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Gasoline Lollipops and Austen Carroll
Lulu’s Downstairs Presents Gasoline Lollipops and Austen Carroll!
Gasoline Lollipops stitch scraps of American roots music to patches of their own tattered hearts to form an all-new tapestry of bleeding rock n’ roll.
Front man, Clay Rose was raised between an outlaw, truck-driving father in the mountains of Colorado and a country song-writing mama in the sticks outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Clay’s penchant for open roads and trouble making are the backbone of the Gas Pops’ sound. The rest of the band consists of Don Ambory, Scott Coulter, “Bad” Brad Morse, and Kevin Matthews who all come equipped with music degrees from Chicago, Boston, Jacksonville, and Denver, respectively. They each add flavors of their own background and heritage, further diversifying the band’s signature sound.
Fresh out of the legendary Dockside Studio in Lafayette, Louisiana, Gasoline Lollipops are promoting their new album, All The Misery Money Can Buy, which pursues happiness and the American Dream to the end of the rainbow and chokes on a pot of gold. Gas Pops collaborated with Clay’s song-writing Mama, Donna Farar (“Last Thing I Needed” recorded by Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton) to create this politically-charged union of soul music and Southern rock.
Gasoline Lollipops are three-time winners of Colorado Daily’s “Best Local Band” award, and two-time winners of Denver Westword’s “Best Country Band” award. Over the last four years, they have toured throughout the U.S., Belgium, the Netherlands, and Belize. In 2018 they made Billboard’s top 10 Spotify chart, as well as Pandora’s top 10 Trend Setters list. Today, the Gas Pops continue to bend genres and electrify live audiences with ferocious sincerity.
Raised near the Red River in Texas, Austen Carroll moved to Denver and started Colorado’s premiere “Campfire Country” band, Grayson County Burn Ban. Now with a whole new batch of stories and songs, Austen continues to unfurl a candid tale of contemporary living. It’s a unique form of country/folk/americana that shows beauty in commonplace and humor in heartache. You can catch him solo or with the backing of the Better Neighbors.
“True to Austen’s genuine spirit, the four songs on ‘do it while you can’ also take major steps toward doing the three things important artists in any medium excel at: making you laugh, think and cry”
– Denver Westword
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