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"There is embedded in the soil of this region we call South Texas a primal chord. A gritty and raw flavor that once and a while wells up from the earth and fills those in tune enough to let it influence them and their music. The Swindles have found this 'spring of music.' Hell, they could bottle beer from it..." Call them what you want, roots rock, Americana, country rock, trash twang, the Swindles dig deep from their San Antonio backgrounds to bring strong recordings and wild live shows to the people. "When you think of Texas music, it's unlikely that the first place you think of is San Antonio, but the home of The Alamo has already produced one genuine legend in Doug Sahm and it's now nurturing the finest Texas rock 'n' roll band I've heard in a long time. The Swindles combine the punk rock immediacy of the True Believers, the Tex-Mex persuasions of Sir Douglas Quintet and the seedy innocence of a million garage dwellers, all wrapped up in songs about girls, their mama's cars or favorite bongs." These boys have pulled together the influences of Buddy Holly, enchiladas, Chuck Berry, gravel roads, Rocky Erickson, El Patron, Doug Sahm You get the idea!!! The Swindles' lineup consists of Paul ward on drums, Bart Nichols on bass, Grammy winner Joe Reyes on guitar, Dave Wasson on guitar, and Mitchell Justice Webb on vocals and guitar. Each of The Swindles hails from San Antonio and brings his distinctive background and sound to the band. Now, what do we tell you about the gigs in the brothels of Acuna with Big Country, the wild nights in Austin, Tacoland and Ram our trusted compadre, Blanco Cafes Enchiladas, Bar America, Cafe Acapulco? That, my friend, must be discussed in person. So pull up a chair, open up a tab, and we'll talk.
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Average Rating : 5              Total Reviews: 11

Swindles  08/22/2009            
Caught you guys at Scenic Loop, great band, love "Need You" and the beat to "Leased Us A Bus". Since my name is Janet love that song too, Marty Robbins was the only other person to record a song with my name. Hope to see you guys again.
Swindles  01/18/2009            
I bought the "LAST BAND AT TACOLAND" CD because I had a lot of great experiences at Tacoland. That %@$*&#@ club had twice the soul of any other Texas club. The Swindles were the last band to play there and this record captures the feel of it. A CLASSIC!!!!
Swindles  12/15/2008            
Drunk for your Amusement is a great cd. Not a bad song on this cd. Round Rock and Buford Wilson are a couple of my favorites.. Oh heck they are ALL my favorites
Swindles  11/21/2008            
Lonely Kind is a great song. I heard it a lot on KNBT, they played the hell out of it. The whole Lonely Kind CD is good. Highly recommended.
Swindles  11/09/2008            
Excellent album and awesome live performances. Mitchell Webb can put on a SHOW !!!!
Swindles  08/10/2007            
awesome album !!!!!very upbeat and soulful......!!!excellent singing/songwriting...you gotta hear this one!!!!!!! and live performances even better
Swindles  09/01/2004            
Heard them on KNBT 92.1 and bought the record. All the cuts are as good as their hit "Need You". Highly reccomended.
Swindles  06/10/2004            
This is a great CD. I love it.
Swindles  06/02/2004            
peter walsteijn
one of the best albums ever.....great band, great voices, great music, great everything !
Swindles  04/26/2004            
sarah in austin
totally love this band and miss em! praying that they will make it back to austin soon- i need a swindle fix! if you want to have a lot of fun watching a band preform, no matter who you are or where they're playin'(these guys could have fun at a shriner convention) this is the band!
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