Also at the Cactus
- Wed 5/06 Matt Andersen
- Thu 5/07 Austin Classical Guitar Society Presents: DIMITRI ILLARIONOV AND PAULINA PULJEK
- Fri 5/08 Lindi Ortega
- Sat 5/09 Will Johnson with guest Taylor Muse
- Wed 5/13 Griffin House
- Thu 5/14 Peter Bradley Adams
- Fri 5/15 Tom Russell
- Sat 5/16 The Austin Lounge Lizards
- Sun 5/17 Danny Schmidt CD Release Show
- Fri 6/05 Jeff Black
- Sat 6/06 Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
- Fri 6/12 Tameca Jones
- Sat 6/13 Jonathan Edwards
Dec 9 2013
Time: 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
General Admission: $25.00
Join us for a special acoustic evening with Wade Bowen.
Indeed, in the fourteen years since Bowen launched his career at Stubb’s Barbecue in Lubbock, Texas, he’s risen from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band and others had made the major-label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America. Now Bowen is poised to bring that Red Dirt and independent spirit to country music at large.
Make no mistake, this collection is a document of artistic evolution. Longtime fans (and there are quite a few of them) will hear the Bowen they’ve known and the next steps on his journey. They’ll get better acquainted with the ballad singer who doesn’t often get a chance to show that side of himself in honky tonks. Newcomers will hear a head-turning country artist with range, road-tested hits and one of the best male voices in the business.
That voice truly jumps out of these tracks. Wade’s baritone is dense and concentrated, with traces of whisky and smoke and an autumnal warmth. Bowen takes command of his songs, cutting over the top of producer Justin Niebank’s sculpted guitar-scapes. The sound is one hundred percent country, rife with pedal steel and vivid emotion, but it’s also music that could easily find a home with fans of Bowen’s rock idols – folks like Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne. Take a few passes through this project and you’ll hearing a singer’s singer and a focused songwriter who’s adding layers to his music all the time.