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Mayeux & Broussard / Press

“In case you weren’t aware, Texas country music is as distinct a genre as symphonic prog or hardcore punk rock. Songwriters Tate Mayeux (vocals and acoustic guitar) and Brian Broussard (lead guitar), together with their band (Taylor Englert on drums, Misha Ben-David on bass guitar and Matt Wiley on lap steel) reside in Austin, and play a particularly hard-edged version of Texas country music, the sort of thing Steve Earle made his name playing before kicking bad habits. In fact “While The Gittin’s Good” will take many listeners back to that special time in the ‘80s when a host of new performers, including Earle, revitalized country music, by concurrently taking the music back to its roots, while injecting some much needed energy, and believe me, this collection lacks no energy, whatsoever."”

"Mayeux’s raspy barroom vocals pair so beautifully with Broussard’s bluesy guitar riffs and just the right amount of fiddle and lap steel to make this band a perfectly sweet taste of all the best things about Texas music. Listen closely and you’ll catch a little swamp pop and rockabilly influence in there, all of it tied up with a filthy little bow that makes you wanna unwrap this band with a bottle of bourbon and a pretty little lady in your lap."

“The term “whiskey-soaked” gets thrown around a lot when talking about good ol’ Texas country, but upon listening to Austin group Mayeux and Broussard, it’s hard to deny them that title. The group was formed in the summer of 2011 by frontmen Tate Mayeux (pronounced “My-You”) and Brian Broussard. Joining the duo in their band are Taylor Englert on drums, bassist Misha Ben-David, and Matt Wiley on lap steel, mandolin and banjo. The band has racked up some solid live performances at clubs like the venerable Hole in The Wall, the San Marcos stand-by Cheatham Street Warehouse and up-and-coming Austin honky-tonk The White Horse. They even had an opening slot at the late Leslie Cochran’s 60th Birthday Bash at Threadgill’s. The band doesn’t have an official record out yet, but they’re working on a debut that’s set to release sometime this summer. ”

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