There was no time for rest after Brett Walker and his newly deputized Texas Dangers made their first appearance on New Years 2011 in Fort Worth. Thrilling a packed house full of wound-up Wayne Hancock fans on a Friday night would be but the first order of business for this new year. Just hours later, Walker and former guitarist Dan Hardick sought refuge for their weary, red-eyed souls in the domain of Nashville based multi-instrumentalist/recordist Andy Gibson who also recorded Hank Williams III’s “Straight to Hell”!!! This is where Walker and the Texas Dangers' debut record "Pay the Fiddler" was born.
The Texas Dangers prefer to use traditional bluegrass instrumentation mixing punk and rockabilly influences to hammer home Walker’s tales of sorrow, death, urban sprawl, and farm cats. A lively and animated frontman, Parker County’s own Brett Walker balances a delicate and dangerous affair with his two true loves: the hay patch and the stage. Dutifully, he answers the urgent call to tell his heartworn tales of desperation. Stephen Simpson holds down the office of 5 string banjo while newcomer Daniel Crim turns loose on the mandolin.
Since their debut show opening for Wayne the Train, the Texas Dangers have also been on the same bill with acts such as the Supersuckers, Hot Club of Cowtown, Two Tons of Steel and Bob Wayne just to name a few. They have played shows all over Texas with numerous honky tonk, outlaw country, punk and even a few metal bands and have two West Coast tours under their belts. "Pay the Fiddler" has already sold hundreds of copies at these high energy shows to an ever-growing fanbase. The band is currently in the songwriting and money saving process to record the next record while also booking and playing shows wherever they can.
Walker and his outfit hope that those who attend shows will either run for their lives or get to hoppin’ a Do Si Do once they get their first dose of their farm-bred fury. Lord knows, a euphoric shot in the arm is just what true music fans need, with so much mainstream garbage coming out of Texas and Nashville and polluting our collective consciousness.