Gary Floater (SWSX debut!) with Adam Carroll and Owen Temple
Catfish Concert Series
Sunday, March 16
1:00pm (Doors at 12:30)
Gary Floater is the greatest songwriter who ever lived. Period. Don't miss this once in a lifetime experience!
A Texas Songwriter born and raised, Adam Carroll takes the events of ordinary lives and turns them into deeply moving, often humorous songs.
With seven Indie CDs supporting regular tours across the USA, Canada and Europe as "one of the hippest songwriters on the Texas music landscape", this engaging Americana guitar-picker has earned further critical acclaim with song placements in the Grammy nominated film, Country Strong and others.
"The core of what I do is songwriting; it's the one thing I'm passionate about. It's the most fulfilling and challenging job I can imagine." explains Adam.
From his studio records produced by Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines (South of Town, Lookin' Out the Screen Door, Live at Cheatham Street, Far Away Blues) through to his latest releases (Old Town Rock N Roll, Hard Times with Michael O'Connor, Live at Flipnotics), the quality of his songwriting stands out.
Stories They Tell is the seventh studio record from Austin, Texas-based songwriter Owen Temple.
The eleven songs add up to a retrospective, big picture look at what humans have been doing over the last 10,000 years: making tools and stuff, forming relationships based on power, money, sex, and/or love, and, most importantly, telling stories of how it all went down.
The songs speak from a wide perspective to focus on characters who are trying desperately to make sense of their own time and place.
Recorded with producer Gabe Rhodes, the album has the feel of a live performance with stellar contributions from Josh Flowers on bass, Tommy Spurlock (Delbert McClinton, Rodney Crowell) on pedal steel, Rick Richards (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gurf Morlix). Colin Brooks and Jamie Wilson (of The Trishas) lend harmony vocals to the songs.
The project includes songs written by Temple and co-writes with Adam Carroll, Gordy Quist (of The Band of Heathens), and David Beck & Paul Cauthen (of Sons of Fathers).
"Owen Temple takes on the job of Texas troubadour with grave intent. Where his previous disc explored the darker side of the American dream, Mountain Home focuses on small Texas towns and the eccentrics inhabiting them... One has to admire Temple's focus on his craft, which he continues to burnish in smart and tuneful ways." -Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle
"Temple's songs are sophisticated and enlightening... He writes with a folksinger's eye, observing intimate, interior details of every day life, and painting big, mythological sketches..." -Eli Messinger, Hyperbolium
"Owen Temple sings the truth. In the narrative folk tradition, the Austin-based singer-songwriter pens tunes that tell stories in plain-spoken yet persuasive fashion. His characters could be real, and many times they are. But there's no doubt that Temple is nourishing his muse with the realities of life around him... Musically, Temple keeps to his spacious merger of bluegrass, blues and folk." -Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
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1507-B Rockdale Circle
Austin, TX 78704
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