Joshua Ray Walker and Vandoliers make their mark at The Shed inside the Smokin’ Monkey Lounge!
Joshua Ray Walker:
ON HIS NEW ALBUM SEE YOU NEXT TIME, TEXAS-BRED SINGER/SONGWRITER JOSHUA RAY WALKER SHARES AN IMAGINED YET TRUTHFUL PORTRAIT OF A BROKEDOWN HONKY-TONK AND THE MISFITS WHO CALL IT HOME: BARFLIES AND WANNABE COWBOYS, BLEARY-EYED DREAMERS AND HOPELESSLY LOST SOULS. HIS THIRD FULL-LENGTH IN THREE YEARS, THE ALBUM MARKS THE FINAL INSTALLMENT IN A TRILOGY THAT ORIGINATED WITH WALKER’S GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED 2019 DEBUT WISH YOU WERE HERE AND ITS EQUALLY LAUDED FOLLOW-UP GLAD YOU MADE IT (THE #5 ENTRY ON ROLLING STONE’S BEST COUNTRY AND AMERICANA ALBUMS OF 2020 LIST).
“THE WHOLE IDEA WITH THE TRILOGY WAS TO USE THE HONKY-TONK AS A SETTING WHERE ALL THESE DIFFERENT CHARACTERS COULD INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER,” SAYS WALKER, WHO DREW IMMENSE INSPIRATION FROM THE LOCAL DIVE BARS HE FIRST STARTED SNEAKING INTO AND GIGGING AT AS A TEENAGER GROWING UP IN EAST DALLAS. “IN MY MIND, THIS ALBUM’S TAKING PLACE ON THE NIGHT BEFORE THE BAR CLOSES FOREVER—THE SONGS ARE JUST ME TAKING SNAPSHOTS OF THAT WORLD, AND ALL THE MOMENTS THAT HAPPEN IN IT.”
Vandoliers are a uniquely Texas band, distilling the Lone Star State’s vast and diverse musical identity into a raucous, breakneck vibe that’s all their own. After spending much of the last three years furiously writing and recording music, this Dallas-Fort Worth six-piece is back with The Vandoliers, a new album that proves these rowdy, rollicking country punks are tighter, more cohesive and more sonically compelling than ever.
Gates open at 6:30pm. Support Artist takes the stage at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the gate the day of show for $5 more than online tickets(+tax and service fee) pending the show is not sold out. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All ticket purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available.