The Texas Gentlemen

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

The Texas Gentlemen

Daniel Thomas Phipps

Fri, May 4, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $70.00

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. - $12 Advance/ $15 Day of Show/ $70 Reserved Booth

The Texas Gentlemen
The Texas Gentlemen
Sometimes, authenticity can sneak up on you. The first sounds you hear on The Texas Gentlemen’s debut studio album, TX Jelly, is that of a band slowly coming together.

It’s deceptive, because it creates the impression these Gentlemen might be hesitant about their first record, but any hint of uncertainty vanishes as the core quintet — Beau Bedford, Nik Lee, Daniel Creamer, Matt McDonald and Ryan Ake — tears into the opening track, Habbie Doobie, a low-slung piece of vintage country-funk that slams out of the speakers and announces The Texas Gentlemen as a force to be reckoned with.

This Lone Star-bred collective takes its cues from some of the iconic acts of the past — the quicksilver brilliance of The Wrecking Crew, The Muscle Shoals Swampers (who backed everyone from Aretha to Wilson Pickett), Booker T. and The M.G.’s, and Bob Dylan’s one-time backers The Band are the most obvious examples. Bedford, who shares chief engineering and producing responsibilities at Dallas’ Modern Electric Sound Recorders, assembled The Texas Gentlemen as an all-purpose backing band for an eclectic array of singer-songwriters, including Leon Bridges, Nikki Lane, and more.

In 2016, the Gentlemen were lured out of the studio to the Newport Folk Festival, where they were joined by iconic troubadour Kris Kristofferson, making his first Newport appearance in more than 45 years. Rolling Stone called it one of the festival’s “most exciting sets.”

Kristofferson so enjoyed collaborating with The Texas Gentlemen that he enlisted them to reprise their roles in a series of critically acclaimed Texas concerts. Of Kristofferson and The Texas Gentlemen’s appearance at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, music critic Preston Jones wrote “The [instruments] would slowly coalesce around Kristofferson’s gnarled but still potent voice, creating an electric sensation of the past fusing with the present.”

That deft fusion of before and right now is possible thanks to the musicians’ unswerving dedication to simply playing to the best of their abilities, trusting their instincts, and letting the music guide them. Case in point: TX Jelly was created in less than a week — four days, start to finish — at Muscle Shoals’ singular FAME Studios.
Daniel Thomas Phipps
Daniel Thomas Phipps
"A fixture in Hill Country honky-tonks and venues, as well as touring the world from the deep south, to middle America, to New York City, and now Europe, Daniel Thomas Phipps has served as an accomplished sideman and studio session musician for artists such as Ali Holder, Little Brave, Chris King, Brandy Zdan, K Phillips, and Emily Bell, before finally stepping forth to center-stage with his debut full-length album, An Offering, an album that never received any sort of official release date or string of album release shows, yet still garnered critical acclaim and praise in press nation-wide.

Drawing from influences both steeped in songwriter legend (Van Zandt, Prine, Foley) and literary legend (Hemingway, Kerouac, Faulkner), Phipps also taps into modern pop/rock/Americana sensibilities, following the leads of artists such as Iron & Wine, Ray LaMontagne, and Neutral Milk Hotel."
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/