Cotton Mather

KUTX presents

Cotton Mather

Wiretree, San Saba County

Sat · June 1, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$12.00

This event is all ages

* There is a $4.00 fee that is added to every ticket purchased at our Box Office. This includes Day of Show pricing.

Cotton Mather
Cotton Mather
Cotton Mather’s landmark 1997 album Kontiki gave Britt Daniel “something to shoot for,” according to the Spoon front man. The record was adored in the UK, with both The Guardian and Uncut awarding it five-star ratings. Kontiki’s reissue earned more praise in 2012, with new fans finding it for the first time and NPR awarding feature coverage. Cut to 2015 and Cotton Mather main man Robert Harrison is still earning praise. His ongoing project to write and record 64 songs – one for each hexagram of the I Ching (“an extraordinary book about ordinary life,” he says) - has Rolling Stone describing it like “hot, shiny Raspberries fortified with the elevated argument of Squeeze and Attractions-era Elvis Costello.” Austin Monthly says Cotton Mather’s latest is “nothing short of a triumph,” Paste calls out the “heady, catchy, fun,” the Austin Chronicle declares Harrison’s “collection of instant classics” to be “seemingly endless,” and the Los Angeles Times simple says, “Save money on the next (Beatles) reissue and try this colorful extension of their sonic legacy.” More than half of the “Songs From The I Ching” have now been released with the remainder scheduled to appear throughout 2018.
Wiretree
Wiretree
Wiretree is an indie rock band from Austin, Texas led by Kevin Peroni. Initially a solo project, Peroni later recruited other band members to create a live version of the band. They have released five full-length albums and an EP. The band has been featured on “Satellite Sets” (an Austin City Limits live taping), toured Europe and played numerous music festivals including SXSW and the Strawberry Music Festival in China. Their music has been used in more than a dozen feature films and television shows. Their single "Rainy Corner" was released in 2019.

"Their songs have roots via Motown, the Smiths, the Strokes and beyond. The quartet can easily strike gold at its best."
- All Music Guide
San Saba County
San Saba County
Austin's finally given birth to the who's next on its songwriter roots trail paved by kitchen-sink bands such as Shearwater, Okkervil River, and Li'l Cap'n Travis. With its third disc, ... Though Cheating Was Never an Option, San Saba County takes a giant step forward while never leaving its alt.country roots behind. "Nothing's quite right here," singer John Saba intones on "Stale House," and the lyric permeates the proceedings perfectly. One's never sure where the music will wind, whether it's mixing the forlorn with an incessant chug on "Train Song" – San Saba County obviously still kneels before the altar of Gram Parsons – or the banjo-led "Winter Solstice" incorporating a deep Southwestern twang like Calexico. Alt.country might be all but dead, but San Saba County lends it a breath of new life that's as surprising and tuneful as anything you'll hear locally or otherwise this year." -Jim Caligiuri - The Austin Chronicle
Venue Information:
3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
Austin, TX, 78701
http://www.3tenaustin.com/