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Big Texas Nights feat. James Pardo and the Underestimated w/ Hunter McKithan
February 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
JAMES PARDO AND THE UNDERESTIMATED
Drawing from personal experience and the experiences of those around him, as well as looking at the world through his own looking glass, James crafts songs about love, loss, joy, pain, hate, and occasionally…optimism. This doesn’t mean to imply that he’s not fun to be around. In fact, James can normally be found with a smile on his face. With roots in traditional country music, but not content to stay in one place for too lomg, his music runs the gamut from country, to roots rock, folk, R&B, & Americana. Simply put: It just depends on his mood & time of day, as to what may surface musically. From San Antonio, by way of Sinton TX, James has been playing music in the bars & clubs in TX for close to 20 yrs. If you’re looking for a dancehall band that will swing from the rafters and sing songs about floating rivers and drinking beer…you’d better search somewhere else. But if honest songwriting, with thought and effort placed in to music and lyrics and musicians conscious of the audience and their presence, then don’t be afraid to stick around and listen.
Hunter McKithan & the Offenders are a rising force with well-seasoned songwriting skills to back up their gifted musical and instrumental talents. With roots buried deep within the genres of blues, alt. country, americana, soul, and a major influence of old-fashioned American rock and roll, it’s extremely hard to describe exactly what brand of music you’re hearing coming from whatever stage or stereo system the Offenders are occupying. But one thing is for sure. It refuses to go unnoticed. And what good is music once it’s been labeled anyway? The guys released their debut album, ‘Shape of it All,’ late in the summer of 2007 and have sent several songs to the top requested lists – including the number 1 song of 2008 on radiofreetexas.org, ‘Fallin From High.’ The band spent much of 2009 gearing up for the release of their much anticipated ‘Lee Road Sessions’ EP to be followed up with a full length album of entirely all new material. Now, after teaming up with famed producer Mike McClure, the third record is complete and will be released January 18th, 2011. ‘Not Broken Yet’ is a 13 track (12 new, 1 re-recorded) album of material unlike anything you have ever heard from Hunter McKithan & the Offenders. Be sure to grab a copy of the album and catch a live show next time they’re in your area.