The Twisters had to drop the TEXAS out of their name because they were being mistaken as a country band. Why did the band call itself THE TEXAS TWISTERS to begin with?
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Because their music is luxuriously laden with layers of high energy BLUES/ROCK tracing its roots to the cross-pollination of musical styles originating in Texas. Texas Blues was the result of the mixing of Black Blues, Rural White, Cajun, Mexican, Eastern and Central European musical influences. The Twisters have taken all this and added the Fire of Rock and Roll to rival the steamiest Texas chili. THE TWISTERS present a colorful repertoire of HOT AND NASTY BLUES, CLASSIC ROCK and HAUNTING ORIGINAL MATERIAL. Manhattan Cable has seen fit to video and air several shows hosted by THE TWISTERS. THE TWISTERS have also been lucky enough to get air play on three local radio stations. WPDH of Poughkeepsie with disc jockey Greg Gatine and WRRV of Middletown, NY (a local ALTERNATIVE radio station) both aired their music. When Rick called WRRV to thank them for playing "WHERE'D YOU GET THEM SHOES?", he was told by George Fletcher (Publisher of Rhythm and News Magazine) "with a title like that, I had to play it for my audience, and they loved it." WVKR from Vassar College plays THE TWISTERS on a regular basis on their Friday morning blues show with Nick Deleeuw. All things considered, you'd be at a loss to miss this HEAVY DUTY, HARD HITTING, HOUSE ROCKIN' BAND.
Rick Salazar and The Twisters have been rockin' the N.Y., N.J., Conn, and Pa. area for over fifteen years doing Easy Rider Rodeos, Super Sundays, Harley dealer Open Houses and countless club, road house and restaurant dates. They've done local TV and radio spots as well. The eclectic mix of songs done in The Twister style has kept their fan base growing and growing. Now, in 2010 Rick and The Twisters are moving their home base to Ohio and are booking dates in that state quickly as Rick's fan base grows.
Rick's original songs, including Blow My Blues Away, Where'd You Get Them Shoes? and Keep Keepin' On, are getting regular air play (and listener requests too) on WQTT 1270 thanks to D.J. Ian Graham and his Rock And Roll Show! This all started after Rick appeared on Ian's show doing and acoustic live show and interview.
Don't miss one of their shows and like Rick says "KEEP ON ROCKIN'!"