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Don McCalister, Jr.


From the music hotbed of Austin, TX, sprang Don McCalister, Jr., a vocalist/songwriter having a revolving band of close friends and music artists that composed his Cowboy Jazz Revue. Intelligent songwriting and McCalister’s clean tenor, backed by way of a Traditional western golf swing and jazz-tinged nation sound, drew evaluations to other Tx mainstays, including Ray Benson (Asleep in the Steering wheel), Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum, as well as the music of Bob Wills & His Tx Playboys. On any provided night time, the Revue could show up as only a trio, with McCalister and Boomer Norman on acoustic guitar and Carl Keesee on bass, or increase to a complete orchestra with as much as 14 music artists on-stage. A number of the significant musicians that sometimes used McCalister included the Grammy award-winning Floyd Domino on piano, Champ Hood on fiddle, Lynn Frazier on pedal metal, Stan Smith on clarinet, and Maryann Cost on vocals. The kid of a university professor, McCalister grew up in several areas, including California, Arkansas, Tennessee, NEW YORK, Maine, Alabama, and New Orleans. Because of this, he cites a number of musical influences, such as for example Muddy Waters, Flatts and Scruggs, Norman Blake, and Duane Allman. Shifting to Austin in 1981, McCalister produced his first music group, the short-lived Bluegrass Demons, in 1986 before assisting discovered the Flakey Biscuit Children, which became a favorite central Tx bluegrass music group which performed frequently on the renowned Kerrville Folk Celebration. From then on group dissolved, McCalister separately released a cassette in 1990 entitled Sterling silver Moon which transferred within a folk music path and focused on his songwriting. Quickly thereafter, he set up the Cowboy Jazz Revue. McCalister was agreed upon to Dejadisc in 1993 and his debut record, Brand New Methods, garnered McCalister rave testimonials around Austin, plus airplay on local radio stations.

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Music Songs Ain't It Funny, No Such Pain as Love, Lady Blues, I Got a Wheel, Down in Texas, Bluebird, Let's Go Steppin', Small Town Boy, What the Cowboy's Say, White Freightliner, Steel Guitar Rag
Albums Down in Texas

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