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Uncle Lucius w/ Sam Riggs and the Night People & Hunter McKithan and the Offenders
March 2, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Uncle Lucius takes Rock and Roll from its deep roots and pushes it onward, putting their own honest interpretation on the essential elements of R & B, Blues, and Country. They pride their live show as a sacred and energetic experience, with a belief that this is still the truest form of communication with their fans. All four members grew up in different parts of Texas, each finding their own way to Austin in an attempt to pursue music full time. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Hal Vorpahl on bass, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, and Josh Greco on drums and percussion. Uncle Lucius can usually be found on the highways and back streets of the U.S., playing renowned venues like B.B. King’s in NYC, to the Maple Leaf in New Orleans, to back home in Austin, TX at Threadgill’s World Headquarters, The Continental Club, and Antone’s.
Sam Riggs and the Night People
With the passion and devotion Sam Riggs and The Night People bring to the stage, it`s no wonder the Texas Country music scene is quickly making room for one of the best acts to ever sweep across the region. From Austin, Texas, Sam and his band have been working the stages and crowds since the fall of 2010, with the release of his debut EP Hairpin Trigger Heart, which garnered attention from Lonestar Music and radio stations everywhere. Equally skilled as a headlining and opening act, the band is now looking to step into the shoes of their predecessors, and the venues they perform in. With the release of his first fully promoted single in September of 2012, and his second EP Lighthouse following in August, Sam is working harder than ever to develop his ever-increasing fan base. Having shared the stage with the likes of Joe Diffie, Randy Rogers Band, Eli Young Band, Pat Green, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Aaron Watson, Cory Morrow, and Casey Donahew among others, Sam and his band have learned from the best and continue to build the their own original sound. With the momentum and determination that radiates from this band, combined with their hard-hitting live show and soul-searching lyrics, Sam Riggs and The Night People are steadily becoming a sound to be reckoned with in the Texas and national scene.
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.