Mayeux and Broussard, Brian Pounds, Chris King, Noel McKay
2015 East Riverside
Austin, TX, 78741
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Mayeux and Broussard
Just some good ol' boys, never meaning no harm.
"The term “whiskey-soaked” gets thrown around a lot when talking about good ol’ Texas country, but upon listening to Austin group Mayeux and Broussard, it’s hard to deny them that title.
The group was formed in the summer of 2011 by frontmen Tate Mayeux (pronounced “My-You”) and Brian Broussard. Joining the duo in their band are Taylor Englert on d
rums, bassist Misha Ben-David, and Matt Wiley on lap steel, mandolin and banjo. The band has racked up some solid live performances at clubs like the venerable Hole in The Wall, the San Marcos stand-by Cheatham Street Warehouse and up-and-coming Austin honky-tonk The White Horse. They even had an opening slot at the late Leslie Cochran’s 60th Birthday Bash at Threadgill’s.
The band doesn’t have an official record out yet, but they’re working on a debut that’s set to release sometime this (fall)."
-Paul Carrubba 90.5 KUT
Brian Pounds' voice is the perfect aphrodisiac. It is effortlessly smooth, endearingly honest, and layered with a bite of soul that leaves you breathless. His ability to vividly shape words, and the intensity of his voice, quickly compel us to delve deeper into this elusively impassioned artist. In doing so, we encounter the brave and gutsy beginnings that brought him here.
Being discontent with his high-school endeavors in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, Brian turned in his glove and cleats for a guitar. He quickly found the spark that had been missing, and songwriting became his essence. After a time spent at the University of Oklahoma, and at the fresh age of eighteen, he courageously left his stuffy dorm-room for Austin, Texas, where his aspirations could become reality. While playing many stages around Texas over the next year, Brian’s style was conceived. Aspects of jazz, soul, and blues can be heard throughout his music, and artists such as Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, and James Taylor are his influences.
From a cool jazz angle in his debut track “After You’re Gone,” to the savory fan-favorite single, “Up For Air,” Brian Pounds captures his audiences attention with his passion and honesty. His captivating lyrics, classy and innovative style, and dynamically soulful voice comprise his flawless sound. The exquisitely written and quite unique, "My Company” takes us into the world of the lonely artist. The ominous course of sorrow, hope, and gracious defeat are gradually unraveled through Brian's distinctive and eloquent expression. His “shadow across the wall” as his only companion, and an acquiescent regard for “feeling so alone” holds a certain candor that is unmatched. While falling into Brian’s mellow entanglement with solitude, the mystic resonance of pedal steel winds in and out providing a perfect compliment.
With his debut album, "After You're Gone" garnering lots of attention in the Austin, TX and regional music scenes, and a new EP in the works, you can expect to see Brian Pounds' name all over your city soon.
Born in East Texas then transplanted & raised in a tiny South Texas town, Chris King is an honest songwriter who places the subjects of his songs in the middle of heartbreak, moonlight, alcohol, Cadillacs, hope, dance halls, & thunderstorms... all with as much gallop or yawn as he can muster. - See more at: http://www.lonestarmusic.com/ChrisKing#sthash.X0AwQS3x.dpuf
Noel McKay is a songwriter who was raised in Lubbock, Texas and The Texas Hill Country. His songs have taken him across the United States and all over the world. In 1993 he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark while performing his songs at a venue in Kerrville, Texas. Clark's mentorship has been a key component to Noel's success as a songwriter. In the 2000'S Noel had several regional hits across the state of Texas with his brother Hollin McKay in the band McKay Brothers. Those songs can still be heard from time to time getting spun on Texas Radio stations and satellite radio. These days Noel can be found playing his songs to packed houses of astute listeners both stateside and in Europe. He's recently discovered the art of co-writing and has written songs with greats such as Guy Clark, Richard Dobson, John Scott Sherrill, Shawn Camp and Brennen Leigh. Recently Leigh has become Noel McKay's Songwriting and duet partner and their collaborations have garnered wide acclaim. When not on the road, Noel splits his time between Austin and Nashville.