Texas Music Takeover 2018

Vaden Todd Lewis of the Toadies

Vaden Todd Lewis is the lead singer and guitarist of the Fort Worth alternative rock band, the Toadies. His initial musical influences date back to Bluegrass and ‘old school Country’ introduced by his parents and the locally famous band ZZ Top. Later and during his teenage years he discovered the Talking Heads and Pixies, which became influential to his song writing. The Toadies are best known for their hit ‘Possum Kingdom’, and other songs from their 1994 ‘Rubberneck’ album including ‘’Away’’, ‘’Backslider’’ and ‘’Tyler’’. The band separated in 2001, and Lewis started the band Burden Brothers until The Toadies reunited in 2006. Their seventh studio album called ‘The Lower Side of Uptown’ was released in 2017.

www.thetoadies.com

Vaden Todd Lewis

Koe Wetzel

Koe Wetzel is an East Texan native based out of Stephenville, Texas. He is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the homonymous independent band that plays Texas rock 'n roll, Americana and alternative country. Some bands that influenced his musical style are Kolton Moore and the Klever Few, Blink 182 and Modern Baseball.

www.koewetzelmusic.com

Koe Wetzel

Luke Wade

A life-long musician, Luke was also a Top 8 Finalist from Season 7 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning music competition, “The Voice”. Luke has headlined over 1000 dates and has opened for Patti LaBelle, Andy Grammer, MKTO, Train, Daughtry, Blue October, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Edwin McCain, Green River Ordinance, Ingrid Michelson, Casey Abrams, Kris Allen, Jerry Jeff Walker, OAR, Rusted Root, and David Cook.

Luke finished his last tour with performances during the halftime show of the Denver Broncos game at Mile High Stadium, AT&T Stadium during the Dallas Cowboy game and performed the National Anthem at Texas Motor Speedway which was nationally televised on NBC. As the official 2015-16 Komen Artist, Luke released “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with Mia Z to benefit Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer.

Luke will release his single “Three Days” in October 2016 and the album “Only Ghosts” in January 2017.

Albums: “The River” (2014), “Tomorrow’s Ghosts” (2010) & “The Runaround” EP (2014)

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Luke Wade – Three Days

Luke Wade – On Fire

Luke Wade

Austin Allsup

Austin Allsup is a Texas music artist from Fort Worth. Him and his band started their music career in 2004. Their band consists of himself as the lead vocal and guitarist, Ruben Salazar (Bass, Harmony Vocals), Clay Willis (Lead Guitar) and Jeff Howe (Drums, Harmony Vocals). Austin has just finished producing his newest record ‘Cryin’ Out Loud’.

He recently performed on NBC’s reality singing show ‘The Voice’ in September 2016.

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Austin Allsup – This Weary Land

Austin Allsup – Beautiful Life

Luke Wade

Kylie Rae Harris

Americana and Roots Music singer and songwriter Kylie Rae Harris knew that music was her passion since she was a child, born and bred in Texas. Memories from her childhood include driving around Texas with her family while listening to Radney Foster or Jerry Jeff Walker where she would sing along to different harmony parts. She won the ‘Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Female Vocalist Of The Year’ in 2014.

www.kylieraeharris.com

Kylie Rae Harris

Joey Green

Joey Green has been playing music in the Fort Worth area since he was 17. He started out in his former band Defining Briscoe, and he brought his friends Noah Garcia, Michael Ross Fitch and Miles Norton and started Joey Green Band.

Since then, he has become a household name in North Texas. He has toured/played with National acts such as Eli Young Band, Kevin Fowler and Randy Rogers. He has released 6 albums since his debut.

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Joey Green – The War

Joey Green – Fiction and Truth .

Joey Green

Grady Spencer

Grady Spencer and The Work are a blue collar band, making blue collar music, for a blue collar world. The Work is a band formed and based out of Fort Worth, Texas. Grady Spencer and the Work meld together the grit of old-time blues with the blood-red soil of classic country to create modern music.

Grady Spencer

www.gradyspencer.com

Abraham Alexander

Abraham Alexander is a musician living in Fort Worth, Texas hailing all the way from Athens Greece. His view of life was shaped by his time in Europe. With ties to the past and letting his faith guide him, his music carries a story. His soulful, blues style voice brings listeners into a personal journey, evoking emotion in the deepest sense. His debut single ‘America’ was released in 2017.

www.abrahamalexandermusic.com

Abraham Alexander

Sean Russell of Cut Throat Finches

Cut Throat Finches. An ironic name for a tiny bird, and conversely, for a Texas band with a giant British rock, to ‘barely blues’ sound. Singer-songwriter Sean Russell, a proud resident of the Ft Worth, Texas music scene, formed the band mid-2015 with a group of much-lauded players from the area. This band shares an affection for eclectic music that is intentionally woven for the discerning ear. Cut Throat Finches lay out a trail that plays like a soundtrack to an epic film, a myriad of styles, intended for bigger story. Cut Throat Finches released their sophomore album, 'Polite Conversation' on 180 gram white vinyl in May 2018 under Dallas-based, Hand Drawn Records.

www.cutthroatfinches.com

Sean Russell

Ryan McBride

Ryan McBride is a singer/songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. In 2009, after recovering from back surgery and the death of his brother, Ryan went into the studio with a notebook full of song and produced his debut album ‘Quicksand’. The album had rave reviews in the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene. Ryan McBride is also a rising star in the Texas Red-Dirt Music Scene.

Ryan McBride

Sam Riggs

Originally from South Florida, Sam Riggs moved to Texas when he was 19 years old. The sense of daring is a key element in Riggs’ brand of country, a rock-infused sound with a chip on its sonic shoulder from a guy who counts Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters, George Jones and Blink-182 among his influences. Sam is a wild live performer, an inveterate risk-taker and an enthusiastic adventurer. To date, he’s got more than 2.2 million streams on Spotify and over 600,000 views on YouTube. A number of his singles hit the upper levels of the Texas charts, including “Hold On A Let Go,” the thumping concert re-creation of “High On A Country Song” and his vulnerable “Second Hand Smoke.” To top it off, Riggs picked up the Texas Regional Radio Award in 2016 for Top New Male Vocalist.

www.samriggsmusic.com

Sam Riggs

Brandon Rhyder

Born in Texas, Brandon Rhyder grew up singing in church, where his voice developed and stood out among the choir. His first album ‘’Because She Loves Me’’ was released in 2001, followed by six more albums until 2013. After a four-year break, Rhyder returned with a self-titled album in 2017.

www.brandonrhyder.com

Brandon Rhyder

Jonathan Terrell

Jonathan Terrell is a new breed of country, pulling inspiration from dreamscapes and in depth stories from the gorgeous and gritty corners of Americana. He received international praise for his 2008 full length solo debut, “Trials and Stimulations”. Jonathan is currently touring in the U.S. and finishing a new full length record set to release fall of 2018.

Jonathan Terrell

www.jonathanterrellmusic.com

Lukas Jakobsson

Originally from Texas, singer and songwriter Lukas Jakobsson is a multi-instrumentalist who picked up his first guitar at the age of 12. Lukas released his debut EP, The Two Of Us, in early 2018 where his wide ranging sound can be heard.

www.facebook.com/lukasjakobssonmusic

Lukas Jakobsson