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Eric Tessmer, Charlie Mars, Scotty Bee & the Hive, Christmas party w/ Scott Coll Band


Saxon Pub

2023-12-16 3:00PM

Venue Info


Saxon Pub
1320 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704

Artists

Eric Tessmer

BluesPopRock

Austin-based guitar great Eric Tessmer has teamed up with Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Nancy Wilson to record a set of genre-bending covers, the first of which premieres Friday March 13, 2020. Originally a synthpop smash for Depeche Mode, Policy of Truth gets a dramatic sonic makeover from Tessmer and Wilson, who share vocals on the guitar-heavy track. Tessmer - who Guitar World magazine ranks among its “best kept six string secrets” - first met Wilson after performing a private benefit show in 2017. “It was a mind blowing, jaw dropping thing to watch Eric for the first time,” Wilson recalls....

Austin-based guitar great Eric Tessmer has teamed up with Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Nancy Wilson to record a set of genre-bending covers, the first of which premieres Friday March 13, 2020. Originally a synthpop smash for Depeche Mode, Policy of Truth gets a dramatic sonic makeover from Tessmer and Wilson, who share vocals on the guitar-heavy track. Tessmer - who Guitar World magazine ranks among its “best kept six string secrets” - first met Wilson after performing a private benefit show in 2017. “It was a mind blowing, jaw dropping thing to watch Eric for the first time,” Wilson recalls. “Eric was tapping into a pure rock-and-roll thing I can really appreciate.” The pair immediately bonded, and vowed to stay in touch and explore doing a project together. Though they were eager to get in the studio, Tessmer says they “weren’t interested in sending tracks back and forth or constructing a sound on a screen.” Wilson puts it this way: “There’s a more recent way of playing music, that’s more like putting music together. It sounds compartmentalized,” she explains. “That’s why I had to come here - we’ve gotta be in the same room.” The opportunity finally came in March 2019, when Wilson traveled to Austin to join Eric at The Clubhouse, a studio near South Congress. There in a one-room space they worked with producer/keyboardist David Rice, bassist Chris Maresh, and A&F DrumCo founder/drummer Ramy Antoun. The single was mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, David Bowie).


Genres

Blues
Pop
Rock

About the Venue

Opened in 1990, the Saxon has hosted well over 22,000 musical performances. It has been the location for films, videos and countless live recordings. On any given night you might see a major celebrity from the film or music industry either having a beer or sitting in on stage jamming with the locals. This award-winning listening room has helped launch the careers of several prominent entertainers. It is also known for booking some of the greatest music legends around, performing in an intimate atmosphere that Kris Kristofferson likened to “playing in his own living room.”


Features

21+
Drinks For Sale
Food For Sale
Outdoor Stage
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