When: Sat., April 8, 5 p.m. 2017
Stevie Tombstone’s music sounds like he sold his soul to the devil for a bottle of whiskey and he’s just riding out his last days singing sad country songs on his acoustic guitar ‘til hell takes him home. It’s great, and to be honest, a little bit unexpected considering how many country and Americana folk artists we come across living in South Texas. Matching vintage blues with country twang, the Georgia-born artist has been an active performer since immersing himself in the 1980s underground rock scene in Atlanta before pursuing the dusty acoustic path he’s currently walking. Ranging from alt-country rock to gritty southern gothic folk music, Tombstone isn’t exactly trying to mask his gloomy lyrics with upbeat happy guitar riffs (a common attribute to his traditional country counterparts). It’s raw and unashamedly depressing, yet catchy enough to keep listening to. And even if you start crying thinking about all the mistakes you’ve made with your life, you’ll probably still be tapping your foot to beat.