Sounds of San Marcos: Law by the Gun
By Ricky Galindo
“Stuck between the present and a moment lost in time” Even In July by Law By The Gun (video below)
Dylan Gully (Vocals/Acoustic)
Michael Lyons (Lead Guitar)
Shawn Clampitt (Bass)
Zak Lyons (Drums)
Founded: January 2012
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Brothers are defined as funny, protective, and bonded through a mutual hatred of Keith Anderson (No one wants to go picking wild flowers, Keith). Law By The Gun is no different.
I hope this little tidbit gives an insight to this band. While hard to portray, the brotherhood that keeps this band together has the added benefit of cultivating quality music. With sounds ranging from Country Rock to a soulful blend of Red Dirt Music and the Blues, Law By The Gun holds your hand through their set and the emotional roller coaster they create.
Lead Vocals: Dylan Gully, is from the nearby town of Dripping Springs. After spending time in Lubbock, Dylan returned home to Central Texas to be the cornerstone of Law By The Gun. While Dylan has developed a unique voice, he reminds me of another successful singer named Scott Wiggins. As a part of the Scott Wiggins Band, this group was once the opening act for the Casey Donahew Band. I’ll never forget a 2009 opening set in little Uvalde, Texas. The Scott Wiggins Band lit up the room and out performed the headliners. I hope my correlation bodes well for Dylan and Law By The Gun; The Scott Wiggins Band is still a favorite of mine.
Bassist: Shawn Clampitt, felt San Marcos was just as good as home. Shawn is a Texas State Alumni and grew up with lead singer Dylan in Dripping Springs. What is going on in Dripping Springs? It must be the Hamilton Pool water.
Lead Guitar & Drums: Michael Lyons and Zak Lyons grew up in the Cedar Park area. These actual brothers are the heartbeat of the band. On-stage they are funny, quirky, and alive. Off-stage, a simple hello and a handshake could turn into a laugh attack in 60 seconds or less. The smile of Zak (Drummer) should say it all.
An album is on the horizon for this band of brothers and it is exciting to witness the band growing its roots. Law By The Gun has been a local favorite for a few years. Performing at Jack’s Roadhouse and Taxi’s in San Marcos, and at Red Shed Tavern, The Lucky Lounge and Shiner’s Saloon in Austin certainly has helped develop a fan base. The band may be seeing the fruits of their labor. For as often as Law By The Gun has performed in a relatively short amount of time, the group has developed a healthy following. If you find yourself with a free night in San Marcos, do yourself a favor and catch a Law By The Gun show. Because friends don’t let friends listen to Keith Anderson.