Buster Jiggs














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Buster Jiggs: For the past fourteen years the band Buster Jiggs has rocked their way through the great state of Texas. In the last few years their sound has morphed into what the band now calls “Organic Texas Rock”. There is no formula, there is no “set structure”, it is what it is, and it’s Rock N Roll. Lead by female singer / songwriter Kristin Muennink the band inevitably catches your attention and makes you take notice. “At times, Kristin will remind me of Lucinda Williams or even Liz Calendar of the Red River Mudcats. No wilting wallflower here. Kristin captures the listeners’ attention and draws you in with each note. Think Maria McKee during her Lone Justice days, just minus the extra helping of vocal twangery.” -Andrew W. Griffin Red Dirt Report Her musical career started with Buster Jiggs. She played acoustic rhythm guitar, mandolin and was the harmony vocalist when the band first began in 1999. In 2007 she became the lead vocalist, along with opting for an electric guitar instead of acoustic. She grew-up in Robstown, TX where music consumed her everyday life. She could not get enough of listening to artists such as Boston, Steve Miller Band, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, & Gun’s & Roses. On a whim one day she went out, bought a guitar, and taught herself how to play at the age of sixteen. Writing a few songs she never really flourished as a songwriter until she cross paths, with now husband, Scott Muennink. Scott was born and raised in Hondo, TX. He got his first kit and began playing drums at the age of 11, like Kristin, he is self-taught. He played in an alternative band during High School, in a hard rock band through College, and dabbled in few country bands before starting his own band with his wife in 1999; now known as Buster Jiggs. Scott loves music, all kinds of music. At any given moment you could find him listening to anything from Johnny Horton to Queens Of The Stone Age, and his working knowledge of the bands he has listened to is impressive to say the least. Scott is also a songwriter, and is “The King of the Hook” as his wife Kristin says. Though Scott and Kristin are the last of the original 1999 lineup, they have picked up some amazingly talented musicians along the way. Lead guitarist Pancho Garza is the owner/director of The Alamo Rock School in San Antonio and has more than 15 years of composing, recording, performing, and traveling under his belt. He was born in San Antonio, but grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. He would travel to Brooklyn NY to study with famed Jack McDuff guitarist, Ed MacEachen. He also took classical guitar lessons from a Princeton local and former Segovia prodigy, Alice Artzt. After graduating high school, he went onto to college in New York City at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Pancho is currently working pre-production with friend and music collaborator Claude Coleman of Eagles Of Death Metal and Ween. He attended college in New York City at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Bass player/harmony vocalist Tim McMaster is a consummate sideman/team player, his home lies within the confines of the performing band, playing the fender electric bass, and singing harmonies. Tim is from Philadelphia. While there he played with notable acts that were hitting heavy in the Philly Scene. When the 90’s wound down he joined forces with Americana artist and New Jersey native Tom Gillam, and after a ten year stint with Tom, which saw much local success and national and world touring, as well as recording 7 highly acclaimed albums, highlighted by the 2005 nomination for best new act on the Americana scene, and hitting #4 on the Americana charts for the album "shake my hand", the band decided to move to Austin, TX. While in Austin, Tim found himself taking advantage of the enormous talent that populates the town, playing with Will Sexton, Charlie Sexton, Jon Dee Gram & Randy Weeks to name a few. Fun Fact: The band name comes from a character in the old cowboy poem, "The Sierry Petes (or Tying the Knots in the Devil's Tail)" written in 1917 by Gail Gardner. Hence the groups logo of a boot wearing, guitar brandishing devil, with a few knots in his tail. Buster Jiggs has recorded six albums and/or EPs since 2006. The latest one being the EP: Dirty Little Secrets, released March 9, 2013. Discography: 2013 - EP: Dirty Little Secrets produced by: Buster Jiggs 2012 - EP: Soul Like A Rocket produced by: Buster Jiggs 2011 - EP: A Four Song Demon produced by: Buster Jiggs 2009 - Heartache Jubilee produced by Buster Jiggs & Joseph Deeb (Smith Entertainment) 2007 - EP: Miserably Happy produced by Buster Jiggs & Joseph Deeb 2006 - Buster Jiggs produced by Buster Jiggs, Cody Braun & David Abeyta
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Average Rating : 4.6              Total Reviews: 181


Buster Jiggs  08/08/2013            
VivGriggs
Love, LOVE BJ! Stumbled across them in Fredericksburg 4 years ago and have been huge fans ever since! They even played our wedding. :-) We are planning our first night away from our newborn son around their tour schedule. Love you guys!!
Buster Jiggs  02/13/2012            
JWB
Great job on the new songs! They are better than ever. Can't wait to see ya again!!
Buster Jiggs  05/20/2011            
Kristin M.
Here we go everybody ROUND TWO to give Buster Jiggs a chance to win a Live at Billy Bob's CD Recording. Visit this link http://www.bigstar97.com/samHTMweb/labbtcontest.html, click on BUSTER JIGGS and click VOTE!!! Spread the word!!! This round ends 5/24/011!! Also, Sweet Medication is our featured song in this contest and it is on the new EP to be released May 27th!! Take a listen.....
Buster Jiggs  04/18/2010            
Melanie Ledbetter-Remy
Saw BJ last night at Lone Star Saloon in Richmond, TX.....first time back to the bar since the fire and THIS is the band we heard? It was a "meant to be" kind of evening! New band to follow! Join us all at Armadillo Palace this Friday if you can - TOTALLY worth it!
Buster Jiggs  04/18/2010            
Melanie Ledbetter-Remy
Saw BJ last night at Lone Star Saloon in Richmond, TX.....first time back to the bar since the fire and THIS is the band we heard? It was a "meant to be" kind of evening! New band to follow! Join us all at Armadillo Palace this Friday if you can - TOTALLY worth it!
Buster Jiggs  04/01/2010            
Judy
I saw Buster Jiggs at Floore's Country Store last Saturday night. They put on a high energy show, and I loved their music.
Buster Jiggs  11/16/2009            
JWB
The Gruene show was great! You guys are really doing great and I'm happy and proud for all of you. I love the new songs! It's hard to choose a favorite though..lol Keep it up and see ya soon!
Buster Jiggs  11/16/2009            
Jerry Busby
I have been a long time friend and listener of the band. I think they have always been awesome, no matter what has been done or who they have or had in the band. I write this to "HATER" I know who you are! I'm asking you to let it go. The next time you post something negative because of your jealousy (I assume thats what it is) I will let the entire LSM community know your real and full name! From your own words THE DOG IS DEAD so let it go!Signed not afraid to use my real name, JERRY WAYNE BUSBY.
Buster Jiggs  11/09/2009            
Wille T.
Dear Hater, why it sounds as though you have some type of grudge against the band Buster Jiggs. Shows that i had been to in years past were not that bad. The band in my opinion (which seems to be backed by several people who pour to the dance halls to see them) is that they have taken a new approach to country music. An approach that many have tried and failed to achieve. The music, from the heart felt lyrics to the rockin guitar licks is a art form that has seem to disappear. Everything now a days is just way to Nashville for my taste. Besides dont take my word for it, the last show I went to the people rushed the stage to cheer on the band. It kinda brought back memories from my younger days when I would have been right there with them. I hear now they are playin with Robert Earl Keen, thats just got to say something for it self right there. Now as for the singer, I've seen alot of women in my days as well as men and I can assure you that sweet thing behind the mic is a woman with the talent of star! I know this cause unlike most singers after the show she came down off of that there stage and I bet she either shook hands or hugged everyone that was there. When she made it to my table it was all about me. She wanted to know all about me and my wife, now I don't know where you come from but where I do we call them good people!! Hater you should go to one of their shows and just see and hear first hand, I will even buy your ticket to get in just see your head rockin back in forth with the beautifull music be made by a good Texas Band. Thank you very much and may God Bless you!
Buster Jiggs  11/09/2009            
BJ FAN
HATER I THINK YOU ARE ON CRACK! THE NEW BUSTER JIGGS IS JUST AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN THE OLD BUSTER JIGGS AND THE SINGER IS AWESOME AND HAS A FRESH NEW VOICE I THINK THAT SOMEONE IS JUST A LITTLE JEALOUS MAYBE..
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