River Jam Artist Preview: Josh Grider

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/River Jam 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 River Jam 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. Few people are able

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River Jam Artist Preview: Nate Rodriguez

Nate Rodriguez is one of the most talented individuals we’ve ever showcased.  His voice is rich in soul, power and range.  The original songs he writes are slices of the Victoria, TX upbringing he endured.  Playing sideman as a lead guitarist and drummer has helped Rodriguez hone his skills and sharpen his artistic focus.  He’s the glue of this event and left as the talk of the festival a few times.  He epitomizes our Galleywinter focus of bringing new music to your ears.  Rodriguez is too good to be as underappreciated as he is. Performance date/time:  Sunday Aug 1 –

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Music Premiere: Curtis Grimes – “River Road Dream”

Seeing as it is River Jam week, we thought it would be good to slide in a little river themed music premiere for all of you. On Friday, Curtis Grimes is finally releasing his long awaited self-titled record. Most of the album is already out there in the form of singles, including our featured track “River Road Dream.” You may have heard it as it’s already in the hunt on some of the Texas regional radio charts. A feel good love song, “River Road Dream” is a Texas spin on the American Dream. A young couple saving their pennies to

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River Jam Artist Preview: Mike Valliere

Copper Chief is a band that has established itself as a preeminent rowdy honky-tonk outfit that can translate that style from the biggest stages to the most historic bar rooms.  Leading that charge alongside Rio Tripiano is Mike Valliere.  Mike Valliere handles many of the lead vocals for the band and is in the midst of an acoustic tour with fellow River Jam artist Mike Stanley.  The last stop on their jaunt is Lone Star Floathouse and River Jam 2021.  Come see Mike V play your favorite Copper Chief songs, perhaps an obscure cover or two, and you just might

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River Jam Artist Preview: Nyles Robakiewicz

Shaker Hymns is a band on the verge of breaking through.  The music they make is in the vein of vintage Cross Canadian Ragweed and contemporary Whiskey Myers.  There have been many bands to play in that style, but few emulate it and create their own vision of it with the verve and originality of Shaker Hymns.  The San Marcos based band is led by Nyles Robakiewicz, an adept and versatile stylist both with his voice and six strings.  As an ace guitarist, Robakiewicz has learned when to step on the pedal and when to throttle back.  He does the

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