E20: Read Southall

Quayde’s chillin’ at the Clarion Hotel in Lubbock with Read Southall and his bandmates. Read made his mark in his home state of Oklahoma with sell-out crowds, and is now taking off in the Texas scene. He’s gone from the quintessential sad songs (go listen to Six String Sorrow before he takes it off the web), to getting more into the southern rock genre as the band continues to grow their sound. They’ve been pounding the pavement, and let us in on a crazy road story from the Wild West, aka San Angelo. Also, if you see a trailer on the side of I-49 in Fayetteville, it’s the Read Southall Band’s. They may or may not go get it, stay tuned.

E19: Shea Abshier

Quayde sat around a patio table with Shea Abshier & The Nighthowlers at The Blue Light Live the night they opened for the one and only Red Shahan. This tale is told in two parts – one before their set, and one afterwards. Shea’s got an album out now, Potluck, that they recorded at Melody Mountain Studios. This crew has some interesting Shooter Jennings connections, including Shea’s grandma being the sheriff in Baylor County (Busted in Baylor County) when Shooter infamously came through down there. We talk Stephenville with these natives, and the talent currently pumping out of the area. And because we knew you were curious…we finally get to hear the story behind the band’s name, the Nighthowlers, and its Disney roots.