Troubaderos, FM2865 To Face Off In Final Showdown

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Posted March 23, 2011 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
KHYI RADIO PERSONALITY BRETT DILLON WELCOMES THE TROUBADEROS TO THE FINAL SHOWDOWN (photo by Jeff Prince)

KHYI RADIO PERSONALITY BRETT DILLON (second from left) WELCOMES THE TROUBADEROS TO THE FINAL SHOWDOWN (photo by Jeff Prince)

The Troubaderos edged out Dale Riley & The Last Train South at last night’s semi-final round of the Texas Music Showdown with KHYI’s Brett Dillon.

Both band’s played entertaining sets, but the surprising choice by Riley to include several ballads in his set slowed down his band’s momentum and allowed the high-energy Troubaderos to steal the competition at the White Elephant Saloon.

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The Texas Music Showdown winner gets a ton of great stuff, including studio recording time, money, gift certificates, and, most coveted of all, a handful of sought-after gigs at Larry Joe Taylor’s annual music festival, Tommy Alverson’s festival, and others.

That ain’t chicken feed, friends.

DALE RILEY & LAST TRAIN SOUTH (photo by Jeff Prince)

DALE RILEY & LAST TRAIN SOUTH (photo by Jeff Prince)

The final showdown on Tuesday at the White Elephant Saloon — and it’s going to be a spectacular show — pits The Troubaderos against FM2865.

THIS COWBOY'S SHIRT QUOTES THE FRONTIERSMAN DAVY CROCKETT: "YOU MAY ALL GO TO HELL AND I WILL GO TO TEXAS" (photo by Jeff Prince)

THIS COWBOY'S SHIRT QUOTES DAVY CROCKETT (photo by Jeff Prince)

PRETTY GIRLS DANCED DURING DALE RILEY'S SET (photo by Jeff Prince)

PRETTY GIRLS DANCED DURING DALE RILEY'S SET (photo by Jeff Prince)

I served as a judge several times during this year’s competition, and The Troubaderos and FM2865 were my two favorite bands of the season. Predicting a winner is tough but I can guarantee you’ll hear some killer Americana music if you show up for the final showdown on Tuesday. Alverson and Taylor will join the judges panel, along with White Elephant Saloon owner Tim Love and maybe some others.

LAST NIGHT'S JUDGES: DILLON, TEJAS BROTHERS FRONTMAN DAVE PEREZ, AND YOURS TRULY (photo by Dianna Love)

LAST NIGHT'S JUDGES: DILLON, TEJAS BROTHERS FRONTMAN DAVE PEREZ, AND YOURS TRULY (photo by Dianna Love)


One Comment


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    Krissy Thompson

    Congrats to Jason & The Troubaderos!! Y’all stole the show! Keep it real!





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