We’re heartbroken at the news that Boot & Saddle is closing. We held our album release show for The Greater Dog there in January 2020, and it was an experience we’ll never forget. Brendan was featured in MAGNET Magazine’s tribute to the legacy of the iconic venue.

Magnet Magazine Feature

In the new Where We Belong article, MAGNET’s Chris Sikich interviews Boot & Saddle general manager, Gina Piccari, and highlights reflections from artists that played there.

Our CD release at Boot & Saddle was Stella Ruze’s last Philadelphia show before the pandemic. That night, as we all crammed onstage in front of a packed house of screaming, sweaty fans, we could feel the energy pulsating through the room. It was a culmination of all the blood, sweat and tears we have put into this group over the last six years. Boot & Saddle was one of the highest rungs on the local venue circuit. We were honored to get a Saturday night in the dead of winter, and we made sure to turn out so we could get invited back. Good sound, good food, good people. In summation, this totally blows.

Brendan Johnson to MAGNET Magazine’s Chris Sikich

Save Our Stages

Boot & Saddle fell victim to the devastating effect of COVID 19 on the live music scene. Management decided to close the venue in an effort to keep its sister, Union Transfer, alive.

Please speak up about the effort to Save Our Stages. Make your voice heard and urge your Congressional representatives to support the HEROES Act now!