Jun 5, 2017

S2-47 - Natalie Rose - Overcoming Self-doubt and Embracing Your Weirdness!

Natalie Rose is an extraordinary singer/songwriter from Seguin, TX and is our guest on "Behind The Music With Boston Chris" only on The ETX ROCKS Show! Natalie recently visited with Boston on the set of the show in Longview to discuss her brand new single "Conformity" which is rocketing up the Texas charts! Natalie returns for her second time on the show with her guitarist John Butcher, they perform 2 original tunes on this episode and then discuss the following items:

 

-Boston and Natalie talk about the relevance of "Conformity".

-They talk about how Country females are starting to move the needle in a big way in Texas!

-Boston makes a bold prediction followed by a superb performance of "Conformity"!

-Natalie talks about her musical influences including the legendary Dolly Parton.

-Natalie exudes confidence in her performances, but what obstacles did she face in overcoming shyness, bullying and self-doubt?

-Is her songwriting and music therapeutic for her?

-What advice does Natalie have for those dealing with self-doubt issues?

-What are her goals with her music?

-Natalie, John & Boston play the 'Would You Rather" game!

-Natalie performs "Better Off Without You".

-What was it like working with the legendary Ray Benson?

 

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May 26, 2017

S2-46 - Nick Brumley - His Thoughts, His Mom’s Guitar & His Daddy’s Heart!

On this week's all new episode of "Behind The Music With Boston Chris" only on The ETX ROCKS Show, Boston sits with Nick Brumley, one of the Arklatex's best singer/songwriters and frontman for the band The Mansion Family. Nick shows off his incredibly deep and meaningful lyrics by performing 2 songs on the show. Nick and Boston then discuss the following topics:

 

-What made him decide to give music a try and when did he start?

-Who were some of his influences?

-How did "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" affect him?

-Nick talks about writing happy songs.

-Are the songs he wrote kind of personal therapy for him?

-His cover songs are so unique to him as well, what is the point as an artist to put your unique stamp on a cover song?

-Nick tells us a bit about his band "The Mansion Family".

-When he writes does he have a style of music in mind?

-How do you transfer a song written acoustically into a full band sound?

-What is Nick's goal as an artist?

-Boston surprises Nick with the "Would You Rather" game!!

-When can we expect a new album?

-Nick plays "420 Saved My Life"

 

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May 24, 2017

S2-45 - Reed Barton AKA MC Redbeard McBarton!

Reed Barton originally from Burleson, TX and now in Nacogdoches is the latest guest on "Dig It With D Scribs" only on The ETX ROCKS Show! Reed brings us 2 examples of his grass roots country style by performing 2 of his originals unplugged on this episode plus D Scribs and Reed discuss the following topics:

 

-Reed talks about what it was like growing up in a rodeo family.

-What inspired his love for music and wanting to take that path?

-Reed talks about working at Billy Bob's!

-How does he juggle trying to be a performing musician and going to college full time?

-What was the experience like recording his first EP in 3 different studios?

-Reed recently experienced the Larry Joe Taylor festival and talks about his time there as a fan.

-He talks about some career advice he received from Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen.

-D Scribs introduces Reed to "What The Heck?"

 

 

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May 22, 2017

S2-44 - Kaitlin Butts - Simple, Bare, Awesome Country Music!

Kaitlin Butts is a multiple time award winning singer/songwriter from Oklahoma City, OK, that has made a huge mark on the Texas Country Music scene! For her first time on The ETX ROCKS Show we get to feature 2 of her previous singles in "Gal Like Me" & "Wild Rose"! Boston Chris & Kaitlin also talk about her brand new single "Don't Push It" amongst many other topics including:

-Who influenced her traditional country sound?

-What's easier for her, songwriting or performing?

-How difficult is it for an Oklahoman girl to become relevant in Texas?

-Boston talks a bit about what he likes the most about Kaitlin's sound!

-Kaitlin talks about what it meant to her to work with Lloyd Maines & Mike McClure!

-Kaitlin talks a bit about the videos we play on the show!

-Kaitlin talks about the honor of winning New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2016 from the TRRMA!

-Boston & Kaitlin talk about Kaitlin's single "Don't Push It".

-Boston & Kaitlin play the ridiculous game "Would You Rather"!!

 

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May 19, 2017

S2-43 - Donny Hyles - How To Stoke The Fire Called Music!

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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May 17, 2017

S2-42 - Lee Mathis & The Brutally Handsome - Bringing The Heart & Soul Back to Country Music!

Lee Mathis & Philip Griffith of Lee Mathis & The Brutally Handsome visit with D Scribs on this week's episode of "Dig It With D Scribs" only on The ETX ROCKS Show! First they show us what all the hype is about by performing 2 great, original songs! Then D Scribs and the 2 Henderson, TX natives talk about the following topics:

 

-They talk about where they are from and how they met.

-How did they decide to pursue music and who were they listening to as youngsters?

-How did they come up with the name "Brutally Handsome", you might be surprised.

-They talk about the amazing songwriters located right here in East Texas!

-How do they describe their own sound and style?

-What is missing in today's Country Music?

-How can fans keep traditional country music alive?

-How important is image in country music?

-RIP Otis

-They talk about the exciting upcoming release of their debut EP!

-D Scribs plays "What The Heck" with Lee & Philip!

 

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May 15, 2017

S2-41 - Bradley Banning - From Nowhere to God’s Grace!

Bradley Banning is the special guest this week on "Behind the Music With Boston Chris" only on The ETX ROCKS Show! Bradley's debut single "Don't Mess With Texas" is making huge waves on Texas Radio coming in at #30 at the time this episode was recorded! Bradley plays the hit single on this show along with another great original tune! Boston & Bradley then talk about the following topics:

 

-Boston Chris reads the incredible, inspirational story that Bradley wrote and included on the video for the song "Don't Mess With Texas"

-They talk about Bradley's experiences in Nashville and coming back to Texas.

-Bradley talks about the patience needed to wait for the perfect time to release his debut single.

-How did he get through the times when he may have questioned his faith?

-Does his relationship with God shine through in his songwriting?

-He talks about the success of his debut single.

-Bradley talks about his process for writing a song.

-Bradley & Boston play "Would You Rather"!

-Bradley has a message for his fans!

 

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May 12, 2017

S2-40 - John Hord - More Than I’m Used To

John Hord returns to The ETX ROCKS Show as Boston's guest on "Behind The Music with Boston Chris" to talk about his brand new Texas Country single "More Than I'm Used To"! John plays 2 songs, including the 100th song ever performed on The ETX ROCKS Show! Boston & John then discuss the following topics:

-They talk about the success of his debut single "Blame on the Whiskey" last year!

-John tells us about the background story behind his new single "More Than I'm Used To" then performs the song!

-What's it like to see his name listed on the charts with Texas legends?

-How does having grown up in the music business prepared him for his career?

-John tells us about his process for writing songs!

-John tells about his radio promoter Dillon Steen!

-What was it like the first time John went to the studio to record?

-John talks a little bit about what he likes to do!

-How do you maintain a balance between your music career and your family life?

-Boston grills John with the "Would You Rather" game!

-John performs an amazing song called "Cowboy Angel".

 

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May 10, 2017

S2-39 - Meredith Crawford - This Woman Is A Tsunami!

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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May 8, 2017

S2-38 - Aubrey Lynn - Marine, Mom, Songwriter, Vocal Powerhouse! Part 2

In part 2 of Aubrey Lynn on Hayley's Country Tuesday ONLY on The ETX ROCKS Show, Aubrey Lynn sits down along with her producer/guitarist/fiancee Dustin Hendricks and talks with Boston Chris after her incredible set at Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches, TX opening for Sundance Head! The former US Marine, current mom and amazing singer/songwriter discusses the following topics with Boston Chris:

 

-We include 2 of her original live performances including her former #1 Texas hit "Whiskey & You"

-She is a mom, a former US Marine, a singer & a songwriter, what is her 2nd favorite role after being a mom?

-Aubrey talks about her singing while in the marines.

-Was her military experience a catalyst that led her to a career in music?

-Boston talks about the uniqueness and control of Aubrey's voice and how she learned to hone her instrument.

-They talk about all the different styles Aubrey has in her music from Blues to rock, soul to country!

-Dustin talks about how he helped in refining Aubrey's approach vocally.

-Aubrey talks about several projects she is working on in multiple genres!

-Dustin tells us when we can expect new music!

-Aubrey talks about their huge show coming up at Texas Frog Fest at Crystal Beach!

 

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