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Great Basin Brewing Company Presents Four Great American Songwriters

September 15, 2011

“Songwriter Summit Series” to Play at Sparks Brewery

SPARKS, Nev. (September 15, 2011) – Great Basin Brewing Company commemorates 20 years of The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot radio show with its Songwriter Summit Series, September through November at the brewery in Sparks. 

Live performances will include:

Jimmy Webb Sunday, September 25 @ 7:30 P.M. 

Dave AlvinThursday, October 13 @ 8 P.M.

Tom RussellSunday-Monday, October 30 & 31 @ 7:30 P.M.

Chuck PyleSaturday, November 5 @ 8 P.M.


The Grammy award-winning group of critically acclaimed composers has written and recorded some of the most memorable, celebrated, and frequently performed songs in the nation’s history. Jimmy Webb is known for countless works, including: “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Galveston” and “Wichita Lineman.” Dave Alvin is widely known for his influence on American music, from his roots rock group The Blasters to his talent on the guitar and his many solo endeavors, including “King of California,” “Fourth of July” and “Abilene.” Tom Russell is an acclaimed storyteller – author of novels, folk operas and many chart-topping songs, including: “Home Before Dark,” “The Sky Above, The Mud Below,” and “Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall.” Chuck Pyle, the world’s “Zen Cowboy,” has written and performed some of the most original music of our generation, including the widely known hits “Cadillac Cowboy” and “Jaded Lover.”

Tickets are available for purchase at Great Basin Brewing Company in Sparks, or by phone at (775) 355-7711. All performances will be in the intimate setting of Great Basin’s Sparks brewery.  Seating is limited. 

About Great Basin Brewing Company

Great Basin Brewing Company, Nevada’s oldest and most award-winning brewery, has two restaurant/ brewery locations in Reno and Sparks, Nevada.  Great Basin also features a tasting room at the Taps and Tanks production brewery in Reno. The brewery offers a full menu and a wide variety of beers — four flagship beers and many seasonal brewmaster specials, many having won awards at the most prestigious Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. For more information about Great Basin Brewing Company, visit greatbasinbrewingco.com.