Sun Valley Station @midnight, Jon Dee Graham @10:34pm, William Harries Graham @9:30pm – $8 cover at the door @9:15pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
Jon Dee Graham is promising BIG FUN and we believe he’ll deliver in a BIG way.
Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times. He is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records “Escape from Monster Island”, “Hooray For The Moon”, and “Full”. He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin’s very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo.
William Harries Graham was hailed as a prodigy when he was a young teen by music critic Michael Corcoran. His first gig was at 6 years old at the Austin Music Awards when Margaret Moser invited him to play a song he’d written that several bands have covered called “Rock n Roll in the Street” to a crowd of over 1,000 people. William took the momentum from that and built a career slowly and gradually. With a regular Wednesday night residency at the world renowned Continental Club, William Harries Graham’s music defies the contemporary labels…it is independent in spirit, but not indie; it is American, but not Americana. What it IS, though, is a gorgeous and layered piece of work, which combines intelligent lyrics and powerful poetic imagery with a dreamlike wash of guitars and vocals, running down everything from glorious anthems to the most delicate weepers.
In the early 2000’s, Sun Valley Station‘s Hobbs and Copeland met in Ft. Worth, Texas and almost immediately formed a tight musical unit. The age old phrase “opposites attract” was very much in play as the two could not have been more different: Hobbs being the quiet introvert, and Copeland “an energy force of undying, unwavering optimism,” as Hobbs so aptly describes him. At that time they were in their early twenties, and their piss and vinegar dispositions coupled with self-destructive habits plowed a furrow down their common road and the two went in two completely different directions in 2006. Copeland, ever the eternal musician, joined up with other bands and toured all over the US. Hobbs, the brilliant yet scorned wordsmith, built an entirely different business back home in Oklahoma. Jeff Hobbs is one of those rare creatures that is chained and shackled to a creative code that is written in his DNA. So while for years he did his level best to escape the world of music, the world of music would simply not allow him to leave. He continued to live a life that systematically awarded him with mountains of material for songs that touch every human soul. Doesn’t matter who you are, at some point in your life, you have lived a Jeff Hobbs song. So, in 2018 when Copeland called up out of the blue, Hobbs was elbows deep in unreleased material that amounts to a handful of complete full length albums. Turns out Copeland could have easily gone in many other directions when it came time to start a new band, but he came back to Jeff Hobbs because as he clearly states it, “There is not one other person out there that can write songs like Jeff does, and no one who vocally sounds like him. He can write any style of music and none of the songs sound the same. And so Sun Valley Station was born…a brand new bullet train leaving from a previous platform towards a new destination.