“Tex Thomas” Young

Texas Music Artist

“One of the finest songwriters who ever came out of Texas.”
– Casey Monahan

Harvey’s songs are part pop, part psalms. I think some of them are worthy of the Great American Songbook. – Joe Pug

Harvey “Tex Thomas” Young is a Texas songwriter and musician. His band, the Danglin’ Wranglers, left their mark on the Austin music scene starting in the 1980s, with ten-year runs at iconic establishments like Hut’s Hamburgers, the Continental Club, and Guero’s Taco Bar.

Harvey goes by many names. Tex Thomas, Tommy, HT, Tex, Rex, and the Rawhide Messiah, to name a few. He has albums titled under half as many. Over the years, he’s worked alongside many great artists from his partner Danny Levin to recent collaborations with rising star Joe Pug, and many more including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Junior Brown, “Blue” Lou Marini, Larry Willis, Asleep at the Wheel, Chris O’Connell, RC Banks, Tomas Ramirez, and the late, great Barry “Frosty” Smith.

Watch Joe Pug’s Cover of Start Again, aka Deep Dark Wells

Spotted in Austin since 1979

Latest Albums & Covers

Harvey – aka Tex Thomas (aka HT Young…) – has a wide discography.
See more under Music.

HT Young

More Than We Was

“If the sound is less rowdy than the Wranglers got, it cuts no less close to the bone…gripping…” – Curtis McMurtry

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Joe Pug

The Great Despiser

Check out Joe Pug’s albums with Start Again (Deep Dark Wells) on The Great Despiser and Live at Lincoln Hall.

A Tribute To Blaze Foley, BFI Too

Blaze A Blaze

Find Tex on BFI Too, a Blaze Foley tribute album, covering “Down Here Where I Am.” The set includes artists like the Texana Dames, Ponty Bone, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson.

When now is then and tomorrow’s coming and where you’ve been starts meaning something, if you still know how, you can keep on stumblin ahead.

Lyrics from: Start Again

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Harvey has been making music since before he could walk. With your support, he’ll never think to stop.

Shop Tex Thomas Merch

For a limited time! We have t-shirts in stock. Get yours now for the upcoming show at the Sagebrush, July 6, 2024.

Dare to Dangle T-Shirts


Re-release of the original Dare to Dangle t-shirt. Crewneck, in black only.  

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Harvey’s wife, Patti, has been working on digitizing and compiling old photos for everyone to enjoy. Check ’em out on our YouTube Channel, Off the Cuff with Tex Thomas.

To our Fugitive Animals

Thanks to all our fans for your support, the friendship, the music, and the memories, and for every night we howled at the moon.

Days, hours, and moments are our lifetimes. And the ways and the power of emotion that’s the bright sign. And love. Having someone that you care for, having someone that’s thinking of you boy, makes it right, and makes things seem like it all works out.

Lyrics from: Tears

Harvey “Tex Thomas” Young
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