Knitting Factory Presents
Brett Hite, Tommy Simmons
919 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA, 99201
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is all ages
In high school, in Spokane, Washington, in the 90’s, it was still cool to have a mullet. I had one. Then, in the 11th grade I got a job at TJMaxx. I worked there for 3 years, and somehow I became the lead of the lady’s department. It was here, at TJMaxx, that I realized that I didn’t want to work at TJMaxx… or any other store, or anywhere else really, ever again. I wanted to play music.
Biographies usually paint a flowery picture of the subject at hand. They tell of all that has been accomplished. This being an autobiography, I will say that I am very proud of what has happened with my music, but I won’t lay out everything that has happened. I’ll just say that my music has gone far beyond me and I am thrilled about it. Instead, I think I’d like to let you in on an even more meaningful accomplishment in my eyes. I am married. I am learning to love and be loved, to forgive and be forgiven, to choose day in and day out to care for one person unlike I care for anyone else. It’s awesome, I recommend it. It’s a beautiful thing.
A funny thing about this business is “fame”. Let me talk about fame for a second. Fame is a strange thing. So many people long for it, yet fame often seems to eat those that acquire it alive. I wouldn’t consider myself famous at all… although, some people have asked me if I have a bodyguard. Which means, I guess, that some people consider me famous. I don’t by the way (have a body guard) if you’re wondering. Anyways, back to the point, I would consider myself moderately well known, and possibly moving toward “famous”. But fame is not my goal. I have seen the wreckage of fame mishandled around me, and frankly it kind of scares me. All this to say, if my music becomes wildly successful and rockets me into undeniable fame… I will go carefully and with a sense of humor. I don’t have any grandiose ideas about my own importance. I’m just a dude that loves making music. It’s the only job I can see myself doing. Thanks for reading and I hope you like the music.