1:00 - 3:00 Songwriters Open Mic Hosted by john Arthur martinez in the beverage tent with sound provided by critically acclaimed engineer Al Priest. All Kent Finlay Texas Song Search entries are invited to share their original works. All participants in the Singer-songwriter seminars are encouraged to share their songs.
Los Texmaniacs is a conjunto band created by Max Baca in 1997, In 2010 Los Texmaniacs won a Grammy Award for Tejano Album of The Year "Borders y Bailes'', Members include Max Baca on bajo sexto, Josh Baca on accordion, Noel Hernandez on electric bass, and Lorenzo Martinez on the drums, Los Texmaniacs have collaborated with various artists from different genres including Rick Trevino, Flaco Jimenez, Los Lobos and King Montana. King Montana aka Tecoloso. Learn more at: lostexmaniacs.com.
Marble Falls native, Co-Songwriter on the Grammy-Winning Recording, Flaco Jimenez, Best Mexican-American Performance, 2006 & 2010 Texas Music Awards Song of the Year, 2004 Billboard Charting Album (Lone Starry Night), and 2003 Nashville Star Runner-up, Songs recorded by Alan Jackson, Flaco Jimenez (with Raul Malo of the Mavericks). Performed with Keith Urban, Elton John, Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakum, Mark Chesnutt, Asleep at the Wheel, Carrie Underwood, John Prine, Joe Ely, Todd Snider. Learn more at: johnarthurmartinez.net
Rolling Stone called her, "One of the most multifaceted artists to watch.” Like her cousin Linda Ronstadt, Lisa grew up in a musical family learning to perform traditional Mexican music while developing broad-ranging musical taste, Countless Texas Music Awards including Best Songwriter, Best Band, Best Duo, Best Folk, Best Country in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and HIll Country, Former member of Texas' Sisters Morales,Toured with Los Lobos, George Strait, Joe Ely, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo. Learn more at: lisamoralesmusic.com.
Los Lonely Boys, the internationally-renowned, Grammy award-winning band from San Angelo, Texas, that Willie once called his favorite band closes the night. The story of how the Garza brothers – vocalist/guitarist Henry, bassist/vocalist Jojo, and drummer/ vocalist Ringo – rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great Cinderella tales. But the story of how they’ve persevered in the face of subsequent challenges is just as compelling. Their strong brotherly bond helped them through the rough spots – just as it did when they made the hard decision to step out from under their father’s musical leadership and form their own band after performing with him since childhood. The desire to follow their musical muse still drives them today, according to Jojo. “There is no rest for those who are chosen to be musicians,” he says. “Ideas for songs are constant. We are being charged with what will be spread through our songs. We want to make music that brings people together. Learn more at: https://loslonelyboys.com/