"Burned At The Crossroads to be released March 16th!
The new album from Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone will hit the streets of San Marcos, TX and then the world, on Friday March 16th. With the focus of the musical world about 20 miles down the street in Austin for South By Southwest, one of the finest live music venues in the southwest, Texas Music Theater in San Marcos, will host the release party of the boy's new record Burned At The Crossroads.
With 12 tracks, produced by Grammy winner Adam Odor and recorded at Austin's Yellow Dog Studios, "Burned" promises to be an exciting ride for music listeners and will propel the band into the forefront of the TX Country/Americana scene's consciousness.
Opening the show for Brimstone at the TMT on 3/16 will be the duo of Atwood-Childs. With the first single, Devil's Angel, off their late 2011 release, Trading Pains, just now hitting the radio, this will be Mark and Heath's first show together since the album came out. The week after this show, the pair will know their award fate, as they are nominated for Texas Music Awards Duo of the Year. The TMA's are March 24th.
The TMT show is a free night. Don't miss it. Doors at 8 p.m."
December 24th! That's when you can have a copy of Atwood-Childs Trading Pains in your hands. December 27th, if you wanna wait and get one from me at Giddy Ups. Not long, when you consider we started the album 17 months ago. :-) We've got a credit card deal set up were you can swipe a card in person or shoot us the number to enter manually if you wanna go that route, or you can always send cash or check the old fashioned way and we'll get one to you. Email email@example.com with Trading Pains in the subject line!
Austin, TX and specifically South Austin, is famous for it's long running weekly musical traditions. Residencies at iconic venues by TX artists whose local followings are legendary, include Toni Tuesdays at the Continental, Chicken Shit Bingo at Ginny's every Sunday, dance lessons at the Broken Spoke each week and many, many more. Mark Allan is proud to have launched a new weekly musical event that is likely to be the next thing in South Austin "scene related" weekly events.
Maarmadillo Mondays at Giddy Ups on Manchaca Dr. (home of the renown annual reunion of the legendary Austin Outhouse and it's survivors), has already just in it's first few weeks hosted some magical musical moments. Each week it's whatever the ol' Maarmadillo decides to put on stage, from MAA solo, swaps with a guest, full bands (his own or others) or any combination of the above. It is NOT an open mic, but rather a musical celebration. "I'm blessed with the most amazingly talented set of friends a guy could ever hope to have," Mark Allan said. "I wanted a place in South Austin, that was important, to be able to give them a place to play on Monday nights just for the fun and magic of it. Nancy at Giddy Ups has a venue we all love and was excited to give my idea a shot."
Come be part of what will surely be an Austin tradition for a long time to come. Maarmadillo Mondays, where like Forrest's box of chocolates "you never know what you're gonna get," starts each Monday night around 8-ish. No cover, ice cold beer, great folks and killer tunes. Miss it at your own peril.
MAA's First Thursdays at Cypress Creek Cafe in Wimberley is off to a rip roarin' start. Each First Thursday of the month, Mark Allan will do an acoustic two-person song swap at one of the best rooms in all of TX, certainly Central TX, for listening to that type of show. Guests already appearing with MAA or scheduled to in the near future, include Javi Garcia, Kent Finlay, Carrie Ann Buchanan, Mark Jungers and many more. All killer and no filler is the motta of these showcases. Even Texas music icons such as Ray Wylie Hubbard and Hal Ketchum have already attended, just to sit among the audience and enjoy the shows! So what are you waiting for? If you're anywhere near Wimberley on the first Thursday of every month (and we'd highly recommend that you be), come on by Cypress Creek Cafe for some acoustic food for your soul.
If you weren't one of our guests at the Uptown Marble Theater on May 26th for MAA's birthday concert, you missed a fantastic night of live music, stories, laughs and even a few tears. For those who didn't know, the Uptown was the site of MAA's All-Star Birthday Bash, with Kevin Higgins, john Arthur martinez, Mike Ethan Messick and Heath Childs. For his birthday, Mark Allan asked each of the guys to play at least a couple of specific songs. They did not disappoint. The entire event was filmed by Melissa Arnold of Texas Red Productions, who was assisted for the evening by popular D/FW Area singer/songwriter, Saille Branch and it is being edited and formatted now for a future DVD release. Watch the page for details on the release date and how to get your hands on one. In the meantime, enjoy MAA's song Ghost from that evening. You can also, for a limited time, download an audio clip of the song on the Fans page that was recorded live in the studios of KNBT 92.1 FM in New Braunfels, when Mark Allan was a guest at the station.
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