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

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

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

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