Oklahoma/Texas band the Red River Mudcats, a hot new band in the Red Dirt movement, are featured in the December issue of Best In Texas.
The Red River Mudcats are highlighted in a “Stars On The Horizon” feature in the popular Texas music publication. The story focuses on co-founders Liz Calender and Jeffrey Parker, and their history of plying their musical trades on opposite sides of the Red River border of Texas and Oklahoma, according to a news release.
Singer-songwriter Calender worked for many years as the featured vocalist at the popular Cowboys Dance Halls in the Dallas/Atlanta markets, opening “for everyone from George Jones to Toby Keith.” Guitarist/songwriter/producer Parker was in on the beginning of the fertile Stillwater music scene, playing in bands and acting as producer and engineer “behind the boards” in the early careers of Cross Canadian Ragweed, Mike McClure and The Great Divide and Jason Boland, among others.
The “Stars On The Horizon” story also discusses their self-titled debut CD and their current single “Texas Eagle,” which features Boland on guest vocals. The song was written by the late Bob Childers, who is considered by many to be the godfather of the Oklahoma Red Dirt movement.
The December Best In Texas also includes a cover story on Robert Earl Keen and features on two more music standouts with Oklahoma ties, Miranda Lambert and Brandon Jenkins, as well as a tribute to the late Rusty Wier.