Ramblin' Shithouse Folk - The White Swan Live

The White Swan Live, 4419 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77011

Night of different sorts of Folk from around the country.

Grifters & Shills No Show Cadillac The Backyard Revival Year of The Dog

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. "

No Show Cadillac If you want something straight out of left field, the self-proclaimed “dirty folk” stylings of Milwaukee’s No Show Cadillac is just that. The band’s latest album, “The Melodic Ramblin’s of a Shithouse Rat”, was just recently released, and has a decidedly gritty feel to it. With thirteen songs that feel more Louisiana bayou than Milwaukee city-scape, the project stands out in its own right on its sound alone. With some abstract percussion and instrumentation taking center stage, there’s a driving force behind frontman Connor Scaro and co.’s music, moving everywhere from Americana twang to trace elements of roots rock and blues. No Show Cadillac feel like they could make their home anywhere in Amercica’s heartland and fit right in, and this album demonstrates that.

The Backyard Revival The Backyard Revival is a Folk/Americana group with male/female duet style vocals, guitar, fiddle, ukulele, and upright bass. They present an eclectic live show abundant with toe-tapping originals and creatively interpreted covers.

Year of the Dog Year of the Dog (YotD) call themselves an “Experimentation of magic” . Haunting, tribal, and meditative, this gypsy-inspired electro-groove project employs ambient music concepts alongside playful jazzy blues-style vocals. Each song blends a mixture of live and looped vocals and instrumentation, looped and live and electronic samples, and a healthy dose of electronic and acoustic percussion! YotD works to weave chillwave sound scapes and ethnic world music textures around meaningful lyrics and distinct melodies. Gypsy culture and oversees travels inspire both Dan and Sarah, and oftentimes the two create acoustically on ukulele and accordion. One of their favorite things about this project is the freedom to play several different instruments that they typically don’t in their other projects. Between the two of them they create using an arsenal of instruments including; baritone ukulele, tenor ukulele, keys, accordion, guitar, synth, floor tom, cajon, conga, djembe, tambourine, didgeridoo and vocal pedal. The duo came together in December 2017 and are united by their shared love of dance, play, trying new things! While both members are currently in other projects (SuperBubble; Dan, The Backyard Revival; Sarah, Baglady; Sarah), YotD allows both Dan and Sarah to explore their musical ponderings side by side in endless game of musical chairs which often incorporates special guests, improv and collaboration . As two unconventional, street-trained musicians with a raw passion for live music, the pair hopes to inspire audiences to follow creativity that comes from the soul and courage that comes from the heart!