Broadcasting Big Sandy Music Hall: Episode 1 – Married to Music

Broadcasting from the Big Sandy Music Hall featuring music by Adler & Hearne, Amy LaVere and Will Sexton, and The Kirbys. This episode brought to you by The Journal, Your Hometown News Source.

This week, Andrew Kirby takes you on an audio tour of three duo’s who create meaningful songs together and happen to be husband and wife.

ADLER & HEARNE… a spirited blend of original ‘Texas Folk,’ with Jazz and Blues overtones.

Songs on this show: The Pineywoods are Singin’ Our Song & The Bowery, both off their latest release, Simpatico

From Texas’ upper east side in the rural arts hamlet of Winnsboro, award-winning performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne (self-proclaimed “organic song farmers”) tour nationally, serving up seasoned original songs mixed with fresh harvests of homegrown music in a spirited and soulful genre they define simply as “Texas Folk,” with subtle jazz and blues overtones. Adler and Hearne appeared at the Big Sandy Music Hall on May 18, 2016 and are scheduled to come back this Spring / early Summer (2017).  Visit for more info.


AMY LAVERE & WILL SEXTON… “Mr. Sexton on all manner of acoustic guitar, slides easily from Spanish to to blues to the Everly Brothers, while Amy keeps the rhythm going steady, both tight and loose, by weaving subtle jazz lines throughout. To my ears, even though it is solidly in the Americana vein, its jazz underpinnings and phrasings cannot be denied.” No Depression review

Songs on this show: Cricket & Last Rock and Roll Boy to Dance, both off their latest release, Hallelujah I’m a Dreamer

Their most recent release, Hallelujah I’m A Dreamer (Archer Records, 2015), was a surprise for fans just nine months after Amy’s acclaimed Runaway’s Diary, recorded with LaVere’s husband and noted guitarist Will Sexton. On Hallelujah, Amy and Will capture the immediacy of the live show they developed on the road together, reveling in a more stripped-down sound and celebrating the freedoms and limitations that come with it in stunning form. No Depression said simply: “pure bliss.” Amy and Will have performed twice at the Big Sandy Music Hall, Thanksgiving weekends in 2015 and 2016. We expect them back again Thanksgiving weekend 2017. This concert has become a part of our family traditions and you never know how will show up. Visit for more info.

THE KIRBYS… Americana Music with haunting melodies and tight harmonies.

Kate, left, and Andrew Kirby pose Wednesday on the front steps of the old First Baptist Church they recently purchased in Big Sandy. The Kirby’s plan to convert the sanctuary upstairs in the church for a live music and performance space with offices of the newspaper publishing and printing business downstairs. Andrew D. Brosig/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP)

Songs on this show: Know Me & Walk Away, both off their 1998 release, Two Moons

Andrew and Kate Kirby, are a light acoustic duo with fresh and light, original melodies and recognizable tunes about their life experiences. 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 new Big Sandy Music Hall, in Big Sandy, TX. The Kirby’s have played at the Big Sandy Music Hall a handfull of times. “We don’t want people to get sick of us playing our own venue,” said Kate Kirby. They play a “Songwriters in the Round” show along with Randy Brown, Heather Little and Connie Mims on March 23 (Thursday) at 7:30pm. Tickets are available on this website – click here.  For more information on The Kirbys, to purchase music or see a live performance, follow them on Facebook:


See ya next time when we Broadcast from The Big Sandy Music Hall. If you’d like to sponsor a band, show or advertise, call Andrew Kirby at 903-636-4351 or email him – click here. Ya’ll take care now!



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