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The Wilder Blue w/ Colton French
August 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Grand Stafford Theater presents: Wilder Blue with Colton French
Tickets $20 in adv – $25 at the door
Doors 8:00pm | Music 8:30pm
The Wilder Blue
Texas-based outfit “The Wilder Blue” travels the borderland between musical genres, busting down the gates that separate country, bluegrass, folk, and acoustic rock.
Primary front man and songwriter Zane Williams was already a well-established solo act with a loyal fan base and seven albums under his belt when he reached out to fellow Texas troubadour Paul Eason about starting a band. Paul had three solo albums of his own, not to mention a coveted side-man position playing lead guitar for Texas legend Kevin Fowler, but was immediately intrigued by the project.
Houston-based drummer Lyndon Hughes was next hop on board, bringing his passion for group vocals and extensive engineering and producing experience working with artists like Cody Johnson, Sundance Head, Roger Creager, David Grace, and more. A jam session at a demo studio brought them all together with multi-instrumentalist and singer Andy Rogers on banjo, dobro, mandolin and guitar, and the chemistry was immediate. Eventually the band’s unique vocal blend crystallized with the addition of Austin’s own Sean Rodriguez on bass and vocals.
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Colton French is a songwriter based out of the Brazos valley. Drawing from his experiences of the world and people around him, Colton’s writing is methodically crafted to weave pictures of the human condition and engage the listener with the challenging acts of self-reflection and social participation. His writing draws on themes of beauty, religion and spiritual life, love, adjustment, and transcendence. Though his style is often quite traditional, his themes take this traditional format in an innovative and authentic direction.