Leo Rondeau Plays Tonight at the Hole In the Wall
I, your humble Austin Music Minute host Laurie Gallardo, have called your attention to this gentleman before. That one over there – that feller down at the end of the bar. That would be Leo Rondeau.
Originally from the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota, Rondeau is now based here in Austin. Both his 2007 debut, Bangs, Bullets and the Turtle Mountains, and of course 2009′s honky-tonk serenade Down at the End of the Bar, honor the traditional styles of country, along with a little roots and bluegrass in the mix. With that drawl that’s about as long and wide as the Lone Star State, Rondeau will sing you tales of love – and all the trouble it gets you into, and will share skeptical yet humorous observations from the perspective of a world-weary troubadour.
Rondeau has since assembled a great little band he plays with called Dynamite Tales, and you can see them all tonight at the Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. This is a great double bill that includes indie honkey-tonkers Mike & The Moonpies. Get there around 10 p.m. Recommended to nicely wrap up the Labor Day weekend. And be sure to tell ‘em the Austin Music Minute maven sent you.