Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Dec 3 - 9:57am
The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra has produced a long line of men and women who went on to distinguished careers as professional musicians.
An international tour is a significant part of the youth orchestra experience. The 2014 tour to Italy featured a concert in the Tuscan city of Lucca. Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.
Without the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, John...
Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Oct 27 - 4:17pm
Pat Green is in good company with his latest tune. The Texan released a new single, Girls From Texas, with Houston native Lyle Lovett joining him on the mid-tempo song.
| by Jessy Diamba | Girls From Texas is presumably from an upcoming new album. Green’s last studio record, What I’m For, was released in 2011, but he also released Songs We Wish We’d Written, a collection of some of his favorite hits, in 2012.
While the singer hasn’t...
Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Oct 27 - 3:16pm
Luke Wade and Reagan James from the Metroplex are both competing to be the winner of NBC’s The Voice.
From Burleson, Reagan James had both Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani spinning their chairs in the first seconds of her blind audition.
James chose Blake Shelton as her coach after he...
Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Sep 24 - 10:26am
Betty Lynn Buckley and T Bone Burnett were both 19 years old and living in Fort Worth when they began making music together. Buckley is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies, often referred to as “The Voice of Broadway.” Burnett is renowned for his brilliant...
Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2014 Apr 28 - 3:18pm
The Fort Worth Music Festival returns to the Panther Island Pavilion this month for its fourth year under its new moniker.
Ray Wylie Hubbard will take the stage at this year's festival.
Underscoring the depth and variety of Fort Worth’s musical traditions, the two-day, two-stage event (formerly Jazz by the Boulevard) showcases 18 bands across several genres,...
Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Feb 18 - 11:36am
Arlington-based group Pentatonix takes over the music scene with their innovative twist on pop and electronic music.
Your unique style of infusing a capella with popular music blows me away. Why a capella?
It started out as a hobby. We started as an a capella trio when we were young. Then we put our stuff on YouTube. What we have is very special and not many people can do this a capella thing. We’ve...
Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Jan 23 - 2:51pm
We sat down with Pentatonix’s Scott Hoying and got the lowdown on the band and the album.
Arlington-based group Pentatonix takes over the music scene with their innovative twist on pop and electronic music. Not able to hide by synthesizers (the nature of a capella), this group relied on their raw voices to carry them to the top of the Billboard charts. Creating their own arrangements...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 2 - 4:53pm
Brandon Chase may not be a household name...yet.
by Courtney Dabney | The singer/songwriter found his passion for music at age 14. Now, just five years later, he landed an audition on season five of The Voice. His vocal of Wanted got two judges to turn their chairs his way, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton. Chase was rewarded with a spot on Shelton...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Sep 26 - 10:30am
Whiskey Folk lead singer, Tyler Rougex, discusses new members, new sounds and a new studio.
I know you have gone through several bassists; how did you find your current low end? Jack, our current bassist, was actually like a Whiskey Folk Ramblers fan. He would come to our shows and hang out with us, and we got to know him – we all got along and we became good friends. Well, we found...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Aug 28 - 12:38pm
We sat down with the members of Green Light Pistol to discuss family, writing and varied inspiration.
Can you tell me the pros and cons of working with such a large group? Chad: This band is really made for each other. In a lot of bands, you can have three people, and that can be too many because of the egos. We police ourselves individually, and everyone is their own boss. So when we bring...