Red Shahan & Seth James

Cheatham Street Warehouse Presents

Red Shahan & Seth James

Seth James

Tue. July 11, 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.
Seth James
Seth James
Born in Fort Worth and raised in the ranch country of West Texas, Seth James has fashioned his own brand of music from a list of influences as diverse as it is long. Stemming from a tall family tree of musicians, Seth's grandfather was a honky tonk piano player from the Texas clubs of the 40's and 50's, while his father carried his gold sparkle Slingerland drums all over the great Lone Star State. There is no doubt the romantic stories of the road played a pivotal role in Seth's decision to make a career out of his passion.

Seth's father gave him his first guitar, a Gibson Southern Jumbo, along with a short lesson on how to play "Sultans Of Swing" by Dire Straits. After that day, Seth taught himself how to play by listening to Lighting Hopkins, Freddie King, and Credence Clearwater Revival. In 1996 Seth got his hands on his first Fender Stratocaster and discovered the raw power of the electric guitar.

Seth’s music has carried him from Acuna, Mexico to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and everywhere in between. He has shared the stage with a various array of artist such as Percy Sledge, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, and Billy Joe Shaver. Seth released three albums as a solo artist including 2009’s critically acclaimed That Kind of Man before forming The Departed with long time friend, Cody Canada in 2010. After three years and two albums, Seth decided step down as a band member of The Departed and return to his primary passion of playing the blues.

With a fresh set of tunes and a great group of musicians, James continues to play for sold out rooms and has plans for a new album for he and the band, as well as another with his beautiful wife, Jessica Murray Walker.
Venue Information:
Cheatham Street Warehouse
119 Cheatham Street
San Marcos, TX, 78666
http://www.cheathamstreet.com/