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The Stray Bullets

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Americana Bluegrass


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The Stray Bullets

Greater Austin, Texas

The Stray Bullets is a Bluegrass Fed – Blues Infused Auston Roots Acoustic Americana Band formed in 2012 that is based out of the Greater Austin, Texas area. In a nutshell, the band is comprised of a group of musicians who compose and play some cool original music. Players include Tom Caven (dobro, guitar, and vocals), Bob Cartwright (guitar, washboard/percussion, mandolin and vocals), Tate Erlinger (banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals), Teddy Philippus (bass and vocals), Camille Cartwright (percussion, guitar and vocals) and Mason Dutton (violin, mandolin and vocals).

The Stray Bullets bring a unique, soulful, bluesy and progressive Bluegrass Americana sound to the tunes they play covering the musical landscape from Bluegrass, Americana, Country, Old-Time Traditional, Irish Pub Songs, Celtic, Rock-n-Roll, Gospel and Folk. Besides playing an array of new original songs in addition to the ones played from their 1st album, songs of artists that the group covers include Credence Clearwater Revival, Jimmie Rodgers, The Beatles, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Rolling Stones, Dan Fogelberg, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, Steven Fromholz, Bob Dylan, The Steeldrivers, Chris Stapleton, The Black Lillies, Levon Helm, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Traditional American Folk.

The Stray Bullets – Information, Music Gigs and Venues Played:

Booking Information for The Stray Bullets: Contact Bob Cartwright (512) 415-8080 (, or Tom Caven (512) 413-2600 ( Also, you can visit our social media sites at for the latest information on the Band. We are also a member of the Central Texas Bluegrass Association.

·         Currently Ranked #2 for Bluegrass – ReverbNation - Austin, Texas

·         Recorded Bonnie Banks O'Loch Lomand Summer 2017 - The Stray Bullets version of the          song was played at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland during a live play      performance

          Sherwood Forest Music Jamboree – McDade, Texas

·         Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival

·         Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – Corporate Battle of the Bands – Austin City Limits           Live – 1st Place for Best Song 2017; 2nd Place Finish 2015

·         Good Morning Austin – Fox 7, Austin, Texas

·         Llano Bluebell Bluegrass Festival – Llano, Texas

·         Leander – Suddenlink Bluegrass Festival – Leander, Texas

·         2015-2018 Gigs @ – Green Mesquite Bar BQ

          2017-2018 Biweekly Residence at Little Longhorn Saloon - Austin, TX

·         2012-2015 Dell Children’s Hospital Benefit Concerts – Ballet Austin

·         2017-2018 - Pecan Street Brewing, Johnson City, Texas

·         Llano Cowboy Church – Llano, Texas

·         2018 - Brass Tap, Round Rock, Texas

          Listed as an Emerging Artist - New York


The Stray Bullets – 2013 – Recorded at 12th Street Sound, Austin, Texas – Found on I-Tunes

New LP Release Planned - 2019

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