Archive for October 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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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!

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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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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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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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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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Thanks for checking out the 190th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host talks with Lindale, TX native Riley Redding! Riley is a young singer/songwriter who recently released his debut EP "Shovels & Strings" Riley and Boston talk about the new EP, his process for songwriting and where he hopes to take his music! Riley performs 2 original songs on this episode!!

 

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It's funny how something as simple as a guitar can change someone's life completely; after all, it's only wood glued together and a set of strings. However, that is exactly what it did for a 17 year old, Riley Redding. Growing up he had the inspiration and support of his grandma who was exceptionally talented at piano, guitar, accordion and a vivid songwriter. She bought him his first guitar from a small local music shop called Victor's Music Exchange in Lindale, TX. That's where it all started. Night after night he began learning chord after chord and song after song. Practice became second nature. Summers were spent working, laying water line and sewer mains with his father during the day and learning the way of the troubadour by night.

 

 

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Thanks for checking out the 189th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host Boston Chris comes to you live from Rosewood Studios with his guest Jake Worthington! Jake is coming off the success of back to back #1 Texas Radio hits and chats with Boston about his music, his writing, The Voice & much more!! Tune in also to hear Jake play his most recent hit "Big Time Lonesome" as well as his next single and title track of his EP; "Hell of a Highway"!

 

To purchase "Big Time Lonesome" go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/big-time-lonesome/id1225363708?i=1225364019

 

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

In 2014, Jake Worthington was named "Runner-Up" on Season 6 of the hit NBC TV Show "The Voice". While on the show Jake released 3 songs that reached top 20 on Billboard.  Success from “The Voice” led to a Social Media presence that reaches nearly 250,000 people across the US.

 

In October 2015 Jake released his first EP debuting at #16 Billboard Heat Seekers and #44 Billboard Country Albums. The first single off the EP “Just Keep Falling In Love” reached Top 50 on The Music Row Chart and Top 30 on The Texas Regional Radio Report. The music video was featured on GAC, CMT and many other outlets.

 

In the summer of 2016, he released his follow-up single “How Do You Honky Tonk” and hit the road on the “How Do You Honky Tonk” Summer Tour sponsored by Amspec, Cinch Jeans and Ernie Ball. The tour featured 26 stops in 16 states.

 

Jake recently released his sophomore EP featuring his #1 Single “A Lot of Room to Talk”. The EP debuted Top 10 on iTunes Country Albums Charts.

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Thanks for checking out the 188th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! On this episode our host Boston Chris talks to a truly inspirational artist named Jermaine Jackson from Longview, TX! Jermaine talks about his art, why he uses his art and platform to transcribe messages of hope and how he always glorifies Jesus with his music! Do not miss this fantastic episode as we feature Jermaine's new official video called "Human" from the album of the same name and we play his incredibly powerful song "Father's Day"! As always The ETX ROCKS Show brings you positivity through this amazing artists' brush strokes!

 

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Thanks for checking out the 187th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode, our host Boston Chris chats with the phenomenal singer/songwriter Sean McConnell!! Sean is originally from Massachusetts and moved on to Georgia and Nashville along the way to making a huge name for himself in many aspects of the music business from publishing to performing! Boston & Sean chat about the evolution of his songwriting, his approach to writing songs and how difficult it was for him in honing an identity while writing songs as part of his publishing deal! Sean's writing and beautiful vocals are out of this world as evident in the two live, acoustic performances Sean has allowed us to share in this episode!!

 

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

In today’s louder-is-mightier world, it takes guts to be quiet. But when the right artist summons the courage, strips down, and finds the right songs, one voice and one guitar can make an all-consuming roar. 

 

“I’ve just always been a sucker for acoustic records,” Sean McConnell says. “The bare bones, the stories, the chair squeaking, the fingers gliding across strings. Hearing the sound of the room it was recorded in. A lot of the music I grew up listening to was like that, and I’m drawn to it. It’s like home base.” 

 

With his anticipated new album Undone, McConnell makes a triumphant return to home base. The 11-song acoustic collection captures the singer-songwriter’s two most arresting skills: room-shushing story songs and gut-punching vocals. The project is an inspired re-recording of last summer’s Sean McConnell, with the addition of a new duet, “Nothing on You,” written with and featuring the peerless Lori McKenna. 

 

Last year’s eponymous album garnered serious praise from Rolling Stone, No Depression, Lone Star Music Magazine, and more, and when asked why it deserved an acoustic revisit, McConnell doesn’t hesitate. “The main reason is I’ve just always known I wanted to have an acoustic version of these songs ready for people to hear,” he says. “It’s the kind of collection that really calls for it. I could hear it in my head the whole time, that this record had a second life in a different soundscape."

 

Purchase a copy of Sean's brand new acoustic album "Undone" at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/undone/id1270845104

 

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