A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Victims with Guy Forsyth, Carolyn Wonderland, & Friends

ANTONE'S PRESENTS

A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Victims with Guy Forsyth, Carolyn Wonderland, & Friends

Red Young & His Hot Horns

Thu · August 31, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

Guy Forsyth Blues Band
Guy Forsyth Blues Band
Guy Forsyth began his career in Austin, Texas, in the early 90’s, starting up an all-acoustic, aggressively non-electrified band of no small renown called the Asylum Street Spankers. He then became known on his own as a bluesman – guitarist, harp player and composer – and has appeared in a number of independent feature films (including Waking Life). Guy has built a dedicated following and has released eight albums and tours throughout Texas, across the US and at least twice a year in Europe, where his debut album “High Temperature” (Lizard Disc) is considered blues canon. Besides High Temperature, his discography includes three records on Antone’s (Needlegun, Steak, and Can You Live Without), a number of live records (Unrepentant Schizophrenic Americana, Live at Gruene Hall and the DVD 300 Miles From There To Here), two studio albums on his own Small and Nimble Records (Love Songs: For And Against, Calico Girl).

Most recently Guy released a brand new studio record called The Freedom To Fail on Blue Corn, has just finished recording two new studio projects, a brand new blues album tentatively titled The Pleaser, and a new full-length studio album from his side project the Hot Nut Riveters called Moustashe Girl, in addition to helping Lizard Disc ready the 20th Anniversary release of recently unearthed tracks from the High Temperature sessions called Red Dress, which will likely be released on both CD and vinyl in June in both Europe and America, though in very different packages.
Red Young & His Hot Horns
Red Young & His Hot Horns
Photo by Greg Giannukos (http://elojophoto.tumblr.com/)

Red Young & His Hot Horns is a project Red has been working on for decades. As a talented pianist, organist, vocalist, accompanist and arranger, growing up in Ft Worth, Texas in the 50s & 60s, Red was exposed to a wide variety of music – classical, big band, jazz, blues, gospel and everything in between. The artists that were played on the local radio at that time were Ray Charles, Jimmy Witherspoon, Percy Mayfield, T Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Louis Jordan, Nat Cole, Dinah Washington, Etta James, Joe Williams, Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris and many others. Before the guitar driven bands defined the blues in the 60s and 70s, the horn and piano sounds permeated the air with their saxophones and brass. The first Ray Charles recordings incorporated this sound – 2 trumpets, alto, tenor & baritone saxophone and many at the time used 3 or 4 saxophones. People such as Big Jay McNeely, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Illinois Jacket, Arnett Cobb and many others had what became known as the big Texas Tenor sound. So with a small number of horns, it could sound both big and small at the same time.

Red’s new band incorporates not only this sound, but the large pool of great players around Austin and special guests vocalists as well. After touring the world with many artists, he returned to Austin. His new home is at Antone’s.
Venue Information:
Antone's
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
http://www.antonesnightclub.com/