Drummer Ernie Durawa was born in San Antonio, but he has been a major player in the Austin music scene for decades. His ability to transcend stylistic barriers has made him an important part of various bands that do the same thing, most notably the all-star Texas Tornados featuring his life-long friend Doug Sahm as well as country and western legend Freddy Fender and Tex-Mex maestro Flaco Jimenez. Durawa was also the drummer for the unique singer and bandleader Delbert McClinton for a long bluesy stretch which ended in 1981. He has a residency at Strange Brew every Tuesday evening. Learn more about him here.
DURAWA plays the Armadillo stage Thursday, Dec. 24th at 3pm