LJT 2014, Thursday

| May 10, 2014 | Reply

Wade 3What a day of great music this Thursday was! From bands like newcomers Prophets & Outlaws to the legendary Gary P. Nunn & The Bunkhouse Band, and lots in between, this was maybe the best coverage of Texas music in the event. Well thought-out line-up.

The acoustic (afternoon) stage featured those Prophets & Outlaws, added Tommy Alverson and his band, plus Nashville songwriter Keith Sykes (often a co-writer with Larry Joe), and Max Stalling with his band. Clay McClinton was to have played, but had to cancel out, as he had to do with all his gigs for the remainder of 2014 in order to recover from injuries sustained a serious car crash. In his place, Larry Joe and everyone held a live auction, raising money to help their crony Clay out. More than $35,000 was raised during that short hour. Amazing.

It was incredible to see people of all ages enjoying Gary P.’s band. Gary has been making Texas music since the first reinvention of Texas music in the 1970s. He was one of the leaders in that first wave, Progressive Country and/or Redneck Rock, whatever one wanted to call it then. He invited the audience to the front for his last song, saying he wanted ‘female dancers.’ They came, and they stayed while Gary P. and the band continued it the set with one last last song. Men and women of all ages rockin’ out. Security allowed it, since it was requested.

For Prophets & Outlaws photos, click here

For Tommy Alverson pix, click here

For Keith Sykes photos, click here

Dancing to the music of Gary P. Nunn

Dancing to the music of Gary P. Nunn

For Max Stalling photos, click here

For Gary P. Nunn pix, click here

Meanwhile, on the big stage, aka the Bud Light stage, Mark McKinney opened up and brought the style and energy of today’s Texas music during his hour-long set.

Mark McKinney pix, click here

Following him were Sean McConnell, then Casey Donahew Band, Wade Bowen, and finally Randy Rogers Band, all leaders in today’s Texas music.

This all brought the beer-slingers into breakneck speeds, sloshing suds back and forth through every set from in front of the set.

Casey Donahew Band pix, click here

For Wade Bowen band photos, click here

For staff and other photos, click here

 

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