Western Youth

Western YouthSaturday, June 9 | 8 – 11pm

Since Justin Townes Earle is maverick country rocker Steve Earle’s son, local sixpiece Western Youth are definitely the latter’s spiritual heirs. Astride loose, twangy rockers like “Somewhere, Somehow” and “Falling Down,” the group smolders with a Stonesy swagger under which resides Townes Van Zandt’s bruised-heart genius that fueled the elder Earle’s best work.”

Regulars on the Austin club circuit since their 2013 debut “Leaving the Station,” this six-piece band is fronted by Taylor Williams, who writes songs that strike squarely at the intersection of tuneful country and soulful rock ’n’ roll. A promising recent development is the addition of well-traveled Austin songwriter Graham Weber.”