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River Jam Artist Preview: Kensie Coppin


Kensie Coppin was bitten by the music bug at an early age.  She moved to Nashville at age 13 to chase her dreams before ending up back in Texas several years later to put her new knowledge to work.  This young artist has a shape shifting ability to perform a variety of styles.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: K Phillips

K Phillips came out of seemingly nowhere to deliver one of the finest debut albums in the history of this scene with 2012’s American Girls .  A striking collection of songs that would be quite the accomplishment for a veteran songwriter, let alone a debut album. … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Clayton Landua

Bands don’t last.  There are exceptions , but they are rare.  One band from this scene that made significant inroads was 6 Market Blvd.  Their music continues to resonate and influence some three years after they called it quits.  A few one-off reunion shows and a band members that have found other gigs aside, it’s been lead singer Clayton Landua who has been the most quiet.… Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Red Shahan


Few artists come out of the gate stronger with their debut record than Red Shahan did in 2015.  Men and Coyotes is a masterwork.  It’s a record full of lyrical punches and tumbling styles.  Strains of Chris Knight ride alongside bits of Stoney LaRue’s vocal timbre, and there are even guitar tones that echo Doyle Bramhall’s singular phrasing and style.  … Read the rest

Why River Jam?

When Hogleg retired, he wrote a blistering treatise that everyone should read. There is one part in particular related to the name change of our festival.  Greenfest lasted for 16 years in various iterations. George’s, Antone’s, RRIH, The Phoenix, Momo’s, Coppertank and more.… Read the rest