Opie Tuesdays with Opie Hendrix and Friends

Opie Tuesdays with Opie Hendrix and Friends

Opie Tuesdays with Opie Hendrix and Friends

Willow James

Tue Dec 26

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

Opie Hendrix - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Opie Hendrix
An Opie Hendrix album is somewhat like the proverbial box of chocolates in that you never know what you’re going to get when you open it. Over the years, Opie has recorded one surprise after another. We’ve experienced Opie’s country side, his rock side, a few ballads, and a blues and pop tune now and then. His ability to work well within each genre makes him a well-rounded performer and his recordings usually appeal to those with eclectic tastes. Hendrix has narrowed his scope a bit on this album. Not to say that his vast influences aren’t present, but Hendrix has established himself as a big time recording artist with big songs, big arrangements, and an extra large feel to the entire disc. Opie has assembled an outstanding list of pickers for this project and even utilizes horns in a way that you would almost expect from a Hendrix release. The John Evans-like “Hurt Feelings” is a favorite and “Girl From Portland” is an amazing blend of pop, rock, and country influences. “Here Comes A Heartache” and “It’s Raining Somewhere” are the square pegs of the album as Opie offers a country shuffle with enough twang to keep two-steppers busy for a while and a serious ballad worthy of a second listen. Only Opie will offer up a song called “Apesh**t” that is nothing short of classic Opie Hendrix with a southern rock feel and a musical mosh pit ending. This is probably the genre in which Hendrix is most comfortable and I assure you he could play this entire six minute tune with his eyes closed, grooving every second, enjoying the performance as much as the listener enjoys the experience. After experiencing the disc, and seeing the list of friends who showed up to play on this album, I am quick to offer CAMINO ALTO up as Opie’s best work to date. Opie has been known to release an album for himself, leaving out any regard for what commercial fans might want, and he’s been known to record for the fans, leaving behind some things he might have wanted for himself. For the first time, Opie might have found the happy medium. His fans will love this album, and yet, he didn’t sell out on his creativity, his splendor, or his ability to hit the groove. Gordon “Big G” Ames writes the liner notes for this twelve-cut gem and Opie himself painted the portrait appearing on the cover. Even the title is classic Opie. The only thing missing from this box of chocolates is something with a cream-filled center. Oh, wait… nevermind.
Willow James - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Willow James
We are Willow James, a band based out of Dallas, Texas! Our music is hard to pinpoint but includes elements of Americana, Blues, Country, Rock, Folk, and everything in-between. Willow James is led by guitarist/vocalist Dan O’Connell, the primary songwriter, and also includes Joel Armstrong on bass and Nick Odom on drums.
We’ve recently released our first single, Depths, on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and many more! Check it out and tell us what you think with the form below or find us on Facebook!
We also have a four-song live EP created with the help of Rattle Music Mag. You can find our Rattle Studio Series EP on all of your favorite music platforms.
We’re always booking for events and shows, so keep checking our Shows page for the date, time and place of our next one!
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081