Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards
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Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards

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Jun
20
Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards @ Shane - Dig Fest

San Antonio, Texas, USA

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Jun
06
Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards @ Floresville Fair Grounds w/ Bleu Edmonson

Floreville, Texas, USA

Floreville, Texas, USA

May
08
Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards @ Converse Jubilee Festival

Converse, Texas, USA

Converse, Texas, USA

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"Joe Buck Yourself, Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards at Jiggers!! The mix of twisted country and punk." - San Antonio Express News


"There'll be country/punkand even straight up hardcore honky-tonk from Wiggler and his Cattle Guards." - San Antonio Express News


Dick Wiggler and The Cattle Guards are what country music would have sounded like had it's spiritual home had been CBGBs, rather than the Grand Ole Opry - good, loud and rockin'! - Tim Stegall


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Some 150 bands will play on eight stages over three days beginning Friday at the World United Music Festival and Radio Conference in San Marcos. Headliners inclide Asleep At the wheel, and Roger Creager, and the festival will include independent artists in reggae, root rocks,bluegrass, blues,gospel and tejano.
The Roots Music Associatiion and United States Entertainment Force will put on the festival, which will benefit families of wounded soldies.
Performing mostly 30-minute sets, other artists include the South Austin Jug Band, Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros with Augie Myers, Ryan James,Mark Jungers, The Captain Legendary Band, Jesse Dayton, Eric Hisaw. Bastard Sonsof Johnny Cash,Dick Wiggler and the Cattle Gaurds, and Mark Monaco
-John Goodspeed -San Antonio Express News

-Dick Wiggler and the Cattle guards definitly how to have a good time and play great music at the same time. Their new CD mixes rock and country with a dash of punk and they really know how to put it all together for a one of a kind sound! If you like rock, if you like country and you like to have a good time this is a must get CD. (Although they're even better live!)
-Rowdy Times -KOOP 91.7 Austin

-When I first heard of the band Dick Wiggler and the Cattle Guards well...I just had to laugh! That's untill I heard theie music. This five piece ensemble puts on a show so fun and powerful that even a deaf man would tap his toes! I had the pleasure of seeing these guys a few weeks ago at a local club in San Antonio. I went in wondering what a band named Dick wiggler and the Cattle Guards could possibly sound like??? Well, I left with a couple koosie's and a CD that hasn't left my CD player in my car ever since! If you're lookig for some beer swilling, Hi- octane, cow-punk fun, it just dosen't get any better than Mr. Wiggler and his Cattle Guards!
-Tomas Maxie -Austin Chronicle

-This independent band's puck rock roots and nostalgia for old school George Jones create a sound that's definitely "Not your ma and pa's country!
-Jeff Miller - SanAntonio Magazine

Allright kats & kittens, this band doesn’t officially have a CD out, but if you talk to them, they may be able to get you a burned demo. I say this first and foremost because I wanted to take some music home with me the first time I heard these guys. The Cattle Guards blend punk & country like only they can do. At some points, you could swear they came right out of the old school country, then they’re in your face screaming “S.A.T.X., the place I like the best!” By far one of the most diverse bands in the local scene, & probably in the country, I would suggest that anybody & everybody try to get ahold of these guys’ music. You can find them on myspace, of course; you can google them as well. Sadly, I don’t have a cd to review for y’all, & I refuse to rate a band. However, if you haven’t heard hear of Dick Wiggler… you need to go get yer wiggle on.
-Sly -Subculture Collective
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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.

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Bio

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,