Texas Tour for The 502s Winds Through Winnsboro




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The 502s are a new and exciting six-piece Indie Folk/Americana band from Maitland, Florida. They will perform on The Bowery Stage, Winnsboro, Texas, Saturday, September 15.

For a music sampling, check out their performance of “What To Do” here. 

They're new in that they cut their first CD in 2016, but already they just completed their first very successful European Tour last month. Listening to their lighthearted gang vocals and buoyant trumpet lines, you could certainly slap The 502s with an ambiguous indie label.

Their loosely boondock, on-the-road-again acoustic tenor makes them a fit with the Americana crowd. And with their big, open strumming patterns, fingerpicked banjo, and mildly twangy vocal flair, it would be easy to call them a folk band, throw on a plaid shirt, and compare them to The Lumineers or The Avett Brothers.

The 502s’ forthcoming album Because We Had To is a lesson in finding what feels good – both in music and in life. Recorded in 36 hours over Memorial Day Weekend, it’s the kind of album you could take on a road trip, or one you might hear at a raucous New Year’s Eve Party where the lead singer smashes a pint of Guinness onstage (true story). “It’s the sound of a big rowdy party,” laughs singer/songwriter Ed Isola.

Winnsboro and the intimate, 88-seat Bowery Stage join with Austin and San Antonio to bring The 502s to Texas for their first Texas tour. Seats for this concert are $15 general admission or $22 for reserved seats at a bistro table.

 Doors open at 7 p.m. and music the concert starts at 7:30. Get tickets at www.winnsborocenterforthearts.com.

The Bowery Stage is at 200 Market Street, Winnsboro.

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