To say that Zach Coffey is different from most young country musicians would be an understatement. How many others sang opera in college?
Not only is his musical background different, but so is his approach to his performances. Consider one of the mantras he shares with the members of his band, Zach Coffey and the Grind.
“People are here on their free time to see us work — it’s an escape from the work week. Make it worth their time.”
“They worked all week, and this is their night off. They chose to come here, so let it be a vacation for them,” Coffey says. “No matter what level we’re at, there is someone out there who would kill to be in the position I am right now.”
That infectious enthusiasm for making music and entertaining audiences comes through loud and clear when the band is on stage and in the recording studio. Coffey’s smooth, versatile voice blends perfectly with the instruments and a fresh sounds.
The band burst into the Texas music scene, almost immediately after its inception in the summer of 2013. The group’s first single, I Love You Anyway, shot up to No. 8 on the Texas music chart; its follow-up single, Comin’ Back Around, also cracked the list of the top songs being produced in Texas and continues to climb. The band has a sound that suggests a much longer history, and has inspired comparisons to artists like Wade Bowen and the Eli Young Band. Coffey has enormous respect for those artists, but is not sure the comparisons are an exact match … which he sees as a good thing.
“We have been told we’re ‘not rough enough to play in Texas,’ or that we’re ‘not country enough,’” Coffey says. “But that’s not a bad thing. I’m glad that we don’t sound exactly like somebody else, because if I sound like somebody else, I’ll just be the next ‘somebody,’ and that’s hard to live up to. We admire a lot of people, but we feel like we have a unique sound, and our fans really like what we do. We play a style of music that moves us and hopefully people see that.”
The band’s sound has worked. Since the foursome came together, fans have turned out in droves, packing some of the top music venues in North Texas.”
Now the band’s audience continues to grow through a slate of performances across the Southwest, new original music and through avenues like the “Coffey Break” feature that appears each Wednesday on the band’s Facebook page. How large that audience will end up being is anyone’s guess.
“I don’t know,” Coffey says when asked about what he and his band might become. “I’ll never be complacent with where I am in my career, where we are as a band. We’re going to keep making music and keep reaching out to the people who come see us play. They enjoy the music, and we love making music for them.”
Bayou City Funk – Versatile deep funk/soul/jazz fusion outfit that mixes tight grooves, full horn melodies, and soulful vocals into positive and energetic live performances.
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The Dollz love fairy tales so they’ve decided to take you on a magical trip through a beautiful dream! Special guest stars will grace the stage. July 27th join us for Once a Potter Dream.
Join us for an evening of hearing the song writers tell the story behind how they write the songs and the inspiration behind them.
Performing and sharing their stories will be Charles Bryant, Matt Majia, and Jacob Minter.
Callahan Divide is a 4 piece country group based in West Texas. The band performs 150+ shows a year for just about anywhere that will welcome live music. It’s not until you catch a live show that you’re officially hooked. In this way the band has captivated a huge fan base since the release of their debut album, “Party on the River” in 2011. The high energy of a rock show accompanied by meaningful lyrics is what makes up a Callahan Divide show.
A Texas live oak can’t be strong without roots.
Jeff Jacobs Band, the band and the self-titled studio album EP, was always about getting the right ingredients together, from the beginning, to lay down roots for great things. The band did that with Grammy nominated producer Mack Damon and established the San Antonio, Texas-based lineup with singer-songwriter Jeff Jacobs, and the founding members of the Jeff Jacobs Band in bassist Nathan Schmidt, drummer CJ Gore, and the passionate lead guitar work of Jeffery Paul Cox.
Leading off the October 2015 release with the anthem on Jeff Jacobs Band is “Feels Alright To Me,” which is getting traction on Internet radio stations, and syndicated on terrestrial radio. The song has been getting attention with fans singing along from the first listen. “When we debuted the song at the Ranger Creek Brewery open house event,” Jeff recalls, “we literally had hundreds of people gathered around the stage singing along with us, we knew this song meant something.” The rest of the four corners of the album are in the powerful ballad of “Break His Heart Tonight”, the modern country pop of “Spend Some Time”, and the soulful roots redux of “Far Away”. Rounding out and complementing the four corners are the toe-tapping, head-bobbing beat of “Living Life Free” and a taste of what’s to come on a third release with the acoustic rendition of “Think About A Day”.
“I am the Middle-Class Working Man. I’ll always know where I came from,” explains Jeff about the autobiographical nature of his songs. “My music is about hope and sharing my experiences,” he continues. “My father used to write and record his music, and that inspired me. I wasn’t one of the kids taking apart the radio…I was taking apart the songs playing on the radio. Writing songs was where I was inspired to go, in a different way, when my mother had the courage to get out of a bad relationship and we struggled, sometimes eating a sandwich of only french fries. Writing songs helped me through working for 18-hours straight and then worrying if I had enough gas, or the money to buy gas, to get back home.” It’s these roots in his experience, and the empathy of others, that give Jeff his passion for pursuing music. “I was never going to sit around and wallow in the fact that I went through hard times in my life and I try to raise the spirits of those around me. I am going to enjoy life and I want to share that with everyone.”
“I have always wanted to play my own songs. I never wanted to do covers, because it felt empty being really great at sounding like King George or Zac Brown Band, having people dancing and clapping for songs that weren’t mine.” So it comes with little question why Jeff sought the formation of Jeff Jacobs Band, “Look around,” he says. “None of the named acts, Garth Brooks, Wade Bowen, Willie Nelson, Gary Allen….none of those guys really go it alone. They are surrounded by great musicians and friends, just like me. I prefer the camaraderie of a band, the feedback and the constructive criticism, and having a core of artists that define the sound than going it alone and looking for just anyone to deliver the music. No one questions the strength of a live oak,” says Jeff about the formation of Jeff Jacobs Band, “But it takes a lot of the right things to make it grow. The right place, the right ingredients, at the right time, and that oak can be a great thing for everyone to enjoy. That’s where we are.”
Speaking to fans with their music, the Jeff Jacobs Band has doubled their Likes on Facebook and more and more follow them on social media since the release of the new album. Jeff adds, “We really love the ‘Super Fans’ that share us with their friends and family!” Though, not depending solely on the backs of others, Jeff Jacobs Band is setting up a busy schedule for 2016, to hit the pavement hard, and get the music in front of as many people as possible. Actively engaged with festival organizers all over the country, aligning with booking agents, they seriously anticipate opening for large acts over the next year, and gaining more radio play, really catapulting the band to a new level.
“Shortly after I graduated high school, I had two kids,” Jeff explains. “It put things on hold from a professional musician standpoint, for me. But I always kept playing. Always playing. I would play for my kids, my family, and my friends.” Jeff expands on the point, “I didn’t start playing professionally until 2000, and that’s when the intersection of reality in the love of music and success in music set in. I really feel all of the things I’ve been through have brought me to this point. Success is about never giving up. Now is the time,” Jeff says with a toothy grin on his face, “because if a singer sings in the woods and there is no one to hear it, does it matter?”
You’ve seen him on …… Rolling Stone, Playboy, Vice, M Tv, TMZ … now come see him live. The Mike Busey Tour.
Mike Busey The King of Rock N’ Roll Debauchery, The Host of The Wildest Show N America, Leader of the Busey Beauties, Owner of the Wildest House is America “The Sausage Castle” Host of the Mike Busey Live Broadcast, A Music Video Director & Producer, Personality, American Patriot, Business Man. Mike Busey has worked in the entertainment business for 15 years and counting.
Benefiting women entrepreneurs, like Jennifer in Uganda who dreams of operating a cattle ranch.
Sponsored by HCMH Law & KSolv
The future is bright for Tribe + Glory! What better way to reach our goals than spending a night with country music, dancing, and great food?
Put on your boots and join us.
There will be a silent auction and popup shop at the event, and dinner will be provided. Live music will be presented by some Texas favorites and up-and coming artists Randy Brown, Moses Rangel, and Guerin Lewis.
The Tribe + Glory model originated as the women’s empowerment program of a holistic community development initiative in the rural village of Zirobwe, Uganda.
As the program grew, it soon became clear that this entrepreneurship model had the exciting potential to be replicated in many other communities.
Seeing the opportunity for wider impact, co-founders, Loren Thomas and Caragh Bennet decided further develop the program into an established nonprofit and Tribe + Glory was born.
THE MISSION | VISION
Tribe + Glory empowers and activates female entrepreneurs to achieve self-sustainability through relationship, craftsmanship, and entrepreneurship. Our entrepreneurship training model empowers women to live above the poverty line and create for themselves a sustainable income. It is our desire to equip women with the necessary skills to achieve their dreams, and become agents of transformation in their communities.
For more information, check out their Official Website
Live Performances by: Randy Brown * Moses Rangel * Guerin Lewis
Reverends Daughter isn’t just a band its a brand! An original blend of ingredients that when put together create songs that will slap you across the face or make you want to grab a box of tissues. Band members include Raymond smith (drums), Leonard Hoyt (keys), Dan Johnson (steel Guitar), Shane Keenan (Lead Guitar) Derreck Dwayne (vocals/singer songwriter) these guys live it! With a Show of pure Southern heart, they will have your head bobbing back N forth and your feet two stepping like the floors on fire!! Reverend’s Daughter is a band you don’t wanna miss!
TJ Nelson – From the heartland of country and western music, seasoned artist TJ Nelson is following the success of his award-winning 2005 breakthrough album ‘It’s a Country Thang’ with a new EP and an exciting vision to share his unique blend of western swing, southern rock and traditional country with an international audience.
TJ’s legacy influences include country legends Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Allan Jackson and Merle Haggard.
Steeped in heritage, the compelling story of his evolution and tutelage in the country music scene reads just like Hollywood fiction. He credits Charlie Louvin (The Louvin Brothers, Grand Ole Opry) as someone who ‘showed him the ropes’ as a younger musician, steadily and consistently performing at clubs, concerts and rodeo dances throughout the US southern states.
There is simply no room to doubt his large and loyal base of followers and fans, to whom he is whole-heartedly dedicated.
As a mark of his passion, charisma and patriotism, ‘United We Stand’ (the title track of his new EP) is a timely call for unity and pride in his beloved America, grappling at present with social and political divisions. He has generously pledged to donate a portion of profits from the sale of ‘United We Stand’ to a not-for-profit foundation for training dogs to assist returned U.S. military services personnel.
After signing with Irish record label Long Shadow Records in late-2016, TJ hit the illustrious Junction Recording Studios in Nashville – under the experienced and steady direction of John Sturdivant Jr. (the grandson of country music legend Kitty Wells) – to record a bulk of new original material slated for imminent release through Long Shadow Records.