Sat, Feb 05


The Porch

Strahan & The Good Neighbors

To put it simply, we are an American Band or if you're into the whole sub-genre thing, then call it American Old School.

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Strahan & The Good Neighbors

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Feb 05, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM CST

The Porch, 129 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

About the event

To put it simply, we are an American Band or if you're into the whole sub-genre thing, then call it American Old School. It's funky but it isn't funk; there's country, soul, and blues in there, but it isn't any of these; it's American, but it's not Americana. Like my favorite bands from the 60s and 70s, we're steeped in old school American music, but we've evolved into something all it's own.

Moving south from Illinois for warmer weather and a barroom education of country picking was, according to Doug, among a plethora of bad choices, one of the best decisions he's made in his adult life. After 13 years of playing lead guitar in various bands, as well as recording and co-­leading Austin's strangest boogie-doom­-beast, Chili Cold Blood and cosmic country purveyors of funky ­tonk, The Moonhangers, Doug released his debut solo album entitled Coal Black Dreams, Late Night Schemes in 2014. As much a stew pot of roots music as Chili Cold Blood and The Moonhangers' previous albums, the solo record eases on in the direction of Blue-­Eyed Soul but finds home on the bar stool of the Dew Drop Inn, The Horse Shoe Lounge, your neighborhood watering hole. It was a different direction for Strahan, much to do with his time playing and writing with The Memphis Strange, but the Gary Stewart­-esque vibrato remains. In 2015, Doug and the Good Neighbors released his sophomore, self-titled album, Strahan & The Good Neighbors. It's country funk at it's finest, with touches of Little Feat, JJ Cale, and The Allman Bros. Two years later, Doug released his second studio album with The Good Neighbors, Twilight Drifter, which The Austin Chronicle called "an excellent new platter... representing diverse vocations: Southern boogie, outlaw country, blue-eyed soul, and barroom rock with thoughtful, left-field lyricism. RIYL Charlie Rich, Gary Stewart, and Lukas Nelson." Doug's latest LP with The Good Neighbors, Sadie, was recorded in summer 2019 with plans to tour the NE and Midwest that were dashed by the global pandemic. Sadie was released "socially distanced" online in May 2020. Doug also performs around Austin with doomboogie trio Chili Cold Blood and their funkytonk alter-ego The Moonhangers, and The Memphis Strange.

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