Ernie Durawa

Ernie Durawa, born December 4, 1942 in San Antonio, TX, is an American drummer currently based in Austin, TX. He has done everything; TV jingles, as well as playing jazz, country and rock and roll.

Durawa has been a major player on the Austin music scene for decades. His ability to totally transcend stylistic barriers has made him an important part of various bands that do the same thing, most notably the all-star Texas Tornados featuring his life-long friend Doug Sahm as well as country and western legend Freddy Fender and Tex Mex maestro Flaco Jimenez. Durawa was also the drummer for the unique singer and bandleader Delbert McClinton for a long bluesy stretch which ended in 1981.