Banditos

Birmingham, AL
The members of the band first met playing in various punk and rock ‘n’ ...roll projects around Birmingham at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, singer/guitarist Corey Parsons and singer/banjo player Stephen Pierce began busking around town and were soon asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band they invited friends Randy Wade (drums), Jeffrey Salter (guitar), and Mary Beth Richardson (vocals) to join them. Salter and Wade studied together at music school learning classical/jazz techniques, while Richardson’s background was mostly singing in church choirs. After some apprehensions from Richardson about taking the stage with an unrehearsed band, a last-minute trip to New Orleans with the group (which resulted in a stolen hotel Bible inscribed with the band’s lyrics) seemed to cure a case of the cold feet. The ensuing performance was raw and electric, and an ecstatic crowd response further cemented the members’ convictions to become a full band. Read More
Listen: Banditos - Visionland

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Deanna Wheeler

Austin, TX
Deanna Wheeler is a California native-turned-ATX siren. She is a USAF Veter...an with an incredible story of survival, which can be found in the PRESS links. Musically, her vocal style melds the sounds of a fiery gypsy and classic rock ballads. Deanna commands the stage, armed with leather & lace, and a powerhouse vocal. As a singer/songwriter, her lyrics are inspired by a fight-or-flight Wounded Warrior attitude. There’s no missin’ that fire when she crosses your path. Upcoming: UK TOUR FEBRUARY 2020 & NEW ALBUM 2020 AMERICAN AIRLINES Skyball 2019 SXSW Artist, FOX7News, KOKE FM Radio, National Anthem Longhorns Game, Austin HOME Magazine, HAUTE MESS FEST 2019, WME Approved Artist: opener for Wade Bowen & Hudson Moore Read More
Listen: Deanna Wheeler - Through The Fire

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Lyons & Co.

Chicago, IL
Bridget Lyons’ music testifies to a life lived at the intersection of con...flicting forces: violence and love, addiction and resilience, shame and triumph. With smoky vocals that catapult and glide from growl to wail to tender croon, Lyons sings honest songs about real people. Her sound challenges categorization in genre “norms” but has been referred to as “swamp rock”; grounded in the blues, folk, and Southern rock traditions. Lyons has performed with a slew of renowned musicians, from famed bluegrass artists to R&B legends including Brandy Norwood. Her first album (“Long Kiss Goodnight”) was released in 2008; losing a band member to heroin use led to a long stretch between that album and 2019’s “Living Room Songs,” intimate room recordings of fan favorites, and now the full-length “294” set to debut at SXSW 2020. Read More
Listen: Lyons & Co. - 294

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The Texas Gentlemen

Dallas, TX
Nik Lee, Dan Creamer, Scott Lee Jr, Ryan Ake, and Aaron Haynes — as The T...exas Gentlemen are a force to be reckoned with. This Lone Star-bred collective takes its cues from some of the iconic acts of the past — the quicksilver brilliance of The Wrecking Crew, The Muscle Shoals Swampers (who backed everyone from Aretha to Wilson Pickett), Booker T. and The M.G.’s, and Bob Dylan’s one-time backers The Band are the most obvious examples. In 2014, the band took up a residency in Dallas, Texas at Sundown at Granada, during which The Texas Gentlemen assumed their name. Soon after, the Gents began collaborating with a multitude of artists on stage and in the studio, becoming an all-purpose backing band for an eclectic array of singer-songwriters, including Leon Bridges, Nikki Lane, and more. Read More

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Western Youth

Austin, TX
In 2018, Austin's Western Youth returned with their first recording in five... years that’s seen profound life changes and a sublime new band line-up. Recorded in Austin, the sextet’s full-length debut album was produced by Western Youth, mixed by Britton Beisenherz and mastered by Steve Berson (The Foo Fighters, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings) and features eleven original tracks. Western Youth’s personal transitions provide the backdrop for this collection of songs that stagger artfully between Americana, folk and honest American rock and roll. Smart, moody lyrics and sublime three/four-part harmonies meld with searing guitar riffs and intricate arrangements showcasing a defiant yet evolving band on the rise. The past year has seen auspicious growth for Western Youth with the addition of two new band members: Mark Nathan (formerly of Heartless Bastards) on guitar and Chris Spencer (Darkbird) on bass. Western Youth, which was named after the poem “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” by Walt Whitman also features Graham Weber (guitar, vocals); Brian Bowe (drums); Taylor Williams (guitar, vocals) and Sam Powell (keys). Read More
Listen: Western Youth - Norah

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Western Youth w/ Jaimee Harris

Austin, TX
Jaimee Harris is poised to become the next queen of Americana-Folk, a sligh...tly edgier Emmylou Harris for the younger generation. Her soon-to-be released debut album draws comparisons to Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Kathleen Edwards – all writers who know how to craft a heartbreakingly beautiful song with just enough grit to keep you enthralled. Harris writes about the basic human experience in a way that is simple, poetic, and often painfully relatable. Harris’s talent has impressed artists and critics alike. Jimmy LaFave deemed her his “new favorite” and Peter Blackstock of the Austin-American Statesman called her “one of Austin’s most promising young singer-songwriters.”. “She’s quick to pay homage to her musical heroes, but Jaimee Harris is her own person, with her own voice. She’s got a natural songwriter’s instinct for the hard truth, and a voice that brings them home with a visceral punch. Pay attention.” - Gretchen Peters Read More

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