Mitch Webb & the Swindles
1281 Gruene Rd
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Country/Americana group Mitch Webb & the Swindles is a familiar name on the San Antonio music scene.
According to Action Magazine, “Webb and his talented brace of “garage rockers” produced Lonely Kind, as well as a CD/DVD called Last Band at Taco Land, a fitting and final tribute to murdered Taco Land owner Ram Ayala. The CD/DVD has Ram admirers buzzing from St. Mary’s Street to all points north, for Webb’s Swindles were, in fact, the last band to play the now-shuttered alternative music skull orchard down by the upper reaches of the San Antonio river (close to the old Pearl Brewery).
Webb is a talented singer and songwriter who can fit into categories ranging from Americana to punk-style rock, and many of us know that Swindles guitarist Joe Reyes is a Grammy winner who has played with Lara Y Reyes, Buttercup, and Michael Morales, to name a few. And volumes could be written about the other Swindles who include Dave Wasson on guitar, Paul Ward on drums, and Odie (Odie is one of those fellows who prefers not to be known in print by the name on his birth certificate) on bass. And when Odie ain’t thumping the bass, it’s Bart Nichols of the #3 Dinners, one of Webb’s greatest musical influences.
Mitch Webb and The Swindles have won all sorts of local music awards, and it’s good to connect some of the current with the past.