The four musicians who comprise the up-and-coming Texas country music group, Six Market Blvd., joined Real Life Real Music for a 90 minute show this week. The full band sound filled the walls of Dosey Doe, with heavy drums, two acoustic guitars, and bass guitar. The guys kicked off the night with their latest single, “14 Miles From Home,” the only song they didn’t write from their recent album “Shake It Down.”
The next one they played was the loud and rowdy “Mailbox” that lead singer Clayton Landau said was written with a lot of anger during a band practice session and evolved into a heartbreak song. Though they’ve only performed it acoustically a few times, the hard rocking song was one of my favorites of the night.
Six Market Blvd. has been together for four years and released an EP and two CDs over that time, to much critical acclaim. The four met in Stephenville, Texas while some were attending Tarleton State University. Clayton met Ben Hussey, vocalist, bassist and songwriter, at an Open Mic Ben hosted in the college town. The two thought each other talented and decided to form the band with guitarist Josh Serrato and percussionist Dallas Neal, playing their first gig at a Fourth of July party in 2008.
Fast-forward to now and they’ve been able to check off their two biggest goals – playing the main stage at the Larry Joe Taylor Texas Music Festival and Chili Cookoff and getting booked to perform at the MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado this coming January.
Listening to their final three up-beat songs of the night, “Say It,” “Stand” and “Santa Fe Train,” proved to me that these guys are headed for great things.
Hope to see you at one of our next Real Life Real Music shows! For more information, visit www.realliferealmusic.com.