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THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN

 

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PAM NASHEL LETO: pam@girlie.com  

TAYLOR HAUGHTON: taylor@girlie.com

 

The Texas Gentlemen are a collective of songwriters, artists and musicians based out of north Texas. The backbone of the Gentlemen is their roots as a studio band. Alongside producer Beau Patrick Bedford and Dallas studio Modern Electric Sound Recorders, The Texas Gentlemen have worked on recordings with artists like Leon Bridges, Nikki Lane, Jonathan Tyler and Paul Cauthen. Inspired by the great historical studio bands like the Wrecking Crew the Gentlemen are hell-bent on working with timeless artists in every genre who carry the spirit of classic American songwriting and performing.

In the summer of 2016, the Texas Gentlemen were asked to move out of the studio and into the realm of live performance as part of the seminal Newport Folk Festival. Their show included special guest vocals by Kris Kristofferson, which marked his first appearance at the festival since his 1969 set when he was given a slot at the request of Johnny Cash. During the band’s electric performance of “Me & Bobby McGee”, Kristofferson and The Gents were joined by Margo Price, who summoned her best Janis Joplin in what Rolling Stone referred to as one of the festival’s highlights.

Country Rock legend Joe Ely, describes the band as “the best backing band I have ever played with. Seriously.” High praise from a man whose accompanists have included The Clash, The Flatlanders and Rolling Stones’ saxman Bobby Keys. Recently, the Gents recorded at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals where they cut over 28 songs in 4 days. Like their musical predecessors The Band, The Texas Gentlemen are dedicated to furthering the long legacy of American songwriting that crosses all boundaries of genre, style and tempo. Whether they are backing up a legendary artist or supporting an up-and-comer or performing their own material, The Texas Gentlemen’s musical calling card is American authenticity. They play it like it is. Look for their debut album release in mid-2017.