Capturing the working class in their latest video, the Scooter Brown Band is continuing to hit all the right notes and are establishing themselves as a strong contender in the southern rock scene. If you’re looking to see some lifted Powerstrokes in this video, I think you will be severely disappointed.
While southern rock fans have continued to hang on tightly to their favorite Allman Brothers and Skynyrd records, deep in the heart of Texas there has been a resurgence of the addictive power chords and sounds of yore. Southern rock has had its fair share of struggles as time has passed, and there are been some big shoes left to fill. A few bands like Whiskey Myers and Blackberry Smoke have risen to the occasion and helped bring a renewed vigor to the genre. This past winter I heard a band I was unfamiliar with that fit this very mold and grabbed my attention. Full of high energy rock with some much welcomed touches of brass, The Drugstore Gypsies are charging full steam ahead with their latest single, Breakin’ The Law.
There’s talented singer-songwriter I follow on social media that posts some incredible pictures of West Texas sunsets, storms and nature. He’s quite the artistic talent with a camera, but also knows his way around a song and the frets of the guitar. It’s only natural for a guy like this, Charlie Stout, to know a thing for two about up and coming bands, especially seeing how he gets to share the stage with some of these fine musicians. Having seen Stout post about The Vandoliers, I decided a couple months back to dig into their new album and think you’ll love their song, Rolling Out.
One of my favorite Americana bands right now, Market Junction, has released their latest music video for Make It Out Alive. This group has been working their tails off to make a name for themselves and stepping up to the plate with a video like this is surely a strong statement. The soothingly warm vocals of lead singer Matthew Parrish have the ability to demand your full attention during this song.
The Jeff Jacobs Band's latest music video for their song Break His Heart Tonight, will punch you in the gut once you see it. The cheating that takes place during the song will leave you feeling down and sympathetic for her husband as she slips off her ring for a night of guilty pleasure. Far too often in our society, infidelity occurs because of people getting caught up in the heat of the moment. Honesty and dedication lays the foundation for an successful relationship and now she finds herself uncertain of who she is going to hurt. Regardless, she has to live with what she has done for her actions. These guys nailed this powerful video and I loved it. Give it a watch below.
Stoney Larue has to be one of the most consistent artists to have ever been in the Red Dirt and Texas Scene. I have NEVER heard a bad song by Stoney and ever since I first read a review of his album Aviator, I was hooked and he became a favorite of mine immediately. He is one of those artists that doesn't necessarily write all his music, but it doesn't matter. He makes each song his own – something other Texas artists have said outright to me that they admire about him.
Yup, it’s time to talk about Dallas Dorsey again. I came across a song Let It Loose that he recently recorded at The Little Studio That Could and was impressed with Dorsey playing the different guitars and bass throughout. If you saw my previous article about him and listened to his music, you’d hear how good he is on the guitar. I’m a big fan of his vocals and overall style and hope you are too. Give a listen below. Read my article HERE
Dallas Dorsey - Vocals/ Acoustic, Lead and Bass Guitar. Kenny Heard - E. Piano / Organ / Drums.
Link to Dallas Dorsey's Facebook
Man, how time flies! With Casey Donahew and the crew being around for 15 years now, it’s amazing to think what I was doing at that time. I would have been in 6th to 7th grade at that point which is mind boggling to me. I knew absolutely nothing about Texas music during those days. Country music on the radio was still pretty good and I was listening to that regularly. While some critics hate on Casey’s music saying it’s too mainstream, I have always been a big fan. Seeing him live in NYC this past March was awesome. They had the place going crazy, especially with their song, Stockyards. Enjoy this trip down memory lane with their first music video from 2010 and here’s to another 15 years guys!