The Tex Pistols Band

3 guys I have known for along time Scooter, Dik and Brian and a new friend on facebook Boyd. Great music check them out!

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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 the Tex Pistols Band.


TexPisFB-PP-5393-X2“I really didn’t think this was any special project at first. Just another group to play with, but with guys I really respect and admire. But early on, and I mean within the first three or four gigs, it started taking on a life. It’s like we all try to impress each other both live and in the studio, and it’s that pushing of the envelope every time that makes it fun for us and I think the audience as well”.- Boyd Lee

TexPisFB-PP-5470-X2“For me it was when we got started on the record. When we started writing for it and recording, I knew we had something. When the opportunity to mix it with our friend, Grammy Award winning engineer Tom Tucker (Lucinda Williams, Prince) came about, I knew it would be “off the hook”. Tom had recently bought “Flyte Tyme” studios and I believe we’re the first record mixed there since the glory days of Jam & Lewis. When it was done and we started getting the first feedback, I knew I wasn’t the only one feeling this way about the band. The CD speaks for itself”. – Scooter Nelson


“I’m in a great band with my three best friends, making and recording the coolest music. The Well runs deep with this combo, everyone brings his own expertise to the table. I get to play my guitars and hang with my buds…doesn’t get any better.” Brian C. Peters


“I have never been involved in a more satisfying musical partnership even after years of producing, engineering and playing on countless projects. The ease and understanding of the process between us can only be described as pure joy. As we went deeper into the recording of “Fully Loaded” I realized this wasn’t just another CD, this was a great opportunity. In the studio or at a live show, the talent and life experience each person brings to the party makes it an ultimate adventure.” Dik Shopteau

Tex Pistols Band-Closer to Nowhere


Country roots – spot on song writing, serious vocal harmonies, gritty and real, with musicianship not often heard these days.
Genre: Country: Americana
Release Date: 2008

The dynamic second release from one of the upper Midwest’s best Alt-Country, Americana groups. Soul touching melodies, fresh pop/rock and killer musicianship-highlighted through emotive vocals, soaring harmonies and smoking hot guitars.
Genre: Country: Americana
Release Date: 2011