Them Duqaines Plays Tonight at The White Horse
Perhaps it’s not the best gauge to go by. However, I – your humble Austin Music Minute maven Laurie Gallardo – do tend to rave about local music artists who pay homage to the ol’ school sounds. That being said, bands like Them Duqaines are the kind of hoodlums I’d hang with at the local honky tonk.
This talented quintet reigns supreme in “both kinds…country and western,” as Jake and Elwood were once so eloquently informed. Them Duqaines bring the classic pluckin’, twang and two-steppin’ vibe you’d find right beside Buck Owens and Waylon Jennings in the jukebox. And if you look closely, you’ll see a couple of familiar faces from the White Ghost Shivers in the band: That’s guitarist Jeremy Slemenda, and Curtis Thomas tearin’ up fiddle. It’s a pretty impressive line-up of musicians all around with guitarist John Beauchamp, bassist Frank Martin, and drummer Tim Peterson.
Speaking of honky-tonk adventures, Them Duqaines have a gig at one of my favorite new venues in town. They play tonight at The White Horse, 500 Comal St. at E. 6th. Powerhouse country rockers Woodsboss opens the show at 10:30 p.m., so make sure to get there on time to see both bands. And there’s plenty of room on the dance floor. Recommended.