Devon Gilfillian

Devon Gilfillian

Honest Men

Thu, February 1, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


DOORS: 7:30P / SHOW: 8:00P


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Common Grounds is an outdoor venue with standing room only. In case of extreme weather, the show may be moved. Set times are subject to change. No SLR cameras or removable lenses will be permitted. Children three years of age and under do not require a ticket to attend. No pets other than service animals are allowed at the venue during a show.


Parking is available in the parking lot behind the venue, or in the Baylor 8th St. Parking Garage on weekends and after 5pm on weekdays.

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Devon Gilfillian
Devon Gilfillian
Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul on his debut EP. Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of Gilfillian's voice, the songs shine a light on a young songwriter who grew up outside of Philadelphia, absorbing everything from the R&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi Hendrix. Now based in Nashville, Gilfillian puts a personalized stamp on those childhood influences, rolling them into five original songs that showcase not only his songwriting and singing, but also his talent as an instrumentalist.

Raised by a musical family, Gilfillian grew up singing. He took up the electric guitar at 14 years old, kickstarting a fascination with classic rock and other sounds from an older generation. By the time college rolled around, Gilfillian was playing three-hour shows in a local cover band, performing songs by the Meters one minute and the Beatles the next. The gigs allowed him to explore the full range of his influences, but Gilfillian wanted to play his own music, too. With that in mind, he moved to Nashville, eager to chase down his own muse.

Released in May 2016, the self-titled Devon Gilfillian finds him stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist. He recorded the songs with a small group of friends and collaborators, tapping drummer Jonathan Smalt and slide guitarist Jesse Thompson as co-producers. Equal parts swampy, funky, and enthralling, the record finds Gilfillian planting one foot in the classic sound of his influences, with the other foot pointing somewhere new and uncharted. After all, he's no revivalist. No nostalgia act. No retro wannabe. Instead, Gilfillian is a classic artist for the modern age, discovering new life in soulful sounds that have been making people dance for decades.
Honest Men
Honest Men
Honest Men is an indie pop rock band from Waco, TX. Their first show, in the spring of 2015, was Baylor University's Battle of the Bands, where they ended up winning by student and judge votes. Since that point, they have quickly gained popularity across the campus and the city.

The rest of 2015 into 2016 was spent playing shows, expanding their fanbase, and finding their sound. In the summer of 2016, Honest Men journeyed to Nashville, TN to record their debut record, OKAY DREAMER.

As lead singer Seth Findley puts it, "These songs mean a lot to us. They mean a lot to me. What started as a concept album to tell a story that wasn't my own very quickly became a collection of some of the most personal songs I've written. I've found myself returning to the lyrics time and time again, comforted - even shocked - by the way they speak so perfectly into the seasons I go through and am going through. Am I okay? I'm okay. I'm okay. I'm okay."

Since the release of OKAY DREAMER in early 2017, Honest Men's fanbase has spread throughout Texas. With a growing online presence and a killer live show, Honest Men continues to write music and play as many shows as possible. They have opened for artists such as Colony House, Kings Kaleidoscope, Ellie Holcomb, Elephante, and more, as well as headlining multiple shows across Texas.
Venue Information:
Common Grounds
1123 S. 8th Street
Waco, TX, 76706