, don’t let that be a deterrent. He is an artist that you will definitely remember if you make it to his show tonight at the Mill.

After five years of creating music with the band Terrible Buttons, the group disbanded, initiating a spiral of unfortunate circumstances in Ueland’s life, and leading him to his current work as The Holy Broke. With an ended relationship, unemployment and a hole where his old band once was, emotionally charged songs began to flow.

In April, Ueland released Do It Yourself, his first solo album as The Holy Broke. Recorded on reel-to-reel tapes with almost no overdubs, this folk album is gritty and real.

Joining Ueland is Americana band Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders, whose ability to switch from beautiful country-esque ballads to powerful anthems is superb. Their last release, Heavy On My Mind was re-released on vinyl this year by Rice Country Records.

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