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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. Booking: Cindi gilchriest, 512-771-4845, gcindi61@yahoo.com or gcindi61@me.com or bonesdavis@att.net

ALEX HARVEY: 931-205-4303; Buchanan Dam, TX. Web. Singer, songwriter. Booking: ghiamstng.yahoo.com

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. Booking: Ashlee Rose contact@ashleerose.com Beckendorf

BEN BECKENDORF: 830-992-3997; Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Blues. Booking: benbeckendorf@hotmail.com

BETTY SOO: Singer, songwriter. Booking: KT Gardner, Nancy Fly Agency, 512-288-2023, kt@nflyagency.com

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

BIG COUNTRY: 210-889-4303; 20231 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221. Christian music. Booking: Barbara Chapman, bchap78921@gmail.com

BILL REID: 830-598-7653; http://fewersorrowsmusic.com. Blues and TexAmericana, as a solo or with a bass or my trio. Blues, Folk, Kids, Country Originals & Covers, and Some for Longhairs. Booking: reid@fewersorrowsmusic.com

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

BO PORTER: 512-745-1113; Web. Plays Honky Tonk, Jump Loose and Swing. Booking: bookingboporter@yahoo.com

BOB CHEEVERS: 615-300-1213; Austin, TX. www.bobcheevers.com. 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: cheeversongs@earthlink.net

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

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

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

BOOMER NORMAN: 512-448-3542; Web. Solo pianist with unique solo piano stylings. Popular songs and Happy Hour Music. Guitarist. Booking: boomernorman@yahoo.com

BRIAN HUDSON: Web

BRITT BALLENGER BAND: 210-882-8641, 125 Mustang Run, Boerne, TX 78006. Web. Traditional Country, Newer Country, Western Swing. Booking: bballenger@hotmail.com

BRUTHERZ: 361-446-0931; 26227 Presidio Mesa, Boerne, TX 78015. Web. Heart-felt originals, Traditional Country and Current country. Booking: Ross Rutherford, ross@brutherz.com

BRYAN ANDERS: For solo performances: 210-606-3732 bryan@bryananders.com, Web. See "Shades of Blue" below for two other bands he performs with.

(THE) BUCKSHOT BAND: San Antonio, TX. Web. A dancehall favorite. Booking: gborland@satx.rr.com and Bhughes22@satx.rr.com

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. Booking: Buddy Graves, buddygraves62@hotmail.com

CAMERAN NELSON & GUARDRAIL DAMAGE AHEAD: Web. Country Western

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

THE CHAMPIONS: Bryan Anders, 210-606-3732. Country/variety band. Also see Shades of Blue below and he performs solo.

CHRIS AUSTIN MARTINEZ: Web. Booking: chris@chrisaustinmartinez.com

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

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

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

COURTNEY REED BAND: Country/Blues/Acoustic Rock

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

DAVID LEE: 615-804-5914; 6227 Yorkshire Dr, Spring Branch. Web. Musician/band Grammy nominated singer/songwriter. Booking: Stacie Dawn, hornsonthehood@gmail.com

DAVIN JAMES: 281-382-9725; Kingwood, TX. Web. Singer/songwriter. Booking: music@davinjames.com

DEAN STRICKLAND: 1307 Cedar St, Bandera, TX. Web. The Hitchhiking Cowboy!

DEREK JOHNSON: 760-979-6339. Web. "Country Music - That's all I am." Booking: derekjohnsoncountry@gmail.com

DEREK SPENCE: Booking: beardude3434@yahoo.com

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. Booking: dewaynedavis@hotmail.com

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

DOS AMIGOS BAND: 210-601-7772; www.DosAmigosBand.com, 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. Booking: dosamigosband@aol.com and rvidmer@aol.com

DOUG FESLER: Web

DUST DEVILS: 512-525-1493; Marble Falls, TX. Web. Award winning Texas music. Booking: thedustdevils@gmail.com

EXIT 505: Kerrville, TX. Web. Country, Rock, Swing, Folk, Gospel, Blues. Celebrating 10 successful years as a band this year. Booking: Chris Booker, 830-238-3260, booker1944@hctc.net exit_505@yahoo.com

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

FRANK DICK: Web

GALE REDDICK: 830-997-9641; Solo violinist with over 40 years experience available for social events. Also offers private lessons for violin, guitar, fiddle. Music store.

GARY P. NUNN: Web. Guitar, singer

GEORGE ENSLE: 713-534-5391, http://georgeensle.com. Texas Troubadour, Singer-Songwriter. Booking: George@GeorgeEnsle.com or Marianne Stauffer, Marianne@StauffersStars.com

GEORGE MARTINEZ: 210-887-9122; 9815 Burr Press Ln, San Antonio, TX 78245. Web. Guitarist/Singer. Booking: gmartinez101@att.net

(THE) GOOD OLE BOYS: Web. Country

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

GREG WALL: Web

GUNPOWDER SOUP: 210-488-4388; 6610 Buffalo Hills, San Antonio, TX 78256. Web. Professional entertaining cover band for weddings, corporate galas and fundraisers. High energy band engages with guests off stage and finds singers to share the mic. Performing Country, 80s, 70s, Classic Rock and Top 40. Booking: Jeanine Davis-Perron: 210-488-4388, gunpowdersoup@gmail.com

GUS SAMUELSON: Garland, TX. Web. A regular on the "Brew Circuit" ... (solo, duo) Trio (Swampadelic 3), Full Band (Big Gus and Swampadelic). Booking: biggussamuelson@yahoo.com

HALO: 325-956-9045; 123 Lake Cliff Dr, Kingsland, TX 78639.Web. Harp and flute duo. Booking: Andra and Gale Pierce, halo5053@gmail.com

HANNAH STARR: 615-426-5327; 947 RR-2831, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657. Web. Country Western. Booking: Todd Still, hannahstarrmusic@hotmail.com

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

HILLBILLY SOCIAL CLUB: San Antonio, TX. Web. Bass, banjo, guitar, and fiddle. Booking: hillbillysc@gmail.com

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: 512-426-0301; FB; Web. Jazzy, Swingy, Bluesy Singer/Songwriter and Covers. Booking: BFreed1@earthlink.net

HOMER WHISENANT & THE PLAINSMEN: Johnson City. Homer Whisenant. Country swing. Booking: hwhise@gmail.com

HOWLIN' WATERS BAND: 512-217-6708. Juke Joint Jive, Jammin' & Slammin' Rock & Roll! Booking: Howlin' Waters, howlinwaters@ymail.com

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

JAKE GILL: Web. 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. Booking: Nashville Office: 615-934-5541, jake@jakegill.net

JAKE PENROD: 830-330-0380; Web. Country Western. Booking: Randy & Jenifer Holland, "Real Country Booking, LLC", POB 122, Hunt, TX 75949.

JEFF JACOBS BAND: 210-238-9233; San Antonio, TX. Web. Country/Americana Acoustic solo, duo, trio or full band available. Booking: jeffjacobsband@yahoo.com

JEFFREY CHARLES: Web. singer/songwriter/entertainer. Booking: jeffreycharlesmusic@yahoo.com

JERIALICE & ENCHANTED ROCK: 2222 Sunny Ln, Mason, TX 76856. www.jerialice.com. Music performer of original music, bluegrass, blues, rock, country. Music producer and engineer. Band leader & booking: Jerialice, jerialice@icloud.com

JERRY JEFF WALKER: 512-477-0036; Web. Singer, songwriter and guitarist. Booking: admin@jerryjeff.com

JIM THOMAS: Web. Acoustic rock, country, blues and folk. Booking: info@jimthomassolo.com themilestonz@icloud.com

JIMMY LEE JONES: Web

JIMMY LEE SAURAGE: 830-225-0216; FB. A Korean Elvis style singer who has a substantial and eclectic repertoire of songs spanning several decades. Plays solo acoustic guitar and harmonica. Has played in bands all over the country, including Las Vegas and the Texas hill country. Also has a duet known as "Jimmy Lee and Shelly" with Shelly Rogers on drums. Booking: jlsaurage@hotmail.com

JOEY SCHWAB & JW KLAUS, "OTTO & STUMP": Joey: 512-784-1107, Georgetown; JW: 512-560-0440, Buda; German, Czech, Cajun, Zydeco, Classic Country & oldies. Booking: joeyschwab4@gmail.com or jklaus4@austin.rr.com

JOHN ANDREWS PARKS: 310-422-4026; Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Texas singer and songwriter

JOHN ARTHUR MARTINEZ: Web. Texas singer and songwriter

JOHN EMERY: Web. "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: 9821 RR-965, Fredericksburg. Singer, Songwriter. Originals, Texas country and classics. Booking: jhranch@outlook.com

JOHN SANDERSON & RICH DONALD: pickers and songwriters

JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ: Web. Country/Latin;

JULIA LANGENBERG: 512-924-3836; Dancer, performer, teacher, musician. Booking: julialangenberg@gmail.com

KEITH SYKES: Booking: Jerene Sykes, Eads, TN: 940-310-5895. Web. Singer, songwriter, music manager and record producer in Memphis, Tennessee. A talented and versatile artist and performer of Americana music. Booking: Jerenegirl@aol.com hipbone1@aol.com

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. Booking: Matt Leber, 510-682-7256, mattleber11@gmail.com

KURT BAUMER: 512-924-4419; Web. Fiddle player, 35+ years playing many styles. Available for studio sessions, live or online. Booking: Kurt@fiddletraX.com

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! Booking: Samantha Marshall, smarshalljlanders@gmail.com

LARRY JOE TAYLOR: 254-968-8505; Stephenville, TX 76401. Web. Booking: ljt@eastland.net or Martha@larryjoetaylor.com

LARRY NATWICK: Blanco. Web. Jazz Pianist. 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. Booking: Liane Popham, Linton.Mancilla@gmail.com or LianePopham@hotmail.com

LISA & GREG, "TRACE OF GOLD": FB. Country Western, & more. Booking: Lisa Sutphin: 512-576-3604, gsutphin@usa.net

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 and 1960's rock and roll hits. Booking: Tom Gillespie, tbgillespie@pobox.com

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

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. Booking: manniebsfanclub@gmail.com

MARTY WHITE: Web. "Marty White and the Hired Guns". Traditional country
MAX ZIMMET & HOT PICKING 57s: 512-964-7236; 319 Eanes School Rd, Austin, TX 78746. Web. Ban Ace pickers let loose on Bluegrass tunes from old to new, originals too, with some serious chops and vocals that will get you moving. They also impart their own flavor to country, jazz, swing, blues and rock. It's an upbeat show and a finely-honed sound. Booking: max@hotpickin.com

MEAN STREET RIDERS: Web. Rock n Roll on the Open Road. Booking: info@meanstreetriders.com

MIKE BLAKELY: Web. A novelist and singer/songwriter. Booking: mike@mikeblakely.com

MICHAEL HEARNE: Singer, guitarist. Booking: monicatintaos@mac.com

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

(THE) MIDNIGHT FLYER BAND: 512-829-4169; Dripping Springs, TX. Web. Blues, Jazz, classic Country. Booking: General Manager: Jim Luke, 512-772-6960; 512-300-5064, jim@midnightflyer.us

MILBURNS MOUNTAIN GRASS: 254-979-1411 or 325-330-0078; POB 348; Hwy 57, Batesville, TX 78829. Blue Grass and Blue Grass Gospel with a full piece band. Booking: JW Milburn, jmrodeocows@yahoo.com

(THE) MOONLITES: IH-10, x501, Kerrville, TX. Web. The Premier Oldies/Acappella vocal band of the Southwest. Doo Wop. Dinner-Cover Charge. Booking: info@themoonlites.com

(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. Booking: Randy Morgan, truthists@yahoo.com

NATALIE ROSE: country band with sound & lighting. Play newer country & classics. Booking: Tina Capparelli, 830-303-7656, natalieroseoffice@gmail.com

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. Booking: turningmoonmusic@yourvillage.com

(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: Lefty Rainbolt, 512-663-5530, leftyrainbolt@icloud.com

PENNY NEY: 512-914-5188; Johnson City, TX 78636. Web. Penny performs original Americana music as well as music by her favorite singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline. Booking: penny357@tstar.net

POLKAMATICS OF FREDERICKSBURG: Bill Smallwood, bsmallwood@austin.rr.com
Rock, Blues, R&B
(THE) POWER SECTION: Web
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, me@grahampearson.com

QUINCY HARPER: Web. Booking: Ned Brown

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. Booking: andy@randyschulman.com

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD: Texas Singer-songwriter. Web. Management: Judy Hubbard, judy@raywylie.com ; Publicity: Cary Baker, cary@conqueroo.com . BOOKING: Logan Bosemer, Atomic Music Group – Nashville, 615-324-2501, logan@atomicmusicgroup.com

(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. Booking: Ricky Dodson, rickdodson@hotmail.com

RICHARD VIDMER: 210-601-7772; rvidmer@aol.com; www.RichardVidmer.com; www.myspace.com/richardvidmer. Songwriter and vocalist. Available for any occasion. Combining Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Texas Country with his own brand of Texas Americana. Booking: rvidmer@aol.com

RICK AND LYNN & THE TEXAS HEAVY BAND: Rick: 830-385-6416; Lynn: 512-590-1145; Singer, guitar, Johnson City, TX 78636. Classic rock & roll, country, blues. Booking: cowboyup4texas@gmail.com

(THE) RIVERWALK RAMBLERS: Web

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

RODNEY JOE SMITH: Web

ROGER MOON AND THE JOHNSON CITY LIMITS BAND: 830-868-7034; Traditional Country to Southern Rock originals and covers. Booking: rogerkeithmoon@gmail.com

ROUGH RIVER BAND: 830-279-1697; POB 725, Leakey, TX 78873. Web Booking: Steve Davenport, ontheground71@yahoo.com

RUSSELL CLEPPER: 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. Web. Americana/Country/Folk Rock.

SHADES OF BLUE: 210-606-3732. Johnson City, TX 78636. www.shadesofblue.co. 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. Booking: bryan@shadesofblue.co Banders1975@yahoo.com

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

SHANNIE: Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Booking: Shan and Annie, shannie@shannieband.com , shannieband@yahoo.com

SOL PATCH: Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Melissa and Bryan. Jazz, Blues, R&B, Latin, Roots, & Rock n' Roll. Booking: Bryan Maldonado and Melissa Weatherly, solpatchband@yahoo.com

STAN GILLESPIE: 830-554-0473; Texas singer, Songwriter. Booking: stangillespie@rocketmail.com or gillspy55@gmail.com

STEAMPUNK MARK PLIMSOLL: 512-970-1619; 601 River Rd, #108, San Marcos, TX 78666. Songwriter, performer, guitarist, multimedia author. A bilingual performer of world music who also synthesizes country music with Latin rhythyms. Has produced four CDs of original music and one CD of Spanish songs translated into English. Booking: Mark Plimsoll: markplimsll@aol.com

MARSHALL AND LANDERS (formerly STEREOSCOPE): 512-888-8113; 1508 Southport Dr. Austin, TX 78704. Web. Aacoustic duo playing Americana music. Booking: Samantha Marshall, smarshalljlanders@gmail.com

STEVEN FROMHOLZ: Web. Texas singer, Songwriter, Poet, Humorist, River Guide, Cowboy

STEWFISH AND THE COUCH POTATOES: Comfort. Booking: 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. Booking: songs@temperyoungmusic.com

TEXAS FAMILY TRADITION BAND: 512-577-4863; 2210 CR-340, Burnet. Web. Texas traditional country dance band. Booking: Janice Maynard, info@texasfamilytraditionband.com

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

TEXAS SMOOTH RIVER: Richard Patnaude, 512-797-7846; 100 Glen Oak Ln, Leander, TX 78641. Web. 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 diverse style of music. Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Melody Gardot, Diana Krall, Billy Joel and many classic standards. Performs at weddings and corporate. Booking: rspi51@yahoo.com

THOM SHEPHERD: Kyle, TX. Web. Singer/songwriter. Booking: bookingthom@gmail.com

THOMAS MICHAEL RILEY: 210-274-1081; Blanco, TX 78606. Web. Singer, songwriter. Country. Award winning Texas artist who plays original, Texas and country music. Booking: tmr@thomasmichaelriley.com

THAWIND MILLS: 512-925-5414; Web. Versatile musical entertainer, singer, songwriter, musician, story teller, and loop artist. Also can be booked as part of a duo with violinist Alynn Gaines. Booking: thawindmills@yahoo.com

TODD BARROW MUSIC: 817-983-4168; Burleson, TX. Web. A full service country artist/entertainer discovered by Sonny Burgess (Texas music hall of fame)! Playing at various bars, festivals and restaurants. Booking: Toddwaynebarrow@yahoo.com

TOM TEBOE BAND: Web. Booking: Bri Brewer

TOM GOSSETT: Web. Folk, Country, and Rythmn & Blues. Booking: tgossett2@yahoo.com

TOMMY ALVERSON: Web. Country. Booking; tommy.alverson@gmail.com

TRACES OF GOLD: Austin, TX. FB. aka Greg & Lisa. Country music and much more. Booking: Lisa Sutphin, 512-576-3604 lisacsut@yahoo.com

WAKE EASTMAN: 512-639-4661, Marble Falls, TX. Web. Singer/songwriter. Booking: wakeeastman@msn.com

WALT WILKINS AND THE MISTIQUEROS: Web Booking: Neal Brown, tinamitchellwilkins@yahoo.com and mystiquero1@gmail.com

WILLOW CITY: Fredericksburg, TX. Web. Booking: 512-771-8303; Bill Penn, Red Cow Booking, 78652. redcowbill@austin.rr.com

ZYDECO BLANCO: Web. Blends the influences of Louisiana Zydeco and Cajun music with the feel of life in the Texas Hill Country. Booking: leif.oines@gmail.com


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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. www.LosSenderosStudio.com; larry@lossenderosstudio.com

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. www.EnchantedRock.com/recording.html

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


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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

BLUEGRASS IN THE HILL COUNTRY: Web. Jeff White: info@BluegrassInTheHillCountry.org

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

CENTRAL TEXAS BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION: Web

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. https://hearthemusicplay.com

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

(THE) HILL COUNTRY SOUND SITUATION: Web. Music school

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

JAKE HOOKER AND THE OUTSIDERS: 940-453-9002. Web

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. wannafasthorse@yahoo.com

LOS SENDEROS RANCH RECORDING STUDIO: Great links about Texas music, at: www.LosSenderosStudio.com/links.php

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 room.www.themusicconnection.org

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. www.songwritersacrosstexas.com. AN Avenue for Songwriters to get their music out to the public.

STANDING "O" PROJECT: www.standingoproject.com. 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: 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 REBEL RADIO: KFAN 107.9 FM. Web

TEXAS SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND (TSR): www.TexasSongwritersInTheRound.com. 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. www.Chemo-Sabe.org 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. www.facebook.com/tripppleshot. 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.

WIMBERLEY MUSIC CALENDAR: Web

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 should be embarrassed to admit this, but when I heard on the evening news that the Amazon rainforest had been set on fire in catastrophic proportions, I put both hands over my ears and stared into my lap until the news segment was finished. I know it was the kind of reaction that you expect from a child, but that's how I felt - helpless. One of the earth's unique treasures in terms of natural beauty, wild life and plant life was being burned to a crisp. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's response to world outrage was "No country in the world has the moral right to talk about the Amazon. You destroyed your own ecosystems." Hardly the words of a visionary and moral leader, but the truth hit home. After wailing in disbelief, I suddenly recalled the comments of a professor at U. T. Arlington who taught a graduate course in Business Ethics in the mid 80's. After addressing the natural progression of countries to develop their resources, he asked the question, "What if the country of Brazil decided to destroy the Amazon rainforest which produces much of the world's oxygen? That is their right as an independent nation, even though it's action would have world impact." Then, he paused for dramatic effect and to give time for the class to consider what actions they might take, if they had the power or influence to do so. After a period of silence with none of us proffering a possible solution, the professor responded with his own solution. He asked, "What if world governments paid Brazil an equitable amount annually to not destroy and repurpose the Amazon rainforest?" I remember being so impressed with hearing a solution that was creative, plausible and non-punitive. It was at that moment, I believe, the whole class learned how to think in terms of global strategies and approaches to world problems.

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