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DickLeMasters | Texas Acoustic Rock!
United States of America
Beaumont, Texas
United States of America
  • Rock
  • Country
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More About DickLeMasters

Dick LeMasters performs original Americana and Texas music as a solo artist, with duo partner Douglas Greer, and with the band Longneck Road. LeMasters was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, and grew up listening to artists such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Joe Ely. His original songs reflect that background as well as the influence of current favorites James McMurtry, Mike Cooley, Steve Earle, Paul Thorn and Fred Eaglesmith. LeMasters performs in Southeast Texas and Austin, and is a regular performer at the Songwriters’ Café event in Beaumont, Texas.

LeMasters recently completed his first solo cd, which will be released in late 2014. The debut cd of Longneck Road, containing 10 of LeMasters' original songs, is available at
Fun Stuff about the Artist

Life on the Street

Not busking per se, but I was playing with my band Longneck Road on a stage in the street at a Mardi Gras event one year when an amazingly strong cold front blew in. The stage was about 6 feet high and the PA speakers were on stands another 5 feet in the air. We were facing south, so when the front hit -- with horizontal rain and about 50 mph winds -- both of my PA speakers flew out from the stage and down somewhere between 10 and 12 feet to the ground!

Embarrassing Moment

Every embarrassing moment has involved someone asking to "sit in," leading me and my band to adopt an absolute policy of no one sits in unless we know them and we ask them! I learned fast that real musicians do not ask to sit in on someone else's gig. It is amazing how quickly a drunk who swears he can really "work the crowd" can clear a room!

My Instrument

My favorite electric guitar is a tele style guitar that I built from an $89 kit. After some upgrades and setup by David Newton, an awesome luthier from Beaumont, Texas, I have a little more than $89 in it, but it is cool that I have a guitar that I worked on that was really cheap and that plays better than lots more expensive guitars. I haven't found the perfect acoustic guitar yet ... currently use a Carvin acoustic for gigs. It's great, but I'd really like a custom-built acoustic (See David Newton, above!) or an old Gibson. Someday.