Broadcasting Big Sandy Episode 10 John Defoore Studio part 2

 

John Defoore Music Studio joins Big Sandy Music Hall, again for a night of songs, and stories!

Three students from the studio of John Defoore Music Studio join us for a great night of singer/songwriter performances.

  • Jonah Gonzales
  • Amy Holden
  • Jordyn Lackey

Defoore has taught the likes of Miranda Lambert, Casey Rivers and Kacey Musgraves. This is our chance to see the next wave of singer songwriters to hail from the piney woods of East Texas!

Tickets are just $10 in advance and at the door. But advance ticket holders will receive a free commemorative keepsake of this special occasion, so act now and get your tickets!

Broadcasting Big Sandy Radio Episode 9 John Defoore Studio

 

From 1959 John Defoore had one goal, to teach soul in music through the guitar. For 40 years John Defoore has studied music on a different level that many. Miranda Lambert, Casey Rivers, Michelle Shocked, and Kacey Musgraves are just some of the names that have come from the Mineola based music school. On May 13 at Big Sandy Music Hall John has selected some of his students to play Big Sandy Music Hall. Tiffini Watkins, Luke Laprada, and Taylor Lewis will be playing on May 13th. Get tickets now for the May 13th show. Online at www.bigsandymusichall.com

Tickets are on sale now for May Shows

May is here and this month we are featuring local Songwriters on Saturday Nights May 13, 20 and 27th. Get your tickets now for our May concerts!

Singer/Songwriters: Tiffini Watkins, Luke Laprade & Taylor Lewis

May 13 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Three students from the studio of John Defoore Music Studio join us for a great night of singer/songwriter performances.

  • Tiffini Watkins
  • Luke Laprade
  • Taylor Lewis

Defoore has taught the likes of Miranda Lambert, Casey Rivers and Kacey Musgraves. This is our chance to see the next wave of singer songwriters to hail from the piney woods of East Texas!

Tickets are just $10 in advance and at the door. But advance ticket holders will receive a free commemorative keepsake of this special occasion, so act now and get your tickets!


 

Singer/Songwriters: Jonah Gonzales, Amy Holden & Jordyn Lackey

May 20 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Three students from the studio of John Defoore Music Studio join us for a great night of singer/songwriter performances.

  • Jonah Gonzales
  • Amy Holden
  • Jordyn Lackey

Tickets are just $10 in advance and at the door. But advance ticket holders will receive a free commemorative keepsake of this special occasion, so act now and get your tickets!


More about their teacher, John Defore

“There’s no greater joy as you learn guitar than to create your own songs and be able to sing and play them for yourself, for your friends and family, and even for the world if that’s what you want to do.

Several of my students have gone on to make names for themselves in the music industry.” Miranda Lambert of Lindale, Casey Rivers and Golden’s Kacey Musgraves have all been through John’s studio and are now ‘living their dreams’ as country music stars. Click here for more on the John Defoore Music Studio.

Songwriters in the Round: Zion Spencer & The Kirbys

May 27 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Join us for Songwriters in the Round featuring Zion Spencer and The Kirbys.

Zion plays all instruments, writes songs and is a recording engineer in East Texas. He studied music at TJC and has performed all across the state of Texas. His style is modern rock/pop. Zion was one of the first songwriters to perform at the Hall last year, and we are pleased he is returning with new material and some of our favorites, too!

Andrew and Kate Kirby, are a light acoustic duo with fresh and light, original melodies and recognizable tunes about life experiences. Their folk rock sound is heavily influenced by classic rock, yet their close vocal harmonies and stringed instruments are true Americana. They have a combined musical career of more than 30 years experience, playing everything from festivals to private parties, to most any kind of event. The Kirbys are also the proprietors of the Big Sandy Music Hall, in Big Sandy, TX.

Tickets are $10 in advance and at the Door. Buy in advance to get a special commemorative gift!

Tickets for our June line-up will go on sale soon. Shows include:

June 3 – The Hubbard Family

June 9 – Johnny Magic

June 10 – The Stratoblasters

June 17 – Waylon Hicks

June 24 – Songwriters in the Round: Eric Moseley,Meredith Crawford & The Kirbys

In July: We’ll have Adler and Hearne on July 8th and The Purple Hulls return July 29th. Mark your calendars. Tickets will go on sale soon. Stay in touch on facebook and watch for announcements!

Broadcasting Big Sandy Music Hall Episode 8 GuitarShowDallas

This week The Dallas International Guitar Show is the sponsor, and our focus is showcasing some of our friends who will be at that show just west of us in Dallas. We hope to be able to bring some of these musicians to the Big Sandy scene.

Get your tickets online at www.guitarshow.com and join us as we meet some of the best guitar players you will ever see. Featured artists on this show are George Lynch, formerly of Dokken and Lynch Mob, his recent project KXM also includes Dug Pinnick of Kings X, and Ray Luzier of Korn. Also on this feature, Ted Nugent, Gary Hoey,  and Andy Timmons.

We focus on talent and the music here at Big Sandy Music Hall, and its time some of these guys come and try the best sounding listening room in East Texas! See you at the show!

Rafael Espinoza’s April 29 concert rescheduled for Sept. 9th

“Big Sandy Music Hall Presents Rafael Espinoza’s CD Release Concert for TEXAS MATADOR” – This show is rescheduled for September 9, 2017 due to severe weather on the original show date of 04/29/17 – TODAY.

Tickets for the original show date will be honored September 9th, or at any other concert at the Music Hall (for the same value).

NEW SHOW DATE: September 9, 2017 – Showtime 7:30pm – Doors Open 7pm

$10 In Advance – $15 At The Door – Kids 12 & Under FREE (when accompanied by an adult)


Enjoy Rafael’s Award Winning Texas Rockabilly Blues Trio with Special Guests Jerry Wayne on Steel Guitar and Soul Singer Lorianne Hubbard
Performing All New Original Music from The Brand New Album “TEXAS MATADOR”

Broadcasting Big Sandy: Episode 7 – The Texas Matador

This week we celebrate the release of a new CD from Mineola artist Rafael Espinoza. Join us live April 29th for the CD release party, and live performance for his latest recording Texas Matador at 7:30PM.

 

Special Thanks to our sponsor Texas Certified Electrical: Off-Grid Power for an Off-Kilter World. Call Buzz Payne at 903-360-0859 for all your Residential and Commercial Electrical needs, including generators.

 

Rafael Espinoza – CD Release Concert – Texas Matador

April 29 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm

“Big Sandy Music Hall Presents Rafael Espinoza’s CD Release Concert for TEXAS MATADOR” – 04/29/17 – Showtime 7:30pm – Doors Open 7pm

$10 In Advance – $15 At The Door – Kids 12 & Under FREE (when accompanied by an adult) Buy your tickets using your major credit card or with Paypal.


Enjoy Rafael’s Award Winning Texas Rockabilly Blues Trio with Special Guests Jerry Wayne on Steel Guitar and Soul Singer Lorianne Hubbard
Performing All New Original Music from The Brand New Album “TEXAS MATADOR”

Broadcasting Big Sandy Music Hall: Episode 6 – The Stratoblasters

Broadcasting from the Big Sandy Music Hall featuring music by The Stratoblasters. This episode brought to you by:

 

Stratoblasters

April 22 @ 7:30 pm

A real favorite, the ultimate Texas Blues Southern Rock band returns to the Big Sandy Music Hall.

Purchase Tickets to this show for only $20.00 ea


In September of 1986, the Stratoblasters performed their very first set at Redux in Dallas, Texas. It should be mentioned that as the namesake goes, this was not absolutely correct. Bugs Henderson had actually coined the moniker by naming his band Bugs Henderson and the Stratoblasters some time previously. After guitarists Jimmy Wallace and Mike (Junior Clark) left, he renamed the group Bugs Henderson and The Shuffle Kings, the very name they are internationally known by today. Bugs, very graciously, consented to allow Jimmy and company to retain the Stratoblasters name as they would be carrying on the tradition of the three guitar entity.

Rafael Espinoza – CD Release Concert – Texas Matador

April 29 @ 7:30 pm

“Big Sandy Music Hall Presents Rafael Espinoza’s CD Release Concert for TEXAS MATADOR” – 04/29/17 – Showtime 7:30pm – Doors Open 7pm

$10 In Advance – $15 At The Door – Kids 12 & Under FREE (when accompanied by an adult).


Enjoy Rafael’s Award Winning Texas Rockabilly Blues Trio with Special Guests Jerry Wayne on Steel Guitar and Soul Singer Lorianne Hubbard
Performing All New Original Music from The Brand New Album “TEXAS MATADOR”
Thanks again to Austin Bank for sponsoring this show! If you’d like to help sponsor a radio show, contact Andrew at 903-345-4289. See you at the next concert! AND – Don’t forget to listen Mondays at 9pm on KMOO!

Broadcasting Big Sandy Music Hall – Episode 5 – Pickin’ with Doyle

Broadcasting from the Big Sandy Music Hall featuring music and an interview with master guitarist Doyle Dykes. This episode brought to you by

CNB – City National Bank

This week, Andrew Kirby talks to Doyle Dykes about his music, faith and performance in April at the Big Sandy Music Hall.

All of the artists featured on this episode will play at the Big Sandy Music Hall live and in person in the coming weeks.

Doyle Dykes

April 15 @ 7:30 pm

Doyle Dykes – 04/15/17 – Showtime 7:30pm – Doors Open 7pm

$20 In Advance – $25 At The Door – Kids 12 & Under free when accompanied by an adult.


Hall of Fame artist and two-time ICGMA (International Country Gospel Music Association) “Instrumentalist of the Year,” Doyle Dykes has played with the best. His credits include Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, Peter Frampton, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, and many others. This incredible artist returns to the Music Hall for a special performance taht is sure to get your toes tappin’.

Here’s what others have to say about Doyle:

“Doyle is one of the finest fingerpicking guitarists around. I sincerely admire him as a person and as a musician.” Chet Atkins, CGP

“Doyle’s clever use of dynamics, the warm tone he achieves with an acoustic guitar and his exceptional skill with the instrument is wonderful to hear…He is one of the most fantastic players I have heard in years.” Duane Eddy

Other upcoming shows include:

Stratoblasters

April 22 @ 7:30 pm

A real favorite, the ultimate Texas Blues Southern Rock band returns to the Big Sandy Music Hall.

Purchase Tickets to this show for only $20.00 ea


In September of 1986, the Stratoblasters performed their very first set at Redux in Dallas, Texas. It should be mentioned that as the namesake goes, this was not absolutely correct. Bugs Henderson had actually coined the moniker by naming his band Bugs Henderson and the Stratoblasters some time previously. After guitarists Jimmy Wallace and Mike (Junior Clark) left, he renamed the group Bugs Henderson and The Shuffle Kings, the very name they are internationally known by today. Bugs, very graciously, consented to allow Jimmy and company to retain the Stratoblasters name as they would be carrying on the tradition of the three guitar entity.

Rafael Espinoza – CD Release Concert – Texas Matador

April 29 @ 7:30 pm

“Big Sandy Music Hall Presents Rafael Espinoza’s CD Release Concert for TEXAS MATADOR” – 04/29/17 – Showtime 7:30pm – Doors Open 7pm

$10 In Advance – $15 At The Door – Kids 12 & Under FREE (when accompanied by an adult).


Enjoy Rafael’s Award Winning Texas Rockabilly Blues Trio with Special Guests Jerry Wayne on Steel Guitar and Soul Singer Lorianne Hubbard
Performing All New Original Music from The Brand New Album “TEXAS MATADOR”
Thanks again to CNB – City National Bank for sponsoring this show! If you’d like to help sponsor a radio show, contact Andrew at 903-345-4289. See you at the next concert! AND – Don’t forget to listen Mondays at 9pm on KMOO!

Broadcasting Big sandy Music Hall – Episode 4 – All about Guitars

Broadcasting from the Big Sandy Music Hall featuring music by Doyle Dykes, The Stratoblasters and Rafael Espinoza. This episode brought to you by

Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water | Fresh Taste from Texas

This week, Andrew Kirby talks to Ken Chinn about the Chinn Guitar Project, a non-profit organization that provides musical instruments for sick kids and music therapy programs in area childrens’ hospitals. This week, we feature music from artists scheduled to perform in April at the Big Sandy Music Hall.

All of the artists featured on this episode will play at the Big Sandy Music Hall live and in person in the coming weeks.

Doyle Dykes

April 15 @ 7:30 pm

Doyle Dykes – 04/15/17 – Showtime 7:30pm – Doors Open 7pm

$20 In Advance – $25 At The Door – Kids 12 & Under free when accompanied by an adult.


Hall of Fame artist and two-time ICGMA (International Country Gospel Music Association) “Instrumentalist of the Year,” Doyle Dykes has played with the best. His credits include Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, Peter Frampton, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, and many others. This incredible artist returns to the Music Hall for a special performance taht is sure to get your toes tappin’.

Here’s what others have to say about Doyle:

“Doyle is one of the finest fingerpicking guitarists around. I sincerely admire him as a person and as a musician.” Chet Atkins, CGP

“Doyle’s clever use of dynamics, the warm tone he achieves with an acoustic guitar and his exceptional skill with the instrument is wonderful to hear…He is one of the most fantastic players I have heard in years.” Duane Eddy

Stratoblasters

April 22 @ 7:30 pm

A real favorite, the ultimate Texas Blues Southern Rock band returns to the Big Sandy Music Hall.

Purchase Tickets to this show for only $20.00 ea


In September of 1986, the Stratoblasters performed their very first set at Redux in Dallas, Texas. It should be mentioned that as the namesake goes, this was not absolutely correct. Bugs Henderson had actually coined the moniker by naming his band Bugs Henderson and the Stratoblasters some time previously. After guitarists Jimmy Wallace and Mike (Junior Clark) left, he renamed the group Bugs Henderson and The Shuffle Kings, the very name they are internationally known by today. Bugs, very graciously, consented to allow Jimmy and company to retain the Stratoblasters name as they would be carrying on the tradition of the three guitar entity.

Rafael Espinoza – CD Release Concert – Texas Matador

April 29 @ 7:30 pm

“Big Sandy Music Hall Presents Rafael Espinoza’s CD Release Concert for TEXAS MATADOR” – 04/29/17 – Showtime 7:30pm – Doors Open 7pm

$10 In Advance – $15 At The Door – Kids 12 & Under FREE (when accompanied by an adult).


Enjoy Rafael’s Award Winning Texas Rockabilly Blues Trio with Special Guests Jerry Wayne on Steel Guitar and Soul Singer Lorianne Hubbard
Performing All New Original Music from The Brand New Album “TEXAS MATADOR”
Thanks again to Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water | Fresh Taste from Texas for sponsoring this show! If you’d like to help sponsor a radio show, contact Andrew at 903-345-4289. See you at the next concert! AND – Don’t forget to listen Mondays at 9pm on KMOO!

Broadcasting Big Sandy Music Hall- Episode 3 Gospel Show

Broadcasting from the Big Sandy Music Hall featuring music by The Hubbard Family, The Purple Hulls, and Dallas Holm. This episode brought to you by First Methodist Church of Big Sandy.

This week, Andrew Kirby explores some Gospel music, by The Hubbard Family, flavors of blue grass, country music, and fusion, and The Purple Hulls, bluegrass gospel recorded live at Big Sandy Music Hall. And Dallas Holm, a Christian artist whose years of music has spanned almost 4 decades. All of the artists featured on this episode will play at the Big Sandy Music Hall live and in person in the coming weeks.

This episode is sponsored by the First Methodist Church of Big Sandy.