Robert Ellis is a tremendously respected singer/songwriter/guitarist. In the wake of George Jones’ death, there has been an outpouring of musical tributes. Ellis’ take on “The Grand Tour” may be the most simple, yet grand we’ve seen. We felt it was worth sharing. Enjoy!
Few artists do more for their hometown than Wade Bowen. He’s taken his musical platform and used it for charitable good a hundred times over. His annual Wade Bowen Classic concert and golf tournament has raised thousands upon thousands for worthy organizations in the central Texas area. There is no greater current need in the greater Waco area than the recovery efforts in West. Bowen has direct ties to the area and is eager to help our West friends and neighbors out the best he can. To that end, he’s called in his friends to help him put on a huge concert and golf tournament with all proceeds from this year’s Classic being directed toward West.
We at Galleywinter are excited and honored to once again be a part of the big festivities and anything we can do to help promote such a worthy cause we will most certainly do. This is the one event that we as a Texas Music community need to band together to help West. Let’s pool our resources and pull together in one direction to raise some much needed funds for the people in West.
One love. One scene. One big benefit concert. Let’s do this!
Concert: June 2 at Indian Springs Park in downtown Waco. Gates at 2:30. The line-up includes Bowen, Josh Abbott Band, Cody Canada, Seth James, Josh Weathers, Aaron Watson, Charlie Worsham and many more surprises.
Golf: 10AM at Cottonwood Creek in Waco.
Tickets/details can be found here: … Keep Reading
Your favorite Uncle returns to rock Greenfest once more. They will be capping off a hard-hitting and groove-filled Saturday full band main event at River Road Icehouse that includes Adam Hood, K Phillips, Josh Weathers, Javi Garcia and Quaker City Night Hawks. Our heads are spinning already. Uncle Lucius has proven themselves to be one of the finest touring bands in America today. Their blend of rock, country, soul and blues put them at the forefront of the Texas, Americana, and roots scenes. This is their second time at Greenfest and we aren’t sure we will be able to (or want to for that matter) keep the wolves away with this one.
Performance date/time: Sat July 27 at River Road Icehouse, approx 11PM.
Years at Greenfest: 2
Drew Kennedy has been a Greenfest anchor for the past seven years, as he has played in some capacity at each of the last eight events. Since 2009, Drew has hosted our Lone Star Floathouse acoustic river jam portion. His affable humor, immense talent and welcoming nature have been integral in making the Sunday part of Greenfest such a success. We are excited to have him back once again in the thick of the Sunday activities at Floathouse. Join us for what’s become a summer tradition: Drew’s Floathouse Greenfest set. You never know who will show up to sit in, listen or participate. A parrot just might join in.
Performance date/time: Sunday July 28 at Lone Star Floathouse, 9PM
Years at Greenfest: 8
LJT MUST HAVES:
BEVERAGES: Beer, Liquor (NO GLASS!), Bottled Water, Gatorade, Energy Drinks, Coffee. There are items sold on site, but it is cheaper and more convenient to bring your own.
FOOD: Anything you can think of that you’d take camping. Stuff to grill out, stuff to make breakfast with, jerky, chips, snacks, fruit, non-perishable items. The food from the vendors is excellent if you don’t feel like cooking out yourself. There are options ranging from breakfast tacos to fajitas and burgers and many other delicious items. But, plan to bring a good chunk of cash to pay for all of it over the course of the week.
ICE: Ice will be lifeblood of your LJT experience. It will keep your beer cold and your food fresh. If you’re not one of the lucky folks with an electricity hookup, you’ll be using more ice than you ever thought possible. Plan to arrive loaded down with as much ice as you can handle. Then, plan to buy plenty of it while you are out there. The rates for bags of ice are fair and you will become friends with the ice guys.
CLOTHES: Keep your eyes on the forecast as you pack and plan to pack for all temperatures and conditions. Rain showers and cold fronts have been known to pop up unexpectedly. It can range from unbearably hot during the afternoon to unspeakably cold at night. Flip flops … Keep Reading