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I’ve got a bunch of dates coming up with Bloodshot Records’ own Scott H Biram. I can’t wait to see all your beautiful faces at these shows. Get more info on my tour page HERE.

SHB Austin Tour Admat

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be playing a week of shows with the one and only William Elliot Whitmore in the Mid-West this April. Hope to see you there.

Sun, April 6 @ Turf Bar in Minneapolis, MN
Mon, April 7 @ Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI
Tue, April 8 @ Kryptonite in Rockford, IL
Thur, April 10 @ Durty Nellie’s (Americana Night) in Palatine, IL
Fri, April 11 @ Off Broadway in St Louis, MO
Sat, April 12 @ Waiting Room in Madison, WI

We will also have 1 headline show on the way home…
Sun, April 13 @ Mojo’s in Columbia, MO

Get Tickets HERE

Hey everyone, I’m writing this from the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Right now myself and the Bold Party are moving our way through the European continent. Together with the wonderful Emily Barker and PJ Bond. We’re having an incredible time and the shows have been going extremely well. We’re all excited to be together and really looking forward to playing music for everyone over here.

February 23, Utrecht, NL @ ACU w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
February 24, Diest, BE @ JH Tijl w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
February 25, Leiden, NL @ Q-Bus w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
February 26, Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
February 28, Falkenberg, SWE @ Grand Hotel w/ PJ Bond
March 1, Halden, NO @ Bryggerhuset Syd w/ PJ Bond
March 2, Stockholm, SWE @ Akkurat w/ PJ Bond
March 5, Helsinki, FI @ Le Bonk w/ PJ Bond & Polar Motor
March 6, Oslo, NO @ Crossroads w/ PJ Bond
March 7, Kristanstad, SWE @ Biljardkompaniet w/ PJ Bond
March 8, Malmö, SWE @ Folk & Rock w/ PJ Bond
March 9, Halmstad, SWE @ Immanuelskyrkan w/ PJ Bond
March 10, Hannover, DE @ Chez Heinz w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 11, Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2 w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 12, 2014 Cologne, DE @ Underground w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 13, Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 14, Munich, DE @ Strom w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 15, Solothurn, CH @ Kofmehl w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 16, Innsbruck, AU @ p.m.k. w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 17, Vienna, AT @ B72 w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 18, Regensburg, DE @ Alte Mälzerei w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 19, Kassel, DE @ Musiktheater w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 20, Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 21, Hamburg, DE @ Rock Cafe St Pauli w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 22, Münster, DE @ Gleis 22 w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 23, Stuttgart, DE @ Zwölfzehn w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 24, Saarbrücken, DE @ Garage w/ PJ Bond & Emily Barker
March 25, London, UK @ The Windmill w/ PJ Bond
March 26, Cambridge, UK @ The Corner House w/ PJ Bond
March 27, Glasgow, UK @ The Audio w/ PJ Bond
March 28, Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall w/ PJ Bond
March 29, Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert w/ PJ Bond

AUSTIN LUCAS – KEEPING THE COUNTRY SCENE LEGIT
WRITTEN BY ROBERT DEAN

See full article with images HERE.

I’ve been completely obsessed with Austin Lucas’ new record Stay Reckless. It’s been on non-stop repeat at my desk, and in my car. I know all of the words, and I find myself striving to read between the lines of the material – I’ll be driving along some street, and wonder about a story about how something earned the dubious accolade to be featured in such a place, considering the acumen of Lucas’s ability to slide hard phrasing into a tight musical pocket.

Stay Reckless is a multi layered, well put together record that speaks like a grimy George Jones, but one who’s been hitting the bourbon bottle with some deep Stones vinyl, and some fat joint with Lucero.

Stay Reckless almost makes you sad because it’s that good. The bloggers, the pirate radio podcasters, and the outsiders will take notice of this record, and the rest of the mainstream country media will sleep on it because that’s what they do – they blow guys in tight jeans that depressed, Duck Dynasty hillbilly girls in the middle of nowhere want to fuck.

Austin Lucas has released a record that doesn’t oversell, or jack off some faux country fantasy, it instead offers reality of what it’s like to ride across the country on the Dirty Dog AKA the Greyhound bus, or sleep on a couch for the chance to just play somewhere, for someone. Austin Lucas is the real deal; he’s the guy these phonies in sparkly jeans pretend to be.

Stay Reckless is a tragic, beautiful record that anyone who claims to enjoy “real” country should pick up. There are no torn up trucker hats, or homage’s to Johnny Cash that are totally convoluted. Instead, Lucas and his airtight backing band plow through some of the most diverse, honest country tunes I’ve heard since the fireballing Ashes and Angels by Fifth on The Floor.

Let Me In is a perfect way to set the tone of Stay Reckless, it’s a foot stomping raucous fighter of yesterday that deserves a spot on the radio, or at least the front pages of any country music blog, or iTunes store, no question. Following it up, Alone in Memphis is a single that speaks to a world of listeners who feel the pang of life, at multiple colors and confusion of who they are vs. the locale they’re currently stuck rocking their heels in.

Gift and a Gamble is a dark overture to a life that’s hard, but well lived. There’s risk in what Austin Lucas does, and by all accounts he should have failed, but his slick talent and chops save him every time he straps his weapon over his shoulder and lays waste to anyone who doubts him. Stay Reckless is the record to beat in 2014.

Jan 16 2014

The Attic Sessions

I recently recorded a session with The Attic Sessions at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. I think it came out pretty good. Check it out!