Seth started picking on the guitar early in high school, but at that time, it was just hobby to him.
He was really inspired by the “Texas Country” scene, after attending a Fall Fandango concert at
the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in The Woodlands, TX, with his older brother and his
friends. After that, Seth was hooked and eventually found himself singing along and playing to
artists he saw that day. He found himself writing songs and playing everyday, so he formed a
band with some local classmates, and with just a few originals and a hand full of covers, they
soon landed their first gig! They started out as a house band, opening for some big name bands
every Sunday, at venue called Reno’s, in Webster, TX .
After graduating high school, Seth moved up to College Station, and started doing some
solo/acoustic acts at a few local bars, while attending school. By age 19, Seth released his first
record, “Life”, which consisted of 13 originals that he wrote between high school and leading into
the end of his freshman year of college. Looking back, he sometimes feel he rushed the record,
however, Seth looks at his writing on that record as a stepping stone, as if it tells a story about
what he went through or who he was, at that time. So he stuck to his guns and took a chance
being a Texas singer/songwriter and put school and everything else aside.
A lot has happened since then. In the Spring of 2010, Seth improved his live shows by getting a
permanent band out of College Station, TX. “I’m so blessed that I found such talented musicians
that have the same drive and passion as I do. They are now some of my closest friends, and I’m
glad to share the stage with them.” Seth spent a lot of time in 2010 in Mike McClure’s
basement recording his 2nd record, “The Aftermath”, which was released October 26 and was
produced by one of the Red Dirt founders himself, Mike McClure. He feels it’s a big change from
the “Life” album. “The Aftermath has a lot to do with how I’ve lived, and experienced crazy and
fun times away from home, in college, over the past three years.” His voice has matured, and this
new record has a lot more groove. Many of his fans love his music because of its original mix of
southern rock, blues, and country.
Seth has been nominated for two 2011 Texas Music Awards, including “Album of the Year” for
The Aftermath, and he’s released two singles from The Aftermath – “Alright (feat. Mike McClure)”
and “Weekend’s Gone”. When you come out to a show, expect to stay on your feet! Seth makes
sure to keep the groove going with harmonica solos in almost every song, which blend with his
music’s southern rock personality!