You can find the entire line-up HERE at 10AM central, and it is already posted on the LJT app for iPhones. Here are a few highlights we are looking forward to. As always, this is a formidable and very comprehensive lineup that has something for every taste and fan. There are country acts, rock acts, folk acts, legendary acts and new acts. Sometimes back to back. The list below is far from comprehensive, it just includes many of the sets we won’t be missing and felt were particularly notable.
(all times approximate)
TUE APRIL 22
8:00PM – Bud Light Stage - Bart Crow returns to the mainstage of the festival he started attending as a Tarleton State student in the late 90′s. He was off the bill for a couple years before returning and he never sounds better than out at LJT.
WED APRIL 23
3:30PM- Allsup’s Stage -The reverend Walt Wilkins takes to the Allsup’s Stage with his Mystiqueros backing him. It is sure to be a soulful, mystical and magical trip through Walt’s catalog of songwriting gems.
4:30PM-Allsup’s Stage – In the words of Robert Earl Keen, “the great Joe Ely” takes the stage next. Ely is known for his intense live shows that have inspired everyone from Bruce Springsteen to The Clash. This should be no different.
6:00PM -Bud Light Stage – One of our favorite bands, Uncle Lucius, makes their LJT debut. Nobody brings it quite like our favorite uncle. A country jam band … Keep Reading
Much like the recent high profile departure of Josh Weathers from our music scene, tomorrow night Six Market Blvd says goodbye with a gig at their home base of City Limits in Stephenville. The band, known for its fresh energy and zestful live show is calling it quits so lead singer Clayton Landau can focus on other endeavours and callings. Landau will be pursuing other business ventures and pouring his musical talents into praise music. The rest of the band, Josh Serrato (lead guitar), Ben Hussey (bass/vocals) and Red Shahan (guitar/vocals) will forge ahead with a new project that finds Shahan in the lead role.
This band has had a formidable five year run. They rose quickly up the ladder of Texas Music through the power of their unique songwriting and a strong base in the Stephenville-Fort Worth areas rooted in their formation at Tarleton State University. They’ve been a friend and advocate to Galleywinter and we, along with everyone else that has been charmed by their music will miss them. Here’s to the good times and the music that will live on into perpetuity. Best of luck to all and we look forward to digging into the new music fronted by Shahan.
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.
When asked to write a review of Marc Broussard this weekend by Galleywinter, I was a little taken aback. When I think of Galleywinter, I think of Texas Music, the boys from Oklahoma, and maybe a few bands from North Carolina, but I don’t think of artists like Marc Broussard or Tab Benoit who happen to come from Louisiana. But in the end, Galleywinter is about good music that deserves a place to be heard, and that is where Marc Broussard enters the picture; he fits into the same realm as the Sean McConnell’s, Uncle Lucius’ and Josh Weathers’ of this scene.
First things first: If you’re in Dallas and want to see your favorite musician play every note, the Kessler Theatre is the place to go. It is a small, unique theater that is a true music lover’s paradise. The crowds come to listen, laugh, and enjoy the artist and his work. If you want to avoid standing room only tickets, make sure to get them early. I have seen Todd Snider, Hayes Carll, and Marc Broussard at the Kessler and all three shows have been sold out well before show time.
This night out at the Kessler did not disappoint. The Austin based band, Mingo Fishtrap came out horns blazing to fire up the crowd and it worked. As if this band gave them a choice because when these guys go on, they go big. Lead singer/guitarist Roger Blevins Jr. brings it with … Keep Reading