by: Richa Chandra
It was a Tulsa takeover of Nashville, at The Basement, tonight for the album release show of Travis Linville.
Travis Linville played to an eager audience. The lyrics were pure Americana with stories of longing, memory, love and melancholy touched with a healthy dose of optimism. Listeners either remembered
The band was comprised of bassist Aaron Boehler, percussionist Andrew Bones and with Jesse Aycock (Hard Working Americans) doing double duty on steel guitar, after having opened the show with an ethereal, atmospheric set with Lauren Barth whose debut album arrives in May. The audience included fellow Oklahoma heavy hitters including songwriter John Hadley and artist Parker Millsap. Later, Todd Snider, joined in, on harmonica, for a song, to the band and audience’s delight.
After only three weeks on radio and essentially three days since release, “Up Ahead” has debuted on the Americana Music Association chart, this week, deservedly so.
It was a musical treat to attend the release for Travis Linville’s thoughtful and beautiful “Up Ahead”, tonight.