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.

 

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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 2 – Post Modern

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.

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!

Listen anytime here or listen Mondays at 9PM on our partner station. KMOO 99.9 FM in East Texas.

 

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 http://www.adlerandhearne.com 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 http://amylavere.com 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: https://www.facebook.com/The-Kirbys-210169512658616/

 

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!