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West Texas Exiles

There’s Texas, and then there’s West Texas. You can leave it behind, but you can’t let it go.
Nobody knows that better than the West Texas Exiles. Love of music and a restlessness to escape their hometowns brought them together in Austin. With the release of their debut EP, Volume I, they showcase the talents of their three singer / songwriters: Marco Gutierrez, Daniel Davis, Colin Gilmore with masterful performances by bassist Eric Harrison and drummer Trinidad Leal. Fans showed their love at a sold out 2023 EP release at the legendary Saxon Pub in Austin.

With influences from The Flatlanders and Buddy Holly to Vampire Weekend and Jason Isbell, they are reinvigorating the music scene with a modern interpretation of the lone star vernacular. They've quickly grown from their inception a little over a year ago, playing SXSW as official artists and Willie Nelson’s Luck reunion and garnering local, national, and international radio play – including Sirius XM. Plaudits like 2022 International Songwriting Competition spotlight their rhythmic and lyrically honest sound. The West Texas Exiles’ sound truly evokes the ghosts of southwest Americana.

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Events featuring West Texas Exiles

Mar 12, 2024
10:00pm — 10:40pm
Mar 16, 2024
9:20pm — 10:00pm
Presented by
uTOPiA Sessions
Austin, TX, United States
Professional Connections
West Texas Exiles is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Management
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Distribution - US
  • Distribution - UK/Europe
  • Distribution - Worldwide
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Producer/Studio Engineer
  • Publishing
  • Sync/Music Supervisors