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Posts Tagged ‘Sheryl Crow’

Arc Angels at Antone’s

The Arc Angels live at Antone's

The Arc Angels (Doyle Bramhall II, Charlie Sexton, Chris Layton, and Dave Monsey) rocked Antone’s for a two night stand this past weekend.  Doyle and Charlie have been so busy with other projects, it’s always nice when they have time to play Arc Angels shows.  Doyle and Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton) co-produced Sheryl Crow’s new album 100 Miles From Memphis (release date is July 20).  Doyle is touring with her in support of the album this summer and fall.  100 Miles is a significant shift for Sheryl towards more funk and soul-oriented music, evoking the likes of Delaney and Bonnie, Sly Stone, and Al Green.  For Sheryl, it’s not so much a departure from her previous musical trajectory but more of a return to her roots.  I cannot imagine enlisting any better funky, soulful producing talent for such a task than Doyle.  They’ll be in Austin at The Backyard on August 28 for what is sure to be an awesome show.  Charlie is still touring with living legend Bob Dylan.  They just wrapped up an extensive international tour and will be launching their North American tour in Austin at The Backyard on August 4.  Be sure to catch Doyle and Charlie when they come through Austin or a town near you with these great tours!

Doyle Bramhall II with the Arc AngelsCharlie Sexton with the Arc AngelsChris Layton with the Arc Angels

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See Laura Lea’s full gallery of Arc Angels photos here.

Written and photographed by Laura Lea Nalle, all rights reserved.


ZZ Top at the new Backyard

ZZ Top live at The Backyard, Austin TX, April 2010

ZZ Top live at The Backyard, Austin TX, April 2010ZZ Top live at The Backyard, Austin TX, April 2010ZZ Top live at The Backyard, Austin TX, April 2010

The iconic Texas blues rock trio, ZZ Top, rock out the very first show at Austin’s new Backyard.

The Backyard, intersection of Stevie Ray and Willie Way

We are so glad The Backyard is back!  This iconic outdoor venue is the stuff of legends.  Now about a quarter mile from the original location, the new Backyard sits on 38 acres of beautiful hill country adjacent to Bee Cave Park.  While we didn’t see any 400 year old live oak trees for which the old location was so well known, we also didn’t see any oppressive strip malls encroaching on the pristine hill country landscape.  The new location is much more open, too, with views of the surrounding land and open to the big Texas sky.  The stage is placed in a natural amphitheater location, giving good views from just about anywhere you care to throw your picnic blanket.  The sound and lighting is fantastic, as you’d expect, and there’s a great lineup this season including the First Look Festival this coming weekend with tons of local favorites (like Carolyn Wonderland, Gary Clark Jr., Suzanna Choffel, Dan Dyer, and many more), the Gipsy Kings, Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic, and Sheryl Crow (we hear Doyle Bramhall II, one of our all time favorites and co-producer of her upcoming album, will be on tour with her).

We are looking forward to many sunny afternoons and breezy nights under the stars listening to great music at The Backyard.  See you there!

You can see Laura Lea’s full gallery of ZZ Top photos here.

Photos by Laura Lea Nalle, all rights reserved.