‘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.
Aiding John in roping the crowd onto the dance floor are old friend and drummer Shawnee Rose, long-time Austin bassist ‘Too Tall’ Troy Wilson, 'The Boy from Bell County' Sam Blumenthal on pedal steel, and Ms. 'Rockin' Heather Rae Johnson, tearing it up on fiddle. The band recently wrapped up their first full-length album Terlingua Graveyard, recorded at Ameripolitan Studios by local Austin engineer legend Cris Burns, with guest appearances by steel-drivin' man Nathan Fleming and bassist/actor Rick 'the O.G. Golden Rose' Watson. Within are a selection of shuffles, waltzes, country weepers, drinking tunes, and even an anthemic Spaghetti Western homage to Gene Autry, all crafted throughout watering holes and dance halls across Texas. As a country album also needs its staple truckin' song, the first single ‘Bad Habit’ hit most major online music sites on November 19, 2018 and the album itself is set for release on February 22, 2019, with a fun-filled release show that night at Austin's own White Horse Saloon from 8-10pm.
Always having fun with the crowd over the occasional top-shelf whiskey or cold Lone Star Beer and never taking themselves too seriously, their lightning pickin’, slidin' steel, lively fiddlin’, dance-able rhythms, and rich three-part harmonies can make any honky-tonk, or living room for that matter, hop.