Guy Forsyth Blues Band


Guy Forsyth Blues Band

Bill Carter

Wed · January 16, 2019

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Guy Forsyth Blues Band - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
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.
Bill Carter - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Bill Carter
Austin-based singer-songwriter Bill Carter’s list of bona fides is so long, it’s hard to decide which credits to note first. We could start with his first big songwriting score, “Why Get Up?,” heard on the Fabulous Thunderbirds’ breakout album, Tuff Enuff. There’s a breakfast cereal commercial that earned the about-to-be-evicted Carter and his co-writer wife, Ruth Ellsworth, a then-huge $25,000 payday. Then there’s “Crossfire,” the No. 1 hit they wrote with Chris Layton, Tommy Shannonand Reese Wynans — a.k.a. Double Trouble, the band who backed T-bird Jimmie Vaughan’s little brother, Stevie Ray. Or there’s “Anything Made of Paper,” penned for the West Memphis 3’s Damien Echols, which Carter recorded with pal Johnny Depp and performed on the Late Show With David Letterman. Featured in the West of Memphis documentary and on the accompanying soundtrack, it’s also an award-winning animated video.

Carter’s songs have been covered by scores of major artists, from John Mayall and Ruth Brown to Robert Palmer and Waylon Jennings; among his accolades is a BMI Million Air award for more than three million “Crossfire” spins. But Carter has also released several albums of his own, the latest of which, Innocent Victims and Evil Companions, bowsFebruary 26, 2016, on Forty Below Records.
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701