Wagoneers were a four piece band from Austin, TX. They were signed to Herb Alpert's major label A&M in 1988 and recorded two momentous albums "Stout & High" 1988 & "Good Fortune" in 1989. Both of these albums were recorded in Nashville and produced by Emory Gordy Jr. and also included additional musicians: Herb Alpert - Trumpet , Glen Duncan - Fiddle , Glen D Hardin - Piano , Emory Gordy JR - Mandolin/Guitars , Sleepy La Beef - Lead Guitar on " I Can't Stay " and Kayton Roberts - Steel Guitar.
They started causing a buzz and one hell of a stir on the Austin music scene in the mid '80s and quickly gained respect from country music traditionalists and Rockabilly's aficionados. All the songs on both albums were Wagoneers originals , written predominantly by Monte Warden. A great live band who decided, then succeeded, to blow the cobwebs from the static Nashville hat scene; making appearances on TV's Austin City Limits, an appearance on Hank Wangford's A to Z of C & W on a Channel 4 Honkytonk special in 1987 (which included an interview & two live performances from Austin City limits) & three promo videos ( I Wanna Know Her Again - Help Me Get Over You & Sit A Little Closer ) all aired on CMT (and can be viewed at WWW.CMT.COM) and some legendary live performances all over the USA.
Austin city favorite Monte Warden provided Vocals & Rhythm Guitar. Brent Wilson Telecaster lead Guitar and Vocals. Thomas A Lewis JR - Drums and Craig Pettigrew on Electric & six string Bass.
Wagoneers sadly split in 1991, but they have left us some truly great recordings. Monte Warden has gone on to forge a successful solo career releasing 4 albums and continues to write and perform in Austin to this day. Thomas is currently drumming with Raul Malo & Heybale, Craig continues to record and write in Austin & Brent currently tours with Charlie Louvin playing bass guitar