Jarrod Dickenson and Lincoln Durham Perform Tonight at the Cactus Cafe
Dickenson is a songwriter based in Nashville, but he’s originally from Waco. Dickenson digs deeply into images and ideas from a post-war American era for his inspiration. There are haunting melodies and a lot of soul-baring, and the rawest of emotions shaping his Texas-bred reflective storytelling style. He released his debut Ashes On the Ground in 2009, and has a new live album, Live At Roost House.
Durham is also a Texas native, born in Whitney and raised in Itasca. He started playing fiddle at age 4. By 12, he’d picked up a residency with the house band at the Oceola Opry. Then in his teens, he switched the fiddle for a strat. Just a couple of years ago, he took on a a resonator, a slide and an old Gibson j45 to make some gritty blues groove rock. Ray Wylie Hubbard thought Durham sounded pretty cool – cool enough to offer to produce Durham’s debut album.
Now imagine getting to see Dickenson and Durham on the same night. You have an opportunity to do so tonight at the Cactus, at 24th and Guadalupe, in the Texas Union on the UT campus. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Recommended.