The State of This City, Impacting Now!

Sparked by the decision to split time between Austin and Kansas City, pianist Jackie Myers is more and more becoming a model citizen in the jazz scene of Missouri. Myers’ assimilation was assured early on with the release of a live album, The Instrumental One, recorded at The Green Lady and by picking up a gig as musical director on the nationally syndicated program 12th Street Jump at local NPR affiliate KCUR. As leader of The Myers Swingset, she has managed to turn The Green Lady’s sister establishment, Black Dolphin, into a town hall of tunes for a new live instrumental release The State of This City, out now.

Heartache To Heartache going for adds on 11/12!

Hailed as a “honky-tonk legend” by hometown radio station KUTX, Austin based Ricky Espinoza could charismatically claim that title on sheer willpower alone. “I'm strongly committed to my desire to release an album a year until I die,” says Espinoza. Fated to give it all for the country cause, his latest release and third album in as many years, Heartache To Heartache, offers an autobiographical account of the emotional mishaps, misery and magic that draw us to the dancehalls and make the jukebox play.

All Right, All Night going for adds on 08/27!

NASA country singer/songwriter Garrett T. Capps is set to release his third studio album All Right, All Night via Shotgun House Records on August 30. Drawing inspiration from the Texas culture he grew up around, the San Antonio-based artist delivers a distinct collection of songs rife with expansive modular synth arrangements, old world twang and visceral ruminations on life, death, love and religion.

The 13th annual Texasota Independence Jam takes place Friday July 5, 2019 at Island Lake Park Pavilion, located at 7204 Rice Lake Road. This will be the second year the decade-old gathering of friends and family will be open to the public.

Tradition teams up two states once again for a meeting of Minnesota and Texas musicians. Beginning with a band of relatives, the Carlson Family and Friends provide the Duluth-based foundation for the fest as the first act of the night. Harmony-driven and string-filled alt-country outfit Emily Haavik & the 35s take the stage next for a double dose of Duluth talent. The fun continues with The Federales - pickers, fiddlers, and groovers making their way from Minneapolis to play classic country for the modern world. With his unique voice and soulful sound, Americana singer-songwriter Zach Nytomt from Austin follows as the first true Texan in the lineup. The Hill Country Hustlers serve as backing band for some of the best songwriters and performers in Austin and will share headlining duties with Duluth’s rock ’n country soul project Steven James and The Revival. The Texasota Independence Jam will begin at 3:30pm, music starts at 5pm and the party ends around 11pm. 

Composers Jackie Myers and Dave Madden stopped by Fox 7 Austin to talk about the origins of Silent Films Out Loud, share some clips and discuss the upcoming show on Friday June 14th at the Blanton Museum of Art. Click the link below to watch the interview.

Taking on this season of summer blockbusters with a “Buster” of their own, Silent Films Out Loud returns for a third time to pair the original scores of Austin composers Jackie Myers, David Biller and Dave Madden with the short films of Buster Keaton. The pioneering pictures include 1920’s Neighbors and two releases from 1921 - The Goat and The High Sign - enhanced by a live orchestra to accentuate each action, sync with every stunt, and get in on each gag. Silent Films Out Loud is presenting this night of movie magic at 6 p.m. on Friday June 14th, 2019 at the Blanton Museum of Art, located at 200 East Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.

Right On Time going for adds on 03/12!

Recorded in Nashville, TN at Bomb Shelter Studios, Right On Time was produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Phosphorescent) and features nine original tracks and one Blaze Foley cover tune. Rondeau enlisted help from a handful of notable Nashville and Aus:n players including Pete Weiss (keys/accordion); Gary Newcomb (guitars/pedal steel); Jeff Ratner (bass) and Aaron Shafer-Haiss (drums/ mandolin). Margo Price, Alexis Saski and Vaughn Walters lend a hand on vocals.

The Lonesome Heroes - February Tour 2019

Four thousand miles of fun is ahead for Austin’s The Lonesome Heroes this February as the “Cosmic Americana” outfit make a run of shows and stops in their favorite places before circling back home in time for an official showcase slot at SXSW. Before the world comes to Austin the band are wrapping up recording and road testing songs for their forthcoming album Rise & Fall, due in June.

Jackie Myers, Dave Biller and Bob Hoffnar joined KOOP's Lights Camera Austin in person and via telephone on October 4 to talk about the upcoming Halloween Edition of Silent Films Out Loud. Click on the link below to listen to the interview.

Sometime recent, the tape rolled and The Blue Dirt of Paradise was born. Taking on the shape of pervasive folklore, the album charts a geography of locations, names and sounds that call out from an ambiguous place between the past and the present.

 

Where its path forked, The Blue Dirt of Paradise shed all superfluous details that would tie it to a particular age. Anonymity is in its design. And what is contained within these recordings streamlines in a direct route from album to ears - much in the way of a bootlegged cassette fished from a glove compartment, or a mysterious LP plucked from a thrift store bin.

Be prepared to scream as Silent Films Out Loud makes its grand return for a triple feature of terror. Two horror classics of the silver screen - 1910’s Frankenstein and 1928’s The Fall of the House of Usher - along with the lightly frightful Buster Keaton short Haunted House will come alive thanks to new scores from Austin based composers Jackie Myers, Bob Hoffnar, Dave Biller and Jean Hasse. Silent Films Out Loud is set to scare at 7 p.m. on Thursday November 1st, 2018 at the Blanton Museum of Art, located at 200 East Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.

The Lonesome Heroes and Leo Rondeau dropped by Swing 'n' Country on KBOO in Portland, OR to share songs and homemade rhubarb blackberry peach cobbler. Click the link below to hear the session that includes new material from both the Heroes and Leo!

Rich Russell spoke to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle about bringing The Lonesome Heroes up to the Cowboy State each summer and fitting in with the "Wyoming aesthetic."

The fourth annual Electric Fences music festival will take place Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at Lunasea Gardens in Nehalem, from noon until midnight. The event, held at a 12-acre, partially forested farm on the North Fork of the Nehalem River, will feature performers from Oregon, Washington, Tennessee, and Texas.

The 12th annual Texasota Independence Jam takes place Saturday July 7, 2018 at Island Lake Park Pavilion, located at 7204 Rice Lake Road. After a decade as a private event amongst friends and family, we are excited to announce that this year’s concert will be open to the public for the first time.

Rich Russell spoke to Red River Radio about the life and times of a Lonesome Hero on the April 6th edition of Caravan.

Book It To Sundown going for adds on 3/5 & 3/6!

San Antonio based RANCH\HOUSE can fit a lot under one roof. In a region known for its hospitality, this trio are no different in the way they offer a home for indie rock, folk and traditional Texas Hill Country styles. Led by frontman S. Brady Dietert, a multi-generational rancher turned architect with a knack for songwriting, RANCH\HOUSE are inspired by the mission to create songs that speak to the human spirit with honesty and optimism while acknowledging the enormous capacity to feel despair and the experiences that take us there and bring us back. On their sophomore release Book It To Sundown, Dietert and company continue to share material that is earnest, energetic and uniquely Texan in its storytelling.

Miss out on visiting us at Folk Alliance International this year? Don't worry - check out the link to view Polaroids of artists who performed in the JWP Promotions Room.

Introducing the JWP Promotions 2018 Sampler

A compilation CD featuring new material from the JWP Promotions roster is now available! If you will be at Folk Alliance International, stop by Room 610 and pick up a copy!

JWP Promotions at Folk Alliance International 2018

Heading up to Kansas City for Folk Alliance International next week! Be sure to stop by Room 610 and check us out!

The Railhouse Band are nominees for Best Western Swing Group for the 2018 Ameripolitan Awards. Voting is open until January 11 and winners will be announced at the 5th Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards Show in Memphis, Tennessee.

Jackie Myers visited KOOP's Lights Camera Austin on November 23 to talk about her upcoming project, Silent Films Out Loud. Click on the link below to listen to the interview.

Silent Films Out Loud pairs the indelible on-screen antics of comedic icon Buster Keaton with the ingenuity of four of Austin’s most talented composers: Justin Sherburn, Jackie Myers, Bob Hoffnar and Dave Biller. The performance will take place on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 at the Stateside Theatre at the Paramount, located at 719 Congress Avenue.

Even If The Sun Don't Shine going for adds on 10/30 & 10/31!

Jeff Rymes’ former quartet The Lonesome Strangers originated in “the roots music explosion that took place in Southern California during the ‘80s” and have been described by AllMusic as “one of California's most influential bands.” Now, 20 years since the Strangers’ last release, Rymes has returned to serious musical pursuits with his solo debut, Even If The Sun Don’t Shine, picking up where he left off with a collection of songs from the highways and byways of life's road trip.

Materializing from the wilds of Yellowstone, Longriver tapped back into civilization to speak with the Albuquerque Journal about the creative process.

Longriver Summer Mountain Tour '17

Like a mononymous character from a classic Western, Austin’s Longriver finds his setting among some of the longstanding landmarks of the American frontier for an upcoming summer tour. The talented guitarist’s travels will bring him to venues and bars whose namesakes are indicative of the region, sharing songs as captivating as the surrounding landscape.

Rich Russell of The Lonesome Heroes spoke to Colorado Springs' The Gazette about "Cosmic Americana" and their June 14th show at Front Range Barbeque.

The Lonesome Heroes stopped by Marfa Public Radio with friends Whippoorwill to share some new tunes for the May 26th edition of West Texas Talk. Click the link below to listen.

Longriver visited the Corpus Christi Caller-Times to perform on their Off the Record series, treating listeners to a cover of "Como La Flor" while in Selena's hometown. Click on the link below to watch the session.

Longriver South Texas Tour

In true topographic style, Austin’s Longriver will be making his way through South Texas and the Valley this May for a short run of shows in San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Harlingen. Not only does the singer-songwriter’s name complement the landforms of the region, Longriver’s eponymous debut is influenced by the great outdoors of the Lone Star State, with tracks such as “San Marcos Springs Afternoon” and “I See The River” incorporating natural sounds as well as poetic verse over finger-picked guitar.

Third! and Beneath Stained Glass going for adds on 4/24 & 4/25!

Third! and Beneath Stained Glass find their groove in the musical valley between modern R&B and jazz. Both are led by Austin’s Jackie Myers - a talented pianist who lends what the Austin Chronicle describes as “her earthy lungs” to arrangements and orchestrations of original compositions and unique covers.

Longriver stopped by WNYU for the December 6th edition of The Wren and the Rye. Click on the link below and skip to 42:30 to catch the interview.

Longriver spoke with Kansas City's The Pitch about the influence of nature on his self-titled debut.

Miss Tish Hinojosa's interview on Marfa Public Radio? Click on the link below to hear the recording of the October 13th episode of West Texas Talk.

This October, acclaimed singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa will be winding her way through the American Southwest, up into the mountains and back out to West Texas. Although a short run of shows, Hinojosa’s intimate performances are not to be missed and feature her most well known material. She will also be joined by singer-songwriter Anny Celsi.

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