Honky-tonk country band Whitey Morgan and the 78’s will play a show at the Sanctuary Events Center on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7 pm.
Whitey Morgan and the 78s are an American honky-tonk band from Flint, Mich. In Flint, the factories are closed, jobs are scarce and the people are bitter. Whitey sings songs these people can relate to. In much the same way his grandfather and mentor did over three decades ago, to a whole generation of southern transplants who came up US-23 to Flint looking for the good life. In the spirit of William Morgan, Waylon, Merle and Paycheck; Morgan’s melodies help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking sorrows away.
Emerging from the Detroit area music scene, Morgan relentlessly tours the country spreading his sound and attitude everywhere he goes. He play’s honky-tonk tunes in any club in any town without apology—he and his band mates drive their point home just like their families drove the cars they built on the line home from work. With a purpose. Ripping over 200 shows a year, you can count on Morgan to deliver and then some.
Blue Collar Country Music
In a career spanning 15 years, Morgan has released five studio albums and a live recording from his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Additionally, he has toured relentlessly averaging over 125 shows annually. Rolling Stone has described him as a “Waylon Jennings acolyte.. modern day outlaw [with a] hard hitting blue-collar brand of music” while NPR Music hailed, “Staying close to the sound and subject matter of classic outlaw artists like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and David Allan Coe, Morgan is poised to lead this hand-worn brand of country to the next generation.” His most recent LP, Sonic Ranch (2015), was released to critical acclaim and praised by Detroit Free Press as, “a bold well-crafted album that doesn’t forsake the gritty undercurrent running through Morgan’s stuff.”
IF YOU GO
WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78s
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 8 P.M. SHOW | 21+
SANCTUARY EVENTS CENTER, 670 4TH AVE N, FARGO, ND, 58102
Tickets on sale Friday, January 10, 10 a.m. A special online-only presale takes place Thursday, January 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with an exclusive password from the Jade Presents app.
Advance general admission tickets are $21; general admission day-of-show is $26. Four-pack tickets are $69. A special VIP ticket, that includes concert ticket, meet-and-greet, signed CD, VIP laminate and koozie is $75. Applicable fees may apply.