The musical prowess of The Saddle Sores
I was looking at the event calendar for one of our favorite dance halls and saw a band on the schedule that I wasn't familiar with. The band goes by the somewhat off-putting name of The Saddle Sores. Their publicity photo was intriguing so I found some of their music online, and followed a few links, and ended up being completely blown away by their musicianship on the following YouTube video:
The guitarist and lead vocalist is Jeremy Slemenda. He hails from South Carolina, but now lives in the Austin area, and he's a member of several bands as well as owning a music amp repair business. His guitar work is impressive, as is that of the fiddle player, but I was even more awestruck by the skill of the keyboard player. Even if you don't take the time to listen to all 7+ minutes of this medley, at least listen to the piano solos at the 1:30 and 6:00 minute marks.
I don't know if we'll make the hourlong drive to catch their act in Dripping Springs, but it's always fun to discover something that reinforces the belief that the musical talent in Central Texas is apparently endless.