Empty Trail Takes On Dozen Street In East Austin

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Empty Trail Brings Life To The Historic East Austin District

Austin, Texas has produced a mixture of world-renowned musicians over the years that have included a wide variety of styles like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, and The Sword. I suspect that one day that the fast-rising Empty Trail will be viewed in the same vein. Comprised of members Rick Lambert (vocals/guitar), Shane Wallin (bass), and Rom Gov (drums).

Empty Trail was billed to play the Dozen Street club on the historic East side of Austin. The night had been filled with heavy rains and flooding. So I had been concerned if this would affect the night’s show. I decided to wait it out and let the storms pass on by, and I honestly have to say it was a good move. On arrival, Rick immediately introduced himself to me and was very receptive to having me there.

As soon as Empty Trail took the stage, I felt like I really needed to pay extra attention to what was about to take place. The band comes together to bring a special sort of energy that I can not describe. The band has a sound of their very own but I definitely picked up on hints and influences from the late Chris Cornell and even a bit of Alice In Chains. This immediately struck my attention and I stood there for quite some time taking it in. One particular track that they played that really stood out to me was “My World“. Empty Trail also paid tribute to an absolutely amazing rendition of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid.”

Empty Trail Is Paving The Way For Austin Musicians Everywhere

In 2014, Empty Trail was quite busy putting out music. With the Ep’s Obscured and Hollow Hearted led the guys to start working on their next venture. In 2016, Empty Trail put out their full-length album, Bare. They have been on a rampage putting out singles ever since.

If you have the opportunity to catch Empty Trail perform, you most definitely will not be disappointed.

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I love music, I love crowded venues, loud music, and sweat-soaked fans. I love the sound of a venue opening its doors to the public. I ended up moving to the Austin area in 2011. I have nearly a decade of experience in the Entertainment & Private Event industries. I have supervised at a number of concert venues and festivals, such as Emo’s East, Stubb’s, ACL Festival, Bonnaroo, Austin Fan Fest, SXSW, and the Austin Trail of Lights. In 2014, I began to take an interest in all things media related. I ended up chasing those ambitions and became a content creator and a concert photographer. With no formal training in any of those areas, in 2017 I decided it was time to change that up. I decided to pursue a degree in the Arts focusing on Radio, Television, and Film. As I began my academic path, I inquired about the Media department. I currently am a multimedia journalist for the Student Life department at ACC. To further my education, I received a scholarship with the Austin Film Society to become a TV Producer at Austin Public Studios. I believe in capturing the essence of life and representing it in a creative effort.