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On Saturday, September 29, Paris Texas will be lucky enough to have the opportunity to see two true songwriting greats. Both artists have won prestigious awards for their work and have honed their skills as live performers. This will be a treat, don’t miss it. The show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are only $20 and they are available at www.lmaotexas.com or Girls & Cake, in Downtown Paris. For more information about the show, call 903-785-LAFF.
Susan Gibson is the winner of a CMA Award for writing the very popular and familiar song, “Wide Open Spaces”, performed by the Dixie Chicks. She has performed all over the world on numerous tours, as well as showcased her music at the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN in 2011.
A native of Texas, Gibson has composed many songs, on several albums, most of which, have all been released to acclaim from both critics and fans.
For more information about Susan Gibson, visit www.susangibson.com.
There is a message at the bottom of her website in bold font that reads, ‘singer, songwriter, dang good live show’. In a ‘nutshell’, that’s Susan Gibson.
If you’ve not seen a show of Michael O’Neal’s, you’re missing out. He has a lyrical, story-telling type songwriting style, with a unique voice. He is a long-time, known Paris songwriting great.
Both of these premier performers will be at LMAO Comedy, 12 NE 1st St. Paris, TX. Although neither are official comedians, both are guaranteed to bring some very funny and entertaining stories of the road and the glory of the ‘road musicians’ life.
Be sure and like LMAO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laffin.paris.
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Starting with the Dylan’s Drivers first annual Rides for a Reason benefit at the Love Civic Center, fundraising for their worthy cause of providing free and safe rides to those who have consumed alcoholic beverages.
All the fun begins at early 8am with a 5K Fun Run/Walk — themed ‘Running for a Reason’ — and a competitive softball tournament — ‘Rounding Bases for a Reason’. The softball tournament could potentially start on Friday night depending on the number of teams entered — teams will be notified.
Then at 10am, ‘Rumbling for a Reason’ and shiny with fresh wax jobs, the collector/classic/muscle cars will roll to the civic center for a top-notch car show.
Starting at 11am there will be a Memorial Bike Ride for the motorcycles.
After all these cars, motorcycles, ball bats & gloves, and running, everyone is bound to be hungry. Starting at noon (12pm), the hamburger cook-off and tailgate party — ‘Cooking for a Reason’ — will provide premiere hamburgers for everyone.
Just wait. That’s not all. Ongoing throughout the entire event there will be a stage featuring some of the favorite local musicians and bands in the area: Michael O’Neal, Pearl Street Riot, the Done Deals, the Draggin’ Man Band, Max Jones, and more! This is a superb lineup of local talent, you won’t want to miss.
Also, while the music is playing and all the folks are enjoying the festivities, there will be opportunity to enjoy a Beer Goggle Golf Cart obstacle course, face painting, bounce house for the kids, and much, much more!
This party starts early and lasts on into the night. Grab the family and get to the Love Civic Center for the First Annual Dylan’s Drivers Rides for a Reason.
Local favorite and TMA Award Winning songwriter, Michael O’Neal will perform his original and rugged, storytelling-style songs, along side Greenville based, Jonathan Jeter, of the popular band, Jonathan Jeter & the Revelators.
This is a FREE show that you will not want to miss.
*Every Tuesday in the month of September, Folkin’ Free Tuesdays at the Depot will host FREE acoustic showcases from 7-10pm, featuring some of the best singer/songwriters in East Texas.*
Tonight at the Paris Bakery, starting around 6pm, the Draggin’ Man Band will fill the back patio with acoustic, jam-band style music. As the popularity of Pizza Nights at the Bakery grows, local bands are enjoying the opportunity of a welcoming and fun venue to play at.
For fans of the eParis Extra!, the Draggin’ Man Band’s lead singer, songwriter and guitarist — Josh Allen — is also the Managing Editor of this amazing FREE news source. When he’s not writing for or editing the Extra, he’s making rock n’ roll and working to open their new studio, Folk n’ Roll Music & Studios, in the beautiful downtown Paris — right next door to the Bakery at 130 N. Main Street. Although the studio is not open to the public yet, it does serve as the headquarters and office for the Folk n’ Roll Music operations, and the studio in the back is ready for recording sessions.
If you’d like to contact Folk n’ Roll Music & Studios to inquire about recording or production packages, send an email with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Josh Allen & Jason McKee, both graduates of acclaimed Recording Arts school, Mediatech, in Dallas, hold degrees in Audio Engineering, Production, Music Business & Songwriting and have built this full-scale audio production company for the Paris area. They also specialize in live audio & production and have two full-sized, large audio systems perfect for your event to sound the best it can.
The weather is absolutely PERFECT today for an outdoor performance at The Paris Bakery — located at 120 N. Main Street, downtown Paris. Their pizza has been hailed by some critics to be ‘the best in the town of Paris’. They use all natural ingredients, usually coming from the local area, and hand-toss their homemade bread for an amazing, signature crust.
Also, don’t forget, the Bakery’s Pizza Nights are BYOB, which allows you to bring some alcoholic beverages, such as beer or wine, to enjoy with your pizza. However, the Paris Bakery is ‘kid-friendly’ and the whole family is welcome — the show starts at 6pm.
Where as they are an original band, due to release their debut album at the end of this year — recorded at Folk n’ Roll Music Studios — the Draggin’ Man Band also introduces some very obscure covers, playing music by bands like the Rolling Stones, the Band, the Beatles, and many others.
With a music career that started at a young age and has taken him on tour all over the world and to play with many successful bands as a contract lead guitar player, the Draggin’ Man is no stranger to the stage. Bass player, Jason Mckee, has also shared the stage and tours about the world, making them an amazing performing group. Max Jones, drummer, percussionist and songwriting mastermind, completes the 3-piece jam band as the newest member of the group on the drums.
Paris Texas is home to quite the culture and many talented artists & musicians. They play all around town, and all need support. Let’s grow Paris’ music scene together.
Come to the Paris Bakery — 120 N. Main Street — tonight at 6pm for some of the best Texas music and pizza around.
Most of the musicians in the bands around the area also have the ability to perform on their own and write their own songs. This fact allows for many acoustic, songwriter showcase opportunities, and now the venue has been decided upon in which to do so at — at least for September.
Folkin’ Free Tuesdays at the Depot was started by Alex Addy, frontman of local band, the Tambourine Machine. (Click the names to visit the bands’ Facebook page.) The idea is to feature the best singer/songwriters and acoustic guitar performers that Paris Texas has to offer.
To start the lineup for the month of September is the drummer of local band, Pearl Street Riot, Rodney Key. Key is a master of the drums, but is even better on the 6-string. He has major blues influences and his music could take you straight back to the ‘harp-blowin’ days of the Southern Delta blues. His show is September 4, which is also his birthday.
To follow Mr. Key is local songwriting legend, Michael O’Neal, with special guest Jonathan Jeter of popular Commerce band, Jonathan Jeter & the Revelators on September 11. Michael O’Neal was awarded by the Texas Music Association for his 2011 album release of “Learning As I Go” — earning the Distinguished Artist Award. Both musicians are exceptional songwriters and solo performers.
Then, on September 18, the Draggin’ Man will bring his funk, folk and blues fusion style to the Depot. A guitar player by trade — playing with many different bands and touring worldwide — the Draggin’ Man has trademarked a signature songwriting style with a very percussive, rhythmic approach to acoustic guitar playing.
To end the month, on September 25, mastermind behind the whole project, Alex Addy will perform with special guest Max Jones. This duo has performed around town and the region more times than you could count. Their styles are similar, yet their songwriting sets them apart, making them a perfect performing team. Both have mastered their style with great vocal range and both have a way of attracting the listener to them.
Help the Paris music scene grow by coming and supporting these talented musicians. Nothing is better than a free show and that’s what you’ve got with Folkin’ Free Tuesdays at the Depot — 1264 S. Main Street, Paris, Texas.
Article by Josh Allen/Managing Editor