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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River Jam Artist Preview: Gunnar Latham

A new arriver on the scene, Gunnar Latham’s love for music sprouted while growing up devoted to two sets of religious beliefs – the Southern Baptist church and rodeo. His father was a bull riding preacher, so it only made sense for Gunnar to wrestle steers while singing in the choir loft on Sundays. In 2019, Latham decided to take the Josh Ward route, dropping his calf rope in favor of his guitar. With the spring release of is first EP titled “Volume I”, Gunnar begins a different kind of grind, the one of a young country singer trying to

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River Jam Artist Preview: Drew Cooper

Hailing from Tucson, Arizona, Drew Cooper is working to make inroads within the Lone Star State. With influences ranging from Garth, to Bruce, to even Ragweed, it’s pretty obvious his blend of Americana integrates well with Texan tastes. Rather than twang, Cooper’s music is dosed in blue collar grit with rock influences, thanks mostly to a grizzled voice that’s raw and to the point. But even through the sandpaper, Drew can slow it down and deliver a ballad that’s tender and soothing. Come let Drew Cooper win you over. He’ll be playing the Sunday showcase on Aug 1st, down at

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