Charlie Faye & The Fayettes + Eric Ambel
Date/TimeSaturday, June 24 at 8:00 pm
Charlie Faye & the Fayettes
Charlie Faye & the Fayettes weren’t around in the 60’s, but this Austin trio are so good at building a groove rooted in that rich time, it’s as if they’re channelers. Actually, they are, but don’t think “nostalgia act”; both onstage and on their self-titled release, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes (2016), they craft smart soul-pop that merges the swinging, swaying sound and style of ‘60s girl groups with a modern vibe that’s so current, they’re dancing to the forefront of a retro revival.
Eric Ambel is a celebrated guitar-player who has made enduring music as a solo artist and as a member of the Del-lords, the Yayhoos and his own legendary combo Roscoe’s Gang. His inventive guitar work has graced albums by everyone from Steve Earle to Joan Jett to Run-DMC. He is also a producer of note, most recently having produced the latest Bottle Rockets album. Ambel has just released his 4th studio record titled Lakeside. It’s a rough and tumble tribute to the bar he owned for 16 years in NYC’s East Village.
“As dirty and messy as Ambel can get, there’s a level of craft in what he does that’s rarely seen these days. And while he’s known first and foremost as a guitarist, he really hit the vocals out of the park here. Other guys get old and reedy and raspy; Ambel sounds about 25, full of piss and vinegar.” – New York Music Daily