Pike and Sutton

Six Springs Presents

Pike and Sutton

Safety Meeting

Fri May 24

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$12.00 - $20.00

Pike and Sutton - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Pike and Sutton
Patrice Pike and Wayne Sutton are the founders of the seminal jam band Little Sister, also known as Sister 7. Their songs are literary, emotionally riveting and eclectic, drawing from Roots Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Jazz influences. Patrice is an accomplished rhythm guitarist, vocalist and drummer and Wayne’s lead guitar and singing all together creates a big sound as a duo as well as with their full band. They have put together a collection of new songs that have been selling out shows in major markets in the southwestern region and west coast and are working on a new recording project currently in the high desert of Santa Fe with John Thomasson, band director for Little Big Town and who played bass in Little Sister, as well as Robb Kidd of Golden Dawn Arkestra on drums. Pike and Sutton has toured in Sister 7 and on their own including supporting the Allman Brothers, John Fogerty, Sarah McLachlan, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Ray Charles, Chris Isaak and Dave Matthews Band, Johnny Lang, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, among others. They have played Austin City Limits Festival for many years, as well as Kerrville Folk, High Sierra, Strawberry Festival, and also legendary venues in the U.S. and Europe including iconic clubs and theaters and concert sheds including Red Rocks, The Greek Theater, Pine Knob Amphitheater, Fox Theater, Moody Theater and more.



“Pike is one of the finest contemporary rock singers in America”, Billboard Magazine 2000



“You can hear it in her voice. It isn't the over-trained perfection of a vibrato-obsessed diva. When she barks, when she pleads, when she seduces, it is with intent, and you feel what she wants you to feel. Pike is a veteran, having traveled with the famed Austin jam band Sister 7, whose members eventually focused and polished themselves out of the noodling genre and into respectability -- and then of course broke up (shaken by Clive Davis’ unceremonious removal from Arista Records) just as they were hitting their artistic peak. Pike is still up there on the peak, crafting solid rock songs and indie ballads for her own label, ZainWayne Records (founded with former Sister 7 member and longtime collaborator Wayne Sutton), and polishing and pumicing that stressed and gorgeous voice. She's not a grasshopper anymore.” – Jordan Harper, St. Louis Riverfront Times 2004



“She's a rock singer with a soulful heart and one foot in the blues, the other in jazz.” – Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times 2010



“Patrice Pike will light you on fire. With nothing more than her guitar and her musical partner in crime, Wayne Sutton seated to her side, Patrice Pike filled the stage... The lush, full sounds were enthralling. As she performed crowd favorite "Jackknife Girl," it was hard not to think about how truly amazing what one girl and a guitar with one guy with a guitar can do. They filled the space with sounds as full and rich and inviting as any band five times their size.”

Written by Jenny Block for EdgeDallas.com October 22, 2014

Jenny Block’s work has appeared in Cosmopolitan (Germany), USA Today, American Way, BeE, bRILLIANT, the Dallas Morning News, D, Pointe, and Virginia Living, as well as on huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, and ellegirl.com.
Safety Meeting - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Safety Meeting
Safety Meeting formed in 2014 in East Plano, Texas.

Late in 2014, Mark Evans, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar, was hosting an open mic Plano's downtown Arts District at a restaurant called Angela's at the Crosswalk. It occurred every Monday evening. It was at Angela's that Mike Smith, keyboards, showed up played a few songs, planting the seeds for what was to become Safety Meeting.

Mike loves hosting dinner parties where musicians can get together and jam in his home studio. At one such party, Erik Malm and Michael Marchioni came to hang out and see what kind of vibe could be created together. The group felt a natural connection and it was clear that there was great potential.

Enter Kris Cordell, drummer. Kris plays for Bone Doggie and the Hickory Street Hellraisers, a respected band out of Denton, Texas. Kris was invited and agreed to come and jam and the final piece immediately fell into place. Mark's home -- now where the band rehearses every week -- soon became the host ofr a weekly jam that has continue to this day.

After a couple of lame name attempts, the band settled on "Safety Meeting," as it seemed to suit the overall attitude and habits of the band.

"Life is fun. But you still have to be prepared for it," says Mark. "Safety Meeting embodies that philosophy. We have songs about life, with different moods and approaches, that also are upbeat and moving... so I think it works."
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081