Dick LeMasters was born and raised in Texas, and grew up listening to what was then called progressive country. Artists such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Fromholz, and Ray Wylie Hubbard are major influences from that time. More recently, Steve Earle, Paul Thorn and Fred Eaglesmith have been important to LeMasters’ songwriting style.
In 2009, LeMasters formed the band Longneck Road in Beaumont, Texas, to perform his original music. The band has reached several milestones in its short history, opening shows for The Charlie Daniels Band, Ronnie Milsap, John Anderson, Chuck Berry, Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, and Django Walker. Longneck Road also performs at events and festivals in and around Southeast Texas. On April 6, 2011, LeMasters performed a solo acoustic show to open for Paul Thorn at Courville’s in Beaumont, Texas. On April 28, 2011, Longneck Road opened for John Anderson and Ronnie Milsap at the Hats Off to Industry event in Winnie, Texas.
Dick LeMasters is available to perform as a solo acoustic act, with Longneck Road as a full electric band or with Longneck Road in an “un-plugged” format. Although the focus of all of these projects is to perform original music, any of these lineups is also suited to perform cover material depending on the needs of the event or venue.
Television footage of Dick LeMasters and Longneck Road performing at the 2011 Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame Concert at the Port Arthur, Texas, Civic Center
… the band plays on & the music never stops…
Visit the Insurgent Country website at the link below! Thanks to Johanna J. Bodde and Insurgent Country for posting a wonderful article and review about my new CD “One Bird, Two Stones” on the Insurgent Country site. And for the new nickname “Secret Agent Man”! I will have to learn that song, too! Review CD “One Bird, Two Stones” on the Insurgent Country Site
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"
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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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