Leatherbag Live-May 27, 2010
Chances are very good you’ve never heard of Randy Reynolds, nor his stage name/project Leatherbag. Chances are also very good that that won’t be the case much longer. The singer-songwriter is a Hurricane Rita refugee from Houston who found his home (literally and figuratively) on the Austin music scene. On stage, he resembles an Elvis Costello on energy drinks, or maybe Buddy Holly were he born circa 1985. The sound: a frenetic garage-rock charge reined in by melodies that early Wilco would be proud to call its own. If you’re looking for indie rock in horn-rimmed glasses, look no further. The new album is called “Hey Day” and they’ve got numerous gigs this summer, including an upcoming show at the Hole in the Wall on June 10th. Leatherbag played in Studio 1A during Music with Jay Trachtenberg.