It’ll be a special night on Saturday, March 9, in Downtown Bryan as Joey McGee celebrates the release of his new album, “El Camino Real,” at the Grand Stafford Theater.
McGee, a native of New Orleans, draws from his experiences of living all across the United States. Even his time in San Antonio and his current home of Bryan has impacted his sound. From the jazz-centered city in Louisiana to his time living and working in Pittsburgh, McGee mixes several genres together — including soul, country, the blues and rock — all within the Americana-fueled sound.
These communities and their musical inspirations have influenced McGee’s newest album, “El Camino Real.” McGee’s website states that the album is a direct representation of himself.
“It taps into the rootedness of who I am — a Southern, Creole-Cajun musician working through my hang-ups and trying to make the world a better place along the way. These songs are a good reflection of where I am in life. They feel like rich, warm, black earth in your hands.”
Joining McGee in the celebration is Andrea Young, the Wicked River Band and Grifter and Shills. Andrea Young is a singer-songwriter from Bryan. Her performances consist of various genres, including smooth jazz and blues, classic pop and rock, and even folk.
The Wicked River Band is a College Station-based group inspired by the likes of Kings of Leon and Led Zeppelin. The instruments are reminiscent of classic rock, while the vocals definitely reflect that of modern rock bands.
Grifters & Shills will also take the stage Saturday evening. This Texas-based band consists of two people and a dozen instruments that created a unique sound full of raw, authentic nature. Mixing rock and heavy metal with an East Texas flare, Grifters & Shills delivers an unforgettable performance.
It’s sure to be a great evening of music and celebration, so get your tickets now! Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2UgiWvo.