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May
16
Lonesome Spurs @ Stubb's BBQ

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Dec
31
Lonesome Spurs @ Three Clans Ballroom-Oneida Casino

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Nov
09
Lonesome Spurs @ CountryFest

Gotheburg, Not Applicable, Sweden

Gotheburg, Not Applicable, Sweden

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LONESOME SPURS, self-titled (Cleopatra) - A minimalist duo whose music harkens back to the earliest rock 'n' roll, the Lonesome Spurs lean on rockabilly and country in the way that the White Stripes trend toward garage and blues. Guitarist Danny B. Harvey fingerpicks like Merle Travis; vocalist Lynda Kay Parker accompanies on tenor guitar and a kick drum fashioned from a Samsonite suitcase. Parker sings with the boldness of Wanda Jackson, the joie de vivre of Laurie Collins, and the melancholy of Patsy Cline. Harvey's mesmerizing combination of rhythm and melody never lacks a drummer or bassist, and though the songs transport you back to the '50's, they're neither copies nor imitations. Tough originals such as "Jack & Coke" and the pining blue "Lovesick" are superb. - Eli Messinger


Lynda Kay Parker plays rhythm guitar and a "Samsonite suitcase kick drum," but first and foremost she's a striking torch-and-twang singer, the Patsy Cline richness of her voice augmented by some Wanda Jackson fire and Dusty Springfield smokiness. Danny B. Harvey's dynamic electric guitar, meanwhile, veers from crisp, Merle Travis-style finger-picking to hot rockabilly runs. Together, Parker and Harvey give this retro-fueled set of nearly all originals an excitingly fresh blend of rawness and polish. - Country & Roots Magazine


Two-step honky-tonkers saddled with seven bales of sin ('Ride Straddle Saloon', 'Big Wheel') meet tear-stained blue moons settling into the welcoming retreat of twilight behind doors in sore need of swinging ('Pieces I'm Missing', 'Lovesick') in a rhinestone-resplendent session that could almost have taken place in your presence. Seemingly recorded at the end of an evening when dreams have been discarded once more into semi-permanent scars this wanders with you wreathed in cigarette smoke through a hall of fame over-flowing with fools, fabled loves and high-falutin' fuck-ups. Harvey's exquisite guitar alternates from fantastical flurries staking a claim to be the fastest fingers in the feckless west (as on the rockabilly ragtime bluegrass romping hoedown of 'Lonesome Spur Stomp') to deftly delicate and debonair with wild edges tough as buckskin and is a perfect folly to Kay's furiously beautiful voice, fringed with hand-wringing regret, whiskey soured sustenance and sanguinary chuckles in the face of struggles ('He Spelled My Name Wrong') in time-tainted tradition from Patsy Cline to Marti Brom. Sumptuously lovely. - Maverick Magazine


"Add the Lonesome Spurs to the list of Dale Watson and other old-schoolers who are putting the Texas back in country." Darcie Stevens, AUSTIN CHRONICLE - Austin Chronicle


"Lonesome Spurs ooze authenticity and all the other stuff country radio is missing. They sound like something out of Patsy Cline's lost tapes.”
Daniel Brantley, The Chattanoogan
- The Chattanoogan


Discography

LONESOME SPURS: Debut CD released Cleopatra Records 2006

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Texas born, LYNDA KAY PARKER, is also known as the triple-threat for her singing, stomping, and strumming (her amazing ability to sing, play tenor guitar, and keep rhythm on her homemade suitcase drum kit all at the same time). "LYNDA KAY sings with the boldness of Wanda Jackson, the joie de vivre of Laurie Collins, and the melancholy of Patsy Cline." (NO DEPRESSION.) As a songwriter and storyteller, LYNDA KAY weaves tales of truth, heartache, and defiance with melodies as original as the stories she reveals.

Rockabilly Guitar Legend DANNY B. HARVEY, also born in Texas, had played in the rockabilly band 13 Cats before meeting LYNDA KAY. "Virtuoso" is the word most often used to describe DANNY B. and his unique style of finger-picking, which like his idol Merle Travis he developed while growing up in rural Kentucky. “HARVEY’S mesmerizing combination of rhythm and melody never lacks a drummer or bassist”, (NO DEPRESSION.) A well-respected guitarist, record producer and composer DANNY B. has worked with many notable artists, including Johnny Ramone, Nancy Sinatra, Lemmy, and Wanda Jackson.

Coincidentally, it was while DANNY B. was producing the latest Wanda Jackson CD "I Remember Elvis" that he received a demo from LYNDA KAY, who reminded him so much of a young Wanda, he immediately asked her to sing background vocals on the CD. While working in the studio together they quickly discovered a strong musical and artistic connection. Sharing a passion for honky-tonk, rockabilly, and garage music, they soon became inseparable, and record, write, and rehearse together almost daily. Before long, they had developed their own signature, HONKY-TONK GARAGE sound and the LONESOME SPURS were born.

The secret to the LONESOME SPURS' success is their unique instrumentation, evocative songs, and truly original style. Since forming less than two years ago, the LONESOME SPURS have signed a major deal with the Cleopatra Records' subsidiary Rockabilly Records and their self-titled debut album is now available worldwide. Recorded in the LONESOME SPURS STUDIO with just the two of them performing live and without overdubs, their groundbreaking new album captures all the soul and energy of their legendary live concerts and makes it hard to believe that THIS IS ONLY TWO PEOPLE!

Now living in Los Angeles, the LONESOME SPURS have garnered respect from musicians and fans alike in such diverse genres as country, punk, folk, blues, rock, and garage. Look for the LONESOME SPURS to bring their own HONKY-TONK GARAGE music to a town near you!