Put simply, Van Wilks is one of Austin’s best rock guitarists – plying his trade with workman-like consistency in our town since the late 1970s.
A member of the Texas Music Hall Of Fame, a winner of Austin Music Awards as both best acoustic and electric guitarist – Wilks has just issued “21st Century Blues” – his first CD in 10 years.
His fans and peers include Billy Gibbons and Eric Johnson – as well as music lovers from Moscow to Paris to Madrid.
Van Wilks and his band play a CD release show this Saturday (11/28) at Threadgill’s. Get tickets to the show here!
It’s hard to mistake Heartless Bastard’s signature sound.
With Erika Wennerstrom’s unique voice and Jesse Ebaugh’s driving bass lines, it’s no wonder audiences rave about them. This Austin-based quartet played a few hometown concerts in celebration of their latest album, Restless Ones, and they will soon make their Austin City Limits television debut. The band will also take their infectious melodies on a widespread European tour.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Peter Case knows how to draw a crowd.
Known as a former member of The Nerves and the Plimsouls, Case has released over 15 albums in his expansive career. Before performing at the Cactus Cafe on November 20th, Case played some tunes from his latest album, HWY 62, in Studio 1A. Recordings from his intimate KUTX performance can be streamed below.
Benko’s bright and poppy compositions put an unlikely instrument front and center. The vibraphone, played by Sarah Norris, gives this local trio a sunny California sound. Benko also features Charlie Ewing on drums and Erik Grostic on bass. They will bring their percussively pinging melodies to The Hole in the Wall on Friday night to celebrate the release of their latest LP The Civil Service.
Geoff Earle’s latest project, Stiletto Feels, have a lot to feel excited about.
Their first single, “Steal Your Guitar,” oozes with smooth and thoroughly captivating sounds. Stiletto Feels will release their debut album The Big Fist on November 20th at Cheer Up Charlies, and fans can receive a free copy of the album when they RSVP online. Joining the sonic revelry are Austin’s Otis the Destroyer, MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR, and Good Field.