On a Wednesday night in Fort Worth’s Cultural Arts district, a red hue illuminates the crowd at a lively music hot spot. And not everyone was there for the headliner.
This night, as on so many nights, there’s an intriguing line-up at the Magnolia Motor Lounge. Top of the bill is Buffalo Ruckus, named one of the rising Texas country bands to watch in 2018. One of the two opening bands is a duo that call themselves Frenchie’s Blues Destroyers. This pair of rough and tumble blues boys have a history of jamming with Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter as a two-piece set.
Then there’s the debut of a five-piece band headed by a rising talent from the heart of Texas, Dustin Massey. I positioned myself and started capturing what I believe to be the next great artist to come out of Fort Worth since Leon Bridges.
Cover photo courtesy Sage Howell
Sage Howell is a photojournalist based in the DFW-area.