Uncle Lucius at Tulips

Uncle Lucius and Tony Kamel at Tulips Fort Worth

Words and Photos by Juan R. Govea

Fort Worth’s music venue, Tulips, filled up fast Friday night. Doors opened at 7pm with a showtime at 8pm for Austin TX’s headliners Uncle Lucius and Austin’s Tony Kamel opening the night. Kamel played for a solid hour in support of his debut album Back Down Home and had a crowd of country music lovers raving. He shared the stage with fiddle/mandolin player Kym Warner. Kamel is set to hit Houston TX’s Heights Theater Saturday night.

As for the headliners, Uncle Lucius stormed the stage and played a heavy wild set. The Lucius gang have been playing fun finger picking tunes since early 2006. In support of their US tour for their latest release, It’s High Time. After a five-year hiatus the group is back playing soulful, joyful sounds. Uncle Lucius is a dream that first emerged in the mists of old south Austin, drinking cheap beer with Dixie while the jukebox moaned.