Turnpike Troubadours

Turnpike Troubadours

From Oklahoma, the Turn­pike Troubadours will per­form at the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street on Thurs­day, March 20, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older.

Touring in support of their third album, Goodbye Normal Street, which reached No. 14 on the Bill­board country chart, the Turn­pike Troubadours name is derived from the bumpy Oklahoma toll roads and their hard living, folk singing heroes.

Cutting their teeth in roadside dance halls and hon­ky-tonks has made a serious impact on the band’s musical style, which walks the prover­bial line between Woody Guthrie and Waylon Jennings. Folk, country, Cajun and blue­grass with stories of longing, humor, tragedy, and overall life in rural America has been used to describe their sound. Their live show reflects years of coercing beer joint crowds into responding to unfamiliar music. It is fast, gritty, and often drenched in beer, but always a good time.

For band information, view turnpiket­roubadours.com. Dixie Dance Hall is at 234 Crockett St. in downtown Beaumont. Call (409) 833-1700 for more infor­mation.