Wild Bill and the Lost Knobs
Pop / Country / Alternative Rock
Happy New Year!
2013 was quite the year with lots of accomplishments and beautiful failures including
opening for Metalachi, the Highbilly Happy Hour residency at Antone's, putting
on the best Beck "Song Reader" show there will ever be, releasing a CD
(Honky Tonk Holidaze), and launching another successful round of Honky Tonk Holidaze
shows which benefited Mobile Loaves and Fishes. I'd like to thank all
of you for coming out and supporting us, and I hope you will continue to do so.
My priority for the new year is going to be recording and getting an album out, (if
you want to support this cause, I don't "kickstart", Instead please
buy a shirt or the album I just put out so I can make another. This is how it's
supposed to work. Thanks!), I will likely cut the number of shows for the next two
months. That said, here are two shows I'll be playing this weekend that
I am personally excited about and hope you'll join me.
FRIDAY, JAN 3 Maria's Taco Xpress 7-9 pm, Free
Maria came to one of our shows this year and booked us on the spot, another big highlight
for the year. This Friday, we fill in for the legendary Lee Ann Atherton who adoringly
dubbed us "the love knobs". Playing at Maria's is so fun, and we have
been treated very well by her. Any owner who cares as much about music as
she does deserves all the support we can give, plus she's one hell of a good-timer!
Please don't miss this show.
SUNDAY, JAN 5, The Buzzmill--Whiskey Church, 5-8 pm, free
Some of you know him as "PH", some by the "pot holder...dawg",
"future dog", and a few ladies in town call him "the rusty rambler",
but one thing is for sure; Chad Lee Archer is the undisputed Whiskey Priest. (Congrats
to PH for taking over Whiskey Church responsibilities in 2013!)
Whiskey Church is a singer/songwriter swap at the Buzzmill that happens every Sunday,
hosted by the surly sheriff himself. This Sunday is gonna be a great one as
James Hyland will be joining the congregation! A founding member of the South
Austin Jug Band, James is one of Austin's best songwriters, and one hell of
a great person to boot! We are coming together to sing songs about our special
love for botany and the like, It's gonna be a real good time. Wear your
smile and your finest "SpoCo" outfit. You don't know "SpoCo"?
You might need axe somebody.
Thanks to everyone who is still reading this blather. Without your support,
I'd just look like a crazy person talking to myself which wouldn't bother
me, but it's more fun when you're there. My goals for the year are
to continue to grow as a writer and performer, and to really support the local music
scene even more than before. If you haven't been paying attention, things
are changing really fast. While a lot of things will be good and life will
go on, I feel that a lot of this change directly threatens the local music scene.
It is vital to support local music as much as we can if we don't want
to see it diminish to low quality, stale garbage. I will continue to push
myself to put on the best shows, write good music, and not settle for less because
music is my passion. My hopes are that my audience will match this effort,
not only to support me, but also to all the great hardworking musicians in this
town who make Austin a fun and exciting place to live. Thank you for your
support and for a great year in 2013. Let's twist again like we did last
summer, baby. You KNOW what I mean!
"Everybody in this town's a songwriter: your bartender, your boyfriend, your
banker. Ogden is, too, but in the context of Wild Bill, everybody else sounds the
same." Chase Hoffberger, Austin Chronicle
"With Wild Bill, you don’t
just get a folky, mellow acoustic guitar show. At a Wild Bill show, you, as the
audience, experience an all-out blast of demented good times, sordid tales with
intriguing finales, extra flourishes and personal touches that only a tripped-out
troubadour like Wild Bill can conjure. All that, and deviled eggs.You have to see
it to believe it." Laurie Gallardo, KUT radio
"Sitting down with Wild Bill is kind
of like meeting a virile cross between Jackie Gleason and a surly, pre-Scientology
Beck for coffee and realizing you might have been better off with a beer or two
" Ed Kiaune, Austin City Sphere