The 13 Best Local Country Acts for People Who Hate Cheesy Country
By Jamie Vahala, May 19, 2021
Dallas Observer featured Ottoman Turks, Joshua Ray Walker, and John Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner in their list of “The 13 Best Local Country Acts for People Who Hate Cheesy Country” :
At its core, Ottoman Turks is probably a country band but with their amount of punk rock and booze-infused mania it can be hard to tell. They’re raucous, loud, insane and amazing — as displayed in one of their newer music videos, “Wound Up.” You can catch them June 4 and June 5 at the Texas Music Revolution festival.
Joshua Ray Walker
Joshua Ray Walker has been referred to by Rolling Stone magazine as “country’s most fascinating young songwriter,” and hyperbolic as that may seem, they weren’t kidding. His newest album, Voices, oscillates between fast barn burners to ballads where Walker’s haunting voice borders on the side of wail. His music is truly not to be missed.
Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner
In addition to producing the records of four of the artists listed above, renowned producer John Pedigo’s band John Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner is a true force of honesty and grit. His love of music comes through in Pedigo’s own music as well as in the projects he produces. Over the pandemic, Pedigo set out to release a single every month, the newest of which is both heartbreaking, hopeful and, most of all, beautiful.”
See Dallas Observer’s full list HERE.