Silas Lowe’s latest release, Wandering Father, Forgotten Son, is a project very close to his heart. It’s an ode to his late father, musician Roy Michaels, for which he meticulously combed through some of his father’s songs before selecting six that would be rearranged and featured on the new album, alongside six new tracks by Lowe.
Lowe and Michaels had spent decades apart before reuniting in Austin and moving on to build a new relationship, which included a passion for music. Michaels passed away in 2008, but his legacy is a powerful one on Lowe’s stirring tribute.
Silas Lowe’s album release show is tonight at the Cactus Cafe, 24th St. and Guadalupe on the UT campus. Doors open at 8 p.m., and Leo Rondeau opens the show at 8:30 p.m. Then Lowe will be joined on stage by fellow artists Jenn Miori Hodges, Benjamin Sanders, Andy Lentz, Joshua Hoag, Jerry Hagins and Steve Schwelling. That’s a lot of talent on the Cactus stage in one night. Recommended.
-Photography by Tyson Zoltan Heder.