GREG VANDERPOOL SONGS/MUSIC | NEW ALBUM PILOT NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL LP/DIGITAL/CD

 

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS:
2017 AUG 1 TUE
Austin, TX
solo 8pm w/ Mike Nicolai, Marcus Striplin (Pleasant Grove, Margaret Chavez)

 

 



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Management/Publicity: greg (at) gregvanderpool (dot com) | Booking: Laura Thomas, Combo Plate Booking

Texas-native Greg Vanderpool spent over a decade with his bands Monahans and Milton Mapes, steadily riding the line between indie rock and Americana. His songs explore the spaces between stark, hazy drones, Sunday hymns and intensely rhythmic pop anthems. Austin’s NPR affiliate KUTX has described the music as possessing “the skeletal darkness of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska and Brian Eno’s ambient beauty”.

That journey includes a collaboration with Sinead O’Connor, multiple tours supporting Cowboy Junkies and Magnolia Electric Co. (not to mention sharing bills with Willie Nelson, Damien Jurado, Alejandro Escovedo...), and Vanderpool’s “The Only Sound That Matters” being covered by Robert Plant on his 2010 album.

Now with his second solo release, Pilot, Vanderpool faces uncertainty and mortality head on with raw, reverb-drenched folk, searching the horizon for greater perspective in turbulent times. The songs are simultaneously personal and universal, from the dirt beneath our feet in “Burying Ground” into the depths of space where Blind Willie Johnson’s spirit drifts aboard the Voyager satellite with “Nowhere To Land”. The urgency of these 21st century blues is, perhaps, best expressed in the refrain of “To Violet” which candidly asks “Has the whole world lost its mind?”

 

 

PREVIOUS SHOWS:


2017 JUN 22 THU
Austin, TX
Barracuda
w/ David Bazan
2017 JUN 17 SAT
Austin, TX
Cactus Cafe
w/ The Wheelwrights
2017 JUN 13 TUE
Austin, TX
Continental Club Gallery
w/ Michael Fracasso, Nathan Hamilton
2017 MAY 9 TUE
Austin, TX
Hotel Vegas
w/ James Stevens
2017 APR 21 FRI
Austin, TX
Stubb's
w/ Smooth Hound Smith
2017 APR 20 THU
Denton, TX
Thin Line Fest
2017 APR 13 THU
Austin, TX
Waterloo Records
w/ Will Johnson
2017 APR 9 SUN
Fayetteville, AR
George's Majestic Lounge
w/ The Jayhawks
2017 APR 8 SAT
Dallas, TX
Twilite Lounge
w/ Daniel Markham
2017 APR 7 FRI
Austin, TX
Continental Club Gallery
w/ Daniel Markham
2017 MAR 29 WED
Houston, TX
White Oak Music Hall
w/ Israel Nash
2017 MAR 15 WED
Austin, TX
SXSW Guero's
Combo Plate Booking (w/ James Stevens, Curtis McMurtry, Betty Soo...)
2017 MAR 15 WED
Austin, TX
SXSW Hole-In-The-Wall
Chicken Ranch Records (w/ James Stevens, William Matheny...)
2017 FEB 18 SAT
Austin, TX
Microsessions at Music Lab
w/ The Wheelwrights, Tom Meny, Lydia Palazzolo 
2016 JUN 13 MON
Austin, TX
KOOP Radio
w/ Aimee Bobruk, Patrice Pike
2016 JUN 8 WED
Austin, TX
Cactus Cafe
w/ Anna Tivel, Nathan Hamilton
2016 MAY 1 SUN
Austin, TX
Iron Cactus North
Soul Of A Musician Series
2016 APRIL 24 SUN
Austin, TX
St. David's Bethel Hall
Austin Artist Series
2016 APRIL 17 SUN
Austin, TX
St. David's Bethel Hall
Austin Artist Series
2016 APRIL 10 SUN
Austin, TX
St. David's Bethel Hall
Austin Artist Series
2016 APRIL 3 SUN
Austin, TX
St. David's Bethel Hall
Austin Artist Series
2015 DEC 8 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 NOV 10 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 SEP 22 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 SEP 15 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 SEP 8 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 SEP 1 TUE
Austin, TX
Hole In The Wall
(residency)
2015 APR 10 FRI
Austin, TX
Mohawk
w/ Sarah Jaffe
2015 FEB 7 SAT
Austin, TX
Frank
w/ Moonlight Towers
2015 JAN 25 SUN
Austin, TX
Continental Club Gallery
w/ Jon Dee Graham
2014 OCT 17 FRI
Austin, TX
Red 7
w/ Israel Nash, Salesman
2014 OCT 8 WED
Fort Worth, TX
Magnolia Motor Lounge
w/ Ha Ha Tonka, Cyrus James
2014 SEP 27 SAT
Dallas, TX
Index Festival
(Daniel Markham, The Cush, White Denim, Lord Huron, Mother Falcon, Dawes...)
2014 SEP 23 TUE
Austin, TX
Mohawk
w/ Girl Pilot,
Saint Clair, Adam Torres
2014 APR 22 TUE
Austin, TX
Red 7
w/ Damien Jurado,
David Wingo (of Ola Podrida)
2014 MAR 14 FRI
Austin, TX
SXSW - Lamberts
Misra Showcase
w/ R. Ring, Torres,
Motel Beds, Connections

 

 

 

 




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