Stephen Pointer Band

Stephen Pointer Band
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The Stephen Pointer Band hails out of Fort Worth Texas, which is known for its rich history and legendary music. Stephen began his musical career at the tender young age of 12 training under Texas Blues legend “Sugar” Dave Millsap. Through his high school years Stephen took advantage of every opportunity he had to play guitar. It wasn’t until he entered college in 1999 at Auburn that he realized he had a knack for performing in front of people. After a year at Auburn he was eager to return home to Texas and attend Texas Christian University where he could further his love of Texas music. It was at TCU where Stephen met fellow band mate Herbie Rolph. The two made an instant connection and formed a band with fellow classmates and local musicians. Playing locally and writing catchy songs the Stephen Pointer Band began to create a buzz in the local music scene. In 2005 the band welcomed guitar phenomena Austin Barker to the mix. A new organic sound was formed and built the foundation for their freshman release “Sixes and Sevens” which was released January 2006 at Billy Bobs Texas. With a growing fan base and a solid live show, the Stephen Pointer Band was quickly turning heads in the entertainment world with multiple nominations in the prestigious Fort Worth Weekly Awards. After a little inspiration from their local Country Station they entered and won the 2007 Texas Music Showdown put on by 95.9 The Ranch in Fort Worth, TX. Their name now in the spotlight they began performing at larger venues and with well-known artists like Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, and a spot at the Larry Joe Taylor festival which pulled in over 50,000 spectators and had some of the largest Texas/Red Dirt artists like Reckless Kelly and Los Lonely Boys. The final piece of the puzzle was the addition of drummer Joe Carpenter who brought a new level of professionalism to their growing reputation. Things started to naturally fall into place for the band as they began collaborating their ideas. A heavy emphasis was placed on touring and writing new material. Over the course of a year the band further developed their organic sound and have expanded their tour stops from Laredo, TX; Dallas/Fort Worth; up to Stillwater, OK which is known for spawning some of the top Texas/Red Dirt Artists like fellow Smith Music artists No Justice, Stoney LaRue, and Jason Boland & the Stragglers just to name a few. 2008 will see the Stephen Pointer Band at full speed with the release of their new album “State of Mind” due out in August through Smith Entertainment. The new album will showcase strong vocals, pure tone, and maintain that “Outlaw” feel. The title track “State of Mind” shows a true Texas spirit through Stephen’s eyes as he made a trip out to California to play music and found it really doesn’t live up to all that hype. SPB shows their versatility with their crowd favorite “Shut up and Drink” as Stephen and Austin battle on their guitars, which capture the true essence of their live show. No country album would be complete with out a love song, and there is nothing short of that in the song “Last Two Lovers”. With tasteful chord progressions and a tight rhythm section the album “State of Mind” will find its way to the top of Texas Country.
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Average Rating : 4.7              Total Reviews: 11

Stephen Pointer Band  02/16/2010            
katie fields
Great band, wishing them luck on their new band. :D
Stephen Pointer Band  09/17/2009            
Great Band!
Stephen Pointer Band  04/30/2009            
This band is weak sauce
Stephen Pointer Band  04/22/2009            
Was a bit disapointed in this one. Good band but it seems like everything sounds the same. Decent writing here but the music needs to be mixed up a bit. Its still worth buying.
Stephen Pointer Band  11/20/2008            
Best new band out there!!
Stephen Pointer Band  09/12/2007            
Frank the Tank
This band is my new Favorite band...The CD does not reflect their live show at all!! It's rare to see a lead singer play lead guitar like that! The best part is...his lead guitarist is even better than him...It's mind blowing!! Very talented band!! Frankie G
Stephen Pointer Band  08/13/2007            
This was simply one of the most incredible concerts we have ever seen. This guy came out and played some of the most intense guitar licks and basically left the entire audience stunned. It was jaw-dropping amazing. As far as his guitar talent goes, about the only thing I have ever seen that can compare is Richie Havens, just 100% into the music. There was so much passion and energy going on that stage that it was almost too much, at one point we thought can it get any more intense? It is easy to see why he has so many dedicated fans, it was almost like a Grateful Dead atmosphere with people hanging out in the parking lot, totally original talent and NO ONE is going to forget this guy's songs. Trust me - the album doesn't even do it justice. He is an up and coming act for sure and the fact that he is totally underground is hard to believe.
Stephen Pointer Band  08/01/2007            
I saw these boys play out in Fort Worth and have not seen that much talent in one band in a long long time!! TG
Stephen Pointer Band  07/07/2007            
One of the better CD's I own... Great change of pace. Stephen's got loads of potential.
Stephen Pointer Band  05/22/2007            
I live in Iowa and discovered this band on MySpace. I decided to order the CD and recieved it yesterday. Wow, it is awesome!!! It won't be coming out of my CD player anytime soon. :-)
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