This Round's on Me
The album 'This Round's On Me' is truly a genuine collage of songs dug from the bar ditches of a hidden, less traveled caliche road. After playing his share of bar scene sets, Beau has developed what has become a sense of what the music in his mind sounds like. Performing mostly solo acoustic acts, he sat down with a handful of talented musicians who added the final touches to his debut album. "Listening to an acoustic sound & original written material has always been my favorite, but for the album, I just wanted to add a little something melodically without taking the true, unpolished simplicity out of the song." Some include the "full band" sound, others simply collaborated with a lone fiddle, harmonica, or pedal steel. The songs consist of stories & descriptions of people & places found in the pastures of small town life, such as his birthplace & residence of Brenham, TX. As well as exposing a guaranteed chuckle humored side of life as heard in 'Bud Light Girl' & 'Ridin' the Gravy Train on Biscuit Wheels.' After a 4 year stint in playin' rodeo, Beau obtained his degree at Texas A&M University in 2000. This is where his love for Texas Music ignited & after playing back porch & tailgate 'shows' with musician friend Travis Winkler, he decided to shape his songwriting craft and begin entertaining the bar scene acoustically. "What a treat it has been having the opportunity of opening shows for the folks like Hayes Carll, Adam Carroll, Larry Joe Taylor, Max Stalling and other unbelievable songwriters. An amazing feeling I simply can't describe & appreciate heartily." "Drivin' on a county road 13 miles out of town, with the window rolled down, 83 degrees with a tall boy in your lap" best describes Beau's song on the album 'This Round's On Me' according to singer/songwriter Winkler. The scent of small rural farm life can be understood in the tunes 'Whitetail Bucks & Bluecats' & 'Weimar Cowboys Playing Dominoes in a Roosevelt, TX Café.' "I have always loved songs that portrayed a simple dirt road side of life. Guess I got lucky growing up around it and painting pictures for people through words and watching them smile as they relate to them."