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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Must See: Eric Hisaw at Sam's 7/18/08

Eric Hisaw - "He's a check you can cash at the Bank of Cool." - Ray Wylie Hubbard

"Nature of the Blues" CD Release @ Sam's Burger Joint
Friday, July 18

330 E Grayson St. * San Antonio, TX * 210.223.2830 *

On Nature of the Blues Eric Hisaw delivers his best album yet, picking up where his widely acclaimed 2006 release The Crosses left off. The subtle and poetic new disc finds it's greatest strength in classic new Hisaw compositions like "Cheap Living", "Shout Out Loud", and "Tomorrow."

If all things musical seemingly grow on trees in Austin, serious songwriters of Hisaw's caliber are not one of them. Timely and timeless themes alike come to life in lyrics which are imbued with an ethereal optimism that surmounts the wayward despair of his scenarios and characters. Nature of the Blues eschews the quasi-70's outlaw country sound in favor of a modern, bluesy-folk rock that will appeal to fans of Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely and Tom Russell and features guest appearances by Ron Flynt, Ponty Bone and "Scrappy" Jud Newcomb.

"There's beauty in Hisaw's desolate lyrics, weary vocals and tastefully restrained fretwork" Texas Music Magazine

"Bluecollar barroom country rock with a dark heart." Americana UK


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