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River Jam Artist Preview: Bo Brumble

Bo Brumble is one of those artists that has a presence.  It’s an easy one, but you notice him when he’s onstage and off.  He’s multi-talented and is omnipresent around the greater Austin scene.  You’re as likely to find him singing his own songs as you are enjoying someone else’s.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Prophets and Outlaws

Few bands mix styles as effortlessly as the Dallas based Prophets and Outlaws.  Vibes of country, rock, soul, r&b and more blend into a potent mix of a sound all their own.  These cats know how to get down in just about every manner you can imagine.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Mike Ethan Messick

He’s written one of the most enduring songs of this scene, yet most casual fans don’t even know his name.  That’s a shame because Mike Ethan Messick is a songwriter to be reckoned with and properly appreciated. He cut his teeth in the College Station environment that birthed many of his peers (Jamie Lin Wilson, Larry Hooper, Roger Creager, Dub Miller), but he’s found his groove in the lower Hill Country.… Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Mark Allan Atwood


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: Johnny Chops

While many know him solely as the bassist in the Randy Rogers Band, Johnny Chops has established himself as a formidable singer/songwriter/musician in his own right.  He fronts the side project Johnny Chops and the Razors and continues to write some of the most rockin’ honky-tonk infused songs around.  … Read the rest