Singer-songwriter Chris Raspante will perform his blend of bluesy rock ’n roll and Americana at the Lakeside Music Series Friday night at 7 pm.
An accomplished session musician, engineer, and producer who spent 16 years in Nashville, Raspante will play a mix of songs from his two albums plus covers. His musical style will remind you of the Black Keys, White Stripes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Wilco.
Austin drummer Scott Matthews, who is currently playing with Junior Brown, will accompany Raspante.
To sample the flavor of Raspante’s original material, go to iTunes and search for his band The Side Ways and their album “Between a Flood and a Heart Attack.”
A native of North Texas who cut his teeth playing in DFW in the 90s, Raspante returned to the Lone Star State in August when his wife (after earning her Ph.D in Nashville) was offered her dream job in Dallas.
Raspante has worked with a wide range of well-known artists including The Dixie Chicks, Travis Tritt, Steve Lukather from Toto, Stan Lynch from Tom Petty, Thompson Square, Radney Foster, Collin Raye, Jamie O’Neal, Ty Herndon, Billy Dean, Tammy Cochran, Jace Everett, as well as for producers like Dann Huff, James Stroud, David Z., Mark Wright, Greg Droman, and many Nashville songwriters.
In addition to Junior Brown, Matthews has played drums with the Dixie Chicks, DeRailers, and Dale Watson.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or portable chairs.
The Lakeside Music Series brings free musical performances to The Shops at Lakeside on Friday nights through the fall (the third week in November).
Sebastian Valenzuela returns for his third performance next week. (For a schedule of upcoming performers, click here.)