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The NEW Solo Acoustic Cd..."American Soul"....
Featuring 10  Original never recorded New Songs...
Now Available on iTunes.....
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Gus Samuelson, ‘American Soul’



The New Gus Samuelson American Soul is Jackson Brown meets Leon Redbone with Bill Frisell-style picking...Get it

Baron Lane....TwangNation.com







 



 

Dallas troubadour Gus Samuelson bills his sound as “swampy tonk,” a succinct way to describe the humid pleasures of his largely acoustic material. Gifted with a voice that, at times, conjures visions of Leon Redbone and backed by little more than a vigorously plucked acoustic and spacious percussion, Samuelson grabs hold from the opening moments of American Soul and refuses to let go.......Preston Jones    DFW.com






In 2011, the Dallas Observer awarded "Big Gus" Samuelson the trophy for Best DJ. Samuelson does have an impeccable ear for great tunes and his low, Southern Barry White-ish speaking voice helps him excel in that realm on KHYI-FM 95.3. For years now, however, he has fronted one hell of a band, Swampadelic. By blending blues, zydeco and Western swing, Samuelson and his crew cover aural terrain that few area bands can. The Cajun flavor of his tunes comes naturally, as he was raised in Louisiana before making his way to Dallas many years ago. American Soul, his just-released solo effort, is a fantastic collection of primarily acoustic songs that are packed with, well, soul. Most of the songs are originals with a few re-worked numbers from Swampadelic's Paralngua album thrown in for great measure. Samuelson has long held a residency at the Espiritu Wine Bar in Frisco, with many a friend joining in, but Swampadelic's Monday night residency at the Free Man Cajun Café is as fitting, and as swinging as a Monday night can get. Kelly Dearmore ....March 10. 2014




 






 

"Palangua"....The Latest release from "Big Gus & Swampadelic" ...purchase at the "Bait Shop" and  on iTunes, Amazon.com, and your favorite sites...

 

 




 

 


 Big Gus & Swampadelic – Parlangua – One of the rare Texas bands that owes more to Allan Toussaint and Dr. John than Willie & Waylon, the DFW combo formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist/radio personality Gus Samuelson doesn’t chase any trends, preferring to make the most of decades-old funk, classic country, roadhouse blues, and Creole dance music. It’s a bluesy, brassy love letter to New Orleans delivered with confident, down-to-earth enthusiasm on shakers like “I Don’t Know What It Is” and “Honest Lie.” ..."Best Albums of 2012"......as reviewed by Michael Ethan Messick for the .."Texas Music Scene"


 

Along with being an award-winning radio DJ, "Big Gus" Samuelson is a darn fine band-leader. Swampadelic, his outfit of crack musicians, busts out a wealth of styles and, in a live setting, can really do it all.

Western Swing, blues, honky-tonk and Cajun-flavored nuggets are sprinkled throughout their butt-shaking, recently released album,Parlangua. 

....Culture Map/ Dallas..."Meet The Rising Stars Of The Local Americana Scene 2013"

 





 


“Big Gus and Swampadelic proved to be an absolute revelation. Their blend of rhythm and blues, western swing, rock and cajun zydeco represented what I think true Texas music is at it’s best! Just like Doug Sahm’s Texas Tornados many years ago, Big Gus has found a way to blend in the rich, culturally vital sounds of an area that borders our state, only to fully incorporate those traits into a spicy broth that bubbles into a wholly satisfying concoction that just comes out tasting right”. – Kelly Dearmore, Dallas Observer