Ransom Tullis & the Luxury Liners
Well hell yea. It's about time that we get some guys back on the scene in Austin that were there 'in the day'. What does it sound like? Texas Outlaw Country, Lukenbach-style, with an eye toward early-seventies 'original' alternative-country from bands like Poco, Pure Prarie League and Gram Parsons. Leading the band is Ransom Tullis (a.k.a. Gregg Yows). Taking his stage name from his great, great grandfather who was known for stirring up trouble in South Texas, Gregg has been a part of the Austin music scene in various projects since the early nineties. The Luxury Liners boasts an all-star line-up starring legends like drummer and original player on Michael Martin Murphy's classic 'Cosmic Cowboy', Michael McGeary. McGeary is probably most known for his drum work as the backbone of Jerry Jeff Walker's Lost Gonzo Band, taking the lead on numerous albums including the now legendary 'Viva Terlingua' which also features Gary P. Nunn, Ray Willie Hubbard and others. McGeary was also the man on the skins for Balcones Fault, who in their day, were the kings of the Armadillo World Headquarters. Joining McGeary in the rhythm section is bassist Dean Stinsmuehlen, also from Balcones Fault. Dean is a solid as they come and has seen it all. Country flat-pickin' guitar and mandolin virtuoso Peter Stiles (Meat Purveyors) rounds out the core of the band. Guest players will also sit in from time to time. Austin legends such as Darcy DeVille, Price Porter, Gary Newcomb (Lil' Capn' Travis) and others will be pickin, fiddlin' and singin' with the Liners whenever they ain't on the road with their other bands. So check the calendar and come on out to the honky-tonk for some cold beer and good tunes. You ain't gonna forget it.