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Horse Opera. Americana and roots music from Austin TX.

Veterans of the Austin music scene, with several national tours under their belt, Horse Opera just got back from 3 weeks on the road in late July and August in support of their upcoming cd release. Their second studio cd will hit stores and be available online September 24th.

CD release party will be at the Continental Club in Austin Tx on Tuesday Sept 24th, and will also be the release show for Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay's new duet cd! Local Cajun fiddle wrecking crew, Gumbo Ce Soir, who's first EP was produced by Horse Opera's Jimmy Deveney, will open the show.

The band played an official showcase slot at SXSW 2013 at Austin's White Horse Bar, where they also hold a monthly residency the first thursday of the month. At the end of July, Horse Opera kicked off their tour at the Viva Big Bend festival in West Texas, and then tore a trail through the west, all the way up to Washington, and back through the mountain states.

There are 3 songs from the upcoming cd on the music player on this page, and a live video from the Brooklyn Country Showcase during SXSW. There are also 2 songs from their recent DAYTROTTER.COM session.

After the CD is released, Horse Opera hits the road again to conquer the east coast, starting on OCT 4th.

General Info

Band Members
Jimmy Deveney- vocals and guitar,Howdy Darrell- vocals and guitar, mandolin, Heather Rae Johnson - Fiddle, Rick Watson- Upright Bass
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Americana / honky tonk, bluegrass, hillbilly, roots / original

Contact Info

Austin, TX
Jimmy Deveney & Howdy Darrell