The Dirty River Boys are paving their own road as they travel it. They are a testament to the idea that “if you can dream it, you can do it,” moving with determination ever closer to the light. Above all is their belief in their music. It motivates them and provides exultation for each member, as well as for the audiences who have become fans by the force field the band creates in live performance.
Steely intention aside, there is a magic to being in the right place with the right stuff at the right time. Home in El Paso, the Dirty River Boys yearned to make music the centerpiece of their lives. Then they played their very first Austin gig, a happy hour set at hipster haunt, Lustre Pearl. The music they presented was energetic and infectious, though stripped down acoustic. The joy was unmistakable. And a new path with exciting possibilities was being born. The band migrated to Austin shortly thereafter, where they thrive amidst the other musicians in town, and love the strong sense of community they found. “Being in Austin, with so many great bands, it makes you up your game.”
Travis Stearns and Nino Cooper met in the music scene in El Paso. They started gigging every once in a while, while they waited patiently for the day they could dedicate themselves to music 24/7. The Dirty River Boys trio formed 3 years ago, when Marco Gutierrez quit his job and school to join the band. “We had to go against full bands in El Paso, us with three people with acoustic instruments. It shows if you are consistent and serious about your music, you can really make it. We put our hearts out there every night. People see that.” They added an upright bass player about a year and a half ago. Colton James joined for a 90 minute set at the River Road Icehouse. It was a trial by fire and a foursome was forged.
The new album, Science Of Flight, was recorded at Yellow Dog Studio in South Austin, Texas. Marco, Nino, Travis and CJ put aside just five days for the process. They played everything on the album themselves, only tapping on the legendary Kim Deschamps to lay down pedal steel. Expect surprises; Wurlitzer, marching drum sounds, train whistles, a rattlesnake. The band was mindful of their ability to recreate the sounds on stage in the live environment. The Dirty River Boys are seemingly always on the road, having logged 200,000 miles in the van, though thankfully, the rattlesnake is not a traveling companion.
Science of Flight has been described by The Dirty River Boys as Western, Fat, and Rock and Roll. It touches on myriad emotions with gentle harmonies that shimmer with beauty, acoustic rave-ups, and hook driven tunes. “This time, we made a record. We build it, recording the parts ourselves. This is a band record. We are really excited about it.”
Catch a great evening featuring acoustic music by 3 great artists showcasing their music.
In four short years, Curtis Grimes has been a star college baseball pitcher, chased his dream of being a singer / songwriter, played hundreds of concerts all over Texas and the southwestern United States, and performed in front of millions on television.
After a break up with his then fiance, he started playing guitar and developed an interest in songwriting, teaching himself how to play on a used guitar that he purchased at a pawn shop. Grimes then headed down I35 with plans of finishing his degree at Texas State University in San Marcos. While there he fell under the influence of the Texas Country music scene. With legendary venues so close, he was able to follow the Texas Country artists he looked up to. After playing for friends and relatives at gatherings and parties, Grimes was hooked by the entertainment bug. He started playing acoustic shows at a couple of small venues, bars, and fraternity parties. Things definitely picked up for after he won the Austin leg of Kenny Chesney’s The Next Big Star contest, getting the opportunity to open for Chesney at the Frank Erwin Center during his Poets and Pirates tour.
Jake Worthington is a country music artist and was a runner-up on Season 6 of The Voice.
Shotgun Rider is Logan Samford and Anthony Enriquez.
The 2 came together a year ago as part of the band Seven Miles South. After the band broke up, Logan and Anthony ventured out on thier own.
With Logan’s amazingly unique vocals and Anthony’s strong songwriting talent they are destined to make a mark on the Texas Music Scene.
In a very short time they gained the attention of Music Executive Alex Torrez. A Texan himself now living in Nashville, Torrez has assembled a strong team to take Shotgun Rider to the next level.
LOST IMMIGRANTS is a musical collaboration led by founder James Dunning (lead vocals, guitar). It began in 2004 as a songwriting project between Dunning and his longtime friend, Craig Hinkle. The first iteration of the band won the 2005 Shiner Rising Star contest and recorded its debut album, “Waiting on Judgement Day,” with Americana music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard.
In 2009, LOST IMMIGRANTS released its seminal album, “Baptized: Live from the Hill Country,” and celebrated “Get Lost” as a Top 40 Texas Music Chart single. The band quickly followed up with a studio release, “Pasaporte,” in 2010 and two digital-only live albums in 2011.
Current members of LOST IMMIGRANTS include Chad Stewart (drums), Eric McGinnis (bass), Ryan Pool (keys) and Blake Brownlee (lead guitar). Former members and other North Texas musicians and singer/songwriters have been known to join the band on stage from time to time. The group enjoys a robust touring schedule and ardent fanbase.
Everyone always enjoys this whiskey-swilling, guitar-slinging band hailing from Houston, Texas
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Has over 75 million views on YouTube and 250,000 subscribers
In the Adam Carolla movie “Road Hard” and the Hallmark movie “Love Always, Santa”
EVP of Film & Television for the Laugh Factory
Senior Comedy Correspondent for Fox Sports
Host and Executive Producer of “Laughs” on Fox Networks
Former segment producer for Fox’s “Dish Nation”
TV includes CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, hosting “Trial By Laughter” on Comcast, CNN’s “Campbell Brown”, the syndicated “Comics Unleashed”, E’s “True Hollywood Story”, Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood”, ESPN’s “Quite Frankly”, VH1’s “The Countdown”, CW’s “The Daily Buzz”, G4’s “Attack of the Show”, Sundance’s “On the Road in America”, ABC’s “Barbara Walters Special”, “Good Day NY”, “Good Day LA”, “Fox & Friends”, among others.
His fifth album “Pick Your Battles” reached #1 on iTunes’ comedy charts
His third album “Dark Side of the Room” was first ever comedian Pay-What-You-Want
Former weekly columnist for Sports Illustrated and the NHL
Hosted “Four Quotas” on Sirius Satellite Radio for two years
Hosted “The Sports Minute (Or So)”, syndicated for four years on over 170 radio stations
Collegehumor.com’s original columnist
From New York City, currently lives in Los Angeles.
Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown.
Hofstetter’s national TV debut came on ESPN’s Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS’ “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson”, Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood”, VH1’s “Countdown”, Sundance’s “On the Road in America”, and ABC’s “Barbara Walter’s Special”, where he thankfully did not cry. He is the host and executive producer of “Laughs” on Fox networks, where he only cries occasionally.
One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for collegehumor.com has also released six albums. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan.
After hosting Four Quotas on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his Sports Minute (Or So) was syndicated on over 170 stations and in over 30 newspapers. Hofstetter’s second live comedy album (“Cure For the Cable Guy”) reached #20 on Billboard’s comedy charts. His third album (“Dark Side of the Room”) was the first ever pay-what-you-want” comedy album, since people were going to steal it anyway. His fourth album consisted of an hour of 100% ad-libbed material, which is, frankly, nuts. And his fifth album hit #1 on iTunes’ comedy charts, which is also a bit nuts.
Hofstetter’s brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage. He reached 200,000 friends on Facebook and 400,000 more on MySpace, and high shelves in grocery stores.
While Hofstetter’s live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing, first published at age 15, mainly to impress girls. At 18, he co-founded “Sports Jerk of the Week”, an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today’s Baseball Weekly, Sports Illustrated and CNN. And at 20, Hofstetter took a year off of school to head up web content for the New York Yankees. The Yankees won the World Series that year, which would have been wonderful if they hadn’t beaten Hofstetter’s Mets. Yes, he’s also a Mets fan. Poor kid.
While an undergraduate at Columbia University, Hofstetter was a well-read columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and a voice of the Lions. After a summer writing for Maxim, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated for Kids, Hofstetter syndicated his column in several newspapers.
Without his glasses, Hofstetter also looks a great deal like Michael Rappaport.