Charles Bryant, Ray Cashman and Grifters & Shills
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th St., Galveston, TX 77550
Charles Bryant, Ray Cashman and Grifters & Shills - LIVE at the legendary Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe in Galveston, TX.
CHARLES BRYANT: Charles is a singer-songwriter with a unique Americana style. Trey Gutierrez described his music best in Texas Music Magazine, "Bryant's music offers a raw look into the mind of a poet, unrestrained by ego or self-consciousness."
A life long battle with panic attacks and agoraphobia has helped shape him as an artist. Charles' music is thoughtful, introspective, cynical, humorous and most importantly honest. After more than 30 years of performing primarily for family and friends life-altering experience came in 2010 that motivated him to start performing publicly. Charles is now performing throughout the Greater-Houston area exciting audiences with his thought provoking song lyrics and high energy guitar, banjo and harmonica playing. Charles is not slowing down; his ever evolving style and new songs make every performance better than the last.
RAY CASHMAN: Ray is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who performs mainly solo or as a duo and occasionaly with a electric band. Armed with a National guitar, stomp box and a Fender amp he performs a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of the Mississippi delta. Cashman grew up outside of Conroe, TX, listening to older black men play guitar, sing and drink. “They would sell us BBQ sandwiches and Budweiser beer. We would sit around and listen to them play music and tell stories", and the influences of that are certainly everywhere in his music. Filled with years of experience from travel and inspirations of Southern Gothic literature his songs are filled with passion and feelings and honesty and subtly be damned.
GRIFTERS & SHILLS: High Lonesome Heavy Metal. Amplifyin' and testifyin' for your soul. His was hard rock and heavy metal. Hers was the classic sound of the East Texas piney woods. Theirs was a fiery collision, bearing forth a sound that was at once novel and instantly familiar--nodding to roots seated deep in high lonesome harmonies and back porch blues, while peering out at a scorched path bound by modern assertions and contemporary commentary. This two-person, dozen-instrument act provides a show full of sound a fury, punctuated with raw, quiet vulnerability. Come welcome them as they bring you back home.