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River Jam

Our inaugural River Jam is coming.  July 28-30, 2017.

3 days.  3 venues. 25 artists.

Fri July 28–near the banks of the San Marcos River sits the hallowed hall that is Cheatham Street Warehouse.  A place that puts the sake of the song above all else.  Few young artists have captured that spirit of song to a greater degree than Red Shahan.  We are proud to have Red and his full band kicking our event off on Friday night, July 28 at Cheatham Street Warehouse.
CSW ticket info coming soon!

Sat July 29–at the point where River Road juts off from city life, you will find the gem that is known as River Road Icehouse.  Home to music aficionados, biker enthusiasts, college revelers, river rats and good time chasers everywhere.  We are proud to offer an eclectic line-up that is equal parts soul, roots, country, rock, folk and Americana.  Josh Weathers, K Phillips and Haley Cole will all have their full bands up on the mainstage.  Austin Gilliam will be tearing up the side stage.  The music will never stop and the jams will be epic.  And, of course we have one more act for the night that we can’t quite announce yet…but you’re gonna love it.
RRIH tickets——>https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1487476/

Sun July 30--located right around the corner from the famous Guadalupe River chute is the family owned river outfitter/burger joint/wedding venue/bar known as Lone Star Floathouse.  The best place in Comal County to grab a bite, a brew and a tune. Sundays are reserved for church and this is no different. An array of acoustic acts featuring Josh Grider, Jonny Burke, John Baumann, Austin Meade, Jackie Darlene, Nate Rodriguez, Kensie Coppin and more still to be revealed will take you on a spiritual musical journey as you are serenaded by the roaring waters of the Guad mere steps from the stage.
No ticket or armband required—it’s FREE!  But, please bring some cash to tip the artists with.  You’ll also want some cold Lone Star and a patty melt.

Jub Jam Reviewed and Interviewed

by: Cody Starr

Last month we did a preview of George Dunham’s 6th annual charity event, Jub Jam, which benefits The Senior Source, a non-profit dedicated to assisting the elderly in various capacities. Hosted at the historic Kessler Theater, it was headlined by Flatland Cavalry and featured a bunch of local artists – Matt Boggs (of Prophets and Outlaws), Bobby Duncan, Kyle Rae Harris, Steve Helms, Michael Padgett, The Gordon Keith Band, and of course George’s own, The Bird Dogs.

We were given all access and got to see everything and talk to everyone. Great music, great people and a huge success with the event raising a record high $75,000. Next year George is gonna need a bigger boat.

Lots of content for you to wade through, so enjoy. Thanks to the great Rob Chickering, former Ticket producer, for sharing his photos with us.

 

Here’s a mashup of the musical performances, 3+ hours of music distilled to 12 minutes. The last 5 is a fun finale with the entire gang covering “This Time Around” and Brady Black being Brady Black. You’re gonna like that.

Interviews

I’m just gonna throw these chats out here for you to consume at your leisure. It’s a mix of catching up with folks, talking about how the year is unfolding and other random banter. It’s one of the things I enjoy most about doing this, getting to know folks and sometimes talking about stuff outside of music. Apologies in advance, we did most of these in the dimly lit Green Room backstage and noise from the show would bleed in. It’s no Barbara Walters setup but we gave it the ol’ college try to boost the audio and lighting.

Cleto Cordero and Reid Dillon from Flatland Cavalry talking 2017, their lack of Ticket character knowledge, and the story behind “No Shade of Green.”

 

Laura Jane Houle, high-heeled fiddle player for Flatland Cavalry and PhD student.


Brady Black, fiddle player, Randy Rogers Band. Talking Christmas onesies and getting back into the studio towards the end of the year.


Bobby Duncan and Donovan Dodd (a.k.a. The Co-Write) talkin’ about Bobby’s new live album and podcast stuff.


Kylie Rae Harris on balancing music, motherhood, and a roofing job (yes)


Song writing insights from Steve Helms and Michael Padgett


I’m proud to bring you, The Poster Boy of Underachievement, the Student of Eros, the Station Cancer, the Devil’s Own – Gordon Keith

Yucking it up with George Dunham’s 23 year co-host, Craig “Junior” Miller.

Thanks again to George Dunham for allowing us to invade his personal space and shout out to my buddy Ashton Hines for helping cover it all.

Links to all the artists:

The Ticket
www.theticket.com

Flatland Cavalry
http://flatlandcavalry.com/

Bobby Duncan
https://bobbyduncanmusic.com/

Kylie Rae Harris
http://kylieraeharris.com/

Michael Padgett
http://michaelpadgettmusic.com

Prophets and Outlaws
http://prophetsandoutlaws.com/

The Bird Dogs
https://www.birddogsband.com/music/

Gordon Keith
http://gordonkeith.tumblr.com/

LJT 2017

 

Our official photographer Tim Murphy aka CrackersNCucumbers took in his first LJT experience last week.  Below is a gallery of the best moments he caught.

 

Do People Give A Damn About Songs Anymore?

The John Moreland song referenced in the title of this piece has been around for several years, but becomes more bitingly prophetic with each passing year (week? month?).  Dancehalls are dying and live music crowds are dwindling on the whole.  … Read the rest

Jumping on The Co-Write

The official podcast of this website is The Co-Write.  I was the most recent guest and I talked a wide range of topics with Bobby and Donovan ranging from the birth of this site, the past two decades of “Texas Music”, streaming, old school hip-hop, declining live music interest, who’s the next big thing and more.  … Read the rest