Randall Olinger, Brightwire and CD Release for Grifters & Shills
Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E 24th St., Houston, TX 77009
RaNdALL ConRAD! OLiNgeR, Brightwire and Grifters & Shills. At Dan Electros for a spitfire of a show.
CD RELEASE PARTY FOR GRIFTERS & SHILLS!
RaNdALL ConRAD! OLiNgeR Sitting atop an old wooden ammunition box, Randall Conrad Olinger plays a jambalaya mix of country, blues, carny-rock and metal, or as he likes to call it “hobo honkey-tonk!” A brand of music all his own, crafted from old amps, loud guitars, and a homemade foot drum held together by wires, tires, and other household junk. A fearless soul who’s played the street, rail, and river bank, pub, bar and theater, sharing the stage with local legends Munly and The Lupercalians, as well as national acts, such as Scott H. Biram, and William Elliot Whitmore. Randall Conrad Olinger always brings the best with his honest, foot-stompin’ rock music-straight from the heart.
Brightwire After a couple of years of touring as a harmony vocalist with Samuel Barker, Kim Daniels (now Barker!) started writing songs and taking an active role in the artistic direction the arrangements of Samuel’s older songs. Then, as Samuel’s son, Ian, joined the duo on bass, it became clear that continuing as a solo artist made no sense for Samuel, so, Brightwire was born.
After a few months of touring and playing shows, Samuel and Kim got married on March 11, 2017 and have no slowed down since. Ian has taken on a few roles in various orchestra projects, which has limited his appearances in the live setting recently, but remains a vital part of the recording and artistic process for Brightwire.
Currently, the trio are working on their debut album and racking up all the miles they can travelling around the country playing their songs for anyone with an ear to lend.
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.