"...Don Leady the leader of the band is the singer, songwriter, guitarist, accordianist & producer with a vision. He puts together an audio gumbo of Gulf Coast styles blended with rock seasonings. A native of Cool Valley, Missouri, Don Leady continues to experiment with the guitar to find new techniques and sounds. It certainly doesn't stop with the guitar, he's gone into fiddle, steel guitar & most recently the accordian..."
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
The Tail Gators "Swamp Rock" 1985
A burning mixture of R&B and rockabilly, it's recommended to all rockers.
Gary Smith: Percussion, Drums, Triangle, Vocals, Rubboard / Keith Ferguson: Bass / Don Leady: Fiddle, Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar, Violin
1) Pick Up The Deck 2) Brown Eyed Girl 3) No One Else Will Do 4) They Call Me Rockin' 5) Cajun Honey 6) Mamou Two Step 7) Rock And Roll Till The Cows Come Home 8) Zydeco Waltz 9) Little Darlin' Be Mine 10) All Night Worker 11) Rock Bayou Baby
...originally served by Philo...
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The Tail Gators "Swamp Rock"
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THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
The Tail Gators "Tore Up" 1987
"Strap on those dancin' shoes, 'cause tonight the Tailgators are telling everybody It's a Hog Groove!"
Tail Gators are:
Keith Ferguson (Bass), Don Leady (Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals), Gary Smith (Drums), Steve Berlin (percussion, keyboards), South Austin Natives (jungle noises) recorded at Arlyn Studios; Austin, Texas
1. Ballad Of Stagger And Lily 2. Diggin' And Datin' 3. Colinda 4. Jungle Rock 5. Fatback 6. Guitar Boogie Shuffle 7. Allon's Rock And Roll 8. Don't Do It 9. Back Door 10. Tore Up
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The Tail Gators "Tore Up"
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JULY 23, 2009 12:02 PM
Don Leady the leader of the band is the singer, songwriter, guitarist, accordianist and producer with a vision. He puts together an audio gumbo of Gulf Coast styles blended with rock seasonings. A native of Cool Valley, Missouri, Don Leady continues to experiment with the guitar to find new techniques and sounds. It certainly doesn't stop with the guitar, he's gone into fiddle, steel guitar, and most recently the accordian. His education came from masters of the art, Chet Atkins, Les Paul and later BB King, because their music was readily available. He heard the Ventures and Duane Eddy a bit further down the line and loved their style. "Have Guitar, Will Travel" by Duane Eddy freaked him out totally, it was amazing. He caught Joe Maphis and the Collins Kids on the TV show, Ranch Party, and Joe Maphis made a huge impression on him. Joe Maphis became one of Don Leady's idols. Hearing Joe Maphis play the boogie woogie guitar and thinking to himself that the guy was picking the guitar ten times faster than Duane Eddy, Don Leady was star-struck. The Tailgators began in 1984 and continued into 2000, with a charismatic style of music that is very contagious. Don Leady, Jean-Jacques (JJ) Barrera and Chico Oropeza, are the Tailgators that are cookin' up the tunes on their 1996 release, It's A Hog Groove. Billy Gibbons, of ZZ Top, calls the trio from Austin Texas his favorite American band. The trio is one that should not be missed at a live venue, if there are any tickets left, they generally sell out fast. Some of the other names the Tailgators have been rumored to use in and around the Austin scene are, Zydeco Loco and Gators Del Norte. Whatever name they use, the end product is the same, It's A Hog Groove. - Larry Belanger, All Music Guide