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High lonesome harmonies with a rock n roll 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--high lonesome harmonies with a rock and roll soul.

Latest Album "FIREBALL"

Rated one of the top 20 Houston albums released in 2023 by the Houston Chronicle.

House Concert

House Concert, [Contact Us for Address]

House Concert featuring Brightwire *Celebrating the release of their new album

6pm: Doors Open 6:30pm: Potluck Dinner 7:30pm: Grifters & Shills 8pm: Brightwire

This house concert is by invitation only. Beer is provided and free to you, and you are welcome to BYOB. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck. We'll provide a main dish.

Recommended donation of $10, and all proceeds go to the main act. There will be an unattended tip jar where you're free to donate.

Electronic donations can go to: Venmo: @brightwiremusic Paypal: brightwiremusic@gmail.com

Grifters & Shills will play a short set, followed by Brightwire. Brightwire will play about a 60 minute set. There will be a short break between acts to allow you to refresh beverages and use restrooms. Address will be shared with attendees prior to the show.

In March, Brightwire will be releasing their 3rd album: Here, But Gone! To celebrate both the album and Kim's birthday, we're having a celebration at one of our favorite local spots: Black Magic Social Club. Grifters & Shills will kick off the night! Then, the one and only Shame on Me will close out the night! Brightwire will be right in the middle so we can party down and dance to Shame on Me after our set!

$10 at the door for this one!

FIREBALL, the brand new album from Grifters & Shills

What They're Saying

“Think Gillian Welch and David Rawlings by way of Houston.” - Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle 

"An amped up Johnny Cash & June Carter." - Skope Mag

"Weaving dark tones and topics in sweet harmonies - what a beautiful way to make it go down, like cherry-flavored cough syrup." 
-Review of "Left Hand" music video

"Colorful. Creative. Absolutely laser sharp. Deserving, destined, and dense with a combination of articulate and contemplative lyrics, and a highly skilled and explorative musical aptitude." -The Ark of Music

"They break the mold with music that your mind and ears need to hear." -Indie Spoonful

"This album sounds better than most albums currently being released by major music labels. The vocals are exceptionally good. When John and Rebecca get going, you'll find it almost impossible to stay still." -Babysue

   

Discography 

2024 *TO BE RELEASED* VINYL "Fireball"
**Double vinyl album with bonus content availble only on vinyl

2023 CD and DIGITAL "Fireball"
**Rated one of the top 20 Houston albums released in 2023 by the Houston Chronicle.

2019 VINYL, CD, and DIGITAL "Pretty Little Secrets"

2018 CD "Long Tongue Liars"

2017 CD "Road to Brownwood" 

2014 CD "Watershed" 

2012 CD "Now & Then" 

2010 CD "Blackjack Road"