Blues Specialists

Blues Specialists

The Blues Specialists is an Austin, Texas based blues/R&B band established by Texas Music Hall of Famers TD Bell and Erbie Bowser. The band has played numerous events and backed up a great number of blues musicians. Some of the festivals played include Utrech Holland Samson Blues festival, Benson & Hedges (Dallas), Messa Az festival, Houston blues festival, Smithville, San Antonio, Pflugerville, Brownwood, SXSW, etc(a lot more). Clubs include Victory Grill, Billy’s Blues, Antones, and others.

We’ve backed Long John Hunter, Pete Mays, Lavell White, Carol Fran & Clarence Hollaman, WC Clark, Greyghost, Hosea Hargrove, and a hold host of others and was the starting point for a great number of Austin bands.

Our CD put out in ’92 was nominated for WC Handy award for traditional CD of the year (‘Its about Time’). To date we’ve completed two cd’s ‘Its About Time Again’ and our current releases ‘N2DEEP’ & ‘Urban Country Blues’ all self released. Plans are to be very active and release cd’s every 6 months. All songs on ‘N2DEEP’ and ‘Urban Country Blues’ are original with songs written by band members.

Because of the unique talents of the band members The Blues Specialists can perform from varying group sizes (ie. 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6) all maintaining the purpose of playing the Blues. Video can be viewed on youtube at: http://tinyurl.com/5f6x3j

Austin Lounge Lizards

Austin Lounge Lizards

Is life getting you down? Are all singer-songwriters too serious for you? Take the Austin Lounge Lizards and call me–laughing–in the morning. This talented bunch plays almost a dozen instruments between them and bring many different sounds to each song: from Swing to Bluegrass to 50’s Rock to Gospel.

Bustamoovalators

Bustamoovalators

How does one describe in words The Bustamoovalators To do so completely requires years of anthropological study of culture, music, tradition, community, the relation of the earth to the moon and stars and the rise and fall of civilizations. But it all begins with 2 simple definitions: The Bustamoovalators: (bust’a-moov’a-la-ters) n. A tribe of Mardi Gras Indians living in Central Texas practicing the mystic art of Bustamoovalation. Their tradition holds they ventured Texas-ward during the last ice age and were trapped when the ice receded. Bustamoovalation: (bust’a-moov’a-la-shun) n. Ancient and little known philosophy of healing the soul through music. Any style of music can work, but some styles are more conducive to good vibes than others. Once the student understands these terms, the next step is to study the chief disciplines which must be mastered by all members of The Bustamoovalators: Back-Bone-Slippology, Life-In-The-Fast-Lane-Surely-Make-You-Lose-Your-Mindectomy and Shake-What-Ya-Mama-Gave-Ya’osophy. And this is where things get complicated. Fortunately, there is a way to get The Bustamoovalators without all this rigamarole and nonsense – experiencethe New Orleans inspired, funk-a-delic groove first hand. It’ll cure what ails ya! An evening with the Bustamoovalators is a rejoiceful celebration of music in the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition.