The Big Gun Show is a professional and seasoned Rock n Roll Americana band that sounds like what would happen if Keith Richards and Ray Wylie Hubbard collided. They consistently play sets up to 3 hours (either acoustic or electric) and will mold the performance as needed. They have a monthly residency at The Little Longhorn Saloon and play venues such as The Saxon Pub, Continental Club, etc. and have been around since 2010. The most common comment after their shows is: “You guys were so much fun!”
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 40 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
What would happen if Keith Richards and Ray Wylie Hubbard morphed into the same person? You would get a sloppy, raw and energy filled show. If desired there would be hilarious stage banter and stories. This is The Big Gun Show.
Imagine a song swap in the basement of Villa Nellcôte among outlaws such as Haggard & Waylon, sided by modern day honky tonker Charlie Robison. Also in the circle are members of Jet, Lucero and The Eagles. Graham Parsons demonstrates country stylings to Keith, while Mick Taylor rambles on slide. Ray Wylie Hubbard is in the corner making Jagger and Freddie King laugh while they wail in unison like old, drunken friends. That should give you an idea of the influence, as well as the broad listener appeal found in Austin based THE BIG GUN SHOW.
It’s not uncommon to have lied, lusted or done something wrong in your life - Everyone has been disappointed and most have had their confidence ruined. These are the life experience topics of that consumed songwriter, Gunter Woodson, as he wrote the 5-song concept EP titled THE DOOR.
Gunter met Yates Hagan in 2010 when Yates was playing drums with alt-rock Phoenix Down and Gunter was leading the acoustic songwriting duo, Long Woodson. Over many boozy evenings while taking in the Austin music scene, they talked of each wanting a more upbeat and rocking stage show with music influenced by what Gunter calls the Stones “Golden Era.” He defines it as the period from 69 to 73 when Mick Taylor was playing slide and Parsons was exuding his sway on Keith. In short, it was inevitable that THE BIG GUN SHOW would begin.
The EP was recorded and produced by AJ Vallejo (Austin producer of the year 2014 and 2015) in his studio. Gunter and Yates joined forces with him to massage the songs into what is now their current form. The final product brims with music gems that concern emotions and encounters that both members discovered along their life’s journeys. “Swagger” exudes someone getting their confidence back and “Chablis and Weed” talks to a guy desiring a woman who has other priorities than him. The idea of doing something forbidden came to life with “Behind the Barn” after reading Stones sax player’s, Bobby Keys, autobiography. “Bitch” conveys disappointment and “Begin to Begin” engages the true struggle of honesty.
Taking in and re-familiarizing oneself with these feeling and life experiences demonstrates the truth in what THE BIG GUN SHOW is saying. And listeners shouldn’t be surprised if they find themselves drawn back to open THE DOOR again and again and again.
Additional Booking Notes
We do not have a sound system but can provide professional grade sound/lighting via a top notch sound company.
Be the One
Begin to Begin
Behind the Barn
Born to Lose
Chablis and Weed
Eye on You
Got What You Wanted
Horny As Me
More the War
Rough Ole Dawg
Sick and Tired
When I'm Gone
Let It Shine
Honky Tonk Woman
Far Away Eyes
Good Hearted Woman
Honky Tonk Woman
Me and Paul
She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs
There Stands the Glass
Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother
Who Were You Thinking Of
Why You Been Gone So Long
I Think I'll Just Sit Here and Drink
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
Fight for your Right
Call me the breeze
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
Here’s a Quarter
Influences & Inspiration
Keith Richards, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Old 97s, Charlie Robison, Willie Nelson
Sound system with monitors, mains and a PA with a minimum of 10 channels
San Marcos, TX
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