Mrs. Glass Residency Continues at The White Horse
I had the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Glass play recently at one of my favorite spots, The White Horse. And I admit, I went on one of my asinine tangents – I had a bit of fun with the whole idea of “Mrs. Glass.” I’ve mentioned before that I’d assumed it was the band’s name, then discovered that technically…it is and it isn’t. The frontman actually goes by the moniker “Mrs. Glass.” Which is where I was having fun because I kept blurting out jerky things like, “Ooo, you’re a bit big and masculine for a missus, aren’t you?!”
Keepin’ it classy. Previously, bassist Ivan Evangelista admitted to me that it was part of the general mystique of the band. So, going with the flow on that one.
In a nutshell: Mrs. Glass, originally from Iowa, hitchhiked to New Orleans when he was a teenager, but left after Hurricane Katrina and made his way to Austin. He met Evangelista and drummer Ian Fry at the Hole In the Wall, in April last year. Legend has it that the three musicians jammed together even before they uttered a single word to each other. (It’s also been noted that apparently, they were thinking maybe they should’ve kept on not speaking to one another, but that would be awkward.)
This trio blasts you away with a dirty rock ‘n’ soul blowout, dosed with shots of blues and loads of grit. Perfect for The White Horse, at 500 Comal St. in East Austin, which is where Mrs. Glass continues its Tuesday night residency tonight. They share the bill with Ramsay Midwood. Get there early to catch Loves It! at 7 p.m. Nice one all around. Recommended.