The Beaumonts – The White Horse-September 14th, 2012
Troy Wayne Delco-Vocals and Guitar
“Hollywood” Steve Vegas-Lead Guitar
Don E. Rosewood-Bass
James (Jimmy) Ned Messer-Drums
Chip Northcutt-Pedal Steel Guitar
They call themselves players of Honky Tonk No Holds Barred Country music. Now let’s define “no holds barred”. The Beaumonts play ass shaking, booty smacking, titty swinging, head jamming, mouth howling, lewd ass, mind spinning, belly laughing country music. They play sing-alongs to a range of topics that include Jesus and smoking speed. And of course, they sing about the ladies, Chuck, and sexually transmitted diseases. The Beaumonts are proud to be from Lubbock, Texas. They play here in Austin as often as possible, at venues like The White Horse, The Legendary White Swan and other East Side haunts. Their songs radiate extreme humor and truth. They write lyrics like, “If you don’t love the Lord, you’re fuckin’ fucked.” and “Now pussy aint a four letter word. As long as you’re talking bout a cat. But if you go saying your mom’s got a nice pussy. People get all jibbity jab.” Their songs echo a combination of honesty, twisted humor, and high energy. Like good ole fashion Sunday church, the band gets the audience moving, singing along, all the while, they are calmly posed and in charge of the bus that is leading us all straight to hell. Their fans love them. Luckily for the rest of us, we are along for the ride.
All humor aside, The Beaumonts are most excellent musicians. They do not play your Grandmother’s Country & Western. They are heavy. Their sound centers around two guitarists: Lead guitarist, “Hollywood” Steve Vegas and guitarist, Troy Wayne Delco and a pedal steel guitar player, Chip Northcutt. Delco is the vocalist, too. He is a big ole bear of a gentleman, who sings like angel that has been up for too many days raising hell. Don E. Rosewood on bass always has a smile on his faces that reminds you of the little kid who dun did it, got away with it AND can’t wait to do it again. Drummer, James (Jimmy) Ned Messer, keeps the pace, holding the band together, never skipping a beat. The Beaumonts respect the music. It is evident in how they play and who they are. Make no mistake, they are Country music. Their great lyrics, fast paced rhythms, loud guitar, and twangy pedal steel are entertaining. With The Beaumonts, you leave the bar feeling violated and relieved at the same time.
Thanks, Guys. I needed that.
“Where Do You Want It?” will be out in December 2012. It’s coming out on Jeff Smith’s Saustex Records.
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