Southwestern Americana/Rock band West Texas Exiles have released their latest single “Bad Luck” where they hoped to bring a cinematic feeling to their music and take audiences on a very specific journey.
The band says:
This track highlights our affinity for film and the visual arts. We wanted to paint a picture through the lyrics and production techniques to draw the listener in. “Bad Luck” isn’t a passive listening experience. Grab a pair of headphones and be prepared to go on a journey.
“Bad Luck” follows the release of their new EP Volume 1 that arrived in February.
Love of music and a “restlessness to escape their hometowns” brought the West Texas Exiles together in Austin. With the release of their debut EP, Volume I, they showcase the talents of their three singer/songwriters: Marco Gutierrez, Daniel Davis, and Colin Gilmore as well as the performances of bassist Eric Harrison and drummer Trinidad Leal.
From playing SXSW as official artists and Willie Nelson’s Luck reunion, the Exiles have grown from their inception a little over a year ago. They won the 2022 International Songwriting Competition Americana category and have taken the stage at Schellraiser Fest, HAAM Day, JAB Fest, Bison Fest, and soon at Pampa Fest and Americana Fest. They’ve also acted as direct tour support for Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
July 6 – Midland, TX – Live at Live Oak
July 8 – College Station, TX – Cavalry Court Hotel and The Can Canteen
July 15 – Houston, TX – Mcgonigel’s Mucky Duck
July 27 – Alpine, TX – Viva Big Bend Fest at Railroad Blues
August 18 – Denton, TX – Dans Silverleaf
August 19 – Pampa, TX – Pampa Fest 2023
September 7 – Austin, TX – Sagerbrush (Buddy Holly birthday bash)
September 20 – Nashville, TN – Americana Fest at 3rd & Lindsley