One of the main benefits of growing up with cool parents might be the exposure to equally cool music. That may well have been the case for roots rock/Americana artist Bret Coats, who did his growing-up (with cool parents) in Southern California during the ‘70s and ‘80s. His love of music eventually led him to Austin, where he relocated to in 1990, and where he’s been making music and performing at much-loved venues like Antone’s ever since. There was a brief stint of writing and performing in Seattle, which Coats refers to as “a great period of learning other instruments and higher education” that helped him develop as an artist, but the Live Music Capital is where his roots are strongest.
Speaking of revered venues, Hole In the Wall at 2538 Guadalupe is the spot to see Coats do his thing tonight at 11 p.m. Ben Root kicks things off at 9 p.m., followed by The Nitrons at 10 p.m. Check it out.
-Photo from cover art for the album Music For the People, courtesy of the artist.