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{Face The Music} October 5, 2005

Back, back, back again… with the second edition of Face the Music – the weekly article that highlights a few shows from the past week, provides you with a heads up for CD releases, updates you with life events for band members and the Galleywinter family, and gives you a glimpse of upcoming events in the Texas/Red Dirt Music scene. Check back each week to keep up with the dirt in and around the scene!

Shows in Review
Stoney Larue and Jason Boland played a memorable show at the Firehouse in Houston last Friday night. Many Galleywinter members attended and they’re still talking about this amazing show! You can read what the fans have to say in both Stoney and Jason’s forums.

The Lost Trailers made their long awaited return to Texas with a show at Billy Bob’s last Friday night. If you missed the show, don’t worry, you can read all of the rave reviews and catch the Trailers at the State Fair of Texas later this month.

Upcoming Events Micky and The Motorcars are starting the weekend early with a show at Love & War in Dallas on Thursday night.

Pat Green & Friends are returning to the Woodlands this Saturday for KILT’s fourth annual Fall Fandango! Joining Pat this year are Django Walker, Bobby Pinson, Shooter Jennings, Randy Rogers Band, Dierks Bentley, Hayes Carll, Stoney LaRue & Wade Bowen.

Looking for a Fall Fandango pre-party? Head on over to the Firehouse Saloon Friday night for a performance from the Eli Young Band.

The first Annual TX OU Fest is this Friday, October 7th in Addison, Texas. Helping to kick-off the weekend are Galleywinter favorites: Stoney Laure, Bleu Edmondson, Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, Kevin Fowler & Jason Boland. For more information, or to purchase tickets to the event, visit the official TX OU Fest website.

Django Walker returns to Dallas on Friday night to headline the official
TX OU Fest after-party . The after-party begins at 11:30 pm at Gilley’s in Dallas!

Want to find out what’s happening in your neck of the woods? Visit the Texas/Red Dirt Events and Discussions forum for concert listings by area.

CD Releases
The major release this week is Galleywinter’s featured artist Cross Canadian Ragweed’s new album Garage. It came out on October 4th and people can’t get enough of it! And if you’re into collecting vinyl, then you’re in luck – the vinyl record of the album ships out next week!

The Dirt
Galleywinter would like to congratulate Dierks Bentley on his induction into the Grand Ole Opry. Dierks, currently the youngest member of the Opry, was officially inducted on Saturday, October 1st.

We would also like to congratulate Billy Joe Shaver on his marriage to Wanda Lynn Canady on Monday, September 26th. Wishing y’all nothing but the best and much happiness from here on out!

Just for fun
A new section for Face the Music – there are numerous places to turn for information in the scene – both on Galleywinter, and elsewhere, so we thought we’d provide you with a few links each week that might put new and exciting resources at your fingertips… Some say it’s the biggest event in Texas/Red Dirt music each year, and I for one tend to agree – it’s Musicfest 2006 in Steamboat Springs, CO. For those of you that have never experienced it, check out the video link on page 35 of the thread – it’ll give you an idea of the experience that is sometimes difficult to put into words…

Also check out Mavrik Magazine! This is a new publication that includes stories and interviews and in-depth event reviews that you can’t find anywhere else. The premier edition is available now and they are busily working on the next edition as well… You can also get yearly subscriptions to ensure that you don’t miss out on anything! Check it out!

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