BIO

Thrift Store Cowboys fourth studio album Light Fighter could be called their post-arson period, as the band wrote the record after a stranger torched a trailer filled with merchandise and parked next to lead singer Daniel Fluitt's bedroom, nearly taking his life. Produced by Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case, Iron and Wine) Light-Fighter's indie-rock shapeshifts through ambient and Gothic western music for songs that touch on death, loss, fear, redemption, the Spanish Civil War and West Texas ghost stories. All buoyed by soaring violin, draped against bottom-ended guitar and pedal steel sounds that the spaghetti western composed Ennio Morricone might envy.

 

The Lubbock based quintet, which includes Fluitt, Colt Miller, Clint Miller, Kris Killingsworth, Cory Ames and Amanda Shires on fiddle and vocals, have been touring together for over a decade after meeting at the musical South Plains College. They are neither of the typical Texas-based types of bands - a country-rock melange or strictly indie rock. As Buddy Magazine points out, "Thrift Store Cowboys' feel is more, for a lack of better description, gypsy desert music - the free sound of spacey, heat-induced delirium...a sure, confident sound backed by thoughtful vision." Schumacher produced their 2006 release Lay Low While Crawling or Creeping, of which Austin Sound said, "the album is to country music what Jim Jarmusch's film Deadman was to the western."

DETAILS
Based in Knoxville, TN
Founded in Lubbock, TX in 1999
Genre: Americana / Indie
 
 
MUSIC
WE ARE
Daniel Fluitt - VOX / GUITAR
Kris Killingsworth - DRUMS
Colt Miller - GUITARS
Clint Miller - BASS
Amanda Shires - VOX / VIOLIN
Cory Ames - GUITAR / RHODES
PHOTOS  
PRESS
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REPRESENTATION
Management:
Panther Rock Management
Jeff Dennis
thriftstorecowboys@yahoo.com
432-438-9427
Booking:
The Tomahawk Group
Jess Hale
jess@tomahawkbooking.com
423-361-9852
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