Guy Town

Guy Town


Guy Town is Austin's favorite all-girl country doo-wop folk n' roll band! Endearing listeners and causing a scene since 2005.


In a surviving photograph of Guy Town, the place, three girls in white pinafores pose on a porch. Their expressions are joyfully innocent, and their hoisted hems reveal a peek of stockings that must have pushed the limits in frontier times. Despite its PG-rated name, Guy Town was Austin's red-light district, and the girls in white pinafores were its main attraction.

Though they've worn pinafores in tribute to their namesake, today's Guy Town traffics mainly in "folk and roll" with girl-group kick. These are songs with their country roots showing – Guy Town's credo is "What Would Dolly Do?" – but their vocabulary is notably modern. Julia Parmenter, Evie Gladish, and Lisa Machac harmonize so sweetly, you might not notice they're singing about whiskey, bikes, and boys. The girls' grit is no show: Guy Town's got the dirty fingernails the Shangri-Las fetishized. Julia (lead guitar) makes cowboy boots in Charlie Dunn's legendary shop, Lisa (mandolin) lives in an off-grid cabin she built herself, and Evie (rhythm guitar) runs a CSA out of her own front yard.

Guy Town began as a George Michael cover band called Careless Whispers. They've also taken a turn as the Whisker Ticklers, a faux-moustachioed band for a beard-growing contest. One of their first official gigs as Guy Town involved serenading Austin's Eastside from the bed of a pickup truck, a tradition they repeat every year during East Austin Studio Tour. They've played Hole in the Wall, Room 710, Emo's, and the Cactus Cafe, to name a few. Currently, they are recording an album in Wimberley, Texas.


Currently mixing tracks for their first album to be released in early 2010.

Set List

Guy Town plays sets from half an hour to two hours long. They play a combination of originals and covers, including:

I Still Love to Get Wasted
The Longest Day
Bourgie Baby
Let's Go For a Ride
Thank You...

Nothing Compares
Tear Stained Eye
Tonight Will Be Fine
Goin' to the Chapel