Kevin and Chris took a trip up to Port Arthur today to wish Harry Choates a happy birthday! Harry was born on December 26, 1922. He died in 1951 but in his 28 years he made quite an impression and left a musical legacy that is carried on to this day. He brought together Cajun music, Texas swing, Mexican folk, blues and jazz to create a truly original Texas Gulf Coast sound. We are excited and honored to be working on a tribute album for Mr. Choates which we hope to record in 2019!
Here's to you Harry!
Watch the vide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_61TG78UxEQ
(Also, Harry Choates was known to pull practical jokes on his bandmates. We are hoping he was just messing with us and having a laugh at the end of the video!)