Slowtrain Plays Tonight at The Continental Club
Six-piece band Slowtrain was born simply out of a desire to show off a lot of Austin’s musical talent. It was almost like a moment of clarity for songwriter and frontman Adoniram Lipton. Surrounded by greatness. Somethin’s gotta give.
A few years back, Lipton put together a makeshift rehearsal space in his living room and invited friends over to jam late at night, after gigs. Everybody kept returning for these impromptu sessions, and it was always a good time with a mixed bag of musicians from many different bands. And, as it turned out, it was the perfect way for Lipton to discover who he’d like to form a new band with.
They’d created quite a buzz with their debut album Bound To Find You Out. Produced at Fire Station Studios in San Marcos, the album delivers some very cool pop ‘n’ soul with a touch of blues that rocks it on the keys – plenty of organ and piano in the mix.
“Obviously, The Band and Dylan have been influences of mine,” Lipton says. “The first CD I ever bought was Dylan’s Greatest Hits 2. I’ve loved Joe Cocker’s With A Little Help album since forever. I still listen to that record from start to finish all the time. I think Muddy Waters had the best rock and roll band ever.” Lipton pauses momentarily to acknowledge a realization. “There’s no end to this conversation.”
Don’t miss Slowtrain’s show tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. This is a great night to go for a killer bill; Alejandro Escovedo plays at 10:30 p.m., and Slowtrain takes the stage at midnight. And don’t forget the upstairs gallery gigs: James McMurtry plays at 8:30 p.m., and The Ephraim Owens Experience performs at 10:30 p.m. Thumbs up to each and every one. Recommended.