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Bayou Black

The origins of Bayou Black date back to 2002 in Austin, TX.  At the time, the band members were playing together in the rock band fauverdog. Their run was cut short in 2003 by the relocation of their drummer which quickly dissolved the group. In the following years, Chris and Tony Kountoupis were involved in various musical projects (The Flavor Conductors, Divided Tension), but those bands exhausted efforts as well. The brothers each found themselves back to the drawing board, playing solo acoustic gigs in the Austin area. 

     The  acoustic  shows  took  a  step forward in late 2007, when former fauverdog bassist Sevon Moore attended a gig and rejoined the fold after a 3 year musical hiatus.  Soon after, Chris and Tony decided to team up on songwriting duties and get back to basics, writing straight-forward acoustic-driven songs that utilized their vocal harmonies and Sevon's bass style. As long-time fans of artists such as Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Radiohead, and Uncle Tupelo, they opted for a different musical approach. In reference to the brothers' South Louisiana roots, they chose the namesake Bayou Black.



  • November 18, 2017
    Strange Land Brewery ,  Austin, TX