Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward
For over a decade, Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward have lingered on the fringes of the Texas Music Revolution, building a cult following of fans who thirst for a sound more cerebral and musical than what the status quo has had to offer. Since 2002, the Pesos have shaken off the norms of the modern Texas music establishment taking a more radical approach. The bands’ sound is not any more southern rock than Steve Earle, and not any more outlaw than Robert Earl Keen. One writer called the Pesos the band that “Just might kick Old 97’s in the teeth”, and another called the Pesos “Weezer meets Waylon”. This may be the best rock band country music has to offer.
Tyler Rougeux of Whiskey Folk
Whiskey Folk’s “founding member and lead singer Tyler Rougeux, possessed of exactly the same voice in person you’ll hear on record – a smooth, rich, specifically Texan drawl of the kind made to hold together a rambunctious country-folk-rock band (-Gavin Cleaver, Dallas Observer)” ….with “heavenly, ascending group-sung harmonies, romantic escapism, and working-class ballads sung with a poet’s grace — groups like Whiskey Folk reminds us that some things never go out of style…Songs this homespun and charming are rare antiques.”
Venue Sammons Park
Dates 6:30PM Thursday, September 4, 2014