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I know, you're probably asking yourself, where did the name Elvis T. Busboy come from? Well, did you ever see the Elvis Presley movie King Creole, where Elvis plays a busboy who becomes a hit when nightclub fans learn he can sing? Same deal here.

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Elvis T. Busboy (aka Stephen Shaw) started out a roadie for the P.J. Belly band & went with him in '89 to the Arts & Crafts festival in Kerrville, where P.J. Belly asked Shaw if he wanted to get up on the stage & sing. "I didn't have time to think about it long enough to be nervous," Shaw says. He got up & sang the only tune he knew, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's 'That's All Right Mama' & it worked. The following year Belly opened up his own Lubbock club & Shaw became the singing cook there. Shaw would stop cooking, come out & sing, then go back & cook some more. Friends started calling him Elvis because of his unique voice & would holler 'You wanna hear the busboy sing?' So he became 'Elvis the Busboy' which was eventually shortened to Elvis T. Busboy....voila!

The Texas Blues Butchers were a side version of Lubbock's premiere '80's band The Nelsons, which had 1 LP & 1 CD released. The Nelson's toured with Culture Club & played on Farm Aid, but were struggling & thus formed the Blues Butchers to get blues gigs. Shaw started singing with the band and before they knew it they were getting gigs all over town. That was 20 years ago....

Elvis T. Busboy

John Sprott is the amazing guitarist/vocalist who, along with Elvis, founded this band 20 years ago. John's accomplishments include being a founding member of "The Nelsons," who won the very first MTV Basement Tapes Award. They went on to tour the U.S. and play major shows such as Willie Nelson's Farm Aid and more. John's popularity amongst the people in Lubbock is so great, he is often referred to as "The Unofficial Mayor." Another moniker he is known by is "The Human Jukebox" for his astonishing repertoire of songs. John is most likely to be the member to lead the band through your spontaneous requests.


Tim Alexander, 5-time Grammy Award Member, provides keyboards and accordion for the band. Tim's resume includes a 12 year stint with "Asleep At The Wheel." He's also toured with Delbert McClinton,and recorded with Huey Lewis, Dolly Parton, George Strait, and a host of others. Tim has been nicknamed "The Professor" because of his music degree from the University of Arkansas. He's the person in the band who can handle the "special arrangements your function might require.


Mark Austin is the bass player/vocalist who is recognizable for his high energy style and positive attitude, which makes him yet another focal point in this versatile band. Mark has played with Jerry LaCroix,(former lead singer with the Edgar Winter Group) and has also led several of his own bands. Mark has his own studio and is the band's resident "technical wizard" and would be the 'GoTo..." guy in the band for whatever special audio/visual needs you may have.


Nathan Ziehm is the drummer and newest/youngest member of the group having just graduated from the prestigious Music dept. of the University of North Texas. While there, he toured China, Malaysia, and Thailand with a group of faculty members called "The Dallas Asia-Pacific Connection." He also studied with Tim Holt, former drummer with Ray Charles. In addition to his outstanding drum chops, Nathan's youthful spark helps us connect with all age groups.

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