Sam's Burger Joint Presents:
Thu, April 13, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmSam's Burger Joint
$10.00 - $45.00
This event is 18 and over
Seating NOT GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final.
All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $10 Advance/ $13 Day of Show/ $45 Reserved Booth
A San Antonio native who has also called Amarillo, Lubbock, Fort Worth, and now Austin his home at some point or another in his young life, Baumann tinkered with the mechanics of songwriting in between college and day jobs for several years before making the leap of faith to record a debut EP West Texas Vernacular in 2012. Released with little fanfare, it still emboldened him to piece together a band and hit whatever stages would give him the chance. The personable young musician honed his craft on the way up, making connections within the business (not to mention with thousands of fans) en route to releasing his full-length 2014 album High Plains Alchemy and landing coveted opening slots at some of the state’s most revered venues. At Gruene Hall, Floore’s Country Store, and the Nutty Brown Amphitheater, among many others, he has shared the stage with red-hot headliners like the Turnpike Troubadours and the Randy Rogers Band.
As Baumann’s music came into its own – a follow-up 2015 EP, Departures, garnered him some radio play for new signature songs like “Bay City Blues” and “Vices” – a clearer picture of what he is going for has emerged. Like his heroes including Texas songwriters Robert Earl Keen, James McMurtry, and Adam Carroll, he has cultivated a gift for near-journalistic lyrical detail, leavened with humor and spiked with heartache. His songwriting talents have garnered co-writes with artists including Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Wade Bowen that he was once content to just enjoy on a fan level: not insignificantly, Morrow included three co-writes with Baumann on his recent album The Good Fight. Even the country music mainstream took notice: Baumann’s poetic “Gulf Moon” was on hold for a platinum-selling country artist for several years before a last-minute change of direction handed him a rare disappointment in a still-new career that has otherwise been steadily on the rise.
Still, 2016 was overall a solid year, including a run of shows opening for Texas music’s ultimate hero Willie Nelson and laying the groundwork for what should be a much-anticipated 2017 full-length album. With his growing crowd of fans, peers, and even a few musical forefathers rooting for him, John Baumann has become one of the newest worthy links in the long chain of ambitious, progressive, and relatable artists that plays the singer-songwriter-performer game by their own rules.
Effortlessly traveling the airwaves with his debut album "Love Street Blues", Nytomt continues to gain ground in the American movement of keeping music worth listening too, and more importantly, keeping hope for music alive!
Hailing from the small North Texas town of Argyle, Nytomt began pursuing the songwriters calling with the influences he found while residing in the Hill Country. Motivated by all and any music that makes a person tap their feet, or grab a girl and dance, Nytomt's unique voice and soulful rhythm is sure to captivate his audience, large or small, rain or shine! People have trouble pinpointing Nytomt's sound, which is not a bad thing, because when someone begins combining elite musicians such as Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Amos Lee to describe your style, chances are...you're doing something right.
Planned shows for 2014 can be viewed at Nytomt's website and additionally on Twitter and Facebook. Nytomt has received praise and radio play on the widely loved 95.9 The Ranch based in Fort Worth, Texas, on Shayne Hollinger's "sideshow" which features the best there has been and best to come in groundbreaking music.
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215