Reverend Horton Heat at River Road Ice House

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New Album from Statesboro Revue coming SOON!


Nashville, TN-(July, 14, 2015)-In June 2015, The Statesboro Revue embarked on their second full-blown international tour, performing 37 shows in 50 days across 8 countries. Led by the soulful voice of Stewart Mann, his seasoned timbre is well-worn, but polished enough to instantly recall the vocal greatness of singers from decades past. Their trademark sound is both fresh and familiar, like new spirits that haunt old houses, and that multi-generational span has fashioned the band with a global following and with consistent requests for their live show experience overseas. This tour came just in time to test the waters on their brand new album “Jukehouse Revival,” and the Texas born band is happy to be back home just in time for its official release on August 7th. The first single, “Undone,” is the centerpiece of the collection, a reflection of the lives of hard working Americans, and has just been unleashed on radio where it is gaining major radio airplay across the region.

"Jukehouse Revival" is a Statesboro Revue standard with those signature grooves and alluring hooks,but with this album you are going to have to roll up the old pant legs and wade through the swampland before you hit the ole juke joint where the hootenanny is already underway. Stewart Mann describes it as funky country. “It’s probably a personality disorder. I have days when I want to be in a country band, days when I want to be in a rock and roll band and days when it’s all about the funk.” With “Jukehouse Revival” you get all three in spades, and even though the sharp country flavor is unexpected, it’s completely at home here and lives quite naturally with its “rhythm and grooves” compatriots. The album was produced by the Statesboro Revue, and Gordy Quist and Scott Davis of the acclaimed Austin-based rock band, Band of Heathens. Over 100 songs have been written since their last album was released, but these 11 tracks proved the winning combination with some contributions from their peers including “Keep You Satisfied,” co-written with Ted Russell Kamp (bass player for Shooter Jennings), “Count On Me,” co-written with Geoffrey Hill (guitar player for the Randy Rogers Band), and “Tallahassee,” co-written with Adam Hood. “Jukehouse Revival” is an experience to be treasured, and an enlightenment of the spirit that will make you throw your hands up in the air and shout “Hallelujah!”

In 2013, the music industry watched as The Statesboro Revue recaptured those familiar old school rock and roll sounds with the tour de force that was their brand new album “Ramble On Privilege Creek.” The earthy hooks, the sweet Celtic whines, and the gypsy pulsation catapulted the Texas-based band into high media altitudes snaring rave reviews from premier outlets including Rolling Stone Magazine who proclaimed The Statesboro Revue as one of the highlights of the South by Southwest Conference and Festival. The album quickly took hold, hitting #25 on the Americana Music Chart, #5 on the European Americana Music Chart, and scored one Top 10 hit (“Huck Finn”) and two Top 15 hits (“Fade My Shade Of Black,” “Live A Little”) on the Texas Music Chart. The music video for the infectious fan favorite “Huck Finn” debuted at #5 on CMT Pure 12-Pack and rose to #3. In 2014, they were featured performers at the Austin City Limits Festival kickoff party, on the nationally syndicated Texas Music Scene TV, at the esteemed MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and they were handpicked by Lynyrd Skynyrd to join the southern rock brotherhood on the 8th Annual Simple Man Cruise, along with Blackberry Smoke and Foghat.

Song Premier: Smoke Wagon - Where Did I Go Wrong

Smoke Wagon has up until now been one of my favorite country/red dirt cover bands. They played at this year's Blowin' Off Steamboat Music Festival back in January. They are in the process of working on a collection of original tunes by Smoke Wagon, and this is a definite game changer for this San Antonio band. Below is the first song from the upcoming EP produced by Michael Morales of Studio M and if my suspicions are accurate most of you are going to LOVE this song!

After (or while) you listen to the song, go like them on FACEBOOK!

Listen now to "Where Did I Go Wrong":

Here's a story I did on Smoke Wagon last year, definitely a band to watch!
Artist Spotlight: Smoke Wagon

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Do Good Texas Flood Relief BLOWOUT

When: July 25th and 26th
Where: Billy's Ice
Why: Raise large amounts of money to go directly to flood victims
What else: Hosted by Chad Prather, host of RIDE TV's show "It's My Backyard"

Every penny raised will go to flood relief. You can find out more here....

Here's the line up!!!

Saturday July 25th:
12:00-12:50: Scoot Drescher, Skylar Hamilton, Andrew Mahan
1:00-1:50: Luke Huggins, Joel Hofmann, Matt Kersh
2:00-2:50: Austin Gilliam, Clay McClinton, Jackson Parten
3:00-3:50: Noel McKay, Brennen Leigh, John Evans
4:00-4:50: Owen Temple, Mark Jungers, Lisa Morales
5:00-6:00: Poor J Brown (Full Band)
6:30-8:30: Backwater Blvd. (Full Band)
9:00-12:30: Whiskey Rodeo (Full Band)

Sunday July 26th:
12:00-12:50: Court Nance, Nate Rodriguez, Jordan York
1:00-1:50: Haley Cole, Bo Brumble, Scott Wiggins
2:00-2:50: Tommy Elskes, Tom Robinson, Zack Walther
3:00-3:50: Shad Blair, Tony Taylor, Jordan Minor
4:00-4:50: Walt Wilkins, Tina Wilkins
5:00-5:50: Texas Renegade (Broke Down)
6:00-6:50: Adam Carroll, Chris Carroll
7:10-8:00: Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch
8:10-9:00: Jamie Wilson, Drew Kennedy, Courtney Patton
9:10-10:00: Adam Hood, TBA
10:00-11:00: Pardo N Reed (Full Band)


Meet Chad Prather

Some days are better than others...

Yesterday my boss was nice enough to let me take off a little early at work so I could go do something really cool!

So for some back story, my hobby over the past few years has become loving and promoting live music, so much in fact that I've created this website and social media presence that I semi hide behind.  I book gigs for a really cool classic folk and western songwriter named Dennis Jay.  Dennis has devoted the biggest part of his adult life to writing songs in a style that many people have forgotten about. His songs are very well written, and his delivery of them is so smooth and unique that it has made me start to go back and listen to some older folk and western songwriters and musicians again like Woodie Guthrie, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell and many more.  These are the roots of where much of today's better music came from, and Dennis is very authentically continuing in that spirit.

Back to yesterday...  Dennis is currently in the studio recording his next full length album, Lloyd Maines is producing it and Pat Manske at The Zone Recording Studio is engineering it. If you don't know who Lloyd Maines is, he has produced and/or played on hundreds of albums for dozens of very talented people, he won a grammy for producing "Home" by Dixie Chicks, plus he is the father to lead singer Natalie Maines. The guys in Dennis' band "Lonesome Town" are playing on the record, there are a few other various musicians coming in to fill in some of the blanks, but Lloyd has really taken a liking to Dennis' songs and style and he is playing some rhythm and lead guitar parts, bass guitar and adding some touches of pedal steel to really round this sound out.  I can't tell you what an honor it was to watch brilliant musicians and audio engineers at work, and the previews I heard of some of the rough mixes BLEW me away! I can't wait for you all to hear it!

Benefit: Flood of Love for Wimberley


WIMBERLEY - Musicians with a heart for Wimberley will come together August 9th for a concert to benefit residents of the flood ravaged community.  Lufkin-based Brookshire Brothers reached out to Wimberley-based singer-songwriter Robyn Ludwick about sponsoring a concert to raise funds for the victims of the Memorial Day floods. Ludwick marshalled the forces and with Judy Hubbard, fellow Wimberley resident and manager/wife of Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard, have put together a stunning line-up sure to strum up significant support. Austin’s Nutty Brown Café is the venue and owner Mike Farr is offering his amphitheater for the event.  The name, Texas Flood of Love, was inspired by a pencil sketch by Wimberley-based artist David Richardson.

Confirmed performing artists include Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hayes Carll, William Clark Green, Bob Schneider, John Fullbright, Jimmie Vaughan, Wade Bowen, Jason Boland, and Robyn Ludwick.  The musical line up (with more to come) will be a huge draw as will an auction that will feature guitars signed by The Eagles, Willie Nelson, Dixie Chicks, Robert Earl Keen as well as house concerts by Sarah Jarosz and Alejandro Escovedo.  For those unable to attend the benefit concert, there will be on-line bidding opportunities. Tickets for the August 9th event can be purchased on line at or on the day of the event at Nutty Brown Café’ in Austin.

Brookshire Brothers  and its Wimberley-based store team began delivering food, water, baby formula and flashlights as soon as the water began to recede. Their vendors have enhanced the ongoing effort by donating tons of food and other products for those impacted by the disaster.  More vendors have stepped up to support The Texas Flood of Love including Louisiana Fish Fry, Brown Distributing, DiLusso Meats, Angus Pride, Swift Premium, Hormel and a host of others.
Brookshire Brothers encourages folks to give to the relief effort.  Funds from the concert will go to Barnabas Connection Flood Relief –

Founded in 1921, Brookshire Brothers is 100% employee-owned. Its assets include 150 retail outlets incorporating grocery stores, convenience stores, as well as free standing pharmacy, tobacco and petro locations. New stores will open this year in Pilot Point, Hamilton and Canyon Lake.  For more information on Brookshire Brothers and its family of brands please visit

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