Austin is no stranger to traveling musicians. Since the 70s we’ve built our reputation on the talented musicians who flock to the city for the vibrant music scene, but few have traveled as far or worked as hard to get here as Abhi the Nomad. As the son of Indian diplomat Abhi grew up splitting time between Beijing and New Delhi before landing in Southern California for school. Somewhere along his travels, a teenage love for pop punk blossomed into a profound respect for the power and popularity of American rap and hip-hop. Especially the lyrics and production of Kanye West. Unable to stay in the United States after an expired student visa, Abhi move to France where he continued to produce his own brand of witty, groovy, autobiographical hip-hop for a growing online audience. Determined to bring his music back to America, Abhi enrolled in a graduate program at Austin Community College for graphic design and jumped head first into the Austin music scene. Abhi The Nomad stopped by Studio 1A to play a few songs from his new indie hip-hop album, Marbled, out February 9 via Tommy Boy Records. Scroll down to get the goods!
3/13 – All the Friends Ball @ Spiderhouse
3/16 – The Market and Taproom
Jesse Ebaugh has been a part of several different musical projects, including Heartless Bastards and Austin Roots Collective. On this particular visit to Studio 1A, he came with his new country project, The Tender Things. The debut self-titled album is simple yet emotional, featuring Ebaugh’s gentle vocals, sweet melodies, and energic acoustic guitar. Be sure to catch them Friday night at Sam’s Town Point or take advantage of their Sunday evening residency at White Horse throughout the month of March. Listen to the full session and interview below.
– Gab Soong
3.9.18 @ Sam’s Town Point
3.11.18 , 3.14.18 , 3.18.18 , 3.25.18 @ White Horse
4.6.18 @ Hotel Vegas
Canadian-turned-Austinite Sue Foley has taken the blues scene by storm. Her rootsy blues sound harkens back to the greats. As a self-described “little white Canadian girl,” she was so inspired by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn and The Fabulous Thunderbirds that she moved to Austin to continue her pursuit of creating blues magic. Her new album, The Ice Queen, comes out this Friday, the 2nd. The title of the album, and an eponymous song, aim to portray ice queens – or those whose personalities have a hard exterior – in a more compassionate light by revealing the warmth underneath. Help her celebrate the release of the album by catching her (and her signature pink Fender Telecaster) at Antone’s on Thursday, March 1st, an acoustic set at the Cactus Cafe on Friday the 2nd, and Waterloo records on Sunday the 4th. Before seeing her live, listen to her Studio 1A session below!
[Waterloo Records 3/4 – 5 PM (free!)]
Electronic-funk dance band CAPYAC is an Austin staple. They have played both the co-op and the downtown scenes, encouraging mass dance parties wherever they go. They have been compared to Parliament-Funkadelic and Daft Punk, and CAPYAC sure brings their own and energy and funk to every show they play (including our live taping with them)! CAPYAC celebrated the release of their album, Who Is Donny Flamingo?, at Empire Control Room last Saturday. Check out their website to listen to the new album, and check out their studio 1A session below!
Married couple and jazz duo Tuck & Patti have been making music together for over three decades, and their musical prowess is evident to anyone who listens to them. Patti’s voice flows measuredly, yet powerfully, over Tuck’s guitar stylings. Patti arranges and writes their music, while Tuck describes himself as being her orchestra. Although they are opening a sold-out show for niece St. Vincent tonight, catch them again tomorrow at ACL Live! Check out their Studio 1A session below!