If you’re looking for a night of true Americana rock infused music, look no further than the latest Grand Stafford event. On March 24, Keeton Coffman will be opening for Micky and the Motorcars at the Downtown Bryan theater.
Keeton Coffman, born and raised in Bryan, is reviving heartland rock and roll with his new music. A songwriter first and foremost, Coffman wants his music to transport his audience and provide them with an escape, if only for an hour or two. His latest album, “Killer Eyes,” was released in September of 2016 and creates an image of an open country road, the carefree southern nostalgia of Coffman’s childhood and youth that he works to recreate.
Coffman’s sound is the perfect prelude to Micky and the Motorcars, an alternative Texas country band. The band consists of brothers Micky Braun (vocals, acoustic guitar), Gary Braun (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica), Mark McCoy (bass), Kris Farrow (guitars, saxophone), and Shane Vannerson (drums, percussion).
Micky and the Motorcars have been performing for over eight years and have released five studio albums, three of which were self-released, while the remaining albums were released under the Smith Music Group label.
Micky and the Motorcars have described their sound as “a little rough around the edges” but that’s exactly why they have such a strong following. Having faced a myriad of trials and tribulations both as individuals and a collective music group, their sound echoes what it means to have loved and lost in this world. Micky and the Motorcars still write over 90 percent of their songs, producing content that is raw and full of integrity in a way unique to Texas country. Like Coffman, the universal, honest sound of Micky and the Motorcars reaches out and connects to every listener.
Doors to the show open at 7pm, and the music starts at 8. Tickets can be bought online for $10 or at the door for $12.