:: Leaving TX :: Welcome
“Shit-kicking honky-tonk… Leaving, TX bristles with raw emotional energy.” – Raleigh Independent
"Compared favorably to Drive By Truckers, Reckless Kelly, and Steve Earle… And not without good cause.” - Maverick Magazine
"One of the strongest contenders to emerge on the alt.country scene in years" - Ontap Magazine
Gripping vocals, intelligent lyrics, and songs filled with memorable hooks are what you will find with the LEAVING, TX. This original alt.country outfit delivers a clever blend of cutting edge “twang-rock” mixed with a healthy dose of raw, whiskey-soaked country. The band is driven by songwriter Chris Patterson's rugged, in your face vocal style, ripping telecasters and sweet pedal steel… All anchored by a tight, driving rhythm section. This powerful group of musicians allow Patterson's songs to really shine.