Your humble Austin Music Minute host has nothing but raves about Graham Weber. The Austin-based songwriter, by way of Ohio, made his local debut with his fourth album, Women (2011), then took a momentary break from acoustic performances for more straight-up rock ‘n’ roll with So Long, Problems, and the release of Ashes In The Rearview.
But his solo work has always been a priority, especially with so many unreleased songs he had on the back burner. Weber teamed up with Randy Reynolds (Leatherbag) for the recording of Faded Photos, featuring string arrangements by Peter Stopschinski (Groupo Fantasma, Golden Hornet Project) and produced by Adam Hilton (Linen Closet) at Shine Studios. “The end result is unlike any album I’ve ever been a part of, and I love it,” Weber said of Faded Photos. “It awoke parts of me that I thought I had lost long ago. It got me excited, optimistic, reflective, and reignited a fire in me… sort of like looking at an old picture, or listening to a Faded Photo.”
Make plans to see Weber perform tonight at Stay Gold, 1910 E. Cesar Chavez. The music starts at 9 p.m., followed by Hot Grease with Al Lover at midnight. Recommended.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.