The ETX ROCKS Show

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Songbirds and Troubadours #7 - Anna Stockdale and Chris Edwards

February 21st, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present "Songbirds & Troubadours™", a weekly episodic show featuring 2 songwriters and up to 60 minutes of original music! The songwriter is one of, if not the most unheralded arm of the music industry! Our aim is to showcase that craft!

Anna Stockdale from Aledo, TX and Chris Edwards from Colmesneil, TX are our featured songwriters this week follow them at the links below:

Anna Stockdale: https://annastockdale.com/

Chris Edwards: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisEdwardsMusic/

In this episode Anna and Chris play 6 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

Songs featured in this episode:

 

  • Anna Stockdale - I Don’t Until I Do
  • Chris Edwards - Weathering & Withering
  • Anna Stockdale - Black and White
  • Chris Edwards - Old Time Tune
  • Anna Stockdale - Mid-morning Blues
  • Chris Edwards - Almost Home
  • Anna Stockdale - I’m Still Standing
  • Chris Edwards - The Other Side of Down
  • Anna Stockdale - WIld Heart
  • Chris Edwards - Tools of the Trade
  • Anna Stockdale - Remember Me
  • Chris Edwards - Finish Your Sentences

 

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Catching Up With Bri Bagwell!

February 20th, 2018

Recently we caught up with the 4 time Texas female vocalist of the year in Jefferson, TX! Bri talks about new music on the horizon and shares with us the secret to Aaron Watson's success! We also share 2 songs from Bri on the episode AND a special performance from Sarah Hobbs with Bri on backing vocals!!

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Ep. 226: Gypsum and the Travelers - Hidden Meanings Everywhere! (Includes “Psycho” and “Tailor”)

February 19th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 226th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Emanating from Tyler, TX Jewel Rena’e, Chris French, Nate McConnell and Silas Alexander are a brand new foursome with a fresh, new sound they describe as Indie Pop Folk. Using an impressive array of instruments from classically trained violin to ukelele with bass, drums and guitar mixed in, Gypsum and the Travelers are poised to make big noise in the talent rich region of East Texas. Having already garnered nominations at the 2017 ETX Music Awards they are excited about the next step in their journey after going from an acoustic duo to a full band! We are excited to introduce everyone to Gypsum & The Travelers for the first time on the show!

(Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/band.gypsum.and.the.traveler/)

J met Chris, a shaggy haired kid with a sly sneaky grin, in the fall of 2010. They instantly started into an insane friendship of insulting one another and pushing each other to accomplish greater things. Chris, a classically trained bass player, and J, a classically trained violinist, met through competition within their shared school district. As they entered high school and tried to find themselves in this mess of life, they lost touch, but never forgot one another, and their friendship really picked up into their adult lives. The band itself started off as a jam session between a couple of mutual friends, and was nothing serious, until drama ensued between them all, leaving Chris and J jamming on their own.

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Ep. 225: Jack Nelson - Anchors’ Aweigh! (Includes “More Than Sacrifice” and “The Anchor”)

February 16th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 226th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! We are really excited about our guest for this episode! He is a veteran of the US Navy and has shared the stage with a who’s who of Texas music giants throughout his career. With 3 #1 Texas hits and multiple awards under his belt, Jack Nelson is an artist with whole lot of influences but stays true to his country and honky tonk roots! Playing guitar since the age of 4 and with roots all over this great state of Texas, Jack is just getting started! We are excited to welcome Jack Nelson to the show for the first time!

(Courtesy of http://jacknelsonband.com/)

Jack Nelson is a nationally touring Country Music artist based out of Huntsville, TX with a bit of a rock influence but still stays true to his honky-tonk roots. Whether playing to a sold out crowd of thousands at the various festivals and events he and his band have played across the country or just a small group of friends, Jack Nelson always puts on a great performance. Jack and his band are energetic, fun, and always aiming to please. “It’s called a ‘show’ for a reason, and not a listen” says Nelson. And they put on a fantastic show that doesn’t detract from their great musical abilities. They are a band that knows how to keep the crowd engaged and moving.

Purchase Jack Nelson's cd "Let 'Er Buck" at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jacknelsonband

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Songbirds and Troubadours #6 - Billy Cody and Wade Skinner

February 14th, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present "Songbirds & Troubadours™", a weekly episodic show featuring 2 songwriters and up to 60 minutes of original music! The songwriter is one of, if not the most unheralded arm of the music industry! Our aim is to showcase that craft!

Billy Cody from Avinger, TX and Wade Skinner from Longview, TX are our featured songwriters this week follow them at the links below:

Billy Cody: https://www.facebook.com/billycodyband/

Wade Skinner: http://wadeskinner.com/

In this episode Billy and Wade play 6 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

Songs featured in this episode:

 

  • Billy Cody - Temporary Millionaire
  • Wade Skinner - WIshing Things Were Like They Were Before
  • Billy Cody - This Whole Town Talks
  • Wade Skinner - No Way Home Today
  • Billy Cody - Wake Me Up
  • Wade Skinner - Runaway Train
  • Billy Cody - Make My Way Back Home
  • Wade Skinner - These Eyes Won’t Cry
  • Billy Cody - Things Have Changed
  • Wade Skinner - You’re Worth More
  • Billy Cody - A Little While
  • Wade Skinner - In The Desert

 

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Ep. 224: Marbin - Two Geniuses and a Rhythm Section! (Includes “Arkansas Jumper”)

February 12th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 224th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Hosted by Boston Chris, we have a huge treat for you this week! Originally from Israel, Our guests this week, Danny Markovitch & Dani Rabin formed the jazz fusion band Marbin, moved to Chicago and released their first album in 2009! Having amassed a social media following of over 150,000 and releasing 5 more albums since then, they have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on both YouTube and Facebook! We are really excited to talk to the guys from Marbin about their unique sound and why they think it has taken off so much!

(Courtesy of http://marbinmusic.com)

MARBIN is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained tens of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. Marbin has released six albums: Marbin(2009), Breaking the Cycle (2011), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013), The Third Set (2014), Aggressive Hippies (2015), and Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016).  Marbin regularly plays in clubs all over the US and in jam and jazz festivals around the world. 

Purchase Marbin's music at http://marbinmusic.com/store

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Ep. 223: Harry Luge - Breaking New Ground in Texas! (Includes “Music and WIne” and “Drunk In My Drink”)

February 9th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 223rd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! I am your host Boston Chris. Our guest today is no stranger to the big stage having performed with Merle Haggard, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Brad Paisley and a litany of others. He also is no stranger to the radio and tv, he starred in over 30 national commercials by the age of 12 and has had singles out on radio! But now this Scottsdale, AZ native and veteran of the Arizona Country Music scene is throwing his hat into the ring of Texas Radio with his debut Texas single called “Drunk in my Drink”. Harry Luge is an incredible country music artist reminiscent of a cross between Tracy Byrd and Travis Tritt with some Waylon Jennings sprinkled in for good measure! We are thrilled to welcome Harry to The ETX ROCKS Show for the first time!!

(Courtesy of https://harrylugemusic.com/)

What do you get when you cross the gritty nature of Travis Tritt with the soul of Waylon Jennings and powerhouse vocals of Pat Green? None other than the unique sound of Harry Luge…

Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Luge began honing his skills as an artist at the early age of 5 when he participated in a bible church concert. This experience led to the incredible opportunity of being asked by Dick Van Dyke to sing with him at the March of Dimes Telethon in Scottsdale, AZ. This ignited a spark within and he spent the next seven years filming over 30 national commercials for companies like Toys R Us, Captain Crunch cereal, Slip & Slide, Chevrolet and more. These moments were just the beginning of his path to success in the entertainment industry.

Purchase Harry's music at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/harryluge2

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Songbirds and Troubadours #5 - Heather Harper and Owen Tiner

February 7th, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present "Songbirds & Troubadours™", a weekly episodic show featuring 2 songwriters and up to 60 minutes of original music! The songwriter is one of, if not the most unheralded arm of the music industry! Our aim is to showcase that craft!

Heather Harper from Tyler, TX and Owen Tiner from Lindale, TX are our featured songwriters this week follow them at the links below:

Heather Harper: https://heatherharpermusic.com/home

 

Owen Tiner: https://www.reverbnation.com/owentiner

 

In this episode Heather and Owen play 6 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

Songs featured in this episode:

  1. Heather Harper - Mr Right
  2. Owen Tiner - Proud
  3. Heather Harper - Shouldn’t Have Fallen
  4. Owen Tiner - Throw Away The Blues
  5. Heather Harper - Stronger Than You
  6. Owen Tiner - Started Over
  7. Heather Harper - For My Daughter
  8. Owen Tiner - Same For You
  9. Heather Harper - Turn It Up
  10. Owen Tiner - Ballplayer
  11. Heather Harper - This Addiction
  12. Owen Tiner - Kiss

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Ep. 222: The Rust - Inspiring Each Other! (Includes “Fire and Flames” and “Message to Reverend Otwell”)

February 5th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 222nd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our show is a labor of love and music, and our passion for both is pretty evident to those around us! But recently we went to a local club to take in a duo I had heard amazing things about and wanted to see for myself. The words of praise from others fell far short! It's unbelievable how this couple can transport you out of the material world with lyrics and melodies. The Rust is a roots rock, songwriting machine of a couple living in Waco but he is from New Orleans, she is from Seguin yet they found each other in love and in music and we are so glad they did! It’s a huge pleasure to welcome Ryan Davis and Stacey Stegall to The ETX ROCKS Show for the first time!!

To purchase their music go to https://therustband.com/store

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Ep. 221: MouseQuake - Living Vicariously!

February 2nd, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 221st episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! We are extremely excited to introduce you to a brand new special guest host for this episode, Myzta Hamblen. Myzta Hamblen is a former guest of this show, he is also an award nominated rapper hailing out of Hallsville, TX. He recently had the opportunity to head to Dallas and sit down with one of the best producer/engineers around! Norman ‘MouseQuake’ Barrett has worked with a who’s who in the genres of rap and hip hop including Mr. Lee, David Banner, Pimp C, Bun B, Lil Wayne, Nas, Lil KeKe, ESG and so many more it would make your head spin. In this episode they talk about Mouse’s influences, growing up around music, the differences in the different steps of making a record and so much more. Don’t miss this exclusive interview live from MouseQuake’s studio in Arlington!!

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Songbirds and Troubadours #4 - Simon Young and Meredith Crawford

January 31st, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present "Songbirds & Troubadours™", a weekly episodic show featuring 2 songwriters and up to 60 minutes of original music! The songwriter is one of, if not the most unheralded arm of the music industry! Our aim is to showcase that craft!

Simon Young from Frankston, TX and Meredith Crawford from Chandler, TX are our featured songwriters this week follow them at the links below: 

Meredith Crawford: http://meredithcrawfordmusic.com

Simon Young: https://www.facebook.com/simonyoungmusic/

In this episode Simon and Meredith play 6 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

Songs featured in this episode:

1. Simon Young - Don't Fall For The Robbery

2. Meredith Crawford - Snowfall

3. Simon Young - Onion Rings

4. Meredith Crawford - If You Are The One

5. Simon Young - Small Town City Boy

6. Meredith Crawford - Eleven Years

7. Simon Young - Gotta Make That Coffee

8. Meredith Crawford - I Do My Own

9. Simon Young - Slap Happy For Grand Pappy

10. Meredith Crawford - Play That Tune

11. Simon Young - Popcorn & Coke

12. Meredith Crawford - Dashboard

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Ep. 220: Ashley Plumlee - Fun But Awkward! (Includes “Matilda” and “Reckless”)

January 29th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 220th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest this week is an awesome singer/songwriter from Harker Heights, TX who is no stranger to the big stage! She has opened for the likes of Bri Bagwell, Matt Kimbrow, 2 Tons of Steel, Josh Grider, The Damn Quails and many others! For Ashley Plumlee, music is therapeutic, whether it’s getting over a heartbreak or hearing how her music impacts those she performs in front of, once Ashley learned the guitar she was hooked! Having fallen in love with Texas music scene like so many of us, she is now living her dream as a performer and a songwriter, although she still works 40 hours a week!! We are very excited to talk to Ashley Plumlee this week on the show!!!

To purchase Ashley's EP go to https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ashleyplumlee

(Courtesy of https://www.reverbnation.com/AshleyPlumlee)

Ashley Plumlee is a rising soulful voice in the Texas Country Music scene. Raised in the Central Texas area her love of music has been influenced by the Texas Country counter culture where music seems to speak in a more honest voice. Picking up and learning how to play guitar in 2011 she began to craft songs that speak to the everyday woman in todays america. Never backing down from her convictions, she has stayed true to her art and being a student of the craft continues to grow and learn each day to better her musical talent. Forming the Mistress Derringer Band in January 2011 she began developing her sound and allowing her to appeal to a wider audience. Today she has taken a solo approach with her music, continuing to work with The Derringers. With the self title EP released December 2014, and her 2016 full length release "The Line," she is hopeful that her music will speak to those who need the message of hope, strength, fun, patience and love.

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Ep. 219: Patric Johnston - 500,000 Coffee Shops! (Includes “Gets Worse” and “Darker Colors”)

January 26th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 219th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Every once in awhile an artist hits my ears that just turns me speechless, so today may be a bit hard for me! Today’s guest has a voice that is so smooth, he makes you take notice of him immediately and although he would prefer to be just a piano player in a band rather than a frontman maybe we can talk him out of that! Take a listen to his song “Darker Colors” and I guarantee like myself you will be an instant fan! Guys and Gals it’s a big thrill to introduce everyone to Patric Johnston!!

To purchase "Old Friends, New Friends" go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/old-friends-new-friends/1071122951

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Songbirds and Troubadours #3 - Bubba Westly & Bryan Adam Joyner!

January 24th, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present "Songbirds & Troubadours™", a weekly episodic show featuring 2 songwriters and up to 60 minutes of original music! The songwriter is one of, if not the most unheralded arm of the music industry! Our aim is to showcase that craft!

Bubba Westly from Matagorda Bay, TX and Bryan Adam Joyner from Sachse, TX are our featured songwriters this week follow them at the links below: 

Bubba Westly: http://bubbawestly.com/

Bryan Adam Joyner: http://bryanadamjoyner.com/

Songs featured in this episode:

1. Bryan Adam Joyner - Cried When He Died

2. Bubba Westly - Rewind

3. Bryan Adam Joyner - Beer Tastes Better With You

4. Bubba Westly - She's a Fireball

5. Bryan Adam Joyner - I Haven't Found Mine Yet

6. Bubba Westly - Grandpa's Van

7. Bryan Adam Joyner - Thank You For Leaving Me

8. Bubba Westly - Oilfield Princess

9. Bryan Adam Joyner - I Drink Whiskey All The Time

10. Bubba Westly - Small Town Rumors

11. Bryan Adam Joyner - Ain't No Pat Green

12. Bubba Westly - Heaven Can You Hear Me Calling Home

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Ep. 218: The Urban Pioneers - Surviving Together! (Includes “Wasting My Time” & “Fast Money”)

January 22nd, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 218th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! With incredible highs and sometimes depressing lows, The Urban Pioneers use a multitude of genres and instruments to bring a little something new and a lot of old time sound to a world of music desperate for something different! And travel the world they have, they are a true band of road warriors, playing all over the US and even into other countries! We couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce Liz Sloan, Jared McGovern & Martin Sargent to the show for the first time!

(Courtesy of http://urbanpioneersmusic.com/)

Traveling near and far, The Urban Pioneers are a trio of road warriors that spend their lives playing music to please anyone anywhere. There isn’t one word or feeling to describe this band because they stretch in every which way bringing to the table a wide variety of old time, western swing, and folk tunes that are all toe tappin and dancin goodness. Just sit back, buckle up, and prepare to be driven on a journey of blistering fast highs and lonesome lows.

Purchase "Addicted to the Road" by The Urban Pioneers: https://www.amazon.com/Addicted-Road-Urban-Pioneers/dp/B00XWBS8DA

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Catching Up With Will & Crystal Yates! (Includes “Raining In Amarillo” & “Sacred”)

January 21st, 2018

Thanks for checking out this episode of Catching Up! Your host for this show is Louise Leone, and she’s really excited about today's guests. First interviewed on the ETX Rocks Show in season 1, episode 44, Will and Crystal Yates have returned to talk to us a little more, and tell us what's been happening in their lives and career since then. If you missed their episode or this is the first time you've heard of them, you are in for a treat! Crystal has been our favorite vocalist from the first time we heard her sing. Paired with her husband Will, lyrics and music meld together for a sound that will pull at your heartstrings every time. With a sound that fits into no box and a faith that is inspiring, I am beyond honored to introduce Will and Crystal Yates.

As mentioned on the show please check out http://www.peopleandsongs.com/

Purchase Crystal's latest cd at http://www.silveradorecords.com/

(Courtesy of http://www.crystalyatesmusic.com/)

Crystal Yates was listening to a sermon at Cross Timbers Church in Argyle when she had a musical epiphany. "Stop trying to separate the secular and sacred by treating everything as sacred," implored the pastor, Toby Slough. It was then that the country singer-songwriter from McKinney realized her love of songwriting didn’t require her to compartmentalize her audience or subject matter.

It's had a profound effect on how she approached her music — country, spiritual or otherwise. “If I were a doctor, I wouldn't just treat the people who thought and behaved just like me. I would treat anyone," says Yates.

She and her husband and guitar player, Will, have a new EP, The Other Side, to celebrate, but on Sunday mornings you will find them in front of thousands of worshippers leading the song service for Cross Timbers. "So I write out song prescriptions for my own heart, my friends, my family, and then share in hopes that they resonate and bring some hope and a voice to others.”

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Ep. 217: Marcy Grace - The Whole Package! (Includes “El Camino: & “Warning Signs”)

January 19th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 217th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest for this show is a powerhouse vocalist from San Antonio, TX! She is also an extremely talented musician, she can play the drums, keyboard, guitar and banjo! She’s a self described Americana artist who is bringing a unique twist to Texas radio and Texas is definitely enjoying it as her first single last year, titled “I Wanna” peaked at #37! Her current single “Country Livin’ 101” is also enjoying chart success! With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Industry, Marcy Grace is ready for a lifetime writing songs and changing people’s lives with her music! This week we go behind the music with Marcy Grace!!

To purchase "I Wanna" go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-wanna-single/1189684883

To purchase "Country Livin' 101" go to https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/marcygrace3

(Courtesy of http://marcygrace.com/)

Marcy Grace is an up and coming singer/songwriter from San Antonio, Texas bringing fresh and new ideas to the Americana market. She is known for her big and unique voice. This Texas girl has been playing music for most of her life and is a multi-instrumentalist playing drums, guitar, keyboard, and banjo.

Her first single to radio, “I Wanna” reached #37 on the Texas Regional Radio Charts and was featured on the Texas Music Pickers Spotify chart & playlist. Marcy was also chosen to perform at the Texas Music Pickers Seminar Showcase for new and upcoming Texas artists. Her latest single “Country Livin’ 101” is also on its way up the charts.

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As always it’s viewers and listeners like you out there that are our biggest support for the show! If you want to contribute to the show please do so by donating to https://www.paypal.me/etxrocks and thank you for tuning in!! 

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Eastgate Rock Band: https://eastgaterockband.com/

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Songbirds and Troubadours #2 - Loretta Callens & Sheila Clark

January 17th, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present "Songbirds & Troubadours™", a weekly episodic show featuring 2 songwriters and up to 60 minutes of original music! The songwriter is one of, if not the most unheralded arm of the music industry! Our aim is to showcase that craft!

Loretta Callens from Winona, TX and Sheila Clark from Marshall, TX are our featured songwriters this week follow them at the links below: 

Loretta Callens: https://www.reverbnation.com/lorettacallens

Sheila Clark: https://www.reverbnation.com/angeleyes3

Songs featured in this episode:

1. Loretta Callens - Heartache Ahead

2. Sheila Clark - Harley Fever

3. Loretta Callens - Say a Little Prayer For Texas

4. Sheila Clark - Love Is So Right

5. Loretta Callens - Wings Unopened

6. Sheila Clark - Little Feather

7. Loretta Callens - Let It Rain

8. Sheila Clark - Daddy's Mountains

9. Loretta Callens - Ballad of Bessie Brown

10. Sheila Clark - Uncertain, TX

Our funding depends entirely on viewers and listeners like you! Please consider contributing to our show by going to https://www.paypal.me/etxrocks THANK YOU!

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Ep. 216: Through Blind Eyes - Making Memories With Metalcore! (Includes the songs Sleeping Giants and Jigsaw)

January 15th, 2018

Welcome to the next chapter in the ETX ROCKS journey where we feature multiple artists weekly of all genres and all styles, the host for this episode is Boston Chris! This time we feature a metalcore and hardcore metal band who made big strides in 2017. With the release of their debut single “Overdose” and their huge win at the 2017 ETX Music Awards for Metal Band of the Year, Through Blind Eyes is ready to take the next step within their music. Hailing from the Lindale and Van area of Texas, Through Blind Eyes combines everyone’s different styles into a genre they self described as “Selfcore”. In this episode we will talk with the guys from TBE and showcase a couple of their original songs!!

(Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/throughblindeyes16/)

Through Blind Eyes is a five piece metalcore band from Tyler, Tx. The band is currently in the works of some new and fresh music with a lot of heavy hitters to deliver to everyone in 2018. The band was recently granted the pleasure of winning the ETX music awards as ETX metal band of 2017 and the addition of our bassist Andre Fornet to the band.

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Ep. 215: Hubcap and the Loose Nuts - The Blues; It’s About The Heart!

January 12th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 215th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guests for this episode having been changing the landscape of blues music across East Texas. With five years under their belt and five nominations for Blues Band of the Year with the East Texas Music Awards! With a brand new, full cd release in late 2017 under their belt we are excited introduce Larry Pierce, Jerry McCoy, Nathan Tubb and Tad Phillips. Together they are known as Hubcap and the Loose Nuts! (This episode includes 2 original, full band songs titled “Can’t Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” & “Three Words”)

(Courtesy of https://hubcapandloosenuts.wixsite.com/hcln)

The Year: 2010
     The formation of Hubcap & the Loose Nuts actually came together by mistake. After a 16 & ½ year hiatus from each other, Jerry McCoy, Larry Pierce and J.D. Hill decided to put back together their power trio, "The Bare Necessities."
     After 4-5 months of rehearsal, the guys got a gig. But a week before the gig, J.D. developed some devastating health issues that would not allow him to play.  Thinking quickly as not wanting to cancel the gig, Jerry and Larry contacted Nathan Tubb, a guitarist that both of them had played with in the past. They made the gig, not really representing them under any band name.  They all figured this was a one-time deal.
     As the next week followed, J.D. revealed that his health was not going to allow him to join a band.  So, as not to scrap what Jerry and Larry had blown the dust off of, they asked Nathan if he would like to join them putting together a 3-piece blues band.  He did.
     Now, three guys in a band: what to call it?  Jerry liked single named groups, so after researching to see if anyone had the same name; the suggestion of “Hubcap” came about.  Larry like it, but said if they were going to be a blues band that they needed to add a “and the” to the name, as to make “Hubcap” appear as a person.  The result was “and the Loose Nuts”.  So be the name.
     The band of three played out through the East Texas area for the next four years.  In January of 2017, Tad Phillips came in on harmonica to add a new dimension to the sound.  The band is now a four-piece. 
     In the past six years Hubcap & the Loose Nuts has made it in the top 5 blues band category at The East Texas Music Awards, thanks to their fans support. 
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Songbirds and Troubadours #1 - Heather Little & Kayla Ray

January 10th, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present "Songbirds & Troubadours™", a 60 minute weekly episodic show featuring 2 songwriters and up to 60 minutes of original music! The songwriter is one of, if not the most unheralded arm of the music industry! Our aim is to showcase that craft!

 

Heather Little was born in north-central Texas. She grew up all around Austin and Dallas and all the music that thrives there. "I just want to make good music. Whether it's rock or country or blues or earthy acoustic- good music moves people. That's what it's about for me. I write songs about my life and real life things; even the hard stuff. It has to be real. We live real lives. I write real songs about that."

 

Kayla Ray is a Texas Native who delivers country music with rawness and honesty.  Her music is polished by her feminine sass and bright smile. While she was raised solely by worldly experience and heartache, Kayla has had the incredible ability to overcome any circumstance. The fire this ability has built inside of her rings loud and clear in her genuine delivery of pure country music.

 

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Ep. 214: Mickey Lamantia - The Truth in 12 Lines or Less! (Includes “How Do You Say Goodbye” and “Outlaw Life”)

January 8th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 214th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Mickey Lamantia is proof that good country music can come from anywhere! The Rhode Island based prison guard has toured with Willie Nelson, has won awards but his main focus has always been to impact people’s lives with his music! With his smart usage of social media he has forged a huge space for himself in today’s music world! Mickey has a brand new album “Every Bad Habit” releasing in a few days and we are thrilled to be talking to Mickey for the first time on ETX ROCKS!! This episode includes live, acoustic performances of the songs "How Do You Say Goodbye" & "Outlaw Life"

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Over all, Lamantia has let country music know who he is with “Outlaw Life,” and that he is here to stay.  He has also been savvy in his mission of self promotion, recently securing himself a big opening spot in Music City this week. “I guess I’ll be making my Nashville debut,” he says. “I’m opening for Mickey Gilley. How cool is that?”

Mickey Lamantia has an interesting take on how he approaches his music. As a correctional officer for the state of Rhode Island for nearly 20 years, he often uses the loneliness of the enclosed walls, and the slow passage of time for inspiration. “The prison has given me a lot of perspective that I apply to songwriting. You have to be rough around the edges to work here. I’ve dealt with some evil people and I’ve dealt with people who just made mistakes,” he says. And though his voice rings similar to modern star, Cody Jinks, Lamantia is far from red dirt country, at least in geography.

Lamantia grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, a bay city popularized by Seth McFarland’s hit show, Family Guy.   With blue collar Christian roots, his dad worked construction on heavy equipment and his mom didn’t work until the kids got older. As the last of five children, Lamantia jokes, “If it wasn’t for Miller beer, I’d never been born.”

To purchase Mickey's brand new cd "Every Bad Habit" click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/every-bad-habit/1322069206

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Ep. 213: Billie Jo Sewell - Following The Dream; Hers and Theirs! (Interview and Live Music)

January 5th, 2018

Thank you for checking out the 213th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest this week is from Emory, TX and she is no stranger to singing! At an early age she started in church like so many in Texas, then later added opries, festivals and now restaurants, clubs and honky tonks to her list of places she performs. Billie Jo Sewell is a hard working mother to 6 children and wife who works dilligently in trying to become a successful singer and musician, not for her own successes but because she wants to better the lives of those close to her! She is no stranger to success either, she is the 2014 winner of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame competition, top 100 in season 6 of The Voice, top 3 at The 2017 ETX Music Vocal Competition which got her a private audition for American Idol this year, plus several nominations at the 2017 ArkLaTex awards in Shreveport. We are very excited to introduce everyone to Billie Jo Sewell! (Includes the songs "Redneckin'" & "I'm Gonna Let This Love Drown")

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She is proud of being a native of Texas. She was born in Dallas and has been raised by her paternal grandparents whom she fondly refers to as her “roadies”. She says, “they have raised me since I was almost a year old, they are my life savers, without them I don't know where I would be. They have been my cheerleaders, my motivators, my mentors, my disciplinarians, my rocks, my chauffeurs, my roadies, and always my biggest fans! God knew exactly what He was doing when he put me with them and I am so blessed because of it.”

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Ep. 212: Thieves of Sunrise - Peace, Love and Rock and Roll! (Interview and Live Music)

January 1st, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 212th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Since the creation of the band in 2010, Thieves of Sunrise has toured across the country. Their music being described as “funky soul-infused southern rock,” they have been featured at many notable venues and festivals such as the House of Blues in New Orleans, the Gas Monkey and American Airlines Center in Dallas, and South by Southwest in Austin in 2016. They also have had radio play across the U.S., Europe, New Zealand and Australia. From Dallas, Texas, is a pleasure to welcome Matthew, Jake & Shaun from Thieves of Sunrise to The ETX ROCKS Show! (Includes live, unplugged performances of the songs “Save Me Tonight” & “I Walk Away!”

 

(Courtesy of http://www.thievesofsunrise.com/)

Thieves of Sunrise, an intense rock and soul quintet from Dallas TX, aims to bring their rock and roll ruckus to the world. They’ve been featured on radio stations in England, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia, and all across Europe and America. Their highly improvisational and attention-stealing show has been featured in festivals, theaters, concert halls, and rock clubs across the United States since they formed in 2010.

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Ep. 211: Cameran Nelson - Just Here For The Ride! (EXCLUSIVE Interview & NEW Music)

December 29th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 211th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest this week was born out near Lubbock, TX and now resides in the hill country town of Blanco, TX! He started his musical journey at the young age of 13 and within a couple years was selling merchandise for “The King of Honky Tonk” Gary Stewart. Cameran Nelson is an award nominated, Texas chart topping, singer/songwriter who uses a plethora of life experiences to draw his fans in with his lyrics! His 2015 sophomore album “Good Thing Going” is a gritty, countrified album with a heavy dose of rock & roll influences sprinkled throughout! We are excited to have Cameran Nelson on The ETX ROCKS Show!

(Courtesy of http://www.camerannelson.com)

Fuse Texas Country grit with down-home rock n’ roll and you get Cameran Nelson, a true Texas Troubadour whose roots run deep across 1,815 miles of the Lone Star State from Haskell, Texas where he was born to living South of Kingsville, East of Rockwall, West of Lubbock and now settled in the hill country town of Blanco.

To purchase Cameran's incredible sophomore album "Good Thing Going" click here: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Thing-Going-Cameran-Nelson/dp/B0176VM3XC

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Ep. 210: The Briars - Southern Folkadelic Blues Rock! (Exclusive Interview and Live Music)

December 25th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 210th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Hailing from the Buffalo area of Texas the 3 guys we are talking to today used to be Down & Out but now they are patching things up as The Briars! They are self-described as a Southern Folkadelic Blues Rock band and are now playing their music predominantly in the College Station area! Please welcome Steve Idlett on vocals and rhythm guitar, Travis Nichols on lead guitar and Alan Wade on percussion to The ETX ROCKS Show!

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The Briars was started in 2013 by Steve Idlett and Travis Nichols in the small town of Buffalo, Texas. We play a mix of rock, country, blues, folk, funk and everything in between.

 

To purchase The Briars debut EP click here: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1303910721?ls=1&app=itunes

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Ep. 209: Harvest Moon Bluegrass - Jesus Is The Foundation! (Interview and Live Music)

December 22nd, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 209th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! We are very proud to be an ALL GENRE show and in that vein we are excited to present one of the best bluegrass bands in East Texas during this show! Fred Gebhardt and Sheila Small met in church and became members of the award winning Bethlehem Bluegrass Band! Due to their passion for music and wanting to play more shows when their band wasn’t available they started Harvest Moon Bluegrass and started playing venues of all types! We are very excited to introduce y’all to Harvest Moon Bluegrass!

(Courtesy of http://harvestmoonbluegrass.com)

We pattern our performances after some of our heroes like Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, & Rhonda Vincent.  We are also big fans of Texas Old-time Fiddling, and we follow some local artists like The Purple HullsThe Marksmen, and East Mountain Bluegrass / Augusta Road, and more.

Our goal is to provide a foot-stomping good time always salted with the message of Christ in song.

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Catching Up With Rapper Airborn The Texaz Kid!

December 19th, 2017

In the 2nd episode of "Catching Up" on The ETX ROCKS Show we talk to rapper and hip hop artist Airborn the Texaz Kid about the upcoming release of his mixtape and his debut album! Airborn talks about his music, the hip hop scene in Texas and much more! Also make sure to check out his first episode on our show which was #132!!

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Ep. 208: Terry Jennings - Tales From An Outlaw’s Son! (EXCLUSIVE Interview)

December 18th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 208th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest this week has a unique perspective into the life of one of the biggest names in the history of Country Music. Many consider Waylon Jennings the original outlaw in Country Music, his oldest son Terry joins us this week to discuss the book he wrote “Waylon, Tales of My Outlaw Dad”. In this truly introspective, honest book, Terry puts to rest many legends and half truths told about Waylon through the years and offers an incredible view into what life on the road was like with his dad! We are excited to welcome Terry Jennings to The ETX ROCKS Show for the first time!!

 

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Terry Jennings is the CEO and founder of Korban Music Group LLC, a full service management, consulting and publishing company.  Mr. Jennings is well known for his varied experience at all levels of the music business, including management of major label acts, since 1972. He was introduced to the business at an early age through his work as production manager for his father, Waylon Jennings.  He has also worked for booking agencies, publishing companies and as a talent scout for major label companies, including RCA Records.  As a member of the Jennings family, he has been involved in the music industry his entire life, and – over the years – he was given the opportunity to become personally acquainted with most everyone in the business.

 

To purchase "Waylon, Tales of My Outlaw Dad" click here: https://www.amazon.com/Waylon-Tales-My-Outlaw-Dad/dp/0316390119

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Ep. 207: Deryl Dodd - The Flip Phone Extraordinaire! (Interview and Live Music)

December 17th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 207th episode of the show! We are beyond excited to tell you who this week’s guest is! 2017 is his 30th year in the music business, in 1991 he headed to Nashville on the advice from renown songwriter Dean Dillon and quickly made experiences playing in Martina McBride & Tracy Lawrence’s band, but his dream all along was to become a successful recording artist in his own right! In 1996, his debut album “One Ride in Vegas” was released, since then he has released 8 more albums, 10 top 100 national charting singles and multiple #1 hits in the state of Texas! The name Deryl Dodd is synonymous with the Texas Country Music Scene as he is one of the guys who helped create a burgeoning, flourishing music community in The Lone Star State! His new album “Long Hard Ride” is not your everyday “Greatest Hits” album, yes it has most of the songs you know by heart included, but Deryl went a step further in including 14 of the biggest Texas artists around as Cody Jinks, Wade Bowen, William Clark Green, Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue, Matt Hillyer, Radney Foster, Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler, Bonnie Bishop, Larry Joe Taylor, Dave Perez, Cody Johnson & Pat Green all make an appearance!

 

(Courtesy of http://deryldodd.com/)

Texas born musician, singer, songwriter and producer, Deryl Dodd, AKA “The Double D”, has had a long and colorful career, entering the music scene in Waco, Texas in 1987. After four years of constant touring with several Texas bands, Deryl had the opportunity to open a show for legendary songwriter Dean Dillon. Following the performance, he was invited backstage to meet Mr. Dillon, where he complimented Deryl’s songwriting and arranged to meet with him in Nashville. So he did. “People ask me how you get into the music business. You just get out there and do it. You’ve got to have great love and passion for it. It’s important to know your strengths and limitations, and when doors open, be prepared when you walk in.”

To purchase Deryl’s album “Random as I Am” click here: https://www.amazon.com/Random-as-Am-Deryl-Dodd/dp/B00556WP6G

 

To purchase “Long Hard Ride” click here: https://www.amazon.com/Long-Hard-Ride-Deryl-Dodd/dp/B01MUHSJV7

 

To purchase “Faith in the Water” by The Texas Red Dirt Choir, with 100% of the proceeds going to Hurricane Harvey relief, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/faith-in-water-single-feat-roger-creager-cody-johnson/1296598192

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Ep. 206: Jerrett Zoch - His Music Is Infectious! (Interview and Live Music)

December 16th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 206th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Emanating from Huntsville, TX our guest in this episode has been influenced over the years by a broad range of music. Country, blues, southern rock and other styles of music have brought him to where he is today. Jerrett Zoch is no stranger to the top of the radio charts here in Texas, riding the success of 2 straight singles going #1, Jerrett along with his group The OSR Band, are knocking on the door again with their #2 current single called “Sippin’ On Shine!” All 4 of the singles in his career have graced the top 20, so this is just beginning for this young singer/songwriter! Ladies and gentlemen, we are excited to be talking to Jerrett Zoch!!

(Courtesy of http://jerrettzochandtheosrband.com/)

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.

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Ep. 205: Ricky Lynn Gregg - Living Rock and Roll 24/7! (Interview)

December 15th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 204th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode, one of our favorite people on the planet is returning to the show for the second time. He grew up right here in Longview, TX, and honed his skills early on under the wings of Unkle Dallas! He learned his craft in long defunct venues all across East Texas in Blues and Rock & Roll! But he is most well known internationally as one of the first Country Artists of Native American descent to be signed to a major label! With 3 albums and 10 charting singles, he could also be considered the first of many video stars on CMT having charted several videos in their top 10 throughout his career. He was also reportedly the first country artist to have his own website! Lately, however, my friend and brother has been battling health issues that have chiefly happened because of a hard on your body lifestyle that many musicians deal with throughout their lives! Ricky Lynn Gregg, the 2017 guitarist of the year for the ETX Music Awards, is no stranger to working hard and playing harder. In this in depth, no questions barred interview, we ask Ricky the hard hitting questions about his lifestyle, his health, his outlook and why he is speaking up against drugs and alcohol! Don’t miss this introspective look into a legend!

(Courtesy of http://rickylynngregg.com/biography.htm)

The release of Ricky Lynn Gregg’s third solo country album, “Careful What You Wish For” (RMG Records, 2001), solidifies Gregg as a mainstay artist in country music. As well known for his edgy brand of country as for his scores of devoted fans, Gregg refines his talent on this 10-song disc, and says he is more proud of this project than any of his previous albums.

   Musically diverse, “Careful What You Wish For” is a clear reflection of a man known for his traditional country roots, his rockin country music, and his rangy vocals. This album truly offers something for every-one. From Victoria’s Secret, a deceptively simple Gregg-penned tribute to the inner beauty of women, to Tornado, the hard rockin’, comical story of trouble in a trailer park, this album ranges from southern rock, to stone cold traditional country, to contemporary country pop. Co-produced by Gregg, Barry Beckett and Eddie Gore, legendary blues man Steve Cropper even lent a hand on a few of the tracks.

 

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Ep. 204: Blacktop Mojo - The Long and Twisted Road! (Interview and Live Music)

December 14th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 204th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Fresh off the success of their "Where The Wind Blows" national radio tour and #27 Billboard charted single of the same name, Palestine, TX natives Blacktop Mojo return to The ETX ROCKS Show to discuss their tour, their music and much more with host Louise Leone! We feature live performances of this single and their youtube smash cover of "Dream On" completely acoustic! Make sure to tune in and be the first to comment the keyword of this episode to win a brand new copy of Blacktop Mojo's "Burn The Ships" CD!

 

(Courtesy of http://www.blacktopmojo.com/)

Blacktop Mojo was formed in September 2012 by lead vocalist Matt James, drummer Nathan Gillis. Armed with a demo EP and a dream, the band set out to play as many shows as they could, anywhere that they could, playing any type of music they could think of to hone their craft and find their sound. In their short time together, playing shows across the state, the band has shared the stage with a range of touring artists including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Candlebox, Drowning Pool, Aaron Lewis, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd,  Whiskey Myers, Dirty River Boys, and The Bigsbys, among others. 

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Ep. 203: Ronnie Milsap - A Country Music Icon Speaks! (Interview)

December 13th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 203rd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode we introduce to our audience a brand new guest host and a new segment called “Wednesday’s With Will McPherson! His guest on his first interview with us started his music career somewhere around 1973. Originally from Robbinsville, NC, he is a 6 time Grammy Award winner and has accrued 40 Number 1 hits throughout his career, 3rd only behind George Strait and Conway Twitty in the history of Country Music. Ronnie Milsap is a 2014 inductee into The Country Music Hall of Fame and we are thrilled to present this in depth look at a musical genius. From his upbringing in music all the way to the 21st century, Will covers it all in this insightful conversation with one of the true icons of our generation! Thank you Ronnie Milsap for being our guest on The ETX ROCKS Show!

(Courtesy of http://ronniemilsap.com/)

Those formative teenage years set a tone for an entire lifetime. Personal battles, career goals, ideas about love – figuring out how all of that will play out during adulthood is one of the big chores of those high-school years. Setting the backdrop for much of that inner struggle is the music – it’s the soundtrack of one’s identity, the bond that glues generations.

That idea is at the heart of Ronnie Milsap’s Summer #17, an album that explores the influences on a musician who built a Hall of Fame-caliber career, who became one of the most influential voices in country music’s storied history.

Much has been made about how such new country acts as Eric Church, The Band Perry and Luke Bryan have fused elements of pop music’s past with the country core to create a new wave of sound. But Milsap set the standard for thinking outside of country’s proverbial box.

 

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Ep. 202: Josh Ward - Pullin’ At The Heart Strings! (Interview and Live Music)

December 12th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 202nd episode of the show! Our guest for this episode is no stranger to radio success here in the state of Texas. His last 7 singles have gone straight to #1 status and his current single “You Don’t Have To Be Lonely” is well on it’s way to being #8 in that stretch. Having recently come off a west coast tour with Cody Johnson, Josh Ward is no stranger to East Texas, as he is part of a stable of impressive artists that record right here in Tyler, TX at the renown Rosewood Studios! Josh Ward’s songwriting, deep honky tonk roots and crazy good vocals will keep him on top for years to come!

(Courtesy of http://joshwardmusic.com/)

For most independent music artists, a bold statement like this could easily be waved off as a “head in the clouds” sentiment from a young and naive dreamer, but from Houston native Josh Ward, it just so happens to be a bona fide fact.  Since the release of both his second studio album “Promises” and his latest studio album “Holding Me Together,” Josh has amassed seven consecutive #1hits on the Texas Regional Radio Chart over two solid years and counting, distinguishing him as a new generation heavy weight champion of old school country music. Through tenacity and hard work Josh has grown into one of the most respected and appreciated musicians in the state. A well versed songsmith with a hauntingly traditional voice, his honest and visceral delivery of every song compels audiences to feel his lyrics with him as he takes them on his musical journey.  Fellow songwriter Mike Ethan Messick once said of Josh, "Josh Ward sings like Mike Tyson hits hard."

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Ep. 201: Kadie Lynn - Kadie Ponders Her Past & Her Future! (Interview and Live Music)

December 11th, 2017

Thanks for checking out this Season 3 premiere, episode 201 of The ETX ROCKS Show! For this episode, Louise Leone hosts and joining her for the first time as the special co-host is Simon Young! America’s Got Talent’s Simon Cowell called her “America’s Diamond” but here in Eastern Texas we have been watching her grow for over 10 years! 18 months ago she was taking the world by storm as a semi-finalist on AGT captivating everyone with performance after performance on a National Stage! She has also garnered a half dozen ETX Music Awards as well as being named “New Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 2017 Texas Regional Radio Music Awards and “Young RIsing Star” at the 2017 Texas Country Music Awards! We are super excited to return to where it all began as our very first episode’s guest Kadie Lynn returns to ETX ROCKS!

(Courtesy of http://kadielynnmusic.com/)

Welcome to the 1st Chapter of a New York Times Best Seller, “Miss Kadie Lynn, a Musical Masterpiece”. Obviously the living biography of an adopted young girl who has been filled with an overflowing measure of music running through her veins, has barely started her journey.
Her loving and supportive parents knew early on, when at the age of 3, that big voice that came out of her as she stood for the first time before her Church and sang four verses from memory of the most widely known gospel song ever written, “Amazing Grace”, they knew they had something very special in little Miss Kadie Lynn. The next 9 years have been nothing short of amazing blaze, singing for the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, opening for Vanilla Ice and Texas Country Artist Kevin Fowler, and most recently winning “Female Vocalist of the Year” in the East Texas ETX Annual Music Awards.
Now, at the age of 12, she continues to wow audiences all over North Texas, her parents driving her between 200,00 and 300,000 miles a year, just to keep up with the demand on her talent. As a young writer, composer, guitarist, and an artist, Kadie Lynn is always growing, maturing, learning, and stretching to reach new heights, and has taken her 1st original single and video, “Stronger” to studio, completed and ready for release in early 2016. The next two original singles are right behind it, so be looking for them!

 

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Texas Country Music Charts Recap!

December 7th, 2017

Our host Boston Chris recaps the 3 Country Music Charts in the state of Texas: The Texas Regional Radio Report, The Texas Music Pickers Spotify Chart & The CdX Traction Texas Chart for the first time! This will be the first of a weekly feature!

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Q&A With ETX ROCKS Host Boston Chris!

December 1st, 2017

In our very first ETX ROCKS Question and Answer, our host Boston Chris answers questions asked on social media!! We might make this a weekly show here on ETX ROCKS so if you a question for a future episode comment them below! Anything from podcast related, social media, current events, future or past guests, ask away!


The questions answered in this show are:

  • Who is Boston’s all time favorite band?
  • What local band or musician has had the most impact on Boston’s life?
  • If you could play any instrument what would it be?
  • What one song do you believe could change the world?
  • What inspired Boston to start ETX ROCKS?
  • What do we look for in the artists that might appear on the show?
  • What is the story behind your love for music?
  • What impact has music had on his life?
  • What is the next ETX ROCKS giveaway?
  • What are your goals for ETX ROCKS in 2018?
  • What is your favorite Christmas song?
  • What can people do to get more involved in ETX ROCKS?
  • What was the key ingredient in making ETX ROCKS a success?
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Rest in Peace Mel Tillis

November 23rd, 2017

Mel Tillis was one of the best songwriters Nashville has ever seen! Inducted into The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Grand Ol' Opy and The Country Music Hall of Fame, there will never be another quite like him! Having overcome obstacles his entire life, he is a true testament to perseverance! Thanks for listening to our host, Boston Chris, recount this legend's extraordinary career and life! Thank you for the music Mel Tillis!!

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ETX ROCKS Giveaways, Contests & Updates!!

November 22nd, 2017

We appreciate everyone listening so much that we have TONS of stuff to give away including free studio time for one lucky artist out there! Head over to our Facebook page to find out more at https://www.facebook.com/etxrocks.

 

We have also changed the look of our website here on Podbean and have added several tabs at the top to better acquaint our followers here with all our content! You will find an 'about' section with guest reviews included, links to every live music performance on our YouTube and links to all of our episodes in video format! 

 

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Have a safe Thanksgiving and we will see y'all for season 3 on December 11th! 

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Ep. 200: T. Graham Brown - Inside The Mind of the Legend! (Interview and Live Music)

November 16th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 200th edition of the show! This week, in our season 2 finale, we have a huge surprise for you! Our guest for this episode was born in Atlanta, GA in 1954. He has recorded 13 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts!! 8 of those songs reached top 10 status, and 3 reached the top of the charts! In 2014, his first gospel release “Forever Changed” garnered a Grammy Award nomination and included collaboration with music industry giants Leon Russell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Cropper, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Booth Brothers, Three Bridges, Jimmy Fortune, Sonya Isaacs, and Jason Crabb. Ladies & gentlemen it is a huge honor to talk with the one and only, Mr. T. Graham Brown on this show! Also included in this episode is a live, acoustic performance of "Wine Into Water" live from Mansion Studio!

 

(Courtesy of http://www.tgrahambrown.com/)

The inimitable T. Graham Brown began his musical journey in 1973 while attending the University of Georgia in his hometown of Athens. After moving to Nashville in 1982, the Grammy nominated, CMA Award, Diamond Addy Award for excellence in advertising, back to back Prism Award winning chart topper honed his skills as a songwriter after signing with EMI Publishing Company. At the same time, he began to sing songwriter's demos and the writers and producers began to hear the power and soul in his singing and his dynamic ability to interpret words and music through a perfectly pitched voice. The Nashville music business knew his was a talent to be reckoned with. Within two years of arriving in Music City, Capitol Records signed him to an exclusive recording contract and what would become a long list of albums that took country music by storm. He has also recorded for Warner Brothers and Sony and now has a recording relationship with Sony Red and a retail partnership with Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Simultaneously, he started a long and successful career singing advertising jingles, he was the "Face and Voice" of Taco Bell's wildly successful "Run for the Border" T.V. campaign for over four years. His wide range of vocal ability could also be heard on national music ads for McDonald's, Burger King, Hardee's, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, 7-up, Almond Joy, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ford, Dodge, Harrah's Casinos and dozens more.

He has hit the Billboard, Cash Box and Christian Music Charts 35 times with hits such as "I Tell It Like It Used to Be". the self-penned "Hell and High Water", and "Darlene." Also, he wrote the multiple award winning song, "Wine Into Water", which has been recordedover one hundred times by artists all over the world, most recently by country superstar Loretta Lynn on her latest critically acclaimed album, "Full Circle."

 

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Ep. 199: Mista Roe - Music Is My Divine Will! (Interview and Music)

November 13th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 199th episode of the show! In this episode our host Boston Chris and special co-host Exalt talk to Mista Roe! Recently on a chance meeting, Louise and I happened to come across an amazing recording artist from the city of Shreveport. His nickname is “The RnB King of Shreveport”, he has fans all over the world and he recently performed in New Mexico on the “Ladies Night Out” tour with nationally known recording artists H-Town, 112, Jon B & Hi-Five! His latest project has made huge buzz with it’s online debut, landing at #55 in the R&B top 100 iTunes chart. He is also part of the cast for a brand new television series on the AMC network called “The Fifth Ward”. We are very excited to introduce everyone out there to Mista Roe!

(Courtesy of http://www.mistaroe.com/)

Mista Roe is an incomparable singer/songwriter, actor, and CEO ofMista Roe Music Group, Inc.  As a recording artist, he is internationally known with fans in Germany, Japan, Canada, and the United States. He recently performed as a co-headliner on the “Ladies Night Out” tour in Albuquerque, NM with platinum recording artists, H-Town, 112, Jon B, and Hi-Five.

With hits like “Bees and Birds” and "Don't Matter" from his sophomore album entitled "The RnB King of Shreveport", he's sure to climb the charts.  His latest project and what many are calling “his best music to date,” made a huge buzz with it’s online debut, landing the #55 Spot in the R&B Top 100 on iTunes charts. He's worked with several reputable named producers, including Samuel "Knucklehead" Irving who was named "Producer of the year" at the 2014 BMI awards, and also a platinum plaque recipient for his work with August Alsina. He's collaborated with Emmanuel "Eman" Anene who is a platinum plaque holder and is accredited for his works with Stevie Wonder, Dondria, Daddy Yankee, and Slim of 112. Mista Roe is a musical extraordinaire on the rise.

 

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Ep. 198: Landry & Company - Driven By Music, God, Fishing…and Food! (Interview and Live Music)

November 9th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 198th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! This week we have a very special guest, they are a 3 piece family band that plays a mixture of blues, country and rock & roll! From Stonewall, LA, brothers Landry & Cardis along with dad Steve Wilkinson have been playing music for as long as they can remember. They have opened for big name acts like Jerrod Niemann, Stoney LaRue & The Josh Abbott Band and they thoroughly enjoy making friends along this journey called music! Ladies & Gentlemen, we are thrilled to introduce Landry & Company!!

(Courtesy of https://www.landryrocks.com/)

Landry & Company is a family band that consists of a father and his two sons.  Oldest son, Landry Wilkinson on guitar and vocals; little brother, Cardis Wilkinson on bass, vocals and keys; and dad, Steve Wilkinson on drums and vocals.  
     The band was named jokingly when older son, Landry would sit in with his dad's bands at a very young age.  The other band members would call it "Landry & Company".  When little brother Cardis started playing at the age of 6, he rapidly caught up with big brother and dad in talent.  By the time that little brother was 7 years old, the band was playing festivals and events throughout Louisiana, Texas, and even as far away as Florida, keeping the name Landry & Company.

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Ep. 197: Jack Barksdale - 10 Year Old Country Music Prodigy! (Interview and Live Music)

November 6th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 197th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host Louise Leone interviews a young country music prodigy from Weatherford, TX! Jack Barksdale was in East Texas for the Texas Country Music Awards and stopped in to chat about his music, his influences and how he got his love for classic, traditional country music! Jack shows off his incredible guitar chops in 2 songs including an original he wrote about his memories and emotions from his mom's battle with cancer! He also talks about his dream of playing with Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson someday!

(Courtesy of https://jackbarksdale.com/bio)
Less than a year ago, while on vacation with his family, Jack Barksdale stopped by the fabled Luckenbach, Texas for a tshirt. In a fortuitous twist of fate, Jack ended up playing in the nightly Luckenbach Picker's Circle. Though it was his first time to perform publicly, Jack had found his people and his path.  And his musical journey has been a whirlwind ever since. 
Jack Barksdale is a 10 year old singer/songwriter from Weatherford, Texas.  In less than a year Jack has already been fortunate to share the stage with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Verlon Thompson, Jason Eady, Wade Bowen and Courtney Patton. 
Jack plays guitar, slide guitar, mandolin and ukulele, but considers himself first and foremost a songwriter. 

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Ep. 196: Kayla Ray - The Queen of Melancholy! (Interview and Live Music)

November 2nd, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 196th episode of the show! If you like country music, and I mean REAL country music, then you will fall in love with our guest this week! She is a young singer/songwriter from Waco, TX who is not afraid of using the steel guitar, the fiddle and that country wail in her vocals. Listening to her music can take you back and make you think you’re listening to the female Hank Williams Sr! She got her start as the tour manager for Texas legend Jason Eady and later started performing with him and his band. In 2014 she released her first full length album titled “Love & Liquor” and in 2015 was named “Best New Female Vocalist of the Year” by The Texas Regional Radio Music Awards. She is undoubtedly a breath of fresh air for traditional country fans. Let me introduce everyone to Miss Kayla Ray for the first time on The ETX ROCKS Show!!

(Courtesy of http://kaylaraymusic.com/)

Kayla Ray is a young Texas Native who delivers country music with rawness and honesty.  Her music is polished by her feminine sass and bright smile. While she was raised solely by worldly experience and heartache, Kayla has had the incredible ability to overcome any circumstance. The fire this ability has built inside of her rings loud and clear in her genuine delivery of pure country music. She has surrounded herself with music from our past; growing up she poured over the work of country music giants such as: Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Willie Nelson. Although the influence of these artists is prominent in her strong delivery and original lyrics, she has developed a truly unique and captivating style that is all her own. She is very proud and “blessed” as she puts it, to have had the opportunities that she has had thus far in her music career.

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Ep. 195: Sean Berry - Taking His Own Path! (Interview and Live Music)

October 30th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 195th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host Boston Chris chats with Country artist Sean Berry from Gladewater, TX! Sean is a 23 year old singer/songwriter originally from Athens, GA with an absolutely incredible love story on how he came to be in Eastern Texas. After growing up literally on the road with 2 recording artists as parents, Sean cultivated his own unique set of influences to create his own sound! Now in East Texas, Sean is trying to build his own band and make a name for himself at venues all across the area! Tune in this week to hear 2 original songs from Sean Berry in the 195th edition of ETX ROCKS!

 

(Courtesy of https://seanberrycountry.com/)

Sean Berry was born and raised in the wonderfully eclectic music town of Athens, Georgia. Blessed to have parents who are professional recording artists, Sean began playing guitar and singing at an early age. His first band, The Berry Brothers, rocked Jr. High school dances and special events. It wasn't long before he moved on to play larger stages and venues in the Athens area. In 2013 Sean had the opportunity to move to Nashville, TN. It was in Nashville that he began to hone in on his skills as a songwriter, performing weekly at a songwriting venue called The Row

 

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Ep. 194: Hope Cassity - Sometimes Pain Is The Price That Living Brings! (Interview and Live Music)

October 26th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 194th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host visits with Atlanta, GA native Hope Cassity during her recent tour to Texas! They chat about her creativeness in creating a story in her songs, what exactly reaches her the most in a lyric and her unhealthy celebrity crush on Ryan Gosling! Tune in for this, 2 great songs and much, much more this week on the ETX ROCKS Show!

(Courtesy of https://hopecassitytours.com/)
It took courage, guts, and strength to brave the loss of her beloved father in late 2015. It was a bittersweet year for Hope Cassity, Nashville recording artist who has written countless songs about growing up with deeply southern roots, and haunting ballads about her father, who has always been her source of inspiration. The ball was swiftly rolling with her career, and her hard work gained her momentum while performing close to 200 dates a year including most of the major songwriter festivals in the Southeast. Cassity was featured on the cover of Regional Musician Magazine, earned two nominations for NCMA AWARDS (New Country Music Awards), took home the award for NCMA for Female Vocalist of The Year, and received unprecedented radio airplay for an independent artist. Her song “Closure” was the first songwriter cut recorded by the popular Indie Rock duo Penny Rae, and it became the single for their self-titled album. They subsequently recorded 5 more songs that Hope wrote or co-wrote on their follow up album “Two”. The videos for Cassity's songs the duo recorded aired on 40+TV networks nationwide alongside major label acts such as Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum.

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Ep. 193: Jackie Darlene - Keeping Her Head Above Water! (Interview and Live Music)

October 23rd, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 193rd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host Boston Chris checks in with Ft. Worth native Jackie Darlene! Jackie is the granddaughter of legendary songwriter Whitey Shafer, but she is also quickly creating notice for her own style of artistry while still honoring the rich, musical tradition embedded in her family. Jackie regales us with 2 incredible original tunes and shows us what makes her so unique in this incredible conversation!

(Courtesy of https://www.jackiedarlene.com/)
"Some artists sing only because they want to or because it is something cool or fun to gain attention.  It is a passing fad or hobby that they never fully dedicate themselves to.  There are other artists that write songs and sing them because they must.  It is not just a calling, it is a life they were destined to live.  These acts have something to say and an original way to say it.  Jackie Darlene is clearly and wholeheartedly in this latter category.  Growing up in a musical family (her grandfather is legendary songwriter Whitey Shafer), music is something that came natural to Jackie.

However, what makes her truly special is her passion, desire and work ethic.  Jackie is an old soul in a digital age.  She embraces the future and showcases the past. Her life hasn't always been idyllic and she draws from her world experiences to inform her writing.  Jackie has a knack for capturing the emotional rollercoaster of joy and pain that everyone faces in life and matches it with lyrics and melodies that belie her age.

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Ep. 192: Lauren Alexander - The Untamed Spirit of Lauren Alexander! (Interview and Live Music)

October 19th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 192nd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host chats with Lauren, Richie & Jazzy Jeff of The Lauren Alexander Band! Boston chats with Lauren and her band about her songwriting process, her absolutely incredible album "Smoke Signals" (YOU NEED TO GET THIS ALBUM!), her influences and how she achieves her unique vibe!! Watch closely to this episode and you could win a copy of "Smoke Signals", be the first to comment the one word Richie said in this episode and YOU WIN!! Lauren also gives us 2 samples of her vibe with original songs "Hit & Run" & "Say That You Want Me"

(Courtesy of https://www.laurenalexander.com/)
Texas native Lauren Alexander is a singer, songwriter, and producer with a knack for feel good beats and dig-down-deep lyrics.
 
Growing up with a healthy dose of twangy country blues and soul driving classic rock, Lauren has quickly established herself in Nashville's competitive music community, creating a sound that is unmistakably fresh. She blends bluesy melodies with a touch of western bohemian flair to create music that makes you want to groove.
 
“My goal” she says “Is to make music you can feel.”

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Ep. 191: King Richard - Sounds Like a Party! (Interview and Live Music)

October 16th, 2017

Thanks for checking out the 192nd  episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host chats with Richard Doredant AKA King Richard the front man from King Richard & The Bayou Boys! They chat about Richard's upbringing in New Orleans, what made him come to East Texas, his new album "Soul Stealer" and his love and passion for East Texas music and The Gladewater Museum! Tune in for a remarkable conversation and 2 great, acoustic songs from King Richard! Lastly, don't miss hearing the funniest game of 'What the Heck' ever!

 

(Courtesy of https://kingrichardthebayouboys.com/)

King Richard... is raising the bar for authentic American blues, and rock & roll music

his music blends Boogie, Blues, Rock and Roll,  and Southern Soul, 

Richard was born in New Orleans September 17, 1963, As a teenager, he played guitar in  local bands and soon spent a decade playing local clubs.

After evacuating New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Richard set out to bring the bayou sound to East Texas, made a new home in Tyler, Texas and Formed The Bayou Boys in 2010. . And he continues to be in demand wherever fans of ROCK & ROLL gather. It seems King Richard is now beginning to get some much deserved acclaim, working hard to spread the gospel of genuine American ROCK & ROLL!

 

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