LOCATION: Henderson, Texas
CATEGORY: Traditional Country, Western Swing, Dance Band
GENRE: Texas Dance, Traditional Country Music, Western Swing, Rockabilly
ACCOLADES: Named one of the Top Independent Groups of 2001 by Indie Tracker Magazine
Don & Sue Lummus inducted into Lone Star State CMA's 2001 Hall of Fame.
AVAILABLE FOR: Clubs, Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Functions, Studio Session, Festivals, Community Events, Conventions, Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts, Cruise Ships, Reunions, Country Clubs, Ski Lodges, Birthday Parties, Awards Nights, Fund Raisers, Anniversaries, Casinos, Dinner Dances, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Bachelor Parties, Picnics, etc
PERFORMING SINCE: 1995
INFLUENCES: Bob Wills and Texas Playboys, Ernest Tubb & Texas Troubadours, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams, Sr., Asleep At The Wheel, Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price.
DESCRIPTION: We play Traditional Country, Western Swing, Rock-A-Billy, Waltzes, Polkas, Shottisches, Cajun, Tex-Mex, in short, Texas Dance Music. Our Reportoire ranges from Classic Country Hits to some of the newer Traditional Songs, and includes several original compositions. For more detail about us, see our bio on our website. www.texastradition.org. The band has been playing mostly local within 100 miles of East Texas at VFW halls, American Legions, Country Music clubs, private parties, just about anywhere Real Country is appreciated.
GROUP MEMBERS: Don Lummus - Guitar, lead vocals, Sue Lummus- lead vocals, harmony, Larry McCoy, Lead Guitar, Harmony. John Harris, Bass Player, Ray Flanagan, Drummer.
PARTIAL SONG LIST:
It Makes No Difference Now -- Floyd Tillman
Faded Love -- Bob Wills
San Antonio Rose -- Bob Wills
HeartAches By The Number -- Harlan Howard
The Kind of Love I Can't Forget -- Bob Wills
Under The Double Eagle -- old standard
Wesphalia Waltz -- old standard
Waltz Across Texas -- Dean Tubb
Billy Joe Dan's Rusty Bucket Beer & BBQ Grill -- Don Lummus
Did I Have A Good Time Last Night -- Don Lummus
Like A Fool -- Don Lummus
I Don't Need It Anymore -- Don Lummus
Keep That Lone Star of Texas Shining Bright -- Don Lummus
You Can Depend On Me -- Don Lummus
Milk Cow Blues -- Bob Wills
Johnny B. Goode -- Chuck Berry
Steel Guitar Rag -- Leon McCauliff
Today I Started Loving You Again -- Merle Haggard
Ramblin' Fever -- Merle Haggard
Your Cheatin' Heart -- Hank Williams
Once A Day -- Connie Smith
You Ain't Woman Enough -- Loretta Lynn
Heaven's Just A Sin Away -- the Kendalls
My Happiness -- Connie Frances
( Basically.. Just about every song every Country Legend ever recorded..less a few!)
"We try to show up every time Texas Tradition plays in Louisiana. One of the best bands we have ever heard, and enjoy everything they play. No one else plays the Traditional Stuff like they do.""
--Smidge & Charles , firstname.lastname@example.org
Shreveport, LA 10/11/1999
"Would like to book them as often as we can. Most everyone who is a member or guest of the Elks Lodge really likes everything they do. One of the best bands we book."
--Art Opbroek, Shreveport Elks Lodge,
Shreveport, LA 10/12/1999
"Invited the band to do a showcase at Lone Star State Country Music Association's "Best of Texas 2000" award show and convention in Beaumont, Texas. Specifically requested their band as back up for Country Legend, Floyd Tillman. Invited back next year as Featured Artist band."
L.S.S.C.M.A. is proud to induct both Don and Sue Lummus into our "Hall of Fame" in Oct. 2001. Also Lee Pettijohn as "Intstrumentalist of the Year".
--Colonels Billy D.& Helen Foster, Lone Star State CMA
Beaumont, Texas 11/7/2000 10/14/2001
"We really like your band! Everyone here appreciates the type of music you play"
(Have booked Texas Tradition for every available date we can since first booking them back in February of 2003) Pete Benedito, Entertainment Director, Mineola VFW