2015 Austin 10/20 Headliner Band:
Get ready to rock out to Black Pistol Fire on race day! The Canadian Rock and Roll duo split’s time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Black Keys, and Clutch. It’s clear that the band’s sound spans many different eras and sub-genres, relying on a classic rock and roll sound that has been updated for our modern times.
The band has seen their music used in television shows such as 90210, Hawaii 5-0, Suits, Sons of Anarchy and The Protector as well as being featured in ads for Pepsi Canada, Braun and T Mobile. They have toured throughout North America as well as completing a successful European tour in the fall of 2011.
Black Pistol Fire features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school. After playing together in another band, McKeown and Owen packed up their instruments and bag clothes and headed south for a change of scenery. They settled in Austin, TX in 2009 and have been playing music at local hot spots and festivals including SXSW and ACL in 2014!
Black Pistol Fire will take the Main Stage at 10:45 on race day following the completion of the 10/20 Championship Award ceremony. You can listen to them ahead of time here!
2015 Course Bands
We’re finalizing a great line up of course bands. Check back in January to see who you’ll be listening to on race day!