Turnpike Troubadours Coming to Abilene to Help Celebrate the Lucky Mule Saloon’s 4th Anniversary September 27th
The Turnpike Troubadours are no strangers to Abilene. If you caught them during their last visit in June – or any other time for that matter – you understand why the Lucky Mule Saloon is anxious to bring them back so quickly. This is a great band that is gaining popularity. As part of the Lucky Mule’s 4th Anniversary celebration, The Turnpike Troubadours will be playing Thursday night, September 27th with special guest Six Market Blvd.
Cost: Adults 21 and older $12.00; 18-20 are $12.00, with a $3.00 minor charge at the door.
On Sale: The Lucky Mule, Cavender’s, Abby’s Bottle & Brew, Complete Nutrition or Farm & Ranch Western Wear
Purchase Online: LuckyMuleAbilene.com
Date and Time
Thursday, September 20th. Doors at 7pm
The Lucky Mule Saloon
1850 S Clack St
Abilene, TX 79605
Phone: (325) 232-8564
Six Market Blvd.
Six Market Blvd. hails from Stephenville, Texas, home of Tarleton State University where Clayton Landau (lead vocals, harmony, rhythm guitar), Josh Serrato (lead rhythm guitar, 12 string guitar, harmony, piano and organ), Ben Hussey (lead vocals, harmony, electric bass, stand up bass) and Dallas Neal (drums and percussion) met and formed the band in 2008. They had everything they needed from the start for a successful recording band: multi-instrumentalists, solid songwriting core, fluid song structure and comprehensive harmonies. So, in 2010 they released their debut album ‘Running On Seven’, which earned them two Top 25 singles on the Texas Music Chart with ‘Man Alive’ and ‘Misery And Me.’ An additional nod came from the Texas Regional Radio Awards who recently voted them Best New Band. The elements for a successful working band is something they have fined tuned over the years though it seemed for a while they were bringing in just enough to pay their dues.
Here’s Six Market Blvd. and their song ‘Misery And Me’:
Going to the proverbial ‘beat of their own drum’, the Turnpike Troubadours are a breath of fresh air in a music scene dominated by formulated Ragweed/Pat Green/Kevin Fowler influenced artists. Songwriters Evan Felker and bassist RC Edwards’ lyrics are matched nicely with the music, and gives “Goodbye Normal Street” an organic sound that I’m sure the Troubadours are very pleased with.
“When we first started playing, people couldn’t have cared less that we were there,” recalls Troubadours’ frontman Evan Felker. “They were there to drink beer and raise hell and they didn’t really care what music was playing while they did it. But as we went on and as we got better, they started to listen. I mean, they were still drinkin’ plenty of beer, but before too long, they were actually coming to hear us and asking us to play our songs, and not just covers of traditional favorites and all the other stuff we’d been doing.”
The Troubadours’ current CD, ‘Goodbye Normal Street’ is seeing great success on the Texas Music scene, and the first single, ‘Gin, Smoke, Lies’ was a #1 hit on both the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report in May.
Check out the video: