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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Texas Blues Runners

The “Texas Blues Runners” came into being from an idea born on Thanksgiving night in November of 2008 by bassist/singer/songwriter Steve Crane, and Hammond organist Charlie Rouzer, after hearing the blistering blues guitar delivered up by Mike O’Neill, and the explosive drumming of Jessie Andrade at The Iron Horse Pub in Wichita Falls, TX. In the 60s and 70s Steve and Charlie had played together in the bands “The Livin End” and “Baby”, and both were exploring ways to play together again. The four decided to record an album and the rest is unfolding. Recording began in August of 2009, in Austin TX at Wire Recording. The first six songs recorded were written by Steve and some with co-writer Scott Ellison. The second session produced five more songs, some co-written with Mike, and an instrumental written entirely by him. Their first album, “Somebody Bring Me Some Water” is finished, released, and available now. It is a work of love and passion which all four musicians possess in goodly amounts. Their love for music and palpable energy is apparent in the listening. “We hope that you will join in for the journey that is already underway, and share the experience. Music brings us all together so that we can make a difference. It was so in the 60s, and is still the same today. It is one beautiful gift that no-one can take away! You may be reminded of electric Texas Blues, Hard Rock, or transported to Haight-Ashbury or Sunset Strip where unique music was born—We were there... We’d like to take you with us, and we promise to return you safely home... Thank you for being here.” We hope that you will will visit our site regularly, and hang out a little while. The blog page is full of band news, and our personal thoughts on what is happening around us—there is an RSS feed so that you will be notified when new information is posted. The pictures page has lots of new additions, and we try to get pictures of fans at our performances and the places we visit. A guest book is under construction, and we sure want you to sign in and leave your comments and ideas, or invite us to play in your area. The store has our newest CD “Somebody Bring Me Some Water” and digital downloads. Merchandise like tee shirts and caps are being made right now and will be available soon. We are working on the bios and will have them up soon—have you every tried to get a musician to write specific details about himself—almost impossible? Talk all day long but write, no way. On the contact page you can send us an email, or be transferred to our Face Book page. There is a links page that has links to our favorite people and places. So browse around, stay a while, listen to the music, interact with us and above all ENJOY!  

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