Red Shahan & Grady Spencer

Cheatham Street Warehouse Presents

Red Shahan & Grady Spencer

Grady Spencer

Tue. June 27, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Red Shahan
Red Shahan
For the better part of a year now, Texas singer-songwriter Red Shahan has had his full-length debut, Men & Coyotes, in the works.

"In the works." It's a strange way to describe the making of an album. Though Men & Coyotes may have only been assembled in it's current incarnation this past year, but you could make the case that Shahan has been working on this moment his whole life.

At twelve songs long, Men & Coyotes works it's way through the world of worn out cowboys, hard-working mothers, agonized loners, earnest sons, broken men, scorn lovers, and the ever searching songwriter. Though he morphs in and out of character, there's no doubt there's a bit of Shahan nestled within the soul of each. Shahan shows an intensity and prowess to write about the difficult junctures within one's life without sugar-coating or holding back.

The gritty songwriter comes from a long lineage of Lubbock artists who broke into the forefront across the callous stages of the lonesome West Texas town that he comes from.

There's a sense of desperation in Shahan's voice throughout Men & Coyotes. It's the struggle of a songwriter and man fracturing the wall between him and the listener. Often, he's West Texas Dust. At others, he's East Texas Rust. Desolate lines pop up before you in vivid color. Gut-wrenching pieces pierce you in unsettling ways that you've only known when inside that isolated room in the dark crevices of your head. All the while, textured guitars and sharp drums are the landscape in which Shahan's lyrics are able to take shape and form. There's a story the music tells simultaneously to Shahan's howls.
Grady Spencer
Grady Spencer
Grady Spencer and the Work is a blue collar band, making blue collar music, for a blue collar world.


The Work is a band formed and based out of the great city of Fort Worth, Texas. Songwriter Grady Spencer met and befriended guitarist Trevor Powell and drummer Blake Sager on the stage of Paradox Church, under the marble angels of Bass Hall. After an absence of a steady bassist developed into an issue, Grady took to the dank underbelly of the Craigslist musician forums. It was there he found seasoned veteran Steve Moore lurking in the shadows, vintage bass in hand.

Grady Spencer and the Work meld together the grit of the old-time blues with the blood-red soil of classic country to forge a well-worn hammer of modern music. Their high energy shows keep people thirsty, rowdy, and always ready for more. The Work, from time to time, can be found riding around in what has been deemed "Jean-Claude Van Dam", an iconic and stately Econovan, to criss and cross all over the Southern United States. Their shows have been described as "unmissable" by more than one late night drinker...and they always know everything about everything.
Venue Information:
Cheatham Street Warehouse
119 Cheatham Street
San Marcos, TX, 78666
http://www.cheathamstreet.com/