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Sasser’s honky-tonk recalls old twang, simple lyrics and uncomplicated melodies. It’s the kind of music you’d hear in the West Texas dance halls where the guys once upon a time put on
crisp shirts and ties and wore their best Stetsons, and girls were likely to wear patterned...See Full Bio
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“Big Talent: A few words on amazing visiting musicians playing at Fall Club Crawl® Chris Miller and James Sasser (Bud Light Music Stage, 10 p.m.) hail from Portland, Ore. That’s not a city that one would consider a hotbed of country music, but once you hear the rich baritone voice and the plaintive notes of the Telecaster, you’d swear they came from a place like Bakersfield. Perhaps the sound comes from the fact that Chris Miller spent so many years in Austin as a sideman for the likes of Wayne Hancock, Dale Watson, Chris Gaffney, Ted Roddy and Marcia Ball. Or maybe it’s because James Sasser originated from cowboy stock out in rural Oregon. In any case, the end result is pure honky-tonk music, the way Waylon, George and Hank would’ve liked it. Since Chris Miller also plays guitar and lap steel for Dave Alvin, he has enticed the rest of the Guilty Men to come out and tour with him. Tammie’s Tucson Music”