What you've been missing, in no particular order, however we are partial to the last band on the list.
Austin, TX.- What you've been missing, in no particular order, however we are partial to the last band on the list.
Kopecky Family Band
Kopecky got its name after Kelsey (vocals/keys) and Gabe (vocals/guitar) decided it had more of a family feel to it. Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello) and David (drums) filled in the rest of the family and the rest is history.
The Nashville-born band is now on tour through November 10. If they’re in your city don’t miss out.
Jones’ journey to where he is now hasn’t been the smoothest, and he’s the first one to admit. “I had a rough 28 first years,” he said at Austin City Limits about his battle with drug addiction. His saving grace was none other than a lady who changed his life.
His latest album, “Fading Light” is simply masterful. It blends a mellow vibe with powerful lyrics and mind-penetrating riffs. The world of music has been waiting for an artist like Justin Jones. His music is The Kings of Leon meets Dave Grohl but with a brutal honesty lacking in music today.
Gundersen is what you’d call the total package—the voice, the looks, the music—he’s got it all. The Seattle-native is the most chill-sounding of the pack, but quite possibly the most talented. He recently released album “Family” features his sister, Abby, on violin and vocals and admittedly is a better artist than Noah.
He is currently on tour with Austin singer-songwriter David Ramirez which begins in Alabama and ends in Austin at Stateside at the Paramount. His music is available at his Facebook page.
Need some energy? Native Run has plenty. This is probably the only band that still (or ever) plays House Concerts. Yes, this means they will come to your house and jam out for you and your guests. This is just as crazy as there high-energy performances like the one at Austin City Limits this year.
Their music is best described as pop-country meets the rough edge of rock and soul. Native Run’s latest album, “Setting The House On Fire: The Native Run House Show Experience” is available on their Facebook page, and I say buy, buy, buy—you won’t be disappointed.
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Two words—serious mojo. By far, these guys were the most eclectic and fun band at Austin City Limits this year by a longshot.
For example, in our interview, they went from singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” to a little ditty they made up on the spot entitled “Creep Balls and Perverts.” No clue how we got to that point but it was quite possibly the most entertaining part of the entire weekend. The band is loose and personifies the words free spirit.
“Nobody Dances in This Town” is the band’s latest album and will put a smile on your face at first listen. There is something about their music that gets you going and makes you want to dance. He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister is currently on tour so if you have a chance check them out. You’ll love yourself for it.