TEXAS ROCK FUSED WITH COSMIC SOUTHERN SOUL…
Hailing from the live music capital of the world, Austin Texas, the Rising Sons are one
of the most promising acts to come around in a while. The band already has a buzz
brewing, yet has just started to dip it’s toe outside of Austin.
Born from a love of the music from the late 1960s, 1970s, and the 1990s, from the
desperation blues of Muddy and the Wolf, to the soul of Otis Redding and Sly, to the
sweaty British rock and roll stomp of Humble Pie and the Stones, to country-rock
landscapes painted by the Eagles and Gram Parsons, the Rising Sons deliver timeless
music that pulls from all of those threads, creating a sound that is new yet missed like
a long lost friend, now on your doorstep.
Formed by guitarist and lead vocalist Jake Sherard and Billy Slater, the band started as
a cover band, playing songs by Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Levon Helm, and others. The
band went through a few members before bringing in bassist, vocalist, and
multi-instrumentalist Matt Temple and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist David
Hunter-Thacker, solidifying the line-up.
The band has been playing residency shows in North Austin as well as select shows at
hand-picked venues in Austin and beyond. Throughout these performances, the band
electrifies the audience with it’s original material and unique versions of covers.
From songs like the rock and roll epic “Long Time Ago” to the blues filtered through a
Louisiana swamp of “Swampass”, to the road song celebration of “Wanna See You
Smile”, the band’s songs are not another nod to the classic and timeless sounds of
yesteryear but a return to the honest truths and rusted fables of tried and true themes
that affect all of us. Like running into an old friend, these songs take you on journeys
back to the heady days of being young and free, yet remind you of the roads you have
The band is headed into Hidden Creek studios to record in August. Look for the Rising
Sons to bring its unique blend of Cosmic Southern Soul Music to your eyes and ears!