Placid Blue
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Placid Blue

Houston, Texas, United States

Houston, Texas, United States
Alternative Americana

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“What a pleasure it is to see young talent blossom before your eyes - Placid Blue's front man Donnie Brooks has the pipes and song writing talent in the vein of Rhett Miller and Jason Isbell - stay tuned folks, these guys are for real and are going to shine in the Americana and AAA market.”
-Rick Heysquierdo, KPFT 90.1FM's The Lone Star Jukebox

Placid Blue’s first full length album, Beneath Your Sky, manages to tackle themes of heartache, abandonment and the constant struggles of life with optimistic, upbeat style.

This Houston based Americana/Red Dirt band founded by singer/songwriter Donnie Brooks, has been rocking the stage together since 2010. With Rob Koonce on lead guitar in addition to Josh McKethen on bass, Matt Silmon on drums, and Kyle Kelley on keyboards give Placid Blue an alternative country rock sound with an indie flair.

Placid Blue attributes major influence to legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard as well as bands like Old 97's, Bright Eyes, Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco, and Pink Floyd.

Over the years, Placid Blue has shared the stage with bands such as Reggie and the Full Effect, the Wheel Workers, Cruiserweight, Truth and Salvage Co., Tony Lucca, Dustin Welch, Johnathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, The Revival, and many others.

Placid Blue's album "Beneath your Sky", can be heard on KPFT 90.1FM's The Lone Star Jukebox radio show where they have done several live radio performances, KDUR FM in Durango, Colorado, and KXT FM in Dallas, as well as on internet radio stations such as Jango, Spotify, and Pandora.

Placid Blue recently traveled to New York City to be guests on major market FM station WRCN's morning show!

You can catch Placid Blue regularly, playing local venues in and around the Houston area such as, Walters on Washington, Fitzgeralds, the House of Blues, McGoningel's Mucky Duck, and Cedar Creek Cafe.