GREG VANDERPOOL SONGS/MUSIC | SUB RATON VINYL LP/DIGITAL AVAILABLE NOW

 

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS:
2022 MAY 6 FRI
Austin, TX
Sam's Town Point
Full band, 8-10pm w/ Little Mazarn

 

 



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Management/Publicity: greg (at) gregvanderpool (dot com) | Booking: Laura Thomas, Combo Plate Booking

 

Texas-based singer/songwriter Greg Vanderpool has worked the last 20+ years, steadily releasing albums (eponymously and with Milton Mapes, Monahans) that explore the subtle nuance within stark/hazy drones, Sunday hymns, and intensely rhythmic pop anthems.  

His latest, Sub Raton (2020), goes all in with quiet, warm, country heartbreak. It's a tribute to choice albums by Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young (think Harvest Moon), and Cowboy Junkies. As with much of his catalog, these songs find their spiritual roots in the familiar arms of the American Southwest. But this time, the occasional crack of thunder gives way to a gentler roll, like a dry whisper, from beginning to end. Sub Raton was created with the help of producers Britton Beisenherz and Roberto Sanchez, Jim Fredley, Phil McJunkins, and Jon-Michael Rogers.

This album is the first release since 2017's Pilot, where uncertainty and mortality met head-on in raw, reverb-drenched, 21st-century blues, searching the horizon for hope in turbulent times ahead. The urgency is best expressed in the refrain of “To Violet” which candidly asks “Has the whole world lost its mind?”.

Vanderpool's journey also includes shows and tours with musical heroes Willie Nelson, Magnolia Electric Co., The Jayhawks, Cowboy Junkies, and Alejandro Escovedo (to namedrop a few); recording collaborations with Sinead O’Connor and Adrian Quesada (Black Pumas), respectively; and even a song covered by Robert Plant in 2010. Austin NPR affiliate KUTX described the music as possessing “the skeletal darkness of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska and Brian Eno’s ambient beauty”.

PREVIOUS SHOWS:


2022 MAR 20 SUN
Austin, TX
Little Sky Ranch
SXSW Day Party
2021 SEP 18 FRI
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
full band w/ Alex Dupree, Dom Fisher
2020 NOV 7 SAT
Austin, TX
Lazybrook Lounge (house show)
w/ Alex Dupree
2020 OCT 18 SUN
Austin, TX
Little Sky Ranch (house show)
w/ Margaret Chavez
2020 FEB 8 SAT
Austin, TX
The Far Out
w/ Doug Burr
2019 APR 6 SAT
Austin, TX
Cactus Cafe
w/ The Sanco Loop
2018 AUG 15 WED
Austin, TX
The Townsend
w/ Marcus Striplin
2018 JUL 5 TUE
Austin, TX
House Show
w/ The Whiskey Priest
2017 AUG 1 TUE
Austin, TX
The Townsend
w/ Mike Nicolai, Margaret Chavez
2017 JUN 22 THU
Austin, TX
Barracuda
w/ David Bazan
2017 JUN 17 SAT
Austin, TX
Cactus Cafe
w/ The Wheelwrights
2017 JUN 13 TUE
Austin, TX
Continental Club Gallery
w/ Michael Fracasso, Nathan Hamilton
2017 MAY 9 TUE
Austin, TX
Hotel Vegas
w/ James Stevens
2017 APR 21 FRI
Austin, TX
Stubb's
w/ Smooth Hound Smith
2017 APR 20 THU
Denton, TX
Thin Line Fest
2017 APR 13 THU
Austin, TX
Waterloo Records
w/ Will Johnson
2017 APR 9 SUN
Fayetteville, AR
George's Majestic Lounge
w/ The Jayhawks
2017 APR 8 SAT
Dallas, TX
Twilite Lounge
w/ Daniel Markham
2017 APR 7 FRI
Austin, TX
Continental Club Gallery
w/ Daniel Markham
2017 MAR 29 WED
Houston, TX
White Oak Music Hall
w/ Israel Nash
2017 MAR 15 WED
Austin, TX
SXSW Guero's
Combo Plate Booking (w/ James Stevens, Curtis McMurtry, Betty Soo...)
2017 MAR 15 WED
Austin, TX
SXSW Hole In The Wall
Chicken Ranch Records (w/ James Stevens, William Matheny...)
2017 FEB 18 SAT
Austin, TX
Microsessions at Music Lab
w/ The Wheelwrights, Tom Meny, Lydia Palazzolo 
2016 JUN 13 MON
Austin, TX
KOOP Radio
w/ Aimee Bobruk, Patrice Pike
2016 JUN 8 WED
Austin, TX
Cactus Cafe
w/ Anna Tivel, Nathan Hamilton
2016 MAY 1 SUN
Austin, TX
Iron Cactus North
Soul Of A Musician Series
2016 APRIL 24 SUN
Austin, TX
St. David's Bethel Hall
Austin Artist Series
2016 APRIL 17 SUN
Austin, TX
St. David's Bethel Hall
Austin Artist Series
2016 APRIL 10 SUN
Austin, TX
St. David's Bethel Hall
Austin Artist Series
2016 APRIL 3 SUN
Austin, TX
St. David's Bethel Hall
Austin Artist Series
2015 DEC 8 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 NOV 10 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 SEP 22 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 SEP 15 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 SEP 8 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 SEP 1 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 APR 10 FRI
Austin, TX
Mohawk
w/ Sarah Jaffe
2015 FEB 7 SAT
Austin, TX
Frank
w/ Moonlight Towers
2015 JAN 25 SUN
Austin, TX
Continental Club Gallery
w/ Jon Dee Graham
2014 OCT 17 FRI
Austin, TX
Red 7
w/ Israel Nash, Salesman
2014 OCT 8 WED
Fort Worth, TX
Magnolia Motor Lounge
w/ Ha Ha Tonka, Cyrus James
2014 SEP 27 SAT
Dallas, TX
Index Festival
(Daniel Markham, The Cush, White Denim, Lord Huron, Mother Falcon, Dawes...)
2014 SEP 23 TUE
Austin, TX
Mohawk
w/ Girl Pilot,
Saint Clair, Adam Torres
2014 APR 22 TUE
Austin, TX
Red 7
w/ Damien Jurado,
David Wingo (of Ola Podrida)
2014 MAR 14 FRI
Austin, TX
SXSW - Lamberts
Misra Showcase
w/ R. Ring, Torres,
Motel Beds, Connections

 

 

 

 




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