on Around This Town
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
4:30 pm (edt)
Austin, TX group Loves IT! will stop by WTJU this Tuesday, July 16, for a visit to Around This Town. Having recently performed at the inaugural Red Wing Roots Music Festival, they will be performing Tuesday night at The Garden in Charlottesville.
Loves It! was born in the vibrant honky tonkin’ community of Austin, TX in 2010. Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott (Shotgun Party), each veterans of the road, left their other bands to hit the ground running as a duo. Their homemade melodies and rhythms are inspired by folk, country, gospel and early punk. Loves It plays with a veneration for tradition and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite sounds. In their first year, they played 197 shows, 8 countries, had a terrible car wreck with an 18 wheeler, learned fiddle, made experimental recordings in Berlin with Boris Hauf, and experienced too many adventures to be told here. Kinky Friedman calls their debut album Yay “an American original, another step on the road to the stars.” Currently touring with them on upright is Kurt "el Kurtido" Johnson,