East Cameron Folkcore
December 9th, 2011
The White Horse
you like music? Do you wake up singing a song? Do you make playlists
to match your moods? Project? Significant other(s)? Is music in
the core of your day? Do you look forward shows more than air? Sex?
Ok. Ok. Maybe that's too far. Or is it? Either way, hopefully, you
get the point. There is music for each day. And for each day there
is the perfect set of music. Some might think of Memphis or Los
Angeles, or Detroit as being the home to the perfect sound or genre.
There is music that is damn near perfect being made right here,
in this town. Austin, Texas is home to East Cameron Folkcore.
Diversity, friendship, skill, and imagination make up the whole
of this band. Imagine Folk and Country music meets Rock n Roll,
Zydeco, Punk, Swing, and Soul, with a double edge of core and conscious.
Their sound is well orchestrated and served with non glamorous fun
flare. This 5 to 11 (plus) person band have it all and they deliver
it with precision that is as tight as a Nun on Sunday. Essentially,
East Cameron Folkcore performs a well rehearsed jam session of your
favorite styles of music. They are the perfect playlist.
(from their website)
"Jesse Moore - Gtr/Vox
Blake Bernstein - Trombone/Acoustic Gtr/Vox
Kristian Oubre - Ele Gtr
Eric Lopez - Bass
Aaron Perez - Drums
Phil Patterson - Mandolin
Denis O'Donnell - Banjo
Mary Beth Widhalm - Cello
Blue Mongean - Harmonica/Vox
Allen Dennard - Vox
April Perez - Vox"
Jon Pettis was an original member. He died the first year the band
was together. The first album "Sound & Fury Songs in the
Key of Love and Death" is about him.
December 9th, The White Horse Bar opened at 500 Comal St., in between
5th and 6th St. The East Side has a Honky Tonk Jam Hall. It's not
only a place for "country music". A lot of different types
of music will haunt the hall. Opening night and not a drop of booze
was found in the house. The White Horse's liquor license had not
been finalized. The Eastern, next door was warned in advance to
get extra whiskey. Some people came and left after finding out about
the liquor status. Some people went next door to The Eastern and
got a drink and came back. Some people just stayed put and watched
the band play in hot December sweaty awe. The lineup was: East Cameron
Folkcore, Clyde n Clem's Whiskey Business, and closing out the night
was Bridge Farmers. Whiskey was appreciated, but not needed. As
rowdy as the show/audience was, it would be hard to imagine all
of us on booze...without someone accidentally getting hurt. There
was crowd surfing, stage diving, and a lot of singing along. Songs
of note were: Sallie Mae and Doctor's Orders (Whiskey Doesn't Help
No More). If patron babies (future bar staff) were not concieved
this night, we would all be very surprised. There was nothing but
usually consists of everything off the first album:
The Cruellest Month
Doctor's Orders (different combinations) *
Carrying the Fire (for the misunderstood)
Birds Across a Wire
Sound & Fury
They are currently
finishing up the mixing/mastering/artwork for the upcoming EP "The
Sun Also Rises" expected for a late April, 2012 release. In
May, they hit the road.
May 11 @ Fitzgeralds in Houston, TX
12 TBD NOLA/Baton Rouge
13 TBD Mobile/Tallahassee
14 @ Burro Bar in Jacksonville
15 @ Caledonia Lounge in Athens, GA
16 TBD Atlanta, GA
17 TBD Nashville, TN
18 TBD Little Rock, AR
19 @ City Tavern in Dallas, TX
can follow them on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/eastcameronfolkcore?sk=wall
their website: http://www.eastcameronfolkcore.com
thing can always be said about Scott H. Biram. Fuck You. Nah, kidding.
He always brings a great show. He could be drunk, sick with the
flu, nursing a heartache, or just got off a flight from TimBukFuckingToo,
the man is going to play a damn near perfect show. Why? From the
best that the audience can tell; He is a perfectionist. He plays
guitar, harmonica, drums, and whatever else he can get his hands
on at the same time (by himself). Why? His response; There is a
reason why I am a one man band. He is elusive, as he is talented.
He is as talented, as he is adored by his fans. A native of San
Marcos, his stomping grounds is Austin. He plays over 200 days on
the road, but always comes home and plays some more for us. Why?
There is nothing quite like being home. This time he played to a
packed house (outside) at the Red Eyed Fly. Playing from all his
songs. Usually, this writer texts herself the setlist as each song
is performed, but Mr. Biram has a no texting rule that he has made
publicly known on his facebook page. So, later on after the show,
in search of the setlist, he responded: I have a list of all my
songs. I put em next to me, where I can see. I choose which song,
depending on what I feel like playing.
You Must Have That True Religion
I See The Light
During and in between the songs listed above, the audience rocked,
danced, smiled, drank, and we had a good ole time. Sound familiar?
Doesn't matter if you are in Austin, Texas or Grand Rapids, Michigan,
he plays to the soul. He works damn hard enough to get it out of
ya. I sure do hope you do not disappoint this crotchety young man.
He brings the music that tells the tale of his life, his love, his
pain and misery, and somehow he makes all of it, a part of our shared
hopes and dreams. Why? I have no fucking clue.
The White Horse-Austin, Texas
Friday February 3rd, 2012
are Jordan Webster on vocals/guitar and Eric Green on drums/stage
stunts. They create a unique team of strength and harmony meets
jazz and soul AND they bring it with a solid hard edge. This two
man band is quite the show to be seen, as well as, heard. Both are
men about town and a good part of the music that is being played
here today. Jordan also plays in Mrs. Glass. Eric also plays in
Riverboat Gamblers. For the most part, you can see them perform
at The White Horse or The Mohawk.
3rd, they opened for Possesed By Paul James and East Cameron Folkcore.
Goin With You
Black Cat Bone
Give You Evil
Low Lifes on Upperline
(Acapella) Don't Mind People Grinnin In Your Face
You will not
be let down by this two man band. They bring the good times. You
can sit back and enjoy the music or get up and shake your bootie.
Either way, it's all entertaining.
January 27th, 2012
Carrera's performance at Beerland on January 27th, 2012 was amazing.
Erik Conn is an unstoppable drummer. Jason Morales started off playing
guitar, as usual. Jamey Simms played bass. When they switched, Jamey
fucking exploded on the guitar. He was rocking balls. Jason expanded
the bass line and opened up that musical door. Austin, this is one
of the best bands to listen to because they do one thing and they
do it just fine. They jam.
directly into a "No Planner" (the random improv the bands
normally start with)
They will be
playing at the Small Stone Records showcase during SXSW:
If you are not
a facebook user you can review the information here:
Small Stone Records SXSW Music Showcase
Photos taken by Kris Moore at Red7
Saturday, Febraury 4th 2012
Holy Smack, CurlyJane! Ever just feel like, sometimes you just
gotta have it? You gotta have it hard and loud and fast. Sometimes
you like it from someone older mature who has wisdom under their
belt, who can guarantee a good time, every time. Sometimes you like
it from the young bucks, the talented new guys, who are just fine
and dandy at what they do. Diesel and Dixie do it very well. They
melt your face with rock n roll and they leave you satisfied for
days to come. Everytime they play at Headhunters, everyone has a
good time. On Saturday February 4th, 2012 they played with a lot
Hatfield V McCoy
No Name Fun Song, often lovingly referred to as: Chocolate Salty
Twist the Tiger's Tale
Their names straight from their web page:
BOAR LORD on Laser Scream
BEAR CHIEF on Skins
BUZZARD KING on the Low End
TASMANIAN TIGER & WOLVERINE WITCH DOCTOR on Shred Organs"
Desert Rattler just joined em on the Co Shred Organs. The Headhunters
show was the second time playing with Desert Rattler. He fucken
shreds. You can tell from the photos. The night was heavy.
They are going out on tour, starting March 20th, 2012, heading
out to Tennessee, Florida, Virginia and Backaround. Between now
and then, they will be playing in Beaumont and around Austin.
If you are on Red River do yourself a favor and stop in if you
hear a sound that you like. Headhunters always has music, some good,
some great, some pure shit. You never know what you will come across
or how it will leave ya feeling the next day. And most of the time,
there isn't a cover. The beer is cold and cheap. The people are
always awesome. Just the way, it ought to be.
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