Scott Laningham Music News, June-July 2016

About time for an update. Church on Monday, Alejandro Escovedo, The Trio w/ Mitch Watkins and Chris Maresh, Fall River Footmen, and Jon Blondell make up the bulk of my music calendar of late. Sean Giddings’ project, which he calls Fall River Footmen, brings together Sean (songwriter, keys, lead vocals), Mitch Watkins (guitar), Brandon Guerra (guitar & drums), and me (drums and percussion). Sean’s music is in a gentle Americana vein with lovely melodies featuring his unique vocals and (coming soon) group background vocals or “dude harms,” as he likes to refer to them. It’s a very different bag from what I typically find myself doing and I’m truly enjoying the change of pace where I play an evolving hybrid kit that incorporates hand playing along with stick and brush work. We don’t have a date on the calendar in the near term but I expect to be alerting you to something in August. Recording is underway for a new release in the early Fall. Check out Sean’s website for previous released recordings.

Have enjoyed some great dates with Alejandro Escovedo — a return to The City Winery in NYC as well as memorable performances in OKC, St. Louis, and on Father’s Day to a full crowd at Shady Grove in Austin. We’ll be at The Continental Club, downstairs, June 1 & 2, with Alejandro (guitar and vocal), Daniel Durham (bass), Mitch Watkins (guitar), and me confirmed.

Lot’s more, as you’ll see below. Hope to see you out for some of these.


Performances:

June 25: with Alejandro Escovedo Trio @ The Texan Theatre, 2712 Lee Street, Greenville, TX., 7-9pm

June 27, July 11 & 18: with Church on Monday (Elias Haslanger, Dr. James Polk, Tommy Howard, Daniel Durham) @ The Continental Gallery, 1315 S. Congress, 8:30-10pm

June 28: with Jacob Dupree & Jon Blondell @ The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave., 9:30-late

June 30, July 7 & 14: with The Trio Plus (Mitch Watkins, Chris Maresh, and guest Sean Giddings for July dates) @ The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave., early show 6-8pm

July 1 & 2: with Alejandro Escovedo @ The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave., Austin, 10-11:30pm

July 12: with Jon Blondell & Friends @ The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave., 9:30-late

July 15: with Alejandro Escovedo @ Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 East Grayson St., San Anotnio, 9-10:30pm

July 16: with Alejandro Escovedo @ The Continental Club, 3700 Main St., Houston, 8-9:30pm

July 21: with The Trio Plus (Mitch Watkins, Chris Maresh, and guest Brandon Guerra) @ Central Market Cafe Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin 6:30-9pm

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