Live Music at Frontyard Brewing with Shane Bartell
Join us for live music at Frontyard Brewing every Friday and Saturday from 5-7pm on the lawn!
This Friday, Shane Bartell is performing!
Enjoy delicious Frontyard brews, farm-to-trailer food trucks, and gorgeous views of Texas Hill Country!
This event is free so see you on the Frontyard!
A little bit folk, a little bit shoegaze, Shane Bartell’s influences can be traced to wan Brits like Morrissey and Thom Yorke.
Raised in cowboy country (Kerrville, a smallish town nestled in the rugged hills of central Texas), Bartell moved to Austin in 1992 to attend the University of Texas. It was there that he started playing in a local dream pop group called Cling. The band had some success in the Austin area, even opening up for such popular mid-’90s acts as Oasis and Liz Phair, but the group dynamics were volatile at best. Bartell relished the band’s success but the constant bickering made him weary, so he made the move to go solo after Cling finally broke up in 1998. “The only reason I want to be a singer/songwriter,” said Bartell in a 2006 Austin Chronicle article, “is because I don’t want to be in a band fighting all the time.”
Deciding that a change of scenery was in order, Bartell moved to Portland and got to work writing songs. He returned to Austin a year later determined to try to make his way as a solo act. Recruiting keyboardist Derek Morris, bassist Marcus Rice, and drummer Stephen Bres in the months following his return to Austin, Bartell slowly but steadily gained a local following.
Frontyard Brewing is a family friendly brewery nestled on nine beautiful acres in the Texas Hill Country just east of Lake Travis.