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The Turnpike Troubadours. whose name is derived from the bumpy Oklahoma toll-roads and their hard lived folk singing heroes. are proof that isolation can be the mother of originality. Cutting its teeth in roadside dancehalls and honky-tonks has made a serious impact on the band's musical style. which walks the proverbial line between Woody Guthrie and Waylon Jennings. "Bossier City." the band's debut album. is a testament to the small towns in which they were raised. It combines Folk. Country. Cajun. and Bluegrass with stories of longing. humor. tragedy. and overall life in rural America.
He has a rich country voice, an ear for mixing a memorable melody with small-town inspired lyrics and the authentic upbringing to back it all up.
Angsten's love for music began when he was just 12 years old. Alone in his room, Angsten would write and record music on a four track digital recorder for hours on end. By the time he was in junior high he was rockin' in bars with his father and brother in their family band American Pie. With music blaring and smoke so thick you couldn't see four feet in front of you, Angsten knew that music was his calling.
Austin-based Americana rock band Uncle Lucius released its new studio album, And You Are Me, on August 28, 2012. Recorded in Austin and Nashville, And You Are Me finds Uncle Lucius stretching their musicianship and reeling in eleven songs that punch with a fullness reminiscent of The Doors to early Black Crowes. Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of r&b and blues added. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion and Jon Grossman on lead vocals, and keys. The most recent single from And You Are Me, "Somewhere Else" is playing at radio stations now.
With honest and personal lyrics, William Clark Green's music lures-in and relates his audience to real-life inspiration. Growing up in small-town Flint, Texas, Will started writing at thirteen. After some practice and encouragement, Will opened for The Dragliners in College Station. However, being only fourteen at the time, he forgot almost all the lyrics to his diligently-rehearsed show.
San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins has been called a genius. more than once. and a writer the caliber of John Steinbeck and his voice as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans. and he is. and has. all of that. His crafting of story-songs. hard-edged vocals to sing them and a plaintive guitar have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene (and Nashville before that). He's put his magical touch on recordings by new and veteran artists. too many to count. Is he near done? Hasn't he done it all? Double hell no. With The Mystiqueros. Wilkins has created something of a "Texas Hill Country super-group" that features five great singers and four great songwriters from the heart of the Lone Star State. all of whom have made their own records and are flush with recording credits.
As one of the biggest stars on the Texas Red Dirt music scene. Wade Bowen is helping spread the music that has so much history and is the heartbeat of the Southwest. Bowen came from simple beginnings and played his very first show with his long time friend and guitarist Matt Miller at his uncle's restaurant. He now tours over 250 days a year throughout the United States and still has managed to remember where he came from. As proud graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Texas with a degree in Public Relations. the life of a songwriter was never a dream. but as he puts it "I never had that moment where it hit me that singing was going to be what I did for a career.
In a modest rent house in the small East Texas town of Elkhart. Texas. Cody Cannon and Cody Tate began to write music. only dreaming of the success that is sure to follow. They began to incorporate the talent and imagination of friend and guitarist John Jeffers. At that time. they called themselves Lucky Southern. though they had only three members. As time passed. with their inspiration mounting. they moved to Tyler. Texas. There they met up with Jeff Hogg. a mutual friend and drummer from Palestine. Texas. and Gary Brown. a bass guitarist who had grown up in Neches. Texas. They came together and came to be known as Whiskey Myers.
It didn't make any difference how Zane Williams went about writing a song, it just came out country. You might say Zane didn't so much find country as country found him. And that suits him just fine.
Zach Seth Figueroa - Lead Vocals, Guitar Leland Rooney - Lead Guitar, Harmony Vocals Mike Cox - Bass Kelly Leblanc - Drums Hailing out of Fort Worth, TX is singer songwriter, Zach Seth Figueroa. He has the presence on stage to captivate an audience and the honest songwriting that every heartfelt fan can relate to. He began playing shows around the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2009 with his band, Two Door Ford. In 2010, Two Door Ford released their first demo entitled Empty Pockets, which propelled them into the 2010 Shiner Rising Star Competition. The competition proved to be groundbreaking for the band, where they rounded out as finalists and gained ample exposure in the process.
Coming off of his top 10 charting hit, I Love You Anyway, Zach has blown onto the Texas music scene. Growing up in Oklahoma, Zach saw first-hand the Red Dirt movement. He started performing on various opry stages and attended college at Oklahoma Baptist University.
Spencer Elliott was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in the small town of Saginaw where he graduated from Boswell High School in 2007. After graduation, he moved to California where he became a Navy Corpsman and served with the United States Marine Corps.
"Passionate about my music – it allows me to express myself and to connect with others through a song." Doc West, always knew it was what he wanted to do while growing up on a ranch in Flatonia, Texas. Influenced at an early age by George Strait, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Garth Brooks, Chris Ledoux, and Merle Haggard. -- it wasn't until college that all the "Pieces" started coming together.
"For most of my life, I just figured I'd follow in my father's footsteps, as most people in rural East Texas do, and jump right into the oil field after college," Fears admits. "It was fully and one hundred percent through the power of a lot of long conversations with the man upstairs that got me into the music business."
With a John Denver grin and mind full of Alabama attitude, Adam Hood knows the beautiful mess of blue-collar love and everyone on Music Row wants in. Tracks from his critically acclaimed 2011 album The Shape of Things have been cut by Little Big Town, David Nail, Josh Abbott Band, Brian Keane and John Corbett. The legendary Willie Nelson and Leon Russell have each picked Hood for respective national tours.
AJ Guel started his musical journey as a child listening to his grandmother sing hymns in her kitchen in Danevang, Tx. "She would sing along to cassettes of the church choir as she cooked for the older kids and adults that were working in the cotton fields. Something about the songs and the melodies just drew me in." Singing and playing instruments seemed to come naturally to AJ as he got into the Jr. High and High School band.
As one of the rising stars of the Texas country music scene, Ben McPeak's versatility and crowd-pleasing appeal has landed him on the A-list of promoters across the state. His new self-titled album is set to release in early 2015, and contains hard rockin' country, traditional country stylings and delicate, emotive ballads. He has assembled a tight knit group of musicians who are poised to take him all over Texas and beyond. This is truly an exciting time for this Texas troubadour.
Rock, Country or Soul, the "Southern Grit" sound that these guys have is one you haven't heard in WAY too long. Their much anticipated debut album "THIRD G3NERATION ONLY SON" was engineered at Pleasantry Lane in Dallas, TX, released in July 2013, they're currently working on production of another album, as well as the release of a professional video, and they're ready to bring one of Alt Country's best live shows to you!
Raised in Grand Prairie, TX, Bret Mullins made his way to San Antonio in 1996 after graduating from Tarleton State University with a degree in Agricultural Business. Country music has been a life long passion to say the least. 2007 marked a new chapter for Bret when he started performing live with The Burning Desires throughout the South.
Stepping on to the Texas music scene with the debut album, "A Little More Time", the Oklahoma born and Texas raised Brett Hauser has been working hard to cut his teeth in an industry that tends to chew up most. Stubborn resilience has carried this songwriter to some of the major venues of the Texas Music Scene. His lyrical imagery brings the listener truths discovered through his own experiences and observations of life which we can all relate to.
The Soda Creek Band was formed in 2007 by Mario Flores of Helotes, TX. The band currently plays the Texas music scene including corporate and private events all over the state and beyond. 2013 was a breakout year for Mario Flores scoring 3 top 10 singles in Texas, two going top 5.
Since his career start in the winter of 2011, Ty Dillon has been working on 5 of his original songs that would be on his first project as a Texas Country Artist. In the Winter of 2012, he began recording his self-titled EP. While in the studio, he had the opportunity to record with two of the Josh Abbott Band members and one of Robert Earl Keen's musicians.
Danny Kline is a singer/songwriter from New Braunfels, Texas. Currently living in the heart of real Country music, Gruene Texas. Raised in The coastal hay fields of South Texas, Danny learned to play guitar from listening to his father pick on his acoustic. Graduating from a small High school,
Bryan Shayne was born in Louisiana. He started playing guitar as soon as he could hold one on his lap and sang every chance he got (whether anyone wanted to hear him or not - :)).