Chris Knight (Full Band!)

Chris Knight (Full Band!)

Folk Family Revival

Sat, March 22, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Indoors - Very Limited Seating. All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. General Admission. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. $15 advance tickets/$20 day of show.

Chris Knight (Full Band!) - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Chris Knight (Full Band!)
The most dramatic, pugnacious songwriter thrown down by the Americana scene, CHRIS KNIGHT's 15-year song stockpile ranges from raw, raging rockers to gentle balladry: simple songs that carry the weight of the common man, inviting comparison to Steve Earle and John Prine with a bit of twangified Bruce Springsteen in the mix. An artist of fierce instinct and uncommon paradox, heʼs forged a reputation for stark and ofter-ferocious honesty that led to one writer to call his music "where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road." A former strip- mine inspector, Knight still lives near the tiny coal town of Slaughters, KY, (population 200+) where he was born and raised, yet due to his particular fame in the Lone Star State, has been named an "Honorary Texan" by Lone Star State Governor Rick Perry.

"This is the kind of guy who you would probably ask to open the top of that pickle jar that you can't twist off. Oh, he'd open it just fine. But then you might get "that look" as he sets it back down on the counter. You would never be able to claim that you helped him open it. That would be bad." ~ Music Fog
Folk Family Revival - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Folk Family Revival
Mason, Barrett and Lincoln Lankford became fast friends with Caleb Pace when the then pre-teens stood up for him in a squabble at church. If you ask them now, the band is made up of four brothers. A bond that transcends musical barriers formed early in the lives of the brothers long before they'd ever step foot in a recording studio. Not yet old enough to drive and still without a formal band title, the foursome realized in each other a shared love of music, and they quickly began exploring sounds and instrumentation. The band grew as a unit under several names and through varying incarnations of style and lineup. Seemingly the only constant was the four brothers and their love for one another and music.

After several years of experimentation and self-instruction, the chemistry between the players (now in their early twenties) was undeniable, and they found themselves at Red Tree Recording Studios with producer Jeffery Armstreet. Although they were set to put down tracks that took on a more hard rock vibe, Mason, without provocation, shared one of their folksier, country songs. Armstreet immediately recognized the talent at hand, and later sought out their other demos of this unique style.

A couple years later, the Folk Family Revival is debuting their first full-length album, Unfolding, on Magnolia Red. Mason leads the band on vocals and guitar, but also plays harmonica, jaw harp, and a theramin if he ever finds one. Barrett has made the transition from guitar to bass, and Caleb can be found on electric guitar, mandolin, and lap-steel. Lincoln takes on drums and percussion, and the whole band is constantly embracing new instruments and methods.

The band has played live on Houston's Fox26 and KPFT 90.1 in addition to opening for artists like Charlie Robison, Cody Canada & the Departed, Robert Ellis, The Marshall Tucker Band, Rodney Atkins and the Trishas. Their current musical influences are still eclectic and evolving and include The Black Keys, Switchfoot, Hayes Carll, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Ryan Bingham and the Dylans (both Jakob and Bob).

Their inimitable sound has been described as Americana-folk-country music, and yet, it is still developing and changing. Mason spearheads the songwriting, but the relationship and inspiration of every member of the band is evident in the results. While individual players alternate taking the spotlight in certain songs, the performance as a whole would not be what it is without the dedicated collaboration that unites the foursome.

Unfolding, which debuted July 12, 2011, was produced and mixed by Jeffery Armstreet at Red Tree Recording Studio in Magnolia, Texas. The album also features the instrumental prowess of Scott Davis who also produces albums when not on tour playing lead for Hayes Carll. The record was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Gavin Lurssen.
Venue Information:
John T. Floore Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes, TX, 78023