Kalu And The Electric Joint plus Shaws of Awe

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Kalu And The Electric Joint plus Shaws of Awe

Thu, May 3, 2018

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

$5.00 - $30.00

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. - $5 Advance/ $7 Day of Show/ $30 Reserved Booth


Kalu And The Electric Joint
Kalu And The Electric Joint
Austin, Texas, has long been a breeding ground for fantastic musicians. Not only has the town birthed some of the best players one could ever hope to hear, it also attracts peerless musicians from all over the world. Kalu and the Electric Joint not only live up to Austin’s caliber of playing, they infuse it with worldly rhythms that give their music a sound all their own.
This musical chemistry comes from the bond forged by frontman Kalu James, who emigrated from Nigeria at age 18 to claim Austin as his new home, and guitarist Jonathan “JT” Holt, who adds a touch of American soul to Kalu’s West African heritage. Kalu and JT connected through the hustle of the Austin music scene, writing songs together and discovering immediately that the talents of each complemented the other. Percussionist John Speice, who had a longstanding Austin connection with JT also had spent his life mastering rhythms Kalu had grown up with, making him a perfect fit for the group. The musicians honed their vision during a weekly residency at Austin’s Continental Club Gallery that was initially intended to last only a month but eventually stretched to three years.
Time Undone, Kalu and the Electric Joint’s forthcoming album, testifies to the band’s talent and mission with tight arrangements, stunning vocals and a deep well of influences. Time Undone is sonically woven with the low end theory of hip hop, yet it has the drive of heavy-hitting rock and roll and futuristic psychedelia. The resulting boogie-down blend of ethno-funk and neo-soul packs dance floors and tantalizes eardrums.]
Kalu and JT wrote the album’s songs, perfecting them during their nights at the Continental Club Gallery. The group recorded the album with producer Brett Orrison, known for his work with The Black Angels and Widespread Panic, over a year’s time at Nest Recording in Dripping Springs, Texas. The album features guest appearances by members of Widespread Panic, The War on Drugs, The Sword and Grupo Fantasma.
The ensemble’s sound palette integrates masterful songwriting and electrifying performances. With deep lyrics, ethereal arrangements, youthful exuberance and a positive message, Kalu and the Electric Joint make a lasting impression on everyone who hears them.
Shaws of Awe
Shaws of Awe
Hailing from central Texas Hill country, the Shaws of Awe have grooved their way to the forefront of the Texas Funk Movement. Since their beginnings, in the early summer of 2015, the Shaws' eclectic style of "Jaw Dropping Funk" (Texas State University magazine, June 2016) has very quickly made them a favorite amongst audiences of all ages, and with their unique, and tasteful, blend of Psychedelia, Blues, Rock, and Funk, it shouldn't be hard for any music lover to see why. With unrivaled musical virtuosity, soulful, and smooth vocal melodies, screaming guitar solos, and the grooviest, funkiest, gonna make your body move so you can't help it kinda breakdowns, the Shaws have something for everyone. With qualities reminiscent of that of the Temptations, Funkadelic, and the Allman Brothers, to name just a few, this is a show that you simply owe yourself not to miss!

With an eclectic cast of talented members no Shaw's show is ever the same but sure to please! Guitarist, Johnny Storbeck leads the project with face-melting Psychedelic/Blues shredding accompanied by fellow Guitarist Andy Fulton who keeps the Funk flowing sly and groovy. Rex Simmons holding down the keys with growling Organ and jazzy Rhodes he will take you places you never thought possible an absolute must see. Ben Slade on Drums accompanied by Carlos Aguilar on Percussion together, keep your feet moving and booty shakin' till you cant handle no more with nasty Funky Bass laid down by Payden Price. Lead Vocals for Shaws is frontman Luis Aran who brings the band together in more ways then one! With his soulful voice and raw vocal inflections Luis Aran will have you on your toes and (Shaw Struck). An undeniable good time and come prepared to Funk the night away!!!
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215