Sam's Burger Joint & San Antonio Blues Society Presents:
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Jimmy Spacek's new release "PEACE & DISTORTION" captures a fire and soul that emerges from those fine guitar players who came before and those out in the world, serving up captivating music covered in a special Texas sauce. His playing sports a unique style that weaves blues, rock, and soul together with an explosive knockout punch. Jimmy's songwriting is also front and center with lyrics chanting hard-edged blues themes with driving guitar; but also digs deeper on "Broken Man"; about a military veteran who finds himself out on the street. And "Peacemaker" which echo's the never ending quest for peace...plus a cry for a better understanding of our common goals and needs on "Division Fare".
Jimmy grew up on the South Side of San Antonio picking up the guitar at age 14. This area of town also gave birth to many influential Texas artists- Augie Meyers, Doug Sahm and Randy Garibay. Seeking out their music and other great talents like Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton, and ZZ Top; these artists helped shape his musical vocabulary…as he puts it, "I got to hang out and listen and steal a lick or two" this quote also referring to two of SA's premier rock bands (from the same neighborhood); The Cave Dwellers and The Aggressors. In high school Jimmy helped form The Undecided Mynd, playing a mix of 60's artists: The Doors, Monkees, Rightious Brothers, The Animals and Jimi Hendrix...Jimmy being one of a few guitar players at that time playing Hendrix.
The 10 song project was recorded at San Antonio's Edit Point Studio by Donnie Meals and mixed by Kelly Donnelly at Studio Plush in Austin. "It's always such a cool experience working with Donnie, makes us feel at home and brings out the best playing from everyone". "Kelly is one of the best anywhere in regard to guitar tone and he finds the sweet spot in every instrument for that final mix…we're very lucky he was able to mix the album in and around his busy schedule with Eric Johnson". Also on tap is an appearance from West Side Horn great's, Al Gomez and Henry Rivas on the rock/funk piece "People, Rain & Shine" and "South Side San Antone". The later song is a soulful tribute to the people on the Southeast side of San Antonio and the artists and music Jimmy heard and admired growing up there; simply put in the line, "I learned to listen to the heart and play from the soul".