Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You Should Be Listening To: Lincoln Durham

Here in the Texas Hill Country we are lucky to live in close proximity to Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas (built in 1878). Gruene Hall has hosted musical greats Townes Van Zandt, Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, George Strait, and the list goes on... With such a historically beautiful venue at our fingertips, I've been waiting for a show that caught my attention. Upon looking through the March lineup, I stumbled upon Lincoln Durham. After listening to a few tracks, it was clear that this dude is doing his own thing and RIPPING. This was a must see show.

Gruene Hall. Gruene, Texas.

My parents flew down for a visit, so we all headed out on a cold, rainy spring Texas night to Gruene. The stormy weather coupled with Gruene Hall's old, creaky wooden floors and deeply carved tables set the perfect stage for the dark, resonating performance Lincoln Durham was about to give.  The guitar, harmonica, resonator, fiddle, and stomp board screaming out of his makeshift 1950s amplifiers make hair stand on edge and feet stomp the ground. His weathered instruments was perfectly matched by his gritty, howling, soulful voice; song after song.

Check out the following videos for a preview of Lincoln Durham's music. If you're in Texas and he's playing in your area, go see him live. You won't be disappointed. 


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