Holiday Party and Clothing Drive for Houston's Homeless

Bohemeo's, 708 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023

The BIG BLOWOUT HOLIDAY PARTY at Bohemeo's!! 8pm.

Clothing Drive for Houston's homeless. Take a moment this holiday season to clean out your closet, and bring your donations to Bohemeo's. We'll have a giant box to gather all the donations, and we'll take them to Star of Hope Mission, for distribution to our homeless friends in the city of Houston.

BRIGHTWIRE: Brightwire is an Americana duo born from a household of musicians and hailing from southeast Texas. Combining elements of folk, rock, country, punk and whatever else they happen to get interested in, they weave tales of lives lived in our world today. For them, music is about inclusion and letting others know they are not alone in their struggles.

Samuel Barker (Vocals/Guitar) has come up through the Houston Americana/Alt Country scene with bands like The Wayward Sons, The Dragliners and his own solo endeavors. Kimberly Barker (Vocals/Organ) spent her youth as a member of various choirs, honing her vocal chops.

RYAN LESTER: Ryan Lester is a Houston based singer-songwriter mixing the dark gloom and lyrical dexterity of Leonard Cohen with the weathered twang of Townes Van Zandt and Jason Isbell. In September 2018 Ryan released his single “Worry Lines” in anticipation of the album while touring the southwestern United States.

GRIFTERS & SHILLS: 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.

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.