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Greenfest Artist Preview: Leroy Powell

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Of all the acts on the GF14 bill, Leroy Powell might be the biggest mystery to many fans.  You may not know his name yet, but you definitely will after next weekend.  You almost certainly already know his music too, whether you realize it or not.  Powell is a highly demanded producer, songwriter and session musician that has worked with the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Whiskey Myers and most infamously Shooter Jennings.  Powell’s brand of music is honky-tonk throwback with heavy doses of ear-splitting rock n’ roll.  He calls his backing band the Messengers, and he is coming down to Texas to deliver a message at GF14.  Jump on the Powell bandwagon now and get ready for a grooving set of country, rock, soul and more.  This guy is a certified badass that is respected throughout the industry by all of your favorite artists…come see why at GF14.

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Performance date/time:  Sat July 26 at River Road Ice House, 8PM

Years at Greenfest:  Debut

Greenfest Artist Preview: Walt Wilkins

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Walt Wilkins is the unofficial modern poet laureate of Texas. The late Steve Fromholz held the official title most recently, and Wilkins definitely blazes his own, unique Lone Star path.  As often described by Hogleg, attending a Walt Wilkins show is akin to worshiping at a church that has cold beer. Even at its most outer surfaces, Wilkins’ music is filled with a spirituality few can match.  Wilkins is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, mentor and perhaps greatest of all a collective conscience for our music scene.  One would struggle to find someone who has influenced and impacted modern Texas Music more than Walt.  On the GF14 bill alone, you will find nearly a dozen artists who have worked directly with Walt in some form or fashion.

Walt played Greenfest 7 at Antone’s with his Mystiqueros and we’ve been attemping to to get him back every year since then, the timing just never worked out.  Thank the Lord it worked out this year.  Walt will be in the final set of Greenfest alongside two of his friends, collaborators and proteges, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy. It will be special, and you will feel something stir deep inside your soul.  Join us and Reverend Walter Wilkins at the Lone Star Float House Church of Texas Music on the banks of the Guadalupe.

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Performance date/time:  Sun July 27 at Lone Star Float House. 8PM

Years at Greenfest:  2

 

Lincoln “LD” Durham

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“Let the wind act as a savior Let it guide like a savior should May the river have mercy have mercy on the drifting wood.” -LD

A lot of you know I have had the pleasure and honor to roll across the country and back and back again with Lincoln and Annie Durham last year. And if you didn’t know let me tell you a little about it.  Everywhere I went people would ask me how did you get this gig? Loving music and people is always the answer. It’s the answer for all of this stuff I do. I really didn’t do much else to get here. There is no straight path to all of this. It’s all pretty organic at the end of the day. I do know this undoubtedly. If you want to grow something in life you have to water it with passion. I remember when I agreed to take the Lincoln gig I asked where we were going first? Annie said, “Tupelo, Mississippi we leave on Thursday.” Sounded like a great place to start. I had no idea what would happen over the next year. The gigs, the cities, the miles, taking a shit in a trash can… I wouldn’t trade for any of it. It was as killer as you think it was. I’m ready to do it again if duty calls.

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Greenfest Artist Preview: The Bigsbys

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The Bibsbys are proudly continuing the tradition of the southern/roots rock resurgence in Texas currently being led by Whiskey Myers.  Raw, bluesy and full of emotion, this is a band blasting out heartfelt lyrics backed with the crunch of Gibson firepower.  Fresh and real.  They never let the intensity overrun the emotion.  As they said about themselves “gritty, but easy on the ears.”  That’s about right.   These boys bring a young edge to a style of music that can grow stale in the wrong hands.  We are glad to have them kicking off Greenfest Saturday. Get there early to see one of the next big things in Texas Music.

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Performance date/time:  Sat July 26 at River Road Icehouse. 4PM

Years at Greenfest:  Debut

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Greenfest Artist Preview: Josh Grider

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Josh Grider has long been a Galleywinter favorite dating back to his earliest performing days in Waco.  Hand in hand with that, Grider has performed at Greenfest in various forms.  Acoustic, full band, trio, special guest…you name it.  Each time he has killed it. Each time he has brought something special.  Each time he’s left the crowd wanting more.  Grider returns to Greenfest this year as part of the Lone Star Floathouse acoustic songswap jam.  The past few years have found Grider on a continual career upswing;, and scoring several hits on Texas Radio. We’re proud to have been on the bandwagon since the beginning and even more proud to have him play Greenfest again.

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Performance date/time:  Sun July 27 at Lone Star Floathouse.  8PM.

Years at Greenfest:  7

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