Old 97’s / Those Darlins @ House of Blues

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Old 97's, Those Darlin's & Buxton @ House Of Blues

Welp, I had myself a nice little Saturday. I woke up at 4.30 A.M. in a Los Angeles hotel still buzzed from seeing my favorite musician (Trey Anastasio) at the Music Box, somehow made my flight (winning!), and arrived in Houston just in time to clean up before heading to see my favorite country musician (Hayes Carll) play an instore at Cactus. A couple of hours and a few rounds later, I headed to the House of Blues to see my favorite local band (Buxton) open for my favorite alt-country band (Old 97’s) with most of my favorite people at a venue with my favorite sound in Houston. Twas a weekend of favorites, and every single one was even better than I’d hoped… a goddamn Bacon-y miracle if I ever saw one. Eggs already covered the Buxton portion of the evening, so read on for a recap of the rest of the night at HoB – including some beautiful shots he took of Those Darlins and the Old 97s.

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Buxton’s Coming Of Age Party @ House Of Blues

3:44 pm by

Old 97's, Those Darlin's & Buxton @ House Of Blues

Buxton. A band that we’ve religiously followed since their early days; back when all the members still lived in their hometown of La Porte, TX; back when they could barely find their sound on an outdoor stage; back when there were only four of them. Over the past three years, while slowly becoming good friends with the young group of guys, we have seen them transform into something completely different than what was first witnessed back in 2008. Now, here’s a new, revised Buxton – six members strong and moving up in this world with a vigor. With an already established steady fanbase throughout East Texas, and an arsenal of top-notch songs in their cannon, they are ready for the big time. They’ve just recently signed to regional indie major New West Records, and are set to release their latest album sometime this summer. In the next week, they’ll be setting off to Austin to blow some some fine folks minds with their first official SXSW showcase and a slew of spots at certain major day parties, so it was only proper that they have one last major send-off gig to warm them up – opening for newly established label mates and Dallas natives, The Old 97’s.

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