8pm Lauren Calve
9pm Rusty Truck
Rusty Truck founder and frontman Mark Seliger was born in Amarillo, TX and now resides in New York City. Before Seliger's musical career began, however, he established himself as a world-renowned photographer. Today Seliger owns a studio in New York City's West Village and is currently under contract with Condé Nast Publications, shooting for Vanity Fair and GQ. Previously, he was the Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone from 1992 to 2002. It was during that period Seliger also began writing his own music. Jakob Dylan heard Seliger's material and was impressed enough to invite him to his studio to record and write. It's been quite the journey since Seliger wrote Never Going Back" with Dylan, but the hard-earned collection of songs that comprise Luck's Changing Lanes speaks for itself. Even Seliger is a little in awe of the accomplishment. Originally available as a limited release under the title Broken Promises, this debut album has been expanded and thoroughly re-imagined as Luck's Changing Lanes, giving Mark Seliger's songs and unique American imagery the presentation they deserve. The follow up album, Kicker Town, was just released, and we welcome Rusty Truck back to Hill Country Live.
Solid voice, solid backing band, well thought-out lyrics dealing with feeling lost and out of place; all in all Lauren Calve makes a convincing Americana artist. “Be my home” she implores on the refrain to her latest single of the same name, as if she is being driven to desperation by feelings of being out of place. On the track, Calve yearns for the same thing every Americana artist yearns for, an idyllic, peaceful, rural America that never was, but nevertheless lives on in the popular imagination as something to give people hope for a different world.
You can catch Lauren Calve September 5th at Hill Country
This event is free, but to make a table reservation, please call: 212-255-4544.
Rusty Truck w/Lauren CalveThursday, September 05, 2019