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The Driftwood, Texas Band

  is made up of Danny Britt, Chris wall, and Marvin Dykhuis with some of the finest players in the Known Universe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the many original songs, below is a partial list of Styles of music and Artists that are covered.

 

Styles: Country, Rock, Blues, Folk, Americana, Swing

Artists: George Strait, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, The Band, Credence Clearwater Revival, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and many more.

 

 

Marvin Dykhuis - International Touring musician, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, and great friend.  Marvin is a key part of the Red Dawg Band. He plays Acoustic and Electric Guitars, mandolin, Vocals, and any thing else we need at the time. Marvin's music can be heard at www.myspace.com/marvindykhuis He has a great CD released in 2010 called "My House". It's available at Itunes.

 

 

    

Bio: Marvin Dykhuis is originally from Racine Wisconsin. There He started his musical career playing Clubs and Colleges throughout the Midwest with Blues Bands (Marvin and The Dogs) and Folk groups (Paffrath and Dykhuis). In 1986 he relocated to Austin Tx. and soon became a part of the rich music scene there. In 1988 he began working with Singer/Songwriter Tish Hinojosa and has been her “right hand man”, playing on all of her recordings as well as producing and writing with her. Marvin spent 8 years playing Wednesday night’s Sitting and Singing for Supper with the Threadgill Troubadours (Co-fronting the band) along side the late Champ Hood. He has been around the Globe with Ms.Hinojosa and other Texas based groups playing guitars, mandolins, banjos, Etc. Marvin has produced and played and sang on many records for Texas Singer/songwriters and groups offering a unique sound to their music. His Chomeleanesque aproach is always welcome in the studio doing movie soundtracks or performing live. From Blues to Bluegrass He’s there with an interesting twist. He is currently performing with his long time friends,Chip Dolan, Danny Bitt, Ruby Jane Smith, Kim Miller. Marvin uses ELIXER strings exclusivley!

 

 

 

Chris Wall - A true song writing super star in Country Music. Chris has been writing and performing Internationally for several years.  For more information on Chris go to: www.chriswallmusic.com

  

Bio:In 1988, while bartending in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Wall had a chance encounter with Jerry Jeff Walker that led to a summons from Walker in early 1989 urging him to take a break from his job as a ranch hand on the Horse Creek Ranch near Livingston, Montana and join Walker for a two week songwriting soiree, where one thing led to another. As it was, Walker recorded three of Chris’ songs on his stellar (some call it a career reviving) Live at Gruene Hall CD—among them Trashy Women and I feel like Hank Williams Tonight, a song called "the best song ever written to explain country music's  plaintive appeal” by Stereo Review. Shortly thereafter, Wall became a part of Walker’s recording and management roster on Tried and True Music/Rykodisc. Five years of relentless touring with Walker and the release of two highly acclaimed solo albums—1990’s Honkey Tonk Heart   and 1992’s No Sweat—on the Rykodisc label followed.

In 1994, Confederate Railroad scored a top five hit with the now classic, Trashy Women. That same year the song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song. In 1997, BMI recognized Wall in a ceremony celebrating the fact that Trashy Women had been played over one million times on the radio since its release.

Wall’s ability to write a country hit did not go unnoticed by the industry. He turned down offers to write for the big assembly line Nashville publishing companies and opted instead for writing and releasing his own music.

These days, Wall splits his time between Montana and an old farm house on the outskirts of Austin near the almost nontown of Driftwood, Texas. Though he was born in California in the shadow of the Hollywood sign it was as a boy, on one of his annual summers at his uncle’s cattle ranch in the Big Sky country, when he developed his affinity for “the country and the western.”

Just Another Place is Wall’s fourth release on his own label, Cold Spring Records, which he founded in 1994. It follows the brilliant Cowboy Nation in 1994, the live honky-tonk masterpiece Any Saturday Night in Texas in 1997, and 1999’s Tainted Angel Generally considered his finest work to that point, Tainted Angel earned Wall his fourth nomination as Independent Album of the Year from The American Federation of Independent Musicians, formerly NAIRD.

Wall’s songs have been recorded by over a dozen artists including: Jerry Jeff Walker, Confederate Railroad, Johnny Bush, Dale Watson, Jack Ingram, Reckless Kelly, The Geezinslaws, McClintock, Joanie Haber and have appeared on many compilation discs. His tunes have been featured in several films and numerous television shows. His lyrics have been quoted by Dick Armey on Meet the Press, in “Confederates in the Attic”, a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, and in a very weird autobiography by professional football coach Jerry Glanville. He has appeared on stage as the opening act for such legends as: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Chris LeDoux, The Dixie Chicks, Lyle Lovett, Nancy Griffith, The Bellamy Brothers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Confederate Railroad, David Allan Coe, Bruce and Charlie Robison, Shenandoah, Desert Rose, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Steve Warnier, Kelly Willis, Juice Newton, Asleep at the Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Joe Ely, Ian Tyson, Tom Russell, Billy Joe Shaver, Rambling Jack Elliot, and many others.

 

 

Danny Britt -   Performing songwriter based in Austin, TX. For more information see: www.reddawgmusic.com

  

Bio: Danny grew up in South Central Kentucky playing everything from Bluegrass to Country to Classical to Rock and Roll. After playing in assorted bands in Kentucky, Danny made his way to Texas in 1980. Danny did a couple years touring with Texas Legend Jerry Jeff Walker as his road manager. That's where he really learned the life of a touring musician. Danny began writing and playing his own music as a part of the Austin music scene and by the early 1990s was performing on a regular basis in Texas and around the country. 

Danny has performed around the country on shows with the likes of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, John McCutcheon, Chris Smither, Bruce Robison, Nina Gerber, kelly Willis, Chris Wall, Greg Trooper, The Dixie Chicks, and many others.

In 2000 Danny and business partner Rene’ Loflin formed Red Dawg Music. Their publishing Company is Austin Red Dawg Publishing.

Danny’s 1st original work was released in April 2001 titled: Danny Britt and Red Dawg - Texas Stuff. This work was noted in Performing Songwriter Magazine and reviewed in Sing Out Magazine in 2001. Texas Stuff was also reviewed in Roots Town Magazine in 2002. Long time Austin touring musician and producer Marvin Dykhuis produced this recording. It is a collection of some of Danny’s favorite original songs that take the listener on a tour of several different kinds of music while maintaining a unique acoustic sound.

Red Dawg Music released Danny’s second original work in Feb. 2003. This CD is titled Danny Britt - The Other Side. It is co-produced by long time touring musician Chip Dolan and Danny. Several great Austin Based Artists join Danny & Chip on this recording. Some of them include Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Christine Albert, Chris Gage, Marvin Dykhuis, and more. This work is receiving rave reviews as well.

Danny and Red Dawg Music released: Danny Britt – Walk This Road in Oct. 2007. This work is produced by Danny and Marvin Dykhuis.

2010 brings a new single release: Danny Britt - Stranded at the Crossroad. This is available as a digital download on all the major download sites. More singles to be released in this format in 2011.

On November 29, 2001 the Austin City Council and Austin Mayor Gus Garcia proclaimed that day Danny Britt Day for his continued efforts to maintain Austin, Texas as the Live Music Capital of the World.

Rich White - Great Percussionist / Drummer, Singer, Songwriter.  Rich's music can be heard at www.myspace.com/richwhitejams He has a great new CD released in 2010 called "Loves the only Way".  

  

Rich White started playing drums at the age of 5 years. At the age of 10 he made his television debut when he appeared on the “Ethma Odum Show”, a local television program on KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana. Early on he played with “Forty Acres and a Mule” in Baton Rouge, LA. After graduating from Louisiana State University he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he first met Tara Novick and they formed the Voo Doo Boys. The Voo Doo Boys appeared on the “Mike and Maty Show” and the “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno in 1992 where he played with Hollywood actor/singer John Corbett (Sex and the City, My Greek Wedding, HBO’s United States of Tara). A highly sought out sideman, he has played with many recording artists that include: Tish Hinojosa, Jimmy LaFave, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Charmagne Neville, Peter Keane, Cindy Cashdollar, Ted Roddy, Tracie Lynn, Charles Thibodeaux and critically acclaimed songwriter Sonny Throckmorton (The Cowboy Rides Away/George Strait). Rich has played on many artists’ albums. He has also performed at prestigious venues and festivals such as the Newport Folk Festival and Kerrville Folk Festival. His debut album: LOVE’S THE ONLY WAY showcases his soulful voice, and features his drumming and songwriting. LOVE’S THE ONLY WAY brought together a group of finely tuned, seasoned musicians: Marvin Dykhuis (Tish Hinojosa), Chip Dolan (Bruce Robison), John Doyle (Asleep at the Wheel), Peter Keane, Brad Houser (The New Bohemians), Charlie Richards (Brandon Rhyder), Luis Coutihno, and Charlie Larkey. Charlie Larkey, who played with Carol King on the iconic Tapestry album and was also a member of The Fugs, co-produced the record along with Rich White and Mac McNabb. Rich is especially proud of the 2009 Cajun French Music Association Award he received for playing as a “special guest” on Charles Thibodeaux’s HOMMAGE’A ANDREW CORMIER record. Rich presently resides in Austin, Texas.