Tue Jul 2, 2013, 12:38 AM
TexasTowelie (11,250 posts)
The Bright Light Social Hour Opens for Natalie Maines and Wendy Davis at #SWTW Rally
Wendy Davis may have been the headliner for today's Stand With Texas Women rally at the Capitol, but she wasn't the only rock star to grace the stage.
Before Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks sung the national anthem and fan favorite "Not Ready to Make Nice," local band and 2011 Austin Music Awards "Band of the Year" The Bright Light Social Hour kicked off the show.
The band had witnessed Davis' filibuster and were so inspired they went right back home to their studio and recorded the track, aptly named "Wendy Davis". The video is a montage of themselves in the studio and the folks in the Capitol rotunda decked out in orange chanting the only word of the song -- "Wendy."
One of the rally's organizers saw the video and reached out to the band to see if they'd want to kick things off. By that time the video had over 5,000 views and the name "Wendy" was the hottest thing on the internet. Luckily the band was available to play a short set for the thousands who showed up just before the noontime program got underway.
More at http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/13733/the-bright-light-social-hour-opens-for-natalie-maines-and-wendy-davis-at-swtw-rally !
Okay folks, I brought the BLSH to DU in January 2013 with the following thread:
The guitar player, Curtis Roush and the bass player, Jack O'Brien are Southwestern University alums. Hopefully, they partially offset some of the other SU alums on the wingnut side of politics such as US Rep. Pete Sessions and Texas Rep. Debbie Riddle.
You go guys and I'll see you next time at the barber.
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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 04:42 AM
AllenVanAllen (3,074 posts)
3. I love this band!
I had no idea it was them at the rally. I first heard their music on KANM last year. Good for them and making one of the coolest tribute songs...EVA!
And here is one of my favorites.