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Origin: Austin, TX

Genre: Americana/Folk

Years Active: 2006 - Present

Label: Whippoorwill Records


Tex Smith was born and raised in Texas, but the roots of his sound spread far beyond his home state. He likes to say that his music “blends country, roots rock, singer-songwriter style and folk into one big flavorful pot of stew.” Indeed, it’s this eclectic mix of styles that marks his artistry.  The middle of 5 kids a Spanish mother and an estranged 3rd generation Texan father he grew up in an average suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.  He never received any formal musical training while growing up, however, during his early developmental years of the 1970’s The Monkees TV show was in full syndication.  It was this along with the influence of his elder siblings and neighborhood friends Beatles and British Invasion record collections that planted the seeds.  A few years later in the early 1990’s while attending the University of North Texas in Denton, TX fueled by his oldest brothers psychedelic garage rock band Terrapin, the music of Deep Ellum, and a key discovery of a Johnny Cash Sun Records cassette tape, he began writing and recording his own songs.  After graduating with a bachelors degree in Geography he moved to Dallas, TX, where he began co-hosting a popular Roots/Americana radio show on KNON 89.3FM for multiple years. In 2006, Tex left Dallas,TX and his radio gig and moved to the Hill Country outside Austin, TX and began making music in earnest. 



Whippoorwill Records  |



Deb Crawford  |



Solance Entertainment |

Paul Solance  |, 512-644-8877


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