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LJT Campsite Jams

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We are teaming up with our friends over at TXRDR.com to bring you the best of what makes LJT special each year:  those unique and magical acoustic moments around campfires.  The guitar pulls that last until sunrise and feature some kid you’ve never heard of singing his heart out right alongside someone who headlined the mainstage earlier the previous day.  The feeling of community and spiritual harmony that is found in these instances can’t be matched and we’re stoked to be joining forces with the TXRDR boys to bring you the best of the best.  We’ll be cultivating a special set of campsite jam sessions Thursday-Saturday nights.  We did this in the past with Mandatory FM to great acclaim and aim to recreate that magic.  Drop by and say hi after the mainstage shuts down.  It’s gonna be a scene not to be missed!… Keep Reading

Greenfest 14

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Planning for this year’s edition of Greenfest began in the waning stages of last year’s festival.  We knew we wanted to keep the same vibe, but ratchet it up just a notch.  Greenfest has always been a different type of festival.  A unique blend of exposure to new bands, jamming to familiar favorites, offbeat family reunion and good-times revival.  No matter the venue, line-up or location it’s always held true to the mantra of for the fans, by the fans.  Each year we gather input from other fans and winnow everything down into a potent mix of awesomeness as best we can. There are bedrock Greenfest artists that will be with us every year, and many new acts each year who could very well be the next big thing.  Turnpike Troubadours in 2010 comes to mind. They played early on the bill to a middling crowd.  12 months later they were headlining the biggest stages in the scene.

Greenfest 14 will once again take place over 2 days in New Braunfels, TX.  Tickets, $15, for Saturday will go on sale April 20th.  Sunday, as always, is FREE!

SAT JULY 26 at River Road Icehouse:  Shinyribs, Lincoln Durham, Seth James Band, Folk Family Revival, Leroy Powell and the Messengers, Chris King and The Bigsbys.  Full (and one-man) band shows.  Loud, live, electric and rockin’.

SUN JULY 27 at Lone Star Floathouse:  Walt Wilkins, Drew Kennedy, Adam Hood, Josh Grider, Ben Danaher, Kylie Rae Harris, Jamie Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, Nate … Keep Reading

4th Annual Ultimate LJT Giveaway

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Want to have the ultimate LJT Texas Music Fest experience?

Of course you do, and for the 4th straight year, Galleywinter brings you the opportunity to win the Ultimate LJT Giveaway!

WHAT YOU COULD WIN:

Grand prize includes:
-1 pair of 4-day festival tickets!
-Special meet ‘n greet tour with Larry Joe Taylor and other artists!
-Campfire acoustic concert to be held at your campsite** featuring William Clark Green and surprise guests!

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2nd prize: 1 pair of 3 day tickets

3rd prize: 1 pair of 2 day tickets

HOW TO ENTER:

1. FOLLOW Galleywinter on Twitter (@galleywinter)

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2.  LIKE Galleywinter on Facebook (/galleyw)

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3. RSVP as attending to the Ultimate LJT Giveaway Event on Facebook

4.  Leave a comment on this article with your name, your hometown and how many years you’ve attended  LJT?  (ie. John Doe. Dallas, TX. 4).

The contest runs from March 10 to April 10 at 5PM CST.

Winners will be chosen by random drawing and notified/announced on April 11th.

*Prize does NOT include campsite reservations and winners are responsible for securing their own camping spots.

**If a winner is found to be ineligible for any reason (such as not following Galleywinter on Twitter or not RSVP’d to the Facebook event) winners will be redrawn.

***If for some reason, the winner’s campsite is found to be inadequate for the campsite concert, the show will be moved to an alternate location nearby.

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2014 LSM Award Nominees

The  nominees for the 2014 Lone Star Music Awards were announced this morning.  You can vote once per email address by clicking HERE.
We are humbled and honored that once again, Greenfest was chosen as a nominee for Festival of the Year.  The entire field of nominees in each category are filled with special people, songs, events and albums, we are lucky to be included in such amazing company.

Album Of The Year 
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Dark & Dirty Mile
Jason Isbell – Southeastern
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
Randy Rogers Band – Trouble
Shinyribs – Gulf Coast Museum
Slaid Cleaves – Still Fighting The War
William Clark Green – Rose Queen

Country Album Of The Year 
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – Cheater’s Game
Chris King – 1983
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Dark & Dirty Mile
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
Kyle Park – Beggin’ For More
Sturgill Simpson – High Top Mountain
Zane Williams – Overnight Success

Americana/Roots-Rock Album Of The Year 
Jason Isbell – Southeastern
Quaker City Night Hawks – Honcho
Reckless Kelly – Long Night Moon
Shinyribs – Gulf Coast Museum
Sons Of Fathers – Burning Days
Thieving Birds – Gold Coast
William Clark Green – Rose Queen

Singer-Songwriter/Folk Album Of The Year 
Amanda Shires – Down Fell The Doves
Drew Kennedy – Wide Listener
Guy Clark – My Favorite Picture Of You
Owen Temple – Stories They Tell
Patty Griffin – American Kid
Slaid Cleaves

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Bowen Classic 2014

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The annual Wade Bowen Classic golf tournament and benefit concert dates have been announced for 2014.  The event will be held once again in Wade’s hometown of Waco, TX.  The concert will be on Sunday June 1 at Indian Spring Park in downtown Waco and the golf tournament will take place on Monday June 2 at 11AM at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.  This event has helped rasie hundreds of thousands of dollars for notable charities including last year’s huge donation to the West relief efforts.  It’s a great time for a greater cause.  We look forward to being involved yet again.

All the details can be found HERE.… Keep Reading