THE LONESOME HEROES

We're going to Luckenbach TX

 

Howdy everybody,

Landry & I will be hosting the pickers circle this Saturday Jan 17th from 1-5 pm in Luckenbach. Please bring your guitars, fiddles, dobros... or whatever and sing some songs. $1 Lonestars for all the pickers....

Directions are here: www.luckenbachtexas.com (about 1hr 20 min from austin before Fredricksburg.)

This is sort of a preview of our upcoming Monthly Austin Music Showcase in Luckenbach. Once a month we are going to bring our band & two of our favorite bands from Austin to play some wild crazy country music at the birthplace of Outlaw Country music. The shows will be outside under the Oaktrees (unless its really cold, then we will be inside the dancehall)

Super cheap camping & cabins next door at the Armadillo Farm Campground

www.armadillofarmcampground.com

830 997 5371

and we are going to have way too much fun...

Please check out these bands, they really are so awesome.

Here's the Schedule:

Secret Show Wednesday January 7th in an Ancient Storm Drain

 

Howdy everybody,

We are super excited to play some acoustic songs in an ancient storm drain tomorrow with Alexa Woodward & Nic Walker. Everyone meet at The Dog & the Duck Wednesday Jan 7th @ 8pm then we will walk to a secret spot underground. Info @ www.myspace.com/theaustinsecretshow

The Dog & the Duck info is: www.dogandduckpub.com

406 W 17th St Austin, TX 78701

(512) 479-0598

Email me if you get totally lost.

Thanks, Rich

Live Record & Rich's Birthday Party Thursday December 18th @ The Hole in the Wall

 

Howdy everybody,

It's my birthday this Thursday and to celebrate we are going to make a live record at the Hole in the Wall. My Mom is baking a giant funfetti cake and Clay Nightngale will be playing after us. We have the best band we have ever lined up with a 3 piece horn section and Landry's new delay setting. Please come hoot & holler so everyone can know how fun the World Famous Hole in the Wall is. Here's the details:

Thursday December 18th

10pm Lonesome Live Record @ The Hole in the Wall

2538 Guadalupe St

Austin, TX

Free show, free cake & Clay Nightingale @ Midnight

Email with any questions

Thanks, Rich

Austin Chronicle Review of Crooked Highway

 

 

Crooked Highway

Texas Platters

"Whereas 2006 EP Don't Play to Lose wandered with a gentle ease, the group's debut full-length moves in more focused, if experimentally flourished, directions. "Lonestar" opens with a lilting warp and rough guitar distortion, Russell's playful drawl shading Lyle Lovett. McMeans' soft trill on "Canary" and "Stardust" lifts the album into airier climes that balance Russell's earthier tones, like Alison Krauss with a Texas twang, the best songs marrying the two vocal impulses in duet."

ACOUSTIC CONCERT & CAMPOUT IN LONGHORN CAVERNS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1ST.

 

Acoustic Concert & Camp out in Longhorn Caverns

SAT NOV 1st. http://www.longhorncaverns.com

*****THE DATE HAS MOVED FROM October 25th to November 1st****

We are super excited to be invited back, the cavern used to be an outlaw hideout for Sam Bass & a dancehall during prohibition. We thought they would only allow one psychedelic country show in the cave, but last year we almost sold 'em out so they couldn't say no.

WE'RE FAMOUS CHECK OUT, THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

 

WOW! CHECK OUT THE NEW ARTICLE ABOUT OUR WEEKLY SHOWCASE IN THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE:

 Don't Look Back: The Lonesome Heroes rewrite the rules of alt.country

Lonesome Heroes: (l-r) Jeff Johnston, Jim DeGregorio, Chuck Fleming, Rich Russell, Sarah Millenary, Landry McMeans

"Since taking up residency at the Hole in the Wall last September, the Lonesome Heroes' alt.country nights have become one of the most popular weekly events inAustin. As a genre, alt.country hardly begins to characterize the eclectic lineups that Russell and McMeans put together, where the experimental textures of Friends of Dean Martinez fit in as easily as the insurgent attitude of American Graveyard, hellbent bluegrass of the Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang, or the honky-tonk swing of Doug Warriner. All musical directions ultimately converge in the Lonesome Heroes' easy psychedelic twang.

The Wednesday bills draw crowds mixing Mohawk punks and country kickers, as well as some of the town's top musicians and producers. Behind Russell and McMeans' infectious energy and their intent on building a collaborative environment, it's a scene that recalls the days of Doug Sahm holding court at the Soap Creek Saloon......"

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