Friends Uncorked w/Allison Bishop

Friends Uncorked, 111 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546

Grifters & Shills with the supremely talented Allison Bishop. 8:30pm.

Allison Bishop: Allison Bishop is a singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, OH currently living in Houston, TX. Her folk/pop sound is Carol King meets the Little Memaid. A supremely talented songwriter, she weaves a pointed humor and an impeccable wit into her songs and stories.

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.

Behind Grifters & Shills is John and Rebecca Stoll, native Texans who met in a classic rock/blues jam band in 2008. Between them they discovered a magnetic chemistry that manifested not only in music, but in all aspects of their relationship. When they began playing as a two-piece band, they found a unique voice in the combination of Rebecca's East Texas vocal stylings and John's formidable guitar work. They immediately began writing their own songs, while testing the waters of vocal harmonies and adding an array of instrumentation to their arsenal. A typical show will feature a delightful range of electric instruments, including John's archtop guitar, Rebecca's bass, a driving stomp board, a couple of cigar box guitars, a handful of harmonicas, and an occasional kazoo.

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 COMING NOVEMBER 2019.