2019 has been a big year for Feathergun and the local Lubbock scene in general. We released our new album, Gates Wide Open, on all streaming platforms. This was our sophomore album, but really felt like the first album that brought all of us together to write music as a band. We're proud of so many of the tracks on the album, and really feel like we've developed a composition that can be listened to from the beginning to the end while still providing a diverse musical experience.
We brought on our new lead guitarist, Matthew Mercado, and said goodbye to Nick, whom we love and will keep close to us as we continue to move on. He's going to make sure we don't create anything that sucks, we hope. The change was difficult, and it will undoubtedly change the music moving forward, but we're certain we'll bring the same great rock and roll we always have. Feathergun has always been about growth, so we're welcoming all the changes moving forward and count on the opportunities for growth.
We've seen a lot of great new bands in Lubbock, welcomed several from out of town, and saw the reemergence of old favorites. The Lubbock scene continues to produce some of the most creative and thoughtful artists in Texas. We also got a chance to interview with Harvy Silva and OneTake, which is a great investment in the local scene and an amazing service provided by a friend that just loves music.
We wish you all the best of luck moving into the next year and hope that you guys lift up your favorite musicians, support their shows, and make great music yourself.