The march of music continues, even in the dénouement of the major records labels, who have been busy gobbling each other up, becoming the big four. This doesn’t make for boots on the ground in the way that it used to in the golden age of rock in the 60s, 70s, and even into the 80s. The faucet is still running full blast with talented tunesmiths that are pursuing their dreams, and you know nature abhors a vacuum! I am watching indie labels take root and grow. It is exciting seeing artists find a good home in the new music biz environment. A groundwork for the future is being built before our eyes, and one of the ascendants is New West Records.
They have been busy signing new acts, among them Buxton, a five piece folk-rock ensemble from Houston, TX. The bands’ third album (two previously were self-released,) is their debut for New West. Nothing Here Seems Strange came out earlier this year. Their music marries rock and folk, with beautiful writing and intricately woven elements. Buxton is led by Sergio Trevino on Vocals/Guitar with Jason Willis on lead Guitar/Mandolin, Chris Wise on Bass Guitar, Justin Terrell on Drums, and Austin Sepulvado on Guitar/Vocals. When we filmed the Spring Music Fog Marathon in March at Threadgill’s WHQ, we had the honor of a solo performance from Sergio. Here is the Music Fog recording of “Oh My Boy," with Sergio doing one of the tunes from the new CD.
- Jessie Scott