American Graveyard first performed in front of an audience during an open mic night at the Longbranch Inn in Austin, TX, spring 2004. The Longbranch Inn immediately offered the band a weekly residency, and a new and unique member of the Austin music community was born.
Since those humble beginnings American Graveyard has been crafting a wholly unique blend of Americana: influences include bluegrass, blues, country, rock, and punk. After a few cast changes, the band came to its current stable line-up of four members in December 2004.
The band has utilized the last three years wisely; writing, developing their unique sound, carving out a fan base and establishing a name in the highly competitive Austin music scene. Since 2004 they have polished their stage presentation into a tight, eclectic, and original amalgam of compositions that grabs hold of the attentions of appreciative audiences and doesn’t let go until the last note.
Outside the Austin area the band has had the pleasure of playing shows throughout Texas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, San Marcos, Houston, and San Antonio, and more. They have also branched out from Texas, touring the surrounding states throughout the American South.
American Graveyard self recorded their first demo CD, an EP entitled Homebrewed, in the fall of 2005. In 2006, they recorded their first full-length project entitled Rough Around the Edges. It was deemed by the Austin press as, “…debauched Americana with a healthy appetite for booze, whores, guns, and everything else that makes life worth living.” The band released their most recent effort in the spring of 2010 entitled, Hallelujahland, which features the band’s best work yet. The album includes fourteen original songs, spanning a huge range of musical styles, tempos, and lyrical subjects.