Archive for January 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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"

(Courtesy of http://ml750.club/)

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

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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")

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

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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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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