Urban Pioneers, Rock Bottom String Band, and Grifters & Shills

Union Tavern, 435 El Dorado Blvd # A, Webster, TX 77598

Texas fiddle, old time bluegrass and punk, and high lonesome heavy metal for your ass. 9:30pm.

URBAN PIONEERS: Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have a delicious cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure. The band stays on the road all over the world for over 250 days a year playing anywhere from large festivals to backyard parties to goat farms.

ROCK BOTTOM STRING BAND: Old country and blues, old punk, and lotsa whiskey. Rock Bottom String Band is family. What began as four strangers with a shared love of music has become a nationally touring band run on DIY values and the community of friends they've created along the way. Their mission is to make every show more than spectator and performer– they want the audience to feel as much a part of the show as if they were on stage themselves.

GRIFTERS & SHILLS: 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. They call it high lonesome heavy metal, and together, this two-person, dozen-instrument act provides a show full of sound a fury, punctuated with raw, quiet vulnerability, forging new trails and shining new light on familiar ground. NEW ALBUM “LONG TONGUE LIARS” AVAILABLE NOW.