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So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

For booking, email: canvaspeoplemusic@gmail.com

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Kyle-Matthew Taylor

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Wes Maxwell

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Wes Maxwell was born in Wilmington, DE, and began playing music at the age of 12. Upon taking guitar lessons from Kyle’s father, Tom Taylor, Maxwell and Taylor began playing in several bands with each other over the course of the next eight years. After graduating from high school in 2011, Maxwell moved to San Marcos to attend Texas State University to study English and pursue his musical endeavors on the side in the Texas Hill Country’s thriving music scene. Shorty after arriving in San Marcos, Maxwell met Williams in a Texas country group that they both were playing in at the time, and formed an immediate friendship and musical bond. Shortly thereafter, Maxwell introduced Williams to Taylor, thus forming the Canvas People.

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Luke Williams was born in Three Forks, Montana into a musical family from the get go. His parents, Claudia and Kenny, raised Williams and his sisters with music, and constantly exposed them to a life in the music business while playing with their band, Montana Rose. Williams has been playing music so long he doesn’t even remember when it all first started. He has learned a multitude of instruments throughout his life including, piano, cello, bass, guitar, drums and trumpet. He left Montana right out of high school at 18 years old and started playing music on the west coast in Bend, Oregon. After that, he moved to San Marcos in February 2012, and met Maxwell and Taylor, thus forming the Canvas People.

 

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Canvas People is an indie-rock/indie-folk outfit based out of San Marcos, TX. Infusing traditional folk/rock-inspired songs with a blend of tasteful guitar licks, and velvety three part harmonies, Canvas People produces an honest, humble, sophisticated sound.

Inspired by local Austin bands, such as Sons of Fathers and Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars, the group consists of Kyle-Matthew Taylor on vocals/rhythm guitar, Wes Maxwell on lead guitar/backing vocals, and Luke Williams on bass guitar/backing vocals.

All in search of pursuing musical careers in the Texas Hill Country’s well-known music scene, Taylor, Maxwell, and Williams met each other at Cheatham Street Warehouse’s famous Wednesday night songwriter’s circle, and realized their common passion for pursuing a career in music. Upon meeting, the three started playing shows around Texas Hill Country venues like Austin’s The Saxon Pub, San Marcos’s Cheatham Street Warehouse, and Spicewood’s Poodie’s Hilltop, establishing a local name for themselves.

Canvas People currently has a 3-song EP available on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud, entitled Canvas People EP and are currently working on the release of their very first full-length album, Sirens, set to be released in 2014.

For information on upcoming shows and booking visit the Upcoming Shows tab.

Booking email: canvaspeoplemusic@gmail.com

~ UPCOMING SHOWS ~

8/23/14 - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – 11:30 pm ($5)

8/26/14 - KTSW Bookstore Blowout @ Texas State’s LBJ Bookstore – 10 am (FREE)

8/30/14 - So Far Sounds Private Event

9/2/14 - Cheatham Street Warehouse CD Release Party w/ Haley Cole Band – 9pm (FREE)

9/5/14 - Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse (Spicewood, TX) – 10:30 pm ($7)

9/26/14 - East Side Show Room

~ PAST SHOWS ~

8/5/14 - The Mohawk (Austin, TX)  - 11 pm ($6/ $8 minors)

8/1/14 - Grand Stafford Theater (College Station) – 9 pm (FREE)

7/29/14 - Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – 11 pm (FREE)

7/26/14 - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight ($5)

7/5/14 - Folk of July Fest at The Scoot Inn 7 pm

Buy tickets at https://eyeinthesky.org/folkofjuly/

7/3/14 - Red 7 (Austin, TX) – 9 pm ($7)

7/1/14 - Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – 11 pm (FREE)

6/27/14 - Poodies (Spicewood, TX)  - 6pm ($7)

6/20/14 - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – 11:30 pm ($5)

6/13/14 - Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – 9 pm (FREE)

5/31/14 - Austin Beer Garden’s “Be Kind to Cyclists” Event – 2pm (FREE)

5/30/14 - Spiderhouse Ballroom – Midnight ($5)

5/27/14, Tuesday - Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – 9 pm (FREE)

The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

5/15/14, Thursday - Rattle Inn (Austin, TX) – 11 pm (FREE)

5/13/14, Tuesday - Empire Control Room (Austin, TX) – 9pm

The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

5/9/14, Friday - Spiderhouse Ballroom (Austin, TX) – 7pm – Deli Magazine Austin Showcase

Cheatham Street (San Marcos, TX) – 10pm

5/3/14, Saturday - Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse (Spicewood, TX) – 10 pm

4/30/14, Wednesday - Strange Brew (Austin, TX) – 10 pm ($5)

4/29/14, Tuesday - Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – 11pm (FREE)

4/28/14, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – 7 pm ($5)

4/26/14, Saturday – Courthouse Lawn (11 East San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX) – 3pm – MR Fest http://mrfest.ktsw.net/

4/23/14, Wednesday – Strange Brew (Austin, TX) – 10 pm ($5)

4/22/14, Tuesday – The Roost (Austin, TX) – ($5)

4/21/14, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

4/18/14, Friday - Poodies (Spicewood, TX) – 10:30pm

4/16/14, Wednesday – Strange Brew (Austin, TX) – 10 pm ($5)

4/15/14, Tuesday – Love, Austin Showcase (Tarrytown Austin, TX) – (BY DONATION) Benefit Concert for the crash that happened during SXSW http://www.sounddessert.com/love-austin-showcase/ - 3302 River Road, Austin, Texas 78703, BYOB.

4/14/14, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

4/9/14, Wednesday - Strange Brew (Austin, TX) – 10 pm ($5)

4/8/14, Tuesday - The Roost (Austin, TX) – ($5)

4/7/13, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

4/2/14, Wednesday - Strange Brew (Austin, TX) – 10 pm ($5)

4/1/14, Tuesday - Cheatham Street Warehouse (Austin, TX) – 11 pm (FREE)

3/31/14, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

3/29/14, Saturday - Cheatham Street Warehouse – 9 pm ($5)

3/28/14, Friday - Strange Brew (Austin, TX) – 4 pm (FREE)

3/27/14, Thursday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

3/24/14, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – 7 pm ($5) AND Midnight (FREE)

3/21/14, Friday – Strange Brew (Austin, TX) – 4pm (FREE)

3/20/14, Thursday – The Roost (Austin, TX) – 10:30 pm ($5)

3/18/14, Tuesday – Mohawk (Austin, TX) – 10pm ($8 Cover)

3/17/14, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

3/10/14, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

3/8/14, Saturday – Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse (Spicewood, TX) – 10:30 ($7 cover)

3/3/14, Monday - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

2/28/14, Friday – Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – $8

2/28/14, Friday - Strange Brew (Austin, TX): 4 – 5:30 pm (FREE)

2/25/14, Tuesday – Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – 9 pm (FREE)

2/24/14, Monday – The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

2/21/14, Friday - Strange Brew (Austin, TX): 4 – 5:30 pm (FREE)

2/17/14, Monday – The Saxon Pub DOUBLE-HEADER (Austin, TX): 7 pm – 8pm ($10) AND Midnight – 1:30 am (FREE)

2/14/14 - Poodie’s Hilltop (Spicewood, TX): 10:30 pm – 12 ($7)

2/14/14 - Strange Brew (Austin, TX): 4 – 5:30 pm (FREE)

2/13/14 - Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – 9:30 pm – 10:45

2/10/14 - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

2/10/14 - Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) Kent Finlay’s Birthday Party: 8:00 – 8:30 pm

2/8/14 - Poodie’s Hilltop (Spicewood, TX) – 10:30 pm – 12 ($7 cover)

2/7/14 - Strange Brew (Austin, TX): 4 – 5:30 pm (FREE)

2/4/14 - The Mohawk (Austin, TX) – 9pm ($8 cover)

2/3/14 - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

1/30/14 - Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX) – 9 pm (FREE)

1/27/14 - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX) – Midnight (FREE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Check out some pics from our April 29 show Cheatham Street Warehouse (4/29/14)

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Photogography credit:  B&W Photography

  • The Mohawk, Austin TX (3/18/14)

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Photography credit: Bryan Parker

 

  • Sound check at the Mohawk, Austin TX (February 2014)

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  • Here are some photos from Time Warner Cable’s Morning News Segment featuring The Canvas People        (February 2014)

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  •  Photo shoot w/ Charlie Stout! (January 2014)

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Photography credit: Charlie Stout

 

  • Here are just a few photos from Canvas People’s show in Berkeley, CA at the lovely Claremont Hotel!                          (November 2013)

 

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Canvas People EP available NOW on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Bandcamp.

Full length LP ‘Sirens’ set for 2014 release. Stay Tuned!

Check out our photos, videos, and upcoming shows!