Chubby Knuckle Choir - June 25 9:00pm
The Chubby Knuckle Choir gleefully ignores the constraints of genre playing everything from bongos to banjos during their irresistible live shows. Formed in 2009, the band is made up of Slim Bawb, Perry Lowe, Tres Womack, and Rory Smith, singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists who all come from varying musical and geographical backgrounds; the result is a freewheeling live sound which blends country, bluegrass, R&B, and swamp blues. “It’s a marriage of all genres,” explains Lowe, who plays guitar, drums and keys, and contributes vocals, while Smith describes it as “folk music from a country that isn’t around … but should be.” Although their live shows are an exhilarating, sweat-drenched blast, The Chubby Knuckles’ songwriting cannot be overlooked. While other musicians stay beholden to genre and specific song arrangements, their music changes with every performance. It’s this spontaneity and constant willingness to experiment musically that makes them one of the most unique and compelling bands in Texas today.