You may have heard The WST Bluegrass Band at the Texas Folklife festival in San Antonio, at State AFLCIO conventions, or at Municipal and State events throughout Texas. The band has also played the Austin International Airport, in festivals in Brady, Llano, Bryan-College Station, Bastrop, and of course Austin. WST plays as many as eight shows each season on the Bluegrass Music Capital of Texas stage at Oakdale Park in Glenrose, Texas.
The WST Bluegrass Band in the early years (1980′s)
It is not uncommon to hear WST on radio stations in Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas. They played on the University of Texas award winning radio program “Folkways,” as well as several appearances at the famed Broken Spoke and the Texas Chili Parlor. The WST Bluegrass Band remains extremely popular as the famous “Green Mesquite” Sunday night house band. A giant color mural on the patio shows the band in action. A sight to see and enjoy while listening to the hard driving licks and sweet harmonies of the “Most Entertaining Bluegrass Band in Texas!”
The WST Bluegrass Band in the early years (1990′s)
The Green Mesquite is home for WST, and is where they play regularly when not traveling. They are always heading the lineup on the third Friday night of every month at the Manchaca Fire Hall “all-you-care-to-eat” Catfish Fry. Where you can eat good food, hear great music, and have a fabulous time for the whole family. WST is often joined by local and nationally famous musicians and singers. Many of these performers often join WST for exciting and often unpredictable musical moments.
The WST Bluegrass Band in 2002
WST Bluegrass Band with Dawn Landes 2007
Recording “Young Folks” and preparing for the 2007 SxSW music festival in Austin, Texas.
Singing Waiters 2009
WST Bluegrass Band has been playing at The Green Mesquite in Austin, Texas for about 25 years. A manager and a waiter or two join in and sometimes even on key!