Following the success of their debut single, “Baptized in the Rio Grande,” Sons of Texas release today the video for their second single, “Blameshift.”  The video shot in their hometown of McAllen, Texas was directed by Aaron Marsh.

Also available is a new Sons of Texas t-shirt design at Merch Now


*Appearing with Texas Hippie Coalition
Fri 04/29/16 – Shreveport, LA – The Warehouse
Sat 04/30/16 – Atlanta, GA – Hell At The Masquerade
Tue 05/03/16 – Knoxville, TN – The International
Wed 05/04/16 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Thu 05/05/16 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
Fri 05/06/16 – Winchester, VA – Blue Fox Billiards
Sun 05/08/16 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Wed 05/11/16 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theatre
Thu 05/12/16 – Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
Fri 05/13/16 – Rochester, NY – The Montage Music Hall
Sat 05/14/16 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Sun 05/15/16 – Louisville, KY – Trixie’s
Wed 05/18/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
Thu 05/19/16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Pierre’s Entertainment Center
Fri 05/20/16 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
Sun 05/22/16 – Libertyville, IL – Austin’s Fuel Room
Tue 05/24/16 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Wed 05/25/16 – Omaha, NE – The Chrome Lounge
Thu 05/26/16 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Fri 05/27/16 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre

The band will be supporting Trapt with dates through August 13th


July 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
July 23 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
July 24 – Sharon, PA – Quaker Steak
July 25 – Syracuse, NY – WKRL K-Rockathon
July 26 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
July 27 – Northhampton, MA – Pearl Street Night Club
July 29 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
July 30 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s
July 31 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend (w/Failure Anthem)
August 1 – Immokalee, F – Seminole Casino Hotel
August 2 – Columbus, GA – Sports Page
August 4 – Destin, FL – Club LA
August 5 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
August 6 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Hall
August 7 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
August 8 – Tyler, TX – Clicks
August 11 – Dallas, TX – Trees
August 12 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
August 13 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls in The Rio Grande is available now
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Sons Of Texas – Credit Chris Phelps

There is nothing subtle about Texas. There is a reason why we use the term “Texas-sized” to describe anything in life that’s exaggeratedly large, from posteriors, to bong hits, to jugs of beer. This boldness, naturally, extends to the Lone Star’s musical exports, loud n’ proud legendary artists like ZZ Top, Pantera, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among many others. Now, firmly in that cocksure lineage, is a mighty bluesy metal band from McAllen, Texas aptly named, Sons Of Texas.

The young quintet’s debut, Baptized In The Rio Grande—produced by the iconic Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Crowbar, Chiodos, Hatebreed)—is a Texas-sized portion of power metal grooves, dazzling guitar solos, strip joint/tailgate sing-along choruses, and soulfully charred vocal melodies. It took Wilbur 20 seconds of a YouTube clip to recognize this young band truly inherited the gonads of its Lone Star forefathers and sign on to work with the quintet.

“We’re proud of being a Texas hard rock band, that’s everything to us,” affirms rhythm guitarist Jon Olivarez. “Texas is the biggest state, has a great history of football teams, and an astounding music legacy.”

Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. The scene vibes “music for music’s sake” with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n’ roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar.

Despite being just in their mid 20s, never having recorded an album, and having only existed for about a year, the guys play with seasoned authenticity and fiery brilliance. The guitar duo of Jon Olivarez and Jes De Hoyos boast that classic rhythm and lead division of labor of Metallica’s Hetfield and Hammett, Testament’s Alex Sklonick and Eric Peterson, and Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman. Sons Of Texas has that rare gift of having a rhythm section of brothers—Nick and Mike Villarreal—so the grooves are telepathic and deeply in the pocket. And vocalist Mark Morales has a blood raw expressiveness evoking Phil Anselmo, Chris Cornell, and Zakk Wylde.

Baptized In The Rio Grande is an album for raising hell and enduring hard times. The record spans good old bad boy anthems like “Texas Trim” and “Baptized In The Rio Grande,” the stately ballad territory of the haunting “September,” and the dead end job-frustration of “Pull It And Fire.” The standout “Blameshift” showcases the guys have modern rock radio potential without sacrificing heft for hooks.

The past year has been a blessing for the Sons Of Texas. Inking a record deal and working with a producer of Wilbur’s caliber doesn’t happen for bands in the Rio Grande region of McAllen, Texas. Olivarez explains: “People always told us to move to Austin, but we stuck with our hometown and made something of ourselves. We take a lot of pride in being one of the first Valley bands to get these opportunities. “