Horse Opera. Real country music, they like to call it honky-tonk. Raw, emotion driven songs covering the gamut from Saturday nite in the honky-tonk, to Sunday morn' at the altar. Songs for the workin' man, the drifter, the drinker, the sinner, the saved, the lonely, the lover, the fool and the wise man. Calling on the influence of '50's and '60's country music, and a touch of the '70's Outlaw edge, Horse Opera has crafted a sound all their own, planted firmly in the traditions of classic country music.
The band is made up of veteran musicians, they have all been steeped in country tradition by spending years playing beer joints and dance halls across Texas.
Started by front man/guitar player, Jimmy Deveney, in 2005, Horse Opera has been playing Austin, and central Texas in expanding circles since its inception. In 2009, the right group of players came together with Jimmy, and the band has been on an upward climb ever since. Horse Opera played a multi state tour in June of 2010, Heading west to support their first studio record, 'Sounds of the Desert', which was be released May 18th of 2010 on Telewreck records. Jimmy then traveled to France in July, to represent the band at the Mirande festival of country music, backed by the capable hands of Austin's 'two hoots and a holler'. Horse Opera recently finished up a successful year on the road, they toured the east coast, including 8 shows in NYC, the midwest, and the south east, hitting Nashville for the first time.