Wade Barfield & Barbed Wire
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Wade Barfield & Barbed Wire

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The best kept secret in music


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Charlie-- E.P. Greasy Tortillas c. 1989 Charlie Chavira all instruments and vocals, currently out of print.
Penthouse in the Ghetto, Peppermint Harris c. 1991 guitar on Genuine Canine, on Collectibles
The Bitch Done Quit Me, King Ivory Semien c. 1992 featured guitarist, on Collectibles
I Feel Your Love; Aubrey Dunham c. 1998 featured guitarist and writer, on A.D. Records. Tommy--Liars "Live at Bunny" bass guitar, lead vocals , currently out of print .
The Gringo's 2003, Laughing Boy Records, bass guitar, vocals


Feeling a bit camera shy


Wade Barfield has Been kicking around the Texas Music scene for about ten years. He’s played just about every beer Joint, Icehouse, Rodeo, BBQ and county fair around. The former frontman for the Houston based band “The Gringos” is a songwriter that has received airplay on Houston and hill country radio stations and has had other area artist record his songs. His influences range from Jerry Jeff Walker to Cross Canadian Ragweed and he enjoys the back porch pickin just as much as the bigger venues around Texas. As long as there is a party going on, Wade will be pickin and grinnin. His talented young son Zac “Hound Dog” Barfield occasionally sits in with his Telecaster if we can slip him in the back door past security. Charlie Chavira, the youngest member of the Barb Wire but not the one with the least miles, has been performing professionally since he was 17 years old. New to the Texas Music scene, Charlie is recognized as one of Houston’s premier Blues guitarists. A list of his accomplishments includes international acclaim while appearing on albums by great Blues artists such as Aubrey Dunham, King Ivory Semien and Peppermint Harris. Charlie has also performed with Shemekia Copeland, Floyd Phillips, Kinny Abair and many former members of the B.B. King Orchestra including Eugene Carrier and Phil Blackman just to name a few. Charlie is also blessed with exceptional talents as a lead or harmony vocalist and loves being on stage entertaining people. “It’s all rock and roll even if it is country”
Craig Clendenin has been playing drums and percussion off and on since he was 14, playing with the Southern rock bands “100 Proof” and “Raven” in the Rio Grande Valley and Austin for several years. Prior to joining the Gringos in 2001, Craig was primarily involved with contemporary Christian bands. His influences include Levon Helm, Russ Kunkel and Frank Beard, among others. He can usually be seen playing bare footed and is always with a smile. A songwriter in his own right, Craig's writing has been honored by the Houston Association of Lyricists and Songwriters.
Tommy Jones is the backbone of WBBW, always being the first one at the gig and usually in charge of getting the sound system to the gigs. Very seldom seen with an adult beverage he is also in charge of getting the bail bondsman lined up for the rest of the band. Tommy started playing guitar at 15, taking after his dad Ray (big hands) Jones. With the early influences of The Stones, Sam and Dave, and the southern rhythm and blues scene in Houston. Tommy became lead singer in the Blonde (blown) Stones. His later singing for the Smoke Shop and Fergusson Log, added influences of the Moving Sidwalks, the 13 th Floor Elevators and Ray Charles to his style. He later sang and played bass with south Texas rock bands, Good Grief and the Liars. He later co-founded the east Texas country band The Gringo's with Wade Barfield and played on all the tracks on their CD.
Chris C Cook has been stumbling around Texas honky tonks since he was old enough to reach the brake peddle and basically has 0 musical talent. He has been buddies with Charlie since they where both kids and has fallen into the roll of taking care of the girlfriend of the girl that the guitar player is taking home. Thanks to a drunken road trip to Gruene hall with Charlie. Chris was able to introduce Wade and Charlie, and bring some hot blues licks to the honky tonk dance floor. After catching a Cornell Heard show Chris thought it would be fun to see if a Washboard could give WBBW that little extra sound they needed to really hit the big time but as you can imagine it was not. They let him get up and bang on that damn sheet of tin at the end of the shows after allot of beer has been sold. It is a crowd pleaser and is usually good for one more round of beverages to be bought. Chris has been given the job of prop man and promotions. The professional term for this is “Roady” but he loves every minute of the music business.