Estrogen Infuses Battle Of Bands At White Elephant

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Posted March 7, 2013 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
GREEN LIGHT PISTOL'S WOMANLY FOOTWEAR (all photos on this post by Jeff Prince)GREEN LIGHT PISTOL'S WOMANLY FOOTWEAR (all photos on this post by Jeff Prince)

Female power ruled the White Elephant Saloon during last night’s 8th Annual Texas Music Showdown.

BROOK WALLACE SAWS FIDDLE.

Red Dirt/Texas Music is densely populated by hairy-legged guitar slangers singing about home, heartache, hangovers, and heading to Mexico for tacos and senoritas.

Green Light Pistol didn’t get the memo.

The folky six-piece band hails from Burleson, and five of the six band members are siblings, including four sisters.

Chad Fincher, Brook Wallace, Sally Wallace, Caleb Wallace, Bethany Wallace, and Madalyn Wallace are all instrumentalists and singers who send out a cool vibe on stage.

Their harmonies wavered here and there; they seemed to be having difficulty hearing the monitors.

 

 

THE SISTERS WALLACE.

Still, they pretty much kicked ass.

SALLY WALLACE SINGS AND PICKS WHILE MADALYN GETS PERCUSSIVE.

They’re young, fresh, rootsy, and natural, with a ton of potential. The free-flowing nature of their music is captivating when they get it right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHILL WALLACE PLAYS A MEAN GUITAR DESPITE LOSING HALF OF HIS INDEX FINGER IN A GATOR FEEDING INCIDENT.

Next up was that Panther City prowler Phil Wallace.

WALLACE USED TO HAVE JESUS HAIR, NOW HE’S GONE COMMANDO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T DOUBT WALLACE’S COMMITMENT TO GUITARS…

Wallace has grown by leaps and bounds as a songwriter and performer of late, and his four-piece band churned through a swampy set that included the best song performance of the evening.

…AND INK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wallace’s mad romp through James McMurtry’s “Choctaw Bingo” electrified the large crowd.

MATT NIX GETS VOCAL.

Closing the show was Matt Nix. His band offered the best harmonies and quickly grabbed the audience with a strong set of infectious and slick country music.

NIX’S BAND TORE IT UP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO ONE SANG BETTER THAN RACHEL REEVES, WHO HARMONIZED WITH NIX.

The judges — KHYI 95.3 “The Range” deejay Brett Dillon, Fort Worth bluesman James Hinkle, and myself — had a heck of a time determining a winner.

JUDGES JAMES HINKLE AND BRETT DILLON CAN’T AGREE NOT TO DISAGREE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We graded the acts on a complicated numbering system, and all three bands came out within a point of each other.

LATER, A GENIE POPPED OUT OF HINKLE’S PINKY RING.

After much gnashing of teeth (okay, no teeth were actually gnashed, but we did gab a lot), Dillon announced the winner.

Green Light Pistol, come on down!

The sexy Pistols are still in the running for the big prize. The finals will be held March 27.

If you’re not there, you’ll have missed it.

 

 

THE FACE OF A WINNER.


5 Comments


  1.  
    Matt

    Great article man! It was an awesome night of music and hope to run into you guys again in the near future!

    One minor thing is that the singer’s name is Rachel Reeves and the Violin player is Colleen Cribbs.

    Thanks for the kind words we really appreciate it and thanks for supporting local Texas music!




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      jeff.prince

      I corrected Rachel’s name in the photo caption.




      •  
        Matt

        Thanks for making that change man and again for writing the article.

        Funny how small the world is. After you facebooked me my aunt called me and recognized your name. Her daughter is actually in your brother’s 5th grade class this year.

        Thanks again man and hope to bump into you again real soon!




  2.  
    Terri

    i guess i’ll have missed it since i’m working in abilene with the friendliest people and the prettiest women you’ve ever seen.





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