"The Lost Causes Tour" feat. Courage My Love With Special Guests
KorovaNovember 23, 2014 6:00 PM
107 East Martin Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
With a band name like Courage My Love, one might assume that the group creates teen-friendly emo pop, and one would be right. The Ontario trio was formed by teenage twin sisters Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn and fellow high schooler David Blake-Dickson in 2010. Though the band had barely been together a year, by 2011 it had drawn in a devoted fan base and won over critics, impressed with a hardcore-leaning pop punk band not only fronted by a guitar-playing female, but also with a female on drums. With a Juno award-winning producer signed on to produce the group's debut EP, Courage My Love will likely only continue to grow in popularity throughout Canada.
Recognizable for his long white hair, a long white beard, aviator sunglasses and signature large straw cowboy hat, Leon Russell is singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Lawton, OK. Despite his rock and roll appearance, Russell creates tasteful piano rock, in the same vein as Billy Joel or Elton John. Initially getting his start in the 1960s as a studio pianist working with an impressive list of musicians and producers including Phil Spector, The Beach Boys and The Byrds, he managed to evolve as a respectable solo musician in the 1970s by making catchy, instrumentally-adept, country-tinged music. While his notoriety has undoubtedly ebbed since his 1970 self-titled debut album, Russell is still releasing music and playing shows to audiences who aren't keen on the idea of forgetting the musician's time-tested talent.
During the outlaw-country movement in the '70s few artists were as respected as Willie Nelson. His renegade aura as well as his reputation as somewhat of a drifter helped bolster his notoriety and cement his place in country music. Though many of his peers in the '70s have faded into pop culture oblivion, Nelson has managed to stay relevant - constantly reinventing himself and his sound with dabbles into various forms of music including reggae, blues, jazz and lounge.