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A PROPER CUP OF COFFEE: 512-858-0428; 951 Longview Cr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. FB. Austin based trio playing folk, blues, and swing, featuring Mark Warren on lead guitar, Dan Perkins on bass, and Gail Lewis on rhythm guitar and vocals. Original and cover songs serious and funny.

ALAN "BONES" DAVIS: 512-466-3170; Jonestown, TX 78645. Web. For profit and some charity Solo Musician: Folk, folk rock, country

ALEX HARVEY: 931-205-4303; Buchanan Dam, TX. Singer, songwriter.

ALLAN RAY REED: 512-944-0070; 250 W Flag Creek Ranch Rd, Llano, TX. Web. Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

ALMOST PATSY CLINE BAND: 210-844-8549; Web. Classic C&W

ASHLEE ROSE: 210-618-9710; 8418 Cimarron Dr, San Antonio, TX 78218. Web. Country singer who branches beyond country with her sultry voice and gutsy guitar skills. Beckendorf

BEN BECKENDORF: Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Blues

BENKO: An Austin-based trio, the only pop group around featuring vibraphone, bass, drums and vocals. YouTube, Facebook. Contact: Charles Ewing, 512-517-6614,

BETTY SOO: Singer/songwriter. Booking Contact: KT Gardner, Nancy Fly Agency, 512-288-2023

BIG ANTON AND THE ALLEY CATS: 512-921-0676; 505 E Jackson, Burnet. Top rated 50's and 60's rock and roll band. Damon Bierle

BIG COUNTRY: 210-889-4303; 20231 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221. Traditional Country dance music 5 piece band, Barbara B Chapman

BILL REID: 830-598-7653; Blues and TexAmericana here in Central Texas, as a solo or with a bass or my trio. Blues, Folk, Kids, Country Originals & Covers, and Some for Longhairs.

BILLY MATA AND THE TEXAS TRADITION: Web. Contact: Joanne Heston, 210-693-5959

BO PORTER: 512-745-1113; Web

BOB CHEEVERS: 615-300-1213; Austin, TX. Singer/songwriter. Bob is a Texas Music Awards 2011 "Singer/songwriter Of The Year", an Emmy-winning songwriter, Kerrville winner and was opening act for Johnny Cash's final tour. Bob lives in Austin and throughout Texas and the world spinning his rootsy, blues-flavored tales of life in a conversational language of the heart. See his "Blog" in column on right side of this page. Email:

BOBBY BEAL BAND: 210-913-1197; Johnson City, TX

BOBBY FLORES BAND: Web. Contact: Brenda Ullevig, 830-534-3569

(THE) BOERNE VILLAGE BAND: Oldest German band in the US.

BOOMER NORMAN TRIO: 512-448-3542; Web. Guitarist

BRIAN BURNS: 214-354-1861; Web. Acoustical, guitar, singer, songwriter. Texas/Southwest-centric


BRITT BALLENGER & COUNTRY CONNECTION: 210-882-8693. Web. Traditional Country, Newer Country, Western Swing

BRUTHERZ: 361-446-0931; 26227 Presidio Mesa, Boerne, TX 78015. Web. They perform heart-felt originals, Traditional Country and Current country.


(THE) BUCKSHOT BAND: San Antonio, TX. Web. A dancehall favorite

BUDDY GRAVES PROJECT: 713-657-9789; CR 4016, Mont Belvieu TX, 77580. Singer/Songwriter The BGP is an acoustic act playing 50/50 original Texas music mixed in with some classic rock and country songs as well. Buddy Graves


CEDAR SQUEEZERS: Web. Two-Stepping for all ages. See Cedar Squeezers at Tejas Rodeo.

CLEPPER-GEORGE: Web. Russell Clepper & Jimmy George; Booking: 512-553-0661


CODY WAYNE BAND: 903-576-0609; 1150 CR 307 D. Web. A full-blown country-red dirt-high energy concert. Tamra McClendon

COLLECTOR'S EDITION: 325-514-1611; 211 Ridge Rd, Kerrville, TX 78028. A variety cover band that performs in the Hill Country. Mickey O'Briant

COUNTRY BOYS UNION BAND: 210-389-5628; 10080 Braun Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254. Original songs that relate to who we are. Web

COURTNEY REED BAND: Country/Blues/Acoustic Rock

DANIEL DELOACH: 830-798-4492; 1205 Kingswood Dr, Granite Shoals, TX 78654. Piano, organ, singer, songwriter. Solo, duo or with bands. Venues, weddings, clubs, private parties, hired gun.

DAVID LEE: 615-804-5914; 6227 Yorkshire Dr, Spring Branch. Web

DAVIN JAMES: 281-382-9725; Kingwood, TX. Web. Singer/songwriter

DEAN STRICKLAND: 323-719-1277; 1307 Cedar St, Bandera, TX. Web. The Hitchhiking Cowboy!

DEREK JOHNSON: 760-979-6339. Web


DEWAYNE DAVIS BAND: 512-626-9258; 614 S 1st #240, Austin, TX 78704. Web. Blues/Rock/Country band, 50 original songs, 300 cover songs, 2 cd's, 1 movie soundtrack. We play festivals, clubs, and restaurants.

DONNIE BLANZ: Web. Performs hit songs from the 60s through today

DOS AMIGOS BAND: 210-601-7772;, Facebook. Boerne, TX. Richard Vidmer & Judy Moore: Together they form a very diverse duet with Richard on guitar and vocals and Judy on percussion and vocals. Musical styling's of Americana, Country, Classic Rock, Blues and Originals. Available for any occasion: parties, weddings, regular gigs and more.


DUST DEVILS: 512-525-1493; cMarble Falls, TX. Web. Award winning Texas music

EXIT 505: Kerrville, TX. Web. Country, Rock, Swing, Folk, Gospel, Blues. Chris Booker: 830-238-3260

FIREWATER BAND: Web. Great acoustic music. Pop, rock, hip hop.


GALE REDDICK: 830-997-9641; Guitar & fiddle, lessons, music store

GARY P. NUNN: 512-373-8511; Web. Guitar, singer

GEORGE ENSLE: 713-534-5391; Texas Troubadour, Singer-Songwriter.

GEORGE MARTINEZ: 210-887-9122; 9815 Burr Press Ln, San Antonio, TX 78245. Web. Guitarist/Singer

(THE) GOOD OLE BOYS: Web. Country

GRAHAM WARWICK: 830-990-0779; Cell: 830-456-6372; Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Graham-A-Phone Productions, singer/songwriter/performer. Web. Anything Blues


GUNPOWDER SOUP: 210-488-4388; 6610 Buffalo Hills. Dance hits from the 80s, Classic Rock, Oldies, and Country. Jeanine Davis-Perron

GUS SAMUELSON: A regular on the "Brew Circuit" ... (solo, duo) Trio (Swampadelic 3), Full Band (Big Gus and Swampadelic). 774-244-4875. Garland, TX. Web

HALO: 325-956-9045; 1977 Skyline Dr, Kingsland, TX 78639. Harp and flute duo. Web

HANNAH STARR: 615-426-5327; 947 RR 2831, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657. Web. Country Western

HAVILAH TOWER: 512-785-5842; 000 Congress, Austin, TX 78701. Web. Singer/songwriter Havilah Tower and her acoustic band play all original songs (vocals, acoustic guitar, cello, djembe drum).

HILLBILLY SOCIAL CLUB: San Antonio, TX. Web. Bass, banjo, guitar, and fiddle

HILL COUNTRY PICKERS: Contact Gale Reddick, 830-997-9641; Legendary group of local musicians who gather at various venues.

"HIM & HER" - BRENDA FREED & MICHAEL D'EATH: FB; Web. 512-426-0301; Jazzy, Swingy, Bluesy Singer/Songwriter and Covers

HOMER WHISENANT & THE PLAINSMEN: Johnson City. Homer Whisenant. Country swing

HOT TEXAS SWING BAND: 512-264-2182; Austin, TX. Web

HOWLIN' WATERS BAND: 512-217-6708. Juke Joint Jive, Jammin' & Slammin' Rock & Roll!

IN A JAM BLUEGRASS BAND: 210-870-4321; 30520 Huntington Cr, Bulverde. Faceboook. Traditional acoustic bluegrass (banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass), some non-traditional (pop, folk) done with bluegrass styling. Peyton Starr

JAKE GILL: We play everything from country, country rock to rock. Cover to originals. We can do anything from an acoustic set to a full blown concert . Nashville Office: 615-934-5541,

JAKE PENROD: 830-330-0380; Country Western. Booking Agent: Randy & Jenifer Holland, "Real Country Booking, LLC", 602 W Pecan, Johnson City, TX 78636. Web

JAMES WATSON: 830-998-0748; Blanco, Some charitable performing singer/songwriter/piano. Blues to Broadway. James Watson

JASON ALLEN: Dance the night away

JAY DIRKS: Country Western. San Angelo based. Celebrity Artists Promotions: Terry Munson, 217-412-3676

JEFF JACOBS BAND: 210-645-5564; San Antonio, TX 78230. Web. Country/Americana Acoustic solo, duo, trio or full band available.

JEFFREY CHARLES: 210-745-1335; Web. singer/songwriter/entertainer

JERIALICE & ENCHANTED ROCK: 325-455-0770; 2222 Sunny Ln, Mason, TX 76856. Music performer of original music, bluegrass, blues, rock, country. Music producer and engineer. Band leader. Jerialice.

JERRY JEFF WALKER: 512-477-0036; Web. Singer, guitar

JIM THOMAS: 210-497-6925. Web. Acoustic rock, country, blues and folk


JIMMY LEE SAURAGE: 830-225-0216; FB. A Korean blend Elvis, Prince Keith Richards. Blues, classic country & rock, golden oldies, motown & fun originals

JOEY SCHWAB & JW KLAUS, "OTTO & STUMP": Joey: 512-784-1107, Georgetown; JW: 512-560-0440, Buda; German, Czech, Cajun, Zydeco, Classic Country & oldies

JOHN ANDREWS PARKS: 310-455-3672; Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Texas singer and songwriter

JOHN ARTHUR MARTINEZ: Texas singer and songwriter; Web

JOHN EMERY: t. "The King of Hillbilly Rock-N-Roll", A Troubadour for All Ages

JOHN M. GREENBERG: Marble Falls, TX. Web. Plays a lot with Walt Wilkins but also on his own. Texas Music's top producer for 2006. Country and Alternative Country. "Johnny Gringo"

JOHN HARDAWAY AND 30-06 BAND: 830-997-0099; 9821 RR 965, Fredericksburg. Singer, Songwriter. Originals, Texas country and Classics

JOHN SANDERSON & RICH DONALD: pickers and songwriters

JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ: Country/Latin; MySpace

JOHNNY DEE'S ROCKET 88'S: t. 50's/60's Rock n' Roll group has been performing 30 years all over Texas. Contact: Marylyn Landers, 512-948-5036

JULIA LANGENBERG: 512-924-3836; Dancer, performer, teacher, musician

KEITH SYKES: Booking: Jerene Sykes, Eads, TN; 901-867-7175; Web

KELLI KING: San Antonio Texas: Web. Singer Songwriter

KIMBERLEE M. LEBER: 512-995-0585; Austin, TX. Web. Christian Music Ministry Original Singer/Songwriter & Recording Artist, Kimberlee, performs a soulful expression of Bluesy Folk-Jazz with an inspiring Gospel message that reflects her heart's appreciation for the Bible. Her Texas-based ministry releases and promotes Indie Christian music.

KURT BAUMER: 512-924-4419; Web. Fiddle player

LANDERS/MARSHALL DUO: 512-888-8113; 1508 Southport Dr, Austin, TX 7874.Web. Musicians Singer/songwriters Justin Landers and Samantha Marshall have developed a unique sound, converging dynamic harmonies with layers of rhythm guitar and instrumental leads with a loop pedal and lap drum that makes every live performance captivating and unforgettable. Think Americana Country/Blues! Contact: Samantha Marshall

LARRY JOE TAYLOR: 254-968-8505; Stephenville, TX 76401. Web

LARRY NATWICK: Jazz Pianist. Blanco. Web. A seasoned veteran of the jazz scene.

LEE WINRIGHT: Agent: Carla Mata, Prindle Productions

LINTONMANCILLA: 512-579-7910; 18709 Double Canyon Dr, Jonestown, TX 78645. Web. Acoustic, adult contemporary musical ensemble

LISA & GREG, "TRACE OF GOLD": Facebook. Booking: Lisa Sutphin: 512-576-3604. Country Western, & more.

LITTLE BEVERLY & THE SHADES: 512-450-8814; 29 Brookhollow Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676. YouTube. Six person band, playing together over 25 years. We cover 1950's rock and roll hits.

LONDON AND DAVID: 830-613-5782; London Baileigh, David Horner, Singer/Songwriters, Marble Falls, TX. Web

LONE STAR PICKERZ BAND: Web. Wayne-o and crew play a wide range of great country and dance songs.

LONNIE LETT: 830-992-5256; Fredericksburg, TX. Classic country and standards

MANNIE B: San Antonio/Kyle TX. Web. An R&B, Pop and Hip-Hop singer who has developed a triple career in music, dance and production.

MARTY WHITE: Web. "Marty White and the Hired Guns". Traditional country
MAX ZIMMET & HOT PICKING BLUEGRASS: 512-964-7236; 319 Eanes School Rd, Austin, TX 78746.

MEAN STREET RIDERS: Web. Rock n Roll on the Open Road.

MIKE CLIFFORD BAND: 512-280-5657; Web. Country western

MIKE BLAKELY: Web. A novelist and singer/songwriter.

MICHAEL HEARNE: Singer, guitarist

MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY: Singer, guitar, western music; Web

(THE) MIDNIGHT FLYER BAND: 512-829-4169; Dripping Springs, TX. Blues, Jazz, classic Country

(THE) MILBURNS: 254-979-1411 or 325-330-0078; 26846 Hwy 57, Batesville, TX 78829. Traditional country gospel music, husband and wife duet. JW Milburn

(THE) MOONLITES: 800-568-6458; IH-10, x501, Kerrville, TX. Web. Acappella, doo wop

(THE) MORGANS: 325-248-5555; 110 N Ridgeview, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609. Free Christian duet. We will sing at your church for free at no cost to you. Contemporary Christian, country gospel, easy listening, hymns. References. Randy Morgan,

NATALIE ROSE & A BEAUTIFUL MESS: country band with sound & lighting. Play newer country & classics. Contact Tina, 830-303-7656

NELSON BROYAL: 830-385-7680; Blanco, TX 78606. Web. Songwriter, guitarist.

PAT MITCHELL: 210-392-1481; Kerrville, TX 78028. Singer and songwriter

PAULA HELD: 850-566-5881; 5008 Lansing Dr, Austin, TX. Web. Jazz, vocalist

(THE) PEARL SNAPS: Country dance hall band. Lefty Rainbolt - vocals, Bill Aydam - vocals, guitar, harmina, Robert Carrow - bass beast, Gordon Dowdy - pedal steel, John Christian - lead guitar, Billy Mansell - drums. Hometown: Austin, TX. Web, Booking Agent: Lefty Rainbolt, 512-663-5530

PENNY NEY: 512-914-5188; Johnson City, TX 78636. Web Facebook: FB

Rock, Blues, R&B
(THE) POWER SECTION: 830-997-2271;
408 East Morse St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.
Rock, Blues, and R&B. No piercings, no tattoos, no attitudes. Just great music. They've entertained audiences with their wide ranging repertoire at public and private venues, corporate events, special occasions, parties and festivals.
Graham Pearson,

QUINCY HARPER: Bookings: Ned Brown: 830-739-7274; Web

RANDY SCHULMAN: 425-533-7333; 828 Wild Rose Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78737. Web. Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist with original music focusing on humor, love, and nostalgia, and favorite covers. Violin/Mandolin/Guitar.

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD: Texas Singer-songwriter. Management: Judy Hubbard, ; Publicity: Cary Baker, BOOKING: Logan Bosemer, Atomic Music Group – Nashville, 615-324-2501,

(THE) RCD SHOW: 512-847 5191; 180 Lonesome Trail, Driftwood, TX 78619. YouTube. We don't charge, or pay. Features Texas singer songwriters performing their originals and interviews with the artist. From the little known gyms of talent to the more recognizable names in Texas and hill country music. Hosted by Ricky Charles Dodson.

RICHARD VIDMER: 210-601-7772; Songwriter and vocalist. Available for any occasion. Combining Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Texas Country with his own brand of Texas Americana.;;

RICK DONALD & LYNN SNOW, "RICK & THE IMPACTS": Rick: 830-385-6416; Lynn: 512-590-1145; Singer, guitar, Johnson City, TX 78636. Classic rock & roll, country, blues


ROB MAHONEY: 830-868-0250; 239 Pedernales Oaks Dr, Johnson City, TX 78636. The Piano Man. Web


ROGER MOON AND THE JOHNSON CITY LIMITS BAND: , 830-868-7034; Traditional Country to Southern Rock originals and covers.

ROUGH RIVER BAND: 830-279-1697; POB 725, Leakey, TX 78873. Web


(THE) SAM BENTLEY BAND: 512-443-2051; Austin, TX. Web

SARAH McSWEENEY: Web. Plays all styles but leans towards blues, contemporary, classical, vocal and keyboard music

SCOOTER PEARCE: Hye, TX. Americana/Country/Folk Rock. Web

SEAN KENDRICK BAND: 830-459-4080; 550 Earl Garrett, Ste 209, Kerrville, TX 78028. Other Original Texas Country with a Rock & Roll Edge. Tommy Daniels

SHADES OF BLUE: 210-606-3732. Band Members: Bryan Anders - guitar/vocals; Dean Kuhlmann - bass; Skipper Scott - drums. Blues, Rock, Etc. The band plays the music of Muddy Waters, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc.

SHAKE RUSSELL TRIO: Booking: GiGi Benno: 512-847-6400; Web. Shake, Doug Floyd, Mike Roberts

SHANNIE: Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Shan and Annie

SOL PATCH: 830-997-2921; Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Melissa and Bryan. Jazz, Blues, R&B, Latin, Roots, & Rock n' Roll

STAN GILLESPIE: 830-554-0473; Web. Texas singer, Songwriter

STEAMPUNK MARK PLIMSOLL: 512-970-1619; 601 River Rd, #108, San Marcos, TX 78666. Songwriter, performer, guitarist, multimedia author.

STEREOSCOPE: 512-888-8113; 1508 Southport Dr. Austin, TX 78704. Web. Austin's hottest cover band! Rocking hit songs from the 60's to today, this high-energy cover band will have people of all ages on the dance the floor!

STEVEN FROMHOLZ: 254-592-8632; Web. Texas singer, Songwriter, Poet, Humorist, River Guide, Cowboy

STEWFISH AND THE COUCH POTATOES: 830-995-2231; Comfort. Band: contact Stew Crawford

SUSIE WARLEY: 830-765-1951; Horseshoe Bay, TX. Web. Americana, Country, and Folk-Rock

TEMPER YOUNG: 719-246-3796; 2134 RR 1888, Blanco, TX 78606. Web. Solo Artist Singer songwriter, original music. County, Americana, Rockabilly

TERRY THEIS - ACCORDIONIST: 830-864-4438; 21452 FM 2093, Harper, TX 78631. Web

TEXAS FAMILY TRADITION BAND: 512-577-4863; 2210 CR 340, Burnet. Web

(THE) TEXAS KGB: 404-821-0292; 421 Marble Falls TX. Web. Original Americana/folk rock band. Jeff Burnett

TEXAS SMOOTH RIVER: Richard Patnaude, 512-797-7846; 100 Glen Oak Ln, Leander, TX 78641. One man show: Smooth jazz & pop vocalist, been performing since I was 8 years old (1959). I perform with canned music (backing Tracks), with a diver's style of music. Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Melody Gardot, Diana Krall, Billy Joel and many classic standards.

THOM SHEPHERD: Kyle, TX. Singer/songwriter. Web

THOMAS MICHAEL RILEY: 210-274-1081; Blanco, TX 78606. Web. Singer, songwriter. Country

TIM MUETING: Booking: 512-751-3169; Web. Americana, Folk & Country

THAWIND MILLS: 512-925-5414; Web. Native Texan singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Bookings: Angela Kennedy @ Pilot Agency, 817-521-9685

TODD BARROW MUSIC: 817-983-4168; Burleson, TX. A full service country artist/entertainer discovered by Sonny Burgess (Texas music hall of fame)! I enjoy playing at various bars,festivals and restaurants.

TOM TEBOE BAND: Web. Contact: Bri Brewer, 830-570-3151

TOM GOSSETT: Web. Folk, Country, and Rythmn & Blues

TOMMY ALVERSON: Booking: 817-304-4262. Web. Country

TRACES OF GOLD: 512-794-9087; Austin, TX. Facebook. aks Greg & Lisa. Country music and much more

WAKE EASTMAN: 512-639-4661, Marble Falls, TX. Web. Singer/songwriter

WALT WILKINS AND THE MISTIQUEROS: Booking: Neal Brown, 830-997-7629; Web

WILLOW CITY: Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Booking: 512-771-8303; Bill Penn, Red Cow Booking, Manchaca, TX. 78652.

ZYDECO BLANCO: Web. Blends the influences of Louisiana Zydeco and Cajun music with the feel of life in the Texas Hill Country.


BLUE ROCK ARTIST RANCH & STUDIO: 512-847-7440; Wimberley, TX 78676. A retreat and recording facility for selected producers specializing in Texas folk artists and music for film. Web

EAR RECORDING: 512-440-7218; 2308 11th St, 2308 11th St, Austin, TX. Recording studio

FIRE STATION STUDIOS: 512-396-1144; 224 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Services include: digital recording, mastering, mixing, video and film post-production, CD-ROM, DVD and multimedia authoring, DV editing and audio encoding. Web

LOS SENDEROS RANCH RECORDING STUDIO: 512-565-0446; 8409 N US Hwy 281, Blanco, TX 78606-5024. Just S of the 281-290 Y. State-of-the art music recording studio.;

MUSIC OFFICE: 888-610-1709; Kerrville, TX 78028. Resources for musicians, recording studio, CD duplication, video production, and syndicated music video program. Web

RIVERSOUNDS RECORDING STUDIO: 512-217-4596; Box 53, Castell, TX 76831. Castell, TX 76831.

SYNTAUR PRODUCTIONS & RECORDING STUDIO: 800-334-1288; 1418 N Walnut Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Keyboard sounds and accessories, for Ensoniq, Akai, Alesis, Roland, Korg, Casio, E-mu, and Kurzweil. An integral part of our sound design business is our professional 24-track digital recording studio, which is also available for outside projects. Web

(THE) ZONE RECORDING STUDIO & DIGITAL MASTERING LAB: 512-894-0057; Dripping Springs, TX 78620. Professional CD production studio. Web


ASCAP (AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSER, ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS): Web. One of three United States performing rights organizations.

AUSTIN360: The place to go for the Austin music scene. Web

BAMDERA MUSIC: WWW.BANDERAMUSIC.COM: A Showcase of Texas Music. CDs by local music icons are available. Web

BEST IN TEXAS: Music articles, "Stars on the Horizon", key notes, music charts, dateline, and CD reviews. Web


BROADCAST MUSIC, INC (BMI): Web. One of three United States performing rights organizations. Founded: 1939. HQ: New York City


EMA: Media manufacturing and digital distribution. Web

FESTIVALS OF TEXAS: Comprehensive newspaper and web site provide information on festivals and events by Texas Regions as well as interesting articles. Web

HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY: A blog and community of musician followers/commenters, with lots of topics of interest. By Penny Sears.

HEART OF TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: 325-597-1895; booking agents, museum, oprys; 1701 S Bridge St, Brady, TX 76825; 325-456-5316. Web


J&L SOUND: 512-755-1624; Marble Falls, TX. The Hill Country's Premier DJ Services and Live Sound Reinforcement Company. Weddings, Live Music, Bands, Singers, Entertainment. Jason Guenther


KERRIMINAL RECORDS: 830-522-7703; 1006 Guadalupe St, Apt 2G2, Kerrville, TX 78028. Web. Booking Agent for bands, singer/songwriters, gigs, or help promoting.

KEVIN WELCH SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS: 512) 924-9910; 400 Shade Rd, Wimberley, TX 78686. Web.

LOS SENDEROS RANCH RECORDING STUDIO: Great links about Texas music, at:

LLANO OPRY: 325-247-5354; Lantex Theater, Llano, TX. See schedule at Web

MARBLE FALLS OPRY: 830-693-9996; Uptown Theater, Marble Falls, TX. See schedule at Web

MASON OPRY: 325-597-2119; Odeon Theater, Mason, TX. See schedule at Web

MUSICIAN'S FRIEND: 800-776-5173. Web. Excellent on-line store for music-related gear.

(THE) MUSIC CONNECTION: Enriching the lives of people through the power of music. A collaboration of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation and a group of music lovers in the Texas Hill Country. Our focus is to bring live music performances into the lives of Texans much like you were listing to music in your living

MUSIC OF NEW BRAUNFELS: 830-481-6734; 102 Fleetwood Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Web. Free listings of live music events in and near New Braunfels

SESAC: Originally the "Society of European Stage Authors and Composers", it is a performance-rights organization in the United States. Since the organization stopped using its full name in 1940, it is now known exclusively as SESAC. Headquarters: Nashville, TN. Founded: 1930. Web

SONGWRITERS ACROSS TEXAS: 512-663-2854; Pflugerville, TX 78691. AN Avenue for Songwriters to get their music out to the public.

STANDING "O" PROJECT: Designed to connect singer-songwriters and music fans, and provides music fans the opportunity to support singer-songwriters in original and profound ways. Launched by John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt from Art of the Song, this Project goes deep into music that might be considered to have "limited commercial potential" - music of singer songwriters that we love. Artists bring their music - Fans bring their support. Independent artists share in the membership contributions, providing a revenue stream to help them continue creating music. Musicians and fans are all working together to build an artistic empire of good music, human connection and flourishing creativity for the common good through the power of the internet.

TEXAS COUNTY LINE: A weekly 30-minute television program featuring Traditional Country Music, Cajun Music and Western Swing filmed at locations throughout the Lone Star State, began airing in July, 2008. Local, regional and nationally-known artists are featured. In addition, vintage footage of interviews and musical performances by artists from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s will frequently be included on the program. Web

TEXAS HERITAGE MUSIC FOUNDATION: Web. 830-792-1945; Kerrville, TX 78029-1945. Mission is to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of Texas music, to examine the background of Texas music, to trace influences and patterns in Texas music and to document the role Texas music has played in society, and to provide free educational programming to the Texas community.

TEXAS MUSIC CHARTS: Music venues and artists, top twenty charts, and articles; Web


TEXAS MUSIC GUIDE: Provides information on festivals, a concert calendar, and other music related information. Web

TEXAS OUTSIDE - MUSIC LANDING: Events, festivals and links. Web


TEXAS SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND (TSR): Contact: 512-217-4596; Jerialice Arsenault. A non-profit organization that provides great, non-stop Texas Music presented in family venues across the state! From it's inception in Art, Texas in 1999, the group has continued to support and activate live and recorded original music and musicians in a variety of styles and talent levels. Many of the budding songwriters have gone on to become performing musicians and are entertaining audiences far and wide. Artists hail from Dallas to Houston, Austin, the Hill Country, San Antonio and more, and consider a starring role at a TSR showcase one of the highlights of their tour or yearly stops. The home venue is Sandstone Cellars Winery in Mason Texas. The group also provides live performances at M. D. Anderson in Houston Texas to support cancer patients, families and Aim at Melanoma for the Cure, as well as other cancer charitable events. Call them if you need live music for your fundraiser or personal in-home music for your family. Outreach program is called: Chemo Sabe. for more info.

THE STATE OF TEXAS: Comprehensive site for music and other events. The State of Texas

TRIPPLESHOT: 214-517-4140; 3685 Laurel Crossing, Rockwall, Tx, 75032. Playing music from Country, Country Pop, Classic Rock, Blues, and some Southern Rock.

YOUR TEXAS MUSIC: 832-723-7313; POB 356, Johnson City, Texas 78636. Web. Dedicated to Texas music of any stripe — from gospel, classical, jazz, country, and hip-hop, to blues, bluegrass, rock, Americana, and folk — you name it. We're fans of struggling, undiscovered artists, working and paying their dues. We're also fans of people who have paid their dues, but for one reason or another have never gained admission to major label stardom. This website is the place to go for tickets to shows by Texas artists, Texas music CDs on independent labels, Texas music downloads, and art by Texas artists. Your State — Your Music. Distributes only Texas music for non-major label artists. Tickets available on-line for Texas music events.


290 TEXAS: Web. A committee of Texas Heritage Music Foundation which hosts small music concerts in and around Hill Country/Austin/Johnson City areas of Texas - about one per month. Our core is a group of locals who appreciate music in the classic style of a Salon - small private events. Our Salon Events are generally open to Member Families and their guests, and usually bring about around 30-40 people together for an evening of live, Texas music. Annual donation gift required.


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"I Ain't the New Anything!"

If you're anything like me, when you see a man (or a woman, for that matter) well past his prime trying to turn back time, you grin to yourself in private and feel a little sorry for him. You can picture the kind of man I am talking about. His hair is a little too dark. His pants are either begging for a little more space or even more pitiful, they have a resemblance to a half empty paper bag. (My 75 year old beloved refers to this geriatric condition as "noassitol.") I am afraid that the concept of growing old gracefully has given way to a new mentality that says 50 is the "new" 30 and 60 is the "new" 40, etc… I am here to tell you that I am 67 years old and I ain't the "new" anything! I have an understanding with my domestic partner that should he see me desperately trying to pass for any other age than the one I am, to slap me firmly across the noggin' till I snap out of it!

Singer Songwriter Toby Keith and co-writer, Scott Emerick, said it best in their clever lyrics to the song "As Good As I Once Was." The lyric goes: "I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once, as I ever was." That says it all! Time eventually gets the best of us and it's not that we can't pull it together for one best effort, it's the repeat performances that plumb wear us out. Songwriting at my age is a blessing. The most demanding aspect of it is trying to maintain good posture while my pen travels across a page or my fingers move across a keyboard. Thankfully, I can go the distance with this new endeavor without wearing out!

To clarify, I have no problem with looking your best! And there certainly is no reason to look as though you stepped out of a black and white photo from your parent's generation. But it requires a delicate balance to know when too much of an effort to turn back the clock makes you appear as a caricature, rather than a more youthful version of yourself. In the song I am featuring in the Sample Lyrics link in my ad above this blog, I make a humorous attempt at describing a man who fails to strike the requisite balance and who makes a fool of himself in the process. Hope it doesn't remind you of anyone you personally know. If it does, have a chuckle on me!
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(Nancy Byrnes, Freelance Lyricist, is a retired nurse and hospital administrator who lives happily in Highland Village, Texas with a committed crappie fisherman by the name of Guy D. Skinner.)
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