By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – Magic is bound to happen when you get two well-travelled, musically adventurous singer-songwriter/musician types together in the same room in a small town, right?
Randy C. Moore and “Wild” Bill Spurlock are proof of that hypothetical. The two musicians met when Moore, who tours as a solo act under his own name, played Spurlock’s Woodville eatery, Wild Bill’s Grill.
From regular jam sessions and gigs at Wild Bill’s, a full band project, Brother 2 Brother, has blossomed. The band will perform at the Emporium Stage on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 7 p.m.
Aside from the duo of Moore and Spurlock, the band will also feature Anthony Malone playing six-string bass and Eric Sanders on percussion. Moore will handle vocals and guitar while Spurlock plays lead guitar.
According to a news release from Brother 2 Brother, the four-piece combo will take the listener on a trip through Texas music from the blues, rock and roll and country-rock, with “stops along the way in Memphis, Chicago and Kingston, Canada.”
Along with its repertoire of tunes, Brother 2 Brother will serve up “some small tales and tall musical arrangements.”
The Brother 2 Brother sound has its roots in the musical chemistry between the two frontmen, both of whom are experienced players. Moore has long led a career as a studio musician and songwriter, and in the past few years, since moving from Nashville back to his native Texas,
he has flourished as a solo singer-songwriter act, and recorded albums that have received airplay here and abroad.
Spurlock, a veteran guitarist and singer, has fronted the Steely Dan tribute band, Bad Sneakers, which is based in Houston. Both Spurlock and Moore have played at the Emporium, together and separately.
Tickets to the show are $25 for reserved seats and $20 for general admission. For tickets, call 409-200-4759.