The Junior Gordon Band began its trek to the top in music in Alvin, but the group is now seeing their fan base expand, and their latest song, “BIG” making a (dare we say it?) BIG impact on country music.Alvin and many of its surrounding neighbors know and love the sound of The Junior Gordon Band, but now talk is spreading across the state of Texas, and it can only grow from there!
In April 2013, The Junior Gordon Band was nominated by The Houston Press for Best Band of the Year; Best Local Video of the Year and Junior himself was nominated for both the Local Musician of the Year and Best Male Vocalist! Now, that is sheer talent!
Making music continues to be a family affair for Wheeler Brothers. The Austin, TX quintet traces a personal lineage of rock, folk, roots, Americana, and blues on its second full-length album, Gold Boots Glitter, cooking up an irresistible and inimitable gumbo of styles in the process. Marching forward from 2011′s critically acclaimed Portraits, the group—Nolan Wheeler [vocals, guitar], Patrick Wheeler [drums], Tyler Wheeler [bass], A.J. Molyneaux [guitar, lap steel, back up vocals], and Nathan Rigney [guitar, backup vocals]—opens the door even wider for everyone to join the family.
Wheeler Brothers have certainly spent their fair share of time on the road. Along the way, they’ve opened for The Avett Brothers and appeared at festivals including SXSW, Austin City Limits, and many others. For 2013, they’ve got Lollapalooza, Firefly, Newport Folk Festival, and more on the horizon.
Speedbuggy USA is a country-punk band that takes both elements of its sound very seriously. Guitarist Steve Kidwiler, drummer Pat Muzingo, bassist Brady Sloan, and singer Timbo first released Cowboys & Aliens in 2000, offering little more than country-fried punk and a sneering attitude. But by 2002 they had embraced their country side, releasing the Round Up EP as a sign that they aren’t making fun of the genre, they genuinely enjoy playing it.
Speedbuggy performs at the Texas Crawfish Festival right before Charlie Daniels Band on Saturday April 26, 2014!
Texas born and bred singer songwriter Abbi Walker is in the middle of a whirlwind. She has been landing huge gigs opening up for country headliners such as Jack Ingram and The Charlie Daniels Band, and now she is making her radio debut with the release of her new single Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Abbi is everything you want in a female country singer. For one she is very easy on the eyes and a total sassy sweetheart, but more importantly her vocals will knock you on the floor while her catchy songs will have you toe tapping and and wanting to sing along.
Kevin Fowler’s name alone evokes a rowdy, largely entertaining live show that combines elements of country music and rock ’n’ roll into one unique product, leaving audiences singing loudly and chanting for more. Kevin was born in Amarillo, Texas, and his mother taught him piano very early on, while his father shared country legends Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, and Johnny Horton. However, it was the rebellious, infectious appeal of rock ’n’ roll that lured Fowler away from Amarillo to Los Angeles. While in L.A., Fowler learned the ropes of the music industry and the effort it takes to succeed in the business. Fast-forward to the present: Fowler is now at the top of his game while supporting his latest album, Chippin’ Away, the sixth of his outstanding career. Fowler has successfully combined country and rock ’n’ roll into what he describes as “country music with a bad attitude.”
Jason Boland & The Stragglers have been called everything from the surfacing kings of alt-swing to outlaw country. But all in all, at the end of the day what you have here are five guys who have been instrumental in putting quality music back on the radio airwaves, on the covers of magazines nationwide and on the lips of music goers everywhere. When listening to the group’s latest Dark and Dirty Mile, one can only conclude that this is the group’s finest moment. The album is about embracing the truths that country music used to tell but seemingly can no longer stomach telling. Boland was born and raised in Harrah, Oklahoma, and went to college at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he met some like-minded musicians who shared the same passion for music.
Last year Los Lonely Boys were locked, loaded, and ready to play the 2013 Texas Crawfish Festival, when a February fall off the stage landed guitarist Henry Garza in the hospital. Henry was running forward to touch excited fans’ hands when he miss judged the length of the stage and fell face first into the orchestra pit. The fall fractured his neck and injured his spine. While he is now mostly healed and back to performing, Henry has been quoted saying, “he will never completely be the same”.
TCF fans were very understanding and supportive when we announced the news of having to cancel the Los Lonely Boys’ set due to Henry’s injuries. The outpour of sympathy for a speedy recovery was overwhelming. And now a year later, we are happy to have LLB back on the lineup. The boys just released their eighth studio album, Revelation, which is a mix of soul, metal and “Mexabilly”.