Memphis, TN, September, 2013 — Ardent Music has signed Austin-based band the Greyhounds to a three-album contract, it was announced by label director Reed Turchi. Ardent intends to build on the considerable fan base the band has developed on the road and as a staple of the Austin music scene.
“Signing the Greyhounds is a tremendous opportunity,” says label director Reed Turchi. “Andrew and Anthony are tested pros, ready to get on the fast track. This is exactly the type of band Ardent Music has been looking for, another pillar in reinvigorating the label.”
As Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.” The band also has long ties to Memphis, home of the soul that inspires them. In addition to their unflagging showmanship, the duo has been writing songs for a variety of other musicians, including Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
Ardent Studios has had a long and productive relationship with Texas music: Studio C was designed for ZZ Top, which called Ardent home for many years, and Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan recorded “Family Style” in the famous brick building on Madison Avenue.
The first album from the Greyhounds on the newly re-established Ardent Music label will be “Accumulator,” scheduled for a March, 2014 release. The album will combine cream-of-the-crop tunes that have become popular standards with the band’s devoted fans alongside new, previously-unheard tunes. The second and third releases will consist of all-new material written by the prolific songwriting duo, combining their roots in country, blues, rock, and soul with contemporary influences.
Ardent Music launched it renewal of the label earlier this year with the successful July release of the Admirers album “Involuntary Memory” as the first step. The Greyhounds’ “Accumulator” builds on the band’s considerable acclaim as songwriters and performers to further invigorate the rebirth of the label.
Hear Greyhounds music, see the video and learn more at:
Management: Luther Wolf
For information about Ardent Studios, visit:
08/30/13 Houston Arena Theatre
08/31/13 Bedford Blues Festival
09/01/13 The Ritz Theatre
09/04/13 Merrimack Hall Perf. Arts Ctr
09/06/13 The Foundation PACC
Spindale, North Carolina
09/07/13 Peachtree Point Amphitheatre
Don’t miss Jimmie Vaughan at Antone’s with Mike Flanigin B3 Trio & The Horton Brothers…!
06/29/13 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
Saskatoon, SK, CANADA
07/06/13 IP Casino Resort & Spa
07/11/13 Tremblant Int’l Blues Festival
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, CANADA
08/01/13 Calgary Int’l Blues Festival
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
See Greyhounds tear it up each Wednesday – 10:30pm upstairs at The Continental Club Gallery holding down their regular Wednesday Residency.
Greyhounds new EPK here: GREYHOUNDS EPK
Jimmie will start touring at the end of March with show dates leading all the way up to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden, NYC, April 12th and 13th.
More dates will be added soon. For Jimmie Vaughan merchandise, please visit www.jimmievaughan.com
Lou Ann Barton continues to tour with Jimmie Vaughan as the featured vocalist. They’re heading out end of March to make their way up to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in NYC at Madison Square Garden.
Luther Wolf is proud to announce that Lou Ann Barton’s albums are being reissued on New West Records.
Dreams Come True - Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli
Read My Lips – Lou Ann Barton
Old Enough – Lou Ann Barton
Friday, July 20, 2012 – Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt A Whirl Band
What: Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s vintage Stratocasters featured in special exhibit, Texas Music Roadtrip.
Where: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
When: Public Opening March 17th 9am – 6pm
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum will debut its 28th Special Exhibition, Texas Music Roadtrip, at SXSW.
The prize exhibits are the guitars Jimmie Vaughan and younger brother Stevie Ray played on the historic records that did so much to establish the contemporary Texas blues sound.
“Mine is the white one that I used on all the Fabulous Thunderbird records and I also made Strange Pleasure with it,” says Jimmie. “It’s a ’63. I customized it a little bit. I put a new neck on it and back then you couldn’t get pickups so you had to scavenge them.”
“Stevie’s guitar is the one they call Number One. That’s the guitar he played on Texas Flood and all that stuff. He played that one forever.”
Jimmie has kept the guitars in safe keeping and has turned down requests to show them until now.
“I quit taking the white guitar on the road because I was afraid someone would steal it,” says Jimmie. “The Museum came to me and asked if I’d let them use these two guitars for their display. I’d never shown them before although I’ve allowed them to be photographed.”
The exhibit is open from March 17th to October 14th, 2012.
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78711