Walker and the Texas Dangers

Walker and the Texas Dangers


Walker & the Texas Dangers are a uniquely versatile sound of high energy bluegrass cowpunk with strong rockabilly influence from Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. Subject matter ranges from fun to in your face realities of life. The high tempo music is fueled by frontman / project creator Brett Walker.


Walker and the Texas Dangers feature a unique high energy bluegrass cowpunk sound. The project was brought to life by former Ft. Worth cowpunk band members of The Dan Family, Brett Walker and Dan Hardick. Just after New Years 2011, Walker and his guitarist set out on a journey to Nashville that landed them with multi- instrumexntalist / recordist Andy Gibson who had previously orchestrated Hank III's "Straight to Hell." Gibson came through by recording and mixing the debut album "Pay the Fiddler." Since, the Texas Dangers have fit the bill with country, punk, folk, and bluegrass. Among these bills were names such as Dale Watson, Two Tons of Steel, Holy Moly and Wayne the Train Hancock. Stephen Simpson added a new element backing up vocals and playing guitar in 2012. Since Simpson has proven to be as versatile as the music they play by switching roles to the banjo with relative ease. The switch by Simpson also brought back a familiar face with an original of the Walker outfit "Danger" Dan Hardick back on guitar.

The 2nd album is a similar showcase of Brett Walker's passions for extreme bluegrass instrumentals and the haypatch where he's made his living. While still fully expressing himself as the leader of the Texas Dangers he did pass the torch so to speak on 2 songs of the new self-titled EP to Simpson. In May of 2013, upon release of the EP they covered new territory with a successful run through the Midwest


Pay the Fiddler (2011)
Walker and the Texas Dangers self-titled EP

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