Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Dom Cours
Dom Cours is a raw southern singer songwriter whose music resonates with the soulful Texas Hill Country. You can see he is burning the right kind of fuel when your foot starts tapping to the rhythm of his heartfelt original compositions.
Taking the soul searching long road with some hefty detours, Dom has arrived to his life long passion – music. After eight years as a U.S. Army Infantryman, three years of combat in Iraq, followed by raising his daughter as a single parent – the stories woven in his original song lyrics resonate for many. And, Dom is well on his way to completing his bachelor’s degree at the world’s most prestigious music school, Berklee School of Music.
Country music and Texas blues are the keystone to his musical style. Local boy raised in the back wood pines of Bastrop County, with Austin just a stones throw away, Dom’s sound is swampy and full of grit and driving rhythms. He makes use of multiple instruments to fill the set with layers of sounds and textures; the drive of a lead guitar, the slide against the strings of a dobro, crystal clean sounds of the acoustic guitar, deep rumble of a low tuned baritone and held together by the rhythm of an antique alligator-skin suitcase drum.