The Will Callers

Fort Worth-based duo blends country and rock to create a familiar, yet original experience for listeners.

Since second grade, Jake Murphy (guitarist/vocalist) and Daniel Slatton (drummer/vocalist) have been making music together. It all started in Murphy’s garage in Kennedale, creating songs spontaneously to keep themselves entertained.
As time went on, the two shared a love for music and created their band, The Will Callers. In 2009, the duo posted a few recordings online that caught the attention of Austin booking agent Trey Newman. During that next year, the band played more than 200 shows.
In 2010, they met Bradley Schroeder and Chase Monks, who were a part of the band for only four weeks before they were killed tragically in a car crash just north of Austin. Schroeder and Monks were returning to Fort Worth for a show at Woody’s Tavern when they were struck by a drunk driver. Murphy and Slatton kept playing although distraught.
A week after the accident, Murphy and Slatton won the Shiner Rising Star Competition at Love & War in Texas. Part of the grand prize was a recording contract, and thus What Else Is Left? was born.