Dan Layus (of Augustana)

Dan Layus (of Augustana)

Wed, March 21, 2018

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

$15 - $18

EARLY ENTRY: 7:00P / GA DOORS: 7:30P / SHOW: 8:00P

 

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VENUE INFORMATION & POLICIES
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.

 

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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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Dan Layus (of Augustana)
Dan Layus (of Augustana)
Dan Layus, primarily known as the frontman of the critically acclaimed band Augustana, is set to release his debut solo album, "Dangerous Things," out October 21, 2016 on Plated Records/ADA. 'Dangerous Things' spans influences from Hank Williams to Tom Waits, from Dwight Yoakam to Woody Guthrie. The album was recorded in Nashville at South Sea Studios with minimal production. The lyrics are about life's struggles and its simple joys, and harmonies are provided by Muscle Shoals' own The Secret Sisters Of the new music, Layus explains, "I always knew this album was out there waiting, I just had to let it come to me. That was the most challenging part of this record. It was three years of repeatedly realizing Iwas trying too hard to write a perfect song. It all started to make sense and feel good as soon as I stopped treating songwriting like it was songwriting. Somewhere along the way I decided that if an idea was going to turn into a song on this album, then it had to be written organically and purely. It had to be an inspired moment that was unfolding melodically, musically and lyrically, all while making me feel something Subsequently, that's how I recorded the songs played the song live a few times in front of some microphones and when I felt something real happen, we moved onto the next one. The songs and recordings on this album are inspired by other people's stories and informed by my own experiences and I've never felt more proud or comfortable sharing an album as I feel with this one." Layus spent 12 years as the creative force behind American roots-rock band Augustana. After years of grueling touring which took them from basements to amphitheaters, the band as unit had run its course and disbanded. Layus decided to keep the name and subsequently released another album and toured twice more as Augustana. In 2013 he moved to Nashville and found an immediate home in the songwriter community, penning songs for Platinum country artists and pop artists alike. In this new endeavor he also found something even more valuable the new sound he had been searching for and scratching at since the inception of Augustana.
Venue Information:
Common Grounds
1123 S. 8th Street
Waco, TX, 76706
http://cgwaco.com