I’ve been playing & writing songs for about 20 years, never professionally. I’ve yet to put out a CD. I love playing, writing & catching live shows.
As a youngster I went to Rock & Roll shows. As a kid, I listened to classic country on the radio via my folks in the back of a Ford station wagon on long road trips with the family. My two best friends in high school played in a rock band. One of those guys I still keep up with to this day. He’s just recorded, though not yet released his first Red Dirt CD Fuel For The Soul (Jayson Austin). Graduating from high school, I studied Painting & English @ The University of North Texas where I once again befriended & roomed with another terrific musician / artist Brad Tucker.
When done with that I resettled in my hometown of Duncanville. While there I taught high school & caught as many shows at The Sons of Hermann Hall, Adair’s, Naomi’s Lounge, & The Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, and Deep Ellum. I caught shows by artists like Cowboys & Indians, Barry Kooda & The Widowmakers, Junior Brown, Elvis T, Busboy, Mary Cutrafellow, Kim Linz & Her Jaguars, The Front Porch Boys, Macon Grayson, Jim Lauderdale, Lone Star Trio, (now Eleven Hundred Springs), Chris Wall, Don Walser, Tommy Alverson, Robert Earl Keen, Moe, Ed Burleson, Brian Burns & numerous others.
Shortly thereafter, I hooked up with my old lifelong friend Jayson Austin. I started playing & writing more often with him. Then I ended up moving with him & his brother & opened a music venue on Seawall Blvd in Galveston, Texas where we managed a club called Sloppy’s Roadhouse. We hosted live area blues artists like Marina Rocks (then Guppies From Outer Space), 7 nights a week. As lively as the place was, we had to close our doors and my friends & partners left town. I stayed, kept playing, & doing commercial art & sign painting.
Later, I was fortunate enough to land a 4 night a week bartending gig for Wrecks Bell at his legendary listening room Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe where I took part in his open mics & got to attend some notoriously great shows over the past 4 years, watching & listening carefully. After all these years & shows I still get to see, listen to & laugh with Wrecks Bell who plays several times a week. He has been probably my biggest influence & my favorite live performer. Wrecks introduced me to the music of his livelong friends & fellow performers Townes Van Zandt & Lightnin Hopkins. Townes & Lightnin are no longer with us but Wrecks & his wife, Janet are still entertaining me and crowds of numerous people several nights a week.
I’ve also come to know many younger artists such as Mlee Marie from Houston and others through my good friend and noteworthy songwriter himself -Korey Jones:(Permanent Eclipse; Atomic Desk & now “The White Moth Project”. Korey “Human” Jones, has had for years a thoroughly researched music website, Unionofhuman.org, which continues to be a rich source of young musicians and artists from several cities in the U.S.
Like I said “Life is Good”. Thanks for listening! Thanks for checking out my art work! Praise God!
All music, lyrics, & all artwork & photos done by me. Videos & Mp3 recordings done by SANDRA SKRABANEK & SLS DESIGNS . Additional videos done by GLENDA TAYLOR @ Across the Stage
Join me in Austin Texas March 14th with Nikki Lane, TONY JOE WHITE w/ the Texas Gentlemen, WHITE DENIM, The Kernal, CW Stoneking, Ben Dickey, Ruby Boots, Sarah Klang, Becca Mancari, Atlantis Aquarius, Rayland Baxter, Golden Dawn Arkestra, and more. General admission & VIP tickets available at www.whereisthehideout.com
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If you want your party to rock, this is the band for you! Houston's High Energy Party Band, Texas TNT plays all your favorite rock songs from the 70's, 80's, and 90's through today's buzz rock hits. From dance rock to hard rock to glam, they deliver!
Sunday Morning on Songwriters Across Texas Television Show we feature the music of Tasmin -N- Timothy McCoy, Scooter Pearce, American Gypsy Band and a Gospel by Tom Cottar. Channel 12, 1012 (Cable) 54 (Dish) "Get The Music Out!"
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Bruce Robison with special guest Kevin Anthony and G Town
March 2, 2018, 8:30pm - March 3, 2018, 12:00pm
Bruce Robison has been making music professionally for decades. He still discusses his craft with so much enthusiasm he sounds almost like a kid raving about superheroes. That infectious energy is evident in every note of his new album, Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band, as well as his new project, The Next Waltz, a blossoming community of artists, fans and friends gathering both virtually and at his recording studio in Lockhart, just outside of Austin.
In both cases, the point is to celebrate country music’s rich traditions while giving creativity free rein to go where it might, as long as it’s somewhere worth traveling. It’s also about celebrating Robison’s “love of the craft of song.”
Take a little Peggy Sue, Cajun fiddle, jumping sawdust and mama
too for the latest release from Kevin Anthony and G-Town.
Jump the Fence is the 10th album from this South Texas boy born where the Gulf Coast waters flow, but he’s got a little French Cajun somewhere in him too.
Anthony’s songs are well crafted and timeless. Add to the mix an old timer or two, Hill County gals, twangy guitars, and weeping pedal steel, and you get the kind of music that your Grandpa would’ve listened to, the kind of music that takes you back to the good old days of good time radio. Everything’s a little bit sweet, not too spicy and a tasty bowl of gumbo mixed in there too. You can’t help but tap your foot and slap your knee. Oh, and he can sing it all in French too.
Did you see 2018 Lone Star Jam ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT?
Saturday 5/26: Gary Allan | Reckless Kelly | Stoney LaRue | Roger Creager | Flatland Cavalry | Dalton Domino | Kody West | Randall King | The Drugstore Gypsies
Sunday 5/27: Randy Rogers Band | Casey Donahew | William Clark Green | Parker McCollum | Kyle Park | Mike and the Moonpies | Read Southall Band | Grant Gilbert
Plus more to be announced soon! Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY 2/16 at 10am at www.lonestarjam.com
The full band comes to the Mucky Duck this Saturday evening Feb 17th. We've got a 7:00 and a 9:30 show. It's always a joy to play the Mucky Duck and it's really going to be an honor to bring in the Big 50 with my Houston friends. Thanks for getting the word out. Here's the ticket link www.mcgonigels.com/Shows/Terri+Hendrix+-+February+17+2018
Local artist and musician Catherine Stroud delights your ears on the MOD Coffeehouse patio! Come through from 7 to 9pm for a relaxing evening. This event is family friendly and free, although tips are greatly appreciated.