Picture it: You head to your go-to dive bar, craving solace, in dire need of a whiskey – or several – to forget the heavy pangs of heartbreak. You crack open the door to the dimly lit cavernous crypt of a place, still reeking of stale smoke and whatever booze has been spilled on the 40-year-old carpet. Once your eyes barely adjust, you see the glowing ember of a cigarette from the tiny stage. The guy up there with the guitar, the grit and gravel in his voice…the song he’s singing sounds like he’s written it about your life. Damn.
Mrs. Glass (the moniker of songwriter and NOLA transplant Jordan Webster) is a longtime Austin Music Minute fave, making the songs to down whiskey and chain smoke to, sharing tales bedeviled in sin, sorrow and sardonic wit. Blues meets rock at the aforementioned dive bar to be drinkin’ buddies. Bad love never felt so damned good.
You have the chance to catch Mrs. Glass tonight at Lambert’s, 401 W. 2nd St. The music starts at 10 p.m. Raise a glass to Mrs. Glass, and tell him the Austin Music Minute maven sent you. Recommended.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.