Dalton Domino Brings ‘West Texas Sound’ to East Texas
Town-by-town, and club-by-club Dalton Domino has been burning down West Texas with smoldering live shows for a couple of years. This week Domino returns to East Texas for the Wednesday Night, LIVE! Music Series at Coach’s in Tyler.
Whether it’s gothic western of “Howl,” the rocking roadhouse vibe of “Dallas,” the sawdust shuffling, rootsy ode to an inspirational women “Jesus and Handbags,” or the menacing, swampy, stomping “Killing Floor,” the tunes on his debut album “1806” fit well, and offer the listener a well-rounded, satisfying experience.
For good measure, “All that Matters” is suited for country radio with its delicate electricity, declarations of a pleading lover, and Domino’s ability to simply tell a story we can all relate to, yet can’t express in the same way.
A big musical moment for me was in 2003, when I went to a punk show in Las Vegas,” Domino clearly recalls. “New Found Glory and MXPX were playing, which was perfect because I had grown up skateboarding and hearing the live bands at the Van’s Warped Tour. Punk music really was my base, because I loved the freedom of the lyrics. The songs dealt with the stuff that was relevant to me. The older I’ve become, the more I’ve enjoyed that same freedom I see in the writing of so many great Texas and Red Dirt artists. The feeling I get from great lyrics is what will has always stuck out to me.
- Wednesday July 20: Dalton Domino (Coach’s).
- Wednesday August 3: Red Shahan (Coach's).
- Friday August 12: Johnny Lee (Cowboy's).
- Wednesday August 17: Adam Hood (Coach’s).
- Wednesday August 24: Prophets and Outlaws (Coach's).