Statesboro Revue feeling 'Golden' on new tour
"Undone," The Statesboro Revue
By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
The Statesboro Revue's Stewart Mann just wants to move — and wants you to move, too.
Mann, who founded the Austin-based band with brother Garrett Mann in 2008, has a deep and abiding love for the groove, in however form it shows up.
"We're more rock than country and more country than rock, as funny as it sounds," Mann said. "That kind of sums up our mission statement. I've always tried to stay true to myself as a songwriter, to write what comes naturally and not try to force anything."
The band returns to Amarillo for a 10 p.m. Friday show at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover is $10.
The band's music has veered a little more to the country side of late, Mann said.
"But everything we've done has been groove-based," he said. "That was the idea when I started the band — to have music that made you want to move. To two-step or to tap your foot or whatever your preferred dance is.
"The groove is something I appreciate. Of all the different kinds of music I grew up listening to, that was the commonality."
They're finishing up a their Golden Revival tour to the West Coast and back in support of the 2015 release Jukehouse Revival, still going strong with the release of the single "Satisfied."
Mann said he has begun to drop some new tracks into the set list, but he's not ready yet to go back into the studio.
"I'm always writing; it's just a matter of figuring out (what way to go)," he said. "Every album we've made has been a little different direction. I guess we'll see when we get in there; we never know what it's going to be like til we get in there."
Friday's show is the band's first time back in Amarillo for a while, and Mann is looking forward to it.
"I've always loved that area," Mann said. "It seems like, even more so than in other places in Texas, people there really appreciate music for what it is. For whatever reason, it seems like sometimes people are just out to party ... but Amarillo seems like the type of town where they actually appreciate the music, which is awesome."