Austin Lounge Lizards
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country alt-country comedy bluegrass humor texas austin folk political|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs official homepage wikidata wikipedia|
Formed in Austin, Texas, USA, in 1980 by Conrad Deisler (guitar), Hank Card (banjo) and Tom Pittman (pedal steel guitar), the trio built a repertoire that reflected their individual musical interests. Deisler and Card had played together in contemporary folk bands while students at Princeton University in the mid-70s. They had a liking for country music and had woven some of this into the repertoire of the folk bands in which they played. Pittman was a bluegrass player from Georgia who also liked folk as well as country music. To their core trio, they have added others, including Richard Bowden and Eamon McGloughlin (multi-instrumental), Boo Resnick (bass) and Paul Pearcy (drums).
Very soon after forming their new band, the three discovered that the available repertoire was limiting and began writing their own songs, many of which were satirical and frequently barbed. The targets of their wickedly accurate and humorous lyrics might be...