by: Thomas D. Mooney
A few Saturdays back, local television program 24 Frames had their first live music taping/show at The Blue Light with Lubbock artists Slow Relics, Kenneth O’Meara, and Denton by Lubbock transplant Daniel Markham. Despite only being able to catch Markham and company perform (We were also at Sturgill Simpson that night. More on that later), we did capture a few moments from the night.
In many ways, the night’s three performing artists highlight and sum up three facets of Lubbock music quite well: One, an up-and-coming and evolving indie rock band in Slow Relics, a respected singer-songwriter with resounding depth and weight in Kenneth O’Meara, and the ever constant and ever-changing Daniel Markham. All three could be described as having die-hard fans of their work while continuing to have an unknown persona.
Each individually has certain ties to the Panhandle, yet they also transcend the “West Texas Sound” description and category all together. Specifically with Markham, there are moments you’re convinced he’s the most influenced by his environment. Yet, with a simple turn of a song, you know he’s no limited by such boundaries.
Below, check out both our photographs from lead photographer/photo editor Susan Marinello and the 24 Frames episode featuring live performances by Slow Relics, Kenneth O’Meara, and Daniel Markham.