Chris Taylor & The Setting Sons, Matt McCormack & The Valley Below

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Chris Taylor & The Setting Sons, Matt McCormack & The Valley Below

Sun, April 23, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10.00 - $40.00

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/ $40 Reserved Booth


Chris Taylor and the Setting Sons
Chris Taylor and the Setting Sons
Chris Taylor is fearless musical and artistic performer from San Antonio, TX. Whether he is solo, with an acoustic guitar and harmonica or with his band (Chris Taylor & The Setting Sons) you can expect a passionate musical experience. “Here's a guy with a voice reminiscent of Jeff Buckley, whose musical approach should appeal to you if you hate bubblegum and want something with more substance!” Mike Rimmer - CrossRhythms

He has cowritten two songs with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics fame and has over 30 albums to his credit. His album, Never Ending Now, released through Lo-Fidelity Records in 2016, is a double album featuring some of his best music to date.

Throughout the 90’s, Taylor was the primary writer and visionary for the band Love Coma, which included Matt Slocum (guitar player for Sixpence None The Richer) and they developed quite a cult following across the US. With both his music and visual artwork, Taylor has remained prolific and prominent in releasing new work for his fans.

Chris Taylor is a solo ARTIST in every sense of the word. Chris Taylor & The Setting Sons are a rock and roll band. No two Chris Taylor shows have been the same. Acoustic guitar and harmonica. Electric guitar and amplifier. Chris Taylor paints and sings at the same time, creating something unique right in front of you. The Setting Sons provide the muscle, the psychedelia, the rock and roll rhythm to it all.
Matt McCormack
Matt McCormack
Matt McCormack is a seasoned singer-songwriter residing in Austin, Tx. Matt has collaborated and co-written songs with the likes of Gene Simmons of KISS, Texas Songwriting Legend Bill Carter, Charlie and Will Sexton, Texas Country Music staple Pat Green, Honeybrowne, Miranda Lambert guitarist Alex Weeden,
Alejandro Escovedo, Joey Shuffield of Fastball and many other artists around the United States. Early accolades from leading radio station KGSR 107.1 in 2001 (shortlisted for best new act) as well as songs placed in Lionsgate Films and commercial work for the San Antonio Spurs has been given the unique and rare opportunity to work, play shows with and create personally with the people he artistically admires . These artists include Todd Snider, Bill Carter, Alejandro Escovedo, Ian Moore, Blind Melon, Johnny Depp, The David Letterman Show, Jack Ingram, Charlie Sexton.....

After musical residencies in Nashville and Los Angeles, McCormack put music aside to focus on his management group M3/NewPony which handled the careers of Austin's own Bill Carter and Will Sexton. 2012 -2013 were whirlwind years for M3/NewPony clients....with David Letterman appearances and artistic praises from American Songwriter, Spin, EW, Rolling Stone......, a nonprofit for artists in dire straits (Artists For Traumatic Emergency Relief) was ready to launch with overwhelming enthusiasm. During this time Matt McCormack's documentary film was created and started titled "That's What I'm Doing Here". The film depicts the day to day lives and performances of Father-In- Law and future Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer Alejandro Escovedo, Texas songwriting legend Bill Carter and Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton.
Unfortunately all was lost on Oct.31st 2013. The Onion Creek flood devastated South Austin and left McCormack and family (uninsured flood victims) with no government or FEMA assistance.

Charlie Sexton posted a message to music fans for a recent Ausin All-Star Benefit held for The McCormack Family...

"Matt is a very close friend and Great supporter of so many ...On an Ironic note Almost exactly a month prior to the flood that literally washed it all away, Matt and I were having many conversations about a charitable organization he wishes to create that could lend aid to those who Found themselves in similar situations, Please show your support and enjoy a great show as well" C.S.
Matt McCormack and The Valley Below are set to release a 3 vol.
Digital Catalog on May 7th... Songs from all albums are featured (Choker Montana, Tonopah, Here We Go Again, Rock Bottom Choir and The Missing Yrs.) also included are 15 new tracks recorded from 2013 to to the present:
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215