Events by Eventful2nd Annual TallTownes Backyard BBQ
UNCLE LUCIUS, THE GREENCARDS, WILD CHILD, DOUG MORELAND and JOHN EDWARD BAUMANN. UNCLE LUCIUS Austin-based Americana rock band Uncle Lucius released its new studio album, And You Are Me, on August 28, 2012. Recorded in Austin and Nashville, And You Are Me finds Uncle Lucius stretching their musicianship and reeling in eleven songs that punch with a fullness reminiscent of The Doors to early Black Crowes. Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of r&b and blues added. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion and Jon Grossman on lead vocals, and keys. The most recent single from And You Are Me, "Somewhere Else" is playing at radio stations now. THE GREENCARDS From the first down-beat in 2002, through tours with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, The Greencards have won hearts and acclaim for their multi-dimensional Americana vision. They are TallTownes' first multiple-GRAMMY nominated act, having received GRAMMY nominations in 2008, 2010 and 2014. They were the 2006 Americana Honors & Awards winner as New/Emerging Artist Of The Year, and have occupied the number one position on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. TallTownes is extremely excited to bring The Greencards to Midland for our Backyard BBQ. WILD CHILD Described as an "indie-folk powerhouse destined for national acclaim" by Elmore Magazine, Wild Child is poised to be Austin's next national break-out act. Winner of the Indie Act and Folk Act of the year at the Austin Music Awards and named by the Austin Chronicle as the Best Indie Band at both the 2013 and 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) music festivals, Wild Child is infectiously fun and wildly inventive. They're playing big festivals this summer including Bonnaroo, Firefly and Osheaga and New York's Bowery Ballroom with Shakey Graves and we're excited to bring them to Midland – we think they're the perfect band for a backyard BBQ. DOUG MORELAND West Texas fiddler, singer, songwriter and chainsaw artist extraordinaire Doug Moreland brings his entertaining take on Texas swing to KD's backyard. Doug has received a Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Western Music Male Performer of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. He also received an Entertainer of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards. He puts on a really fun show that you will not want to miss. JOHN EDWARD BAUMANN JEB has the gift of writing smart songs about folks making dumb decisions, and of tempering his youthful gusto with a well-traveled eye for detail, dignity, and world-weariness. There's a lend-me-your-ears earnestness to his voice that makes it easy to enjoy provocative numbers about stormy-skulled loners who aren't sure if they got sucker-punched in the parking lot or just hit the ground due to their own bad habits. Somewhere between an alt-country intellectual and a small-town realist, if you don't see yourself in at least one of JEB's songs you might wanna double-check that birth certificate. You might not be from around here. For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact us at email@example.com Special thanks to our Co-Presenting Sponsors COTTON, BLEDSOE, TIGHE & DAWSON, PC and MIDLAND HEATING GROUP!!!