The following bands are all from the U.S. and have huge fan bases. They are considerably easy to listen to and together make another installment of our Brahma Ballads, 2.8.
Ryan Bingham is a Texas country singer and guitar player raised in Spring, Texas and born in in New Mexico. He has a raspy voice that goes with his music nicely with a country tone. Lost Highway Records Label released three records along with his two self released albums. Two of the songs were even featured in the movie Crazy Heart, one of which, The Weary Kind received a Golden Globe in 2010 for Best Original Song. Bingham has played at ACL in Austin, College Station, Houston area and can be heard around Texas periodically.
Bread and Water
Southside of Heaven
Old Crow Medicine Show
OCMS is a hillbilly-sounding country group that got together in New York in 1998 and started touring the streets. Since then, they have relocated to Nashville and have released 8 albums, the most recent in 2008, Tennessee Pusher. Old Crow is a cavalier American roots band that combines some western sizzle together in a blues fashion. They can periodically be seen in the region from Stubbs BBQ in Austin to Bryan, Texas.
Raise a Ruckus
New Virginia Creeper
Running their own record company for their own well-being and freedom, Stoopid Records, established in the early 2000s, has Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle McDonald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) as heads for the punky reggae band from Ocean Beach, California. Ryan ‘RyMo’ Moran (Drums) and Oguer ‘OG’ Ocon (Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals) from the B Side Players, as well as C-Money (Trumpet, Keyboard) and Dela (Saxophone) contribute to the band’s rambunctious style. So far they have released nine albums, their first titled Slighty $toopid. This album was built under a different label, Skunk records, where they had been signed by Bradley Nowell of Sublime. The tunes of Slightly Stoopid are diverse and fun to listen to, and they can frequently be heard in Austin, Texas. Although they aren’t currently set to tour there, they have been at Austin City Limits and Stubbs several times.
Acoustic Roots Live and Direct
Closer to the Sun
Is a men’s vocal quartet comprised of Greg Clancy (Tenor), Tony DeRosa (Lead), Gary Lewis (Baritone) and Jeff Oxley (Bass). The group won the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2007 International Quartet Competition. They blend their voices together in choral harmonies and are one of the most famous modern ensembles. Barbershop music is an exciting and complex genre that has been around for a long time and has countless different groups and competitions.
For the Children
Take Me Home Country Roads
You’ve Got a Friend