Aug 07 2014
City of Conroe First Thursday Free Concert Series ...

City of Conroe First Thursday Free Concert Series ...

Presented by City of Conroe at Heritage Place

The City of Conroe invites everyone to come to Heritage Place at 500 Metcalf Street, and enjoy the First Thursday Free Concert Series 2014.

Find your groove at Heritage Place! Invite your friends, bring the family to relax to a variety of bands in this concert series held every first Thursday in the months of April thru September.

Get comfortable, bring your chairs and blankets. Concert held rain or shine.

SCHEDULE OF CONCERTS:

Thursday, April 3
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Conroe Symphony

Thursday, May 1
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Del Castillo / Paul Ramirez (Contemporary Latin Rock)

Thursday, June 5
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Johnny Lee / John Slaughter (Traditional Country)

Thursday, July 3
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Uncle Lucius / MilkDrive (Americana Rock / Blues)

Thursday, August 7
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Durham / Jonny Burke
(Roots Rock)

Lincoln Durham (pictured, Photograph credit: Stephen Schmitt): Armed with old bastardized mid-century guitars, hand-me-down fiddles and banjos, home-made contraptions with just enough tension on a string to be considered an instrument and any random percussive item he can get his hands or feet on, Lincoln Durham is a Obnoxious Southern-Gothic-Gospel-Revival-Punk One-Man-Band with a heavy amped edge, preaching the gospel of some new kind of depraved music. With driving guttural beats backboning various growling stringed instruments Lincoln gives birth to a sound that transcends genres with his dark, poetic and raw writing style telling tales that E.A. Poe would have been proud of.

Lincoln’s musical odyssey began when his grandpa, Charlie, and dad, Ed, put a fiddle in his hands at age 4. He would grow into an accomplished fiddle player winning the Youth Fiddle Championship at age 10. Lincoln afterward followed the path so many musicians have, finding his vice in the seductive, siren-like callings of the electric guitar. Or, in Lincoln’s case, the acoustic slide guitar with gnarly pickups haphazardly screwed into it.

Lincoln’s true biography is in his live show. The passion in his sweat drenched, electrifyingly mesmerizing one-man-band show draws you in to feel every scar and drop of blood in his painfully intimate lyrics. It takes something beautifully “off” to get on stage with just hands and feet for a band, driven by a howling voice, and morbidly preach a music that harkens back to the old blues masters, Son House and Fred McDowell, infused with the edge and angst of Punk and darkened from the bad influences of Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

Jonny Burke: Jonny Burke is a man continually on the move, musically and literally. His debut solo album – “Distance and Fortune” – was quickly followed up with his 2012 release, “Cup Runneth Over.”  As producer of the bulk of the project – released independently on his own Dreamcar Records — Burke made an album that is as raw and honest as it gets.

Burke admits that he has enjoyed being on stage and performing from an early age. He was born and raised in New Braunfels, a small town in Texas. His dad taught him his first chords and played him Chuck Berry’s ‘Jonny B. Goode’ when he was a little boy. Burke would listen to albums like Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” and Townes Van Zandt’s “Flyin Shoes” over and over again. By the time Burke was 15, he was already performing in bars. He formed his first band, the Dedringers, and it became a popular regional band while he was still in his teens. “I thought it was the coolest thing in the world to come home after playing a bar and making a little cash,” he recalls. “Nobody in high school could compete with that!”

Since the release of “Cup Runneth Over” Burke has continued to tour the country opening for greats like James McMutry.  After a few years residing in Southern California, Burke found himself spending more time in his home state of Texas playing shows and co-writing with friends for what will inevitably become his next project.

Thursday, September 4
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wheeler Brothers / Lost & Nameless Orchestra (Americana Roots/ Folk Rock)

Admission Info

Free event!

Phone: 936-522-3900

Email: recreationcenter@cityofconroe.org

Dates & Times

2014/08/07 - 2014/08/07

Additional time info:

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location Info

Heritage Place

500 Metcalf Street, Conroe, TX 77301