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The Damn Quails w/ Chris King & The Liberators, The Roosevelts & Joe Teichman
January 23, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
THE DAMN QUAILS
The rich sounds of soul, blues, country, folk, and a little bit of rock are all accounted for in a cohesive mixture that digests smoothly, like a dose of high quality opiates hitting the bloodstream.
Described as a young band with old souls, The Damn Quails are a combined effort between singer/songwriters Gabriel Marshall and Bryon White, proud saplings of Oklahoma’s opulent music vegetation. Understanding the caliber of songwriters that are indigenous to this particular part of the country is the only thing that makes a debut release this good seem plausible.
Having been exposed to local storytellers like Tom Skinner, Mike McClure and Gene Collier, both Bryon and Gabe sank their roots into songwriting early on and remained close to that art while earning their music chops on stage indulging in music styles that ran the spectrum. It’s a very lucky thing for anyone who considers himself a music aficionado that Bryon and Gabe would emerge from the same stompin’ grounds and eventually come stool–to-stool in a highly respected ritual among writers known as the Song Swap.
It was in this survival of the fittest setting where two songwriters, both equally fierce in measure, would set into motion a pairing that resonates a lifetime of compatibility despite its level of humble beginnings. Backed by the ‘Quail Philharmonic,” the live show spills off the stage with a pooled sound that makes veteran performers stand up and take notice, and on any given night the philharmonic fills to include some of their peers from other bands. After all, the jam is what it is really all about and Bryon admits that they have never performed a song the same way twice.
The Damn Quails debut studio release appropriately titled DOWN THE HATCH will shell out on October 25th, 2011 on 598 Recordings. The threading together of their individual songs meant they had to find just the right producer who could bring two solid talents together as a team, and they found it in the veteran combo of Mike McClure and Joe Hardy.
McClure’s reputation as a songwriter and musician is of legendary standing, having had admirable success both as a front man for The Great Divide and as a solo artist. His innate talents and knowledge of music has made him a highly sought after producer in the Indie circuit with producing/recording credits that include Cross Canadian Ragweed, Turnpike Troubadours, Stoney LaRue, Johnny Cooper, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P Nunn and Lloyd Maines.
Hardy currently runs Billy Gibbons’ Foam Box Studio and has recorded everyone from ZZ Top to The Replacements to Steve Earle.
The enormity of talent combined in this debut release is staggering. From the first sweet sounds of harmonica and fiddle on “Better Place To Stop” to the airy essence of “Mary” to the lonesome call of “California,” The Damn Quails deliver one of the most solid performances of any freshmen album you will ever hear.
CHRIS KING & THE LIBERATORS
Born in East Texas then transplanted & raised in a tiny South Texas town, Chris King is an honest songwriter who places the subjects of his songs in the middle of heartbreak, moonlight, alcohol, Cadillacs, hope, dance halls, & thunderstorms… all with as much gallop or yawn as he can muster. With a new voice in Texas music, Chris King’s first full-length record, “1983”, will be released January 15, 2013.
The Roosevelts are an Americana/rock band from Austin, TX, fronted by the dynamic duo of James Mason and Jason Kloess. The band made a splash at their official SXSW showcase in March leading to the release of their debut EP Cold Sheets.
“Poised between the quiet tenderness of My Morning Jacket and the ballads of John Mayer, Mason and Kloess spin musical narratives of heartbreak and longing.” – Tribeza Magaine
Joe Teichman is a singer-songwriter based out of College Station, TX, a very pivotal view for the up and coming music scene in the state. Joe has been playing for the past four years and is nowhere near through. He has had many full band shows around College Station with the “Cool Arrows” but also many acoustic shows consisting of himself and mandolin player, John Terry, traveling the state to cities and towns such as, Dallas, Plano, Dripping Springs, Johnson City, Breckenridge, Austin, Georgetown and even Lampasas, TX. Dates are being added so come catch a show and let’s have a good time!