Texas singer-songwriter Aaron Einhouse likes to share the driving when he and his band are traveling between gigs and that time spent behind the wheel helps fuel his music.
“I do a lot of reading while I’m driving on the road — well, audiobooks, and unabridged ones,” he explained. “I get a lot of inspiration from these — who I’m reading, who I’m listening to.”
That literary inspiration find its way back into one of the Austin native’s strengths, songwriting, and it’s his honest look at life and love told in three and four-minute slices of music that’s winning him a growing number of fans across the state.
Einhouse, who opens for Texas southern rockers Whiskey Myers on Saturday, Nov. 5, at The Backyard, is touring in support of his latest set of writings, the album “It Ain’t Pretty,” released last spring. Both critics and fans have praised it for its sound and lyrics, and Einhouse admits he’s partial for it, too.
“I think I’m circling back to more of my writing roots. There are more story songs . . . (and) more sadder notes. It’s a little bit darker than my previous ones.,” he said. At the same time, the album’s sound is important to him as well as a drive to keep listeners entertained. “The band we’ve got, I’m pretty excited about it. The one big thing about ‘It Ain’t Pretty’ is it’s very much like our live sound. It’s pretty rocking,” Einhouse said. “I picked songs I like a whole lot on the record and all these songs play really well live.”.
Live is how fans will experience Einhouse and his four-piece on Saturday night and he’s ready to deliver, even as a warm-up with second opener John David Kent to the even rowdier, rocking Whiskey Myers. “It’s a very action-packed show. Our stuff is pretty rowdy: thoughtful and emotionally affecting – plus stuff that makes you want to get up and move around,” he said.
The show begins around 8 p.m. Saturday at The Backyard, 511 S. Eighth St. Tickets are $20 and available online at stubwire.com.