Ham Jam House -Concert
The Flying A's
The Flying A's will play a fine acoustic concert on Saturday, September 16th, 2017, doors open at 7:00 PM.
Hillary Claire and Stuart Adamson
The husband-and-wife duo of Hilary Claire and Stuart Adamson—better known as The Flyin’ A’s—are on the cusp of releasing their third independent album, You Drive Me Crazy. As a top-shelf complement to the pair’s engaging, fun, contagiously enjoyable live shows, You Drive Me Crazy is right on the money.
Their latest recording project, You Drive Me Crazy, is a collection of diverse, heartfelt songs that borrows from Americana, folk, country and Texas music influences. From the rockabilly ear candy of the opening number, “Little Miss Tumbleweed” to the mournful lament of loss that is the closing “Wild Texas Wind,” Hilary and Stuart mine an array of melody and emotion that form a testament of endurance through the ups and downs life brings. “The songs all have a backbone built on the experiences we’ve faced on both sides of the fence,” Hilary says. To which Stuart adds, “Our music is not just something we create, it’s what we live and breath. Our songs are what get us through the highs and lows that come along with living life to it’s fullest.”
As their profile has grown following their 2011 album ’Til They Shut It Down, The Oakland A’s baseball team attempted to dispute the spirited duo over the “A’s” in their band name . In true Flyin’ A’s style, refusing to give up a name based on their family roots, The Flyin’ A’s stayed strong through the legal battle. Against all odds, winning the right to stay true to their convictions, they are proud to say they fought the good fight against “the big dogs” and won.
“You Drive Me Crazy has a real Austin feel and is a real winner! ….should be a definitive breakthrough album for The Flyin’ A’s.” Fred Schmale, Real Roots Cafe
The players on this album are legendary in the Texas music scene. With Chris Gage producing, engineering and sharing his many instrumental talents all over this album is one of the best he’s produced. In addition you will hear great performances from Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Paul Pearcy, and Will Taylor. The resulting album, You Drive Me Crazy, is their best release yet, with both new Flyin’ A’s fans and longtime followers praising this release before it’s even hit stores and the airwaves!
It all began after their meeting in 2003 at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Stuart enlisted Hilary to serve as a backup singer for his own band. But as her vocal prowess sharpened and grew, she found herself being pressed more and more towards center stage until a true collaboration emerged. The pair married in 2005, and the following year the Flyin’ A’s released their first album, Blacktop, Back Roads, was released.
Since then the duo has toured in Texas, across the U.S. and internationally, racking up some impressive endorsements en route. “A musical duo that is so hot right now, you’ll wanna cool your jets...land and take a listen to The Flyin’ A’s”( Jason Wheeler, CBS News).
You Drive Me Crazy will be release in Fall 2016 on Flying-A Records.
The Flyin A's -Website
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
The band suggests an admission donation of $20. Daren suggests folks bump in more if they can in support of music in Austin. The entire donation goes to the musicians.
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!