Brett Benton & Gordon Townsend

ANTONE'S PRESENTS

Brett Benton & Gordon Townsend

Sun · August 12, 2018

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

Free

Brett Benton & Gordon Townsend
Brett Benton & Gordon Townsend
Alabama-born and Southern-raised, Brett “Bad Blood” Benton left the city of Pensacola, FL in 2016 to perform his country and delta style of blues around the country and the world. Currently in the Pacific Northwest, he has played many local, regional, and national festivals and a countless number of venues in just a few year's time. Most recently he has signed with Seattle's own Knick Knack Records.

He has shared the stage with many musicians ranging from local players all the way to the likes of Grammy-Nominated Artists Cedric Burnside (also a friend of his, along with his guitar player Trenton Ayers) and Walter Trout, International Blues Challenge award winning Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons and the Selwyn Birchwood Band, The Reverend Peyton and His Big Damn Band, and West Coast favorites The 44's Band and HILLSTOMP. Known for his fierce rhythmic finger picking and slide guitar as well as his booming voice, his raw style is best heard one of two ways: paying homage to its roots with solo, acoustic slide guitar and “stompin’ and hollerin’ ” as Bad Blood himself would put it; and electric alongside drummer and friend Gordon Townsend - who's heavy, relentless and dynamic style of playing really emphasizes what hill country blues is all about... the hypnotic groove that gets folks up and dancing! For either style being played, both remain true to the nature of country blues - a style not played by many - while also retrofitted with grit and a bit of heaviness from the modern times! These two keep the fans moving and grooving!
Venue Information:
Antone's
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
http://www.antonesnightclub.com/