Tommy Shannon (from Double Trouble) & Friends with David Holt and Brannen Temple


Tommy Shannon (from Double Trouble) & Friends with David Holt and Brannen Temple

Jake Andrews, Alan Haynes

Sat · November 18, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tommy Shannon Blues Band - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Tommy Shannon Blues Band
Photo by Todd Wolfson

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble) is joined by guitarist David Holt and drummer Tommy Taylor for his brand new blues project.
Jake Andrews - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Jake Andrews
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Andrews began playing guitar at age 5, taught by his father, John Andrews of the 60's Roots Band Mother Earth. Since the age of 8 he has been trading licks with and opening for such masters as Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, and Jimmie Vaughan, starting at his hometown's legendary club Antone's. By his early teens he was wowing audiences and fellow musicians at such premier blues venues as B.B. King's in Memphis and Los Angeles and Slim's in San Francisco. He has performed at major festivals such as the San Francisco Blues Festival and Madison Blues Festival with Ray Charles. Andrews has been featured on CBS, Austin City Limits, Guitar Player, Texas Monthly and Vintage Guitar among numerous other publications.

By the age of 17, Andrews was signed with Jericho Records, a Warner Brothers/Sire subsidiary, and began working on his debut album in Los Angeles. In 1999, he released 'Time to Burn" with producer John Porter (Los Lonely Boys, BB King). Billboard Magazine stated, "Time to Burn's mix of guitar pyrotechnics, fiery vocals and powerful new songs confirms that Jake Andrews is already blazing new paths with the torch he's been passed." The first title single scored a Top Ten Rock Radio hit. Andrews earned the award of "Breakout Rock Group" in 1999 by R&R (Radio and Records). The record was supported with a national tour with artists including the Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, Susan Tedeschi, Boz Scaggs and George Thorogood.

Livin' in the Grave, released in 2011, is the new recording and fourth solo release by Andrews. It is a mix of high intensity rock instrumentals, heavy guitar-driven riffs and powerful, soulful vocals. Songs include the hard-hitting title track anthem Livin' in the Grave, the droning epic Solid featuring seven-time Grammy-winning guitar legend Eric Johnson, the melodic ballad Easy to Come By, a high octane instrumental High Flyin' and the Zeppelin-inspired riffs of Love in Me. All of the songs are originals and were recorded in Austin, TX.

Solid is an instrumental track that Johnson first heard when he and Andrews played a show together at the House of Blues in Houston. When Andrews asked Johnson to make a guest appearance on his album, Johnson suggested he play on that track. The 8+ minute song is a hypnotic mix of Jake's driving riffs with Eric's incredible layering of rhythm and lead work on top.

Kelly Donnelly, Johnson's engineer at Saucer, recorded Solid as well as all of Jake's overdubs. He mixed the entire record at his studio, Studio Plush. Donnelly also engineered Eric's latest record Up Close on Capitol Records/EMI and mixed by the legendary engineer and producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Free, Rolling Stones).

The rhythm section on Livin' in the Grave includes bassist Chris Maresh (bassist with Johnson in his Alien Love Child project), drummer Bryan Austin (Santana, Monica) and keyboardists David Boyle (Bob Schneider, Alejandro Escoveda) and Arlan Oscar. Vocalist Brian Andrew Lee layered background vocals.

Andrews is featured on guitar on the solo album by Paul Jones released 2009. Paul Jones is known to many as the singer of the British Invasion band Manfred Mann. The Jones album also features the legendary Eric Clapton on guitar on two tracks. One reviewer says, "Andrews is going to awe guitar freaks....his mastery of tone is impressive and he easily slides between hard, roadhouse blues to classic soul". He is also featured on the upcoming follow-up Paul Jones solo release recorded early 2012. Be sure to look for it soon!

In 2006, Andrews joined Guitar Shorty on his Alligator Release "We the People" accompanying the legendary bluesman, and former brother-in-law to Jimi Hendrix, on the album. The album won "Album of the Year" at the WC Handy awards in May 2007. Andrews hit the road with Guitar Shorty in the summer and fall of 2006 for a full US and European tour.

In 2002 Andrews released his second self-titled solo album on the Texas Music Group label produced by Carla Olson (Joe Louis Walker, Otis Rush, Mick Taylor) and recorded at Willie Nelson's Perdernales Studio. In 2008 Andrews released a third solo album "Feelin' Good Again" full of original material and produced by Andrews and bassist Mike Sconce. Andrews enlisted drummer Alvino Bennett (Stevie Wonder, Bryan Ferry, Dave Mason) and Michael Ramos (John Mellencamp, Los Lonely Boys) on keys.
Alan Haynes - (Set time: 11:45 PM)
Alan Haynes
Alan Haynes has performed with such Blues Greats as Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds (with Jimmie Vaughan), Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Bugs Henderson, Gregg Martin, Joe Walsh, Leroy Parnell, Willie Nelson, John Mayall, James Cotton, Denny Freeman, Austin’s Sexton brothers (Will & Charlie), Derek O’Brien, Doyle Bramhall ll, and the great Johnny Winter, who he claims as a major inspiration. This influence can be heard especially in Alan's passionate and throaty singing style. He’s opened for the Talking Heads, Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy and has toured with Albert King & Bobby Blue Bland to name a few. For six years in the 1990’s Alan was the house band at the legendary Antone’s Blues Club in Austin, TX.

Born February 19th 1956 in Houston, Texas, he started playing guitar at the age of 8 and soon discovered the Blues when he was about 12 or 13. At that time Alan never thought about making a living playing guitar. While listening a lot to B.B. King, Albert Collins and Freddie King on the radio, he always thought he'd become an artist. And his artistic talents were not lost because in 1996 he did the graphics for his album "Wishing well" on his own.

It was in the early 70's - Alan was about 16 - when he was standing at the crossroads and had to choose his way. He made up his mind and hit the road of Blues ... and he "knew that there was no turning back."

Alan's first professional effort started in the late 70's when he joined the "Texas Boogie Band" and soon became the front man and leader of the band. The bass was played by none other than former Johnny Winter's sideman Tommy Shannon, who later reached fame as part of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Double Trouble". The "Texas Boogie Band" got lot of radio play and became the house band at the Texas Opry House.

After moving to Austin in the early 80's, Alan formed his band "Alan Haynes and the Stepchildren" and recorded his first EP, "Seventh Son". With him on board was the legendary Uncle John Turner, who, like Tommy Shannon, had also been playing with Johnny Winter for years. Another legend can be heard on "Seventh Son": Bobby Blue Bland's guitarist Wayne Bennett, with whom Alan became good friends. So Alan went on to perform some shows together with Wayne Bennett and Bobby Bland.
Alan was inducted into the Buddy Magazine Texas Tornado List (The Greatest Players in Texas. Perhaps The World.) in 1980.
In 1985, at the "Music City Austin - Music Poll" Alan was voted "Best Blues Band".

In 1995, Alan released his second album, "Wishing Well", with help from "Double Trouble", Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton along with old "Thunderbirds" Preston Hubbard and George Rains. This album received great reviews in many magazines all over the world and led to a featured article in the "Guitar Player Magazine", "Alan Haynes - New angles on classic Blues". (August '95)

In the book, Guitar Legends (1995) Robert Cray is quoted as saying his "more recent influences include blues guitarists Charlie Baty of Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Jimmie Vaughan, Ronnie Earl, and Texas-guitarist Alan Haynes.

Alan has graced the covers of such magazines as Southwest Blues (January '99) and Buddy Magazine (April '00). He has received rave reviews for his 2002 CD release on Red Guitar Records, "Live at The Big Easy" by Dan Forte in the October 2002 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701