By Jordyn Smith
On January 27, Hurricane Harry’s will welcome Green River Ordinance with guests Sean McConnell and Grady Spencer. Green River Ordinance will be having their official release party for their brand new album “Fifteen.”
To nail Green River Ordinance down to one genre would be ridiculous. The band has dipped into the rock, singer/songwriter, and country genres flawlessly. With each new album or EP released, the band just seems to be getting better and better.
Hailing from Fort Worth, they began touring in the early 2000s. Green River Ordinance began opening shows for bands like Flickerstick, Collective Soul, Eisley, and Mutemath. They started off small, independently releasing a full-length album in 2005 called “The Beauty of Letting Go” and an EP “Way Back Home” in 2007. Green River Ordinance toured consistently, beginning to build their fan base across Texas and the U.S.
2009 and 2010 saw huge breakthroughs for the band. The singles “Come On” and “Rise Up” both became Top 40 hits, some playing on television shows from “The Young and the Restless,” to “So You Think You Can Dance” to “The Hills.” “Rise Up” landed itself on the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack in 2010. The band reaped the rewards of the success of the two singles and was featured alongside Mariah Carey, Rascal Flatts, Train, and others. Including their success with singles and national tours, Green River Ordinance also had two popular music videos for the singles on MTV and VH1.
In 2011, Green River Ordinance left their label EMI and went independent. The band took a different approach to funding their next full-length album, turning to Kickstarter to raise the cash. While they began work on their third studio album “Under Fire” they continued to tour and even put out two addition EP’s “Songs We Like From Before We Were Born” and “Waterhope” during this time.
They released “Under Fire” in February of 2012. The record included the Texas Country hits “Dancing Shoes” and “Heart of Me.” This brought Green River Ordinance into a whole other light, they could now really reach out to Texas Country fans. The album resonated well with fans. It took on a special meaning to the fans because they had contributed to it, if it were not for their funds, the album may not have been produced. This sentiment stuck and has remained with fans since. In conjunction with the release of “Under Fire,” Green River Ordinance set out on their first national headlining tour: “Under Fire – The North American Tour” with Graham Colton as the opener.
Green River Ordinance’s new album “Fifteen,” was released on January 22, 2016. The 11 track record has a great Texas Country feel to it. It leads off with “Keep Your Cool,” a reminder to everyone to take a step back and not let your pride get in the way. The album rolls on with “Red Fire Night,” an up-tempo track that will make you want to get up and two step. They can crank up the rock or slow it down, but undoubtedly Green River Ordinance has once again proved why they have been so successful.
Make sure you get out early to the show! Doors open at 8 p.m. with Grady Spencer taking the stage at 8:30, Sean McConnell at 9:15, and Green River Ordinance at 10:30 p.m.
You can purchase tickets in advance at Cavenders Boot City, Aggieland Outfitters (University Drive Location), Southern Jewlz Boutique or online at harrys.bcsclubs.com/events. For only $10 or for $15 you can get a signed copy of the brand new album “Fifteen” the night of the show! (CD Offer Valid On-line only).