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The Drakes

Roots Band from Austin, TX - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$1800 - $5000 per event
This is what happens when the sidemen get together! The Drakes are a rock and roll band out of Austin, TX. Comprised of mostly sidemen, they've been playing together since the fall of 2006. What started out as a weekly get together as a way to play music and hang out on their night off, has evolved into Austin's premiere rock and roll band.

Matt Giles- Guitar and vocals

Michael "Cornbread" Traylor- Guitar and vocals

Jorge Castillo- Guitar and vocals

John Bush- Drum and Vocals

Ron Flynt- Bass and vocals

What's so unique about this band is that all five members sing lead and back up vocals. Their massive set list includes as many original songs as it does covers. You'll hear NRBQ or the Mississippi Sheiks, than Led Zepplin or Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their original songs run the gamut from swampy Louisiana R&B to Texas soul to Okie rock.

Each member of this bands boasts years of experience as sidemen and frontmen. Some of the bands they've been in include Marcia Ball, Alice Cooper, Joe Jackson, Billy Joe Shaver, The Blazers, Toni Price, Sister Morales, John Dee Graham, and countless others. They've recorded on hundreds of albums and played thousands of gigs.

Over the years, mostly from playing their regular show at the Mean Eyed Cat, they've developed a loyal following of " Quackheads". There is a grass roots, word of mouth, buzz about these guys that just won't quit. Their debut release, Nighttime Problems, can be found at Waterloo Records, Antone's Records, or downloaded via iTunes and CD Baby, or purchased directly at any of their shows.

"The Drakes… make a joyful noise that recalls the world's greatest bar band, NRBQ. Pretense-free originals and potent covers of songs from Eddie Hinton, J.J. Cale, and Terry Allen are all performed with skill and verve to make the Drakes, at the very least, Austin's greatest bar" -Austin Chronicle
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2015
Jan
24
Baker Street Pub
Austin, TX
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
2014
Dec
27
Baker Street Pub
Austin, TX
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
2014
Nov
22
Baker Street Pub
Austin, TX
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
2014
Oct
25
Baker Street Pub
Austin, TX
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
2014
Sep
27
Baker Street Pub
Austin, TX
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
2014
Aug
23
Baker Street Pub
Austin, TX
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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Chuck Berry
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Please note The Drakes will also travel to Manchaca, Del Valle, Buda, Kyle, Cedar Creek, Dale, Manor, Mc Neil, Pflugerville, Driftwood, Lockhart, Maxwell, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, Red Rock, San Marcos, Spicewood, Leander, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Martindale, Coupland, Staples, Fentress, Hutto, Mc Dade, Prairie Lea, Rosanky.
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