PENDLETON — In 2003, Mike Surber and Gregory Rawlins began writing and playing songs together in Union. After moving to Seattle, they met E.J. Sander and Seth Johnson, forming Sons of Guns.

After a couple years of writing and playing together, Hurricane Katrina took Surber and Rawlins to New Orleans. What started as a few weeks off turned into a longer time — a lot longer. Then in February 2015, the group met up for the first time in a decade. The objectives were simple: reunite as friends, eat oysters and write music.

The result is “Marguerite,”10 autobiographical songs that encompass the state of friends picking up where they’d left off, sifting through what they’d left behind and charging toward what lay ahead.

As part of their album release tour, the group will perform Monday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Great Pacific Wine & Coffee Co., 403 S. Main St., Pendleton. There’s no cover charge for the all-ages show.

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