In-Store Performances: Free & All Ages!
Eric Johnson live at Waterloo Monday 10/3 at 5pm
Texas guitar legend and Grammy award winner Eric Johnson releases his first all-acoustic solo album. ‘EJ’ is Johnson’s most intimate album to date. It brings listeners as close as possible to hearing Johnson in his own living room, performing songs on piano and steel-string and nylon-string acoustic guitars. Eric Johnson laid out 13 beautifully crafted tracks, all self-produced in his own Saucer Sound Studio in Austin, Texas.Throughout his career, Johnson has approached music as a healing force, a way to enhance a listener’s consciousness and conjure joy and inspiration. In support of the October 2016 release, Johnson will embark on a series of U.S. tours that will bring him to nearly 60 cities nationwide.
Adam Torres live at Waterloo Wednesday 10/5 at 5pm
Album: Pearls to Swine
Adam Torres’ debut album Nostra Nova was initially self released in 2006, and over the years grew from being a closely-held, sleeper favorite in the close-knit music scene of Athens, OH (where he lived at the time), to earning “cult classic” status. Upon its 2015 re-release, the album received praise from outlets including The A.V. Club, Stereogum (“a stunner”), VICE (“beautiful, melancholy tunes”), Popmatters, All Music Guide, and Flavorwire, among others. “Pearls To Swine hearkens back to when songwriting and singing more often leapt from pen and guitar straight to the heart; from Simon & Garfunkel to Sandy Denny, Jeff Buckley to Judee Sill, Nick Drake to Joan Baez.” – NPR Music. Falsetto folk-rock 'n' countrypolitan twang from the Texas-via-Ohio songsmith!
Walker Lukens live at Waterloo Friday 10/14 at 5pm
Album: Never Understood EP
Walker Lukens’ soulful, emotive tenor and alt-pop songwriting have prompted comparisons to everyone from Harry Nilsson to Tom Waits and Pavement. After fronting other bands, the Austin, Texas-based Lukens released his Year of the Dog EP and a full length, Devoted, in 2013. Each received press from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard. A formidable live unit, Walker Lukens and his backing band, The Side Arms, have gained a reputation for their sweaty, stage-shaking shows. "The (new EP, Never Understood) was written in Austin, Texas throughout 2015, mostly in my garage (honorable mention to my living room.) Without my iPhone Voice Memo app, lots of performing around the country to half empty rooms, the Nick Cave ACL taping, Adderall, Tecate, and The Savage Detectives, none of these songs would have come about."