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31 May 09 Anna Thomas’ stunning first outing: Splash of Red

anna-thomasI’ve been following the development of North Texas performing songwriter, Anna Thomas, for almost a year now.  She has just released her first EP, Splash of Red, a locally produced venture.  I have to say, I’m completely impressed.

Usually when you listen to a small regional release, you find yourself having to make a lot of excuses for shortcomings in… Continue reading

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31 May 09 Woodlands Songwriters Association Monthly Meeting

WHO: The Woodlands Songwriters Association (WSA) WHAT: June Monthly Song Swap & Group Critique WHERE: Borders Books, Market Street District, The Woodlands (adjacent to the Pavilion and the Woodlands Mall; Intersection of Lake Woodlands Drive and Six Pines Drive); Meeting upstairs in the “Art & Architecture” section. WHEN: Monday June 8th, 7:00pm-10:00pm *Special Guitar Instruction Class from 6:00 to 7:00pm, facilitated by Michael Pope! The Guitar Doctor is in the… Continue reading


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28 May 09 June Workshop for NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter

nsaiThe June workshop for NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter will take place on Wednesday, June 10th at Dosey Doe Coffee Shop, 25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands, TX, beginning at 7:00pm. Click HERE for directions to Dosey Doe.  

Dosey Doe features a full dinner menu and outstanding hot and cold beverages. It is open to the public during… Continue reading


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28 May 09 IGNITE 2009 – An Awakening

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In the midst of a stormy day, swine flu scares and school closings, the music and speakers at IGNITE 2009 lit a fire in hearts of the Christian masses. Some nestled beneath umbrellas or ponchos and others standing in the rain, one security volunteer described the attendees, “Come rain or… Continue reading


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26 May 09 Anna Thomas – Matt Gaskins at Cafe Bohemia

Anna Thomas dazzled the audience at Café Bohemia in Plano, Texas on Saturday, May 23rd, with a selection of sultry jazz and lively pop standards and originals.  Her originals highlighted songwriting capabilities that have come a long way in a short time.  Thomas is only 13-years old.

Of her originals, Thomas performed three notable songs, “Little Red” (a very sophisticated take-off on Little Red Riding Hood), “My Circle” (about… Continue reading


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21 May 09 Dallas Library to Host Texas Music Seminar

From Buddy Holly to the future, seminar next weekend promises much discussion on Texas music. Continue reading


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20 May 09 Album Review: Mike Darnell – The Promised Land

mikedarnell-promise-landMike Darnell brings us an offering of the “flues” as he calls it – a combination of Folk and the Blues.  Like much of Texas music, it’s really the confluence of the many events, people and music that have impacted Darnell.  He moved around the country as a youth and was impacted by folk and rock that he heard.

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19 May 09 Texas Stars Become Temporary Ambassadors for State Music

The Flatlanders earn new fans in Salt Lake City. Continue reading


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18 May 09 What Was Your Strangest Performance Experience

Every performer has had at least one strange experience. We want to hear your story. Continue reading


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17 May 09 Album Review – Bill Aspinwall “Free Range Trout”

bill-aspinwall-free-range-troutBill Aspinwall offers us an album that crosses a number of Texas musical styles including folk, pop and blues.  He has brought together a talented set of friends to produce an album that highlights their versatility and creativity including Gibson, the dog and Satchmo, the cat (highlighted in “Mister Crippen’s Banjo”).  This is the first of two albums that we will… Continue reading


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