River Jam Artist Preview: Thieving Birds

Thieving Birds are a rock band at their heart and a country band in the soul.  Heavy riffs mix with heartfelt lyrics that grab your attention and hold it.  Lead vocalist Ace Crayton is an able and adept singer that twists his octaves into all manner of emotional ranges.  Their songs range from ballads to foot-stomping bangers.  Thieving Birds are a band that is based in Texas, but has found acclaim nationwide.  If you like bands like Whiskey Myers and Lynyrd Skynyrd, then you will love Thieving Birds too.  Come jam the river with them on Sat July 31 at

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RIP Chad Sullins

Chad Sullins passed away unexpectedly from an aortic valve rupture on June 27, 2021. Chad Sullins was under appreciated and over talented. He wrote great songs and delivered them in a natural style that conveyed whatever emotions he was trying to put across. This is a significant loss for the Oklahoma music scene and Red Dirt at large. While never quite reaching the top of the mountain, Sullins carved out a career that was admired by his peers, lauded by critics and attached to by fans. Sullins cultivated a strong base in Stillwater, but had diehards in every pocket of

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June 2021: Circles and Cycles

Here at Galleywinter World Headquarters we receive all manner of artist promo emails, packages and assortments. Most recently, this included a very cool package from the Reckless Kelly crew re-issuing their fine double record from 2020.  As cool as that was, another recent message stoked my motivation for this month’s corner. It was an email from a publicist (not normally connected to the Texas scene or anything we really cover around here) asking for coverage of a new client of hers.  It was in reference to a young female artist who had scored “multiple chart hits in Texas!”  I listened

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Galleywinter River Jam 2021

Our annual pilgrimage to the nexus of rivers in the Texas Hill Country happens this year on Fri July 30, Sat July 31 and Sun August 1.  Converging at three esteemed venues: Cheatham Street Warehouse, Billy’s Ice and Lone Star Float House.  Come kick away the Covid blues and get back to some sun-splashed good time normalcy with your Galleywinter compadres! 3 days of live music.  3 venues.  (at least) opportunities to float a river.  Over 20 artists. Tickets on sale for Cheatham NOW!  Tickets on sale for Billy’s SOON!  Tickets not required for Lone Star Float House! Fri July

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Live Music is Back In Texas

Like many other industries over the past 16 months or so , things have been on ice for the music industry.  This has impacted no other facet of it greater than the independent music scene in Texas and Oklahoma.  A house concert here, a tiny bar there, sequestered Mondays on the regular.  All of it helped fill the void, but was unable to complete the caverns of despair caused by the loss of live music as we knew it prior to February 2020.  Things are changing though. Mile 0 Fest kicked off a swing of big shows that are ramping

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