Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Touring Roster for performances from September 1, 2018-August 31, 2020

2018-2020
Texas Touring Roster

Will Dupuy and Friends

Will Dupuy and Friends

Will Dupuy has been playing music since the age of 5. His professional career began at the age of 19, touring the world with the South Austin Jug Band and Bruce Robison. Will continues his work as a singer-songwriter in two arenas, children's music and adult music. In 2008, Will began teaching and performing preschool music full time across Central Texas. "Mr. Will" was born. Will has the necessary skills to engage and entertain children of all ages, making TEKs fun! His sing-along style incorporates equal parts of teaching and performing for energetic young audiences. Infectious melodies combined with upbeat lyrics make him beloved among students of all ages, who clap, march, jump and dance along to their favorite songs. He has led songwriting and instrument workshops at festivals and schools. He also has a cowboy-themed presentation that features cowboy songs and the history of cowboys in Texas. Will also leads lectures and Q&A’s about his experience in the music business. Will’s children’s concerts and country music concerts are frequently featured in the same event, providing a day of entertainment for all ages. The country music band is a mix of country, Tex Mex, and bluegrass music. Photo by Matt Wright Steele.

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K.T. Gardner
4505 Bull Creek Rd
Austin, TX  78731

phone 512-207-0825
phone#2
e-mail ktrootstock@gmail.com
public performance/concert $500 - $5,000
school performance $500 - $1,500
workshop fees $500 - $1,500
travel/per diem/lodging $50 - $2,000
website http://www.mrwillmusic.com

 

Warren Hood

Warren Hood

People ask Warren Hood a lot of questions at the end of a show – what was the name of that song you played – it sounded like Stephane Grappelli maybe, right after the Doug Sahm cover? How did you learn to play fiddle like that? Are you playing anywhere else this week? How old are you? Warren always obliges to answer all of the questions, that's just his character (the answers are usually something like, "Black Cat", hard work and listening to the right records, yes, definitely, and older than you think). He cares deeply about the experiences of the people who come to his shows and buy his records and works hard to create memorable live performances and albums. His band plays every week at ABGB, drawing a mix of "old Austin” and newcomers, musicians and music lovers, and dancers who stay on the floor from the first to last song. The Warren Hood Band plays a mix of their own songs, classic country, and blues, with a nod towards their Texas roots with a few Uncle Walt’s Band songs mixed in. Warren recorded "Warren Hood Band,” released by Red Parlor Records and produced by Charlie Sexton. Photo by Micael Marie Monroe.

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Roggie Baer
2004 Maple Avenue
Austin, TX  78722

phone 512-554-4004
phone#2
e-mail roggie@rajiworld.com
public performance/concert $2,000 - $5,000
school performance $250 - $750
workshop fees $500 - $1,000
travel/per diem/lodging $500 - $3,000
website http://www.warrenhood.com

 

Dale Watson

Dale Watson

Although born in Alabama, Dale Watson is as Texas as the Panhandle or a smoky plate of BBQ. He came to country music early and naturally. His truck driving father moonlighted as a country singer, and his older brothers had bands as well. Dale remembers receiving his first guitar at age 7 and starting to write songs shortly after-- "the same stuff I'm writing about now," he says with a laugh. A man with more than one life's experience under his belt, he has entertained crowds all over the world, including recent appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and PBS’s long-running Austin City Limits. Dale has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and even founded his own genre of music, Ameripolitan. Photo by Candice Ghai- Twin Sisters Photography.

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Davis McLarty
4425 Mopac South, Bldg 2, Suite 300C
Austin, TX  78735

phone 512-444-8750
phone#2 512-848-0813
e-mail davis@atomicmusicgroup.com
public performance/concert $5,000 - $7,500
school performance $4,000 - $6,500
workshop fees $3,500- $6,000
travel/per diem/lodging $500 - $1,000
website https://www.dalewatson.com

 

Lavelle White

Lavelle White

A Texas Music Hall of Fame inductee and long revered as a major figure in the history of Texas blues, Miss Lavelle White continues to dazzle audiences with her energetic and soulful vocals and her rockin' blues band of ace players. Miss Lavelle has performed internationally with an array of iconic artists and offers shows that are a mixture of blues, soul, funk and reggae, largely songs of her own composition. Her work radiates strength and optimism as it reflects her history: she grew up a sharecropper's daughter and through music, found hope and a new life. The strong rhythms of her program invite dance, and her charm and interaction with her audience create a "feel good" atmosphere. She routinely gets standing ovations after her shows. Miss Lavelle regularly performs with her five-piece band, The L Men, but offers concerts and mini-concerts for venues of all sizes. Photo by Marv Edmund Howse.

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Deborah Lerner
4515 Avenue F
Austin, TX  78751

phone 512-576-7201
phone#2 512-576-7201
e-mail lernerbooking@gmail.com
public performance/concert $600 - $10,000
school performance $600 - $10,000
travel/per diem/lodging TBD
website none

 

Kelly Willis

Kelly Willis

With rockabilly roots and a heartache-meets-honky-tonk voice, Kelly Willis has been labeled a country ingenue. As a new traditionalist singer-songwriter, her tunes effortlessly combine the storytelling and strings aspects of country music and the driving force of rock. Kelly Willis is the alluring voice and songwriting talent who pioneered both Americana and the Texas young country scene with her debut album in 1990, and has since, over the course of five more gems, proven how she can do it all from contemporary to traditional and beyond with finesse, smarts and irresistible charm. Photo by Todd V. Wolfson.

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Davis McLarty
4425 S. Mopac Expy Building 2, Suite 300
Austin, TX  78735

phone 512-444-8750
phone#2 512-848-0813
e-mail davis@atomicmusicgroup.com
public performance/concert $5,000 - $7,500
school performance $4,000 - $6,500
workshop fees $3,500 - $6,000
travel/per diem/lodging $500 - $1,000
website http://www.kellywillis.com

 

WindSync

WindSync

Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. The young, adventurous group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging, and focuses on building a connection with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence. On the roster of Young Audiences of Houston, WindSync also specializes in educational assembly programs in schools, family-friendly concerts, and concerts dedicated to children with autism. WindSync's "Voyager” is a space-themed program celebrating the ensemble’s hometown of Houston and the achievements of NASA. A suite of original arrangements from the Voyager Golden Record will show off the wide array of colors created by flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn and the virtuosity of each musician. "Peter and the Wolf” introduces the five wind instruments of the orchestra in an educational, family-friendly outreach program. Through a unique costumed and choreographed version of Prokofiev’s classic tale, WindSync inspires audiences of all ages. Photo by Shannon Langman.

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Anni Hochhalter
220 Westmoreland St.
Houston, TX  77006

phone 832-639-4212
phone#2 214-734-8048
e-mail anni@windsync.org
public performance/concert $3,500 - $8,500
school performance $1,000 - $3,500
workshop fees $1,000 - $3,500
travel/per diem/lodging $850
website http://www.windsync.org

 

The Wonder Bread Years

The Wonder Bread Years

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, "The Wonder Bread Years" starring Pat Hazell is a fast-paced one-man show that hilariously illustrates our collective consciousness. The production not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids' table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, "The Wonder Bread Years" is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere, and has been hailed by Jerry Seinfeld as "Milk-snorting funny!" Pat Hazell is Chief Creative Officer of Sweetwood Creative in Austin. Showtime declared Hazell one of the five funniest people in America. His 30 years of experience as a writer, producer, and director have made him a go-to guy for new American theater. Hazell is one of the original writers for NBC's "Seinfeld," a veteran of "The Tonight Show," a contributor to NPR, and a critically acclaimed playwright. Pat’s first endeavor, "Bunk Bed Brothers," was optioned by Columbia Pictures and filmed as the sitcom "American Pie" for NBC. Hazell’s signature work, "The Wonder Bread Years," aired on PBS and continues to tour the country. Pat teaches workshops and master classes for students of all ages/demographics. Photo by Andy Snow.

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Pat Hazell
6407 Weatherwood Cv
Austin, TX  78746

phone 512-383-9498
phone#2 985-373-5157
e-mail pat@sweetwoodproductions.com
public performance/concert $6,000 - $8,000
workshop fees $500
travel/per diem/lodging $200 - $800
website http://www.wonderbreadyears.com

 


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