Fri Nov 16 2018

9:30 PM (Doors 9:00 PM)

Zydeco

2001 15th Ave. South Birmingham, AL 35205

$10.00

Ages 18+

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WZZK & Peachtree Entertainment Presents
Walker McGuire w/ Clay Barker

  • Walker McGuire

    Walker McGuire

    Country

    There are brothers in blood, and then there are brothers in spirit. Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire may not look like family or share a last name, but you wouldn’t know it by hearing them sing.

    Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records as the duo Walker McGuire, Jordan and Johnny take an opposites-attract approach to their music, fusing electrifying “brotherly” harmonies with a fresh new take on modern country.

    After meeting onstage at a writers round just days after moving to Nashville, Jordan – the “super country” guy, raised in Texas with a love for classics like Keith Whitley and Dan Seals – and Johnny – the quintessential “rootsy” guy, a Kansas City native schooled by left-of-center icons like Tom Petty and John Prine – discovered a yin-and-yang musical connection that fit together like puzzle pieces – and the duo Walker McGuire was born.

    “If you put us in a room with 100 people and everybody listed the kind of music they grew up on, there’s no way you would put us together,” Jordan explains with a laugh. “It was one of those written-in-the-stars things you just can’t deny.”

    Aside from the differences in taste, the duo even look like polar opposites – Jordan in an everpresent ball cap and cowboy boots and Johnny in his laid-back bohemian threads – but their vocal blend has a chemistry that could melt steel, a match of crystal-clear and raspy tenors that recalls sibling-harmony greats.

    Since solidifying their bond, Walker McGuire have set to work honing their sound on the road, building an under-the-radar fanbase and playing close to 300 cross-country shows each year.

    “The sound ranges from those old-school ballads to really uptempo, in-your-face pop-country rock,” Johnny explains.

    “We tell people, if you took Keith Whitley and Tom Petty and intersected them at Matchbox 20, that’s kind of what we’re going for,” Jordan adds.

    Far from a copy-cat act, though, Walker McGuire write story songs with in a modern country style that is 100 percent their own – rooted in classic themes and sounds, but with an added touch of wit and sometimes flat-out comedy.

    “When we started writing together, we didn’t have some guy who already had a few No. 1s saying ‘Hey, I’ve got a system,’” says Jordan. “We just did our own thing and now people are saying ‘Hey, what are these guys doing?’”

    What they’re doing has already turned heads. Since earning placement on Spotify in Spring of 2016, its Top 40 debut single “Til Tomorrow” has been streamed 22 million times – which the guys playfully jest is way more times than they could click on it.

    The duo has much more on tap, as showcased on its self-titled debut EP. From the addictive and soaring “Lost,” to the tender but playful “Mysteries of the World,” co-written by the guys – about the against-all-odds nature of true love (plus other mysteries, like where socks in the dryer go, D.B. Cooper and more).

    Meanwhile, “Best Kinda Bad” (another Carper co-write) tackles the flip side of attraction, an epic uptempo about a girl who’s all wrong, but too good to forget.

    Guided by veteran producer Mickey Jack Cones (Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols), these odd-couple
    “brothers” are each talented artists in their own right. But when put together, they’re simply unforgettable. More than 200,000 miles in a beat-up van has introduced their once-in-a-generation sound to fans across the country, and now its time to take the next step. But even though they’re out of the van, into a bus and working on their debut release, some things will never change.

    “At the end of the day, you can impress your peers in Nashville with the songs you wrote, but can you go out and entertain the guy who just worked 9 to 5 and really doesn’t even want to be there, but his wife dragged him out?” Jordan asks. “That’s the big picture.”

    The duo’s latest single, the reflective “Growin’ Up” is available everywhere now.

     

  • Clay Barker

    Clay Barker

    Country

    Clay Barker is a passionate and experienced musician who was self-taught at the early age of 15. His music career took off in his hometown of Alexander City, Alabama in 2012 with the launch of his Contemporary Christian band, Raised in Glory. Clay was the lead vocalist and guitarist in Raised in Glory for the past 6 years and has recently began actively pursuing his own music. Clay's debut single "Find Another You" was released on August 23, 2017 and can be found online. Please visit @ClayBarkerMusic on Facebook for more information.

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WZZK & Peachtree Entertainment Presents

Walker McGuire w/ Clay Barker

Fri Nov 16 2018 9:30 PM

(Doors 9:00 PM)

Zydeco Birmingham AL
Walker McGuire w/ Clay Barker

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