Theron Pfeifer





Theron Pfeifer
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Gifted with a strong vocal and the skill to play an instrument by ear at an early age, Theron Pfeifer’s greatest ability has always been his aptitude for creating fabled characters woven into striking storylines.  Though highly proficient on guitar and harmonica, Pfeifer would never consider himself acceptable without the title of singer/songwriter. 

 

As the late, great Townes Van Zandt once said, “I don’t think you can ever do your best.  Doing your best is a process of trying to do your best.”  Theron Pfeifer, an ardent fan of Van Zandt’s body of work, places great emphasis on this mentality.  In a time span of eight years, or realistically a lifetime, Pfeifer has been melding himself into a respectable musician – one he sees as a continual process. 

 

Born and raised in San Antonio, the surrounding lure of the Texas Hill Country had great effect on Pfeifer’s branding as an artist.  The imposing beauty of the land, along with the spirited personalities who inhabited it, have always served as a canvas for his songs.  Some of Pfeifer’s earliest memories include tagging along with his older sister on the ride to Helotes to catch a Robert Earl Keen show at Floore’s Country Store.  Keen, who would go on to be a tremendous influence on Pfeifer, inspired him to dream of a career where he could travel the state and not be confined to any one specific genre of music. 

 

After high school, Pfeifer enrolled at Maine Maritime Academy.  Like many before him, he romanticized the notion of the nautical escapade.  Grateful for his time in Maine and the way sailing began to shape his writing, Pfeifer ultimately knew it was best to get back to Texas.  He transferred to Texas Maritime in Galveston, which would become highly fortuitous for the burgeoning musician.  While in Galveston, Pfeifer began hanging around the Old Quarter Acoustic Café.  Doing everything from backing other artists on harmonica to serving customers behind the bar, the Old Quarter became his home.  Pfeifer had the opportunity to thrive in a legendary environment.  He was mentored by the renowned Wrecks Bell and became a zealous student of Townes Van Zandt and Lightnin’ Hopkins.  The Old Quarter Acoustic Café even became the inspiration for the name of Pfeifer’s band – with Bell’s blessing – they call themselves Theron & The Old Quarters. 

 

Once again a resident in San Antonio, Pfeifer has used all of his collective experiences to create and record his debut album Texas Forever.  Comprised of 12 original tracks, this album touches on everything from unapologetic, abandoned Texas pride to the search for a soul mate.  Encompassing songs that have been written over a period of several years, the album captures a semi-autobiography of Pfeifer and his journey.  Self-produced and independently marketed, this album is a labor of love and deeply personal for Pfeifer.  His intent is that his own musical heroes would be proud of his efforts and those who listen to his music would find a connection and enjoy it.     

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