Baltimore country punk rockers Western Star are gearing up for their biggest year of touring yet. Formed while working together on the Jeffers cattle ranch in East Texas, the band made waves with their debut album Fireball, released on Saustex Records. Fireball blends punk, country and rock n' roll in a high-energy output of driving rhythms, guitar, and passionate screaming produced by Ken Bethea of the Old 97's. The album can be listened to on Soundcloud here, and you can check out a music video to their title track here.
After a lineup change and a limited range of touring in 2016, Western Star is back with a powerful DIY tour through March with Baltimore rockabilly legend Rodney "Pie-Man" Henry of the Glenmont Popes, stopping in Chicago at Reggies on March 9th. The group combines their East Coast edge with true southern roots, continuing to help with construction projects on the Jeffers family ranch in Tyler, Texas, and rehearsing there in a little white house.