Broadcasting from the Big Sandy Music Hall featuring music by Billy Harvey, Heather Little, Randy Brown & Connie Mims. This episode brought to you by My Hometown Mailer, the absolute best in Direct Mail Advertising.
This week, Andrew Kirby explores some Post-Modern Music including Post-Modern Pop from Billy Harvey, Post-Modern Western music by Randy Brown and a couple favorites from Heather Little and Connie Mims. All of the artists featured on this episode will play at the Big Sandy Music Hall live and in person in the coming weeks:
March 18, 2017 @ 7:30pm – Billy Harvey
March 23, 2017 @ 7:30pm – Songwriters in the Round: Randy Brown, Heather Little, Connie Mims and The Kirbys
More about our featured artists:
Billy Harvey – Post-Modern Pop
Songs on this show: Be Kind Rewind and Empiness is Everything, both off his brand new release, Elephants In The Room
Over the years Billy Harvey has been playing his own brand of Post Modern Pop, working not only as an artist but also as a producer (Charlie Mars, Bob Schneider, Slaid Cleaves, and Steve Poltz are among his credits).
A prolific writer, he has been the recipient of the International Songwriters Award for Best Rock Song “Frozen Through”, and broke into the Top 100 on the CMJ Charts with his 2007 release “Bearsick”. His latest release “The Everlasting War” teems with raw emotion and heartfelt sentiment so succinct it is impossible not to be affected by it. Its Standout tracks include “The Greatest Escape”, “Heading for the Hills” (featured in ABC’s Private Practice), and “Let This Be The Day”. The caffeine-addled do-it-yourselfer that he is, he has also been quietly directing, animating, and editing the accompanying music videos to his records culminating in his 2008 documentary film “Everywhere Now”. Filmed entirely on his laptop camera, Harvey intimately chronicled a 7000-mile plus tour in a car powered by waste vegetable oil. Given the diversity of his interests, it is not much of a surprise to learn that he is pursuing acting as yet another form of expression. 2011 marked the festival release of “Strings” in which Harvey gained a leading role. Over the course of that festival season “Strings” won multiple awards including ‘Best Ensemble Cast’ ‘Best Song (for Harvey’s own song “The Greatest Escape”)’ ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Cinematography’. His second Role in a feature film follows his character ‘Simon’ on a fantastical journey of self-discovery and comes by way of the Indy film “The Taiwan Oyster”. Shot on location across the island of Taiwan, “The Taiwan Oyster” is a beautifully poignant and darkly humorous road story .
Billy’s website has won various media and internet awards including the Interactive Design Award at South By Southwest and the Flash Forward award in NYC. Please visit it here…www.billyharvey.com
Billy plays the Big Sandy Music Hall fresh from his appearance at SXSW promoting the release of his 8th album, Elephants In The Room. Join us March 18th at 7:30PM for a great time with Billy Harvey. Tickets are $10 – click here to purchase.
Join us for Songwriters in the Round concert featuring original works by Andrew and Kate Kirby, Randy Brown, Heather Little and Connie Mims.
Connie Mims began her musical career in the ‘70’s in Texas, appearing everywhere from the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin to The Troubadour in Los Angeles. She served on the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy as Education Chair (2005-2009), producing the annual GRAMMY Career Day for high school students. She founded and was the workshop coordinator for the North Houston Chapter (2008-2014) of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and NSAI East Texas in Tyler, TX (2013-2016). She has facilitated songwriting workshops for The Recording Academy, NSAI, the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, The Ozark Folk Center and Songwriters LAB. In 2009, she was awarded “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” from the Academy of Texas Music and “Best Singer/Songwriter 2015 Upper East Side of Texas” from the Reader’s Poll of County Line Magazine. A songwriter and publishing affiliate with BMI, Connie enjoys writing and co-writing for a variety of projects.
Heather Little was born in north-central Texas, and grew up around Austin and Dallas and all the music that thrives there. She is the co-writer of “Gunpowder and Lead” and “Me and Charlie Talkin’”, both recorded by Miranda Lambert; Sunny Sweeney’s “Helluva Heart”; and “Minefield,” on Travis Meadows’s album Killin’ Uncle Buzzy. And now you can hear more of her songwriting on Lindsey Harding’s album Sound of My Heart (including the title track)!
Born in Shreveport, LA, the son of an part-time itinerant Church of Christ preacher and cloistered songwriter. BrownRandy bought a $10 guitar on credit at the tender age of 12 and started writing songs at the age of 14. After moving from the big city of Dallas to the sleepy town of Mineola,TX in 1974 he took whatever musical jobs he could get playing in various country bar bands for 15 years or so. BrownRandy spent 11 years as a solo singer/songwriter winning a number of songwriting awards as well as recordin 2 solo CDs (Dream Big in 2007 and But Wait, There’s More… In 2013).
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.
Randy Brown, Connie Mims and Heather Little will perform with The Kirbys on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $10 – click here to purchase.
Don’t forget that acclaimed Christian artist Dallas Holm will be in concert at the Big Sandy Music Hall, Saturday March 25, 2017 at 7:30PM. At the time of this broadcast we had about 30 tickets left for sale for this show. Click here to check and see if there are tickets available for purchase.
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