The music of Tate Mayeux and Brian Broussard is the boot-stompin’, fiddle-shredding, Texas-beer-drinking soundtrack you want when you’re stealing away to the countryside or getting the hell out of dodge, and it’s just what you’d expect of two Texas-bred country musicians. On their latest album High Times & Good Rhymes, the duo play around with different sounds within the country music vein, and they brought their road-tested music to our Studio 1A.
“One Way To Heaven” marries the sounds of bluegrass and country rock with a pinch of inspiration from 90s country pop; it sounds like it could be in a truck commercial. The lyrics center around the duo’s philosophy that life is better spent “broke down” in the fast lane than “sober and broke down.” Overall, their music is relatable in a way that transcends any single genre or lifestyle.
Mayeux & Broussard have a Thursday night residency at the White Horse, play with Hayes Carll at Gruene Hall this Saturday night, and they’ll be at the 26th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival on Sunday. Tate Mayeux is also one of the 6 local artists taking part in the international Project ATX6.
–Taylor Wallace // host, Saturdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; SoundCheck Music News; producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli