Barry Brusseau

Past Dates

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

(the quieter side of) Nadine records - 8pm sharp
4107 se Harrison
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
United States
Price: $5

This is a great show.  Nadine records is very versatile.  From hardcore/Metal to punk.  But there's a softer side to the label.  This is a showcase for those artists.  This will be a test to see if folks in Portland will actually drive to Milwukie for a show.

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

women's club
Longview book and record show - 8pm
835 21st street
Longview, Washington 98632
United States
Price: $5

Returning to my home town is always lovely.  On this night I'll do some music from the new album, and read a little from the new book!  Good friends Tyler and Hilarie will also play some acoustic songs, and well as other local songsmith Mike Lee.

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Book and cassette release - 8pm
3636 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227
United States
Price: free

I partnered up with Dao Strom a few years ago.  Together we exchanged services for two projects.  I recorded an album for her, and she edited my first book.  Now we release our projects together.  Dao will release a cassette ep titled SENSE, and I will release a book of poetry and short stories.

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Record Release - 7pm
5441 se Belmont
Portland, oregon 97222
United States
Price: $5

Please come one and all (and early, music starts at 7pm). A much earned celebration is in order for Barry Brusseau's new LP "Quiet Please." An album with the concept: One instrument per song. No instrument used twice. This will be the rare night when Barry will gather all the musicians to play. Local label Nadine Records is putting out the record. Only 200 copies!

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

instore release and my 53rd Birthday - 6pm
3158 E Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-8926
Price: free

April 28th is the big release event, with all the different instrument players.  This night I will be playing the album alone.  You'll hear the songs on the guitar as they were written.  It's also my 53rd birthday!  I can't guarantee cake.

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Women's Club
Acoustic in L-Town - Doors 8pm. Music 9pm
835 21st ave
Longview, Washington 98632
United States
Price: $5

I think its been like two years since I've done an acoustic show in Longview. So I think we have a real nice intimate show for you. Mike Burchim is following his Deliverence roots with his new good time Hillbilly treat "Longtucky Picks." If you're wondering what Hilarie Hughes and Tyler are up to, come see their new project, Stars Without Makeup. This show will take place in the small room at the Womens Club. Maybe we should start a fire in the fireplace! MUSIC STARTS PROMPT AT 9PM

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The Portland Abbey
The Round - 8pm
7600 N Hereford Ave
Portland, Oregon 97220
united states
Price: $7

TUESDAY MARCH 11, 2014, 8 PM
Music by: Will West, Barry Brusseau, Ali Clarys (of Absent Iris). Slam Poetry by: Milly Wallace, Art by Leah Hugo
Doors Open 7:15 PM. Ticket at the Door. 
All Ages. $7 General Admission
(beer/wine, available, 21+)

WHAT: Three songwriters share the stage
for a unique performance, joined by slam poets and live visual artists, for a relaxed & intimate evening of collaboration.

The Round # refers to how many months in a row 

* The Round, Portland Poets come to us in partnership with the Portland Poetry Slam.

WHERE: The Portland Abbey Arts/St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Undercroft (lower level)
7600 N Hereford Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97203
(in the north Portland neighborhood of Portsmouth).

Running monthly in Seattle since June 2005, The Round was founded by arts curator Nathan Marion and now is independently curated in various cities around the country including Portland OR, Austin TX, Anacortes WA, Lebanan PA, and festivals like Bumbershoot, Zootunes Concerts and more. See for more information.

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The Waypost
Rabbit Dreams CD Release Show - 8pm
3120 N Williams
portland, oregon 97227
Price: free

I'll be opening up this show for my friends in Rabbit Dreams. They are releasing a CD. 8PM Sharp!

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Ella Street Social Club
Goats Head Manor Arts and Music Fest - 8
714 SW 20th Pl
portland, oregon

I'm playing on Sunday.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

music at the Drive Inn
Music At The Drive INN with Becky Ann and Cait Olds and me - 8pm
3001 NE Ainsworth Street
Portland, Oregon
Price: free


Join Us for a mellow summer evening of free entertainment.
Live music on the small outdoor stage with a 
feature length film projected BIG in the parking lot.
Fresh Kettle Corn cooked on location.

Bring drinks 
bring blankets, lawn chairs and pillows
bring a radio/boombox that can receive an FM transmission so you can hear the movie. 
First come first serve for parking spots at the drive in. 

Music starts around 8pm and Movie shortly there after.

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Swamp House
Swamp House hypnotics - 8pm
1407 Wheeler Ave SE
Olympia, washington
Price: free

Friday, April 6th, 2012

the waypost
Playing this Friday at the Waypost - 8pm
3120 N. Williams
portland, oregon 97227
Price: free

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Record Room
CD Release show - 8ish
8 N.E. Killingsworth
portland, oregon
Price: free

I will be sharing this CD release show with Sean Croghan and Ezza Rose. The CD are unique and limited. I will be giving them away.

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

5th ave cinema
The Rapture - 8pm
510 SW Hall St.
Portland, Oregon 97201
United States
503 725-3551

This show will be visual and well as musical. The one requirement was you had to have some kind of visual aspect to you set. I'll be working up some moody shit! Breath Deep Son and Lets Lift That Burden!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

5 Artists, 5 songs each, $5! - 9pm
1036 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97201
Price: $5