An original mix of rock country and blues That creates a unique sound. Even on non original tunes we add own own southern rock charm flair. Can fill up to 3 hrs of music. Guitar solos behind the back or who knows get ready for a show.
Price Range: $400 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Expect to be surprised with something original. This band is not the same old song and dance in fact each live experience is a little different. The jam style show will slam you with songs you will enjoy from start to finish. From a new rendition of an old favorite or a brand new song made up on the spot for the occasion.
Singer-Songwriter John Fritzsching had started booking acoustic shows trying to showcase his own soulful sound to the local Houston music scene. Wanting to pursue his passion to expand his sound, John asked, Scott Byer (bassist/singer/writer), to come and add his talents to this fast moving genre. Both artists knew there was a sound that people needed to hear and with that, a drummer was needed. Sloan Gatlin has worked with all genres across the board, and with his addition to the group, these home grown artist brought TX Special to Houston.
Each member brought their unique sounds, pulling influences from gulf coast blues, rock, country and folk; mixing this amazing concoction into a rare sound. But their sound is only match by their energy on stage and their love for music. Every show they play, there is always a wave moving over the crowd, bringing couples, friends, and a random bar patron touting a beer to the stage. Strings stir, cymbals crash and voices are sent over the crowd from TX Special, leaving their musical print on your mind and ears.
But like all bands, this trio didn’t come together easy. With their first premier show at Jet Lounge, a downtown club, the band was less than ready. With Scott already set to prior commitments, missing band practice and Sloan only getting a few hours of practice, the stress and pressure was on the bands shoulders. What walked on that stage was three guys with love for music, and talent to showcase. And as soon as the first notes were struck, everyone in the crowd knew, TX Special is the next sound
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own sound supplied and can scale to fit into a variety of spaces and our own sound man who travels with us. We can supply mics for mc type thing and play "jukebox" between sets.
Original songs and all kinds of covers done in our own style.
Influences & Inspiration
Johnny Cash, American Aquarium, Turnpike Troubadors, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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