An old Albert Collins documentary had quoted “….the blues is all about feelin’ good ’bout feelin’ bad…”. Jennifer B has lived and is STILL living that life. A two-time cancer survivor, has shared the staged with BB King, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Van Wilks, Carolyn Wonderland, David Allan Coe and many others. Her rich, powerful, gut-wrenching voice, smacks of deep, warm ethnicity. Her high-octane stage performance, has endeared many, while grabbing at their hearts and smearing their ears with sassy, soulful blues, R&B, roots rock and blues rock. Some have whispered, Janis, Etta, Aretha, Beth Hart ?? Also a great songwriter working on her third CD.
The band comprises Nick Boettcher, guitar/slide, vocals, songwriter, arranger, one of Austin’s most talented musicians, (Berklee College of Music) . Adrian Myers, drums, percussion…again, one of Austin’s most talented musicians, (Berklee College of Music). Dr D, bass, vocals, has shared Antone’s stage with Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Hubert Sumlin, Van Wilks, Lavelle White, Alan Haynes, Gary Clark Jr, studio recordings in 90’s with Johnny Winter, Uncle John Turner (many gigs with UncLe John and late Joe Kelly), once owned a record label.
Jenn B & Groove has a new CD out, Back To Him, featuring these fantastic musicians as well as Van Wilks (4 tracks). They took the CD and themselves to the lovely city of Memphis, TN this January 21-25 for the International Blues Challenge where they shared their love of the blues with the good folk from around the world!
Songwriters Across Texas Television Show does not air today but will be back next Sunday with a Special Christmas Show. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful Sunday with Brennen Leigh as she performs the gospel "Sing,Sing,Sing"
Check out the mention of 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Ray Wylie Hubbard being honored by us! We can’t wait! Sponsorships are going quickly, so if you want to learn more just visit texasheritagesongwriters.com/contract. As a a 501(c)(3), you can get your 2017 tax write off now! #MusicInItsPurestState
Jaredd Reed is a songwriter first and foremost, and beyond that, a spectacular performer with an exceptionally distinct voice and charismatic writing style. He hails from Galveston Island, Texas. Currently working with producers for his Third EP to date. He has consistently wrote catchy hooks and gained fans all over the country since his first release in 2010 "BAD", and his second release "MaxPatch"(2011). Over the past 5 years Reed has taken his stage performance from coast to coast as a simple one man band show . Not eager to discard cover tunes either, Jaredd has also stocked an arsenal of top hits from classic country to classic rock to modern anthems! Jaredd Reed is always on tour and always guaranteed to rock your socks!!! If you have the opportunity, do yourself a favor and go to the show.
Last year, I did a series of house concerts before my album was released so that I could play the new songs for people in a special setting before they could hear them anywhere else. Well, it was such a great experience that I would love to do it again, but with the full band this time!
We are going into the studio, soon, to record a new album that will be released sometime next year, and we are offering 10 full band, unplugged house concerts. We will play a full night of music, including some new songs from the upcoming album. If you are interested, please message me and we will provide further information. We are only offering 10 of these on a first-come, first-served basis so act fast to reserve your show!
Our latest single, “I Think I Love You”, is officially a week old today. We’re extremely grateful to all of you for sharing the song, telling people about it, and for adding it to your playlists! If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s available on all digital music platforms including: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, TIDAL, Amazon Music, and more! Please continue to share, and thank you for your support.
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