“The Golden Roses are honky tonk heroes from Austin, Texas, and on this, their debut full-length album, they constantly reminded me exactly what was and always will be so great about the live music scene in Austin. I’m a sucker for bands like this and these guys sound eminently capable of filling the floors at The Broken Spoke or The White Horse. This isn’t slick but it is real, and you could see that from the parking lot.”

-Duncan Warwick, Country Music People Magazine

This debut release has eleven tracks and each one is a real diamond that shines and shimmers. Country music comes with so many sub categories that it can make your head spin but the sound of Ameripolitan music includes a mix of western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly and outlaw attitude. It’s about upholding old traditions. From Buck Owens through to Dwight Yoakam, there is a wealth of rich sounds in the tracks here and the playing is such a joy. No doubt their residency at the White Horse in Austin is quite an experience and something that one hopes they eventually bring overseas to our European shores.

-paul mcgee, Lonesome Highways

This is a thoroughly enjoyable album, from a very honest, hardworking band. It is good, solid, old-fashioned straight up Country, just the way I like it. The songs are catchy and will have you singing along, dancing or tapping your feet away. I imagine that these guys put on one hell of a live show, and I’d certainly love to catch them one day, I plan to!

-kate willis, Country lowdown


‘We play, y’all dance...’  The Golden Roses from Austin, TX keep folks boot-scootin’ and buckle-rubbin’ all night long! Ask front man John Mutchler and he’ll tell you he learned everything he knows from standing on the side of the stage at some of Austin’s legendary venues, such as The Broken Spoke and Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon. Drawing on musical influences of country, western swing, a hint of rock ‘n roll, and a dash of bluegrass, this quintet of honky-tonkers throw down ballads ranging from solemn, tear-in-my-beer life lessons to festive and carefree road trips out west.

From the honky tonks of texas to chicago to nashville and everywhere in between, the golden roses put on the kind of show that leaves a trail of fans where ever they go.

Hear a few choice cuts from their debut album “Terlingua graveyard”

Live from "The Champagne of Bars" featuring Marlon McAllister from Dancin' Austin.

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