Monday, April 13, 2009

Austin's Arc Angels To Bring Texas Blues Rock To NYC In May

In a prelude to their opening dates on Eric Clapton's spring UK Tour, reunited Austin blues rockers Arc Angels will be performing a special show at Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York City on May 8th. The eagerly anticipated reunion features original band members Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall II and Chris Layton performing together again. After more than a decade apart, the band has entered the studio to record new music, and besides opening for Clapton will be releasing a live CD/DVD with a US summer tour to follow.

Almost an institution on the Austin music scene, adoring fans have always considered the Arc Angels to be the stuff of legends – great musical talents working together through a time of crisis to create a tremendous band with a tremendous story. Founded at the Austin Rehearsal Center (ARC), whose initials gave them their name, four amazing artists united after the death of their friend and fellow musician Stevie Ray Vaughan. The band was intended to be a musical outlet and inspiration – and while it was exactly that, it also became something much bigger.

The band’s 1992 debut album release, Arc Angels, on Geffen Records met with much critical acclaim and managed to break onto the Billboard Top 200 chart. The sound was unique - raw and intense rock and roll steeped in the roots of Texas blues, but still radio-friendly and widely appealing. The group toured heavily over the next three years and did two much-discussed appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” But at the peak of that success, the band abruptly fell apart in 1994, concluding their run with a series of farewell concerts at Austin's Backyard outdoor venue.


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