River Jam Artist Preview: Juliet McConkey

Juliet McConkey is a name and artist to take note of. This Virginia transplant is turning heads and catching ears across the Hill Country, and for good reason. She is the proud winner of the prestigious Blue Light Live Songwriter Competition for 2018 and that’s just the start. McConkey has the type of earnest, honest voice that delivers music and messages that resonate far beyond the immediate listen. This is a songwriter that makes you think. Her youthful optimism is met with a guarded realism in both lyrics and performance. We are stoked to have her coming to do her

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River Jam Artist Preview: Sundae Drivers

Out of the ashes of a central Texas family band, Spivey Crossing, has emerged a formidable group known as Sundae Drivers.  Powered by the unique aspect of three lead singers and twin guitars, this band has grown a sizable and loyal following across the region and state.  Derrick Dutton gets most of the attention with his guitar prowess, but don’t sleep on the rhythm section of Chad Kasik on drums and Dave Pratka on bass.  Holli Kasik is an emotive vocalist and Lucas Montgomery is as engaging with his mandolin as he is his vocals.  Josh Williams provides a youthful

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River Jam Artist Preview: Zach Nytomt

Zach Nytomt has been a fantastic singer/songwriter creating a sizable buzz the past few years. He’s got an intense and dynamic performing style that is matched with his expressive songwriting. Nytomt brings a soulful folk approach to country songwriting that provides a fresh perspective and his voice presents these tunes in a way that stays with you long after the last note rings out. Come hear for yourself at River Jam. Performance date/time: Sunday July 14 at Lone Star Floathouse approx 5pm Years at event: Debut

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River Jam Artist Preview: Zach Pack

Fort Worth has a burgeoning music scene full of vibrant singer/songwriters of all types. Zach Pack is breaking through and sticking out with his laidback and witty spins on life, love and all that entails. He just dropped a debut EP produced by James Steinle and it’s worthy our time. Come see what he’s got to say at River Jam. Performance date/time:  Sunday July 14 at Lone Star Floathouse approx 4PM Years at event:  Debut

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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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