03 September 2009

The McKay Brothers

mr. anchovy [See Links to the right] has me listening to Texas and TexMex music again.

I saw a live set by The McKay Brothers from Bandera up there in Texas. As with people like Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson among others, they are Texans who can almost persuade you to forgive Texas.

The entire band is a truly rockin' ensemble. This is an acoustic piece, however, a rendition of Port Artur (that's not a typo), which is a signature tune of theirs.


mister anchovy said...

It's a beautiful tune. Thanks for pointing me toward these guys.

I seem to gravitate toward listening to songwriters from Texas...Guy Clark, Townes van Zandt, Steve Earle, Stacy Earle, Joe Ely, as well as border music, Conjunto, Norteno, Tex-Mex, polkas, huapangos and rancheras. I love the pairing of bajo sexto and accordeon. I don't know how that happened. I've only ever been to Texas once, and that was to attend the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, with Tuffy P, Candy and Stagg.

Señor Steve said...

It happened because you have impeccable taste, mr. anchovy.

Candy Minx said...

Great music!