Aaron Stephens

Sam's Burger Joint Present:

Aaron Stephens

deFrance, Arkansas Dave

Wed, December 6, 2017

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

$7.00 - $30.00

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. - $7 Advance/ $10 Day of Show/ $30 Reserved Booth

 

Aaron Stephens
Aaron Stephens
Following the successes of his debut album 'Hard Times, Straight Lines' which led him to stages nationwide and entrenched him in notable Texas venues such as Antone's, C-Boy's Heart & Soul, and Gruene Hall, Austin's triple-soul-threat Aaron Stephens set out to craft a follow-up record taking his sound to new heights.

'Focus', released August 22, 2018, not only meets, but exceeds all expectations. Backed by his five-piece band and brimming with summery grooves, 'Focus' highlights Stephens' uncanny songwriting chops, the album shining with equal parts invigoration and innovation. Of course, Stephens' inviting, warm, rich, vocals stand out at the front. Often drawing vocal comparisons to Bill Withers, Stephens' voice is a highlight throughout every verse on every track, constantly capturing your attention no matter the subject or style. Also present throughout is Stephens' brilliant guitarwork; sometimes subtle, sometimes striking, and occasionally surprising, whether it's Derek Trucks-inspired slide texturing or his own take on soaring contemporary blues-inspired grooves that take the best of John Mayer mashed with 70's era Clapton to drive the song home.

All of this comes together through perhaps Aaron Stephens' greatest strength; his focus. Working with his touring band in studio and carefully crafting each song over the course of the last year, Stephens has offered up a batch of songs that are arranged as beautifully as any, demonstrating his versatility as the album effortlessly sequences through a multitude of muses; love, life, jazz, happiness, funk, and most of all, focus.
deFrance
deFrance
Hailing from deep within Arkansas, deFrance is a new breed of rock and roll cut from the roots of only the best in Southern music and influenced by artists including Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, and Thin Lizzy. The band formed in February 2015 and shortly thereafter released their first record, “HOME.” deFrance has been on a continuous set of national dates since, performing more than 280 shows. Completely self-managed, the band’s recent 25-date fall 2016 tour included venues such as The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA, The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, LA, and the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock. deFrance has also opened for The Steepwater Band, Whisky Myers, Corey Glover of Living Color, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The band has been in the studio preparing for their next record, “Second Wind,” to be released 2017.
Arkansas Dave
Arkansas Dave
"Arkansas" Dave Pennington was born and raised in the piney swamps of South Arkansas. The sound of Arkansas Dave is very much rooted in the music created by his predecessors. From the blues to gospel to rock n roll, his work comes full circle showcasing his raw talent. A self taught musician, Dave's songs are interestingly original, blended with the humble sounds of the South. Since his relocation to Austin, Texas, he has played with several Texas artists including Guitar Shorty, the Hard Pans (Jimmy Smith & Claude Bernard of the Gourds), Mickey White, Dr. Zog, Kari K and was the band leader/drummer for his own group, Ouachita ('wah-shi-tah).
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/