Austin, TX (March 13, 2014)- Lou Ann Barton will perform tonight at the legendary South By San Jose at San Jose Hotel on South Congress. The event has become a must-see during SXSW, gaining a reputation for stellar musical line-ups all free of charge. Lou Ann is credited as one of the iconic characters that has shaped Austin’s eclectic musical landscape. Next Tuesday, March 18th, Lou Ann will release the album Lou Ann Barton-The Best!, embodying why she garnered this title.

Jimmie Vaughan’s The Fabulous Thunderbirds appear on the first five tracks, blending the TX Roots and Blues sound that has become world famous. Her musical collaboration with the Vaughan brothers began with TX Blues legend, Stevie Ray Vaughan as an original member of Stevie’s Triple Threat Revue band. The album includes Lou Ann Barton classics as well as 7 unreleased tracks and a hidden gem at the end of the track list. Etta James once spoke out saying, “when they write the bible about the best blues singers- man or woman, young or old, black or white- Lou Ann Barton better have her own chapter.”

Lou Ann Barton SXSW Event Details:

Thursday, March 13th 6pm
South By San Jose
San Jose Hotel
1316 S Congress Ave

                                        
 

Austin, TX (March 13, 2014)- The Greyhounds will set out on the cross country Accumulator Tour April 3rd, dropping their highly anticipated album April 8th. Accumulator, the band’s first album release on Ardent Music, has already garnered attention from outlets including Texas Monthly and American Songwriter.

Fans can catch the band in Austin during SXSW appearing at a number of venues for shows and events. This includes their Showcase Friday night hosted by C-Boy’s Heart and Soul, a homecoming for the band. The Continental Club has been one of the Greyhounds’ main Austin hubs, and C-Boy’s is the newest venture of Continental’s Steve Wertheimer. The week will close out on Saturday with a performance at AMG’s day party, with fellow AMG roster artists.

Greyhounds SXSW Event Details:

Thursday March 13th 11am-1pm
Redeye Residency
718 N. Congress Ave

Friday March 14th 11am-7pm
Big Orange Converse Rubber Tracks Recording
1303 East 4th St

9pm (Showcase)
C-Boy’s Heart & Soul
2008 S Congress Ave

Saturday March 15th 4pm
The Dog & Duck Pub
406 West 17th St

Go to www.greyhoundsmusic.com for the ACCUMULATOR TOUR schedule.

 

                              
 

Austin, TX (March 13, 2014)- The music portion of this year’s SXSW Festival is in full swing, and so is Jimmie Vaughan. As one of the “live music capital of the world’s” original icons, Jimmie leant his guitar playing and vocals to Kimmel’s Cleto and The Cletones Band. The live taping took place in Austin’s Long Performing Arts Center, and included several other Texas mainstays. Appearances were made by The University of Texas faculty, students, local barbecue establishments, and Governor Rick Perry.

The Austin Music Awards took place at the Austin Convention Center last night, marking their 32nd anniversary. Jimmie performed at the awards show that has become a precursor to great success for many up and coming artists. Jimmie’s friend Gary Clark Jr was the recipient of top awards at the 2013 AMA’s before his Grammy win this year.

This weekend will conclude SXSW 2014, and Jimmie will perform at Lambert’s BBQ downtown Austin with Mike Flanigan B3 Trio. Closing out the week, on Saturday he will perform a secret show at long time friend Steve Wertheimer’s new club C-Boy’s Heart & Soul.

EVENT DETAILS:
Friday March 14th: Lambert’s BBQ
401 W 2nd Street
4-6pm

Saturday March 15th: C-Boy’s Heart & Soul
2008 S Congress Ave

Jimmie Vaughan and his band will perform their last “50 years” show Tuesday, December 17th before the big New Years Eve show, capping off the Continental Club residency.

The band has been greeted with a packed house each night, some fans coming out for every show. A hand full of performances in each set have featured Lou Ann Barton, with lots of laughs and applause for the pair’s duets. The two Austin mainstays have been performing and collaborating for years, and it shows in their infectious chemistry on stage.

The Continental Club has been the ideal backdrop for celebrating 50 years in the business. Austin mementos hang on the wall including a sign from the classic “Rome Inn” that hosted blues artists back in the early years of the music scene, including Jimmie Vaughan. The iconic Continental itself has been a constant for Jimmie through the decades.

You don’t want to miss this quintessential Austin experience, celebrating live music, a classic Austin venue, and one of the cornerstones of our music scene.

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.”

Pictured (L-R) are Greyhounds Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube.

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:
http://www.greyhoundsmusic.com

Management: Luther Wolf
http://www.lutherwolf.com

For information about Ardent Studios, visit:
http://www.ardentstudios.com

 

08/30/13          Houston Arena Theatre

Houston, Texas

08/31/13          Bedford Blues Festival

Bedford, Texas

09/01/13          The Ritz Theatre

Wellington, Texas

09/04/13          Merrimack Hall Perf. Arts Ctr

Huntsville, Alabama

09/06/13          The Foundation PACC

Spindale, North Carolina

09/07/13          Peachtree Point Amphitheatre

Buford, Georgia

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

Biloxi, Mississippi

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

 

 

Jimmie Vaughan recently performed at the Kennedy Center Awards honoring Buddy Guy playing “The Things That I Used to Do” with Gary Clark Jr., written by Guitar Slim.