“Sam Riggs wears a legacy of honest country, makes good rock, writes lyrics that matter and straps on a stage presence second to none.” — Ray Wylie Hubbard We couldn’t say it better. Come and see Sam to catch all the excitement. Cody Bryan Band first started cutting their teeth … Continue reading
Dance from 4 pm until 2 am on Sunday’s. This is a new date for us. Come help us grow these nights. We’ve got a new dance floot, great sound and we’ll play dance music all night long. Our venue is unique, country chic and steeped in tradition. Always owned … Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to play on the Firehouse Stage? Details: • Starting Wednesday nights beginning June 3rd. • Participants are encouraged to pre-register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use “Open Mic” in the subject line. No phone calls accepted. • Signups for the week begin at noon on Sunday prior … Continue reading
This band fills bars and dance halls with sounds ranging from harmonica, whistling, and three-part harmonies to gritty, chest-pounding rock and their style of Texas country music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtExh-v8sFA Bryan Hayes crafts personal narratives with a novelist’s eye (“Let’s Ride”) and a poet’s elegance (“Small Town Amazing Grace”). Clear evidence: The … Continue reading
Chad Ware has been playing music most of his life. He started playing guitar at age 10 and by his early 20′s was making quite a name for himself in the Houston area as a lead guitar player. Chad eventually went on to play lead guitar for major acts such … Continue reading
Two Ton Folk was born in late 2011, under the warm California sun. Todd Mayo, a homegrown Texas boy, and Cheyne Renner, a breezy Malibu native, came together to create honest, heart-felt music. They twisted together elements of country, folk, roots, and rock music to produce something truly unique and inspiring. The boys gathered more friends and began to criss cross California for the next few months.
In January 2012, after a series of personal events, Todd moved back to the Lonestar State to rest, recharge, and reevaluate. Todd continued to write music true to his family, his friends, and himself, but Two Ton Folk remained on hiatus until the summer of 2014.
On a whim, Todd entered into a radio competition known as ‘Ranch Factor’ (95.9 The Ranch). Through the competition, friends old and new came alongside Todd to form what could be called the “Texas-era” of Two Ton Folk. Though carried on by new members, Two Ton Folk still holds the same values as before; to be honest, to be true, and to enjoy life.
We could not be more thankful for where we all have come from, where we are, and where we might end up in the future. We owe it to you, our family, friends, and strangers who continue to support us on our journey.
'The brand of country on "The Real Country," the debut album from Mike and the Moonpies, is extremely adaptable. Some of the music, like the steady blues bounce of "Water on the Rocks" or the relaxed Southern sway of "Matrimony," call for cordial two-stepping in an upscale dance hall. But if you were to hear the twangy romp of the title track's steel guitar riffs at, say, the band's Aug. 12 gig at the Mohawk, you couldn't help spilling your Lone Star before you scuttled across the dance floor.
It's fitting, then, that the Moonpies feel at home all over town. They're in their element among the rough-edged rock elites on Red River, but they also held the release party for "The Real Country" at the historic Continental Club, and they're veterans of the tiny Drag dive the Hole in the Wall. Ultimately, "The Real Country" is exactly what it claims to be — Texas country for Texans, played straight from the heart of Texas.'
A 39 firefighter selfie! Why? Because these men and women make up the 2015-C Class of the Houston Fire Department Academy and they graduated tonight! Congratulations! (Picture credit: Mike Sullivan, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector)