SAT. OCT 13, 2018 – KEVIN ANTHONY AND G TOWN / GRIFTERS AND SHILLS

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  • July 31, 2018
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KEVIN ANTHONY AND G-TOWN

 

Take a little Peggy Sue, Cajun fiddle, jumping sawdust and mama too for the latest release from Kevin Anthony and G-Town. Jump the Fence is the 10th album from this South Texas boy born where the Gulf Coast waters flow, but he’s got a little French Cajun somewhere in him too.

Anthony’s songs are well crafted and timeless. Add to the mix an old timer or two, Hill Country gals, twangy guitars, and weeping pedal steel, and you get the kind of music that your Grandpa would’ve listened to, the kind of music that takes you back to the good old days of good time radio. Everything’s a little bit sweet, not too spicy and a tasty bowl of gumbo mixed in there too. You can’t help but tap your foot and slap your knee. Oh, and he can sing it all in French too. From the moment “Listen to Your Heart” kicks off, with a little “Evangeline” thrown in, until the final title “Jump the Fence” finishes off, you’ll find yourself singing along with chicken-pickin’ licks, freight train backbeats, hand-clapping ditty’s, and a sad song or two. For their latest release, Kevin and the boys headed to a small wooden recording studio in the parishes of Southwest Louisiana to work with Grammy-winning producer Joel Savoy. Known for his work with Steve Earle, Wayne Toups, Doug Kershaw, Linda Ronstadt, The Pine Leaf Boys, T-Bone Burnett and more, Joel set up a legendary one room studio once frequented by Cajun legends Dennis McGee, Wade Fruge, Cheese Read, and more. “I wanted his influence on this album so that’s why I chose to work with him,” Kevin recalls. “This album is a littleof both sides of the border of Texas and Louisiana and needed someone with his depth of experience to steer it in the right direction.”While Kevin and the boys can spend up to 100+ days a year traversing blacktops, at home you can find him tinkering on his vintage pickup truck or setting up drums for his little boy. He’s a genuine family man, the kind you can find playing fiddle, not only in honky-tonks across Texas and backwoods Louisiana Blue Moon Saloons, but in his backyard with his two-stepping family and friends under a big Texas moon, just like Grandpa would have wanted.

GRIFTERS AND SHILLS

 

Grifters & Shills – amplifyin’ and testifyin’ for your soul.

His was hard rock and heavy metal. Hers was the classic sound of the East Texas piney woods. Theirs was a fiery collision, bearing forth a sound that was at once novel and instantly familiar–nodding to roots seated deep in high lonesome harmonies and back porch blues, while peering out at a scorched path bound by modern assertions and contemporary commentary.

Behind Grifters & Shills is John and Rebecca Stoll, native Texans who met in a classic rock/blues jam band in 2008. Between them they discovered a magnetic chemistry that manifested not only in music, but in all aspects of their relationship. When they began playing as a two-piece band, they found a unique voice in the combination of Rebecca’s East Texas vocal stylings and John’s formidable guitar work. They immediately began writing their own songs, while testing the waters of vocal harmonies and adding an array of instrumentation to their arsenal. A typical show will feature a delightful range of electric instruments, including John’s archtop guitar, Rebecca’s bass, a driving stomp board, a couple of cigar box guitars, a handful of harmonicas, and an occasional kazoo.

They call it high lonesome heavy metal, and together, this two-person, dozen-instrument act provides a show full of sound a fury, punctuated with raw, quiet vulnerability, forging new trails and shining new light on familiar ground.

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