A few months back, I was introduced to a relatively recent song from the country group known as the Keefe Auber Band. Titled Texit, it’s a light-hearted musical anthem about Texas independence. The song, besides being a wonderful toe-tapper, seemed to make a very good basic case for Texas Nationalism, so naturally, I had to get Keefe Auber to sit down with the Texian Partisan to tell us about it! Graciously, he agreed.
Growing up in Nashville, Keefe Auber has been involved in the music scene for over 25 years. However, he’s called Texas home since 1980. Currently residing in Dallas, Keefe has played for various acts and names over the last 17 years. Now embarked on a solo effort, the Keefe Auber Band has been lumped-in with what has been known as outlaw country by Spotify and other like streaming services. Though a bit unsure on that classification of his music, Keefe feels honored to be even peripherally associated with such country luminaries as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
Some big musical influences on Keefe have been Hayes Carll, Waylon, Dwight Yoakum and particularly Johnny Paycheck, whom Keefe knew from his time in Nashville. In fact, so …
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