The Damn Quails are a country and americana band based in Norman.
The Damn Quails started as a a weekly jam session at The Deli in Norman in 2010. At the center of these jams was Bryon White and Gabe Marshall.
Soon, a guy known only as Biggie showed up with his harmonica. Luke Mullenix played the bass and Thomas Young became the resident drummer. A multi-instrumentalist named Jon Knudson began playing keyboard, resonator guitar, saxophone and mandolin. This became the core of what became The Damn Quails.
Their debut album, Down the Hatch, was produced by Mike McClure and released in October 2011. The record spent many weeks on the National Americana Chart, and had several top 20 singles on The Texas Music Chart including “Fool’s Gold” “So So Long” and “Me and The Whiskey”.
|Byron White – vocals, guitar
Gabriel Marshall – vocals, guitar
Biggie – harmonica
Jon Knudson – keyboard, guitar, saxophone, mandolin
Tom Young – drums
Luke Mullenix – bass
Steve Baker – lap steel