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River Jam Artist Preview: Jamie Lin Wilson

Jamie Lin Wilson is a dynamic and vibrant light in this music scene.  A torchbearing trailblazer leaning with a unique sound, worldview and perspective. Her voice recalls the high lonesome voices of country music’s past, and her songs are stripped-down, heart-filled songs of truth that distill modern life to its most essential emotions. Despite her traditional country leanings, Wilson’s marvelous vocal and instrumental talents also give her some folk music chops as well. Like Emmylou Harris and a few others, her voice blends well with traditional folk songs, and Wilson’s ability to play guitar, mandolin, and harmonica also helps her standout among contemporaries. Jamie Lin Wilson is a true voice, both as a performer and a leader. We are stoked to have her back at River Jam and with the full band treatment.

River Jam Tickets:  RJ Tix

Performance date/time:  Saturday July 28 at River Road Ice House, approx 9pm

Years at River Jam:  4

River Jam Artist Preview: Zac Wilkerson

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There’s a soulful, groove based sound bounding down from the panhandle courtesy of Zac Wilkerson and The Wayward Souls.  ZW and crew jumped onto radars a couple year’s back by winning an LJT contest and getting on the coveted bill of that festival.  They have followed that up with a steady grind of gigs and some fantastic studio efforts.  Wilkerson’s music evokes influences as seemingly disparate as Walt Wilkins and Bill Withers…or Tom Petty and Otis Redding. This is music that will make you dance, sway, sing, and stomp backed by lyrics that make you think.  It’s a win-win.

River Jam Tickets: RJ Tix

Performance date/time:  Sat July 28 at River Road Icehouse.  Approx 10:30PM.

Years at Greenfest:  Two

Twitter:  @Zac_Wilkerson

 

River Jam Artist Preview: Austin Gilliam

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Austin Gilliam is a New Braunfels musical treasure.  Vocals, guitar, songwriting…there’s not much he can’t do or many who he has not done it with.  He’s been frontman, sideman and co-writer.  A fixture of the local music scene who has been creeping into regional consciousness on the power of his musicality.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Mike Stanley

Mike Stanley may be the hardest worker in a music scene full of them.  It’s rare that he’s not gigging.  If the day ends in Y, he’s got a guitar in his hands on a stage singing his blues laden spin on Texas Music.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Sundae Drivers

Out of the ashes of a central Texas family band, Spivey Crossing, has emerged a formidable group known as Sundae Drivers.  Powered by the unique aspect of three lead singers and twin guitars, this band has grown a sizable and loyal following across the region and state. … Read the rest