Sam's Burger Joint Presents:
Sat, July 29, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmSam's Burger Joint
$20.00 - $70.00
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. - $20 Advance/ $25 Day of Show/ $70 Reserved Booth
It is a land where you can see for miles and miles and miles. Only those who don’t know it find it barren. For it’s full of stories if you know where to seek them. And it has customs and amusements all its own. Even the forever dipping oil wells have their role. “In high school, we used to get somebody to buy us a six pack and go out there to the fields and ride the front part of those oil pumps all night long,” Joe remembers.
Now, Ely lives in Austin and spends much of his life on the road. But when he’s accumulated enough song ideas, Lubbock is where Joe heads. “Somehow, just driv- ing for hours down those country roads is still the best place for me finish my songs.”
Panhandle Rambler is one of the most personal albums Joe Ely’s ever made. It brings forth this terrain, the spirited people it produces and that special sense of destiny, be it terrible or glorious, that its very vastness creates. “Wounded Creek” starts the album with what you might call a Western fantasy, except that the “bushes and the brambles,” the traffic light, the stray dog and the cold wind are all completely brought to life.
“Sometimes, when I was a kid, you’d look outside and the only things you’d see would be these huge radio towers, must have been fifty of a hundred feet tall, just swaying in the wind,” Joe said. “Won- derin’ Where,” perhaps Panhandle Rambler’s most beautiful melody, pays tribute those trembling towers, the railroads which carried other things equally uni- maginable distances, the “cross between a river and a stream” where he played, and the dreams and nightmares that flitted across that kid’s mind and heart, and the loneliness of bearing such secrets. If it is possible to write a love song for a place, this is one of the great ones, “trying to find a verse that’s never been sung to hearts that need relief.”
His career began as a member of the band Emory Quinn as the bands primary songwriter and lead vocalist. Bracher took part in writing, recording and releasing four albums with the band: Letting Go, The Road Company, See You at the Next Light, and Live at Gruene Hall, along with the release of their Chupacabra EP.
After a break from touring to focus on writing over the past few years, Bracher has been in the process of recording and mixing his upcoming and first solo album, See Me Rise. An album he recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio at the end of last year. With this album he has created a narrative of the past few years of his life, the transition of coming off the road, the highs and lows that all of us deal with and emerging from the darkness that we sometimes find ourselves caught up in.
While very much looking forward to the release of his new album and looking forward to sharing these songs in person, Clint Bracher continues to write and record music that speaks to those around him, and is a tribute to those who have helped him along the way.
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215