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Bowen Classic 2014

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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.

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Marc Broussard Finds a Home at Kessler Theater

by: Tina and Damon Rodgers

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

Four on the Floor Tour

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What happens when you take four of the most popular bands from Texas and Oklahoma and put them on one bill together in markets that aren’t as familiar with them?  Well, we’re all about to find out.  Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue and Josh Abbott just kicked off a tour yesterday that started in Baton Rouge and will wind up in Massachusetts with stops in NYC and DC mixed in.  Taking Texas to the masses has been a mantra of this music scene for nearly 20 years.  Some have fared well in this venture and others have failed.  If you’re on the east coast and rarely get to see this kind of music, go check this tour out.  Find out what the buzz is about down here.

 

2/19 – Baton Rouge, LA; Varsity Theatre 

2/20 – Tuscaloosa, AL; The Jupiter 

2/21 – Memphis, TN; Minglewood Hall 

2/22 – Nashville, TN; Marathon Music Works 

2/25 – Knoxville, TN; Bijou Theatre 

2/26 – Athens, GA; Georgia Theatre 

2/27 – Raleigh, NC; Lincoln Theatre 

2/28 – Washington, D.C; 9:30 Club

3/1 – New York, NY; Terminal 5 

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Meet Parker Millsap

by: Brandon Meyers

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Sometimes it is hard to find the right words to try and introduce people to new music. If you try too hard you can oversell and turn people off. If you don’t do enough to sell it people just won’t be interested. It’s a fine line that I try to remember and find just the right balance.  Today is not one of those days. The following pitch will be loaded with praise in regards to the talent that is Purcell, OK native Parker Millsap.

Still shy of his 21st year on this big ball of dirt that spins around the sun; Millsap has proven he has a talent that could cement him as one of the next big stars to come out of Oklahoma. His debut album Palisades generated a buzz that garnered him attention from a few major players in the Americana/Folk music scene in 2013. Parker and band mates Michael Rose and Daniel Foulks opened several shows for Old Crow Medicine show and were able to showcase themselves to a much larger and diverse crowd than they typically played to at festivals and venues in their home state.

That exposure, coupled with an incredible new album that was released in early February, should continue to propel Millsap and company down a road laden with much success. The self-titled album has captured Parker and his music perfectly.  Upon hearing the raspy throaty vocals and hearing the well beyond his years storytelling, you instantly forget that … Keep Reading

Love IS What This Song’s About

Texas Music is often most noted for its rowdy barroom anthems and transcendent tales of good times.  Yet, it also has a sensitive side.  Something that may get lost in the mix from time to time, only to rocket to the forefront when it’s time to slowly scoot across the sawdust of a dancehall.  We asked several musicians, disc jockeys, booking agents, venue owners and other pertinent folks what their favorite love songs were and here are the top 10 most popular responses.

Agree?  Disagree? If your favorite wasn’t included let us know what it is in the comments section!

Enjoy…and Happy Valentine’s Day from Galleywinter!

1. Wade Bowen-”Who I Am”

2. Josh Grider-”Crazy Like You”

3. Brandon Rhyder-”Let The Good Times Roll”

4. Cory Morrow-”Always and Forever”

5. Randy Rogers Band- “One Woman”

6. Radney Foster-”I’m In”

7. Walt Wilkins-”Someone Somewhere Tonight”

8. Mike McClure-”Lucky Man”

9. Pat Green-”If I Had a Million”

10. Aaron Watson-”Next To Heaven”

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