Archive for the 'Blues' Category

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

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

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

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

 

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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!

 

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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 182nd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode, our host talks to his good friend and master guitarist Sammy Brasher! They chat a bit about his music and guitar playing, his mentoring young artists in East Texas and his great School of Music located in Hallsville, TX. Sammy also employs Boston to sing on his new, bluesy original "The Girl's Gotta Go"

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Thanks for checking out the 165th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this show Boston Chris talks to the Handsome, goofy, talented, extremely good looking  Tyler Lenius! In maybe the funniest episode of this show ever, Tyler shows off his incredible personality, his witty comebacks and his extreme chops on the guitar, not to mention his muscular epidorslium! Check it out as Tyler shares a song he wrote in tribute to his grandfather and another he wrote on the spot! 

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Tyler began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 11 and has many influences such as Angus Young, SRV, Rick Derringer, Hendrix and John Mayer. Guitars were such a passion for Tyler and any chance he got to visit a music store or attend a guitar show he would go out of his way and spend most of the day taking in all the sounds of any guitar he could get in his hands.

 

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Thanks for checking out the 156th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this brand new episode Boston Chris catches up with Blues Music Legends Andrew Jr. Boy Jones, Russell Jackson, Tommy 'The Thrill' Hill & Kerrie Lepai Jones! We feature a couple of incredible performances from their recent appearance at the Big Pines Blues Fest in Longview, TX, then Boston talks to them about their music and how important their role is in mentoring a brand new generation of Blues musicians!

 

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Thanks for checking out the 143rd episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In one of our most insightful episodes ever legendary East Texas musician Donny Hyles is the special guest today on "Behind The Music With Boston Chris" only on The ETX ROCKS Show! Donny has played with many well known musicians such as Willie Nelson, Chuck Berry & many others, but has also mentored a countless number of East Texas musicians and performers including our host Boston Chris! In this episode Donny regales us with a history of music in East Texas that few can tell, don't miss this legend talk about the following topics:

-They talk about Donny's dad Vernon Hyles, A Southern Gospel Hall of Famer who played with Elvis as part of The Rangers' Quartet
-Donny plays 2 songs on this episode!!
-What can be done in the East Texas to ensure music survives here?
-How can venues and artists work together for the common good?
-They talk about the older musicians' role in mentoring the younger generation of musicians.
-Donny tells the story about how he got to play with Chuck Berry in Austin.
-How did his dad's success prepare him for a life as a musician?
-Who were some of Donny's significant influences?
-What's his favorite genre to play?
-Donny tells us about his process for songwriting.
-Will Shinebox be playing more shows soon?
-Donny talks about all the projects he is involved in right now!
-After 4 decades playing music, how does he keep the fire burning?
-Boston interrogates Donny in the "Would You Rather" game!
-Donny talks to any young musicians talking and gives his advice!

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Thanks for checking out the 139th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Meredith Crawford is a young mom from Chandler, TX. She is also one of the best voices we have ever heard! This week on "Dig It With D Scribs" only on The ETX ROCKS Show, Meredith shows us her immense vocal ability and beautifully written lyrics by performing two songs; "Every Man Is An Island" & "Say I Won't". Dennis & Meredith then talk about the following subjects:

-She tells the story behind her amazing song "Every Man Is An Island"!

-Meredith talks about where she is from.

-Who were some Meredith's influences growing up?

-How would Meredith describe her incredible style?

-At a young age did she know she wanted to make music later in life?

-How did she get started?

-They discuss her songwriting!

-What was it like recording her first EP?

-What can we expect from Meredith in the future?

-D Scribs plays the "What The Heck" game with Meredith!

-She finishes off by playing and singing "Say I Won't"

 

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Thanks for checking out the 137th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Old Omen is the latest special guest on "Behind The Music with Boston Chris" ONLY on The ETX ROCKS Show! Lindsay Boone & Grady Axton Davis combine their wide array of influences of jazz, rock, blues, folk, country and more into their own unique style that they term as "Swampy Folk Blues"! They leave us breathless with 2 incredible live, unplugged performances on this episode! Boston and Old Omen then talk about the following topics:

-How did Lindsay & Grady meet?

-What is their mindset when choosing what covers to perform and try to make them their own?

-What exactly does "Swampy Folk Blues" mean?

-They talk about their writing style and how their influences always bleed through their originals

-Where did they come up with the name Old Omen?

-How does their experience individually help with their combined vibe?

-They tell us about their upcoming album project!

-They tell us how their show at the grand opening of The ETX Brewing Co. went.

-Boston and Lindsay talk about her vocals.

-Boston asks Old Omen 10 ridiculous "would you rather" questions!

 

Please follow along with Old Omen and find all their social media at their new website https://www.oldomen.com/

 

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Thanks for checking out the 115th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Hayley McDaniel recently had a weekend to remember, first meeting and talking to Michael Lee from Michael Lee & The Wartime Limousine from Denton, TX then heading south to New Braunfels to historic Gruene Hall and chatting with Loretta Lynn's Granddaughter Emmy Rose about her music and more! Lastly Hayley shares with us a live performance from Gruene Hall of Loretta Lynn herself! Do not miss the latest from Hayley's Country Tuesday!

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Thanks for checking out the 90th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! The ETX ROCKS Show proudly presents to you this awesome interview with 4 time ETX Music Award winner Ally Venable! Boston and Ally chat about the struggles of a young musician in juggling music with school, her new album "No Glass Shoes", How she hopes to change the landscape of Blues Music and much more! The ETX ROCKS Show Keeps 'Em Comin'!

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