Sam's Burger Joint Presents:
Marcy Grace Band
Sat, September 23, 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 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.
Marcy Grace is an up and coming singer/songwriter from San Antonio, Texas bringing fresh and new ideas to the Americana market. She is known for her big and unique voice. This Texas girl has been playing music for most of her life and is a multi-instrumentalist playing drums, guitar, keyboard, and banjo.
Her first single to radio, “I Wanna” reached #37 on the Texas Regional Radio Charts and was featured on the Texas Music Pickers Spotify chart & playlist. Marcy was also chosen to perform at the Texas Music Pickers Seminar Showcase for new and upcoming Texas artists. Her latest single “Country Livin’ 101” is also on its way up the charts.
After graduating high school, Marcy decided to pursue her career in music. She traveled to Nashville, Tennessee and played at places like The Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner, Two Old Hippies, Red Rooster, and Antique Archaeology. After meeting and networking with the songwriters of Nashville, Marcy came home to work on her Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry at the University of the Incarnate Word. She since has become a member of GrammyU and ASCAP.
In 2014, Marcy released her debut album Fireworks. She’s received praise from music journalist Hector Saldana, who wrote about the release of her album at the Hard Rock Café in San Antonio. Shortly after the release of her album, she was invited to sing at 3 Texas Recording Academy Grammy events. Marcy has opened up for Bart Crow, Sunny Sweeney, John Baumann, Two Tons of Steel, The Americans, and has also been invited to sing with Susan Gibson (Wide Open Spaces).
Marcy has also been an advocate for Any Baby Can foundation. She wrote “We Can” as ABC’s anthem song and will be releasing a recording soon.
Marcy is continuing to write and play with her band. She currently works as an assistant to Grammy Award winning engineer Marius Perron. She also recently graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Music Industry.
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215