Take the Hunter S. Catch them playing their down-and-out Red Dirt this Saturday and pray to god the Cinema Bar stocks up on Lone Star beer and stays open past 2 am.
Honky-tonk music operates locally like clockwork. For starters, the Continental Club regularly hosts Heybale! RSVP and check out footage from past events at austinchronicle. Back at the beginning of April, Marie and I visited Austin to look for an apartment for our move. When we checked them out online, we also came across Leo Rondeau, who occasionally plays the same gigs as the Moonpies.
We stayed to see about a half hour of Rondeau as well, and he was tremendous. From the lyrics to their sound right down to the aesthetics of the venue, there is nothing particularly complicated about these guys, relying on a tried and true formula of Americana. Parts rock, parts country and folk, Mike and the Moonpies play with a soulful tenacity thick enough to damn near cut with a knife. This is good old fashioned, old-school, bar room blues. And this is the essence of a great band in a small venue: I enjoyed myself at Hole in the Wall more than any other night out thus far in Austin.
The set was quickly paced and relatively impersonal — they were playing for no one or nothing in particular, but nevertheless seemed to have some immeasurable connection with the small section of bar patrons. Front man Mike Harmeier possesses a calm and practiced stage presence, and the whole band has an attitude that seems to pull out all the good parts from bigger musicians under bright lights: confident expressions, dry witticisms between songs, infinite likability.
These guys are something worth hearing at least once, and, somewhere between nothing and fame, touch exactly the right chords for both the loved and lonely. I told Marie over and over that I was having a great time, and somewhere in there, amidst my enjoyment, I think I might have agreed to take dance lessons. Good music makes me agree to crazy things. They specialize in some delectable roots music that puts a pang in the hearts of those of us who prefer their country old school.
The Moonpies have their first full-length album most aptly titled The Real Country, ten tracks chock full of that genuine country-western vibe. Congress Ave. Recording that first disc and getting positive response was an exciting moment for a guy becoming known as the musician who acted, instead of the other way around. I said, 'I'm running my record label,' and they said, 'Well, you're supposed to be looking for jobs like a forklift driver.
Midwood, who has a 6-year-old daughter with Cathy Guthrie, Arlo's daughter, was part of the Woody Guthrie family for a while, but the Okie he's more aligned with is J. One of the greatest honors of his career came last year when he got a call from the late guitarist's longtime sideman Karl Himmel. The drummer was a fan of his albums and saw Ramsay headed his way for a show.
It just felt so right," says Midwood, putting away another Topo Chico. The expedition for this lost America that began 25 years ago ends in Midwood's ghost music, which echoes like a holler from the subconscious.
When you play Ramsay Midwood's music in a car on the interstate, you'll find yourself getting off and taking the back roads. If anything true in this world still exists, you'll find it there. Jimbo Mathus is on the same bill. Bobby Bare Jr. Rebuild But front man Steven Collins is. Which is a real shame. These days, the boots move to eagle-eyed country singer Leo Rondeau , who's built a fiercely loyal following headlining Thursday festivities since A painting of his likeness, with trademark braids, even hangs over the bar.
Two minutes after midnight, the lanky North Dakota native fires up his fivepiece band and the dance floor erupts. Disparate casts unite as elderly swing the youthful, and tech bros dance with cowgirls. Rondeau, looking like a ranch hand but singing like a free spirit, drives the action with propulsive workingman anthems "Breaking My Back" and a state-mandated Doug Sahm cover.
No time to clap, just one more dip, one more spin, then off to find another partner or another drink. Pickathon outside of Portland Oregon. The entire staff was completely knowledgeable and helpful about everything that was going on. They were also very complimentary toward all of the artists and seemed genuinely disappointed if they were unable to see you perform due to work.
The hospitality was unmatched with great healthy meals and beer flowing the entire time. Their stages were also set up to provide unique listening experiences and did not interfere with one another, no sound bleed. Get on With It If You Don't Love Me On and Off Again Win Her Back Don't Quote Me On That Man Torn Up"Hurt Me Bad (In a Real Good Way)" is a song written by Deborah Allen and Rafe Van Hoy, and recorded by American country music artist Patty Loveless. It was released in September as the first single from her album Up Against My HeartGenre: Country.