The Vagabond transforms every Wednesday night from restaurant-bar into DFW’s best small listening room. Continuing our weekly singer-songwriter series, on August 6th, Vagabond presents for our first paid show a folk-rock combination of longtime Texas legend and young rocket-to-stardom.
Jimmy LaFave was born in Wills Point, Texas. He began school down the road in Mesquite and by Junior High was making music perched behind his Sears & Roebuck drum kit. It wasn’t long before his mother traded a drawer full of green stamps for his first guitar and the switch to singer–songwriter was in progress. His family later moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he finished high school. Although he has lived in Austin for over 20 years, many people think of him as being from Oklahoma, because of his strong musical ties to the state and what he often refers to as its “red dirt music.” Whether singing his own brilliant compositions or one of his highly acclaimed Dylan covers, Jimmy’s voice, soul and musical wizardry provide a unique sound that has made him a Texas icon.
Parker Millsap appears to be the next in the line of brilliant singer-songwriters in the Woody Guthrie tradition. An Oklahoma native brought up in the Pentecostal church, which he’s since departed, the 20-year old Millsap will make you a true believer, delivering his religious-laced parables, character-driven narratives and relationship tales with the fire-and-brimstone of a preacher, restoring our faith in the power of song.
Doors open at 7pm.
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