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Charles Peters

Charles Peters

Come out and see Charles Peters, He is a wonderful singer-song writer. Have amazing food and good drinks. This is going to be a show that you are not going to want to miss!!! We will see yal soon

Come out and see Charles Peters, He is a wonderful singer-song writer. Have amazing food and good drinks. This is going to be a show that you are not going to want to miss!!! We will see yal soon

Sarah Kelly Music

Sarah Kelly Music

- 2 Grammy Nominations - Sold approx. 350 000 albums Sarah Kelly started writing songs around age 7, driven by her desire to worship God in a new way. After making a cd with her youth group and selling 10,000 copies out of her trunk she found herself in the national spotlight in her mid-twenties. Signed to Gotee Records her song “Take Me Away” she reached #6 on the charts and earned Kelly her first Grammy Nomination. She spent the next 10 years touring non stop across America and Europe, playing to crowds of 10 thousand people or more on a regular basis. On her second album she had the opportunity to work with legendary producer Mike Clink (Guns ’n Roses, Aerosmith, Metallica). Two of the tracks on “Where The Past Meets Today” featured Slash from Guns ’n Roses and earned Kelly her second Grammy nomination. After five albums Kelly’s life hasn’t exactly slowed down. She’s still touring and making new music but her new passion is the Sarah Kelly Music School where she gets to train the next generation of singers and songwriters. “I love my job, there’s nothing better than seeing a young person learn to express themselves in the language of music. Whether they’re writing the next big radio hit or for the first time being able to put words to what they're going through in life. It breaks my heart to see what teenagers have to deal with in this day and age.” “I tell my students that they have musical running buddy. They set the pace but I promise to come alongside them and support them in every way possible.” That’s why Kelly and her husband Jonas Ekman launched Sweekman Productions - a production company with a state of the art recording studio. We collaborate with some of the most respected musicians and engineers in LA and Nashville so we’re able to offer our students world class recordings. “Everyone needs someone to believe in them and invest in them. The reason I am where I am today is that I had people in my life that supported, challenged and mentored me. Now I get to do that for my students, but I also get to introduce them to my mentors.” Several times a year the school put on showcases where our students get to perform for and learn from music industry heavy hitters. Past visitors include Bill Hearn (president of Capitol Christian), Mike Clink (Guns ’n Roses, Aerosmith, Metallica), Jeremy Hunter (Taylor Swift, Tori Kelly), Tobin Hyman (talent producer for The Voice) and Joey Elwood (president Gotee Records) Kelly is a huge believer in following your dreams, but she’s also learned that it takes a lot more than dreaming if you want to be successful. “The reason I’m qualified to teach these kids is that I know how much work it takes to launch a career as an artist. The Sarah Kelly Music School exists to inspire, instruct, and empower you to create work of meaning and value through outstanding education, inspiring services, and a network of mentoring and support. We offer songwriting classes, lessons in songwriting, guitar, piano, and voice, special guest events and career classes, and a professional recording studio. The common thread no matter the industry experience or ambition: passion for your art, a commitment to doing great work, and a mutual respect for your fellow songwriters and artists. This breeds a community full of talented people who are inspired to mentor. It means that every time you're in the building, you are meeting potential collaborators and peers. And that every class, workshop, or event might truly inspire, instruct, and empower you to make good on your promise as a creative artist.

- 2 Grammy Nominations - Sold approx. 350 000 albums Sarah Kelly started writing songs around age 7, driven by her desire to worship God in a new way. After making a cd with her youth group and selling 10,000 copies out of her trunk she found herself in the national spotlight in her mid-twenties. Signed to Gotee Records her song “Take Me Away” she reached #6 on the charts and earned Kelly her first Grammy Nomination. She spent the next 10 years touring non stop across America and Europe, playing to crowds of 10 thousand people or more on a regular basis. On her second album she had the opportunity to work with legendary producer Mike Clink (Guns ’n Roses, Aerosmith, Metallica). Two of the tracks on “Where The Past Meets Today” featured Slash from Guns ’n Roses and earned Kelly her second Grammy nomination. After five albums Kelly’s life hasn’t exactly slowed down. She’s still touring and making new music but her new passion is the Sarah Kelly Music School where she gets to train the next generation of singers and songwriters. “I love my job, there’s nothing better than seeing a young person learn to express themselves in the language of music. Whether they’re writing the next big radio hit or for the first time being able to put words to what they're going through in life. It breaks my heart to see what teenagers have to deal with in this day and age.” “I tell my students that they have musical running buddy. They set the pace but I promise to come alongside them and support them in every way possible.” That’s why Kelly and her husband Jonas Ekman launched Sweekman Productions - a production company with a state of the art recording studio. We collaborate with some of the most respected musicians and engineers in LA and Nashville so we’re able to offer our students world class recordings. “Everyone needs someone to believe in them and invest in them. The reason I am where I am today is that I had people in my life that supported, challenged and mentored me. Now I get to do that for my students, but I also get to introduce them to my mentors.” Several times a year the school put on showcases where our students get to perform for and learn from music industry heavy hitters. Past visitors include Bill Hearn (president of Capitol Christian), Mike Clink (Guns ’n Roses, Aerosmith, Metallica), Jeremy Hunter (Taylor Swift, Tori Kelly), Tobin Hyman (talent producer for The Voice) and Joey Elwood (president Gotee Records) Kelly is a huge believer in following your dreams, but she’s also learned that it takes a lot more than dreaming if you want to be successful. “The reason I’m qualified to teach these kids is that I know how much work it takes to launch a career as an artist. The Sarah Kelly Music School exists to inspire, instruct, and empower you to create work of meaning and value through outstanding education, inspiring services, and a network of mentoring and support. We offer songwriting classes, lessons in songwriting, guitar, piano, and voice, special guest events and career classes, and a professional recording studio. The common thread no matter the industry experience or ambition: passion for your art, a commitment to doing great work, and a mutual respect for your fellow songwriters and artists. This breeds a community full of talented people who are inspired to mentor. It means that every time you're in the building, you are meeting potential collaborators and peers. And that every class, workshop, or event might truly inspire, instruct, and empower you to make good on your promise as a creative artist.

Prayers for Davin James

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Sending prayers and good vibes to singer/songwriter Davin James!  He’s scheduled to have heart surgery this week and according to FB postings by his wife, Tammy, “What we thought was th…

We are lifting our friend Davin James up in prayer! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!

Buck Yeager & The Paper Moon Shiners

Buck Yeager & The Paper Moon Shiners

Buck Yeager Based out of Houston, Texas, the Buck Yeager Band is on the path to emerge as one of Houston’s best upcoming country acts. For approximately 12 years, Buck Yeager Band has thrilled audiences across Texas with their tremendous energy and their proven ability to entertain audiences of all ages. Buck Yeager Band has received airplay on Houston’s most popular major market country station (92.9 KKBQ) with the release of their first single – “Deep in the West” (written by Shake Russell). The band has appeared on the Fox Morning Show and has had the privilege of working with many popular artists such as: Django Walker, Robert Earl Keen, Tracy Byrd, Jack Ingram, Bellamy Brothers, Bad Company, Shake Russell and Dana Cooper and Zona Jones. The band is currently sponsored by Jagermeister and Boulder Creek Guitars. Buck Yeager Band combines the very best of top 40 country hits and yesterdays country favorites along with their own original music to captivate audiences as true entertainers in every venue they play The Paper Moon Shiners Elena Antinelli fronts the band with her shoo-fly pie syrupy vibratos and turpentine tinged belly growls. Each show possess a journey of informed emotions captured subtly in a beautiful ballad or tumultuously in gutteral blues piece.~~~ Frank Meyer toured with Gary Primich, played bass with B.B. King and roadied for Junior Brown once. Made an all original children's CD and two for immature adults---"Get Serious Mr. Pancake", "Scrounger's Paradise" and "Dagnabit". favorite number: 11, color: Mexican blue, day of the week: today, passions: dirt and stuff that grows in it, favorite latest technology: Model A Ford, fondest memory: I forget. He's the string man in the band and his fingers pull thumpin' notes from the stand up bass, delicate ripples from the ukelele, and soothing rythms from his jazz guitar. Mix all that with deep vocal tones that resonate like shifts in tectonic plates and yes, you'll feel the earth beneath your feet move.~~~

Buck Yeager Based out of Houston, Texas, the Buck Yeager Band is on the path to emerge as one of Houston’s best upcoming country acts. For approximately 12 years, Buck Yeager Band has thrilled audiences across Texas with their tremendous energy and their proven ability to entertain audiences of all ages. Buck Yeager Band has received airplay on Houston’s most popular major market country station (92.9 KKBQ) with the release of their first single – “Deep in the West” (written by Shake Russell). The band has appeared on the Fox Morning Show and has had the privilege of working with many popular artists such as: Django Walker, Robert Earl Keen, Tracy Byrd, Jack Ingram, Bellamy Brothers, Bad Company, Shake Russell and Dana Cooper and Zona Jones. The band is currently sponsored by Jagermeister and Boulder Creek Guitars. Buck Yeager Band combines the very best of top 40 country hits and yesterdays country favorites along with their own original music to captivate audiences as true entertainers in every venue they play The Paper Moon Shiners Elena Antinelli fronts the band with her shoo-fly pie syrupy vibratos and turpentine tinged belly growls. Each show possess a journey of informed emotions captured subtly in a beautiful ballad or tumultuously in gutteral blues piece.~~~ Frank Meyer toured with Gary Primich, played bass with B.B. King and roadied for Junior Brown once. Made an all original children's CD and two for immature adults---"Get Serious Mr. Pancake", "Scrounger's Paradise" and "Dagnabit". favorite number: 11, color: Mexican blue, day of the week: today, passions: dirt and stuff that grows in it, favorite latest technology: Model A Ford, fondest memory: I forget. He's the string man in the band and his fingers pull thumpin' notes from the stand up bass, delicate ripples from the ukelele, and soothing rythms from his jazz guitar. Mix all that with deep vocal tones that resonate like shifts in tectonic plates and yes, you'll feel the earth beneath your feet move.~~~

Crystal Yates

Crystal Yates

As a child growing up in the tiny town of Niceville, Florida, McKinney transplant and country singer-songwriter Crystal Yates couldn't avoid the twangy sounds of country music even if she had wanted to. "My mom says I could sing 'Why Don't You Love Me' by Hank Williams before I could say my ABCs," explains the powerfully-voiced, dark-haired singer. Although the classic canons of Merle Haggard and George Jones had been memorized in her younger days as she also began delving into the work of Shel Silverstein, it was her first musical purchase of an early Whitney Houston album that laid out the roadmap of classic country storytelling and bold vocals that she's followed ever since. Later this month, on October 21, Yates' stunning EP, I Believe, her third record, will be released and Yates, now in her mid-30s, can continue on what has been a remarkable journey over the past five years. Upon leaving Florida to pursue her dreams in 2009, Yates and her husband, Will -- who was her college sweetheart and is now her guitar player as well -- took a leap of faith which led them to McKinney. Along every step of the way, Yates was looking for the right opportunities to present themselves. A major opportunity for Yates was delivered via a gloomy goth girl, clad in all black after a gig last year. The mystery girl confessed to having a mother who performed country music and let Yates know about the Texaco Country Showdown, a nationwide country talent contest consisting of thousands of entrants and many rounds of competition over a few months each year. Though mega-stars such as Brad Paisley and Garth Brooks have won at least one round of the 32-year-old contest, Yates was hesitant. She had already vowed not to traverse the burgeoning talent show and singing competition route in order to further her career, so she and her husband more or less brushed it off -- until the topic of theShowdown was brought up to her after each of her next three shows. "I looked up the information on the Showdown,and found out the next leg of the competition was going to be held in Paris, Texas," she explains. "So I called the radio station that was sponsoring it, and they told me what to do and where to go. We sang two songs we had written for a friend who had recently been divorced, and lo and behold, we won that round of the competition." As each round of the Showdown turned into a victory for Yates, who brought Will to play guitar at each performance instead of using the house band at each venue, she grew more confident. The stages became bigger with each successful round, too, as the couple played Billy Bobs' Texas and eventually found themselves in country music's mother church, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for the championship round. Again, Crystal and Will performed as a duo, establishing themselves as a unique act which wasn't interested in the usual conventions of modern country music. The panel of judges, including the president of the Grand Ole Opry, was impressed as LeAnn Rimes announced Yates as the winner in January of 2014. While winning the $100,000 cash prize that goes with the title of the Showdown is likely the pinnacle for most artists' careers, the Yates have responded by working that much hard to capitalize on the success. Such is the mindset an independent artist needs when going after an in-demand producer -- especially when that producer is Charlie Peacock. As a Nashville-based jazz musician that's found his way to the top of both the Contemporary Christian Music and pop worlds as the producer behind both Civil Wars albums, including the Grammy-winning Barton Hollow , Peacock is, needless to say, a busy fellow. But Yates used a loosely threaded connection to get him to work with her on a new EP. "I have been a part of the Art House Dallas organization for a few years, and Charlie is the founder of the Art House America organization," Yates says. "I am a huge fan of Charlie's work. When I won the Showdown, Charlie was my dream producer to work with, and I thought, 'Why not at least shoot for the moon and ask to see if he'd be interested?' I emailed him, and to my surprise, he emailed back and asked, 'How do you imagine me serving you?' I might have ran in place and gotten a little giddy." The result of the Peacock-produced sessions, which took place over two weeks last February and March in Nashville, is I Believe. The album's five polished but not oily-slick songs combine to make a strong statement that doesn't blur any genre-lines or leave anyone wondering just "how country" these songs are. Yates is quick to give a great deal of credit to the direction Peacock provided during the recording, which featured a veritable all-star cast of Music City session players. "Charlie is a very quiet and thoughtful man, and the players he pulled in were incredible," she says. "The sessions could not have been easier, particularly because he is very much about letting the musicians create, experiment and craft sounds on their own." The EP's stand-out track, "Let That Record Play On," is a menacing, blues-inflected number that oozes soul. And the collection's single, "Goodbye Letter," which is getting some airplay around the state already, is a delicate, folky, heart-breaking number that serves as a fine vehicle for Yates' beautiful voice. Song for song, I Believe, is as impressive of an offering as there's been in the regional country realm this year. With tour dates to celebrate the EP's release scheduled for both Texas and near her old home in Florida, including an opening gig for Martina McBride, Yates is ready to make her biggest artistic mark yet. And she's convinced that her mark will be different from that of many others. "I love some of the newer songwriters like Brandy Clark and Kacey Musgraves," she says. "And I'm also a fan of powerful voices like Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. I want to honor those attributes, but I want to connect with people on a heart level. It's important for me to deliver songs and performances that touch the soul; that's why I do this." She adds, with an innocent chuckle, "I love to make people cry."

As a child growing up in the tiny town of Niceville, Florida, McKinney transplant and country singer-songwriter Crystal Yates couldn't avoid the twangy sounds of country music even if she had wanted to. "My mom says I could sing 'Why Don't You Love Me' by Hank Williams before I could say my ABCs," explains the powerfully-voiced, dark-haired singer. Although the classic canons of Merle Haggard and George Jones had been memorized in her younger days as she also began delving into the work of Shel Silverstein, it was her first musical purchase of an early Whitney Houston album that laid out the roadmap of classic country storytelling and bold vocals that she's followed ever since. Later this month, on October 21, Yates' stunning EP, I Believe, her third record, will be released and Yates, now in her mid-30s, can continue on what has been a remarkable journey over the past five years. Upon leaving Florida to pursue her dreams in 2009, Yates and her husband, Will -- who was her college sweetheart and is now her guitar player as well -- took a leap of faith which led them to McKinney. Along every step of the way, Yates was looking for the right opportunities to present themselves. A major opportunity for Yates was delivered via a gloomy goth girl, clad in all black after a gig last year. The mystery girl confessed to having a mother who performed country music and let Yates know about the Texaco Country Showdown, a nationwide country talent contest consisting of thousands of entrants and many rounds of competition over a few months each year. Though mega-stars such as Brad Paisley and Garth Brooks have won at least one round of the 32-year-old contest, Yates was hesitant. She had already vowed not to traverse the burgeoning talent show and singing competition route in order to further her career, so she and her husband more or less brushed it off -- until the topic of theShowdown was brought up to her after each of her next three shows. "I looked up the information on the Showdown,and found out the next leg of the competition was going to be held in Paris, Texas," she explains. "So I called the radio station that was sponsoring it, and they told me what to do and where to go. We sang two songs we had written for a friend who had recently been divorced, and lo and behold, we won that round of the competition." As each round of the Showdown turned into a victory for Yates, who brought Will to play guitar at each performance instead of using the house band at each venue, she grew more confident. The stages became bigger with each successful round, too, as the couple played Billy Bobs' Texas and eventually found themselves in country music's mother church, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for the championship round. Again, Crystal and Will performed as a duo, establishing themselves as a unique act which wasn't interested in the usual conventions of modern country music. The panel of judges, including the president of the Grand Ole Opry, was impressed as LeAnn Rimes announced Yates as the winner in January of 2014. While winning the $100,000 cash prize that goes with the title of the Showdown is likely the pinnacle for most artists' careers, the Yates have responded by working that much hard to capitalize on the success. Such is the mindset an independent artist needs when going after an in-demand producer -- especially when that producer is Charlie Peacock. As a Nashville-based jazz musician that's found his way to the top of both the Contemporary Christian Music and pop worlds as the producer behind both Civil Wars albums, including the Grammy-winning Barton Hollow , Peacock is, needless to say, a busy fellow. But Yates used a loosely threaded connection to get him to work with her on a new EP. "I have been a part of the Art House Dallas organization for a few years, and Charlie is the founder of the Art House America organization," Yates says. "I am a huge fan of Charlie's work. When I won the Showdown, Charlie was my dream producer to work with, and I thought, 'Why not at least shoot for the moon and ask to see if he'd be interested?' I emailed him, and to my surprise, he emailed back and asked, 'How do you imagine me serving you?' I might have ran in place and gotten a little giddy." The result of the Peacock-produced sessions, which took place over two weeks last February and March in Nashville, is I Believe. The album's five polished but not oily-slick songs combine to make a strong statement that doesn't blur any genre-lines or leave anyone wondering just "how country" these songs are. Yates is quick to give a great deal of credit to the direction Peacock provided during the recording, which featured a veritable all-star cast of Music City session players. "Charlie is a very quiet and thoughtful man, and the players he pulled in were incredible," she says. "The sessions could not have been easier, particularly because he is very much about letting the musicians create, experiment and craft sounds on their own." The EP's stand-out track, "Let That Record Play On," is a menacing, blues-inflected number that oozes soul. And the collection's single, "Goodbye Letter," which is getting some airplay around the state already, is a delicate, folky, heart-breaking number that serves as a fine vehicle for Yates' beautiful voice. Song for song, I Believe, is as impressive of an offering as there's been in the regional country realm this year. With tour dates to celebrate the EP's release scheduled for both Texas and near her old home in Florida, including an opening gig for Martina McBride, Yates is ready to make her biggest artistic mark yet. And she's convinced that her mark will be different from that of many others. "I love some of the newer songwriters like Brandy Clark and Kacey Musgraves," she says. "And I'm also a fan of powerful voices like Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. I want to honor those attributes, but I want to connect with people on a heart level. It's important for me to deliver songs and performances that touch the soul; that's why I do this." She adds, with an innocent chuckle, "I love to make people cry."

Branded

Branded

Gospel Sunday Brunch at The Red Brick Tavern Branded is.... Robert Wm Welch Robert Wm Welch has a very unique music style that ranges from down-home Country to the upbeat Bluegrass sound. A native Houstonian, Robert lives in Conroe, Texas with his wife, Jeannie they have two children, Nicole and Nathan. They attend The Crossing. He learned to play the guitar at fourteen and throughout his years, Robert experienced many different styles of music, but his desire has always been in country music. And it was only natural to use the new young sound of country, with a message of Faith through music. After serving in the Marine Corps, he returned home to his roots in Houston to sing and play for many years with quartets, bands and Praise Teams. The doors for Robert to pursue full-time music ministry in 1996 with three solo projects. Now he and Paul can be found at many of the PRCA Rodeos around Texas and just about anywhere people enjoy country music, spreading a message of Hope and Faith through Country music. Paul Staggs Paul Staggs is an accomplished singer/songwriter from a little town in east Texas who has seen God move in big ways. As a youth, he had no desire to be a musician, but had dreams of becoming a professional athlete. However, God had other plans for him. His brother bought him his first guitar at 17, almost immediately he began to sing and write songs from his heart. Throughout the years he continued to sing, write songs, and perform in several groups until God called him into a full-time music ministry in 1995. From 1995-1999, he sang in revivals, youth rallies and camps and just wherever God opened up the doors. In 1999, God was putting it on his heart as well as Robert Welch to begin a Country Christian Duo that would be a breath of fresh air and minister to people in a powerful way. Since that time, numerous opportunities to minister in a variety of venues that sometimes takes them outside the doors of the church, without compromising the message of the gospel that God has put on their hearts. Paul has been married to his lovely wife Becky for 27 years. They have 2 daughters, Emily and Lydia. They live in Conroe, TX.

Gospel Sunday Brunch at The Red Brick Tavern Branded is.... Robert Wm Welch Robert Wm Welch has a very unique music style that ranges from down-home Country to the upbeat Bluegrass sound. A native Houstonian, Robert lives in Conroe, Texas with his wife, Jeannie they have two children, Nicole and Nathan. They attend The Crossing. He learned to play the guitar at fourteen and throughout his years, Robert experienced many different styles of music, but his desire has always been in country music. And it was only natural to use the new young sound of country, with a message of Faith through music. After serving in the Marine Corps, he returned home to his roots in Houston to sing and play for many years with quartets, bands and Praise Teams. The doors for Robert to pursue full-time music ministry in 1996 with three solo projects. Now he and Paul can be found at many of the PRCA Rodeos around Texas and just about anywhere people enjoy country music, spreading a message of Hope and Faith through Country music. Paul Staggs Paul Staggs is an accomplished singer/songwriter from a little town in east Texas who has seen God move in big ways. As a youth, he had no desire to be a musician, but had dreams of becoming a professional athlete. However, God had other plans for him. His brother bought him his first guitar at 17, almost immediately he began to sing and write songs from his heart. Throughout the years he continued to sing, write songs, and perform in several groups until God called him into a full-time music ministry in 1995. From 1995-1999, he sang in revivals, youth rallies and camps and just wherever God opened up the doors. In 1999, God was putting it on his heart as well as Robert Welch to begin a Country Christian Duo that would be a breath of fresh air and minister to people in a powerful way. Since that time, numerous opportunities to minister in a variety of venues that sometimes takes them outside the doors of the church, without compromising the message of the gospel that God has put on their hearts. Paul has been married to his lovely wife Becky for 27 years. They have 2 daughters, Emily and Lydia. They live in Conroe, TX.

Jerrett Zock

Jerrett Zock

Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band is a Texas band based out of Huntsville. Their music is influenced by the many different styles they have listened to over the years such as country, blues, southern rock, and many more. “We don’t write our songs to be a certain style or genre. We like to let the feel of a song, create the song.” -Jerrett Zoch In 2010, Jerrett Zoch and Daniel Huggins, friends from Centerville, Texas, picked up two old guitars and began writing music together for fun. It didn’t take long for them to know they were on to something. Soon after, they were joined by drummer Berny Herrera, from neighboring town, Jewett. With Berny’s addition, the three officially formed the band and began seeking to increase the depth of their music. When they found bass player, Logan Mehringer from Teague, TX, they quickly asked him to join, and when he agreed, they were set to go. The band began playing at local venues and quickly expanded their reach by performing shows throughout Texas and beyond. Their, self-titled first album was released in February of 2014. It created a path for the band as the group’s talent and fan base continued to grow. In 2015, the band welcomed the addition of John Speights from Mexia, Texas, whose talent on keys has rounded out and completed the group’s distinctive sound. In January 2016, Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band released their second album titled “Kings and Queens.” The first single off this album, “I’m Done,” reached number 18 on the Texas top 20 charts. Their newly released single from the album, “Everything I Need” became their very first Number 1 on Texas Radio.

Texas Music Pickers

IS MUSIC HISTORY ABOUT TO REPEAT ITSELF - IN A TEXAS KIND OF WAY? I've been fortunate to grow up in Texas, and experience LIVE Texas music from an early age. Growing up outside of Austin, TX, some of my fondest memories were being a college student at Southwest Texas State University (Texas State) in San Marcos in the early eighties. The ability to have Cheatam Street Warehouse and Gruene Hall within close range gave me some great memories of Texas music and some of those legends in the music industry. As a freshman in college, I was able to see Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Strait a number of times for free, or for a small cover charge of $5-$10. We spent some great nights hanging out in these two Texas Music Venues, and still do every chance we get, they remain largely unchanged 30 plus years later. This was a great time in Texas Music , and with the help of Kent Finlay from Cheatham Street Warehouse - George Strait a few years later then signed a record deal in Nashville and the rest as they say is history. Wrangler came on early as a sponsor and provided George with cowboy wear - it was starched up for his shows. Then in 1984 - Eddie Rabbitt canceled his appearance at Rodeo Houston and George Strait was able to perform that same day, and this helped leverage his rise to fame and fortune as a national act - it was "a great moment in Country Music history ". A national recording act was replaced with this Texas Music Picker - who already had a few top 10 hits under his belt . Fast forward to the year 2010 - TMP then met a TDC prison guard/ cowboy/singer-songwriter named Cody Johnson in Huntsville ,TX. Cody was excited about his recently released record "Six Strings One Dream " ..this independent album featured "Texas Kind Of Way ". Cody had been playing and writing songs for several years. Cody was both proud and enthusiastic about his music, and the songs- his songs - that he was writing. Our first show to go and see was at a restaurant on Lake Conroe - an acoustic show. Cody played his songs along with some great covers - including some George Strait songs in that set. This guy was really good and he completely engaged the crowd! We were happy to provide some direct services to help this cowboy with his music business, and he has always been generous to give back with merchandise and several of his custom guitars. Through his great work ethic, and his songwriting and great LIVE shows, we were able to see this picker/cowboy leverage his music into a full time career, and then give up the security and benefits of his state job. The gray prison guard uniforms he wore, were then replaced with newly sponsored Wrangler jeans and shirts, and then starched heavy for his shows. The band van, borrowed trailer with borrowed sound equipment and a little merch, have been replaced with a new tour bus and a bigger cargo trailer full of band merchandise! This Texas cowboy - country singer has come a long way in the last 10 years! Last week on Monday, Nashville group - Old Dominion cancelled their Wednesday appearance due to a family death. In what TMP calls" another great moment in Country Music History "...Rodeo Houston called on another Texas Country Music artist, in starched Wrangler gear to fill the cancelled spot...Cody Johnson. Two days later this Texas picker played another great LIVE show for a crowd of around 61,000 , and then made a great exit, with a tip of his cowboy hat to the crowd as he circled the arena on horseback ! Are their similarities between these two Texas Music artists - George Strait and Cody Johnson and their music ? Sure, great Country Music - Cowboys - Wranglers and really great songs. There are some differences, like being independent and writing your own great songs. Will Texas music history repeat itself with Rodeo Houston choosing wisely again, 33 years later - to PICK a Texas Music Picker to fill in for a cancelled National recording act? We say ..HELL YEAH!...because we've seen this Texas picker make wise business decisions , grow steadily over 10 years, and get better and better as he grows his LIVE show . Hats off .. to Cody Johnson ..we think that Music History is about to repeat itself in a ..." Texas Kind of Way " . Here's a little Cody, and one of those hits that started it all up ! Texas Kind Of Way : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7qoZwBFfSh8

The Red Brick Tavern loves Texas Music Pickers! You should LIKE & FOLLOW them too.... Great write-up on Cody Johnson... Thank you Texas Music Pickers!

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Due to unforeseen circumstances Bert Wills and Clint Boyd will not be preforming Wednesday March 15, 2017. Sorry for the inconvenience and Thank You for your understanding in this matter... Have a wonderful day! We will see ya'll next time.

Jerrett Zock

Jerrett Zock

Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band is a Texas band based out of Huntsville. Their music is influenced by the many different styles they have listened to over the years such as country, blues, southern rock, and many more. “We don’t write our songs to be a certain style or genre. We like to let the feel of a song, create the song.” -Jerrett Zoch In 2010, Jerrett Zoch and Daniel Huggins, friends from Centerville, Texas, picked up two old guitars and began writing music together for fun. It didn’t take long for them to know they were on to something. Soon after, they were joined by drummer Berny Herrera, from neighboring town, Jewett. With Berny’s addition, the three officially formed the band and began seeking to increase the depth of their music. When they found bass player, Logan Mehringer from Teague, TX, they quickly asked him to join, and when he agreed, they were set to go. The band began playing at local venues and quickly expanded their reach by performing shows throughout Texas and beyond. Their, self-titled first album was released in February of 2014. It created a path for the band as the group’s talent and fan base continued to grow. In 2015, the band welcomed the addition of John Speights from Mexia, Texas, whose talent on keys has rounded out and completed the group’s distinctive sound. In January 2016, Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band released their second album titled “Kings and Queens.” The first single off this album, “I’m Done,” reached number 18 on the Texas top 20 charts. Their newly released single from the album, “Everything I Need” became their very first Number 1 on Texas Radio.

Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band is a Texas band based out of Huntsville. Their music is influenced by the many different styles they have listened to over the years such as country, blues, southern rock, and many more. “We don’t write our songs to be a certain style or genre. We like to let the feel of a song, create the song.” -Jerrett Zoch In 2010, Jerrett Zoch and Daniel Huggins, friends from Centerville, Texas, picked up two old guitars and began writing music together for fun. It didn’t take long for them to know they were on to something. Soon after, they were joined by drummer Berny Herrera, from neighboring town, Jewett. With Berny’s addition, the three officially formed the band and began seeking to increase the depth of their music. When they found bass player, Logan Mehringer from Teague, TX, they quickly asked him to join, and when he agreed, they were set to go. The band began playing at local venues and quickly expanded their reach by performing shows throughout Texas and beyond. Their, self-titled first album was released in February of 2014. It created a path for the band as the group’s talent and fan base continued to grow. In 2015, the band welcomed the addition of John Speights from Mexia, Texas, whose talent on keys has rounded out and completed the group’s distinctive sound. In January 2016, Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band released their second album titled “Kings and Queens.” The first single off this album, “I’m Done,” reached number 18 on the Texas top 20 charts. Their newly released single from the album, “Everything I Need” became their very first Number 1 on Texas Radio.

Jim Sloan Trio

Jim Sloan Trio

Come out and listen to some great music, eat some wonderful food, and some out of this world drinks!!! This is one event that you are not going to want to miss. Jim Sloan Trio are a group of talented singer-songwriters. One of Red Bricks regular artist for a reason!!! We cannot wait to see you there.

Come out and listen to some great music, eat some wonderful food, and some out of this world drinks!!! This is one event that you are not going to want to miss. Jim Sloan Trio are a group of talented singer-songwriters. One of Red Bricks regular artist for a reason!!! We cannot wait to see you there.

Eddie Saenz

Eddie Saenz

Born and raised in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Eddie Saenz was brought up by a community of country loving, honky tonk junkies that instilled the love for country music in the young child’s heart and soul. Influenced by the constant CD spins of country legends such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard in his dad’s pick-up, Eddie got lost in the world of music at age 9, when he first picked up a guitar. He made the move to Nashville in August of 2010 to pursue a career in music, as well as a degree from Belmont University. Eddie was quickly inspired by the town’s community of songwriters, eager to find a place and a voice amongst a concrete sea of dreamers and doers. However, the reality of the current state of country music changed his starry-eyed perception. “I was starting to notice that times had changed and were still changing – they always will. New sounds, new ideas, everybody was drawing from a brand new deck of cards, and I was still all-in with an old pair of lucky sevens.” Realizing that his style wasn’t quite along the lines of what’s played on the radio, he turned to an old mix CD that his cousin had made him before he left for college. A bright orange disc that was an audio encyclopedia of modern day Texas and Oklahoma song-slingers would become his newfound source of inspiration and direction. “Listening and learning about the likes of Cross Canadian Ragweed and Robert Earl Keen motivated me to write songs that would matter, as well as aspire for a career that allowed me to be no one but myself. It encouraged me to be brave with my message, to have faith in authenticity and to tell my own truths,” says Saenz. He did just that when he released his debut, self-titled EP in 2013. With songs such as “Highway 281” and “Something I Can Understand”, he honed in on his mission, singing about aspects of life that he felt were being tossed out of the lot. Now gearing up to record a full-length album, Saenz is ready with an arsenal of new material that he describes as, “The walk from the bar to the truck, the ensuing late-night/early-morning hour that presses you to think more about life than you might want to, the Saturday night phases with the Sunday morning stages.” He’s eager to two-step with tongue-in-cheek songs such as, “Arkansas” and “Georgia Girl”, but just as ready to release a sense of reflection with songs like, “Poor Man’s Son” and “First Call.” “At the end of the day, I just write what I know” - says the now 24 year-old - “And what I really know is hanging in honky tonks, and matters of the heart.”

Born and raised in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Eddie Saenz was brought up by a community of country loving, honky tonk junkies that instilled the love for country music in the young child’s heart and soul. Influenced by the constant CD spins of country legends such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard in his dad’s pick-up, Eddie got lost in the world of music at age 9, when he first picked up a guitar. He made the move to Nashville in August of 2010 to pursue a career in music, as well as a degree from Belmont University. Eddie was quickly inspired by the town’s community of songwriters, eager to find a place and a voice amongst a concrete sea of dreamers and doers. However, the reality of the current state of country music changed his starry-eyed perception. “I was starting to notice that times had changed and were still changing – they always will. New sounds, new ideas, everybody was drawing from a brand new deck of cards, and I was still all-in with an old pair of lucky sevens.” Realizing that his style wasn’t quite along the lines of what’s played on the radio, he turned to an old mix CD that his cousin had made him before he left for college. A bright orange disc that was an audio encyclopedia of modern day Texas and Oklahoma song-slingers would become his newfound source of inspiration and direction. “Listening and learning about the likes of Cross Canadian Ragweed and Robert Earl Keen motivated me to write songs that would matter, as well as aspire for a career that allowed me to be no one but myself. It encouraged me to be brave with my message, to have faith in authenticity and to tell my own truths,” says Saenz. He did just that when he released his debut, self-titled EP in 2013. With songs such as “Highway 281” and “Something I Can Understand”, he honed in on his mission, singing about aspects of life that he felt were being tossed out of the lot. Now gearing up to record a full-length album, Saenz is ready with an arsenal of new material that he describes as, “The walk from the bar to the truck, the ensuing late-night/early-morning hour that presses you to think more about life than you might want to, the Saturday night phases with the Sunday morning stages.” He’s eager to two-step with tongue-in-cheek songs such as, “Arkansas” and “Georgia Girl”, but just as ready to release a sense of reflection with songs like, “Poor Man’s Son” and “First Call.” “At the end of the day, I just write what I know” - says the now 24 year-old - “And what I really know is hanging in honky tonks, and matters of the heart.”

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