OUT THIS WEEK
Kevin Galloway, “The Change” (Nine Mile). Our Austin360 Artist of the Month for August, Galloway is releasing his first album under his own name after a decade of recording and touring as the frontman for roots-rock band Uncle Lucius. Mixing original material with choice 1970s cover songs including the Joe Cocker hit “You Are So Beautiful” and “Hands on the Wheel” from Willie Nelson’s “Red Headed Stranger” album, Galloway and producer Hal Jon Vorpahl create a sweet sound they’ve dubbed “Gulf Coast country soul” that puts the vocals front-and-center. Read our full feature story on Galloway in Friday’s American-Statesman and online at mystatesman.com. In-store 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at Waterloo Records; release show 9:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Continental Club. Here’s the opening track, “Don’t It Feel Good to Smile”:
IN THE NEWS
“Blaze: Original Cast Recording,” the soundtrack to the acclaimed Blaze Foley biopic that premiered earlier this year at the Sundance and SXSW film festivals, will be released Sept. 21 on Cinewax/Light in the Attic.
The dozen tracks primarily feature musician/actor Ben Dickey, who plays Foley in the film, singing tunes Foley wrote. Other contributors include Charlie Sexton, who portrays Foley’s friend Townes Van Zandt in the film, performing Van Zandt’s “Marie”; and Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra, Foley’s sister in the film, singing with Dickey on Blind Willie McTell’s “Pearly Gates.”
Segarra also sings “Drunken Angel,” a 1993 song Lucinda Williams wrote about Foley after his death, to close the album. And Dickey wrote one track, “Blaze & Sybil’s Lullaby,” performed as a duet with Alia Shawkat, who plays Sybil Rosen in the film. Supporting musicians on the soundtrack include Foley’s longtime friend and bandmate Gurf Morlix, who also is in the film.
Here’s a lyric video for Dickey and cast members singing “Clay Pigeons”:
COMING SOONAUG. 9: Ben Ballinger, “Live at the Cactus Cafe” EP, release show Aug. 9 at Cactus Cafe. AUG. 10: William Clark Green, “Hebert Island,” playing Aug. 11 at River Road Ice House (New Braunfels). AUG. 11: Kev Bev, “Love Lemonade,” release show Aug. 11 at Threadgill’s South. AUG. 12: Brittany Shane, self-titled EP, release show Aug. 12 at Central Market Westgate. AUG. 17: Joe Ely, “The Lubbock Tapes: Full Circle” (Rack ’Em). AUG. 17: Nakia, “Blues Grifter,” in-store Aug. 17 at Waterloo Records, release show Aug. 18 at Saxon Pub. AUG. 17: Jeremy Nail, “Live Oak,” release show Aug. 17 at Cactus Cafe. AUG. 17: Blue October, “I Hope You’re Happy.” AUG. 18: Phoenix Jordan, “Love Is Heaven, Love Is Hell, release show Aug. 18 at Manchaca United Methodist Church. AUG. 23: Mike Schoenfeld, “Little Feet” EP, release show Aug. 23 at Kitty Cohen. AUG. 24: White Denim, “Performance” (City Slang), release show Aug. 25 at Mohawk outdoor. AUG. 24: Teddy Glass, “Nights and Weekends.” SEPT. 5: Buhu, “Tenets.” SEPT. 7: Ghostland Observatory, “See You Later Simulator,” playing Bat Fest Aug. 18. SEPT. 7: Ray Bonneville, “At King Electric” (Stonefly). SEPT. 7: The Mrs., “Five Minutes” EP, release show Sept. 8 at Lamberts. SEPT. 7: Collective Thought, “Rise.” SEPT. 14: Willie Nelson, “My Way” (Legacy). SEPT. 14: Asleep at the Wheel, “New Routes.” SEPT. 14: Band of Heathens, “A Message From the People Revisited.” SEPT. 14: Gina Chavez, “Lightbeam” EP, release show Sept. 15 at Antone’s. SEPT. 14: Johnny Goudie, “Leper Hands” EP, release show Sept. 13 at One-2-One Bar. SEPT. 14: Ben Millburn, “Sunglass Moustache.” SEPT. 21: “Blaze” Original Cast Recording soundtrack (Cinewax/Light in the Attic). SEPT. 21: Western Youth, self-titled. SEPT. 21: Will Courtney, “Crazy Love” (Super Secret). SEPT. 21: Jonathon Zemek, “Hillcrest.” SEPT. 28: Jerry David DeCicca, “Burning Daylight” (Super Secret). OCT. 5: Molly Burch, “First Flower” (Captured Tracks). OCT. 5: Max Frost, “Gold Rush” (Atlantic). OCT. 5: Michael Martin Murphey, “Austinology: Alleys of Austin.”
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