On Sunday, I attended the 3rd Annual Ridin’ For A Reason held at Adam Smith’s Harley Davidson benefiting Spokes 4 Hope.
Spokes 4 Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing bicycles for children from abusive homes. The event included an optional motorcycle rally from Cabela’s in Fort Worth to Adam Smith’s Harley Davidson, followed by a concert headlined by Stoney LaRue.
Prior to Stoney LaRue’s arrival, an acoustic show was held. Thereafter, Stoney LaRue came on stage and played. Brandon Jenkins even performed a couple songs with him. There was also food, beverages and a silent auction held to help raise money for the kids.
The weather was beautiful, great entertainment and a wonderful opportunity to help raise money and awareness for these two organizations. For more information, please visit the websites below:
Spokes 4 Hope
Ridin’ For A Reason
October is one hectic month! It seems like I can’t keep up! There’s been so much going on, earlier this month I went to Austin to visit some friends and then they came up to Fort Worth to visit yours truly! There’s so much to write about our visits so I’ll start off with the music!
Ranch Bash is an annual Texas Country music festival held in Fort Worth by 95.9 The Ranch FM radio station. It gathers together some of the finest Texas Country musicians for a day of fresh air, good music, great people and incredible performances. This year for the ten year anniversary, they didn’t disappoint. Did I mention tickets were only $10?! Can’t get much better!
Here’s a quick recap!
We arrived just as The Trisha’s were coming onto stage. Found ourselves a place to park out chairs and just relaxed!
Here are a few photos:
Quaker City Nighthawks
My favorite! – Dirty River Boys!
And headlining – Hayes Carll! We were able to make it first row and it’s a good thing. By this point it was CHILLY! I think this was the only place to keep warm!
Who are some of your favorite Texas Country musicians?
Nothing compares to the music scene in Texas. To say that I love it, is an understatement. Singers, songwriters, musicians alike, mix together like one big family (many are actually family). Some of the best nights can be found sitting around with good friends (or even solo) enjoying the company of the folks on stage and listening to them talk about what inspired a certain tune. It doesn’t always have to be dancehalls and honkytonks, sometimes, a small venue is where it’s at. Case in point – Sunday evening at Magnolia Motor Lounge in Ft. Worth.
Saturday afternoon, I received an email stating William Clark Green had just announced a show at Magnolia Motor Lounge in Ft. Worth for Sunday. Honestly, I don’t usually go out on Sunday nights but I’m loving his music right now and thought what the heck (staying out late always sounds good until the next morning, right?). Sunday evening came, I met up with a friend (really thinking I was only going to stay until 10 so I could get some sleep) and we were ready to see WCG. What we got in return was an unbelievable show.
Walt Wilkins, Tommy Alverson, Owen Temple, William Clark Green
Honestly, I’m surprised the place wasn’t packed to the brim. To the folks that weren’t there, you really missed out. Each artist took a turn telling a story about an experience and then played a tune. To see, listen and be there in the moment with them on stage was phenomenal. It ended with Walt Wilkins “Poetry”, the perfect way to end the evening. It’s definitely an experience that goes down in my top 10!
If you have time to check out these guys or swing by one of their shows, don’t pass it up! If you have seen them, you probably have a good idea what I’m talking about.
Support the Texas music scene, there’s absolutely nothing like it!