Alternate Route is a fitting description of this trio of Texas musicians. Influenced by a diverse genre of acoustic roots music from country, southern rock, bluegrass and cowboy ballads, they bring out the best of what Texas music is…FUN! Whether playing a back yard bar-b-que or on stage in concert, they bring the same enthusiasm to every show and make having a good time contagious. Alternate Route is made up of three southeast Texas musicians, Steve Thrower, David Roork, and Stan Davidson. Although they come from different backgrounds, their harmonies and individual talents blend for a unique sound and style of music. In 2003, Steve wrote and recorded "West End Wanda" which debuted at the Logon Cafe in Beaumont, Texas. On that same project he recorded a Fred Eaglesmith song titled "How's Ernie?" A friend submitted "How's Ernie?" to Chinook Records who was co-sponsoring a Fred Eaglesmith tribute album and it was chosen from dozens of entries from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to be included on a CD titled, "20 Odd Holler's Vol. II”. The multi-talented David Roork played mandolin on that track as well. In addition to the mandolin, David plays lead guitar, banjo, bass and is a great songwriter, too.
Stan Davidson joined Steve and David in the fall of 2004 and Alternate Route was born. He brought 25 years of rock and roll bass licks and some great harmony vocals to truly give the band an "alternate route". In 2005, Alternate Route released their first album, "Bait Shop Beauty", and they have sold CD's throughout the U.S. Canada, England, Spain and Austraila. The have opened shows for Fred Eaglesmith, Austrailan artist Audrey Mezra and Nashville legend, Billy Joe Shaver. In 2009, they released their sophomore project, COZUMEL MOON, which is already receiving high praise from the listening public. Alternate Route can be heard on the World Wide Web at Radio Free Texas and many other internet radio stations. Pick up a copy today and become their newest fan!
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