Raised mostly in a holler on the border of West Virginia and Virginia. Formed this past summer while working on a cattle ranch in East Texas. This family band is a second generation alt-country four piece that brings garage-rock speed and power, southern rock harmonies and Modest Mousey punk pomp to their music.
After working, practicing and finding their sound, Western Star jumped headlong into playing as many shows as possible: Texas to Baltimore, Baltimore to Boston. Regularly gigging over the past two years, they've opened up for Old 97’s at a sold-out 9:30 Club in Washington D.C., are able to pack the Ottobar in Baltimore, and, hitting Manhattan's Mercury Lounge early on as a headlining act, Western Star has been rocking nightclubs in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Asbury Park, Baltimore, Harrisonburg, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Greensboro, Nashville, Mobile, New Orleans, Shreveport, Tyler, Dallas and Austin, getting around and doing two week legs and weekends as much as they can handle. They're new album, Fireball, is available via Saustex Records
From the Ausin Chronicle:
What’s got 97’s guitarist Ken Bethea excited is Friday’s opening act.
“Western Star is a total second generation Old 97’s band,” he relates. “It’s the two sons of my best friend from Baltimore. I’ve known them since they were born and they’re 22 or 23 now. I would tell them if their band sucked, but they put on a neat show. I think they take that name from a Pixies song and they have a lot of East Coast influences from the Pixies to Mastadon.”