He has ridden the waves with The Cruel Sea. He has knocked them back with the Beasts of Bourbon. He has kicked around with Don Walker and Charlie Owen. He has shared wine with His Ladyboyz. He has even dipped his hat to Johnny Cash. Hell, you throw him in a room with a bunch of people who have never played an instrument and the chances are he’ll create magic. He is, of course, Tex Perkins. And you can catch him when he brings his Dark Horses to town. In the words of the Herald Sun: “Think of it – six mighty men of rock who like to roll tobacco/snares/home, each taking a back seat when they need to, practically doing a Victorian-era ‘After you, my good man’.” Theatre Royal, Castlemaine – November 7.