An Acoustic Showcase presented by the Firehouse Saloon:
Curtis Grimes, Austin Allsup, Jake Worthington
5930 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX, 77057
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
In four short years, Curtis Grimes has been a star college baseball pitcher, chased his dream of being a singer / songwriter, played hundreds of concerts all over Texas and the southwestern United States, and performed in front of millions on television.
After a break up with his then fiance, he started playing guitar and developed an interest in songwriting, teaching himself how to play on a used guitar that he purchased at a pawn shop. Grimes then headed down I35 with plans of finishing his degree at Texas State University in San Marcos. While there he fell under the influence of the Texas Country music scene. With legendary venues so close, he was able to follow the Texas Country artists he looked up to. After playing for friends and relatives at gatherings and parties, Grimes was hooked by the entertainment bug. He started playing acoustic shows at a couple of small venues, bars, and fraternity parties. Things definitely picked up for after he won the Austin leg of Kenny Chesney's The Next Big Star contest, getting the opportunity to open for Chesney at the Frank Erwin Center during his Poets and Pirates tour.
A musician whose dry wit and passionate musicality are present on every note of his music . His music showcases a music professional who is bold but not brash and confident without being cocky.Allsup is a rock star in the making, and he offers intense, multi-dimentional lyrics and strong vocals that can only be described as a perfect mixture of Eddie Vedder with the lyrical prose of Lucinda Williams. The similarities to Lucinda Williams don't end there, because both artists have famous fathers that loom large over their music. Williams learned the importance of lyrics from Miller Williams, one of America's greatest contemporary poets. Likewise, Tommy Allsup, famed lead guitarist for Buddy Holly and one of the most sought after session players of the 70's & 80's in Nashville. However, Austin chose not to rest on his family name, and he carefully honed his craft by strengthening his songwriting, vocals, and live performance.
Jake Worthington is a country music artist and was a runner-up on Season 6 of The Voice.