River Jam Artist Preview: Jamie Lin Wilson

Jamie Lin Wilson is a dynamic and vibrant light in this music scene.  A torchbearing trailblazer leaning with a unique sound, worldview and perspective. Her voice recalls the high lonesome voices of country music’s past, and her songs are stripped-down, heart-filled songs of truth that distill modern life to its most essential emotions. Despite her traditional country leanings, Wilson’s marvelous vocal and instrumental talents also give her some folk music chops as well. Like Emmylou Harris and a few others, her voice blends well with traditional folk songs, and Wilson’s ability to play guitar, mandolin, and harmonica also helps her standout

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River Jam Artist Preview: Zac Wilkerson

There’s a soulful, groove based sound bounding down from the panhandle courtesy of Zac Wilkerson and The Wayward Souls.  ZW and crew jumped onto radars a couple year’s back by winning an LJT contest and getting on the coveted bill of that festival.  They have followed that up with a steady grind of gigs and some fantastic studio efforts.  Wilkerson’s music evokes influences as seemingly disparate as Walt Wilkins and Bill Withers…or Tom Petty and Otis Redding. This is music that will make you dance, sway, sing, and stomp backed by lyrics that make you think.  It’s a win-win. River

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River Jam Artist Preview: Jesse Dayton

Few artists come to the table with more legitimate bonafides than Jesse Dayton.  He’s the real deal.  A hard-charging troubadour with a range of style and catalog of songs to back up his badassery.  Lead guitar for Waylon and Cash? He’s done it.  Selling out venues across the globe?  He’s done it.  Collaborating with Rob Zombie on film projects? He’s done it.  Quite simply, if it’s cool, it is Jesse Dayton.  He’s not only an alarmingly great guitar slinger, he’s a songwriter of significant talent as well.  Dayton’s live show is renowned for its intensity and energy and we’re beyond

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River Jam Artist Preview: Kayla Ray

A honky-tonk throwback firecracker.  Relatively unknown outside of her central Texas roots, she’s drawn comparisons to other stone cold troubadours.  She’s somewhere between Dale Watson and Miranda Lambert if that makes sense to you.  Her records have been produced by Jason Eady so that should sort of give you an idea of what this girl brings to the table. Excited to have her back at River Jam this year and let people experience her music for the first time. **She is joining fellow River Jam artist Haley Cole at Floathouse this weekend if you’d like a preview! RJ Tickets:  RJ Tix

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