Great double bill tonight!
Every once in a while, a veteran artist manages to tap into a new creative wellspring, discovers an exciting sound, and the floodgates open. Such was the case for Mando Saenz on his latest release, All My Shame. On this dynamic new album, Saenz fully embraces his pop and classic rock influences for the first time in his career – while still staying true to his Texas songwriting roots. It’s a bold new statement for the Nashville-based artist, and the culmination of his career as a journeyman writer and musician.
Brother and the Hayes
Brother (a.k.a. David Bingaman) and The Hayes (a.k.a. Jennie Hayes Kurtz) are siblings hailing from Dallas, Texas. Growing up, Jennie Hayes sang in the choir while David taught himself to play guitar by learning the songs of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and ZZ Top. They both became interested in folk music and songwriting in college and began to collaborate. They found that their love for the blues, country music, and bluegrass was the perfect vehicle for their playful, honest, and story-based songwriting.