Greyhounds

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Greyhounds

Michigan Rattlers

Thu, April 5, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.00 - $45.00

This event is 18 and over

NO Seating 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

 

Greyhounds
Greyhounds
While recording at Sun Studios for the PBS series "Sun Studio Sessions”, Greyhounds met Memphis native and acclaimed engineer, Matt Ross-Spang. Soon afterwards, Matt moved his operation to Sam Phillips Recording studio. Greyhounds were very familiar with the studio, and its deep history, and had always wanted to record there. It is the type of place that you walk into and are transported to another era. A perfect place to make the type of record Greyhounds were interested in making. A less produced, and more spontaneous style of recording, all straight to tape like many of the classic music that was made there in its heyday. Coincidentally, Ross-Spang has made a name for him self as a student of that old school style of making records.

Due to the high demand for the studio and Matts services, as well as Greyhounds busy touring schedule, it was challenging to find a time when they could work together. Finally a small window of time opened up ( 3 Days ) and Greyhounds made the trip from Austin, to Memphis to begin recording.

Pulling from 17 years of songwriting, Greyhounds had plenty of material to choose from. "It was a chance to look back at some of our favorite tunes that we never had recorded" ( Trube ). Because there were only 3 days in which to record and mix the record. Greyhounds knew they would have to be ready to perform these songs seamlessly, just like they would at a live show. "When recording to tape you have to make commitments. It is a lesson in letting go and not getting hung up on things. Its liberating" (Trube).

Greyhounds proceeded to Memphis and recorded and mixed 13 songs over the course of 3 days all live to 8 track 1" tape, with some special guest appearances from some of their good friends Will Sexton, Amy LaVere, and Art Edmaiston. "When you are going at that pace, you don't get a lot of time to second guess yourself. You learn to trust your instincts and be more present in the moment." ( Farrell ).
Michigan Rattlers
Michigan Rattlers
Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, musical group Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder (piano) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school.
“Petoskey is a small place. Beautiful, but secluded. It’s hard to start a musical career in a place where there are more deer than people.”
Still, they regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing a musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, and more.
After a few years apart, Reed and Young settled down in Los Angeles, recorded a short demo, and began playing locally. The demo found its way into the hands of super-producer Johnny K (Plain White T's, 3 Doors Down), and they cut the bulk of their first EP at NRG Studios in just one day.
"My favorite music is recorded that way," continues Reed. "You get in a room, plug in, and cut songs live. The energy of the recording comes directly from the physical performance, and it puts the listener into that specific time and place."
This self-titled Michigan Rattlers EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, B3 Science, and Rolling Stone, who named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2016. They spent the rest of that year and much of the next touring in support of this release.
In September 2017, Pianist Christian Wilder was added to the band’s lineup. Now a trio, the group headed into the studio to record their newest EP, Wasting the Meaning. Comprised of three cover songs, the project was conceived as a way to explore deeper into the recording process and pay homage to some of their favorite songwriters.
Currently, the group is hard at work recording their first full-length release. It is slated for release in the summer of 2018.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/