Dallas Ugly w/ special guest Andrew Pauls
Run Time: 210 min.
~ Friday July 8, 2022 ~ Doors @ 7:30pm, Showtime 8:00PM ~ $15 Advance/$17 day-of ~
The music of Dallas Ugly shimmers with an iridescent nostalgia on their debut album, Watch Me Learn (produced by Alec Spiegleman). Built on a foundation of mellow interchanges of electric guitar and pedal steel, the rhythm and flow evoke an old-school country version of lofi hip hop radio. But combined with soaring fiddle and heartfelt vocals, it becomes something wholly new – a sound as unique as it is dreamy. Themes of change, loss, and growth, felt alongside the band members’ decade-long friendship, lend themselves naturally to the rolling country music vibes of their melodies and instrumentation. Together, Owen Burton, Eli Broxham, and Libby Weitnauer present a dreamy, last-call rendition of three chords and the truth. If you close your eyes, you can practically feel yourself slow dancing under the lazy orbit of a disco ball at midnight.
Themes of hope, sadness, and striving fill Andrew Pauls’s original songs. Rooted in traditional American folk music, Andrew’s lyrics dance with soulful banjo and guitar playing to create relatable and thought-provoking songs. In Andrew’s music, listeners will hear influences from songwriting veterans John Prine and Bob Dylan as well as contemporary artists such as Mandolin Orange and The Tallest Man on Earth.
Andrew’s first full-length album, released in 2016, describes the the joy and excitement of exploring new places and the difficulty of leaving home behind. Minimal instrumentation and simple production give the record an intimate, stripped-down feel, inviting the listener to pull up a chair and lean in close.