Andrew Carman and The Trials are one of the best up and coming bands in DFW. This high energy band puts on one of the best live shows in Texas. Their heartfelt and soulful originals move crowds and turn heads. Front man, Andrew Carman, leads the way with everything from rocking blues jams to southern soul ballads. Combined that with a top notch rhythm section and you get a groovy soulful performance that wont disappoint.
Growing up in a small town seems to be one of the best references for an interesting life. You walk down the street everyone knows your name and blue collar work is what you're taught. The city calls your name and the bright lights of Friday night can be seen from miles away. Teens grow up on simple philosophies; go to college, get married and live the good ol’ American dream. The rumors spread by people are something of tall tales and fiction. So many of these things are present in the music written and performed by Philip Griffin Band.
The bands EP release in 2009, “Philip Griffin Band," was just the beginning of small town pride and life lived through a young man’s eyes. They peer into your soul and create this amazing spectacle in your mind. The EP was just the beginning of the songwriting and heart and soul of each line that has been sung across the state of Texas.
Now the Philip Griffin Band is poised to take the state by storm with the release of their second album, “Burning Bridges”. If you want your crowds to experience a band that has talent and knows how to have a good time, book the Philip Griffin Band.
Jack Nelson is a nationally touring Country Music artist based out of Huntsville, TX, with a bit of a rock influence but still stays true to his honky-tonk roots. Whether playing to a sold out crowd of thousands at the various festivals and events he and his band have played across the country or just a small group of friends, Jack Nelson always puts on a great performance. Jack and his band are energetic, fun, and always aiming to please. “It’s called a ‘show’ for a reason, and not a listen” says Nelson. And they put on a fantastic show that doesn’t detract from their great musical abilities. They are a band that knows how to keep the crowd engaged and moving.
Reed Barton is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. His unique voice and guitar playing sounds straight out of a jukebox, and would sound right at home in a honky tonk on a Saturday night. Reed grew up listening to just about every type of music you can imagine. Country, rock n' roll, blues, gospel, a little bit of it all. Starting at age 10, he picked up a guitar and never looked back. Reed has opened up for an impressive array of artists, including Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, Koe Wetzel, and Parker McCollum.
The thing that sets Reed apart from other artists is his personability. This not only goes for the fans, but just about anyone he meets. His devotion to his craft is second to none, and he is driven not only by the music itself but the desire to reach his true potential. Reed has appeared on programs such as Texas Homegrown Radio (Stephenville), Texas Red Hot Radio (Burleson), Y100 (Lufkin), and The Justin Reed Show (Murfeesboro, TN). He has also played in venues such as The White Elephant Saloon (Fort Worth), Banita Creek Hall (Nacogdoches), and the Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN).
Reed looks forward to releasing a follow up to his 2017 EP, Rough Cut, and to continue cutting his teeth in front of anyone who will listen. Check out his music on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, or Google play today!
Jesse Jennings, originally from Dublin, Texas, is a singer, songwriter and musician based in Fort Worth. His debut album, A LONG WAY FROM HOME, released in August 2014 and features thirteen tracks written and produced by Jesse. His lyrics are true reflections of his personal experiences: love, loss, heartache, small town life, life on the road and more. Jesse’s music and stylization are influenced by artists he admires such as Waylon Jennings, Bob Seger, Garth Brooks, Dion Dimucci and Elvis Presley. When people ask what his music sounds like, Jesse can only respond with “nothing you have ever heard.” It’s country with a twist!
Jesse ‘cut his teeth’ in the music industry performing and touring with Sister Jill and Casey Donahew Band. He has had the pleasure of opening for acts such as Willie Nelson, Jason Aldean, Casey Donahew, Pat Green, The Josh Abbott Band and The Eli Young Band. His harmonic voice can be heard on albums including Casey Donahew, Aaron Copeland, Jamie Richards and more. In 2013, he was crowned the winner of the DFW Talent Search and was awarded a recording contract with Legend Records of Fort Worth, Texas from which came A LONG WAY FROM HOME.
The Shane Rogers Band was established in 2000. Three months after it’s formation they were opening for bands such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Pat Green, Willie Nelson and many others. The release of their first album “Texas Kind of Mood” in 2003 gathered a grass roots, cult following all over the region, which was necessary because they did not release a single to radio. That did not stop the fans from getting copies to their favorite radio stations and demanding that they play it. The single “Cheatin’ Man’s Mind” became a huge song for them. In the summer of 2006 they released their second album “Second Time Around”. The single “Southern Rebel Girl” was released to radio and did very well throughout the region. What this band is most known for hasn’t changed. Good, heartfelt, fun country/southern rock music and a fantastic live show.
I just want to share what I do with y'all in the hopes that it makes a connection with you. After all, what is music, but a way of putting life to song? I hope you enjoy the fruits of my "labor". - SH
River Trip is a north Texas group playing original tunes, along with folk-rock hits from the 60's and 70's, and rock hits from the Eagles, Beatles, the Stones, CCR, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and more. River Trip grew out of a desire to share the music that they grew up with, in a style that's easy going, laid back and mellow.
Come take a River Trip with us.
What can be described as nothing other than luck, or destiny, or whatever you want to call it. Jordan Nix, Dane Farrington, and Robert Herrera all got jobs selling gear at Guitar Center in College Station, TX. Jordan, Robert, and Dane began playing duo and trio shows in College Station and the surrounding areas. After months of playing shows, working, and attending concerts and festivals together, the group decided that they wanted to really invest in their music. The three played their first show as Jordan Nix & The Day Drinkers in September of 2017. Shortly after, Robert White joined the band to complete the group, and finish the sound the band had been looking for. Although, all the members have a very different set of influences and musical background, they come together to create a very unique, bold, Americana based sound they refer to as "Rustic Rock". The band released their first single in march of 2018 titled 'Gas Station Flowers'. JNDD is set to release their self titled debut album 'Happier Than Normal' in the Fall of 2018.
Dan Patterson is a West Texas based Americana singer-songwriter. With a focus on reviving the storytelling side of music, Dan draws much of his influence from artists such as Jason Isbell, Drew Kennedy, and John Moreland. Recently featured in the Fort Worth music publication, Rattle Magazine, Patterson has been creating quite the buzz over the last few months.
2018 is full of excitement, and most of that excitement stems from the fact Dan and the guys are headed back into the studio with Dave Percefull at YellowDog-Wimberely. With strong influences from song writers such as Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and The White Buffalo, the new album is designed especially for those that enjoy the story-teller side of songwriting.
His first full album, "Smoke in My Lungs", was recorded at YellowDOG Studios in Austin, TX, and is a collaboration of talent, including Dave Percefull, David Abeyta, and Kim Deschamps. "Smoke in My Lungs" has become an excellent launching point for Patterson's emerging career. An internationally acclaimed album, voted the #11 album of 2013 by Southern Rock Brazil. The album also features several songs on New Slang's "Top 100 Songs of 2013".