You wouldn’t know it, but songwriter Kurt McMahan is originally from Alabama. Or, perhaps you’d be aware of this if you knew him personally. But his vast knowledge of – and deep appreciation for – Austin’s rich musical history puts him right at home in the Live Music Capital. It’s almost encyclopedic, including a ton of stories McMahan’s collected from his mentors, and the friendships he’s built within the local scene. It’s also made it possible for him to gather an impressive group of local musicians to perform in his band King Corduroy.
Speaking of which, King Corduroy just released a new album, the most appropriately titled Austin Soul Stew, and they’re celebrating with an album release show tonight at Antone’s, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. They’ll start the night out, followed by Forth Worth rock outfit The Quaker City Nighthawks and Austin’s own Uncle Lucius. Doors open at 9 p.m. Recommended.