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Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Touring Roster for performances from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2018

2016-2018
Texas Touring Roster

2tone

2tone

2tone blends the magic of the electric jazz harp and the rhythmic strength of the electric bass in perfect harmony. Jazz harpist Cindy Horstman and bassist Michael Medina formed 2tone 20 years ago and have been actively touring nationally, evoking comments such as, "You have a really cool sound" from Wynton Marsalis, and "Uncommonly creative and thoroughly enjoyable" from Jazztimes magazine. 2tone's ten CDs and concert DVD were produced by Michael Medina and have received rave reviews including a top 20 popular music award on Amazon.com and featured on the front page of CDBaby. 2tone displays a unique and vibrant sound that reaches out to all age groups. Their repertoire ranges from jazz standards such as Miles Davis and George Gershwin to more contemporary artists such as Pat Metheny and Stevie Wonder as well as original compositions. Photo by Lemin Studios.

contact
Cindy Horstman
PO Box 260136
Plano, TX  75026

phone 214/207-9494
fax 972/867-9807
e-mail cindy@cindyhorstman.com
public performance/concert $2000 - $3500
school performance $500 - $1000
website http://www.cindyhorstman.com

 

The Almost Patsy Cline Band

The Almost Patsy Cline Band

Entertaining, poignant, educational, respectful, fun, and even “cute” are a few words that have been used to describe the Almost Patsy Cline Band! Since 2001, Bandera’s award-winning Official Goodwill Ambassadors have toured Texas performing a wide selection of classic country and variety dance music: everything from Frank Sinatra to Patsy Cline, with an emphasis on two-step, waltz, polka, cha-cha, and classic rock. These seasoned entertainers also tour three original well-received, interactive, and fun stage shows: "From Sea to Shining Sea: Proud Songs of America" honors patriotism and timeless songs from the Library of Congress. "Timeless Tunes: The Stories and the Songs" explores country music history through the songs of legends like Bob Wills. "Merry Texas Christmas" highlights songs that became a Texas Christmas tradition. All three are a perfect blend of history, narration, voice, and instrumentation. Band members can also give an acoustic school demonstration of customized selections for grade level.

contact
Lanette Pennell
PO Box 1643
Bandera, TX  78003

phone 210/844-8549
fax /
e-mail band.leader1@yahoo.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $5000
school performance $400 - $2500
website http://www.almostpatsyclineband.com

 

Bryan Anthony

Bryan Anthony

Bryan Anthony has devoted his life to preserving the "Great American Songbook." When not on the road with his quartet, Bryan regularly tours with the Tommy Dorsey, Nelson Riddle, and Glenn Miller Orchestras. His tours have taken him around the world where he puts his unique stamp on the greatest songs of the 20th century written by the greats such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, and Jerome Kern. All of the music in the program consists of songs-- and stories of songs-- mostly composed during the "Tin Pan Alley" days of the 1920's, 30's and 40's. Bryan and his band provide an evening of music that pays homage to the life and times of the "golden age" of American songwriting.

contact
Bryan Anthony
3310 Louisiana St., Apt. 2414
Houston, TX  77006

phone 917/549-5147
fax /
e-mail bryan@bryananthonymusic.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $6000
school performance $2500 - $6000
website http://www.bryananthonymusic.com

 

Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel

Since 1970 Asleep at the Wheel has boldly defied the mainstream-- and thrived-- by sticking to a distinctly American art form, Western Swing. They've entertained millions and recorded over two dozen albums resulting in nine GRAMMY awards. Founded in Paw Paw, West Virginia, the band gained a following in the San Francisco Bay area before settling permanently in Austin, TX in 1973. Front man Ray Benson, with the big voice and 6’ 7” stature, evokes with each performance the legacy and continuing vitality of a music first popularized by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Program 1: Concert, includes the legendary presentation by Ray Benson and his band of Texas Swing hotshots, singing songs like "Miles and Miles of Texas," “Route 66," and "San Antonio Rose." Program 2: “Asleep at the Wheel On Screen and On Stage” presents a 35-minute film chronicling the improbable four-decade transformation of a ragtag bunch into Texas cultural icons, immediately followed by a live concert presentation.

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Ferrin Schriner
PO Box 463
Austin, TX  78767

phone 512/444-9885 x 125
fax 512/444-4699
e-mail ferrin@bismeauxrecords.com
public performance/concert $12500 - $20000
optional service film + concert $12500 - $20000
website http://www.asleepatthewheel.com

 

Beto and the Fairlanes

Beto and the Fairlanes

The songs of Beto and the Fairlanes are magical, cross-cultural incantations of salsa, jazz, rock, and Latin influences, of irresistible dance rhythms and visions of the tropics. In Beto and the Fairlanes' hard-driving percussion, high-flying horns, and Beto's natural sense of fun and humor, you feel the excitement, celebration, and romance of traditions, north and south, meeting in the melodies and beat of their music. Beto and the Fairlanes tours with a 10-piece Latin-influenced ensemble, including horns, guitars, drums, percussion, bass, and keys. The repertoire includes mostly original Latin, jazz, and rock and roll tunes.

contact
Mike Mordecai
12400 Texas HWY 71 #350-177
Austin, TX  78738

phone 512/477-7777
fax /
e-mail mike@bbabooking.com
public performance/concert $2000 - $6000
school performance $1500 - $4000
optional service workshops/camps $1500 - $4000
website http://www.betoandthefairlanes.com/

 

Brave Combo

Brave Combo

For more than three decades this Denton, Texas-based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha-cha, the blues, and more. They are America's Premier Dance Band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey-- prompting one reviewer to proclaim, "Even if you come for the party, you'll leave with something of a musical education." Around the world at venues of all sizes, Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and garnered many honors, including two GRAMMY Awards and the prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award from the Greater Denton Arts Council. Brave Combo’s repertoire of hundreds of songs in styles ranging from polka to pop hits allows for a performance that can flex to be compatible with a family-friendly audience or with the stages of the biggest festivals and rock clubs in the world. Featured are group and organized dances that get the crowd up on their feet. Also, more than twenty of Brave Combo’s original compositions have been scored for a full symphony orchestra.

contact
Carl Finch
PO Box 233
Denton, TX  76202

phone 940/387-0860
fax 773/346-6433
e-mail booking@bravecombo.com
public performance/concert $2000 - $6000
school performance $1800 - $4000
website http://bravecombo.com/

 

Del Castillo

Del Castillo

Del Castillo has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of flamenco, rock, Latin, blues, and world music. They have been described as a "cross between Paco de Lucia and Yngwie Malmsteen," or a "Latinized Allman Brothers Band." Their shows consist of passionate material including fresh-faced flamenco, many originals, classics given a new coat of paint, and jamming with the enthusiasm of a band that is comfortable together, but years away from feeling tired. They have received numerous awards, and their music has appeared in a dozen major films and TV shows. Del Castillo can tour as a full-blown electric band, or as a somewhat stripped- down acoustic band. They can offer workshops in guitar playing, songwriting, and percussion.

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Nancy Fly
6618 Wolfcreek Pass
Austin, TX  78749

phone 512/288-2023
fax /
e-mail nfly@nflyagency.com
public performance/concert $3500 - $10000
school performance $800 - $2000
website http://www.delcastillomusic.com

 

The Derailers

The Derailers

The Derailers are an American country music band based in Austin and were founded in 1994. Buck Owens and the Buckaroos have been one of the band’s primary influences from the beginning, along with legends such as George Jones, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich, and the Beatles. In a career that has given rise to more than a decade’s worth of fine-tuned, highly anticipated, and wonderfully received music, the Derailers continue to build the relationship between song, listener, and dance floor. The Derailers tour all across the United States, but mostly in Texas, performing a mix of well-crafted original songs and thoughtfully chosen cover songs. The band describes their sound as mirroring the shuffle of happy boots on a hardwood floor. They have fed the hungry dancehall crowds with their classic country beats and a 60's pop sensibility. Fans continue to show their appreciation and admiration with requests for encores.

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Davis McLarty
4609 Eagle Feather Drive
Austin, TX  78735

phone 512/444-8750
fax /
e-mail davis@atomicmusicgroup.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $3500
school performance $1200 - $1500
website http://derailers.com/

 

State Artist Joe Ely

State Artist Joe Ely

Joe Ely, 2016 Texas State Musician, is a true pioneer of the Americana sound. Ely’s boundary-blurring blend of rock, country, blues and folk might most accurately be described as “Texas Roadhouse.” His musical roots were established as a boy growing up on the vast and empty plains of West Texas. Ely’s legend was forged onstage, with relentlessly riveting live performances, hammered out over thousands of shows and countless touring miles from Lubbock to London and back again the long way around. Ely is embraced as a kindred spirit by artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt and the Clash. Over his four-decade career, he’s been at the forefront of Outlaw Country, Alt-Country, and Texas Country and has been recognized as one of the best songwriters of his generation. Ely has garnered well-deserved accolades including a GRAMMY Award, a CMA Award, and the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. In addition to his groundbreaking work as a solo artist, he is also widely known for his musical partnership with country’s first super group, The Flatlanders, with fellow Texas troubadours Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock.

contact
Patrick McAuliff
Monterey International 200 West Superior, Suite 202
Chicago, IL  60654

phone 312/640-7500
fax /
e-mail patrick@montereyinternational.net
website http://www.joeely.com

 

Bobby Flores

Bobby Flores

Bobby Flores & The Yellow Rose Band is a six-piece traditional country and western swing band that features three fiddles and the best musicians known in their fields. Bobby toured with Ray Price for five years as First Fiddle/Violin and has performed with numerous artists on major labels. Bobby is a GRAMMY Award recipient, and has been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame and the prestigious Southern Legends of Entertainment. His music plays daily at Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM Radio and on other great country radio stations all over the world. Bobby Flores & the Yellow Rose Band perform at dance halls, theaters, opries, rodeos, and private engagements.

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Judy Rountree
P.O. Box 927
Blanco, TX  78606

phone 682/429-8881
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e-mail judy@bobbyfloresband.com
public performance/concert $3500 - $20000
school performance $750 - $2500
website http://www.bobbyflores.com

 

Guy Forsyth

Guy Forsyth

Guy Forsyth is an award-winning blues musician with gripping, powerful vocals who delivers energetic yarns about love, the government, and the apocalypse, to name just a few. A true Renaissance man, he has mastered numerous instruments including acoustic, electric, and slide guitar; harmonica; ukulele; and singing saw. From his start as founder and stellar live performer with the Asylum Street Spankers to being awarded numerous Austin Music Awards, Forsyth has earned a veritable army of fans in Texas and beyond. Guy Forsyth performs solo, as well as with his three-piece band, featuring Guy on vocals, guitar, harmonica, singing saw, and more, with bass and drums. Guy also tours and performs with his Hot Nut Riveters project, a five- or six-piece acoustic ensemble performing prohibition-era jazz.

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Ray Flowers
3800 N Lamar Blvd #730-305
Austin, TX  78756

phone 512/587-9818
fax /
e-mail ray@fifthcolumnmusic.com
public performance/concert $1000 - $7500
school performance $750 - $2000
optional service workshops/camps $750 - $3500
website http://guyforsyth.com

 

Elana James

Elana James

Violinist and singer/songwriter Elana James is an internationally acclaimed performer who has been featured at countless major concerts and music festivals worldwide. Along with her solo career she is the driving fiddle player in the hot jazz/western swing trio the Hot Club of Cowtown. In 2004-06, Elana was the first female instrumentalist in thirty years to tour with Bob Dylan as part of his band. Elana is also a regular guest on Prairie Home Companion and has also appeared on The Grand Ole Opry, All Things Considered, World Cafe, Mountain Stage, E-Town, and many others. Along with standard gypsy jazz, klezmer, and western swing, Elana's original material crosses into the indie folk world with ease. She blends these worlds seamlessly with her lyrics, voice, and fiddle/violin stylings.

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Book Elana James
PO Box 685335
Austin, TX  78768

phone 512/470-1259
fax /
e-mail bookelana@gmail.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $5000
school performance $750 - $3000
optional service workshops/camps $750 - $3000
website http://www.elanajames.com

 

Light Crust Doughboys

Light Crust Doughboys

The Light Crust Doughboys (the State of Texas' Official Music Ambassadors as proclaimed by the Texas Legislature) are touring Texas with perhaps the most exciting stage show in the band's 84-year history. Present Doughboys include Dion Pride (son of Charley), Randy Wills (cousin of Bob), Mr. Violin Showmanship Marek Eneti, and Doughboy veterans Art Greenhaw, and Jim Baker. The group covers the state from the smallest hamlet to the largest city, from the most intimate art gallery to the largest festival, with music that launched Doughboy Bob Wills and hundreds of others. The Light Crust Doughboys tour with their 84-year Texas history of country blues, old-time fiddle music, Texas western swing, rockabilly, cowboy, and a sprinkling of patriotic, spiritual, and pop music. Full symphonic arrangements to Doughboys' hit songs are available upon request. Ballet and modern dance collaborations are possible and have been highly successful in past touring years.

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Art Greenhaw
105 S. Broad St.
Mesquite, TX  75149

phone 972/285-5618
fax /
e-mail artgreenhaw@webtv.net
public performance/concert $3500 - $10000
school performance $1000 - $4000
optional service lecture-demo $1000 - $4000
optional service symphony or dance collaboration $3500 - $10000
website http://www.lightcrustdoughboys.org

 

Lost and Nameless Orchestra

Lost and Nameless Orchestra

They are not sure when people began lumping all folk music into soft or subtle categories. Sometimes it just doesn’t always apply. If you’ve ever experienced the Lost and Nameless Orchestra, you know exactly what they’re talking about. Chris Peterson and Patrick Conway first met in St. Louis in 1993, and they made an instant connection between performing traditional fiddle tunes and their original songs. Moving to Austin in 2006, they added multi-instrumentalist/fiddler Kimberly Zielnicki and keyboardist Nathan Quiring. All of this talent in one band is mind-blowing, and it surely explains their fierce and varied live performances. To play the kinds of music the Lost and Nameless Orchestra wants to play-- and this is a quartet capable of Irish fiddle tunes, pop-folk ballads, Eastern European jazz numbers, contemporary country and more-- they've all picked up new instruments to serve the music: Patrick on harmonica to Nathan's accordion to Kimberly's bass guitar to Chris' lap steel. Their innate talents allow them to make switching instruments and genres easy, from western swing to gypsy jazz.

contact
Book Lost and Nameless
PO Box 40882
Austin, TX  78704

phone 512/256-3706
fax /
e-mail booklostandnameless@gmail.com
public performance/concert $1000 - $5000
school performance $750 - $1500
optional service workshops/camps $750 - $2000
website http://www.lostandnameless.com/

 

Colleen Mallette

Colleen Mallette

“Rapier wit with a mesmerizing voice,” says the Dallas Observer, "Colleen Mallette is charming audiences from Manhattan to Scotland." She is a favorite with orchestras as well as cabaret venues. Ms. Mallette discovered her funny bone with her spoof “How to Birth a Song!”, deliciously sacrificing music’s most sacred cows. Ms Mallette is a former, Musical Awakenings artist for The Cliburn and on the TCU faculty. In 2016 she will perform for, Austin’s Frontera Fest, Willcox Theater in Arizona, and directing opera scenes in Wisconsin for young professionals. Touring programs include: How to Birth a Song! Exhale as Colleen tweaks opera’s sacred cows with irreverent frivolity; Evenings in Paris- Revel in the ambiance of Paris complete with strolling violin, Edith Piaf, and more--you add the chocolat (Ideal in gallery or museum venue); La Danza Fiesta! Colleen y amigos percolate passion! Ready to tango? Audiences close this show with a conga line; and Insert your City Here! Allow the High C Diva to create entertainment for a Kickoff, fundraiser, or gala with grace, humor, and style—customized for your organization.

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Colleen Mallette
PO Box 101731
Fort Worth, TX  76185

phone 817/694-2561
fax 817/257-7344
e-mail highcdiva@aol.com
public performance/concert $1500 - $4000
school performance $350 - $600
optional service directing and script writing $650 - $1000
website http://www.highcdiva.tumblr.com

 

Marshall Ford Swing Band

Marshall Ford Swing Band

With firm roots in traditional country music, the Marshall Ford Swing Band found more than inspiration when studying under Texas fiddle legend Johnny Gimble. Namely, they met Emily Gimble, Johnny’s granddaughter, who became the band’s co-lead singer and pianist, while pushing them deep into the world of western swing. Greg Harkins leads the Marshall Ford Swing Band on guitar and vocals, Kris Wade plays upright bass, and James Gwyn is the band's drummer. This core quartet is often augmented by Austin violinists Danny Levin or Katie Holmes. The Marshall Ford Swing Band tours as a duo, trio, quartet, or quintet. The band showcases western swing traditions, while drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as Nat King Cole, Bob Wills, T-Bone Walker, and Django Reinhardt. The Marshall Ford Swing Band's combination of toe-tapping western swing and bebop jazz can swing any dance floor into a full tilt boogie.

contact
Book Marshall Ford Swing Band
PO Box 41808
Austin, TX  78704

phone 512/667-4954
fax /
e-mail bookmfsb@gmail.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $4000
school performance $1500 - $3000
optional service workshops/camps $1500 - $3000
website http://www.marshallfordswingband.com/

 

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison have released fourteen albums between them, toured with combined solo shows, and appeared on each other's records. The Bruce & Kelly Show is a nationally renowned favorite. The duo's 2013 release "Cheater's Game," their first full-album collaboration, garnered two nominations from the Americana Music Association for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year, and the album remained #1 on the Americana charts for 12 weeks. Bruce and Kelly can tour as a full band or as a duo. Bruce Robison can tour with a small acoustic group or as a solo act. He can also teach songwriting workshops. Kelly can also appear with her own backing band independently from Bruce.

contact
Davis McLarty
4609 Eagle Feather Drive
Austin, TX  78735

phone 512/444-8750
fax /
e-mail davis@atomicmusicgroup.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $10000
school performance $750 - $1000
optional service workshop/camp $1000 - $3000
website http://www.brucerobison.com

 

Peggy Stern

Peggy Stern

A recent transplant to Austin, Peggy Stern has had a rich and varied career as a musician, having toured with many jazz greats (Lee Konitz, Diane Schuur, David “Fathead” Newman, and more), and played in numerous jazz festivals worldwide. Since coming to Texas, Peggy has adopted the Texas Swing style, adding to her already eclectic embrace of musical disciplines. Perhaps best known as a composer, Peggy has four tunes in the Real Book (the “jazz bible”). Peggy created the Wall Street Jazz Festival ("where the traditions meet the progressives, and all the leaders are women") in Kingston, NY, which has been held twelve consecutive years to date. Peggy Stern can perform solo, including repertoire from the Great American Songbook, the Texas Swing Songbook, and original compositions. Her duo concerts illustrate a live “conversation,” in which the participants must listen carefully to each other, and improvise together; repertoire includes mostly standards. Trio, quartet, or quintet concerts might include bass, drums, vocals, saxophones, trumpets, etc., and the repertoire will be chosen from the Great American Songbook, the Texas Swing Songbook, and original compositions. The Z OCTET concert will be specifically the music from Peggy’s latest album, Z OCTET.

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Danielle Reich
PO Box 300907
Austin, TX  78703

phone 713/859-6515
fax /
e-mail daniellereichmusic@gmail.com
public performance/concert $500 - $7500
school performance $500 - $7500
website http://www.peggystern.com/

 

Tejas Brothers

Tejas Brothers

When rock 'n' roll meets Tex-Mex in a honky tonk that is home to the blues, you get the Tejas Brothers. This quartet absolutely disregards any notions of staying within a certain "genre." If it feels good, and makes people happy, it ought to be a Tejas Brothers song. Shows are family-friendly and focus on the idea that we only live once, and we should all get the most out of life. In 2013, the Dallas Observer Music Awards named the Tejas Brothers "Best Country Act." Their latest CD, "Live a Little More," was produced by Lloyd Maines. In 2009, they had the #7 album on the Americana Radio Airplay Charts. The Tejas Brothers is a four-piece band comprising accordion, upright bass, guitar, and drums. Shows can be acoustic or electric, and up to two hours in length. The Tejas Brothers' repertoire of original and cover songs include: Boogie Woogie Mamacita (original); I Can't Sleep (original); Don't Be So Mean (original); Seven Spanish Angels; Hey Baby Que Paso; Crying Time; and El Sapito. Production and lights for venues of up to 250 people can be provided.

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Brooks Kendall
2505 Scenic View Court
Granbury, TX  76048

phone 817/573-6100
fax 817/977-6307
e-mail brooks@kenran.com
public performance/concert $2000 - $6000
school performance $1500 - $4000
website http://www.tejasbrothers.com

 

Texas Gypsies

Texas Gypsies

The Texas Gypsies describe their music as "vintage jazzy swingin' cool hep cat sounds of the 20's-30's along with a taste of western swing, with a mix of gypsy jazz magic sprinkled over the top and a pinch of retro deco rockabilly!" This award-winning band mixes passionate violin, a blazing horn section, rocking swinging guitars, slapping upright bass, and retro style drumming to harmoniously create their own unique, fun and artistic sound! The band can perform with from 4 to 8 members for a great and memorable show! The band performs a mix of classic instrumental and vocal music of American swing and jazz music of the 1920's, 30's, 40's, European gypsy jazz, and many original songs, too. The band will dress in vintage era costumes and are available to lecture on early American jazz and swing music.

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Steve Curry
1126 Shady Oaks Ct.
Allen, TX  75002

phone 469/879-2646
fax /
e-mail senorocho@yahoo.com
public performance/concert $1600 - $7500
school performance $1000 - $4500
website http://www.texasgypsies.com

 

Two Tons of Steel

Two Tons of Steel

Two Tons of Steel is an American rockabilly and Texas country band. Before there was Americana or Texas country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his band created a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of "Texas" sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk. The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the city’s most loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine and launching a 20-year journey for the band. Two Tons of Steel performs their own original music from eight albums. The band has performed numerous times at the legendary Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas. In 2013, the band marked 18 years of "Two Ton Tuesday Live from Gruene Hall." The summer-long event drew 13,000 fans in 2012 and more than 150,000 fans since it began its annual run in 1995.

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Aggie Gardener
4609 Eagle Feather Drive
Austin, TX  78735

phone 512/444-8750
fax /
e-mail aggie@atomicmusicgroup.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $4000
school performance $1500 - $2500
website http://www.twotons.com

 

R.J. Vandygriff

R.J. Vandygriff

R.J. Vandygriff is an award-winning singer, songwriter, poet, playwright, actor, and a real Texas cowboy. In 2004 he received the Will Rogers award for excellence, in 2012 the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and in 2013 the "Cowboy Keeper" Award from National Day of the Cowboy. R.J. had a small recurring role as "Ranger Mike" in the hit CBS series "Walker, Texas Ranger," and has appeared in numerous regional and national commercials. As a singer, he has shared the stage with the biggest names in country music, pop, and rock n' roll. "The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!" is a one-man musical comedy about the most fascinating character to ever ride across the pages of history: the American Cowboy. Joe Texas tells the story of the cowboy from the 1860s to today through songs, poems, and stories. One of the most successful one-man musicals ever, the show has begun its 26th year of touring-- truly a Texas original. R.J. also offers a Cowboy Concert program, a concert/lecture on the life of the cowboy.

contact
R.J. Vandygriff
PO Box 85
Lipscomb, TX  79056

phone 806/852-2432
fax 806/852-2432
e-mail rjvandygriff@yahoo.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $5000
school performance $750 - $1500
website http://www.cowboyaintdeadyet.com

 

State Artist Jimmie Vaughan

State Artist Jimmie Vaughan

Dallas native Jimmie Vaughan, 2015 Texas State Musician, is one of the most respected and critically acclaimed guitarists in the world of contemporary music. His groundbreaking band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, introduced the Texas blues to the MTV generation and a universal audience. Vaughan has been nominated for GRAMMY Awards for his work with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, as well as his work as a solo artist, in addition to the critically acclaimed “Family Style” record he recorded with his younger brother Stevie Ray Vaughan, which sold over one million copies worldwide. Jimmie has performed and recorded with legends such as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Don Henley, and his younger brother Stevie Ray Vaughan. Throughout his career, Jimmie has carried on the Texas blues tradition of T Bone Walker, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Lightning Hopkins, while creating his own unique sound and style. Jimmie Vaughan is proud and honored to be a Texas musician.

contact
Garry Buck
Monterey International 200 West Superior, Suite 202
Chicago, IL  60654

phone 312/640-7500
fax /
e-mail garry@montereyinternational.net
website http://www.jimmievaughan.com

 

Redd Volkaert

Redd Volkaert

Redd Volkaert is arguably the best guitarist in a town (Austin) overflowing with them. Inspiring a cult of guitar twangers, Redd made his name as lead picker with Merle Haggard. He is an in-demand studio pro and guitar clinician in LA and Nashville but makes his home in Bastrop, TX. Redd plays everything from good ole country to honky tonk to western swing, is a great singer, and leads his own 4/5 piece band in everything honky tonk! He holds a GRAMMY for Best Country Instrumental Performance on Brad Paisley’s "Cluster Pluck." Watching him do those flashy licks like no other human being could ever do...you watch a master.

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Bill Penn
PO Box 1652
Manchaca, TX  78652

phone 512/771-8303
fax /
e-mail redcowbill@austin.rr.com
public performance/concert $1750 - $7500
school performance $750 - $1500
optional service workshops/camps $750 - $7500
website http://www.reddvolkaert.com

 

Dale Watson

Dale Watson

Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. Watson is an American country/Texas country singer, guitarist, songwriter, and self-published author based in Austin. He coined "Ameripolitan" as a new genre of original music and has positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider who is interested in recording authentic country music. Doing just this, he has become a favorite of critics and alt-country fans, achieving national and international critical acclaim and receiving constant demand for appearances. Dale Watson tours fronting his band, the Lonestars, performing Watson’s original songs consisting of classic honky tonk, country and Western music that he best describes as "Ameripolitan." Watson tours all over the country, but can be found playing regularly at his Monday night residence at the Continental Club. He is also a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry.

contact
Davis McLarty
4609 Eagle Feather Drive
Austin, TX  78735

phone 512/444-8750
fax /
e-mail davis@atomicmusicgroup.com
public performance/concert $3000 - $5000
school performance $2500 - $3500
website http://www.dalewatson.com

 

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson headlines numerous concerts and private events each year both as a solo performing artist and with the acclaimed Matt Wilson Band. In 2015 he released his 6th CD, “Hundred Bucks," and began limited touring with his most recent production, "Matt Wilson - On the Road and Off the Record." This Dallas native first gained national exposure as the "Piano-Man" in the First National Tour of the Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp Tony Award-winning musical "Movin' Out." In 2005, Matt was honored with a resolution by the Texas State Senate for his achievements in the area of fine arts. Drawing from his vast repertoire of original and pop/rock standards, Matt relates his experiences from over 20 years of performing on Broadway and throughout the world through story and song. While performing at schools, churches, concert venues, and theaters, Matt prefers to work with and incorporate students, church members, and local artists into his performances. The show’s material focuses on useful life lessons and “behind-the-curtain” practical entertainment know-how.

contact
Michael Mordecai
12400 Highway 71 West, Suite 350-177
Austin, TX  78738

phone 512/477-7777
fax /
e-mail mike@bbabooking.com
public performance/concert $500 - $7500
school performance $300 - $1500
website http://www.mattwilsonband.com/

 


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