John Baumann – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – May 3rd, 2018

John Baumann

Texas Troubadour on the Rise

John Baumann

Zach Nytomt

Thu, May 3, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$8.00 - $10.00

John Baumann
John Baumann
Hard-working, creative, and possessed of admirable humility and good humor, John Baumann likely would have seen success in whatever field he chose to ply his talents. Fortunately for listeners who love country music graced with a literary eye for detail and poetic charm, he made the bold choice to try his hand at singing and songwriting.

A San Antonio native who has also called Amarillo, Lubbock, Fort Worth, and now Austin his home at some point or another in his young life, Baumann tinkered with the mechanics of songwriting in between college and day jobs for several years before making the leap of faith to record a debut EP West Texas Vernacular in 2012. Released with little fanfare, it still emboldened him to piece together a band and hit whatever stages would give him the chance. The personable young musician honed his craft on the way up, making connections within the business (not to mention with thousands of fans) en route to releasing his full-length 2014 album High Plains Alchemy and landing coveted opening slots at some of the state’s most revered venues. At Gruene Hall, Floore’s Country Store, and the Nutty Brown Amphitheater, among many others, he has shared the stage with red-hot headliners like the Turnpike Troubadours and the Randy Rogers Band.

As Baumann’s music came into its own – a follow-up 2015 EP, Departures, garnered him some radio play for new signature songs like “Bay City Blues” and “Vices” – a clearer picture of what he is going for has emerged. Like his heroes including Texas songwriters Robert Earl Keen, James McMurtry, and Adam Carroll, he has cultivated a gift for near-journalistic lyrical detail, leavened with humor and spiked with heartache. His songwriting talents have garnered co-writes with artists including Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Wade Bowen that he was once content to just enjoy on a fan level: not insignificantly, Morrow included three co-writes with Baumann on his recent album The Good Fight. Even the country music mainstream took notice: Baumann’s poetic “Gulf Moon” was on hold for a platinum-selling country artist for several years before a last-minute change of direction handed him a rare disappointment in a still-new career that has otherwise been steadily on the rise.

Still, 2016 was overall a solid year, including a run of shows opening for Texas music’s ultimate hero Willie Nelson and laying the groundwork for what should be a much-anticipated 2017 full-length album. With his growing crowd of fans, peers, and even a few musical forefathers rooting for him, John Baumann has become one of the newest worthy links in the long chain of ambitious, progressive, and relatable artists that plays the singer-songwriter-performer game by their own rules.
Zach Nytomt
Zach Nytomt
With a voice that seems so familiar –but you’re certain you’ve never heard before- the unobtrusive tones that characterize a “sure-to-be soon favorite” in your music library are delivered through the melodic tunes of up & coming singer/songwriter, Zach Nytomt. After effortlessly traveling the airwaves, and the country, with his successful debut album, “Love Street Blues”, Nytomt has firmly established himself as a key artist in the swiftly advancing Americana Movement.

Hailing from the small North Texas town of Argyle, Nytomt’s unique voice & soulful sound has reached far beyond the borders of genre & geography. In an act to shepherd his innate calling, he moved to the Hill Country of Austin where he humbly began applying different sounds & techniques from numerous influences. Some find trouble pinpointing Nytomt’s sound, which is not a bad thing, because when someone begins combining elite musicians such as Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Bingham, and Amos Lee to describe your style, chances are… you’re doing something right!

Receiving critical acclaim for his 2013 release of “Love Street Blues”, Nytomt embarked on a journey that opened doors that would further propel his career. Nytomt has since been invited to put his talent on display at festivals, such as the Steamboat Music Festival (Dickson Productions), performing at the infamous “Gruene Hall” on numerous occasions, as well as secure residencies at “Magnolia Motor Lounge” in Fort Worth and Pat Green’s very own “The Rustic” in San Antonio. Furthermore, he has been fortunate enough to open for fellow artists including Leon Bridges, Hayes Carll, Band of Heathens, Bruce Robison, Gary P. Nunn & more. Further accolades include invitations to singer/songwriter summits and most importantly to him- the special opportunity to work with Trinity Oaks, a non-profit organization devoted to helping our wounded Veterans.

Solidifying his place as both a musician and a lyricist, Nytomt has graced the country with his artistry from East Coast to West Coast and everywhere in-between. Nytomt extended his reach by performing for international audiences spanning three continents; from Mexico to across the Atlantic, including Sweden, Portugal, and South Africa.

With time having passed and consequently new memories to inspire new music, Nytomt & Tim Allen (Producer) made plans to return to the studio once again. Working alongside Mentor and legendary George Strait pianist, John Michael Whitby & with the help of Ray Benson’s (Asleep At The Wheel) Bismeaux Studio, Nytomt has already released three new singles in 2018; including “Troubadour”, “Interstellar”, and “Robert Jenkins”
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/