The Big Apple is in for an enlightening southern experience. The Gourds, a quintessential Texan band, are coming to Sullivan Hall on Oct. 1. Although the group’s music has an indistinguishable country-feel, it also contains traces of blues and Cajun melodies. Most of the band members grew up with musical families and are distinctive lyricists, a fact that is highly apparent in their music. Their songs are filled with gospel lyrics and old-fashioned instrumentals, providing the band with a raw, soulful sound. Tickets are $15 each, doors open at 6:30 p.m.