Thursday, October 11, 2012 • Doors 7pm • Show 8pm • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show • All Ages
In the nooks and crannies of their disparate lives, five boys from Texas found each other. Accident, inevitability, chance, fate no one will ever be able to explain whatever it is that draws the colors of a rainbow together into one stream of pure white light.
Green River Ordinance was born from this light. Brothers Geoff and Jamey Ice, Josh Jenkins, Joshua Wilkerson and Denton Hunker joined their lives together into one singular dream. The dream of creating music. While most kids their age were worrying about entering high school, they were writing and performing their own music. They recorded their first EP in the basement of their church, a CD that sold out its first pressing in just a few months. They’ve packed houses across the Country, and have toured with the likes of Bon Jovi, Collective Soul, Blue October, Hanson, Sister Hazel, Bowling for Soup, Simple Plan and many other bands already established in the music world.
They were voted in the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards for Best New Band of 2003 and the Best Live Band in 2004, and swept the awards in 2006 winning “Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Album of the Year.” The band recorded, promoted, and toured 2 records on a national scale independently, “The Beauty of Letting Go” (2005) and “The Way Back Home” EP (2007) and in October of 2007 the band signed a five album major label recording contract with Capitol Music Group.
The band is anything but green. They have lived the life, and on stage or in the studio, this fact is obvious. Smooth, polished and professional, their musicianship and stage presence belies their youth. They look like what they are: rock stars. But that’s where the similarity ends. You won’t find these young men bashing their way through hotel room walls or overdosing on the latest chemical craze on a tour bus.
GRO is not like other bands on the way to the top. Negativity isn’t their thing. Positive in the face of all the adversity rock and roll can throw at them, the joy they have with each other, and with their music, shines in their faces. They walk their own walk, and they walk it proudly. They are making their own rules, taking their own place in time, making their own mark on the world.
And they are loving every minute of it.
Brendan James’ third album, Hope In Transition, marks a shift from blind ambition to a new optimism. After a transformative summer and some serious soul-searching, the LA-based singer-songwriter had a creative rebirth.
On July 10, 2012, James releases the most hopeful and invigorating collection of pop-rock in his criticallyacclaimed, seven-year career. “I named it Hope In Transition simply because of the huge transition I went through last year,” James explains. “When I made my first two albums, the mindset was, ‘Keep your head forward and don’t stop running, keep going, going…’ but I don’t care who you are, you can’t keep that up without a break. Because of the constant motion, I was tired all the time, and was starting to lose the enjoyment I derived from writing. I had to get centered again before I charged ahead.”