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.
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.
Paramount Network’s original series ‘Yellowstone’ starring Kevin Costner has lots of folks talking with its rough and tumble drama, and panoramic vistas shot on location in the American West. But one interesting wrinkle for fans of independent country music has been the inclusion of multiple artists.
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.
The Southern rock side of the country music space is blessed with some serious stalwart bands that have been around for years. At the same time, just like with every genre of music, the flux of bands breaking up and legends passing means there’s always room for fresh faces and new perspectives on the music to help keep it vital.
Ashley McBryde, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Jason "Rowdy" Cope, Matt Woods, Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters, The Plott Hounds, The SAcooter Brown Band, The Steel Woods, Uncle Lucius, Wes Bayliss, Whiskey Myers
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.
‘Tis the season in Texas to get out and enjoy the outdoors before the swelter of summer starts in earnest, and to support many of the charitable events that mix music with sports. For seven years, Reckless Kelly has been throwing celebrity softball tournaments to help raise funds to support youth sports programs in Central Texas, and all told the Reckless Kelly Softball Jam has raised over $300,000 since its inception.
American Aquarium, BJ Barham, Charlie Robison, Cody Braun, Cody Canada & The Departed, George Devore, Jack Ingram, Jamie Lin Wilson, John D. Hale, Kelly Mickwee, Kevin Fowler, Kyle Park, Midnight River Choir, Reckless Kelly, Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam, Shinyribs, The Peterson Brothers, The Trishas, Uncle Lucius, Whiskey Myers, William Clark Green, Willy Braun
Where most musicians might peak in their 20’s, Ray Wylie Hubbard seems to be hitting his stride in his 60’s. Since the release of his latest album The Grifter’s Hymal, he’s been asked to play David Letterman, and write and record with Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn fame. But he’s taking time out of his busy schedule to put on a festival of the music he likes.
Brad Rice, Dirty River Boys, Grit 'n Groove Fest, Gurf Morlix, Hayes Carll, Ian McLagan, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joe Walsh, Lucas Hubbard, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Dunn, Same Baker Brooks & Dunn, Son Volt, The Beatles, The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones, The Trishas, Tony Joe White, Uncle Lucius