River Jam Artist Preview: Jackie Darlene

Singer/songwriters of the female persuasion have always been on an uneven playing field in the music biz at large and in the Texas scene especially.  Every great once in a while, a truly remarkable talent cuts through all the hurdles in her path.  One of the recent trailblazers doing this is Jackie Darlene.  This young lady possesses a raspy, raw and powerfully evocative vocal range that is paired with a songwriting voice that is equally magnetic.  Jackie has spent and continues to spend countless hours in the woodshed, on top of gigging 6 nights a week. Performance date/time:  Sunday July

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River Jam Artist Preview: Josh Grider

Josh Grider has long been a Galleywinter favorite dating back to his earliest performing days in Waco.  Hand in hand with that, Grider has performed at Greenfest/River Jam in various forms.  Acoustic, full band, trio, special guest…you name it.  Each time he has killed it. Each time he has brought something special.  Each time he’s left the crowd wanting more.  Grider returns to River Jam this year as part of the Lone Star Floathouse acoustic songswap jam.  The past few years have found Grider on a continual career upswing;, and scoring several hits on Texas Radio. Few people are able

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Mile 0 2019 Preview

Last year’s inaugural Mile 0 Fest was a rousing success by any measure. As we’ve learned from the recent spate of coverage regarding the doomed Fyre Fest, putting one on of this magnitude isn’t an easy undertaking.  The Mile 0 folks took their time in planning and organizing a destination music festival and pulled if off without anything but the most minor of hitches.  Heading into year 2 there are some improvements, some new things and all of the stuff everyone dug about year 1. The music. With over 70 acts, a dozen venues and five days there is something

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Favorites of 2018

The albums, songs, people and places (in no particular order) that were our favorites in 2018.   ALBUMS Kevin Galloway – The Change Galloway’s powerful vocals drive each song and provide them the proper gravitas to match the lyrics he has strained from his real life’s experiences.  These songs are unmistakably positive and affirming. Galloway is confident, romantic, soulful, thoughtful and commanding. Allman-esque guitar solos have been replaced in some aspects with copious, but tasty use of steel guitar and keys.  It’s a balanced, country sound that evokes Don Williams with Otis Redding’s voice.            

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Charlie Robison: Reaction

Damn Charlie Robison. Don’t even know what to say. Life of the Party will always be in my top 10. Thank you for all the great songs and great hangs. Sad day for sure man. Enjoy retirement and all the fishing trips you can handle! — WadeBowen (@WadeBowen) September 25, 2018 @CharlieRobison Hey buddy. Thinking about you today. Also thinking about all those times you took my money playing cards after the shows you let me open for you all those years. Cheers, here’s to a great career and some of my fav records. — Randy Rogers Band (@RandyRogersBand) September

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