Music Scene: Garrett Lebeau and other area shows set for April 7–13
A sheltered and sequestered life on an Indian reservation left a mark on self-taught musician Garrett Lebeau.
Hailing from the Wind River Indian Reservation near Lander, Wyoming, Lebeau now is based out of Austin, Texas, and plays an “amalgamation of R&B, Soul & Americana,”
Lebeau and his band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.
A registered member of the Shoshone Tribe, Lebeau heard little music while growing up on the remote reservation, a news release said.
He “was raised in an apocalyptic religious cult — one that keeps its members shunning the outside world. As a result, Garrett led a life sequestered from other people and those experiences left their mark on his music,” the release said.
“On the Reservation, there was so much wide open space, and that, combined with his unorthodox upbringing, is abundant in Garrett’s music. He gives his music space to breathe and develop. Garrett’s music is at one moment gritty, then tender the next. He expresses a full range of emotions with his lyrics and music.”
Lebeau taught himself to play the guitar as an adult and song writing soon followed. His songs are “not fettered by traditional music theory, his guitar playing is unique,” the release said.
Lebeau has released two albums: “Rise to the Grind” and “Gone So Long.” Lebeau and his band have toured the United States performing with musicians such as Mavis Staples and Boz Scaggs.
KAFM Radio Room doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets to the show cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 241-8801, ext. 211, or go to kafmradio.org for tickets and information.