Grammy nominee, Randy McAllister, brings his original Texas-style Americana blues music to The Matthews Opera House stage at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Mar. 27.
AT THE DOOR: $25 Adults, $15 Youth & BHSU students
Randy McAllister is one of the premier singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalists to emerge from Texas. Heartbreak, humor, high hair, and tall Texas tales all play a part in the songwriting of Randy McAllister. His music has been hailed as some of the most original and innovative being made today. He weaves material in the singer/songwriter tradition, with nods to a variety of styles. Randy melds genres such as gospel, blues, country, Tex-Mex, rock, and zydeco together and comes away with something that is uniquely him
“…a master of Americana…”
McAllister will be playing some old favorites and recent releases from his extensive library. With over ten albums released, he is back from the recording studio and ready to bring his energetic music to Spearfish with his all-star band. Also appearing on stage this evening are Maya Van Nuys on fiddle, Matt Higgins on bass, and Rob Dewan on guitar.
Raised in the small town of Novice, TX, McAllister is a fifth-generation Texan, whose father was both a fireman and musician. The elder McAllister was a drummer in a band called “The Flames.” At a very young age Randy took up in his father’s drummer footsteps. The drums were just the beginning for him, as he began to develop as a singer and songwriter.
In performance, his songs combine an uncontainable energy and intensity with lyrics that dig into the tough topics. From urban violence and homelessness, to more common concerns like love and dating, McAllister’s songwriting is particularly skillful.
Randy performs across the US, Canada, and Europe. His strong, soulful voice, amazing harp, and drums have earned glowing reviews everywhere he goes. According to RootsTime.com, “When listening to him you are listening to the best America has to offer. This man is a Master of Americana.”
“When I get Back Home”
“Bullets for Breakfast”
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