LORETTA'S ARTIST OF WEEK 1/12/15
It's been a goodly number of years since guitarist/singer Drew Townson moved to Boston from Dallas Texas, but you can still hear that BBQ-smoked Texas tone in his playing. Through the '90s Drew kept the twang alive, fronting the Desert-Surf insto trio, The Derangers. Their reverberant, spooky sound was the stuff of Morricone, Tarantino and David Lynch sountracks. In the 2Ks, he twanged the Telecaster as a sideman for award-winning Americana outfit, Lucky 57.
Drew's latest band is Los Texicanos is a quartet made up of veteran players, all with a strong background in Americana, Country, Blues, Rock and Instrumental. The guitar duo of Drew and "The Reverend" Al Harper always wows the crowd with their dual harmony guitar solos, ala Allmans and Outlaws. The band's set list includes a nice mixture of twangified originals and well-chosen covers. Even when the Twangsters play a classic song, they give it their own Texican taste. It`s a Down `n` Dirty Twang Thang!