Uncle Lucius

Uncle Lucius: “All the Angelenos”

If you missed out on some quality family time during Thanksgiving, we’ve got some musical kin for you who’ll help clean out any leftovers. We’re talking about our dear Uncle Lucius, an Americana rock endeavor spearheaded by Kevin Galloway. A beloved Austin institution since their 2006 debut Something They Ain’t, the fellas actually considered putting Uncle L to bed back in 2018. But with millions of streams still showing support, especially 2012’s “Keep the Wolves Away” (which racked up hundreds of such, eventually reaching Gold status), Galloway and the gang realized this unofficial family affair still had plenty of fuel to stoke the flames.

So, almost a decade after their previous LP The Light, this Friday Uncle Lucius returns with Like It’s The Last One Left. True to its title, LITLOL packages ten new tracks that find Uncle Lucius in tip-top form, and would hypothetically make for a mighty fine farewell if the circumstances arose. But since we’re not banking on the boys calling it quits anytime soon, we don’t see this as a Hail Mary. Instead its a mighty fine amalgamation of seventeen-plus years of tour-proven excellence, with some reorganized roles and restructuring as a sextet.

Like It’s The Last One Left also went the inclusive route, inviting in collaborators like Reckless Kelly fiddler Cody Braun, who graces the album’s final lead single “All the Angelenos”. Speaking of other towns, Uncle Lucius heads over to Houston this weekend before performances in Dallas and Goliad later this month, which’ll bookend a gig at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater 7PM on Saturday, December 30th. So put a positive spin on Austin’s ever-increasing population growth with “All the Angelenos”, because you really can’t get enough new folks to stop by and meet their new Uncle Lucius.

Kevin Galloway: “The Luckiest Creole In Terrebonne Parish”

Before the indie pop chirality of Lucius caught on our airwaves, and heck, even before KUTX was its own music station, there was only one “Lucius” to be reckoned with on Austin radio – Uncle Lucius. From the early-mid-oughts all the way through the late twenty teens, frontman Kevin Galloway and his keen grasp of blues-R&B-country rock helped make Uncle Lucius a household name here in the Live Music Capital. But within the same year that Uncle Lucius called it quits, Galloway pulled off a well-calculated creative transition; his solo debut The Change dropped in fall 2018, raking up acclaim and giving Galloway the confidence boost to keep ’em comin’.

Right around the same season that he introduced us to The Change, Kevin Galloway recently returned with his sophomore full-length, Secondhand Starlight. Considering that these easy-going performances were captured with the help Doug Strahan and the Good Neighbors alongside Kelley Mickwee and Jamie Lin Wilson, to say that the stars aligned on this record is an astronomical understatement. Following the release of Secondhand Starlight on June 24th, Galloway’s been gearing up for a regional tour followed by three-stop stint in the UK. So give Secondhand Starlight some streams while Kevin Galloway rounds out his travel log, something that already includes the Zydeco-influenced crawfish-broiler, “The Luckiest Creole In Terrebonne Parish”.