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2nd annual West Texas Folk Festival
Thursday 10/7 – Saturday 10/9

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Tickets available at Ralph’s Records or at the door.

Van and Leslie Shaw are happy to again host the 2nd Annual West Texas Folk Festival, from November 7th through 9th, at their beautiful Uncle Bill’s Music Barn venue in far south Lubbock.  Located behind their residence at 150th and Louisville (one block west of Indiana), Uncle Bill’s Music Barn is in a peaceful and spacious country environment, with a comfortable, inviting interior that is laid out perfectly for musical performances such as this folk festival.

Hoping to eventually reach the status of more prominent folk festivals (such as the Kerrville Folk Festival), Van Shaw recognizes that every giant tree was once a sapling.  “We want to grow this event and make it self-sustaining” said Shaw, noting that last year’s debut event was satisfyingly successful for a first-year event.

One of the keys to that success is the expertise brought to the event by each night’s musical hosts, and Shaw has filled those slots with some well-known West Texas musicians who can not only draw an audience, but have the connections to bring in musicians who can keep that audience enthralled and entertained.  This year’s nightly musical hosts are Mark Wallney (Thursday), Curtis Peoples (Friday), and Jenni Dale Lord (Saturday).  And each of them has brought talented lineups to their respective nights’ performances.   “I just want everyone to have a good time and enjoy great music, in a comfortable environment,” said Shaw.   “I feel the best way to do that is to not micro-manage, and let it take on a life of its own.”

More info:

www.UncleBillsMusic.com or email unclebillslbk@hotmail.com

Details: The 2nd Annual West Texas Folk Festival runs Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Nov.7th-9th, 2013. Doors open at 5:30 each evening, with performances starting at 6pm. Venue: Uncle Bill’s Music Barn, 15002 Louisville Admission $10/person/night ($5/person/night for students with valid ID) Tickets available in advance at Ralph’s Records, or at the door each night of the festival. BYOB for attendees age 21 and over

Festival hosts this year are: Event hosts: Van & Leslie Shaw Thursday’s host – Mark Wallney Friday’s host – Curtis Peoples Saturday’s host – Jenni Dale Lord

Thursday confirmed performers: Mark Wallney, Today’s Special, Sterling Massat, True Blue, Brandon Word, Derek Bohls, Chris Albright, Mike Pritchard, Mark Walney, Darren Welch, DG Flewellyn

Friday confirmed performers: Curtis Peoples, Andy Wilkinson, Dallas Owens, Lori Sealy Concept, Sterling Masat, Pickin on the Plains, Curtis Peoples Collective, Elliot Powell

Saturday confirmed performers: Jenni Dale Lord, Alex Sanchez, School of Rock – Acoustic Ensemble, Hayley Burton Trio, Brian McRae, Wade Parks Band, Kent Mings, Thomas Radcliff

SOLD OUT!
Kenny Maines house concert
January 21, 2012

Kenny Maines performed an awesome HubCityMusic.com house concert on Saturday January 21, 2012 to a packed, sold-out house.  Accompanied by special guest, fiddler Blake Whitmire, Kenny and Blake kept everyone spellbound throughout the evening with spectacular musicianship and vocals.  Thanks, Kenny and Blake!  Video will be posted soon, so check back for a sample of their performance.

Kenny Maines needs no introduction to Lubbock music fans.  As a member of The Maines Brothers Band, Kenny has been a singer/songwriter his entire life.  Reaching great commercial success during the 1970’s and 1980’s, The Maines Brothers Band recorded a total of eight albums, two of those for Mercury Records in Nashville, Tennessee.  The band shared the stage with Alabama, Reba McIntire, Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, Dr. Hook, The Judds, and many other artists of the era.

Known as a consummate musician, as well as music fan and a bit of a music historian, Kenny hosted the PBS series “StoryTellers & MusicMakers” on KTXT-TV.  (http://storytellersandmusicmakers.com/home.html)  In two seasons, Kenny interviewed a number of musicians whose careers were shaped by West Texas, and whose careers have shaped the West Texas music scene.  Of course, few of these have had more influence than Kenny Maines himself, both in West Texas, as well as on a national and international level.

But more than anything else, Kenny loves connecting with an audience.  As he said in his own words:  “If Ed McMahan knocked on my door tomorrow and gave me a check for ten million dollars, I swear it wouldn’t change me at all.  I would continue to do the same thing I am doing now.  I would just have a lot more fun doing it!  I can want for money, love and stuff.  But, one thing I truly need is to play my music, look out into the crowd and notice someone is listening.”

Find out more about Kenny and purchase his latest music at http://www.kennymaines.com/