Graham Weber and the bad luck shadows

Graham Weber and the bad luck shadows

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Stepping away from the solo acoustic folk scene, Austin’s Graham Weber formed The Bad Luck Shadows. Combining folk, rock and roll, country, and traditional blues, The Bad Luck Shadows exemplify the natural progression of American music. Think a mix Wilco, John Prine, Dylan, Petty, Ryan Adams, Waits

Biography

Stepping away from the solo acoustic folk scene, Austin’s Graham Weber formed The Bad Luck Shadows. The new project from the eclectic Americana singer/songwriter musically elaborates on his signature style. The Bad Luck Shadows build from a foundation of Weber’s rich prose, and poetic stoicism in the vein of Wilco, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. The Shadows consists of Joey Campbell (Drums), Matt Roth (Bass), Jorge Castillo (Lead Guitar/Dobro), and Nathaniel Klugman (Keys). Together they flawlessly fill in and expand upon Weber’s trademark lyrical turns, painting a vibrant portrait encompassing a wide range of emotion and style. Combining folk, rock and roll, country, and traditional blues, The Bad Luck Shadows exemplify the natural progression of American music.

Graham Weber has been writing and performing his own brand of eclectic American music since the year 2000... ('99 if you count busking on Venice Beach and the Santa Monica Promenade). A native of the Cincinnati, Weber began writing while living in Los Angeles. After returning to Ohio he joined the Cleveland roots rock band, The Whiskeyhounds. In 2003, he recorded and self produced his first solo studio record, "Naive Melodies", garnering airplay on independent radio stations throughout the U.S. XM Satellite radio continues to keep four tracks off "Niave Melodies" in its XCountry rotation. In December of 2005, Weber and his wife moved (sight unseen) to Austin, Texas. Since arriving in Texas, he has found a home at the legendary Cactus Cafe opening for Eliza Gilkyson, Butch Hancock, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez, Hayes Carll, Darden Smith, Lori McKenna, as well as headlining and filling the seats for the release of his second album, "Beggar’s Blues". Nationally, he has opened numerous shows and toured with Slaid Cleaves*, and recently opened for other songwriters such as Leon Redbone, Todd Snider, Vance Gilbert, and Ellis Paul. Besides opening, Weber has headlined his own tours across the entire continental United States three times over in the past year and a half, receiving overwhelmingly warm receptions in nearly every town he's played. *(Cleaves recorded Weber's "Oh Roberta" on his 2007 release 'Unsung' on Rounder Records) Weber released his next album, "The Door To The Morning", in spring of 2008, followed by a band tour with Leatherbag. He plans to release a new collections of original songs on a live album from the Cactus Cafe later in the year, along with the first Bad Luck Shadows EP in 2009. For the long version of the bio and clips of songs off of both albums please visit www.grahamweber.com

Graham has opened for and/or played with...
Iris Dement
Guy Clark
Carrie Rodriguez
Slaid Cleaves
Hayse Carll
Todd Snider
James McMurtry
Butch Hancock
Eliza Gylkason
Jimmy LaFave
Leon Redbone
Jessie Winchester
Daryl Scott, Pat Flynn, and John Cowan
Lori McKenna
Malcomb Holcome
Chris Smither
Bob Schnieder
Guy Forsyth
Vance Gilbert
Ellis Paul
Shake Russle
The Silver Seas
Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez
Adam Carroll
Brian Keane
Band of Heathens
Austin Collins and the Rainbirds
Collin Herring
Collin Gilmore
Cory Branan
John Elliot
Nathan Hamilton
Matt the Electrician
Southpaw Jones
Leatherbag
Dana Falconberry
Betty Soo
Kristy Kruger
Abi Tapia
Graham Wilkinson/Honeydew Review
Chris Brecht
Ricky Stein
The Magpies (formerly The Whiskeyhounds)
And many many more..........

Discography

2003 - Naive Melodies
2005 - Beggar's Blues
2007 - Live and Unreleased '07
2008 - The Door To The Morning
2009 - Bad Luck Shadows (EP)... currently unreleased
2009 - Live from the Cactus