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River Jam Artist Preview: Mark Allan Atwood

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Mark Allan Atwood is a music business veteran.  He’s been knocking around the Texas scene for nearly 30 years.  He’s fronted country bands and metal bands.  But, at the root of it all has been his authentic songwriting.  Inspired by the likes of legendary songwriters such as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt, Atwood stands on their shoulders as he crafts his own tunes.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner was one of the brightest talents in the Texas scene back in the day.  He cut his teeth at the same Cheatham Street open mics as Randy Rogers and ultimately delivered a slew of radio hits before taking a step back from his career.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Austin Gilliam

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Austin Gilliam is a New Braunfels musical treasure.  Vocals, guitar, songwriting…there’s not much he can’t do or many who he has not done it with.  He’s been frontman, sideman and co-writer.  A fixture of the local music scene who has been creeping into regional consciousness on the power of his musicality.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Mike Stanley

Mike Stanley may be the hardest worker in a music scene full of them.  It’s rare that he’s not gigging.  If the day ends in Y, he’s got a guitar in his hands on a stage singing his blues laden spin on Texas Music.  … Read the rest

River Jam Preview: John Dempsy

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John Dempsy is one of the most underrated artists in our wide scene. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and can play anything with strings in just about any band you throw him in.  Yet, it’s his own singer/songwriter side that is the most interesting thing about him.  … Read the rest