Cheryl’s roots run deep in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky though she grew up in Covington, Kentucky. She performed on the Greater Cincinnati Area music scene for many years covering multiple styles. The coolest moment so far has been getting air play on local Cincinnati radio stations, WNKU and WAIF with the iconic band The Flock. She sang several cuts on their album ‘Recovering Catholics’. Hanging out in the band with prolific songwriter David Gilligan inspired her to be more serious about her own songwriting.
Local bands since landing in Galveston include Two-Bit Karma and Gulf Coast Rockers. In addition to working with KID she has decided to be more involved on the songwriter scene as a solo artist. Jack Saunders of White Cat Studios in Houston is producing her solo CD as we speak. Stay tuned!
Kickin’ It Dixie (KID) is an upbeat retro band in the Houston/Galveston area. The band has a roots-based Americana sound with a Country-Blues-A-Billy mix. Original music is def on their set-list!
Cheryl and David were simply having fun at back-yard BBQ’s in 2009. The idea of a retro band surfaced in early 2015, that’s when Chris responded to an online add. There’s no recall of an actual discussion as to whether or not this will work out. It just evolved. So, the band’s 2 yr. anniversary was celebrated this past October with the unofficial release of the self-titled debut CD! These folks all hold day jobs and pursue this passion on the side.
The core trio decided to keep it fun in the style of their live performances and played most of the tracks themselves. Invited guest artists were icing on the cake! Chris & Cheryl are writers on several of the tracks but decided to shop the catalogues of some of their writer friends to keep things interesting. Great decision! This album pretty much sums up the band’s sound in a live setting. You will certainly hear a true Americana sound with influences from country, blues, and rockabilly!
Singer/Songwriter/Musician (electric & acoustic guitar/mandolin/lead vocals)
Chris proudly hales from El Paso, Texas landing in Houston in 1969. At one point in his musical endeavors he was part owner of a recording studio in Los Angeles, CA. The studio recorded local LA bands and singer/songwriters. Wowza!
Back in Houston in the 1990’s, Chris hooked up with long-time friend and singer/songwriter Gerald Bates. They put the band Bates Motel together and co-produced an original CD, ‘Sofa King Cool’ with the fabulous Jack Saunders. It received air-play on KPFT. When Gerald moved to Austin Chris would travel there monthly to play music. They performed at venues such as Poodie’s Roadhouse and in Luckenbach. Sadly, Gerald passed away in September 2008. In loving tribute, the new KID CD includes a few of Chris and Gerald’s songwriting collaborations.
Chris also performed locally with bands Kevin Hale & the Bayou Boyz, and Cashville. He currently plays guitar in another band called Free Beer who cover classic rock tunes. These folks play for the sheer joy of making good music together! How cool is that?!! Look for them in and around Houston and Galveston as well. They are nothin’ but fun!
Singer/Musician (acoustic guitar/banjo/lead vocals)
David was born and raised in Texas City, Texas. Music was in his home and heart as far back as he can remember. His mother and uncle both dabbled in country bands. Traditional country and classic rockabilly tunes are what he is all about. He and his friend Gene Defore played as a duo for many years at backyard BBQ’s and private parties. Gene encouraged him to try another instrument besides guitar. That’s when he taught himself to play Earl Scruggs style 5 string banjo. Being the rhythm player for KID is the first time David has been involved in a larger project. He likes to tell everyone “We love singing and playing those old songs!”, probably because he is simply being true to himself!
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After 26 weeks our song "Whiskey Drinkin" has finally fallen off the Texas Charts, after a great run. We are happy to announce that at the same time our latest single "Back In my Arms" has cracked the Top 100 in only its first full week out!
Thanks so much to the fine folks in Texas Radio for playing us, and of course all of you that are requesting our songs. We appreciate y'all and keep up the good work!
On newsstands now: "The Real Deal: Spitfire Whitney Rose offers up a stunning new take on old-style Americana"
Thanks to Texas Music Magazine for featuring me on the cover, a true honor!
Listen to Rule 62: SixShooterRecords.lnk.to/Rule62
photo: Jen Squires
Hair & M/U: Kelty Lewis
January 30, 2018, 8:00pm - January 30, 2018, 10:00pm
Come on out to Hotel Vegas, The Volstead, & the Hotel Vegas Concession Stand every Tuesday at 6pm for STEAK NIGHT!
$14 gets you a RIBEYE STEAK, a BAKED POTATO, a VEGETABLE, and a MILLER HIGH LIFE - or for $3 more upgrade to a BULLEIT BOURBON Cocktail or TITO’S Martini!
Featuring live music from 8-10pm!
1/23 - Doug Strahan (Strahan & The Good Neighbors)
1/30 - John Evans (John Evans Band)
2/6 - Otis Wilkins
2/13 - Curtis McMurtry
2/20 - HORTI (of Whiskey Shivers)
2/27 - Ali Holder
Get your tickets to see the Peterson Brothers on Friday, January 19 at Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas! Their inspired Blues Music will have you bopping your head and tapping your toes! They are truly a musical sensation, especially being that the brothers are only 18 and 21. WOW!
Want to win tickets and possibly dinner for two on Friday, January 19?
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2. Watch the live video and comment below with something you LOVED about the music you heard, or if you have seen The Peterson Brothers live before, share your experience.
After doing these 2 things, you will be entered to win tickets for two for this Friday's show! However, if you go ahead and purchase tickets now and you are the winner we will reimburse you for your ticket expense AND provide you with dinner for two the night of the show (no alcohol).
We will alert the winner Friday, at noon. So be ready to check your direct messages!
GOOD LUCK! We look forward to having you at Main Street Crossing!
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Contest has ended! But come see the show anyways, it's going to be amazing!
Hey DFW! I'm playing in your neck of the woods this weekend, come see me:
Friday Arlington Music Hall (w/AJ Croce) Arlington, TX
Saturday The Guitar Sanctuary McKinney, TX
#texas #livemusic #americana Thirty Tigers High Road Touring
Texas Music Marketing Event Update We're extending the deadline to register because of the holiday Monday followed by two days of strange weather. A lot of folks (myself included) have income delayed. The NEW drop dead date is 1/21 at 11:59 PM.
If we don't have enough people signed up then all registration monies will be refunded asap or we may adjust the dates to reflect the registrations.
The prizes will not be impacted. ...
The Lone Star Songwriters Competition
January 25, 2018, 7:00pm - January 25, 2018, 9:00pm
THE COMPETITION IS CANCELLED DUE TO REGISTRATION NUMBERS BEING NOT QUITE 15 PARTICIPANTS. Refunds have already been initiated.
Facebook Live concert January 31st at 7pm!! This is officially an official message, officially. Hit "interested" on the event (www.facebook.com/events/527014411003254) because I'll be giving stuff away and doing all kinds of fun things leading up to it.
$20 @ the door
Born in Austin during a summertime heat wave, she arrived in this world
smoking and she has never cooled off. Her mom, who still lives in Austin,
bought marina her first guitar and she played it till her little kid
fingers bled- and then she played it some more!
January 2018 update:
Marina is heading to L.A. this month to record on an up & coming artists album.
From there she'll head to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim California to perform for Godin Guitars @ the NAMM Show. Marina is not only a big fan of Godin products but she is also endorsed by Godin Guitars of Canada.
Many of you have seen her signature Godin A6 guitar she has worn a few holes in.
Marina asked us to thank everyone for their tremendous support this year & says peace, love & hugs
2013 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2016 B.W.Stevenson Songwriting Competition winner
Live Recording at the Old Quarter with Caleb Boles
February 9, 2018, 8:30pm - February 10, 2018, 11:59pm
Caleb Boles hits the Old Quarter stage to produce a Live at the Old Quarter recording. He will be doing a Solo show followed by a full band show both nights. come and be a part of the Recording!!
So guys ....I’m Recording an Album in Feb the 9th @ 10th During Mardi Gra .....Live At The Old Quarter in Galveston Tx. Look out for my pledge music campaign to come out soon also the Band will be there as well. As of now we are asking for donations for funds for the album. We are really looking forward to getting this out there and getting it in the right hands. If you would like to donate to the cause Please send me a private message. You will not walk away empty handed there will be something in it for you as well our goal is $5000 as of now that helps with the recording, Merch , and getting the album pressed and published. Oh and you guys are all invited to be a part of the live recording donation or no donations. Thank you for all of your support thus far. This is what I’ve been working at it for. Please share this post!