Kris Kristofferson said that if a song sounds country, it is. Add to this a few generalizations about instrumentation (fiddle, banjo, dobro, steel guitar, guitar, harmonica, mandolin), vocals (pure, stark and rough-edged, highly emotional)and subject matter (home and family, work, cheatin, and traveling), and you probably know enough about what were calling country.
Herb Remingtons Texas Playboys II
Lonestar Bluegrass Band
People’s Choice Band
Route 4 Band
Texas Unlimited Band
Wade Andrew Smith and Driftwood Band
Wild River Band >
Houston’s premier Western Swing band, The Wild River Band merges regional ethnic, country/cowboy, and bluegrass music from the 20’s and 30’s with post-WWII big band music for a highly danceable style. It typically features guitar, mandolin, banjo, steel guitar, fiddle, saxophone, bass, and drums. Their sound lands somewhere between Bob Wills and Asleep at the Wheel.