Texas Outlaw Folk recording artist and self-proclaimed creator of the genre. The Last Knife Fighter resides on a small piece of acreage in a rural county roughly an hour north west of Fort Worth or as he states “I like to call it a chicken and thought farm and the hens stopped laying around a year ago”. This is the real North Texas, for better or worse. Oil money and sweat money and dirty money mixed in every cash register.
His writing style has been compared to names like Townes Van Zandt, Guthrie, Cash with his own brand of contemporary misery.
A poet in his early years it was not until 2015 that he brought his work out of cluttered drawers and dirt covered floorboards to the stage.
Early shows were infrequent, unpredictable and as much about provocation as it was the music “I didn’t give a shit about the people, bartenders, venue, sound guy or myself. I wanted people to see
a flawed man.”
Most TLKF writings are influenced by loss of close relatives, friends and opportunities. Other themes include Gambling, Violence