We have 5 great singles this week from Pat Ryan, Erick Willis, Judson Cole, Casper McWade, and Morgan and Sara! Listen, share, and REQUEST! Let’s help these singles breakthrough on to the Texas music charts!
Pat grew up in Lexington,Tx., where he learned how to play and sing. He grew up playing Gospel music at the local First Baptist Church; also playing country and blues music as well. After graduating, Pat tried his hand at college only to find himself pursuing his career in music. After moving to College Station, Tx., Pat played lead guitar for a local band for 6 months. In January of 2012, he then started his own band formally known as Pat Ryan & The Jaded Kind. Pat has a style of blues and country mix, and he’s sure to turn heads with his catchy originals and fun stage presence!
In a time when many artists are striving to find their identity, Erick Willis is slowly leaving his mark on the scene, with a personality that is true and not just a stage persona. Taking cues from the music he was raised on Erick is blending soulful melodic lyrics, with the deep groove of roots-rock and as his lyric says, “with some of the harder stuff.” Showcasing a smooth voice with an excellent upper register, uniquely gravely at times, and always pleasant to the ear, Erick is bringing lots of soul to the mix, along with undeniably Texas inspired lyrics.
Back in early 2012, The Judson Cole Band was just barely getting started at a pub in their hometown of San Angelo, TX. With the help of their debut album, “Eastern Skies” and their 2 singles, “Call Me Back Home” and “Time to Run” the band continues to tour across Texas and the southern U.S., spreading their music to their fans. The band still consists of their 3 original members, Judson Cole, Bobby Schuyler, and Rylee Ramos. Along with Kory Rogers on keys, and Adrian Guillen on bass. Their sound is as diverse as their backgrounds, and is held together by a common thread of friendship, soul, and a love for music.
Casper McWade and his HonkyTonk Rebels are no strangers to country music. Although from different diverse backgrounds this quartet has always shared one common thread….The love of true homegrown country. These boys don’t follow suit with the “Nashville” standard nor do they claim to be part of the “Red Dirt” scene. These boys simply put it out there the way it was meant to be done.
Morgan and Sara are a female country duo based out of College Station. Hailing from Columbus, TX and Mobile, AL, the duo met when Sara taught Morgan guitar lessons. The two quickly became best friends and realized they had the same musical aspirations. Morgan and Sara play all around Texas and will be on tour this summer stopping in Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans. They’re both avid songwriters and they draw influence from artists including Miranda Lambert, Rae Lynn, and Taylor Swift. Their first EP album was released at the end of April and features four original songs written by the duo.
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