Shane Smith & The Saints

Shane Smith & The Saints

Corey Hunt Band

Fri May 25

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 advance / $15 day of

This event is all ages

Shane Smith & The Saints
Shane Smith & The Saints
A Red Dirt country band based out of Austin, Texas, Shane Smith & the Saints specialize in a freewheeling, open-hearted roots music that has its heart in the country but is unafraid of diving into rock.

A native of the east Texas county of Kaufman, Texas, Smith attended Tyler Junior College before heading to Austin to attend St. Edwards University. Once in Austin, he started to write original material and gig regularly, eventually gathering his backing band of guitarist Tim Allen, bassist Chase Satterwhite, drummer Bryan McGrath, and fiddler Bennett Brown. In 2009, the group released the independent album I'll See for Miles, which was produced by Bob Gentry. Four years later, the band released Cast, which featured cameos from Aaron Watson and Ryan Engleman. After two years of touring through the south and Midwest, the group released their self-produced sophomore album, Geronimo, in 2015. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Corey Hunt Band
Corey Hunt Band
The Corey Hunt Band hails from Asheboro, North Carolina, but more and more their music is taking them across the country on tour and into the ears of listeners around the world. They’ve found especially fertile ground for their sound – original country music shot through with acoustic folk and rock & roll attitude – in and around the state of Texas, where their approach fits in squarely with the tradition of regional favorites like Reckless Kelly, Jack Ingram, and The Randy Rogers Band. Along with right-hand-man bandmate Eric Wise, Hunt has scored success on the iTunes Country Album Chart, mingling with mainstream stars and legends in the Top 100 (rising as high as #71) upon the release of their new album The Tower. “People ask when we’re gonna make it/well the truth is we already have,” the title song insists; for starters, the lead-off single “Hannah Belle” cracked the Top 50 on the Texas Regional Radio Report chart, followed by "Explain" which peaked at 36. Hunt’s songwriting ranges from sincere romanticism to outlaw rebellion, and their do-it-yourself approach to booking, recording, and gigging has given them the freedom to explore and expand their music as they grow. With room to grow and momentum on their side, their crowd-pleasing and relatable take on modern roots music is poised for bigger and better things every time they hit the stage or the studio.