The Texas New Arms

The Street Plant Open Hearted Texas Tour 2017 was a great time. Adding music to the equation was very Soul Satisfying. From playing inside Cactus Music in Houston, TX to the sidewalk in front of Deviance Skate Supply in Wichita Falls, TX we ran the gamut on where a band could set up and play and that is exactly what I was hoping to accomplish: Make the music accessible and immediate, FREE and ALL AGES.

w/ Tommy Luna in Wichita Falls, TX. Photo: Rob Wallace,

The band for these shows was put together by my Brother In Open Arms, Tommy Luna. I told Tommy that I was coming to Texas and that I wanted to play some songs from my new EP: The New Arms EP, Produced By Matthew Ryan, and I asked if he could help get a band together. The answer was an immediate Yes! — And what a group of musicians he assembled. The chemistry was immediate. Even though we had only rehearsed for two hours before our first show, I felt like I’d been doing miles with these guys for years. We even had a personnel change after the 3rd show where Guitarist Kevin Bernier left for Australia for his regular gig w/ The Suffers while Drummer JP Rios switched to Guitar, Tommy Luna continued to hold down the Bass and we were joined on Drums by Isaias Gil. And the first gig with the second line-up at 4DWN in Dallas, TX was done on the fly, no rehearsal.

Much Love and Thanks to The Texas New Arms v1.0 and v2.0:

The Texas New Arms v1.0 in Austin, TX. Tommy Luna, Kevin Bernier, Mike Vallely and JP Rios. Photo: Rob Wallace.
The Texas New Arms v2.0 in Wichita Falls, TX. JP Rios, Mike Vallely, Isaias Gil and Tommy Luna. Photo: Rob Wallace.

The New Arms EP is Available Now Here in both CDEP and Digital EP formats.