Unlike many of today's "old-timey" bands, who play a wide range of folk, bluegrass and country, Kevin Anthony & the Twin City Playboys (his Minneapolis based band) & Kevin Anthony & G-Town (his Galveston based band) are trying something different: rather than encompass a variety of sounds, they have pinpointed a very specific genre. Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, band leader Kevin Anthony has always been drawn to the combination of Texas and Cajun music that dominated his region growing up, and their debut album Texas Memories plays like a tribute to Anthony's musical upbringing. "I love the old style of music mostly because it reminds me of my family and the music that they used to play," Anthony explains. "After the passing of my grandparents I felt the strong need to carry on their musical tradition."
And carry it on he has. The cover of Texas Memories features a photograph of Anthony's grandmother Violet, perched on the back of a pick-up truck playing her acoustic guitar. The opening track, "The Violet Two Step," is an ode to Anthony's first music mentor, and it kicks off a disc full of classic Southern Texas country music that is at once reminiscent and timeless.
Bill Quinn: Pedal steel
Eric Paulson: Bass
Kevin Anthony: Leader, vocals, fiddle, guitar
Dan Sorretto: Bass
Gene Harper: Drums
John Terr: Cajun accordion
Kyle Hebert: Bass, Cajun accordion
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 240 minutes
Two steppin' good times just like a Saturday night in a Texas or Louisiana dance hall. A gumbo of two steps and waltzes to 'pass a good time'! Twin fiddles, accordion and pedal steel to make you cry in your beer and dance the night away!
3 vocal mics
Bass amp XLR
Pedal steel amp mic
(4) floor monitors
Traditional Texas country, Cajun & original material
Wild side of life
Heartaches by the numbers
Waltz across Texas
If you got the money
Tonight the bottle let me down
Les Flames dâ€™en fer
Boot Hill Drag
Pass me by
Blues de Port Arthur
My shoes keep walking back to you
You win again
Eunice Two Step
Acadian Two Step
Jâ€™ai ete au bal
Honky Tonk Blues
Past Booked Dates:
08-14-2011 — Kingfield Farmer's Market-Minneapolis, Minnesota
08-14-2011 — Half Time Rec Cajun Dance-Saint Paul, Minnesota
08-11-2011 — Music in Mears Park-Saint Paul, Minnesota
08-10-2011 — Lake Harriet Bandshell-Minneapolis
08-06-2011 — Crow Wing County Fair-Minnesota
08-04-2011 — Coon Rapids Dam Music Series-Minnesota
07-23-2011 — Crow's Cantina
07-16-2011 — The West End-Galveston
07-10-2011 — Kingfield Farmer's Market-Minnesota
07-10-2011 — Hamel Rodeo-Minnesota
07-09-2011 — Barnum, Minnesota
07-07-2011 — Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
07-04-2011 — Sawdust Days-Osh Kosh, Wisconsin
07-02-2011 — Sawdust Days-Osh Kosh, Wisconsin
06-25-2011 — Boudreaux's on the Bayou
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Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Corporate Event, Cruise, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Launch Party, Private Party, Wedding Reception
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