Curtis Roush is no stranger to completely immersing himself in the music.He did so in his teen years, albeit in a more metal/classic rock realm, and he does so now as he dives into whatever he creates for, and contributes to, his band.
The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist of The Bright Light Social Hour released his debut solo album earlier this year, although he actually recorded the entire thing over the span of a month in 2016. Deeply touched by personal losses and a sense of rediscovery, Roush worked on the new material in the quiet and peaceful expanse of Marfa, TX between tours with his band. The atmosphere left its mark upon Cosmic Campfire Music. The LP shows a quieter side of Roush’s songwriting, but it’s expansive, a rolling soundscape building like an approaching storm.
Roush has a few show dates coming up in Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio, but Austin is first on the list. See him perform tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the indoor stage. The bill includes AMM favorite Van Mary, Old Pal, and It’s Cryin’ Time.
Doors at 7 p.m. Recommended.
-Photography by by Matt Lief Anderson.