Party on the Plaza with Robert Ellis and The Texas Gentlemen

Party on the Plaza with Robert Ellis and The Texas Gentlemen

Photo by Marco Torres

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2017-10-04 18:00:00
6:00 p.m. October 4
Free

Location Info:

Avenida Houston
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX  77010
Lots of folks seem to be waking up to the Texas Gentlemen lately, the purportedly leaderless collective of hirsute DFW musicians whose revolving lineup can change by the gig, but who exit the stage to mouths-agape audiences almost without fail. Their press materials tend to tout the group into the same category as vintage jack-of-all-trades collectives like The Band, SoCal’s Wrecking Crew of Pet Sounds fame or the Muscle Shoals Swampers, the northern-Alabama badasses since memorialized in song by the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Drive-By Truckers. That is tall cotton indeed but, as recounted in a recent Texas Monthly article, the Gentlemen also backed no less than George Strait at a private party over the summer. Their recent album TX Jelly (New West) offers a more-than-adequate introduction to their advanced-Americana aesthetic even as it suggests they’re saving the really good stuff for the stage.

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