The Hampton Taphouse has announced a set of local and national shows which will keep the Queens Way pub rocking through the summer and into the fall.
The list includes Americana heavy hitters Lydia Loveless (Oct. 20) and Pete Anderson (Sept. 6) as well as local standouts such as Gina Dalmas and The Cow Tipping Playboys and Dharma Initiative.
Many of the shows are scheduled to coincide with the Saturday Summer Street Fest, which takes place along Queens Way through the warm weather months.
Cover for those shows will be $5.
A few of the concerts by national acts will take place on week nights as Taphouse owner Peter Pittman is able to book them. That category includes one by country singer Moot Davis, who is set to perform there on Tuesday, May 8.
"Davis is a New Jersey boy, but with time spent in Austin ... he’s a lot more Hank than Bruce," wrote a reviewer in a piece from the No Depression site. "Vaughan’s productions balance the hard country twang of telecaster and steel with touches of twelve string and Spanish-flavored guitar. Davis’ voice melds a number of influences, including the disconsolation of Hank Sr., the trill of Big Sandy, and the dramatic balladeering of Dwight Yoakam, Chris Isaak and Raul Malo."
The singer has been impressing roots country fans for years now, according to his official bio.
"Moot Davis burst onto the country music scene in the mid-2000s," the bio contends. "With his self-titled debut, Davis delivered a set of timeless honky tonk that brought comparisons to Hank Williams Sr.
"Entertainment Today touted Davis as 'primed to be the leader in the new insurgent country music scene.' The kudos continued for his second effort, Already Moved On, which about.com’s Kathy Coleman ranked as the Fourth Best Country Album of the Year, ahead of the likes of Dwight Yoakam and Brad Paisley."
Here's the full schedule that Pittman announced. Touring acts are shown in bold. For more details and updates, visit the Hampton Taphouse Facebook page.
May 8 -- Moot Davis
May 12 -- Murphy’s Kids
May 13 -- Jackie Scott and the Housewreckers
May 19 -- Dharma Initiative
May 26 -- Gina Dalmas and The Cow Tipping Playboys
June 1 -- Suzie Ray Vaughn & The Delvers
June 2 -- Rider
June 9 -- Uglyography
June 16 -- Jackmove
June 21 -- Two Man Gentlemen Band
June 22 -- Ameranouche
June 23 -- The Vacant Stairs
July 1 -- BBQ Hoedown with Acoustic Railroad, Rider other guests
July 7 -- Red Rattles
July 14 -- Murphy’s Kids
July 21 -- Dharma Imitative
July 28 -- Ha Ha Tonka
Aug. 4 -- Last Saloon
Aug. 11 -- The Bartones
Aug. 18 -- Gina Dalmas and The Cow Tipping Playboys
Aug. 25 -- Jackmove
Sept. 1 -- Pawn Shop Lifters
Sept. 6 -- Pete Anderson
Sept. 7-8 -- The Defibulators
Sept. 21 -- The Spring Standards
Oct. 20 -- Lydia Loveless
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