The Texas Gentlemen have a much-anticipated UK tour. Chaz Brooks will be reviewing the Bush Hall gig for BOON. Dates are:
Weds 31 Jan — LONDON UK AmericanaFest showcase, Oslo Bar
Fri 2 Feb — BRISTOL Thelka
Sat 3 Feb — BRIGHTON Patterns
Mon 5 Feb — GLASGOW Oran Mor
Tues 6 Feb — MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Weds 7 Feb — LONDON Bush Hall
Heralded as a remarkable live band, debut album TX Jelly was widely praised on its release via New West Records in late 2017, with Uncut making it Americana Album of the Month and 4* review in Mojo.
The Lone Star-bred collective is an ever-evolving cast of characters based around the core quintet of Beau Bedford, Nik Lee, Daniel Creamer, Matt McDonald, and Ryan Ake. They take their cues from some of the most iconic acts of the past — The Wrecking Crew, The Muscle Shoals Swampers, Booker T. and The M.G.’s, and Bob Dylan’s one-time backers The Band.
TX Jelly was cut live in four days at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and was produced by band leader and organist Beau Bedford. The 11-song set was paired down from 28 songs recorded in the 96-hour time span spent at FAME and moves between contemplative and raucous, touching on blues, soul, folk, country, rock, and gospel.