Once again, the Austin Music Minute erroneously refers to Mrs. Glass as an entire band, when in actuality, it’s the moniker of the front man. The sharp-dressed gent who kills it on those sexy low-range lead vocals and guitar and works the room up into a frenzy is Mrs. Glass, teaming up with equally sharp-dressed gents Ivan Evangelista on bass and Ian Fry on drums and percussion. Once they start, you’re annihilated with a rock/blues frenzy, one of the dirtiest sounds around that leaves you sweaty and wanting more.
Luckily for us fans, Mrs. Glass has a new album coming out this summer, Happy Every Day, rather an optimistic title for the fantastically dark and gritty style of the music, the kind Mrs. Glass does so well. It’s bigger and bolder than ever before, and will be released on the new Good Horse Record Company, headed by White Horse proprietor Denis O’Donnell. (Full disclosure: Evangelista is a CEO and producer for the company.)
Dig this – you just may hear some of the new music when Mrs. Glass performs tonight at the Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe, at one of the spectacular Hole In the Wall 40th Anniversary shows. It’s another all-star local band bill featuring Clyde and Clem’s Whiskey Business, Bridge Farmers and The Bread. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m.