Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards

Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards

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Dick Wiggler and the boys play a brand of country that is unique to the mainstream country scene. They bring the old school country mixed in with some rock/punk attitude.

Biography

Dick and the Cattle Guard came together over a Willie Nelson/George Jones duet called, "Gotta Get Drunk". Mr. Wiggler showed up at a Calbakes practice with the song and sang it. Boom, Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards were born. The song's title set the tone and the calling for this band. They learned a bunch of old school country songs and rocked them out. Now DW & the boys write their own brand of country that Nashville probably will not appreciate! The Cattle Guards consist of three members from the legendary San Antonio band, The Calbakes. Rounding out the band is Fred Fecker, who's band played with The Big Boys and created the very first Texas punk scene in Austin Tx. in the early 1980's. Sometimes it's country on 78, and sometimes its just good ole down home country music, like what Willie, Waylon, and Hank III played and still play to this day.

DW & The Cattle Guards opened up for Billy Joe Shaver at the Republic of Texas Biker Rally in Austin Tx.

DW & The Cattle Guards have opened up for Joe Buck, Back Porch Mary, Paul Sutherland, Hans Frank, Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, Hard Luck Heroes, The Humpers, Jason & The Punknecks, Turbo 350, Bob Monroe & The Outlaw Carnies, Hotrod Hillbillies, Born To Lose and many other Tx artist.

Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards have played:
Numerous bars, clubs, & festivals
World United Music Festival - San Marcos 11/09
The Republic Of Texas Biker Rally - Austin Tx
Converse Jubilee - Converse Tx
Toddapalooza - Magnolia Tx
Shane Dig - San Antonio, Tx,
Rolling Oaks Sports Bar, Jack Roadhouse, Sam's Burger Joint,

Discography

Dick Wiggler & the Cattle Guards has about 6 recorded songs, with a few of them receiving radio airplay. A few of a the songs are played on internet radio & podcasts.

Set List

1. Didn't Mean Nothing By It - Original
2. Gotta Get Drunk - Willie Nelson/George Jones
3. Miss. Mud - Hank III
4. The Country Will slip In - Original
5. Here I Am - Steve Earle
6. Pretty Penny - Original
7. Someday - Cracker
8. Smoke & Wine - Hank III
9. Whiskey Bent & Hellbound - Hank Jr.
10. Stay Here & Drink - Merle Haggard
11. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart - Whiskeytown
12. Pretty Fucked Up - Supersuckers

They have added numerous more originals.