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Recently weened off of an Austin, TX nightlife high where rock ‘n rollers in stetsons and cowboy boots strut the streets and saloons like honkey-tonk nightclub, The White Horse, I am pleased to have found my new live, urban-cowboy watering hole in Dallas supergroup, Atlantis Aquarius:

Vocals/Guitar- Jordan Cain (Rise and Shine), Lead Guitarist – Alexis Sanchez (The Van Sanchez), Vocals – Taylor Lumby (The Affections/Larry g(EE)), Keys – Daniel Creamer (The Texas Gentlemen/ Natural Anthem), Drums – Ryan Ake (Natural Anthem/The Texas Gentlemen), and Bass – Scott Lee (Rise & Shine)

The men and woman of the hour rollicked a patchwork of musical influences Friday night at Three Links Deep Ellum, combining the fellowship of The Band with the rebel-rousing licks of ZZ Top. “I’m used to drumming” admitted Jordan Cain, whose additional chops included harmonica during “Workin on a Building”, but either it was the few shots and beer chaser he pitched back, Kurt Vile tresses, or more likely, the wherewithal with which he commanded the stage that buoyed the group through a set deemed by an audience member as “too good to be original songs”. Of notable mention are members Daniel Creamer who has collaborated with and played keys for Leon Bridges, Alexis Sanchez who fronts The Van Sanchez (playing a free show at The Foundry on February 19th), and Taylor Limby, the ardently led vocals for “Workin on a Building”.

12736990_995136880567832_884639134_oAll songs were written by Jordan Cain except “Shoot Out on the Plantation” (Leon Russel 1971), “Wade in the Water” (Originally a slave spiritual covered by artists such as Ramsey Lewis, Judy Henske, and Ella Jenkins, and The Staple Singers), “Crazy Mama” (J.J. Cale 1971), and “Rock Me, Baby” (B.B. King 1964).

 

When in Texas on a stage with talent that traverses a mono-genre, collaborations run deep as does the superiority of the predecessors that came before (who I will now refer to as) The Magnificent 6. Watch and listen to some of Atlantis Aquarius’s influences:

 

 

 

(STRT 30:24, STOP 42:42)

 

Future show dates and appearances will be posted here.

 

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