Musical acts Bart Crow and No Justice will co-headline at the Buffalo Run Casino tonight. Individually, the bands have sold out shows all over the South and Midwest.
Bart Crow has become a phenomenon in the independent music scene, according to country music reviews, continuously hitting the Texas Music Chart’s top 10.
The band has a history of chart hitting singles since 2006. “Understand”, a hit single on his latest CD, Desperate Hearts, was the number four most played single of 2008.
“Bart Crow made a huge impact on the independent music industry and a huge imprint on the face of the Texas and Oklahoma music scene back in 2005 with his debut record release ‘Finally’,” said Brandy Reed, RPR Media.
The record spawned two hit singles, including “Wear My Ring” on the Texas Music Chart, ranked as the best selling record on LoneStarMusic.com for five straight months and was nominated for Album of the Year at the My Texas Music Awards.
“Music is what inspires me,” said Crow. “I just love music.”
Bart Crow began playing guitar in the late 1990s while in the Army.
“I started writing music then I started doing a few gigs and then a few more gigs,” said Crow. “One thing led to another and here we are.”
The band is based out of Austin, Texas and they play a variety of country music.
“I can’t really say there is a style to our music – it’s original,” said Crow. “Of course, it’s red dirt country. I think there’s some rocker somewhere within all of us.”
Touring with Bart Crow, the five-member band No Justice has shared the stage with artists such as Dierks Bentley, Willie Nelson, David Allen Coe, Pat Green, Gary Allan, Hank Jr. and Chris LeDoux.
“An intoxicating mix of country, rock, R&B, funk and whatever else one can throw in the mix puts No Justice in a league of their own,” said Reed.
Originating in Stillwater, No Justice has maintained a spot on the Texas Music Chart since 2005 with hit singles like “Red Dress”, “Never Come Back” and “Horseshoe Lake”.
“We do shows three to five nights a week,” said the band’s lead vocalist Steve Rice.
This year, No Justice will finish their third studio release. Rice said the new CD will be a blend of the first and second release.
“I’m inspired by life,” said Rice. My surroundings sometimes lead to songs. Most of the music comes from life situations that I’m actually dealing with.”
The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Buffalo Run’s Club KIX.