The first time I saw this artist play, he and his band blew me away!

Lake Charles artist, Justin Martindale, and his band, The Backstabbers, bring that American singer/songwriter vibe like Tom Petty, James Taylor, and Neil Young.

The first time I saw these guys perform was at the 2018 Chuckfest on the Main Stage. I was really digging on their original songs, and then they broke out a Tom Petty cover and absolutely blew me away.

Here's a cover of a Whitney Houston song they knocked out the park, giving it their own American singer/songwriter twist:

The second time I saw Justin Martindale play was a collab project with other local artists at Mellow Mushroom where they played Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash covers. And yes, IT WAS AMAZING!

You gotta check out this local artist and like them on Facebook.

They have a concert tonight in Lake Charles at the Panorama Music House. You should go check them out!