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.