In-Store Performances: Free & All Ages!
Buckley live at Waterloo Friday 6/22 at 5pm
Album: Las Cruces
Refreshments provided by Lagunitas! "I wrote most of these songs driving in a Subaru on a solo tour for my last album, Blind Side of the Heart (2015). I was doing all the driving and couldn’t just drift off into the landscapes ya know? So, I’d turn my phone’s voice recorder on and started saying shit that came to me, or stuff I saw, that caught my interest, I’d make sure to say something like, ‘hey there’s a giant pile of tires and a kid just chilling on the side of I-10.’ When I got back from the tour, I transcribed all the recordings into a notebook; and like a puzzle just started putting it all together. It was a lot of fun and allowed for a more voyeuristic mood and tone.” – Buckley. Catch him Saturday 7/23 at Sam's Town Point.
The Wild Feathers live at Waterloo Tuesday 7/3 at 5pm
Album: Greetings From The Neon Frontier
Refreshments provided by Lagunitas! “It feels like every mile we’ve traveled and every show we’ve played has led up to this album,” said singer-guitarist Ricky Young. “It’s truly the most honest and reflective collection of songs we’ve ever created.” Members Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns and Ben Dumas, offered a first taste of Greetings From the Neon Frontier in early April with the release of the record’s lead single “Big Sky” and its official music video. Currently featured as a “Highway Find” on SiriusXM’s The Highway, the tune’s breezy country rock earned acclaim from Rolling Stone, who called it “an amplified tribute to the joys of unplugging oneself from everyday life and, instead, chasing down some wide open spaces,” and The Boot, who praised its “near-instantaneous calming effect.” Popculture.com premiered the rootsy, guitar-driven song’s accompanying video this morning, saying of the new project, “The band carefully blurred genre lines, while staying true to their unique sound, and remaining uninhibited in their willingness to take risks.” With musical and songwriting influences on the album ranging from The Eagles to Tom Petty, band members Young, King and Burns contributed to Neon Frontier songs including “Quittin’ Time”. The Wild Feathers – who have opened for the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson since forming in 2010 – will hit the road this summer for a series of festival dates around the country. Catch them Wednesday 7/4 at Willie's 4th of July Picnic at Austin360 Amphitheater.
Paul Cauthen live at Waterloo Friday 7/6 at 5pm
Album: Have Mercy EP
Cauthen has been the strongest, loudest singer in the room for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Tyler, Texas, where his grandfather––a songwriter and gospel song leader originally from Lubbock who worked with artists including Buddy Holly, Sonny Curtis, and other Crickets–– taught Cauthen and his two sisters to sing harmony. Since Cauthen released his debut LP My Gospel, he’s criss-crossed the country supporting artists like Elle King, Cody Jinks, Margo Price, and Ryan Bingham. In 2018, he’ll play Pickathon, Stagecoach, gig with Shaky Graves, and take his band of aces around world.
“A triple-barreled blast of Texas country, soul and holy-roller rockabilly” - Rolling Stone
“The Tyler native sound like the Highwaymen all rolled into one: he’s got Willie’s phrasing, Johnny’s haggard quiver, Kristofferson’s knack for storytelling, and Waylon’s baritone.” - Texas Monthly