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 unique blend of Native American heritage, a soulful Memphis upbringing and his original Austin/San Antonio style of well-crafted songwriting. At age 17, McCormack got his first dose of rock-n-roll chaos as the opening act for Blind Melon. Soon after, McCormack really got his musical feet wet as the van driver for Todd Snider’s first US tour. Matt’s appreciation and affinity for songwriting stems from listening to Todd’s record collection.

McCormack then moved to Austin, TX with childhood friend and current Miranda Lambert guitarist, Alex Weeden. Their band Choker Montana was a fierce mix of country rock and alternative folk that paved an original sound amongst the Austin, TX 6th Street scene.

McCormack later went solo with his album Tonopah, soon landing him on the “Best Of” list on AAA station KGSR as well as being named on the ‘Best New Act’ poll in the Austin Chronicle. McCormack’s band often boasted powerful line-ups including Austin elites Will Sexton, Stephen Doster and Bill Carter. “Here We Go Again”, McCormack’s second effort was soon shelved due to a contractual agreement with KISS’ Gene Simmons. They collaborated on a soon-to-be released single titled “Pride.”

Although never officially released, “Here We Go Again” spawned “Easy For You”, a song that was featured in the LionsGate film “Dead Of Winter.” There was also commercial placement for another track called “Lucky Tonight”. During that same time, shows with Ian Moore, Raul Malo, Alejandro Escovedo, Double Trouble, Doyle Bramhall 2, Charlie Sexton, and Todd Snider (just to name a few) broadened new horizons for McCormack as a performer and artist.

McCormack’s next venture was his brainchild Rock Bottom Choir. RBC included a solid Austin lineup produced by Will Sexton. The George Harrison-inspired record gained a cult following with its live shows and infectious country+rock melodies. The focus and spirit of the band was to raise money and feed the homeless. The Rock Bottom Choir was responsible for generating 250,000 meals and an album appropriately titled “For All The Saints.”

McCormack moved to LA in 2006 where he continued to play both full band and solo acoustic shows in Southern California. A residency in Nashville was born as McCormack dove into songwriting and experimented with different artistic formulas. The Nashville jaunt matured Matt as an artist and left him with a stack of unreleased material.

In 2012, McCormack transitioned into artist management for friends and cohorts Bill Carter and Will Sexton. These efforts led to worldwide press chops, including an appearance on David Letterman for Bill Carter and Johnny Depp. Soon after, a devastating and traumatic home flood derailed McCormack’s musical endeavors. Bob Dylan’s guitarist, Charlie Sexton, quickly made a public announcement in support of a benefit show for Matt and his family. The SIMS foundation in Austin has helped McCormack regain solid ground and afforded him the foundation to move forward.

“Life In Stereo” is the upcoming release that showcases McCormack’s strengths in melodic storytelling. The first single “Pride,” is a collaborative co-write with Gene Simmons of KISS, one of McCormack’s childhood heroes. As Matt moves forward into unchartered waters, he is optimistic and inspired.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/