Amy Crenshaw has performed in bands with her husband, Mitchell (the brother of Marshall Crenshaw), since 1990. The married couple first came together musically as Hank & Patsy, a predominantly traditional country-minded outfit based on the idea of a duet between Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. The group lasted for nearly seven years and had a song included in the 1993 made-for-TV movie Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald. However, when the couple opened a music club in Deep Ellum, TX, in late 1996 (the rockabilly and classic country venue the Lava Lounge), it spelled the end for Hank & Patsy. Nevertheless, the club closed in early 1998, and Amy and Mitchell Crenshaw were ready to pick up music again. The two had met drummer David Falk and bassist David Bennett when both played at the Lava Lounge. They added to that rhythm section lead guitarist and producer Alan Wooley (Killbilly, the Cartwrights), and Amy Crenshaw & the Crosstown Boys, a rockabilly/jump/Texas swing-flavored combo, was born. The band released its self-titled debut in 2000. The effort featured a host of originals and a cover of "Sweet Dreams," which had been popularized by Patsy Cline.
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