Category: 2016

Larry Franklin — Texas native returning home in October

Larry Franklin — Texas native returning home in October

| September 10, 2016 | Reply

Mary Jane Farmer, Scene In Town — This article first appeared in Buddy Magazine, September 2016 issue. Growing up in Whitewright, Texas, The Time Jumpers’ and Nashville studio fiddler Larry Franklin said the only music he heard was fiddle music and it was just natural he was hit with the music bug. Larry is the […]

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KFF2016, Day 8, Thursday, June 2

KFF2016, Day 8, Thursday, June 2

| June 6, 2016 | Reply

After a day of closing out the guitar and songwriting schools, two performers took to the Threadgill Stage. Eric Schwartz from Los Angeles and Steve James (blues guitar school instructor) from Seattle. For the night’s photos, click here  

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John D. Hale takes 2016 LJT Showcase.

John D. Hale takes 2016 LJT Showcase.

| April 17, 2016 | Reply

For the last four years, on the near-eve of the Larry Joe Taylor Texas Music Festival, a winner has been chosen from the LJT Songwriter Showcase to play the festival. John D. Hale from Jackson, Missouri, took the crown this year, but his competition gave him a run for it. Just a little background on […]

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LJT songwriter/singer Showcase semi-finals

LJT songwriter/singer Showcase semi-finals

| April 11, 2016 | Reply

Story and photos by G. Houston Hall. For the first time in the Larry Joe Taylor Showcase history, two people, Randall King and Jackie Darlene, tied in the runner-up round to move on to the grand finale round. The last five weeks have proven to be the building blocks for the best of the best that […]

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LJT songwriter showcase, Week 4

LJT songwriter showcase, Week 4

| April 3, 2016 | Reply

Final Preliminary Round crowns a queen: Kensie Coppin. Buck Fuffalo Takes Second. Story and photos by Houston Hall The final preliminary round of the Larry Joe Taylor Festival songwriter showcase, hosted at Melody Mountain Ranch, brought some interesting and captivating songwriters this past week. And, like most others in this contest, they played their hearts […]

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