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February 7, 2019

Wandering Soul

By: Laurie Gallardo

Your Austin Music Minute maven became obsessed with the faceless drifter woven into the mysterious collection of singles released by Altamesa. No name to this character, but plenty of stories to tell, tales that could only come from somebody who’s restless spirit could never really be satisfied.

The singles’ releases have led up to this big moment – Altamesa’s second LP, Idol Frontier. And, while there’s an ominous feeling around the unknown troubadour in these songs, that brooding narrator speaking through songwriter Evan Charles‘ pen and guitarist Sean Fraires‘ cover art, perhaps now we’ll see how his story ends.


Altamesa celebrates the release of Idol Frontier with a big show tomorrow (Friday) night at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River. And holy hell, will you look at this line-up?? Will Courtney and The Wild Bunch, Chief White Lightning, and The Ghost Wolves. Doors at 9 p.m.

Friday night won’t get here soon enough. Recommended.

-Photography by Sean Mathis.