Newly signed and ready to rock, the Ryan Bales Band will be performing Tuesday at Sam Houston State University’s Old Main pit.

“We’ve never played in Huntsville,” Ryan Bales said during a recent phone interview. “I hear it’s cool, and I think it’s going to be fun.

“We just got a new bass player, and we’re super excited to get back out on the road and play some shows,” he added. “I like to think of it as a big party. We’re not one of those pretentious bands that thinks they’re too cool to hang out and drink with everybody.”

Bales and fellow Southern band Full Throttle are headlining the university’s fall concert series. Bales said the band will be playing some covers to get everybody in the mood to rock, and then they’ll be playing some of their own tunes.

“It’s a very Southern rocking show,” he said. “People can expect that — that, and of course go-go dancers.

“I’m just kidding, but, as soon as we can afford that,” he laughed, trailing off. “We’re definitely going to try to put in some more stuff. We try to get everybody into our shows.”

With a new album “Smile” released in April, Bales said name recognition is key at this stage.

“We’ve got this one song about a moonshiner running from the cops,” he explained. “I think people will dig our album because it’s got a lot of different stuff on it.

“It’s got a little bit of everything — love songs, I hate my ex-girlfriend songs, sad songs. The last song on the album is kind of a joke song, but everybody seems to dig it.”

Bales said fellow band Full Throttle should get fans in the mood to rock.

Tuesday’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Main pit.

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