W.K. Burchenal Plays This Friday at Roadhouse Rags
The question should be this: Where to begin in the story of one W.K. Burchenal? There’s just too much to include.
Full disclosure, first: I, your Austin Music Minute hostess, Laurie Gallardo, have had the distinct privilege of performing with this multi-talented artist and vocalist in the Broken Clock Cabaret. And it is with great authority that I say he’s done a lot in his lifetime, among which includes starting the first (yes, first) punk band in the not-so-punk state of Florida, playing rock ‘n’ roll in a band known as Riff Raff and acoustic music in a duo called Yank and Brit, writing jingles and music for movie soundtracks, and performing with various well-known Austin music peeps like Jon Dee Graham and Carolyn Wonderland, to name a few.
Oh, and he also has a Ph.D. in literature.
Burchenal now has another fabulous band assembled, known as The Happy Campers, featuring vocalist extraordinaire and multi-instrumentalist Vanita Trippe, Pete Nalda on keys and accordian, and some more Broken Clock alumni: Shane Kullberg (Mouse About, Nano and the Afternoon) on drums, percussion and vocals, and Justin Patch on stand-up and electric bass, mandolin and lapsteel.
They will wow you! They will astound you! At the very least, they’ll give you great music and a great time. See them live this Friday night at Roadhouse Rags, a very cool place located at 1600 Fortview. You’ve probably seen it before several times; it’s on the North-bound feeder road of Ben White Blvd. Opening the show will be rock ‘n’ roll by The LeRoi Brothers, at 9 p.m.
This is a good one, folks. Highly recommended.