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Songbirds and Troubadours #18 - Anthony Torrez and Terie Lei Moore

May 23rd, 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!

Anthony Torrez from Albuquerque, NM and Terie Lei Moore from Winona, TX are our featured songwriters this week!

In this episode Anthony & Terie play 5 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

 

Follow along with them below:

Anthony Torrez: https://www.facebook.com/bullridinhippie/

Terie Lei Moore: https://www.facebook.com/RoseQueenMusic/

 

Songs featured in this episode:

Anthony Torrez - William H. Bonney

Terie Lei Moore - Ashes

Anthony Torrez - Six String Outlaw

Terie Lei Moore - 1990

Anthony Torrez - Cut a Rug

Terie Lei Moore - No Reason Left to Stay

Anthony Torrez - For the First Time

Terie Lei Moore - Golden Girl

Anthony Torrez - Poor Man’s Poetry

Terie Lei Moore - White Pine Creek

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Ep. 253: Blane Howard - Ready, Set, Baby, Away We Go! (Includes “Promise to Love Her” and “Away We Go”)

May 21st, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 253rd episode of the ETX Rocks Show! With his roots in church and an education from Belmont University in Nashville under his belt, Today's guest hails from Hot Springs, AK and has been nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the Arkansas CMA’s.  Blane Howard’s style can best be described as modern traditional country, with influences such as Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Dierks Bentley and Eric Church. He has recently gained social media fame from the music video for his song, “Promise to Love Her" which has well over 6 million views! The same song reached #33 on the Music Row Chart. He released his first EP in 2013 and another in 2014.  In 2015 his full-length album titled “Away We Go" included several great singles. Blane has shared the stage with many greats, such as Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, the Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt and many others. It is a pleasure to present Mr. Blane Howard!

Check out Blane's website to purchase his music and follow his tour dates at https://blanehoward.com/

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Ep. 252: BLUEZ BOYZ - Playing What We Feel! (Includes “Sitting At The Bus Stop” and “Lost My Baby, Found The Blues”)

May 18th, 2018

Thank you for checking out the 252nd episode of The ETX Rocks Show! Today's guests come to you from Tyler, Texas, bringing five nominations for Blues Band of the Year with the ETX Music Awards. We are talking about the Bluez Boyz! With an authentic sound, Bobby Edwards, Ronnie Edwards, and Landon Green keep folks out of their seats and on the dance floor at every show! I'm pleased to introduce the Bluez Boyz!

(Courtesy of http://bluezboyz.com)

The Bluez Boyz ,with Bobby Edwards on guitar and lead vocals, Landon Green on drums and vocals and Ronnie Edwards on bass and vocals, can be seen almost every weekend all around East Texas . As of lately, they have even spread out to Dallas and Oklahoma. They play a wide variety of music with a lot of blues, classic rock, oldies and even a few country tunes. The band loves to invite other local musicians out, to occasionally sit in, so you never know what you may get at a Bluez Boyz show. If you are looking to go see an upbeat, fun an entertaining show by a group of very experienced musicians then these are the guys you need to see. Also if you are looking to book some clean cut and trustworthy guys to play at your next event then you need to contact them now. Thank you for stopping by our page and please click on the facebook link on our contact page and like us, follow us and keep up with the latest.

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Songbirds and Troubadours #17 - Joey Greer and Tyler Stokes

May 16th, 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!

Joey Greer from Orange, TX and Tyler Stokes from Eustace, TX are our featured songwriters this week!

In this episode Joey & Tyler play 5 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

 

Follow along with them below:

Joey Greer: https://www.jgreermusic.com/

Tyler Stokes: https://www.facebook.com/tystokesband/

 

Songs featured in this episode:

Joey Greer - Pour Me Something Strong

Tyler Stokes - Throw This Dog A Bone

Joey Greer - Mexican Getaway

Tyler Stokes - Turn This Wrong to Right

Joey Greer - Two Steps Away

Tyler Stokes - It Ain’t Right

Joey Greer - I Can’t Outrun The Thought of You

Tyler Stokes - Gambling Man

Joey Greer - Chug a Lug

Tyler Stokes - Til The Story Ends

DISCLAIMER: There is some mild adult language in this episode!

 

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Ep. 251: BlindPursuit - A Little Bit Different! (Includes “Thru With You” and “Love & War”)

May 14th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 251st episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Today we have a treat for you; we are bringing you County Line Magazine's ‘Best Local Band,’ Blindpursuit! With the recent release of their debut album “Offramp",  these guys have a sound that's a mix of rock, blues, soul, and a little bit of country. Composed of members Michael Paul, Katie Reed, John Reed, Craig Jones and Marc Mitchell, it is my pleasure to introduce Blindpursuit! On today’s show our host Boston Chris talks to this incredible band, share some stories and some laughs! BlindPursuit also plays 2 awesome, original songs live and unplugged from the ETX ROCKS living room!

Find out more about them at http://blindpursuit.com/

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DISCLAIMER: THERE IS SOME MILD ADULT LANGUAGE IN THIS EPISODE!

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The Ricky Lynn Gregg Show #2 - John Berry and Sean Berry

May 12th, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present this second episode of The Ricky Lynn Gregg Show! In this episode Boston Chris and Ricky discuss a mutual mentor and East Texas music icon Unkle Dallas Greenhorn, Ricky talks to his old friend and Platinum selling singer/songwriter John Berry about their days at Liberty/Capitol Records, John's music and advice about "Impact Songs" and John's amazing show "Stories and Songs", then Ricky talks to John's son Sean Berry about growing up in a musical family and about his debut album he is working on! Lastly Ricky asks Boston a few questions and answers a few fan questions!!

To help Sean Berry's CD Kickstarter click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/599810719/wildfire-1

To follow along with everything John Berry check out his website at http://www.johnberry.com/

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Ep. 250: Leslie Satcher and David Allen - I Write From The Top Down! (Includes “Who I Belong To” and “Troubadour”)

May 11th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 250th episode of the ETX Rocks Show! Today we have two incredible guests, each with their own outstanding career achievements, but to interview them separately would do their stories injustice.

Our first guest has played on stages across the US as well as Europe, Asia,  Africa and more, even taking the time to entertain deployed military personnel. In addition, he has landed acting and stunt roles in films, including a couple with Kenny Rogers and Jeff Bridges. Folks , I'm pleased to introduce you to David Allen! This man also wears many other hats, such as concert producer, bounty hunter, and manager for Leslie Satcher and the Electric Honey Badgers.

Speaking of Leslie Satcher, I couldn't possibly say enough in the time I have today.  She has written numerous hits such as “Troubadour” for George Strait and “When God fearing women get the blues “ for Martina McBride, as well as songs and co-writes for artists such as Willie Nelson,  Vince Gill, Cheryl Crow, Bonnie Rait and Ariana Grande. As well as a distinguished writer, Leslie Satcher has a voice that pulls at your heartstrings and is a very successful performer in her own right. Between songwriting workshops, sold-out live performances at places such as Joe Pub in New York  and the Bluebird Cafe and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and numerous charity events, Leslie Satcher’s accomplishments are only continuing to grow. It is such an honor to introduce Leslie Satcher!

Purchase Leslie's critically acclaimed new album "Two Days in Muscle Shoals" here: https://itunes.apple.com/mz/album/2-days-in-muscle-shoals/1353021646

Find out everything you need to know about Leslie at her website here: http://lesliesatcher.com/

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Songbirds and Troubadours #16 - Mike Freiley and King Richard

May 9th, 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!

Mike Freiley from Dallas, TX and King Richard from Gladewater, TX are our featured songwriters this week!

In this episode Mike & Richard play 5 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

 

Songs featured in this episode:

Mike Freiley - My Door

King Richard - Johnson County Line

Mike Freiley - Friend

King Richard - Beer Bottle Blues

Mike Freiley - Front Yard Drinking

King Richard - The Enemy Within

Mike Freiley - Crazy Thing

King Richard - The Same Thing

Mike Freiley - Dog In The Rain

King Richard - Might As Well

DISCLAIMER: There is some mild adult language in this episode!

 

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Ep. 249: Jade Marie Patek - Continuing and Creating Her Legacy! (Includes “Drive” and “Fly Bird”)

May 7th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 249th episode of the ETX Rocks Show! From early childhood, Jade Marie Patek was fascinated with music, a major reason being the influence of her grandfather Joe Patek,whose polka band sold a million albums. This Texas Regional Radio Music Award nominee for 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year has developed a style of music that's part Americana, part soul, and all her own. Her most recent single, “Drive,” earned a nomination for Texas Music Picker’s Song of the Year. From Round Rock, Texas, Jade Marie Patek!

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

Jade Marie Patek comes from a rich musical lineage as the granddaughter of polka legend, Joe Patek, who delighted crowds at dancehalls for decades with his Orchestra. Using her polka roots as inspiration, Jade began writing her own music and performing it live a few years back.  Her original music is purely Texan and definitely original.  The songs are fueled by life experiences, life lessons and a whole lot of heart and soul.

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Ep. 248: Tap Dead Sinner - It Starts With a Riff! (Includes “Adrenaline” and “Voodoo”)

May 4th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 248th episode of the Etx Rocks Show! I'm your host Boston Chris. Today we are bringing you one of the most popular bands from the Shreveport metal scene, Tap Dead Sinner. Even with full-time jobs and busy lives outside of music, their passion shows through on stage at every performance. We are excited to feature Tap Dead Sinner with a great conversation and 2 original songs!

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Ep. 247: Jonathan Terrell - A Weird Mix of Thirds! (Includes “Little Bird” and “Big City Blues”)

April 30th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 247th episode of the ETX Rocks Show. Today we are in Tyler, Texas to talk to a very special guest. Known across the nation and beyond for digging his heels in and keeping his own original sound in the sellout age of country music, Jonathan Terrell brings an eclectic feel to rootsy country, with no skinny jeans in sight! With his third full-length album in the works, Jonathan Terrell is destined to change the landscape of modern country music with a minimalist attitude.

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

While on a run of solo shows in England this past summer with a couple of days off in Nottingham, Jonathan and Tony were introduced by a mutual friend which led to an invite and opportunity to spend some time in studio together. Sitting around talking tunes, old guitars and favorite bands they found that they both loved Mazzy Star, particularly the breakout song from 1994, Fade Into You. They quickly decided to start tracking it out with a couple session players and worked in a short amount of time to lay down vocals and Tony’s beautiful slide parts, the remainder of the song was completed at Cacophony Recorders Studio with Jonathan’s band.

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Ep. 246: Simone Nicole - Creating Melancholia! (Includes “I Got You” and “Golden Ticket”)

April 27th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 246th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! For this show we head back to the talent rich metropolis of Ft. Worth, TX and one of our favorite singer/songwriters anywhere! Simone Nicole embodies the art of songwriting, if emitting emotion is the goal! Whether it’s happy or sad you want to feel, Simone has you covered, Listen to her self titled album and prepare to take a journey where no genre is needed! So sit back and enjoy this great conversation with Simone along with a couple original songs that’ll knock you out!

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

Twenty-first century composer Klaus Schulze once said, "The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional." The stirring, soulful voice of Dallas/Fort Worth independent singer and songwriter Simone Nicole moves beyond "happy" or "sad" and illuminates a broad range of emotion for her listeners.

Simone first found her voice singing with her parents at an early age. She learned to play the drums and formed her first band in 2004. As she grew, so did her interest in music, especially singing and songwriting. A self-taught guitarist, Simone started playing open mic nights in 2008 and quickly expanded to performing along side other local artists regularly at coffee houses, restaurants, bars, country clubs, and house parties. 

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Songbirds and Troubadours #15 - Raven Hunter and Travis Christian

April 25th, 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!

Raven Hunter from Tyler, TX and Travis Christian from Marshall, TX are our featured songwriters this week!

In this episode Raven & Travis play 7 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

 

Songs featured in this episode:

Raven Hunter - Cigarettes

Travis Christian - Thinking About Yesterdays

Raven Hunter - Sheets

Travis Christian - Cold & Bare

Raven Hunter - Sorry I’m Not Sorry

Travis Christian - Here I Go

Raven Hunter - Medication

Travis Christian - Stay Strong

Raven Hunter - Pretty Girl

Travis Christian - For The First Time In A Long Time

Raven Hunter - Infidelity

Travis Christian - Slow Down

Raven Hunter - Bye

Travis Christian - Helpless

 

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Catching Up With Young Texas Country Star Tanner Sparks!

April 24th, 2018

Today on The ETX ROCKS Show, we welcome back our guest from Episode 173, Tanner Sparks! Tanner is blowing up right now with his top 50 single "You Should Probably Leave", the huge news of signing with Nash Records and an EP on the horizon! Tune in today as our host Boston Chris talks with Tanner and his lead guitarist about all things Tanner Sparks, they play "What The Heck" and play two great original songs, including their next single "Good Intentions"!

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Ep. 245: Kenna Danielle - Music Was Not A Phase! (Includes “A Cross” and “Play With Lightning”)

April 23rd, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 245th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest today hails from Conroe, TX, she has one of the most soulful voices within the Texas music scene! Kenna Danielle will not only pull you in with her vocals but just take a listen to the lyrics flowing from her pen and you’ll be doubly impressed! Although still a young performer, she has hit success with the #2 hit in Texas by Jerrett Zoch called “Sippin’ On Shine” as well as a hugely popular song called “A Cross” which she co-wrote with Bri Bagwell! Her debut EP called “Like A Tumbleweed” will leave you breathless! Now with the release of her second single on the horizon in May we are proud to welcome Kenna to the show for the first time!

(Courtesy of http://kennadanielle.com)

Heralding from the eclectic city of Conroe, Texas, Kenna Danielle is poised and ready to make her mark on the country music scene. Her sound fuses blues, soul and down-home country, creating a delivery that is uniquely her own. Kenna Danielle wows crowds with sultry vocals and musical genius on both the guitar and harmonica. The singer-songwriter’s insightful storytelling is showcased in songs like Red, White and Blue and Between the Bottle and the Bible.

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Ep. 244: Drew Fish - Livin’ For The Weekend! (Includes “Sounds Like A Plan” and “Flood”)

April 20th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 244th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest today had two heavyweights in the Texas scene encouraging him to become a performer! When Texas legends Cory Morrow and grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines say you should get a band together, you listen! Since then The Drew Fish Band has been playing every venue imaginable and shaping the Texas Country Charts with old school, melodic Country music! Now riding the success of his brand new top 50 hit “Flood”, Drew continues to rise ever upward! If his latest EP “Treat You Right” isn’t a part of your go to playlist then you haven’t heard it yet, it’s the true definition of a sing along album, every song designed to make you move or make you think! Today we are excited to have Drew Fish on The ETX ROCKS Show!!

(Courtesy of http://drewfish.com/)

From the minute Cory Morrow pulled Drew up on the legendary Gruene Hall stage to play in front of a sold out crowd, Drew knew he was born to play music. Drew’s early piano training and devotion to song writing touched off his perfect musical storm. Soon after Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines and Texas Country staple Cory Morrow encouraged Drew to put a band together, the newly formed Drew Fish Band was shaking the Austin music scene. Since then, the DFB has performed energy-filled live shows all over the Lone Star State in renowned venues including The Rustic in Dallas, Blue Light in Lubbock, Coupland Hall in Coupland, City Limits in Stephenville, Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches and Stubb’s when they return home. You can also catch them performing as guests on stage with friends Reckless Kelly and Curtis Grimes.

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Songbirds and Troubadours #14 - David Allen and Shannon Baker

April 18th, 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!

David Allen from Reklaw, TX and Shannon Baker from Big Sandy, TX are our featured songwriters this week!

In this episode David & Shannon play 5 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

 

Songs featured in this episode:

David Allen - Pieces Of Our Life

Shannon Baker - I’ve Seen Texas

David Allen - While You Were Sleeping

Shannon Baker - For The Love Of My Woman

David Allen - Ain’t Makin’ It Out Alive

Shannon Baker - Things Aren’t All That Bad

David Allen - Kamikaze

Shannon Baker - I Do

David Allen - I’ll Race You

Shannon Baker - He’s My Dad

 

DISCLAIMER: THERE IS SOME MILD ADULT LANGUAGE IN THIS EPISODE!

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Ep. 243: Drew Moreland - The Songs Couldn’t Go Unsung! (Includes “Road Stoned” and “You Call It Texas”)

April 16th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 243rd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! With his band Neon Hustle, our guest today is one of the hardest working touring artists in the state Texas with over 250 shows in 2017 alone! With only a couple of years under his belt in the music business, Drew Moreland has already made his mark in the Texas scene with the release of his debut EP in April 2017 called “Bench Seat Revival”! Now he has released the title track from that cd as a single and after only a short four weeks on the chart it is already impacting the top 70, coming in at #68 this week! We are excited to have Drew Moreland on the show for the first time!

 

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

Born on January 12th, 1984 in San Antonio, TX, Drew Moreland was raised in a city with many converging cultures. Despite growing up in what is now the 7th largest city in the United States, Drew's life was grounded by his parents who both came from a small farming community. From an early age, he enjoyed listening to music and playing it came naturally. Drew currently resides in Marion, TX

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The Ricky Lynn Gregg Show #1 With Jeannie C. Riley!

April 14th, 2018

The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present this first episode of The Ricky Lynn Gregg Show! In this episode Boston Chris and Ricky discuss Ricky's days in the late 1970's with the Fort Worth band Savvy, Ricky talks to his long time friend Jeannie C. Riley about spirituality, her iconic song "Harper Valley PTA" and the story about the day she first recorded that song! Lastly Ricky answers a few fan questions!!

 

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Ep. 242: Darbi Shaun - Comfortable In Her Own Skin! (Includes “Boy In A Ballcap” and “4AM”)

April 13th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 242nd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest today has burst onto the Texas music scene with an incredible video for her song “Stars” which deals with the topic of suicide and mental health, two topics which are passionate for her, and the release of her debut single “Boy In A Ballcap” to Texas Radio which comes in at #92 on this week’s Texas radio charts! Darbi Shaun has a unique voice and an incredibly powerful pen. As one of the youngest artists in the Texas Country Music scene, she definitely has a bright future in front of her!! We are excited to introduce everyone out there to Darbi Shaun!

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

There are some voices that just cause people to stop and take notice. Darbi Shaun's unique tone and emotion does just that. Matt Davis, the GM of Main Street Crossing, said, "Darbi is a wonderful talent. If you have the chance to hear her in a song, it will be an experience for your ears that you will not soon forget. Polished beyond her years, this young performer has a bright future ahead."

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Ep. 241: Whisperin’ Bill Anderson - Enjoy The Moment! (Interview)

April 12th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 241st episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest today has a big show Coming to Tyler, TX on April 20th at Liberty Hall! He is easily one of the most prolific songwriters of any genre and any generation! With songs like “City Lights” “Still”, “Po’ Folks”, “Tips of My Fingers”, “Whiskey Lullaby” and “A Lot of Things Different” in his repertoire, “Whisperin” Bill Anderson has been writing songs since the late 1950’s. He is a member of The Grand Ol’ Opry since 1961, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and will be inducted this year in The Songwriters’ Hall of Fame! In this episode our producer Louise Leone talks with the icon about his career, his upcoming show in Tyler and much more! At the beginning of this show Bill mentions 3 Texas tour dates, the actual concerts are April 19th at The Corsicana Palace in Corsicana, April 20th at Liberty Hall in Tyler, and April 21st at Arlington Music Hall in Arlington! Don’t miss Bill Anderson on ETX ROCKS!

(Courtesy of http://billanderson.com/wired/)

Bill Anderson was born in Columbia, South Carolina, but spent most of his growing-up years around Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, having worked his way through college as a disc jockey on nearby radio stations. It was while he was still in school that he began performing and writing songs. At the age of nineteen, he composed the country classic, “City Lights,” and began rapidly carving his place in musical history.

He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, secured a recording contract with Decca Records, and began turning out hit after hit with songs like “Po’Folks,” “Mama Sang A Song,” “The Tips Of My Fingers,” “8X10,” and the unforgettable country and pop smash, “Still.” His compositions were recorded by such diverse musical talents as Ray Price, Porter Wagoner, James Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Ivory Joe Hunter, Kitty Wells, Faron Young, Lawrence Welk, Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Walter Brennan and many others.

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Songbirds and Troubadours #13 - Heidi Lirette and Miles Williams

April 11th, 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!

Heidi Lirette from Webster, TX and Miles Williams from Stillwater, OK are our featured songwriters this week!

In this episode Heidi & Miles play 6 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

Follow each of these artists on their websites:

Heidi Lirette: http://heidilirette.com/

Miles Williams: http://www.mileswilliamsofficial.com/

Songs featured in this episode:

Heidi Lirette - Happily Ever After

Miles Williams - Make You Mine

Heidi Lirette - Bluebirds

Miles Williams - I Don’t Love You Anymore

Heidi Lirette - The Better Life

Miles Williams - Teasin’ Me

Heidi Lirette - Bulletproof

Miles Williams - What Else Do You Want Me To Be

Heidi Lirette - Teargas

Miles Williams - Your Side of Town

Heidi Lirette - Make It Or Break It

Miles Williams - Louisiana Buoy

DISCLAIMER: THERE IS SOME MILD ADULT LANGUAGE IN THIS EPISODE!

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Ep 240: Cami Maki - Everyone Has Their Own Brand of Crazy! (Includes “Bless Your Heart” and “Crazy”)

April 9th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 240th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Today we talk with one of the most underrated songwriters in the entire state of Texas. Hailing from Ft. Worth, TX, Cami Maki has one of the purest and most powerful voices I have ever heard, couple that with an adept habit of writing poignant, edge of your seat songs that are emotional and inviting and you have the whole package! We are excited to welcome Cami to the show for the first time!!

 

To follow along with Cami and all she has going on go to http://camimaki.com/

For help with Mental Health issues and for awareness go to https://www.nami.org/

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Ep. 239: Saints Eleven - Cooler Than The Other Side of the Pillow! (Includes “For Those That Came” and “Strange Round Here”)

April 6th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 239th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Texas Country music is a melting pot of so many styles of music including country, rock, bluegrass, blues, soul & americana! Saints Eleven is a combination of all of the above and much more! With a multitude of styles Saints Eleven has inhabited the Texas country charts for many years! Jeff Grossman, the frontman and co-founder of the band has transitioned into a phenomenal songwriter over the years and we are thrilled to pick his brain today on The ETX ROCKS Show!

Check out Saints Eleven at https://saintseleven.com/

Purchase the new album "Coming Back Around" at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/saintseleven2

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Songbirds and Troubadours #12 - Mason Marek and Reed Barton

April 4th, 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!

Mason Marek from New Ulm, TX and Reed Barton from Burleson, TX are our featured songwriters this week!

In this episode Mason & Reed play 5 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!

Songs featured in this episode:

Mason Marek - Lightning Strikes Twice

Reed Barton - Spotlight

Mason Marek - I’m All Yours

Reed Barton - All The Money In The World

Mason Marek - Take My Advice

Reed Barton - Dancing With The Devil

Mason Marek - Beauty Queen

Reed Barton - Young Guitar Man

Mason Marek - Drifter

Reed Barton - Pancho

DISCLAIMER: THERE IS SOME MILD ADULT LANGUAGE IN THIS EPISODE!

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Ep. 238: Brent Giddens - Elvis Saved My Life! (Includes “Why I’m Single” and “Happy Place”)

April 2nd, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 238th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Today’s guest hails from Cleveland, OK and got his start about 7 years ago as an Elvis Tribute Artist. With a wide range of influences and styles, his songwriting has won him multiple awards within the state of Texas. Brent Giddens is a single father of 2 girls who has a wealth of life experiences he uses within his writing. The recent release of his CD “The Red Dirt Blues” and the debut single off this record “Why I’m Single” show Brent as a driving force in the Texas scene! We are excited to welcome Brent Giddens to The ETX ROCKS Show for the first time!

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

Brent Giddens has always had a passion for music: instrumentally and vocally. From the age of six, Brent was singing John Denver, Kenny Rogers, to Glen Campbell. In addition to vocals, Brent has played a wide range of instruments including the guitar and harmonica. With the diversity of instrument experience, this gives Brent a wide range of styles and patterns to pull from while writing, performing, and composing songs.

Song Writing: Passion and creativity is what drives him to compose and write.

Taken from his strong Midwestern values, and life experiences, Brent has taken the good with the bad. Single father, with two daughters, he expects to be writing several songs about love, family, and a lot of emotion. Brent enjoys writing creative lyrics that have a simple cadence. Moreover, turning a negative quality or situation into a comical play on words is also a goal for Brent. The country music listener has always accepted this notion with open arms.

To purchase the new album "Red Dirt Blues" go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/red-dirt-blues/1323980598

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Ep. 237: Joe Savage - A Breath of Fresh Air! (Includes “Mouth Shut Eyes Wide” and “Tiger In The Room”)

March 30th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 237th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest this week is a major reason why our host Boston Chris wants to live closer to Ft. Worth. Joe Savage is a breath of fresh air for those out there who do not tune into mainstream radio, because everything is overproduced and everything is repetitive. Joe Savage is anything but repetitive. If you’re a fan of traditional sounding country music, then Joe Savage is your cup of tea! He brings those old sounds to new songs in a way that will blow your mind. We are excited to welcome Joe Savage to the show for the first time!

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Songbirds and Troubadours #11 - Douglas Jay Boyd & Ian Power

March 28th, 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!
Douglas Jay Boyd from Tyler, TX and Ian Power from Tyler, TX are our featured songwriters this week!
In this episode Douglas and Ian play 5 of their original songs and ask each other a couple questions about their craft!
Songs featured in this episode:

Douglas Jay Boyd - Labels
Ian Power - Believe Me
Douglas Jay Boyd - Treasure
Ian Power - Solemn Hearts
Douglas Jay Boyd - Be Here Now
Ian Power - He Sees
Douglas Jay Boyd - My Baby
Ian Power - 10,000 Years
Douglas Jay Boyd - The Answer
Ian Power - Oh Mama

DISCLAIMER: THERE IS SOME MILD ADULT LANGUAGE IN THIS EPISODE!

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Ep. 236: Eley Buck Davis - Tough Guys Have Emotions Too! (Includes “Girl In A Song” and “My Ticket Out”)

March 26th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 236th episode of the ETX ROCKS SHOW! Today’s guest hails from Beckville, TX. With an authentic Texas/ Red Dirt sound, it’s no wonder his debut album, “Ain’t the Same” reached #1 on iTunes Alternative Country charts. His latest EP “Hills Lake Road” released in February and shows the same promise to reach the top. I’m proud to introduce Eley Buck Davis!

To purchase Eley's music go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/eley-buck-davis/1196003683

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Catching Up With Eli Tidmore! (Includes “Reminder” and “LA Freeway”)

March 24th, 2018

Recently we caught up with the indie rock/pop artist Eli Tidmore! Eli talks with us about his debut album release from November called "Chameleon" and plays a couple of songs, including one from the album!! Make sure you check out our first episode with Eli which is #114!

 

Buy a copy of the new album "Chameleon" at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chameleon/1338619524

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Ep. 235: Donny Hart - Filling The Void In His Soul! (Includes “El Cabron” and “Ride”)

March 23rd, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 235th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! From his beginning as original lead singer for the iconic Texas Metal band Pantera to his current gig with the 2017 ETX Rock Band of the Year Alan Fox Band, Donny Hart’s musical style has changed but his prowess has become legend. He has become a mentor to many aspiring artists along the way, and he has been an integral part of the Texas Rock & Roll scene for over 3 decades. Donny is not only a fantastic musician and eminent front man but he is also a very humble and kind person! In this episode not only do we talk to Donny but we will also feature 2 amazing live videos of Donny and the rest of the guys in AFB!

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

Donny has been a singer / songwriter of renown for over 30 years in Texas. 
Born in October, 1963, he was playing guitar by the age of 9, and soon 
thereafter began writing his own rock, blues, and contemporary compositions. 
Donny’s first band (in 1980) also featured neighborhood friends Terry Glaze 
and Tommy Bradford, and, after meeting a young Vince and Darrel Abbott, soon 
morphed into the first incarnation of the Grammy Award nominated heavy metal 
band Pantera. After leaving Pantera in 1981, Donny joined Dallas / Ft. Worth 
heavy metal pioneers Boss Tweed, and toured the U.S. almost nonstop for the 
next several years. In 1986, Donny formed the band Assassin, who enjoyed 
regional support from radio stations such as Z-Rock and Q102 for their 
self-titled debut album. In 1994, Donny moved to the East Texas region 
and was recruited into the band U.S Lords, and played with guitarist 
Donnie Pendleton for the first time. The band enjoyed regional success, 
playing numerous festivals and high profile gigs with bands as diverse 
as The Flies, The Animals (featuring Eric Burden), and Quiet Riot. After 
moving back to Dallas in 2002, Donny concentrated his efforts on writing 
music, and collaborating with other local music projects. When The Alan Fox Band 
offered him a spot in 2011, Donny jumped at the opportunity, where he is 
currently lead singer and front man. The Alan Fox Band is currently working 
on the follow up to their first album, "JuJu Ear Rub".
Donny Hart joined AFB Nov. 2011

To purchase "Coal Black Sky" or Alan Fox Band merchandise go to http://www.mesquitestrecords.com/

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Songbirds and Troubadours #10 - Brandon Nichols and Jessica Alyce

March 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!

Brandon Nichols from Longview, TX and Jessica Alyce from Shreveport, LA are our featured songwriters this week!

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

Songs featured in this episode:

 

  • Brandon Nichols - Need My Help
  • Jessica Alyce - Wait For Your Love
  • Brandon Nichols - One Day At A Time
  • Jessica Alyce - Relapse, Refrain
  • Brandon Nichols - Go Fast
  • Jessica Alyce - You’ll Get Tired
  • Brandon Nichols - All I Know
  • Jessica Alyce - Retrostasis
  • Brandon Nichols - Ballad of the Battered Woman
  • Jessica Alyce - Broken Down Town
  • Brandon Nichols - Full of Love
  • Jessica Alyce - The Blue and Black Spin 

 

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Ep. 234: Adrian Johnston - Raised On G.R.I.T’s and Bling! (Includes “Rather Have You” and “Tear It Down”)

March 19th, 2018

Thanks for checking out episode #234 of The ETX Rocks Show! We are excited to introduce today’s guest. Since her debut self-titled EP in 2014 that made the iTunes Top 200 for Country albums, she has taken Texas radio by storm. She made history winning the Ranch Factor 2017 competition that was sponsored by 95.9 fm The Ranch in Ft. Worth, as the first female artist to do so.   With multiple charting singles throughout her career, she is also well-known for creating the Girls Raised in Texas Tour, also known as GRITs, which is an all-female acoustic tour with artists such as Sarah Hobbs, Kensie Coppin, The Rankin Twins, and several other notable women in Texas Country. Her current single, Damn I Want a Love Like That, featuring Jordan Isaac, is destined for chart-topping success! Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to introduce Adrian Johnston!

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

Adrian Johnston, Dallas native and fourth generation Texan, is paying close attention to the passage of time these days. Whether she’s quickly touring the state on a whirlwind of gigs or radio stops, or pausing long enough to revel in her family’s deep Texas roots (her great grandfather was a cotton farmer in west Texas and a baseball player who played against Babe Ruth!), she fully realizes that time seems to stand still while rushing past you simultaneously. Seeing that the time is now to make a mark in the Texas Country Music scene, Johnston has spent the last several years winning over fans and industry with her southern drawl and charming them with resounding vocals by bringing a bold voice that is unmatched in today’s country music. And it’s paid off as she recently became the first female to win the Ranch Factor 2017 competition put on by 95.9 The Ranch in Fort Worth!

To purchase the brand new EP "It Takes Time" click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/it-takes-time-ep/1253719404

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Ep. 233: Mandi Powell - Painting Herself Out of Corners! (Includes “Fly Away” and “Afflicted”)

March 16th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 233rd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! One of the hardest things to do in the music business is to write commercially appealing songs while also keeping an honest approach to your craft as a songwriter. Mandi Powell has managed to find a way to do just that. With many different influences this San Felipe, TX native is the pure definition of what a songwriter should be. Someone who takes from the environment around her and transforms it into art! This week on The ETX ROCKS Show we are really excited to introduce everyone out there to Mandi Powell!!

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

Through adversity, foundational transformations often occur. In many instances these changes are not often seen to the naked eye. But in some, they can be heard. Mandi Powell’s debut in Texas Music came with “Canvas”, a songwriter’s album with every ounce of emotion worn on the heart sleeve, which the album artwork complements. “Canvas” was also given the RFT Album spotlight soon after it’s release in 2012. Three years later and with much anticipation, Ms. Powell has raised the bar with “Fly Away”. Recorded at Stormy Cooper Studios in Houston, this 10-track album showcases Powell’s vocal ability that is only matched by her diverse and well-groomed songwriting. It is apparent that she has found the secret ingredient of blending an artistic approach to commercially appealing melodies. Through the honesty of her lyrics, one could imagine the hardships and heartbreak seen during this young artist’s life, as well as her determination. Through all this, the foundational changes that have occurred in those three years shows us only one thing: the best is yet to come.

To purchase Mandi's music check out these links:

"Fly Away" Album: https://itunes.apple.com/bz/album/fly-away/id1019968861

"Canvas" Album: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mandipowell

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Ep. 232: The Powell Brothers - A Day By Day Evolution! (Includes “No More” and “Coming Home”)

March 12th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 232nd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guests this week are both from Houston, TX and classically trained in music at Berklee College in Boston! With influences ranging from blues and jazz to rock & roll and metal, these guys found their niche with a unique brand of Texas country/americana that is taking the state and the country by storm! 2017 changed things for The Powell Brothers though as Hurricane Harvey destroyed their house, their studio and they lost the entire project for their debut album. With perseverance and a dogged never give up attitude, the brothers are mostly back on track and looking to release their debut record this summer and I for one can NOT wait! This week on ETX ROCKS we introduce everyone to Blake and Taylor, The Powell Brothers!

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

The Powell Brothers are Country/Americana recording artists from Houston, Texas. 

Fronted by brothers Taylor Powell (lead vocals) and Blake Powell (lead guitar), the band is currently promoting their latest single, “Coming Home”, released to radio on November 10th.  “Coming Home” is only the first in a long line of new music to come, as the band is currently working on their first full-length album (‘On My Mind’) to be released in the Summer of 2018. 

When asked about the band’s explosive growth and what the future holds, Taylor Powell explained “It all boils down to this; good songs and good people.  We are committed to the craft of songwriting. Our goal is to make every song and CD better than the last, and to surround ourselves with the best people.” Blake Powell echoes his brother’s thoughts and adds, “As we grow, we want to make sure we deliver music and performances worthy of the love and support we are so blessed to receive."

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Ep. 231: Reid Farris - Bringing That Ft. Worth Sound! (Includes “Muddy Water” and “Heartbreak Coming On”)

March 9th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 231st episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest for this show was born and raised just north of the Forth Worth Stockyards but also has ties to the San Marcos/Austin area as well as East Texas. Bursting onto the Texas Red Dirt Country scene in 2017 with his debut single “Don’t Want to Want You”, don’t let this baby faced crooner fool you! His music is a melodic blend of country and rock that has been mixed thoroughly with Texas grit! Reid Farris is a young singer/songwriter who knows how to convey real honest emotion into lyric and melody and we are excited to talk to him today for the first time on ETX ROCKS!

(Courtesy of http://reidfarris.com/about/)

Born and raised just north of the Fort Worth stockyards, Reid Farris has always had country music running through his veins. It wasn’t until Reid moved off to San Marcos that he joined up with a few fellow Bobcats and began making a name for himself playing in bars from the San Marcos Square to the world-famous 6th Street in Austin. With powerful and truthful lyrics combined with smooth and versatile vocals Reid Farris is newcomer on the rise.

After playing with names like Zane Williams and Deryl Dodd, Reid has recently come back to the metroplex and is breaking through in the Fort Worth music scene collaborating with artists like the Brandon Steadman, Skylar Payne, and Ricky Russell. Currently working on his debut album, Reid Farris is here to stay and the future looks bright for this red dirt newcomer.

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Songbirds and Troubadours #9 - Nick Sterling and Justin Merritt

March 7th, 2018

This episode is dedicated to Veterans everywhere and to The Lone Survivor Foundation who specialize in helping veterans and their families transition to civilian life! To support the Lone Survivor Foundation please go to http://www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org/

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!

Nick Sterling from Salado, TX and Justin Merritt from Many, LA are our featured songwriters this week follow them at the links below:

Nick Sterling: https://nicksterlingmusic.com/

Justin Merritt: https://www.facebook.com/TheJustinMerrittBand/

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

Songs featured in this episode:

 

  • Justin Merritt - Why You Looking So Fine
  • Nick Sterling - Clear The Path
  • Justin Merritt - The Long Way
  • Nick Sterling - Texas Moonlight
  • Justin Merritt - I Might Get Drunk
  • Nick Sterling - Blood In The Water
  • Justin Merritt - All In Due Time
  • Nick Sterling - Simple
  • Justin Merritt - Sure Don’t Make Them Like That No More
  • Nick Sterling - Stand Your Ground
  • Justin Merritt - Play On
  • Nick Sterling - Just Getting Started

 

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Ep. 230: Robert Ray - A Fresh Take On Traditional! (Includes “Drunk Enough” and “Two Stepping At A Time”)

March 5th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 230th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host Boston Chris joins special guest co-host Becky Terrell from Becky's Karaoke Krazy to talk to one of the rising stars in the Texas Country Music Scene! Robert Ray is an Alice, TX native who brings a fresh style and sound to the old time country songs that he loved growing up! With a multitude of influences and a unique way to his writing craft! Robert also plays his top 50 Texas hit "Drunk Enough" and another great original song on this episode!

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

Robert Ray is an aspiring Texas Country Artist & Songwriter born and raised in the heart of South Texas, namely Alice, TX. He is currently working on numerous production projects and anxiously looking forward to future albums written from the heart. In creating the 'Dream of You' EP Album and newly released 'Run Away With You' Album, he wanted to stay true to his traditional country influence, as well as the incorporation of today's Texas Country sound.

Each song was hand-tailored to express its own individual mood and vibe. He is hoping the variety of songs will appeal to all genres alike. Although, each one happens to be his own personal favorite, he hopes you enjoy them as much as he enjoyed writing and singing them for you!

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Ep. 229: Kaleb McIntire - True Country With a Rattlesnake Bite! (Includes “Redneck In All of Us” and “Plano, Texas”)

March 2nd, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 229th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! With experiences in Nashville, Texas and even Europe our guest in this episode is no stranger to hard times and “Scars”. With influences that range from Elvis to Strait and all the way to the Outlaw movement in Country Music, Kaleb McIntire has taken an interesting road to achieving success with his music. That road has been filled with roadblocks and changes in life choices along the way, including not giving up on the music he truly believes in! With help from guitarist Bryant Hunter and producer Heath Owen (Son of legendary Alabama frontman Randy Owen), Kaleb McIntire is blazing a trail in Texas and beyond with his unique sound! We are extremely excited to introduce y’all to Kaleb McIntire for the first time on the show!

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

Landing hard after the success of his 2012 album SCARS, Kaleb fielded offers from several major labels. Unwilling to give up his vision for what his next record should be, he turned down offers and set out to blaze his own path in the country music business. To do so he had to step back, take time to develop his sound, and find the perfect team to bring his vision to reality. It wouldn’t be a quick process. It would take two years.

Teaming up with Texas guitarist Bryant Hunter the two started writing new music and developing a sound that was brand new and hauntingly familiar at the same time.

Purchase "In These Shadows" at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kalebmcintire4

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Songbirds and Troubadours #8 - Rob Redwine and Dan Johnson

February 28th, 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!

Rob Redwine from Ft. Worth, TX and Dan Johnson from Ft. Worth, TX are our featured songwriters this week follow them at the links below:

Rob Redwine: https://robredwinemusic.com/

Dan Johnson: https://www.danjohnsonmusic.us/

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

Songs featured in this episode:

 

  • Dan Johnson - The Favor
  • Rob Redwine - 34 And Life Before
  • Dan Johnson - Along The Way
  • Rob Redwine - Won’t Let Go
  • Dan Johnson - The Louisiana Rain
  • Rob Redwine - Lump In My Throat
  • Dan Johnson - The Golden Heart
  • Rob Redwine - Veteran’s Day
  • Dan Johnson - Tom Waits For Noone
  • Rob Redwine - Dylan And The Devil
  • Dan Johnson - Hemingway
  • Rob Redwine - One Bullet Left

 

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Ep. 228: Kolby Cooper - Kolby With A K! (Includes “Every Single Kiss” and “Forget About You”)

February 26th, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 228th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! From the young to the old and from all over Texas and beyond, we have been blessed to talk to artists of all types and genres over the years of doing this show! Today we talk with Kolby Cooper and his band the Relentless who are young artists just out of high school from the Palestine area of Texas! Even though they are young, they are making some noise in the Texas Country market with the release of their debut single recently, called “Every Single Kiss”. With 3,000 monthly listeners and 7,000+ streams on Spotify already they are well on their way! Today also marks the debut date of their first EP as well, so we are excited to talk to Kolby Cooper for the first time on The ETX ROCKS Show!

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Ep. 227: The Weathered Hearts - Stripped Down and Bare! (Includes “Eye For An Eye” and “36 Years”)

February 23rd, 2018

Thanks for checking out the 227th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Music is all about emotion and life experiences! Brandon Nichols and his band The Weathered Hearts invoke a plethora of both! With ever changing influences and changes in his life’s environment, Brandon’s sound and style have changed over his 20 years of playing music! In this episode we are excited to talk about their years of playing music of a variety of genres including this current inception they call Americana or Folk Rock! Everyone please meet Brandon Nichols, Alex Williams and Matt Collier, The Weathered Hearts!

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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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