Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another High Noon Article

High Noon “What’re You Waiting For?”

Austin, TX—On a normal Monday night in Austin, folks make their way down to the Continental Club on South Congress where Roger Wallace holds court each week with his fine brand of honky tonk. But on Monday, January 14, Roger was feeling under the weather and turned to his friends to bail him out. The timing couldn’t have been better—High Noon, the rockabilly trio, has been hard at work rehearsing songs for their upcoming release and were more than willing to get in front of their hometown crowd to perform their new material.

High Noon—Shaun Young, Sean Mencher and Kevin Smith--played an hours worth of almost all new originals. Leading things off was Sean Mencher’s “The Beat.” The audience was receptive in spite of the fact that they had never heard the new songs. Songs like “What’re You Waiting For?” and “Railroad Crossing” hit their mark. Sean Mencher continues to write fantastic tunes—most notably the new shuffle “Prelude To The Blues”. Not to be outdone by Shaun Young’s fantastic “Hanging From The Old Oak Tree” and a great Texas shuffle called “Old Habits Are Hard To Break”. High Noon will be recording these songs for an upcoming release due out this spring on Finland’s Goofin’ Records.

“We’ve got about 30 new original tunes to choose from,” says Shaun Young. “Then we’re gonna get in there at Fort Horton (Studios) and record ‘em before Sean leaves right at the end of January.” As this show proved, the guys haven’t missed a beat as their chemistry is still undeniable. The record--tentatively titled “What’re You Waiting For?”--will be a follow up to the group’s 1996 release, “Stranger Things”.

High Noon will play several shows here in Texas this month and will resurface in Green Bay, Wisconsin, this July at the weeklong Oneida Rockabilly Festival. What’re you waiting for? Catch ‘em while you can!!

Bobby Horton

January, 2002

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