- Dates: December 19, 2020
- Location: The Rustic
- Address: 1836 Polk St
- Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Price: GA $25 adv / $30 dos, VIP $60
- Admission: GA $25 adv / $30 dos, VIP $60
- Area of Town: Downtown
Dec. 19! Nothing can hold back our ugly Christmas sweater tradition featuring live music by Shane Smith & The Saints! So pull your ugliest sweaters out of storage and come catch a safe and seasonal show.
Tickets go on sale 10am CT Friday, 9/18 --> https://bit.ly/2RtVWtb
GA $25 adv / $30 dos, VIP $60
About Shane Smith & The Saints.
On the opening track of Shane Smith & the Saints' new Hail Mary LP, "Heaven Knows," singer and guitarist Shane Smith lays bare the last four years of his band's journey. "We set our sails for deeper seas, heaven knows what we will find," he sings.
Recorded at the same hometown studio as Geronimo, Matt Noveskey (of Blue October)'s Orb Recording Studio, Hail Mary was produced by Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers), marking the first time the band has worked with an outside producer. Inspired by Shane Smith & the Saints' reputation as a high-energy live act with stunning four-part harmonies, Needham focused on capturing that un-doctored chemistry in the studio.
A native of Terrell, Texas, about an hour outside of Dallas, Smith first headed to Tyler Junior College in East Texas, where he was part of the tennis program. But he was soon lured to the "Live Music Capital of the World," where he attended St. Edwards University and soon connected with another group of players, those who now make up the Saints. Today that group includes Bennett Brown on fiddle, Dustin Schaefer on lead guitar, Chase Satterwhite on bass, and Zach Stover on drums.
Much like the care that Smith puts into his lyrics, the Saints have been deliberate in crafting their recorded material. Their first album, Coast, was released in 2013, and featured appearances by fellow Texas underdogs Aaron Watson and Ryan Engleman. Two years later came Geronimo, which Smith sees carrying a similar sort of double meaning to Hail Mary. "The title track did talk a lot about the historical figure, but it was a leap of faith thing as well, where we were as a band truly trying to find our sound," he says of the band's sophomore effort.