There’s a band tucked tightly in the soul of Texoma, a band that gathers new fans each time they bring out the guitars, a band that is soon releasing its third CD since their 2006 beginnings.
Twisted Pistols is that band, the band that brings a refreshing truth to every song on every stage.
Zach Hendricks, lead singer, mandolin, harmonica, and acoustic guitar, is the founder of Twisted Pistols and also its songwriter. With him are Johnny Wilson on lead guitar and harmonies, Wade Cody on bass, and Tony, aka T.J., Weir on percussion. Together, they have played throughout North Texas and eastward across the Gulf of Mexico to Florida and back. The Twisted Pistols have made strong showings in several band and songwriting contests. It’s safe to say this band is in it for the long haul.
Recording has always been a priority, and the band uses teamwork to make this happen. They ante up their gig payments, and the crack musicians go into the studio together, relying on their own smokin’ talent with only some occasional accompaniment from other musicians.
The latest CD, “Home On The Highway,” is due for release in the early fall. It’s first notes hit with a pounding rhythm on the songs, insightfully written on the road, and is accented with the bluesy howl of Hendricks’ harmonica and the well-balanced intensity of Wilson’s guitar work. Weir adds jaw-dropping drum beats in complete tandem with Willis’ top-shelf bass. The arrangements are the bands’ own creations.
There is one song on the new creation that features a guest artist. Texas music legend Mark David Manders, with whom Twisted Pistols has shared several stages. Manders adds more dimension to Hendricks, “Beer Store,” a crowd pleaser every time they bring it to the stage.
In preparation for “Home On The Highway,” Twisted Pistols has released a 3-song EP, featuring “Beer Store;” “Hurricane,” a song inspired when the band trekked to the Florida Keys, and which features all the instruments, including a whaling harmonica and strong mandolin riff, and harmonies; and “Get Out Of The Kitchen,” kicked with some funky guitar tones.
Twisted Pistols has its own sound, born of original lyrics in a genre that defies labeling, but includes Red Dirt and Texas country and Southern rock n roll.
Look for the Twisted Pistols on
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, ReverbNation, iTunes, and CD Baby. You’ll find them on all those sites, plus take a visit to their own site: www.TwistedPistols.com. Find them; find their earlier CDs, “Rusted Shut” and “Overheated.” And watch for the release of “Home On The Highway” — it’s just around the corner.
Contact Zach Hendricks @ 903-462-3680 or Johnny Wilson @ 214-984-6716 or email@example.com