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Randy Houser, Josh Thompson top Sunday’s WYRK acoustic show

Country singer/songwriter Randy Houser leads a triple bill at UB on Sunday.

blog by Ben Kirst  • 

Those of y’all who plan to be in driving condition at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening can still pick up tickets for the WYRK Fall Acoustic Show at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. Admission is $27.50 and the event will feature performances by Randy Houser, Josh Thompson and Andy Gibson.

Houser, a hitmaking singer/songwriter since 2008, has been in the news this past month for two notable reasons. The first: he released a new video for his single, “How Country Feels,” an upbeat little number that teaches us that wildly attractive women are willing to ditch work if you ply them with promises of country music, lemonade, handsome young gentlemen and sensual walks through the great outdoors. Take note, men of Western New York:

Houser also indirectly garnered national attention when singer and X-Factor contestant Tate Stevens tackled the country star’s “Anything Goes” on a Sept. 19 episode of the show. Stevens put on a stellar performance, earning praise from judge Demi Lovato, in particular. That can’t hurt Houser’s bank account.

Thompson is a workmanlike singer and songwriter, hanging around the fringes of country stardom since 2008. He recently signed with superstar Toby Keith’s label, Show-Dog Universal, and is working on a new record. Thompson and his bandmates also survived a bus crash in Arkansas in earlier this month—it’s safe to say that he’s not going to forget September 2012 anytime soon.


Washington native Andy Gibson wrote the number-one country single “Don’t You Wanna Stay” for Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson in 2011 and has been looking for his own big break as a performer. His single, “Summer Back,” reached #58 on the country chart this summer. He’s also a big fan of Instagram, as you can see on his Facebook page.


Photo from RandyHouser.com.

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