Carter Beckworth with Steve Bernal
Those who made it to see these guys last time will definitely want to come back for this performance. Those of you who are within a 3 hour drive should make every effort to come and hear Beckworth & Bernal at the Rear Window, where you hear them at their very best. Everything sounds better at the Rear Window ... Everything!
Beckworth & Bernal will play two 45 minute sets of music that ranges from rockin' your world to makin' your heart smile.
Carter Beckworth is an American musician from Austin, Texas. He released his debut album, Fairweather Grace in 2007. He is also the lead vocalist of the Pop/Rock band, Baker Hotel, with whom he has released two albums, 2008's Baker Hotel, and Hard To Prove (2010).
Beckworth's self-titled follow-up to Fairweather Grace was released on August 23, 2011. His newer work is showcased in a truly unique new style, combining R&B, jazz, and electronic elements that highlight Beckworth's songwriting prowess in a surprisingly organic, if modern-sounding product.
"Beckworth's voice is smooth, with just the right amount of soulful grit to his songs that build from their solid singer-songwriter frameworks into rootsy guitar driven pop."
- Andrew Dansby, The Houston Chronicle
Beckworth regularly performs both as a solo artist and with Baker Hotel, showcasing his skills in multiple contexts. He has shared the stage with such noteworthy performers as Randy Rogers, Carolyn Wonderland, Bob Schneider, Bruce Robison, Black Oak Arkansas, Mike McClure, Micky and the Motorcars, and The Resentments.
His acoustic performances feature moving ballads that discover the songwriter within, a skeleton of the larger-than-life persona he has cultivated on the big stage.
"Former Joe Rockhead bassist and busy Austin session and rock band 'cellist Bernal blends classical, experimental and rock music around his 'cello playing with an elan, imagination and stunning instrumental proficiency to create vivid, picturesque and evocative instrumental music. Hardly your usual listening experience, yet a wondrous aural adventure."
- Rob Patterson, Texas Music Magazine
Patience is clearly one of Steve Bernal's finest virtues. On Decibels, the longtime local cellist and bassist's fourth album, his neoclassical compositions nurture the space they require. His technique is sparse yet demanding and intensely personal; nothing feels forced or rushed, all of which works in favor of meditative opener "Hidden," for three cellos and bass. "Dreams and Concrete," written and performed with Loren Dent, introduces electric guitar and drums over a 19-minute arc that rattles and hums, while the four-part "Suite for Solo Cello and Subsonic Continuo" achieves a full spectrum of style and sound. Bernal takes a more contemporary approach to "Pluto: Requiem for an Icy World," his lone cello strum slower and more pensive, at times giving way to stretches of a digital, lunar landscape, as if searching for solace amidst the vast emptiness.
- Austin Powell / Texas Platters Columnist for the Austin Chronicle
"In this day and age we the people are inundated with a mind-bending barrage of information that greatly accelerates our life cycle, to the point that we may not notice the beauty in stillness. In the quiet wherein dwells divinity. With "Decibels", Steve Bernal reintroduces us to the mystery and wonder of austerity through melody, tone, texture and space.
"'Decibels' is the mark of a composer firmly in control of his craft, who understands all too well the importance of the fragile balance between sound and silence. We, the listeners, are the beneficiaries of his efforts. This music is like a breath of fresh, clean air and sunshine after years spent underground, as if in a coalmine. Sublimity captured, serenity gained. A masterwork."
- Dony Wynn, Drummer/Percussionist
. Fiesta Chicken Wild Rice - Mixed Veggies - Tossed Salad - Roll - Dessert (Chef's Choice) Served with Iced Tea or Water
Rear Window Listening Room (View)
701 East Menefee Street
Ganado, TX 77962
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