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The Damn Quails are a musical group that thrive on the spontaneity of live performance and the ethereal connection between players that happens on stage. Their performances are a living, ever-changing experience that captivates crowds of all ages from all walks of life.
This new Texas Country/Roots music group is made up of some of the finest musicians Texas has to offer. Saints Eleven’s music has been described as “dirty, old school country”. With Jeff Grossman fronting the band on vocals and rythm/lead/lap steel guitar. He is backed up by one of the best rythm sections in todays market with Chris Bradley on drums and Jeffery Mosley on bass. If these names sound familiar, it’s because these guys have been around for a while in other groups. Chris and Jeffery were in the well known Punk/Rockabilly band, The Von Ehricss. Jeff Grossman was the lead guitar player for The Dallahachie Boys. Their debut album, “I’ll be Fine”, should be released sometime in the late Summer of 2012. It will be produced by Texas Country artist John David Kent. Stayed tuned!!
Since 2005, Hill Country Jane has been steadily gaining momentum in the Texas/Red Dirt Music scene. Starting out as an acoustic trio in Austin, and now based in their hometown of Houston, Hill Country Jane has evolved into something a little different than most of what you’ll hear coming out of Southeast Texas these days. After the release of their 2008 debut LP, “The Great Charade”, the buzz about this up and coming band grew louder and louder. Then, in 2012 came some big changes. With the exit of two founding members, HCJ joined forces with a few old friends from local Houston band Last House on the Left. Now, with the right pieces finally in place, the guys went straight to work writing material for the new and improved line-up. In mid-2013, HCJ began production on their latest album with producer Billy Hillman of HillTrax Studios in Huntsville, TX, expected to be released this summer.
You can catch Hill Country Jane bringing their unique brand of “Homegrown Texas Music” to dancehalls, dive bars, beer joints, backyards and festivals…and anywhere else there’s good-timing, gun-totin’, red-blooded, chain smokin’, beer drinkin’ live music lovers…throughout the great state of Texas.
This band is so smooth and so great to dance to. If you haven’t come out on a night when they are playing, you need to come this time. You will see that this band is top notch. EVERY SINGLE SONG you can dance to. Bracken plays a few of his own songs and when you hear them, you will want to hear them again. He’s got the look of “Ole Blue Eye”, has great vocals, a stellar band – this band is a must see.
Their inimitable sound has been described as Americana-Folk-Rock-Country-Blues music, and yet, it is still developing and changing. Mason spearheads the songwriting, but the relationship and inspiration of every member of the band is evident in the results. While individual players alternate taking the spotlight in certain songs, the performance as a whole would not be what it is without the dedicated collaboration that unites the foursome.
Please come out to the Firehouse Saloon on Friday, September 19th to help us raise funds for the Texas Exes Scholarship Fund–it is going to be a Texas-sized celebration!
Enjoy great food provided by Chuy’s, cold beer provided by our Chapter Underwriter Miller/Coors, and entertainment by The Bellamy Brothers, with an opening performance by UT’s own Lainey Balagia.
Please visit the Houston Chapter website (http://texasexes.com/events/lone-star-live) for ticket information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Come on out and bring your friends, and let’s raise some scholarship funds! You need not be a Longhorn to enjoy this good time and support this great cause! I look forward to seeing each of you on September 19th at the Firehouse!
Laura and Rene
Laura Fraser Nachtigall & Rene Salinas
Call 281.648.3979 or email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for entry forms.
Open to full band, acoustic or contestant can bring music to play.
**Free entrance to the Firehouse show the night of the competition for the contestants and their guests.
In today’s market, there are only a few artists who are destined for super
stardom, born to perform and gifted with the voice. Jake Kellen is one of
those few. A mere 15 seconds into the first song on Jake’s new CD, Heart of
Gold, it’s obvious that this singer/songwriter stands out above the rest.
Combine an equal ability to sing, as well as write songs, and you have a
force to be reckoned with!
Jake currently tours the “Texas Country” circuit, delivering an electrifying
live performance of original modern country music with the soul of a
Supported by an ever growing fan base and several top 40 regional hits, it
won’t be long before Jake Kellen makes his surge to the top of the country
music scene, inside and outside the borders of the Lone Star State.