Music Under The Star: Tameca Jones with Los Coast
July 21, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Music Under the Star is a free concert series held each July on the Bullock Museum's Lone Star Plaza. The public is invited to experience free concerts under the Museum's iconic Lone Star from 6 to 9 p.m. with complimentary garage parking. Bring the whole family to enjoy an incredible lineup of Texas artists. Bring non-perishable food items for the Central Texas Food Bank.
Please note: Food, soda, beer and a signature cocktail featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka are available for purchase at all MUTS concerts. Bring your own blankets and camp chairs.
On July 21, the final Music Under the Star concert for the 2017 series features Tameca Jones, who spent years skillfully and tastefully breathing new life into the music of others. She made a name for herself as the “Queen of Austin Soul,” blowing minds with her tasteful and vibrant interpretations of a diverse list of artists that include Tina Turner, Nirvana, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, and more.
Opening at 6 p.m. is Los Coast. Los Coast’s music is a punchy, psych-tinged, lyrical variety of rock and soul. For the band’s three principals, Trey Privott, John Courtney, and Megan Hartman, this style of music is a uniquely efficient medium of communication—one that reaffirms music’s role as the universal language of the intangible.
The Bullock Museum's exhibitions, Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, produced by the Grammy Museum, and Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will remain open during the concerts.
The Austin Chronicle called Tameca Jones' interpretations “sonic pretzels” that “juxtapose(s) crunchy jaggedness with her infectious, honeyed voice.” Her WTF ability to go from soulful wailing to silky coos has won her devoted fans, accolades, and some high profile situations opening for Austin super stars Gary Clark Jr., Max Frost, Bob Schneider and other national touring acts. She received major love from Billboard Magazine for her white hot performance at the 2015 Austin Music Awards, where she paid tribute to late beloved musician Ian McLagan alongside legends like Steven Van Zandt, Charlie Sexton, Alejandro Escovedo, and Patty Griffin. Billboard said she “raised the roof,” while The Austin Chronicle called her performance “showstopping".
Blues deity and fellow Austinite Gary Clark Jr., who faithfully attends Jones’ shows whenever he's in town, asked her to sing on the song “Wings” for his latest album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Rolling Stone called the song a “slinky duet,” while Andy Langer for Esquire Magazine called the song one of the best songs in the month of September and noted that “...the tweaky processing of Austin soul starlet Tameca Jones’ voice adds an early-Parliament-like trippiness.”
Jones made her festival debut at the 2015 Austin City Limits Festival. Austin360 wrote that her “big, sweet, soulful voice” kicked off the festival in the most epic of ways. Her music filled the morning air and the crowd around her grew bigger and bigger as her set went on. She ended the set with her debut single, “Hot and Bothered,” a Motown inspired cut produced by Josh Moore (Max Frost). The track is on both Spotify and iTunes. The music discovery website PureVolume debuted the single on their page and remarked that the song made it “easy to see why so many see the potential in the singer.” Independent music site, The Joy of Violent Movement, called “Hot and Bothered” “a sexy and slinky and old-school soul-inspired” song that is “contemporary and upbeat.”
Los Coast formed like Voltron, and Trey happened to be the heart. He is Los Coast’s “Stax-worthy” vocal feature. To put it simply, “there’s something about Trey’s voice that resonates with you.” He was introduced first to jazz—by his uncle Hiram Bullock—but Trey’s musical enthusiasm embraces gospel, punk rock, electronica, folk, and hip-hop, among other genres, and his eclectic songwriting style reflects his universal musical interests.
John is a multi-instrumentalist with a particular aptitude for keyboard and lead guitar. He is primarily responsible for most aspects of composition and production for Los Coast, and his creative impact on the band is significant. John’s style is deeply rooted in Americana and heavily influenced by an acute understanding of music theory, which he honed studying mood, texture, and composition at Berklee College of Music.
Trey and John formed Los Coast in January of 2015 and recorded their debut album "Voila" in Athens, Georgia with Drew Vandenberg. They subsequently recruited the talented Megan Hartman to join the band on electric and stand-up bass and feature several local percussionists and horn players in their live performances.
Music Under The Star is Supported by Frost Bank and Tito's Handmade Vodka.
Media Sponsorship for Music Under The Star is provided by KUTX.
Presented in partnership with Atomic Picnic and MP&E Gear Cameras and Lighting.