Suburban Home Records Tour- Jon Snodgrass (of Drag the River) + Austin Lucas
Special 6PM early show at the High Noon Saloon
Suburban Home Records Tour
Two Cow Garage
Jon Snodgrass (of Drag River)
"Since the premature dissolution of Drag the River in late 2007, Jon Snodgrass has continued to do what he has always done: write and record great music. Over the course of most of 2008 he recorded a number of recording sessions in such far off places as Rhode Island, Kansas City, San Jose, New Brunswick, and at home in his garage and in Denver at Black and Bluhm (with Chris Fogal). He had guest musicians (hence Visitors Band) such as Two Cow Garage, Chad Rex, Joey Erg, Chris Pierce, Eric Powers, and more. The resulting 10 track (plus the entire album over again as 1 track with alternate versions of nearly every song) album is some of Jons greatest work. You might think you know what this album sounds like, but I think it might surprise you a bit. The album incorporates the hard-edged rock you expect from Armchair Martian with the more rootsy sounds you might expect to hear with Drag the River and the resulting album is an album I have no problem calling a masterpiece." -Suburban Home Records
Born in Bloomington, Indiana, AUSTIN LUCAS was taught how to sing by his musician father Robert Lucas before he could even speak. At home or in the car, his family would sing and make music, traveling during the summer months to folk, bluegrass, and old-time music festivals where his father would perform every year.
As Austin became old enough to attend school, he also attended the Indiana University Childrens Choir to hone his gift of singing. In spite of working under the program for 6 years performing in 3 operas and dozens of classical choral pieces he never learned to love or appreciate his studies until much later in his life.
At 12, Austin removed himself from the choir in search of louder and faster music, and it was in the punk and hardcore scene where Austin found himself and has remained for the last 16 years. Having played in crust and grind bands such as RUNE and TWENTYTHIRD CHAPTER, as well as technical punk outfit K10 PROSPECT, Austin had called Praha, Czech Republic home splitting his time touring solo and playing guitar in the Orc-core Crust band GUIDED CRADLE. However, as many will infinitely attest, it is truly Austins skillful and soulful homage to his country and bluegrass roots that leave all listening audiences haunted with a stirring sense of amazement.
Austin released Putting The Hammer Down on Magic Bullet Records, his second album. On it, youll find 8 songs harkening the rich heritage and tradition of great American country and folk music past, rounded out by the strong DIY ethic and punk progressiveness that played a large part in shaping Austin over the years. In the end, youre left with an album that reaches across generational and genre lines in a way that few artists could ever dream of or hope for.
Koos Gijsman of heaven magazine said of Putting the Hammer Down, The carefully cultivated crust of our society is blown to smithers with the stroke of a sledge hammer. Like an Americana punk variation on Kafka alienation and general collapse of modern mankind are put into strong lyrics, and all of this in a voice that tears open the earth. Between the opening chorus My breath is a hammer/ My insides are taxed like an anvil/ My heartbeats a tremor/ And I have not love but for nicotine and the closing verse I was cursing the flaws of my ignorance and youth a textual and musical zenith in light music unfolds in our still so young century.
Austin Lucas recently collaborated with Chuck Ragan on the incredible album, Bristle Ridge. Austin said of the recording, As most folks know this is a collaboration between myself and chuck ragan but really it was such a combined effort from both of us as well as my father bob, jon gaunt and digger barnes.. I think everyone put in 150% and it really shows on the performances in the songs, especially my dad who was the engineer as well as sometime musical director and full time band member. We are all so very proud of this record and I hope that when you folks finally get a chance to listen to it you will be able to hear how much love and respect and fun went into the creation of it. austin
High Noon Saloon
701 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
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