Congratulations, you have just stumbled upon your next favorite country band. The Broken Spokes are a beloved Texas traditional country outfit with a name synonymous with country due to the famous Austin honky tonk. Having focused on live shows, as opposed to aspiring for some sort of national attention, The Broken Spokes might just be the best band you’ve never heard of. They’re looking to change that with their new album Where I Went Wrong and the country music world, in Texas and beyond, is taking notice.
There’s magic in how they embrace the true roots of country music, interpreting them in the modern context with such love and passion that makes the music feel more alive than with most other bands. The Broken Spokes are the textbook definition of country music in its purest form.
“Bar none, the album that was just the best to listen to, that was one of the most authentic country releases all year, and that was the greatest specimen of everything country music should be was Where I Went Wrong by the The Broken Spokes out of Houston, TX. The Broken Spokes were also arguably 2022’s greatest discovery, facilitated through the greatness of Where I Went Wrong. As we’ve seen in previous years and with previous albums of this caliber, eventually greatness can’t be overlooked forever. The Broken Spokes are ripe for discovery.”
Saving Country Music – 2022 Album Of The Year (ARTICLE)
“This album is so damn good. If you needed to select a country music album to shoot into outer space to represent country music to other civilizations, Where I Went Wrong would not be a bad candidate. It’s that virtuous, that country, and truly flawless in its execution where there’s not one sour note, one bad turn of phrase, one weak song, or flat solo. Everything here is *chef kiss* excellent cover to cover.”
Saving Country Music (FULL REVIEW)
“There have been a number of releases recently that undoubtedly are worthy of the ‘hard-core country’ label accreditation. Houston’s The Broken Spokes are one such band and this album, WHERE I WENT WRONG, is testament to that. Perhaps The Broken Spokes should consider the subtitle of the next album to be “Where We Went Right”, because this album is an affirmation of doing everything right.”
LonesomeHighway.com (FULL REVIEW)
“While there might have been a plethora of bands of this ilk 20 years ago, they would’ve found it hard to better this outfit. The Broken Spokes have the chops, knowledge, respect, and original tunes, but if anything, it’s the constant presence of the fiddle and steel guitar in their makeup that ensures their honky tonk rises above. Love’ em.”
Country Music People Magazine (5/5 Stars)
“Best Band For Drinking: The Broken Spokes are one of Houston’s busier country acts and the shows they play routinely have something in common – booze. Whether they’re playing a honky tonk like Whiskey River, big festivals like the ZiegenBock Music Fest or dance halls like the one in Gruene, there is going to be some drinking involved. The Spokes match the action in these establishments with the perfect soundtrack for beer guzzlin’ and whiskey shootin’.”
The Houston Press (ARTICLE)