October 17, 2018, 6:00 pm at The Saxon Pub, 1320 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
The Wagoneers came out of Austin, TX, during the1980s with a sound that quickly attracted a followingamong traditionalists as well as the rockabilly crowd.Opening the floodgates for what was to be known as'alternative country'. Throwing a fist in the face ofNashville's manufactured hat-act syndrome, theWagoneers created a very loud buzz. A successfulfirst release on Herb Alpert's A&M Records, Stout &High, made a big (and in time, historic) splash, and theWagoneers soon followed up with a second CD. Uponinduction into The Texas Music Hall of Fame, the bandreunited in 2012.The Wagoneers are: Multi-platinum songwriter MonteWarden on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, BrentWilson on lead guitar and contributing backingvocals, Brad Fordham on bass, and drummer MasPalermo. Chet Flippo (Rolling Stone) called The Wagoneers,"The Greatest Honky Tonk band that ever was".Margaret Moser (Austin Chronicle) said they are, "TheFathers of Alt-Country and Americana". Bob Oermann(Music Row Magazine) referred to them as, "The bandthat started the modern Texas Music scene". MarioTarradell (Dallas Morning News) called them, "Amythic and legendary band". Billboard proclaimed, "IfThe Clash had been a Country band, they would havebeen The Wagoneers". Since reuniting, the band hasrecorded an album with Grammy-winning producerMark Bright at the helm.