Friday, June 24, 2016 ♦ 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 25, 2016 ♦ 8:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
“Paraphrasing Waylon, it don't matter who's in Austin, Bob Schneider is still the king…” - Texas Monthly
When Spotify released its ranking of the top songs streamed in Austin in 2015, no one was surprised to find Bob Schneider holding the top three spots. For decades, no matter how the Austin music scene has evolved, or how the music industry has transformed, Bob Schneider has thrived. Known for his fiercely independent attitude and endless drive to innovate and create, Bob has built an unprecedented career in Austin.
Bob Schneider just might be the best artist you've never heard of. But this year alone, he'll play over 80 shows in Austin and he's headlining every premiere venue in town - the Paramount, the Bass Concert Hall, Dell Hall at the Long Center, and ACL Live/Moody Theater. Sure, he's struggled to break out of the Texas bubble, but this doesn't stop him. “If I were to listen to the gatekeepers - the critics, the charts - I'd never have done anything.” And though the media barely grants him sidelong glances, the audiences keep coming
Masterful songwriter and Old Town School teacher Steve Dawson has been penning perfect pop songs for years with his acclaimed group Dolly Varden and as a solo artist. “Personal, philosophical, and subtly orchestrated, Dawson's tunes sway with whispers of pedal steel, finely placed echo, and a tasty acoustic/electric guitar combo, all underpinning one of the great pop-rock voices of our time…Think Ace-era Paul Carrack mixed with Elliott Smith and Big Star's Chris Bell. Put into service for compositions packed with melody, texture and winning wordplay and you have a classic artist hiding in plain sight.” - Jambase
Steve will be joined by Jason Roebke on double bass.