Cody Canada & The Departed is a three-piece Americana roots-rock band based in New Braunfels, Texas. The band is comprised of frontman Cody Canada, bassist Jeremy Plato, and drummer Eric Hansen.
Canada and Plato–bandmates since the inception and through the dissolution of former rock band Cross Canadian Ragweed–join forces with drummer Hansen to round out The Departed. The result is poignant, thoughtfully crafted songs delivered with bold guitars, boomy bass lines and plenty of muscle.
The new iteration of The Departed offers concert-goers a well-rounded sonic experience: the Red Dirt ghosts from Canada’s upbringing; the re-emergence of favored Cross Canadian Ragweed tunes; plus a revival of classic country gold from Plato-led vocals.
Carrie Rodriguez, a composer, violinist, and singer from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. As a singer-songwriter she has released 5 solo studio albums, 3 duet albums with legendary Chip Taylor (author of “Wild Thing and “Angel of the Morning”), and 2 live albums. Her last full-length solo recording, the bilingual Lola, was heralded as “the perfect bicultural album,” and was included in NPR’s best albums of 2016 as well Rolling Stone’s Best Country albums of the year.
Carrie has performed on stages across North America and Europe, as well as on programs such as PBS’ Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show, and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. In 2017, Carrie founded a highly acclaimed ongoing concert series that resides at the historic Stateside at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas called Laboratorio which both celebrates and explores Latinx culture and its contribution to the American experiment.
Her most recent work has been as a composer/lyricist for an original musical, ¡Americano!, chronicling the true story of an inspiring DREAMer named Tony Valdovinos, which enjoyed a successful 6 week run off-Broadway at New York City’s New World Stages in June of ’22, and also earned Rodriguez a nomination for a ’22 Drama Desk award for Outstanding Music.
Being born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but calling Jennings, Louisiana home, he was surrounded by Rhythm & Blues and Soul music music as far back as he can remember. His grandparents introduced him to the sounds of the greats: Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, the ‘Kings’ (BB, Freddy, & Albert), etc. Since the day he got my first pawn shop guitar, music made sense, but he never saw himswlf making a living at it.
Growing up, he played that guitar almost every day. It was his release and his favorite thing to do. After high school, he went to college at Baylor University, but was consumed with school and sports (baseball) so he lost touch with playing although he spent every spare dime on used cassettes or CDs. Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Michael Jackson, Stevie Ray Vaughn…the list is endless.
After college, he picked up his guitar again and became completely consumed with jazz. He went back to my acoustic roots, which led him to an amazing experience in Las Vegas playing on ’The Strip’ for a couple of years. It was something that he enjoyed. Las Vegas taught him a lot, but wasn’t for him in the long run. He’s based in Dallas, Tx now!
Cameron Smith is a folk singer and songwriter from Fort Worth, TX.
Champagne Yacht Club is a tribute to yacht rock based in Dallas, Texas. The band is comprised of Haskell Morrison (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards), Kenn Westman (Bass, Vocals), Gary Leake (Percussion), Rob Eads (Keyboards, Vocal), Ken Felarca (Guitar), Lori Carlyle (Vocals), Devon Gibson (Vocals), Landon Torbett (Saxophone) and Troy Bacon (Vocals). Each is a seasoned professional with dozens of band credits over several decades.
The band set out to recreate studio-quality versions of the songs they grew up with using zero tracks. They have 5 singers of all ranges to perform the harmonies associated with the era. Their setlist includes music from the early to mid-’70s to the early ’80s stylized as ‘Yacht Rock’…with a few AM classics and disco tracks sprinkled in. You’ll hear smooth songs from the Doobie Brothers, Hall, and Oates, Steely Dan, TOTO, Ambrosia, Linda Ronstadt, Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Bee Gees, ABBA, and more.
A Nashville-based singer/songwriter with a gift for storytelling, Caroline Spence’s thoughtful musings on human nature helped establish her in the national folk and Americana scene of the mid-2010s. Earning critical accolades and glowing respect from within the Music City songwriting community for her 2017 LP, Spades & Roses, she signed with the Rounder label and made her label debut with 2019’s Mint Condition.
A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Spence emerged in 2013 with You Know the Feeling, a six-song EP of winsome, world-weary Americana and folk songcraft. That same year, she won American Songwriter’s Lyric Contest and began establishing herself on the national festival and folk club circuit, picking up another win at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2014 in advance of her acclaimed 2015 debut album, Somehow. Basing herself in Nashville, Spence earned a reputation for honest, introspective songwriting that transcended the lines of folk, country, and roots music, drawing comparisons to artists like Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris. She returned in 2017 with Spades & Roses, her haunting follow-up album, after which she signed a contract with the well-established Rounder Records label. 2019’s Mint Condition was her first outing for the label and featured a guest appearance from Emmylou Harris herself.
Courtney Patton is a storyteller. She’s also a mother, a wife, a producer, a singer, a songwriter, a tour-van driver, and a musician- as well as a world traveler when she’s out on tour throughout the continental U.S., Canada, and Europe. But to anyone lucky enough to be sitting in the audience while listening to her expansive Texas twang belt out her version of deep and soulful country music, she’s a storyteller. In a musical era in which clichés and bravado are mistaken for bold noteworthiness, there is something far braver in peeling back highly personal and emotional open-book songs and delivering them with sensitivity and sentiment. Patton does just that.
Following her previous solo albums, Triggering a Flood (2013) and So This Is Life (2015), and her acoustic collaborative project with her husband and fellow Texas troubadour Jason Eady, Something Together, (2017), Patton has drawn on true life day-to-day autobiographical life experiences and released her third album, What It’s Like To Fly Alone, in 2018.
Considered one of the hottest local guitarists, Colton Hamilton is a power Texas blues-rock trio.
Colton’s original music is a cocktail of blues-rock, soul, and R&B. Performances include music by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Clark Jr., and other Blues Rock & Classic Rock favorites.
Colton began playing guitar at age 10, inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan. By age 12, he was playing in garage bands, and within a few years, he joined semi-professional bands that landed gigs in local nightclubs across DFW.
“Music really is a way to reach out and hold on to each other in a healthy way.” – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Carlo is a local musician that plays pop music.
This brass ensemble from Stephenville, TX plays local community church events and locations. Their wide repertoire ranges from seasonal to classical to contemporary music. Members include Tarleton students & community members.
Chasing Rent is a hard-rocking duo with years of experience entertaining crowds locally and nationwide. This is an eclectic and highly entertaining band with a wide range of styles and genres guaranteed to keep you guessing. These two musicians produce such a big sound that makes it seem as though a full band has come together on stage!
Cory Morrow didn’t become a Texas legend by being quiet. From the beer-soaked, dance hall days of his early career, to today’s more sober and spiritual leg of the journey, one thing about Morrow has never changed – as goes Cory’s life, goes Cory’s songs – and that’s never been more evident than on his newest studio release Whiskey & Pride. Whiskey seamlessly weaves its way through simple and sweet, moody and complex, and offers equal doses of introspection and fun.
Chee Paduano and Shannon Cobb are both dedicated local rock and metal musicians. See them perform together, right here in Lewisville!
Courtney Marie is a singer in the DFW are specializing in pop and alternative music. She plays a variety of artists from small indi bands to artists like Taylor Swift and Paramore.
Crushin’ It: The Brad Paisley Tribute has delivered, recreating the iconic entertainer’s vision in all its glory. Roaring straight from the heart of Texas, with deep country roots in the rich history that cultivates music legends and internationally known tribute acts, Crushin’ It hits the sweet spot for a top-quality modern country arena tribute.
Chris Osborne performs acoustic covers of your favorite rock, pop, and country hits from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and beyond.
Corey Breedlove is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Dallas TX.
Courtney Istre is a devoted singer/songwriter that performs original songs and covers of all your favorite pop culture bands.
Carolina Imperial arrives from the Sultana of Monterrey with an impressive career of more than 13 years. Recognized as one of the most sought-after voices in the state of Texas, Carolina has conquered hearts with her energetic personality, simplicity, and versatility.
Trained in classical studies, Carolina came to find her passion for music within that she describes as “what runs through the veins”- regional Mexican music.
Carolina is currently represented by the prominent Mary Collins Agency.
Connor is a wonderful musician that covers a variety of top-hit songs.
Crowned is a nondenominational praise and worship group that believes in the healing power of inspiring, motivating, and empowering music.
“Our “Crowned” name is symbolic and describes our mission; From of the ashes of broken dreams, pain, and adversity, we’ve been transformed and are new creations because of the amazing love, mercy, and grace of our Lord.”
This talented local band performs the songs from the four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Carole King!
Corina Grove is an alternative singer-songwriter from Dallas Tx. She’s been doing music locally in the DFW area for a few years and fronted bands that played aside Mumford and Sons on their Gentlemen of The Road Tour as well as headlined many local music venues in the area. Her alternative, blues sound and strong creative vocal technique give a unique, authentic sound that shows her true artistry and passion for music.
Johnson has accrued a staggering 970+ million on-demand streams over the course of his career, and he is just getting started. The past year has seen many firsts for the singer/songwriter including a CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year, ACM Awards nomination for New Male Artist of the year, a sold-out show at the Historic Ryman Auditorium, and the release of his first major-label album, Ain’t Nothin’ To It. The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and their all-genre Digital Albums chart and has received over 310 million on-demand streams. “On My Way To You,” the lead single from the album, was Johnson’s first Top 10 radio hit and is RIAA certified Gold, approaching Platinum. He has received critical praise from outlets such as The New York Times, Associated Press, Billboard, and more, with Rolling Stone stating that he “finds himself rapidly hurtling toward mainstream stardom with a unique concept in his arsenal: actual country music.”
In spite of all these challenges, Charley has remained consistently steadfast and persistent in his belief in his music. Self-promoting and partnering with independent labels to release an impressive catalog of seven records, which have generated over 36 million global streams and garnered widespread critical acclaim. NPR Music, an early supporter, wrote Charley was “an artist who lives up to the hype” when reviewing his 2016 release, In The Night. The Valley caught the attention of everyone from Billboard to Rolling Stone. He has toured Europe and the U.S. extensively and gained a devoted grassroots young following who appreciate his varied travels and musical influences. Last year Charley made his debuts at the Grand Ole Opry and at the Newport Folk Festival – all without the support from a major label or country radio. “Real country music is for everyone.” He says that is what his audiences are craving. “If the radio would play this kind of music, people would respond in a big way, just like they do at the live shows.” All of these experiences have led to his eighth album and the finest record of his career. “It’s an album America can understand right now in these hard times,” he says. It’s also an immersive experience in sound that simultaneously carries us back in time while also applying Crockett’s singular style.
Casper McWade and his HonkyTonk Rebels are no strangers to country music. Although from different diverse backgrounds this 5 piece band has always shared one common thread, The love of true homegrown country. These boys don’t follow suit with the “Nashville” standard nor do they claim to be part of the “Red Dirt” scene. They simply put it out there the way it was meant to be done.
- Vocals & Guitar- Casper McWade
- Percussion- Grant McCray
- Fiddle- David Short
- Lead Guitar- Aaron Failes
- Bass- Kat Irons
Classical Revolution is a global phenomenon, revolutionizing the way live classical music is programmed and heard.
Anybody who has ever seen Chaz Marie live knows she’s the real deal. Her voice is a fusion of her musical influences in country, blues, R&B and rock and roll. Not only does she deliver a powerhouse vocal performance, but she’s also an Entertainer at heart. She will have you grooving, moving and even laughing in the same song.
Chaz is also a seasoned studio professional and has provided background vocals on several independent and major label projects. Her first major-label project was Curb Records LeAnn Rimes “Sittin On Top of the World.” Only a few years later, she and her sister Kessie would release their self- titled debut project on Universal/Republic Records – the Marie Sisters and gain a Billboard Top 40 Country hit with their single “Real Bad Mood.”
Come out to Carla’s local live performances to enjoy her beautiful piano melodies!
Frisco, TX based 4-piece band playing R&R spanning six decades–from the Eagles, CCR and Tom Petty, to Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters and Black Keys.
- Patrick Casey (Guitar, vocals)
- Art Corcoran (Bass)
- Leo Fox (Drums)
- Keith Shipman (Guitar, vocals)
Dallas/Fort Worth-based songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Chet Stevens has been involved in music for nearly two decades. With the formation of a new band, Chet knew he was ready for the next step. In February 2016, Chet began recording the follow up to 2013’s “Destiny” with a new focus on “creating music that people can connect with and hold on to that radiates positivity, love, and hope”.
- Chet Stevens – Guitar/Lead Vocals
- Canyon Kafer – Bass
- Chris Hill – Drums
- Drew Harakal – Keys
Formed in 1967 in the band’s namesake city, Chicago is one of the longest-running and best-selling groups of all time. It’s the first American band to ever chart albums in Billboard’s Pop Top 40 in six consecutive decades, the highest charting American band in Billboard’s Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists and the #4 band on Billboard’s All-Time Top Bands and Duos list.
Chicago was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, and Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame in 2014.
Coltin Ayres is an Americana singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas.
This dedicated tribute to Mötley Crüe is extremely talented and knows how to put on an unforgettable Rock & Roll performance.
Calling For Eden is an eight member modern Rock’n’Roll band with a bluesy punch of funk.
- KC King- Guitar/Vocals
- Zach Braidwood- Bass/ Vocals
- Topher Wojan- Drums/Vocals
- Cliffo MacGreen- Keys
- Chuck ‘Bones’ Mallory- Trombone, Saxaphone
- Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Williams- Trumpet, Bongos, Flute
- Chris ‘Ducky’ Matthews- Trumpet/Trombone, AV & IT
- JT – Harmonica
Enjoy a performance from DFW’s best Cheap Trick tribute band!
- Courtney Haines (Robin)
- Theron Andrews (Rick)
- Bob Baldwin (Tommy)
- Justin Krause (Bun E.)
Tribute to Grand Funk Railroad
- Rockett Crawford- Mark Farner
- Chadwick Stiles – Mel Schacher
- David Porter – Don Brewer
A Costa Rican musician and yoga teacher blending his passions together to create soulful Latin music with guitar, vocals, percussion and a loop station.
Carlos is from San Jose, Costa Rica. Drawn to music at a young age, he began studying various instruments during his childhood including organ (Bansbach Music School), piano, & guitar (Instituto Superior de Guitarra).
He left San Jose in 2008 to direct an art teaching program in the Caribbean of Costa Rica. Escuela de Artes de Puerto Viejo was a great success, with 125 students winning the province representation twice at the National Student Art Festival. At the same time, Carlos was a guitarist of the late artist Michael Livingston’s reggae band, opening shows for artists like Julian Marley & Collie Buddz.
After teaching for four years, he decided to focus on his solo music career, playing in venues and hotels all around Costa Rica and Panama (Bocas del Toro).
Having played for various audiences his entire life, Carlos is seasoned in performing different styles of music from reggae in the bars of San Jose to bossa nova at Nayara Hotel (ranked second best spa hotel in the world), making his unique repertoire wide enough to satisfy any venue’s identity.
Carlos is currently living & playing music in Fort Worth, Texas. With a burning desire to grow & evolve as a musician, he intends to expand his horizons by playing in other cities throughout the country.
This band exists to honor the musical genius, singer/songwriter, and all-around great musician, Chris Cornell.
Former Singer of 121North, founder of the band Jettison Crown and lead singer at Cowboys Red River.
Crüed & Tattooed are as real as a tribute band can be; paying homage to Mötley Crüe the way it should be done. Exciting, energetic & authentic.
A tribute to one of the most iconic classic rock bands – FOREIGNER!
With the fuel of both Southern rock and country music influences pumping through his veins, it’s no surprise that Sea Gayle Music’s CJ Solar is a natural at fusing the two worlds. Combine that with Delta blues, compliments of a childhood spent in Cajun country, and you’ve got one badass up-and-comer, with the pure musical talent and vocal chops to back him up.
Dallas’ own Chuck Ligon, takes the stage to cover country classics.
Rooted in triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling, and cosmic country twang, Cordovas create their own version of American roots-rock with That Santa Fe Channel.
Colleen Francis is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina.
DFW country music artist.
Continental Divide Band plays classic rock of the 60’s – 80’s, classic country and new country, some blues & some pop!
Singer and music producer from the heart of Texas.
Cherry Bomb is Texas’s premiere Joan Jett tribute AND the quintessential rock cover band!
Cheers for Tears are a Tears for Fears tribute band from Dallas, Texas. They bring energy, emotion and fun to every show! The band plays all the hits but also plays the tunes that are favored by true connoisseurs of Tears for Fears’ entire catalog, from the 80s to today!
The Chicago Tribute Authority of Texas have been playing the music scene since 2009. With electrifying horns, rock solid rhythm section and exciting stage performance and vocals, they strive to recreate the sounds that everyone knows and loves, Chicago.