Mayeux and Broussard: “Texas Hills”
The term “whiskey-soaked” gets thrown around a lot when talking about good ol’ Texas country, but upon listening to Austin group Mayeux and Broussard, it’s hard to deny them that title.
The group was formed in the summer of 2011 by frontmen Tate Mayeux (pronounced “My-You”) and Brian Broussard. Joining the duo in their band are Taylor Englert on drums, bassist Misha Ben-David, and Matt Wiley on lap steel, mandolin and banjo. The band has racked up some solid live performances at clubs like the venerable Hole in The Wall, the San Marcos stand-by Cheatham Street Warehouse and up-and-coming Austin honky-tonk The White Horse. They even had an opening slot at the late Leslie Cochran’s 60th Birthday Bash at Threadgill’s.
The band doesn’t have an official record out yet, but they’re working on a debut that’s set to release sometime this summer. You don’t have to wait that long to get a listen of Mayeux and Broussard’s brand of gritty Texas country because you can get a taste right here with today’s song of the day “Texas Hills,” a swingin’, bluesy ode to some of the best scenery the Lone Star State has to offer. Say Mayeux and Broussard, “God never made no mountains like he made the Texas Hills.”
If you like what you hear, check them out tonight (for free!) at the Hole in the Wall.