Justin Michael Bell
Justin Michael Bell is a Country music singer/songwriter. He attends Texas Tech Law School, but spends his summers performing across Texas.
Justin will be joined by several other friends and bands. Starting with some song swaps and acoustic performances to a full band rocking the house. You don’t want to miss this show.
We look forward to hosting the Bellaire Little League Gala this night!
Thom Shepherd is an Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter. After years of living in Nashville, Thom relocated to Texas in 2011 to pursue a full time touring career.
He is the writer of the #1 singles “Redneck Yacht Club”, recorded by Craig Morgan, and “Riding with Private Malone” recorded by David Ball. He wrote the title track of Tracy Lawrence’s Grammy nominated album “The Rock,” and the #1 Josh Abbott and Pat Green single, “My Texas.” Kevin Fowler recorded two of Thom’s songs, taking “Beer Season” to #1 for three weeks and “Cheaper To Keep Her” to #3 on the Texas Music Chart. He wrote the 2011 GMA Canada Song and Video of the year for High Valley’s recording of “A Father’s Love (The Only Way He Knew How).”
In total Thom has had over 10 singles and had over ninety cuts by artists including Easton Corbin, Colt Ford, Bucky Covington, George Jones, Trailer Choir, Montgomery Gentry, Buddy Jewell, and Cledus T. Judd.
His music has taken him on 9 tours performing for our military in 17 different countries.
His latest release is the single “Simplify” from the CD of the same name, distributed by Smith Entertainment.
He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent his high school and college years in Stephens City, Virginia. He is a graduate of George Mason University and moved to Nashville in 1993. He is a two time cancer survivor, a father of two, a full time songwriter and touring performer.
COLEY McCABE is an award winning Singer/Songwriter based in Texas. She is currently touring both with her band and performing acoustic shows. Her engaging stage presence and seasoned songwriting set her apart from other female acts. She has opened up for many major artists like Toby Keith, Wynonna, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, and more.
Her self-penned single “This Ain’t the 60’s” co-written with Wynn Varble was a top 15 hit on the Texas charts.
She co-wrote the Top 5 Country Billboard Single – “Lucky 4 You (Tonight I’m Just Me)” Recorded by the sister trio SHeDAISY.
Coley has also written songs recorded by the legendary Loretta Lynn, Kristy Lee Cook (American Idol), Rebecca Lynn Howard, Lila McCann, Bill Anderson, among others.
She wrote and performed songs in the movie ALABAMA LOVE STORY and Co-Wrote the song “IN TIME” for the film THE PUNISHER available on the soundtrack for the film.
Coley CO-STARRED in the Feature Film ALABAMA LOVE STORY which is available on Netflix and Amazon. Music from that movie can be obtained by emailing www.masonjarentertainment.com.
Two singles were released while a Recording Artist on RCA Records – the song “GROW YOUNG WITH YOU” with ANDY GRIGGS was on the soundtrack for the Film WHERE THE HEART IS starring Ashley Judd/Natalie Portman.
Her self-titled full length CD, Duet CD with Thom Shepherd are available on iTunes. Coley’s new EP is scheduled for release in November. Her career highlights: “Playing on the Grand Ole Opry, Loretta Lynn recording one of my songs, winning an ASCAP award, singing with Vince Gill and Kenny Chesney.”
Steven James & the Jaded
The young singer who often draws comparisons to Kings of Leon or Black Keys has teamed with acclaimed producer/engineer Lars Goransson, in Austin, who has produced international hit records from groups including The Cardigans; and some of Austin’s music royalty including What Made Milwaukee Famous, Alpha Rev and members of Fastball.
Steven James has been touring off his debut singles “Best of Your Love” and “Go Down Slow,” playing a non-stop string of dates during Summer and Fall. The shows have seen James off to some of the country’s top music destinations including Austin, Nashville and Los Angeles.
In that time, he has racked up radio and Internet plays in his home state of Texas, along the East Coast and now several articles and appearances in the UK.
Every great sound has to come from somewhere. Red dirt music had its start in Oklahoma, Southern Rock can be traced back to the early American South, while Texas Country clearly defined its roots in its name. So where does Mountain Deer Revival’s sound come from? From band members Jake and Jason Coffey, Dale Shuey, Matt Ohm and Connor Edmundson. With an original, genre-expanding sound, few musicians can compare to the originality of this Kansas based band. Their music manages to successfully close the gap between Country Rock, Americana and Bluegrass, while maintaining an honest, independent tone. The band reaches beyond talent, by writing with creativity and performing with passion. With great focus being placed on their lyrics and the feeling of their songs, MDR’s music is as much a state of mind as it is a sound.
Jon Stork Official Webpage
Originally from the small town of Beasley, Texas, Jon now calls Houston home. Jon’s music is driven off of Texas Red Dirt with his notable “soul” flair. His shows pull out his deep love of music and his raw emotion shines through in every song he sings. There is no way you cannot feel and connect with his music.
Growing up in a musical household, he took quickly to the lifestyle. After teaching himself how to play guitar, he began to write his own music and perform in local talent competitions. He loves to write about personal experiences and something everyone can relate to. His style of songwriting is so natural that it encompasses you to the highest degree. Jon’s voice is described not only as having the noted country vibe, but also a touch of blues. Jon draws you in at every show and makes sure that the entire crowd is having a good time. His outgoing personality and adamant stage presence ensures everyone’s attention in the room.
Lori Lynne & the Liberty Band Band Facebook Page
Lori Lynne, also known as The SongBird, finally started this Journey in March of 2014, but it’s been on her bucket list since she was 11. Even though she went to the studio with the intention of just recording popular cover songs, (not even in the Country genre) a year later she wrote, rewrote, rehearsed & recorded, helped with music choices & ended up recording SEVEN amazing songs for her very first album, SongBird, released August 13th, 2015.
Since then, Lori Lynne has created quite a name for herself. Holding steady at the #1 spot on ReverbNation for more than 6 months at a time, being the top requested artist/band on numerous Indie Radio Stations, she also finds herself hosting her own Radio Show called The SongBird Sessions with Lori Lynne on INDIE COUNTRY RADIO; Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm CST airing on Spreaker.com. The station is dedicated to all INDIE Country Musicians bringing their tunes to life for the Planet’s ear candy. You can find out more about Lori Lynne & the LIBERTY Band on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LLLBTX as well as on Twitter @LLLBTX.
Lori Lynne’s dream came true when she teamed up with 3 extremely talented musicians that brought The LIBERTY Band to life. With Jim Embry on Guitar & Vocals, Jeff Hamby on Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals, & Carl Owens on Drums, their impressive resumes include extensive touring and performance backgrounds that have already brought so much to the table for The LIBERTY Band’s future!
During the Summer of 2016, Lori had the honor of recording a Duet with Icelandic Country Artist, Axel O, a former Houston resident now living in Iceland. Axel O is the lead singer of his band Axel O & CO, which is based in Iceland. The duet, I Thought I Was Over You, was released on the debut album Open Road in 2016, and is available on all the Major Digital sites such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and CDBaby, and on the website of the band at www.axeloandco.is. This single has received a lot of press in Europe, some even comparing the sound of Axel O and Lori as being “Similar to Kenny (Rogers) & Dolly (Parton)”.
Since December 2016 to present, LLLB has released 3 singles that will be featured on their next album perfectly titled, #beINDIEpendent, a hashtag that Lori Lynne has incorporated in her Branding and beliefs as a Female Independent Artist. The album will include all the tracks from the first album, SongBird as well as all the new songs and two bonus tracks that will be kept secret for a special surprise. Be looking for the album to be released this Mother’s Day and as always, you can request and listen to LLLB on Indie Country Radio airing on spreaker.com!
For the FIRST TIME EVER performance together in person, Lori Lynne & the LIBERTY Band are teaming up with Axel O for ONE NIGHT ONLY at Houston’s Firehouse Saloon on May 27th at 9:30pm with Special Guest, Sami Murphy. This performance, perfectly titled “When 2 Continents Collide Tour”, will definitely go down in History!
Louisiana native Mike Dean’s songs continue to give us a glimpse into the places and people around him. Longtime bass player and friend Buck Verret puts it this way: “Nothing fancy, no gimmicks. Just words and music from a man who has been there and done that. When we have a show to do we plug in and get to work.” In the years of playing their brand of Americana Roots music at festivals and bars up and down the Gulf Coast, Mike Dean and his band have had the privilege to support acts such as Robert Earl Keen, Billy Joe Shaver, Pat Green, Cody Canada, The Bellamy Brothers, and Sammy Kershaw, among others.
His original songs have become trademarks, bringing a host of fans locally and across the globe. Live shows feature mostly Dean’s works, with the occasional influential cover. When discussing influences, he says “It’s a deep well. It feels like I’ve done a million shows by myself. Some of these bars (playing) four hours it’s just me and the acoustic guitar, and it feels like one long song. When you strip a song down to it’s bones, down to the chords and the lyrics, it’s easy to see how they all come from the same place. Don’t matter if it’s a Springsteen or a Waylon song, Tom Petty or George Jones, or one of mine, three chords and the truth is as far as you can fall.” Dean and his band have been regulars in the Acadiana music scene for over 10 years. Upon the completion of the “Woods” album Dean spent time in Nashville writing and performing before returning home to his roots to record the band’s fourth studio album, “Middle Ground.”
Dean’s smoky vocals and distinctive phrasing are the common thread that Louisiana locals have come to expect from his projects. Fellow Lafayette troubadour Dege Legg once described Dean and the gang as “George Jones meets Crazy Horse.”
Fans often compare Dean’s shows to a celebration rather than just another concert. When asked about what’s next, he again mentions a well known New Jersey songwriter: “I’m doing it, man. Like the song (Badlands) says ‘Talk about a dream, try to make it real. Don’t waste your time waiting.’ I live with highs and lows, but this is what I do. And I’m not waiting for anyone to tell me I can or I can’t.”
2016 included the release of their new album “Live in Louisiana,” featuring the single Cool Weather. The band is currently touring in support of their latest project. Be on the lookout for a Mike Dean show near you.
Take one listen to Sam Sliva and you’ll remember why you fell in love with music to begin with. Now based in Austin, Sliva grew up in the Houston area listening to everything from Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin to George Strait and John Lee Hooker.
“I like to combine all of my influences and make one collective sound,” Sliva says, and he did just that on his most recent disc, “…And the People Say.”. Elements of reggae, country, rock, blues, R&B and folk all intertwine to create something indefinable but coherent. Although it may best fit into Adult Contemporary or Americana rock playlists, the music retains a distinct edge and bluesy swagger that marks it as characteristically Sliva.
As adept a guitarist as he is a lyricist and songwriter, Sliva admits that he’s self taught and says “It really shows through in my music.
Radio immediately took notice as introductory single from “…And the People Say,” “It Is What It Is,” initially charted at #51 on the AC charts and opened the door for Sliva to reveal more of himself and peel back the layers of his distinctive style and sound. Even before radio took hold, Sliva was already developing a following throughout Texas, Oklahoma and the Midwest and has built his fan base the old fashioned way: one show and one fan at a time.
With roughly 1200 live shows logged in over the past 6 years, Sliva thrives on the road. More recently, his touring schedule has seen him branch out from the Texas circuit to the midwest, southeast, westcoast and beyond while sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Sliva’s soulful vocals and ability to craft not only catchy hooks, but also vivid and memorable lyrics as well as his eclectic style and ability to meld genres puts him in good company, allowing him to sit easily in playlists next to everyone from Michael Franti to Eli Young Band to John Mayer to Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
“It’s been said before, but the only way I know how to be immortal is through music,” Sliva says. “I don’t care about making a million dollars or selling a million records. Basically, I just want to be liked and appreciated by people who know what good music is.”
Those two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive and as his last two album show, Sliva has the talent and ability to accomplish both. His reputation and following can only grow, spreading from the Midwest to both coasts, as he tours behind his next project and continues to break genre barriers for anyone who simply loves good music.