About

The many incarnations

of Derral Gleason and His Music

In case you're wondering where to find Derral's  music, including his bluesy vocal sounds, his innovative writing style, his unconventional guitar playing (which Derral himself refers to as 'desperate guitar wrestling") and his world-class drumming abilities...you've come to the right place! Check out any or all of these bands:


Billy Clone and the Same

The Blitz Girls

The Illustrious Illustrated Men

Derral Gleason Trio (DG3)

Derral Gleason Duo (DGDuo)

 

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Bio

So, who is this Derral guy?

A native of Houston, TX, Derral is a dynamic and diverse performer, with a musical history of touring nationally and internationally. His bands have toured with the Police, INXS, Iggy Pop and the Divinyls. As a solo artist, Derral has opened for Jerry Jeff Walker, Reverend Horton Heat and Paul Kelly, to name a few.

His musical career began with the exciting New Wave band, Billy Clone and the Same, based out of Phoenix, AZ. Derral went on to lead the edgy Blitz Girls while in Boulder, CO - touring the US, Australia and New Zealand. 

His next musical endeavor was the Illustrious Illustrated Men, also based out of Colorado, before moving back to Texas - this time to Austin, where his music has found its more recent and long-standing incarnation as the DG3 (Derral Gleason Trio).

While writing and performing music are at the core of his being, Derral also has a love of the outdoors - fishing, hiking, and exploring are at the top of that list. He's a sci-fi aficianado, and enjoys playing and watching baseball (and football, if truth be told!). 

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DERRAL GLEASON MUSIC

 A native Texan, Derral Gleason has been a dynamic and diverse performer in successive musical incarnations. Derral's range is illustrated by a musical history in which his bands have toured nationally and internationally, including stints with a variety of other artists, including the Police, INXS, Iggy Pop, and the Divinyls...to solo-acoustic openings with Paul Kelly, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Reverend Horton Heat just to name a few.

Beginning his career with the exciting New Wave band, Billy Clone and the Same based in Phoenix, AZ, Derral went on to lead the edgy Blitz Girls in Boulder, Colorado, touring the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. Derral then founded the Illustrious Illustrated Men, also out of Colorado, before moving back to Austin, Texas, where his music has found its most recent and long-standing incarnation as the DG3 (Derral Gleason Trio) performing alongside Ely Nunnenkamp.

Derral's original music has been described as “soul-kissed rock and roll” - a high-energy adventure of songs laced with pain and humor. The DG3 has graced brew pubs, dance halls and festivals alike, touring the Czech Republic, Germany, Canada, and from sea to shining sea in Alaska and the lower 48 for the past several years. Original music performed by Derral has appeared on the series “Mindhunter”(Netflix), “Dirty John” (Bravo) and “Young Sheldon” (CBS), "For All Mankind" (Apple TV+), "Dirty Lines" (Netflix) and Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC). Derral Gleason Music encompasses Derral’s work as a solo performer, as well as the DGDuo or DG3 formats. No matter what the configuration, listeners are treated to a soulful and distinctive musical experience.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Derral Gleason - If I Ever Make it to Mars