If there’s any description your humble Austin Music Minute maven could possibly offer for the music of Chris Catalena, it would be most inspired by his surroundings. The kind young gent with the soft drawl and cowboy hat looks perfectly at home guitar-strumming on an Austin porch in the sunshine, or by a crackling fire beneath the stars in the endless Marfa night skies. Give a listen to Catalena’s new album, Here Comes the Time, and you drift away on those wistful vocals as he channels a vibe directly from a blissful golden summer dream, awash in psychedelicized watercolor. The best thing is the earnestness of the entire mood. You know it’s straight from his heart.
To celebrate the release of the new album, Chris Catalena & The Native Americans are playing a show tonight at The North Door, 502 Brushy St. The bill includes headliner Christian Bland & The Revelators and the wonderful Jess Williamson. Doors open at 9 p.m. Recommended Friday night psyched-up dreaminess.