Red Shahan – One To Watch

Read about the forthcoming album from Red Shahan Culberson County




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Hailing from Fort Worth TX, singer-songwriter Red Shahan is about to release his second album.  The first, Men & Coyotes (2015), attracted a lot of buzz due to his gritty vocals and hard, penetrating lyrics.  Add to that a distinctive Texas alt. country rocking sound and you had a volatile combo.

Culberson County, the follow-up with twelve tracks, will be released March 30 via Thirty Tigers.   Reports are the new release contains references to meth oil​ and the desperation of small town life with potent songs to look forward to, if the previewed title track below is any indication.

“The gritty songwriter comes from a long lineage of Lubbock artists who broke into the forefront across the callous stages of the lonesome West Texas town that he comes from.

There’s a sense of desperation in Shahan’s voice throughout Men & Coyotes. It’s the struggle of a songwriter and man fracturing the wall between him and the listener. Often, he’s West Texas Dust. At others, he’s East Texas Rust. Desolate lines pop up before you in vivid color. Gut-wrenching pieces pierce you in unsettling ways that you’ve only known when inside that isolated room in the dark crevices of your head. All the while, textured guitars and sharp drums are the landscape in which Shahan’s lyrics are able to take shape and form. There’s a story the music tells simultaneously to Shahan’s howls”   By Thomas Mooney “newslang” in Lubbock.


Watch  a live performance of the title track, filmed at Willie Nelson‘s Pedernales studio for Luck Reunion:



Culberson County Tracklist:

01) Waterbill
02) Enemy
03) 6 Feet
04) Culberson County
05) How They Lie
06) Roses
07) Someone Someday
08) Revolution
09) Idle Hands
10) Memphis
11) Hurricane
12) Try


Read about the forthcoming album from Red Shahan Culberson County


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