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FREE First Friday Concert feat. Walking Bear’s Farewell Show w/ The Fox & The Bird, Larynx & Daniel Gonzales
June 7, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Walking Bear is the brainchild of Bryan, Tx musician Chad Petty. What began as a solo project has grown into a full band experience featuring Nicholas Bauer on organ, piano, and slide, Chad on lead guitar, vocals, and harmonica, Lyndsey Torres on bass, and Marty Chronister on drums. Walking Bear has grown from an all acoustic folk act, with hints of bluegrass ballads and dark gospel back tones, to a an outright fusion of folk, blues, whiskey, and rock and roll.
Chad has grown from lead guitarist in various metal/hardcore bands growing up in Houston, to a prolific songwriter in the genres of folk, blues, and rock and roll. He arranges pieces with a dark, heartfelt, and interestingly “old soul” manner. A multi-instrumentalist, playing such instruments as mandolin, banjo, guitar, harmonica, drums, bass, and more, chad keeps it simple and lively in his solo performances. His on-stage presence and performance is truly a “One Man Band” experience. As a full band, Walking Bear is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.
Nicholas Bauer is a musical genius, sporting instruments such as organ, piano, banjolele, and accordion, to name a few.
Lyndsey Torres is the kind of bassist you want in a band, methodical, witty, and full of ideas, and fantastic arrangements.
Marty Chronister, former vocalist of Bonnie Blue, has come on board to keep the band in time. He’s the kind of drummer who puts the “rock” back in “Folk/Rock.”
This is the perfect storm of sorts. Walking Bear brings a new kind of band to the table.
Chad toured with Gina Chavez (Austin, Tx) in Feb. 2012, representing his full band while on tour. Tour stops included: Bryan, Tx, Dallas, Tx, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis Tennessee.
This will be Chad Petty’s & Walking Bear’s last show in Bryan/College Station.
THE FOX AND THE BIRD
Fox and the Bird blends folk and orchestral roots music & draws its energy from gang vocals and layered harmonies for a sound that’s communal.
The band began in the living room of Dan Bowman, with Travis Lawrence (of Addison Road), Wheeler Sparks, Daniel t. Hall and Ray Weyandt began collaborating on music soon thereafter, contributing to what began to resemble a small folk choir.
Fox and the Bird first came together through the Dallas house show scene and the famed Annex house. The band continues to produce and self-release its albums, touring from time to time and always committed to music that is made on back porches, in living rooms and on the streets.
After humble beginnings in the small town of College Station, Texas the Band now known as “Larynx Music” began what they thought would be a slow and steady growing process. Playing their original music at various open mic nights, and other events in the college town home of Texas A&M University, Larynx’s music went viral and made it way across the map… On Monday August 20, 2012 Larynx Music recorded their first single “The One” along with “Circles” for their First EP ” Cosmic Love ” at ” New Fiction Studios” in Dallas, Texas with Producer Bryan David. This platform propelled their music off the ground like never before… Larynx Music seeks to inspire and to make the listener feel the pleading vocals, and thoughtful arrangements of every song. Their music will surely tap at you heart until you let them in.
Daniel Gonzales is a singer/songwriter out of Dallas, TX currently living in College Station. Playing with a full band for the first time at this show and with an upcoming EP to be released later this Spring.