A Power house from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement in the modern blues scene. Lead guitarist and vocalist, Ally Venable, started singing at an early age in church and at 12, picking up a guitar and finding her passion, established herself as a Texas Blues Guitar Slinger. Guitar Player Magazine stated that ” Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos.”
She has received many awards including the East Texas Music Award in 2014 and 2015 for “Female Guitarist of the Year” , three time winner of the “Blues Band of the Year,â€ “Album of the Year,â€ and â€œEntertainer of the Year,â€ in 2018
2nd Place – Dallas International Guitar Show 10 Under 20 Contest 2015
Allyâ€™s 2018 release â€˜Puppet Showâ€™ debuted at #7 on the Billboard Blues Charts, featuring Gary Hoey & Lance Lopez.
Each of Ally’s band mates are versatile on multiple instruments. Drummer, Elijah Owings brings a steady, and dynamic sound. Bassist, Braeden Stubbs & Keyboardist, Fernando De Los Santos bring a classic and energetic style when performing with Ally. They are the backbone of the band’s Rockin’ Blues sound, and they continue to represent the future of the blues.
Record Label: Ruf Records
Graveltooth hails from Hudson Bend, TX. Their sound takes an old school, down and dirty approach to rock and roll, with heartfelt lyrics and soulful grooves that often venture into psychedelic terrain. Experienced live, the band has a knack of conjuring that rebellious spirit in all of us, transporting the listener back to a long-lost era. It’s only rock-n-roll, but GravelTooth reminds us why we like it.
With their debut full-length album Canâ€™t Slow Down, Graveltooth has managed to capture lightning in a bottle as they balanced their talent as songwriters alongside the instrumental prowess and free-wheeling delivery that has made them such an explosive live act. Chris â€œFrenchieâ€ Smith, the Grammy-nominated Austin-based producer known for his work with acts like Built to Spill, The Toadies, Jet, Meat Puppets and a slew of local favorites, was the perfect pick to help Graveltooth harness their energy in the studio. The result is a powerhouse rock & roll album with a unique ebb and flow and a sort of humanity that ties all the songs together.