Hailing from Central Texas, Dead Horse Creek is a punk/metal outfit heavily inspired by Spaghetti Western films. The music is a series of concept albums chronicling the legend of The Bloody Higgins Boys, an outlaw gang in the late 19th century. Their stories include prison breaks, train robberies, gunfights, and encounters with the supernatural. The live show has been known to cause quite the raucous with band members staying true to character throughout the show and a supporting cast of saloon girls and ne'er-do-wells driving audience interaction.


As The Bloody Higgins Boys…

Glen Hargis as Bull Higgins

Anthony Henderson as Buck Higgins

Ian Ellis as Bug Lebeaux

Justin Dent as The Kid (live), Chester Sullivan (album)

Other Characters include:

Joshua “el Chingon” Medina as Uncle Javiar “Sapo” Medina

Jhet Brazil as El Cucuy



Kipp Chesnutt as Buck Higgins

JGT Hovius as The Kid

Tinus Jewels Seaux as Bug Lebeaux

Jarett Bostick as Buck Higgins (live), Bill Braxton (album)

Danny Smith as Wolfe Burton (album only)

Violet Schrock as Saloon Girl (live), Spirit of Esperanza (album

Marissa Brazil as Saloon Girl (live)

Laurel Fairbanks as Saloon Girl (live)

Roo as Shirley the Saloon Girl (album only)

Jared Wiley as Wiley/ Deadbeat (album only)

Kirsten Boynt as Bugler (album only)

Nick Lochman as Bodie Gutts (album only)


THE BALLAD OF WOLFE BURTON is the novelization of the debut album of hardened western outfit, DEAD HORSE CREEK, written by Ian Ellis. Follow the Bloody Higgins Boys as they are chased by a zealous Texas Ranger named Solomon Creed in this EXPLOSIVE western thriller.

In March of 2018 our very own Ian Ellis (Bug LeBeaux), amateur author and hard-hitting drummer for our outfit, decided to take on the monumental task of turning our concept album, 1876: The Ballad of Wolfe Burton, into a full fledged novel. Nine months, 65,000 words, and 37 chapters later the book was finished. As much as we'd love for y'all to read it right now, it needs professional editing first. Funds raised here will go towards: editing services, commissioning artwork, and printing fees.




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