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From Our Freshologists: Austin’s Uncle Lucius on the Patio

There’s nothing like some good music to get a party started. So that’s why we decided to invite Austin’s Uncle Lucius to come perform on our patio tomorrow, to help kick off the first weekend of our Taste of Texas festival.

I first saw Uncle Lucius about a year ago at an intimate little venue, and was immediately blown away. They had the whole room mesmerized with their passion, their musicianship, and their energy.

The current lineup of Uncle Lucius has been together since its second album, Pick Your Head Up, released in 2009. All Texans – lead vocalist Kevin Galloway is from Freeport,  bassist Hal Vorpahl is from Lufkin – they bring a lifetime of growing up around Texas music to their music, and have really created their own sound.

Their music is a little hard to describe – sort of Southern Rock, a little bit of blues and R& B, some country influences mixed in. Think of a big blender of  Waylon, Steve Earle, Old ‘97s, Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd and old-school Allman Brothers, and you still wouldn’t quite get it. This is music you have to hear  – and see- to appreciate.

Uncle Lucius is a big touring band, and performs regularly at Threadgill’s World Headquarters, The Continental Club, and Antone’s in Austin. But just this weekend, you can see them for free on our back patio, from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Come early and get a good seat!