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West Texas Exiles

Mar 12, 2024

10:00pm – 10:40pm CT

Continental Club

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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