Posted Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 @ 2pm
The Tex Pistols Band couldn"t be much further from Texas, and nobody in the band is from Texas, but that doesn"t stop these four Minneapolis vets of stage and studio from producing some seriously kick butt music. The sound is classic yet new all at once. From Neil Young to John Hiatt, Steve Earle to Steve Winwood, throw in some Eagles and Beatles and stir in a little jam band and you get "Fully Loaded", the debut release from Minneapolis based Tex Pistols Band.
The group was formed as a side project in 1986 by Brian C. Peters (electric guitars, pedal steel, dobro), Dik Shopteau (bass, vocals), and Scott "Scooter" Nelson (vocals, drums, percussion). The band toured extensively throughout the Midwest before hangin' up their guns in 1990. In late 2007 the band decided to take it to the next level of seriousness and reformed with a newly acquired transplant from St. Louis, Mr. Boyd Lee (vocals, acoustic guitar). They quickly discovered that they were either on to something... or just on something. Turns out they were on to something special, and within a month of rehearsals and gigs, plans were made to start writing and recording the first CD. Their efforts paid off into one the most talked about recordings in the Twin Cities in years.