Austin-based indie rock band Uncle Lucius is set to release its new studio album, "And You Are Me," on August 28, 2012. Recorded in Austin and Nashville, "And You Are Me" finds Uncle Lucius stretching their musicianship and reeling in eleven songs that punch with a fullness reminiscent of The Doors to early Black Crowes. Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of r&b and blues added. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Hal Vorpahl on bass, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion and Jon Grossman on lead vocals, and keys. The first single and video for "Pocket Full of Misery" will be serviced to radio and video outlets shortly.

The new album comes on the heels of a three-year run of tour dates that took Uncle Lucius across the continent strapped with 2009′s "Pick Your Head Up," a self released album hailed for bringing rock and roll back to its heyday sound. Packed into their van the band toured everywhere from the corners of both coasts and throughout the Midwest from their Austin TX home pushing their rock and soul shows into late nights throughout the country. Songs from this 2009 album were featured on TV shows such as Castle and Friday Night Lights.

The band continues to tour leading up to the release of And You Are Me, and they pride their live show as a sacred and energetic experience, with a belief that this is still the truest form of communication with their fans.

Brian Keane

“It’s a theme that keeps popping up naturally,” Brian Keane explains referring to his new album titled Coming Home. “It’s an emotion I’ve felt each week as I really learned what the road is like the last year and a half.” It’s a theme that finds its way into almost every song on his new album, set to release in January 2014. For an artist and songwriter who falls into both the Americana and Red Dirt genres, Keane has been extremely busy touring 150 days a year and promoting his most recent single off the upcoming record, “Easy to Say Goodbye”, which was recently featured on Lifetime’s Army Wives. This constant state of travel allows him to continuously experience the emotions of coming home to Nashville, and to his wife and new baby girl.

Born and raised in the small town of Seneca, South Carolina, Keane skipped college to take a steady gig as a keyboard player and quickly discovered his love for songwriting. He made his debut record, “I Ain’t Even Lonely” on a shoestring budget in his third floor Austin apartment while working as an auto-mechanic. It paid off. “I Ain’t Even Lonely” was overwhelmingly adored by critics, and reached #12 on the national Americana Airplay chart. In addition to his own hits, he has helped to pen many of his friends’ as well: Micky and the Motorcars’ “Any Longer Any More”, Cory Morrow’s “Glass Houses”, William Clark Green’s recent #1 “She Likes the Beatles”, and Hayes Carll’s “She Left Me for Jesus” which earned both writers an Americana Song of the Year Award.

Even with these sought after accolades, things really began to take off for Keane when he released his sophomore effort, “90 Miles an Hour” in 2011. His debut Red Dirt country single, “I’ll Sing About Mine (The Tractor Song)” written with Adam Hood, shot to #2 on the charts. He won over audiences everywhere – despite being honest enough to ruffle some feathers. With lyrics like “because tractors ain’t sexy and workin’ is hard for small town people like me/ and the radio’s full of rich folks singing ’bout places they’ve never seen”, it wasn’t surprising when The Josh Abbott Band covered the song a year later and took it back up the same chart to #1. Keane also had two songs from the album (“Spinning Wheels” and “90 Miles an Hour”) featured on the hit ABC primetime show Nashville.

With his new collection of no-bull, straight from the heart songs with subjects ranging from breaking up (“Why Can’t You Have Cheated”), to growing up (“You Can’t Go Home”), to his well-worn observations in dive bars (“Bar Lights”), Keane is sure to provide his fans with yet another window into his world. Produced by his favorite producer/bass player and wife, Rachel Loy, Coming Home has allowed Keane to delve deeper into his own life experiences to develop his creations. “It’s been by far the easiest, most fun recording experience I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to get it out there.” Combine undeniable honesty with a sharp wit on-stage, a lyrical gift beyond his years, a badass band, and the courage to say exactly how he feels to anyone, anywhere and you have Brian Keane: A hardworking storyteller and a true artist.

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