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.”
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