Pike and Sutton, The Roomsounds

Six Springs Presents

Pike and Sutton

The Roomsounds

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.
The Roomsounds - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Roomsounds
There’s a reason legions of young rock fans fall in love with their parents’ records. It’s the same reason so many radio stations still play classic rock: Great music never gets old. And it's what prompted singer and guitarist Ryan Michael to reinvent his sound, leaving behind his teenage past in a Warped Tour band signed to a Warner Bros. subsidiary and relocating from Connecticut to Texas.

“We wanted to immerse ourselves in the South,” explains Michael. “To be around the best blues and country players. It all just seemed so much more authentic than the shit going on around me.”

The entire band embraced those influences — Beatles, Stones, Petty, Big Star, Faces and Oasis to new a few. Along with guitarist/vocalist Sam Janik, bassist/vocalist Red Coker and drummer Dan Malone, The Roomsounds make their own sound, initially from a run down industrial space with no heating, cooling or plumbing. They’re now living in a proper house in East Dallas, but not much else has changed. There’s always someone over– beautiful women, musicians and what the band calls ‘permanent guests,” all decked out with long hair and bell-bottoms. They’ve created their own Exile in Dallas and the music shows it.

The Dallas Observer thought the band’s 2012 self-titled debut album was “consistent with their Keith Richards and Tom Petty worship, an unpretentious album of purist rock ‘n’ roll riffs.” Rodney Hall, owner of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, heard the band through a friend and dug their sound so much he invited the band to FAME Studios to record their sophomore album, "Elm St."

“It really inspired us to bring our A game,” admits Michael. “Even in the control room, you see Duane Allman outtakes on tape and it’s really hitting home. 'OK, some really great people came out of here.' I think it really inspired us to be the best we could be.” And like their heroes, The Roomsounds craft songs durable enough to become tomorrow’s classics.

“Musically we think of ourselves as a modern day Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,” continues Michael. “We admire the way everyone in the band plays for the song. I'm lucky to have a band that understands that, because a lot of good players just want to get off on what they're playing as opposed to making the best song possible.”

Much of this spirit can be found in the title in the title track. “We played our first show in Dallas on Elm St.,” says Michael. “It's the arty place where musicians, artists, and weirdos alike hang out and it's maintained that vibe for many years. It's said that blues greats like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lead Belly, and Robert Johnson often walked the streets and played the night clubs.”
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081