“Soulman Sam” Evans & The SMS Band @Midnight, Imperial Starlighters @10:00pm – $10 cover at the door @9:30pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
Soulman Sam Evans began his singing career in Memphis, competing in competitions and singing in the church choir. He grew up in the same neighborhood as Otis Redding, Issac Hayes, B.B. King, Albert King and Al Green. He eventually landed a job singing with the Bar-Kays. Sam was offered a recording contract with Memphis’ famed Stax Records, a deal which fell through when Sam moved to Alaska to help his brother, whose wife suffered serious health problems. He started singing Rhythm & Blues again in 1999, formed a band, and began opening for the likes of James Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Gladys Knight.
The Imperial Starlighters are Larry Lange’s latest group, featuring classic four-man R&B vocal harmonies with Spencer Thomas, Rudy Williams, and Jerry Becker, and a rocking band with Grady Pinkerton on guitar, Darin Lange on drums, Speedy Sparks or Lynn Davis on bass, keyboardist Rolf Ordahl, and a rotating selection of Austin’s premier horn players!