There is plenty to be sour about in the world here in 2022. But damn if it is hard to not be thankful for this year if your center of gravity is music from Texas and Oklahoma. Now Uncle Lucius is also giving us good news. We thought they’d played their final show in 2018 at Gruene Hall.
You can find a detailed list of all the confirmed album releases for the 2nd half of 2022 below, some specific albums from each release week that you should make sure to not overlook, and the always-exciting ‘Rumor Mill’ where intelligence is gathered on upcoming releases.
49 Winchester, Aaron Watson, American Aquarium, Arlo McKinley, BlackHawk, Brit Taylor, Channing Wilson, Dalton Domino, Daniel Miller, Eric Strickland, Gabe Lee, Gene Watson, Hank Williams Jr., IV and the Strange Band, Jake Worthington, Jason Hawk Harris, John Anderson, Kelsey Waldon, Kevin Galloway, Lyle Lovett, Michaela Anne, Pecos and the Rooftops, Seve Earle, Sunny Sweeney, Tami Neilson, The Panhandlers, The Tender Things, Turnpike Troubadours, Wade Sapp, Wilco, Willi Carlisle, Zach Bryan
Uncle Lucius played their final show in March of 2018 to a packed room at Gruene Hall in Texas, but the legacy of the band has continued to resonate through their music even here into 2021. On January 21st, “Keep The Wolves Away” was Certified Gold by the RIAA.
For over 12 years, Uncle Lucius was Texas music’s resident jam band, adding that necessary bit of groove, soul, and looseness to make the scene that much more diverse and infectious. They embodied the spirit of Austin, TX where they were based, and they did so better than most. And now like so many of Austin’s institutions, Uncle Lucius is gone.
Austin-based road warriors Uncle Lucius are getting ready to release their fourth album The Light on June 9th through Thirty Tigers, and Saving Country Music has an exclusive track for you to listen to early called “Gulf Coast Gypsies.” Produced by George Reiff at Austin’s Treefort Studios, the new album includes songwriting contributions from all of Uncle Lucius’ four members.