FRI. AUG 3 , 2018 – GABE WOOTTON SONGWRITER SERIES W/ BRANT CROUCHER / DYLAN STEWART

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  • June 13, 2018
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BRANT CROUCHER

I was born in Houston and I went to college in Denton. I “grew up” in Dallas, and learned invaluable life lessons while living in Nashville, Austin, and Wimberley. Since 1999, I’ve lived in 31 different residences; I understand the plight of the Gypsy.People and places are my greatest sources of inspiration.I’ve an affinity for adventures, great and small.I’ve seen the rain come down in Northern Ireland. I’ve ridden a motorcycle across the Sacred Valley in Peru.  I spent a summer drinking sangria in Spain under the guise of college credit. I’ve slept on the roof of a shanty in Hidalgo, Mexico and saw more stars than three lifetimes of a hundred people could count. I rode a bike 100 miles around Lake Tahoe in a single day, in the name of charity.I prefer Whataburger to In and Out Burger. I can usually blend quite well, but I rarely feel like I fit in. I have mixed feelings about this. I’ve mowed lawns, I’ve delivered pizzas, and I’ve made lattes. I spent half a decade working in the corporate world. I’ve worked retail. I’ve hated working retail. I’ve waited tables, bartended, and pretended to be a freelance writer. I’ve been a day-laborer, worked a call center, and sold houses. I once ran a small event staffing company. I’ve even been paid to sing songs in all kinds of places. I believe I can do almost anything for 6 months. I’m also not very good at sitting still.  I taught myself how to play guitar. Some would say that explains a lot. I have a certain affinity for college football and refer to any professional sports team in Houston as my own. I carry an abnormally large chip on my shoulder thanks to the 1992 & 1993 Houston Oilers. I’m terribly afraid of heights, except when it comes to mountains. I’m also prone to paradox and hyperbole. I have absolutely no interest in running a marathon. But I’ll cheer you on if that’s your thing. I’ve loved more than I’ve lost. I’ve lost as much as I’ve left. I’m genuinely overwhelmed by the splendor of sunsets and the sheer size of the ocean. Conversely, I’m not impressed by reality stars or infinity pools. I like good wine, good whiskey, and good food. I believe good company makes all of them better. I love to write. I am my own biggest critic.  I’m not cool. In my head, saying that makes me sound like maybe I am. I have the best friends and family anyone could ever ask for. Most of the time, I remember that. When I don’t, they remind me. In a short amount of time I’ve been fortunate to play a lot of great rooms. One day maybe I’ll feel deserving. More than anything, I’m thankful.

-Brant

DYLAN STEWART

Dylan Stewart and the Eulogists bring a Southern Gothic vibe to Oklahoma’s growing Americana scene. A four piece outfit fronted by Norman singer-songwriter Dylan Stewart, the Eulogists seamlessly bridge the gaps between folk, rock, and alt-country. Stewart writes tunes about love and loss, death and despair, in a way that brings light to instances of beauty in the grotesque. Highlighted by shimmering guitars, driving rhythms, and Stewart’s unique gravel-road vocal stylings, the songs range from forlorn ballads to barn-burning honky-tonk. Forth Worth DJ Shayne Hollinger of 95.9 KFWR says of Stewart, “His music reminds me of why I fell in love with the songwriting of Townes,” and Oklahoma DJ Brandin Hardin calls Stewart the “Tom Petty/Bob Dylan of the Plains.”

With an upcoming album with the Eulogists in the works for an early 2015 release, Stewart has two albums under his belt already. “Pay the Fiddler,” was produced by Norman folk fixture Travis Linville, and 2012’s “Dylan Stewart and the Johnny Strangers,” was produced by Great Divide front man and Red Dirt icon Mike McClure. “I first heard Dylan in a cheap hotel in Ardmore. He was intent on me hearing his songs,” says McClure. “Well, he was right; I recorded an album with him. The world should hear his work.”

With the Eulogists, Stewart has honed his songwriting chops and assembled a team of previously under-the-radar local talents to fill the band’s roster. Lead guitar player Jake Adamson, bassist Caleb Story, and drummer Matt Unruh come from a diverse background of musical projects and genres, and each member brings his distinct style to the group, creating a inimitable and dynamic live presence.

From the piney woods of East Texas to the flat lands outside Lubbock, from the rolling prairies of Central Texas to the sandy shores of the Virgin Islands, Gabe Wootton has covered more than a few miles. With an eye on the horizon and an ear in the wind, he has found melody in the mundane and rhyme in the hum of life. A sketch of scenes in passing, character studies of the broken and the jubilant, triumphant tales of ruin to joyful lamentations of woe, Gabe’s songs run the gamut incorporating elements of all the music he has stumbled upon throughout his life.
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