Bart Trotter – Texas Swing Six
Bart Trotter – Texas Swing Six “Along For The Ride” is Bart’s latest CD! It features Bart with some of the finest “swing” players around! Get your copy today! You can purchase your CD directly from this website, or if you prefer instant gratification, you can download this album and others at: www.barttrotter.com .
Bart Trotter – 6-time National Champion Fiddle Player – (5-time N.O.T.F.A. Champion, and 1-time S.P.B.G.M.A. Champion), 1986 World Champion Fiddle Player, 2-time First Runner-up at the Grand Masters Fiddle Contest in Nashville, TN., 5-time Southwestern States Fiddle Champion, 5-time winner of the New Mexico State Fair Fiddle Contest in Albequerque, NM., 2-time winner of the U.S. Invitational Fiddle Contest in Mt. View, Arkansas, 2010 New Mexico State Champion Fiddle Player. Bart has played performed and or recorded with: The Texas Playboys, Almost Patsy Cline, Gary P. Nunn, The Asylum Street Spankers, Don McCallister Jr., The Lonesome Riders, Merle Haggard, Johnny Gimble, The Flying J Wranglers, Eddy Akridge, Tish Hinajosa, Gary Cook, Roger Moon, Joel Melton, Rick McRae, Terry Hale, Cindy Cashdollar, Redd Volkaert, Billy Dee, Thomas Michael Riley and countless others.
Cindy Cashdollar – Austin-based Dobro and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar’s career has taken some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many of the leading artists in contemporary music including Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Asleep at the Wheel, Garrison Keillor, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoliel, Daniel Lanois, and Redd Volkaert. Cindy’s unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo – and to do it in so many musical genres – has made her one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene. Her debut CD, “Slide Show”, features guest artists comprising a Who’s Who of the contemporary roots scene.
Rick McRae – a versatile, multi-instrumentalist, has been a part of the Austin music scene for nearly 30 years. Not only a guitarist, he also doubles on violin and mandolin. He has shared the stage with a multitude of country, jazz, and western-swing greats, including country-music Hall of Fame artist, George Strait, whom he has toured with since 1983. When not on the road with George & the Ace In The Hole band, he enjoys biking, movies, and taking day trips with his wife.
Danny Levin – Nobody plays like Danny Levin. Danny is a showman and tries to make everything look as hard as he can. As a kid, Danny was trained as a classical cellist, but when he heard Texas swing and soon after met and recorded with Johnny Gimble, he added the violin to his repertoire, which includes the piano. Danny was Asleep at the Wheel’s first fiddle player, and was with the Wheel for most of the 70’s. While with Asleep, the group won two Grammys. Be sure to listen for Danny’s fiddle licks and piano strides!
Danny is an accomplished jazz guy now and has released a CD of standards and originals called Nutbars. He runs a studio in Austin, called Tequila Mockingbird, which creates music for commercials.
These days his playing career consists of projects he finds entertaining and intriguing. He is laying down bass lines with his cello in a couple of new music bands in the Austin area. One group, Bob Schneider’s Lonelyland, won Austin Chronicle’s “Best Band” award. The other is an eclectic quartet called the “Sweet Bunch of Daisies” (Kenny Baker reference for those of you paying attention).
Terry Hale – ACOUSTIC, ELECTRIC BASS: Terry has performed everywhere from New York’s Madison Square Garden to the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, on television shows from Austin City Limits to the BBC. As an original founding member of the “Ace in the Hole Band”, Terry has been supplying the “bottom end” for MCA recording artist George Strait for the last thirty-four years and as such has appeared on numerous gold and multi-platinum selling albums, two major motion pictures, “Pure Country” 1992 (Warner Bros.) and “The Soldier” 1980 (James Glickenhous Films). He has also performed on many television and radio commercials, videos and countless syndicated radio broadcasts. He has performed live on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson as well as with Jay Leno, multiple music awards shows, “pay-per-view” telecasts and two HBO specials.
Wes Starr – During Wes’ music career, he has played, recorded and/or toured with such greats as: Laverne Baker, Mose Allison, Chuck Berry, Albert Collins, Willie Nelson, Sunnyland Slim, Bonnie Raitt, Tiny Tim, Floyd Tilman, Erik Hokkanen, Jimmy Buffett, Michael Parks, Lynn Anderson, Katy Moffatt, Kim Wilson, Lee Roy Parnell, W.C. Clark, Terry McBride, Paul Orta, Stoney Edwards, Nick Connolly, Kimmie Rhodes, Memphis Slim, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, John Mooney, Pinetop Perkins, Alan Haynes, Mike Morgan, Denny Freeman, Leon Rausch, Johnny Gimble, Herb Remington, Floyd Domino, Kaz Kazanoff, Mary Ann Price, George Porter, Snooks Eaglin, Eric Johnson, Al Dressen and his Super Swing Revue, Duncan Cameron, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. John, Suzy Bogguss, Koko Taylor, Eddie Taylor, Perry Welch, J.B. Hutto, Mike Utley, Booker T. Jones, Byron Berline, Ronnie Gray, Stephen Bruton, Bobby Keys, Smokey Dacus, Bob Boatwright, Junior Brown, Bo Diddley, Larry Davis, The Special Orchestra, Joe Ely, Seymor Duncan, Alvin Crow, Butch Hancock, Clifford “Honky Tonk” Scott, Anson Funderburgh, (Dr. Ron Dante), Michael Ballew, Ken Preuitt, Gary Nicholson, Flaco Jimenez, Red Tyler, Emmylou Harris, Robert Goulet, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, The Texas Playboys, Carlos Santana, Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, Lee Oskar, Sam Myers, and Little Jimmy Dickens.