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This Weekend: An Inexact Science

This weekend on Troubadour, TX, experience the daily routine of Grammy-award winner Rick Trevino when he’s not on tour, find out if BE Music and Entertainment believes Jackopierce has a single they can run with, travel to San Antonio, TX to meet the incomparable duo Chacho and Brance, and hear two songs with themes most every man can relate to—woman troubles—live from TTX headquarters at the 41E Studio Cafe.

Tap your feet to the beat at a Woody Russell gig in Austin this weekend on Troubadour, TX.

Sit in on an Artist Development meeting between Jackopierce and BE Music and Entertainment as they discuss what comes next for the band. 

When he’s not touring, Rick Trevino’s day job is no walk in the park. Discover what this family man values most on this weekend’s episode. 

Apologies to Beyonce, but all the single ladies may want to listen carefully and take note of Chacho and Brance’s song “Not a Riddle” live at the 41E Studio Cafe. 

Woody Russell knows there’s no proven formula for “making it” in the music industry, but he’s holding out hope that Mike Blanton is the missing link in his career. 

Listen to Rick Trevino’s “Remember the Alimony” and get a dose of both heartache and humor live at the 41E Studio Cafe. 

Guess who? For the answer, and more good laughs tune into this weekend’s episode of Troubadour, TX. 

 

This Weekend: An Inexact Science

This weekend on an ALL NEW episode of Troubadour, TX, experience the daily routine of Grammy-award winner Rick Trevino when he’s not on tour,  find out if BE Music and Entertainment believes Jackopierce has a single they can run with, travel to San Antonio, TX to meet the incomparable duo Chacho and Brance, and hear two songs with themes most every man can relate to—woman troubles—live from TTX headquarters at the 41E Studio Cafe.

Tap your feet to the beat at a Woody Russell gig in Austin this weekend on Troubadour, TX.

Sit in on an Artist Development meeting between Jackopierce and BE Music and Entertainment as they discuss what comes next for the band.

When he's not touring, Rick Trevino's day job is no walk in the park. Discover what this family man values most on this weekend's episode.

Apologies to Beyonce, but all the single ladies may want to listen carefully and take note of Chacho and Brance's song "Not a Riddle" live at the 41E Studio Cafe.

Woody Russell knows there's no proven formula for "making it" in the music industry, but he's holding out hope that Mike Blanton is the missing link in his career.

Listen to Rick Trevino's "Remember the Alimony" and get a dose of both heartache and humor live at the 41E Studio Cafe.

Guess who? For the answer, and more good laughs tune into this weekend's brand spankin' new episode of Troubadour, TX.

Thursday Twelve: Brance Arnold

“Thursday Twelve” is a new Q&A series that will appear weekly (and exclusively) on the TTX blog. A dozen answers from a featured artist of the week that will give you the viewer a little more insight into the lives of your favorite Texas Troubadours –who inspires them, funny stories, weird quirks, and maybe even their drink of choice. Oh, and don’t forget to cast your VOTE for which one out-of-the-box question you’d like to see asked on next week’s “Thursday Twelve.”

This week’s featured artist is BRANCE ARNOLD of Chacho and Brance.

#1 – What is your most memorable gig?

Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. We played some blues for the kids and handed out guitar picks. We meet the staff and toured the facility. The children and staff were so inspiring and the experience really placed life into perspective.

#2 – What was the first album you ever brought?

KISS Alive…classic!

#3 – What was your first paying gig?

A place called Dittle Stix in San Antonio. I was 17 and not supposed to be in the place, but since I was in the band, they made an exception. It was on a school night and I remember the next day at school thinking…wow, I wonder what all these kids did last night…I played a payin’ gig…nice!!

#4 - What’s one thing about you that fans would be surprised to learn?

That I was born in Heidelberg, Germany and not in Texas…because I am a very proud Texan.

#5 – What was “the moment” you knew you wanted to be a professional musician?
The moment I heard Ace Frehley after stealing my brother’s KISS records from his room and listening to it on my turntable. Then I took it to show-and-tell at pre-school and got kicked out of class. All the kids thought it was so cool that I listened to KISS and that day I met my best friend and drummer for many years, Matt, because he dug KISS too. I felt like a little celebrity at school after that.
#6 - What is one of your pre-show rituals?

Beer!

#7 – What five words would you use to describe your musical style?

Bluesy, soulful, folky, rootsy, organic

#8 – What instrument do you wish would you could play?

Piano…at least play it with proficiency.

#9 – What are you five guiltiest pleasures?

Olivia Newton John, Anchor Man (the movie), french fries dipped in a Wendy’s frosty,

having a few and chasing ducks at the park, Miller High Life

#10 – If you could meet any musician, living or dead who would it be?

Jimi Hendrix

#11 – What five words best describe your life as a musician?

Hope, Dedication, Passion, Heartache, Love

#12 – In 140 Characters or less, describe your weirdest gig:

Nudist-resort, booze, taco truck, one-legged dog, Garbage (name of sound guy)

This Weekend: Back to the Beginning

This week on Troubadour, TX, relive the show’s beginning with the series premiere before all-new episodes air next weekend!

Travel with us to the San Antonio Meet and Greet as we comb the state for talent, hear from country music star Jack Ingram and famed music producer Tim Dubois, get to know Texas Troubadour’s Mando Saenz and Melissa Greener, and experience performances from Little Brave, Woody Russell, and Melissa Greener live at the 41E Studio Cafe.

Meet Mando Saenz, hear his story, and learn what "success" would mean for his career.

Little Brave, AKA Stephanie Briggs, performs her catchy tune "Love Me Like" at the 41E Studio Cafe.

Texas native Jack Ingram shares his thoughts on the incomparable opportunities the state of Texas offers within the music industry.

We're hitting the road for the San Antonio "Meet and Greet", but before we do, see exactly how the Troubadour tour bus gets it's fancy "paint" job.

Comfortable in your own skin? So is Woody Russell--don't miss his performance of "The Skin I'm In" this week at the 41E Studio Cafe.

Accomplished music executive, producer, and songwriter Tim Dubois speaks to the reality of "making it" in the music industry.

Country music legend Michael Martin Murphey talks about what drew him to this show and why.

Catch Melissa Greener's performance of her song "Bullets to Bite" live at the 41E Studio Cafe.

T,TX Coming To You This Weekend!

Market: TV Station: Network: Air Time/Day:
     ALABAMA:
Dothan, AL CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Montogomery, AL CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     ALASKA:
Anchorage, AK CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Fairbanks, AK CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Juneau, AK CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     ARIZONA:
Yuma, AZ CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     ARKANSAS:
Fayetteville, Ft. Smith, AR CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Jonesboro, AR CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     CALIFORNIA:
Bakersfield, CA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Chico-Redding, CA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Eureka, CA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Monterey-Salinas, CA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Palm Springs, CA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Santa Barbara, CA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     COLORADO:
Grand Junction, CO CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     FLORIDA:
Gainesville, FL CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Panama City, FL CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Tallahassee, FL CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     GEORGIA:
Albany, GA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Augusta, GA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Columbus, GA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Macon, GA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Savannah, GA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     IDAHO:
Boise, ID CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Idaho Falls, ID CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Twin Falls, ID CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     ILLINOIS:
Chicago, IL WCIU The U Too 12:00 AM Sunday
Peoria-Bloomington, IL CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Quincy, IL CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Rockford, IL CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     INDIANA:
Ft. Wayne, IN CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Terre Haute, IN CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     IOWA:
Ottumwa, IA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Rochester-Mason City, IA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Sioux City, IA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     KANSAS:
Topeka, KS CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     KENTUCKY:
Bowling Green, KY CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     LOUISIANA:
Alexandria, LA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Lafayette, LA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Lake Charles, LA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Monroe, LA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     MAINE:
Presque Isle, ME CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     MARYLAND:
Salisbury, MD CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     MASSACHUSETTS:
Bangor, MA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Springfield, MA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     MICHIGAN:
Alpena, MI CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Lansing, MI CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Marquette, MI CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Traverse City, MI CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     MISSISSIPPI:
Biloxi-Gulfport, MS CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Columbus-Tupeol, MS CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Hattiesburg, MS CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Meridian, MS CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     MISSOURI:
Columbia-Jefferson City, MO CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Joplin-Pittsburg, MO CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Kanas City, MO KCTV/KSMO CBS/MY 5:00 PM Sunday
St. Joseph, MO CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     MINNESOTA:
Duluth-Superior, MN CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Mankato, MN CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     MONTANA:
Billings, MT CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Butte-Bozeman, MT CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Glendive, MT CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Great Falls, MT CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Helena, MT CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Missoula, MT CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     NEBRASKA:
Lincoln – Hastings, NE CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
North Platte, NE CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Scottsbluff, NE CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     NEVADA:
Reno, NV CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     NEW YORK:
Binghamton, NY CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Elmira, NY CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Utica, NY CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     NORTH CAROLINA:
Greenville-New Bern, NC CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Wilmington, NC CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     NORTH DAKOTA:
Fargo, ND CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Minot-Bismarck, ND CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     OHIO:
Lima, OH CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Zanesville, OH CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     OKLAHOMA:
Oklahoma City, OK KOKH/KOCB CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Sherman, OK CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Tulsa, OK KOTV/KQCW CW 5:00 AM Saturday
     OREGON:
Bend, OR CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Eugene, OR CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Medford-Klamath Falls,OR CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     PENNSYLVANIA:
Erie, PA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     SOUTH CAROLINA:
Charleston, SC CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Greenwood-Greenville, SC CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     SOUTH DAKOTA:
Rapid City, SD CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Sioux Falls, SD CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     TENNESSEE:
Jackson, TN CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Nashville, TN CW CW 8:00 PM Saturday
     TEXAS:
Abilene, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Ada, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Amarillo, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Austin, TX KNVA CW 4:00 PM Saturday
Beaumont, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Corpus Christi, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX KTXA TXA-21 10:00 PM Sunday
Harlingen-Brownsville, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Houston, TX KHOU CBS 12:35 AM Sunday
Laredo, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Lubbock, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Odessa – Midland , TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
San Angelo, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
San Antonio, TX WOAI NBC 6:00 PM Saturday
Tyler, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Victoria, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Waco, TX KCEN NBC 7:00 PM Saturday
Wichita Falls, TX CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     VIRGINIA:
Charlottesville, VA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Harrisonburg, VA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     WASHINGTON:
Yakima, WA CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     WEST VIRGINIA:
Bluefield-Beckley, WV CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Clarksburg, WV CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Parkersburg, WV CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Wheeling-Steubenville, WV CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     WISCONSIN:
La Crosse, WI CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Watertown, WI CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Wausau-Rhinelander, WI CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
     WYOMING:
Casper-Riverton, WY CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday
Cheyenne, WY CW CW 5:00 PM Sunday


Folking the Day Away

(Kerrville, TX) May 28th 2011

At first, a camping trip to Kerrville, TX with 105 degree heat sounds like a bad idea. But add some of the world’s best folk music and you have yourself a party. A party called the Kerrville Folk Festival.

A Folker in Action

We hit the ground running in late afternoon, the heat of the day. Most campers were napping and getting rested up for the night’s activities. But Nicolette Good was making her way back to camp after leaving for a performance right outside of San Antonio the night before.

Meeting up with Nicolette Good and Jesse!

She leads us back to her camping spot with boyfriend/guitarist Jesse. They’ve made a back corner of the campgrounds their home.

After dropping off the guitars they run into fellow San Antonio artists Melissa Ludwig and her husband Mitch Connell. That’s all apart of the magic of Kerrville. For 18 days the festival turns into a small folk world where everyone knows your name.

This was Nicolette’s first time to camp at Kerrville. And she didn’t play in any song circles last time.

But when the night fell the guitar came out. She played at the Threadgill theatre in a guerilla style song circle. After that she took to the street, started playing, and fellow campers wouldn’t let her stop. One even went as far as to adopt her.

Just another night in Kerrville, but a list of firsts for Nicolette.

Hear her street performance and more this season on Troubadour, TX!

Cheers, EE!

First Official Artist/Producer Meet & Greet

Yesterday was a success! About 25 artists gathered into our 41 E studio for an afternoon of performing and brief industry discussions. We especially enjoyed how each artist brought great diversity with their musical style and inspiring stories.

More Meet & Greets will be held in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Waco, Tyler and Dallas beginning in early April.

Singer/Songwriter Phoenix Hart introduces herself.

 

On the Road Again…

(Kerrville,TX  to Dallas, TX) May 29th 2011

Gang at Cracker Barrel!

After getting a full tank of diesel and some Cracker Barrel in the bellies, the Troubadour, TX crew headed back north for Dallas.

The Bus!

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Folking the Day Away

(Kerrville, TX) May 28th 2011

At first, a camping trip to Kerrville, TX with 105 degree heat sounds like a bad idea. But add some of the world’s best folk music and you have yourself a party. A party called the Kerrville Folk Festival. (more…)

Troubadour, TX Showcase

(Tyler, TX) April 14th 2011

Troubadour, TX showed a handful of  East Texas ears what amazing Texas music is being created across the Lone Star state.

This event marked the first Troubadour, TX showcase. Producers invited out talent from Dallas, San Antonio, and Tyler. Two acts from the Meet & Greet were invited to perform that very evening. Max Stalling and Black Top Gypsy were gracious enough to join the showcase. Black Top Fiddler Heather Stalling even accompanied Chacho and Brance during the showcase! (more…)


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