Tex Schramm & the Radio King Cowboys (Cincinnati)
After playing drums for many of the Cincinnati area’s finest Americana ensembles for several years (playing everything from Western Swing to Rockabilly), Greg “Tex” Schramm stepped to the front of the stage (figuratively — he still plays drums) and showed his versatile songwriting chops with the formation of Tex Schramm & the Radio King Cowboys and the release of his all original debut album, Greetings From. The ensemble, a frequent, popular presence at area venues with a solid following, won the Best Country top prize at the 2011 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and followed its debut LP up in 2012 with Lucky Chaps, another impressive showcase of the band’s range and versatility.
YOU'LL DIG IF YOU DIG: Hank Williams, Buck Owens, The Mavericks. (Mike Breen)