The music at Friday’s Brazos Nights concert gets rootsy, but essentially American and Texan with a lineup featuring Austin blues-honky-tonker Charley Crockett, Fort Worth rock-and-rollers Quaker City Night Hawks and Houston native/Waco transplant Thomas Csorba.
John Schneider has plenty of hats to wear these days and not just ones that the singer and actor has found at Waco’s Standard Hat Works during visits here.
Texas country singer-songwriter Deryl Dodd won’t need directions to the Melody Ranch when he and his band come for their show Saturday night: It’s the place that got him started as a country performer back in the 1990s when he was a Baylor University student.
Waco country music fans can hear classic songs from Texas country veterans Johnny Bush and Johnny Rodriguez with the two performers returning to Waco in separate shows this weekend.
Texas country star and Waco native Wade Bowen planned to make last year’s 20th MusicFest memorable, but he didn’t expect it would be in the way it turned out.
Once again the river of the RiverSounds music series at McLennan Community College has the last say.
Jacob Green and his wife Katie Selman moved to Waco from Brooklyn, New York, two years ago and fell in love with the city’s comfortable scale, friendly people and natural beauty.
Central Texas’ Ted Nugent fans have a home field advantage when it comes to Uncle Ted’s summer tours: The veteran rock guitarist often warms up with a local May show.
Tayla Lynn knows her show Thursday night at the Waco Hippodrome carries the Memaw seal of approval.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary year of the Music Association of Central Texas, the organization plans to throw a street party Sunday with members providing the music.
After years of performing with dozens of Waco musicians, jazz pianist Dave Wild brings in a collaborator close to home Monday night: his bass-playing brother Ken.
Saturday’s Pints in the Park at Brazos Park East features Texas barbecue, Texas craft beer and — Texas bluegrass?
Concert lineups and their locations often provide a rough approximation of a performer’s success or status: Opening act, middle act or headliner? Small club or arena?
Country singer Gene Watson released his second gospel album, “My Gospel Roots,” last year in part as a tribute to the parents who brought him up in the music-rich environment of a hymn-singing church. He didn’t realize it would provide renewed attention to his long-running career.
Singer-songwriter Bart Crow and his band return to town for a Fight For Five benefit this Friday at Karem Shrine, but the Austin musician doesn’t plan on anything different than giving his best.
Community support has played a key role in the support of the Youth Chorus of Central Texas and the group’s spring concert on Sunday, “Be The Change You Want To Be,” will acknowledge those groups that work with the community.
Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis will perform next fall with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, but Waco jazz fans may hear a new side to him: his classical side.
When it comes to replicating a band’s music and vibe at a concert, it seems that Jimmy Buffett and his mellow, beach party vibe might prove a challenge away from the shore.
It’s telling that veteran hard rockers Jackyl list a chainsaw as one of the musical instruments that members play and equally telling that the band has a Guinness Book of World Records achievement for number of shows in 24 hours (21) listed as one of the band’s achievements.
Texas country singer-songwriter Josh Ward says he and his band won’t be doing anything different when they come back to the Melody Ranch on Saturday night even though its large dance floor draws a crowd more likely to move to the music.
Under the right hands, the Hammond B-3 electric organ can be a potent, versatile musical instrument and rhythm-and-blues star Booker T. Jones made it his.
The Central Texas Choral Society adds another masterwork to its performance resume on Tuesday when its singers, with help from Midway High School student musicians, performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem.
Thursday’s season-closing Waco Symphony Orchestra concert features multiple guest talents in addition to the orchestra’s inherent instrumental skill.
If you’re going to name your band the Fabulous Superlatives, they’d better be good, and country veteran Marty Stuart has no problems with his backing musicians living up to that name. Nor does he have a problem if fans remember band leader and band all together.
The Quebe Sisters — Grace, Sophia and Hulda — have made a career out of distinctive sounds. Like two-part close country harmonies? They’ve got a three-part sisterly blend. Have a craving for Texas fiddling? They provide it in triple measure. Western swing and classic country in your mental jukebox? The Quebes (KWAY-bees) do all of that and more, creating what they brand “progressive western swing.”
The future down a path of music rarely goes straight and the Waco Americana-folk-jazz band Medicine Man can offer a few examples.
Swedish pianist Helge Antoni explored musical passion and emotion in his concert program “Romantissima” when he visited Baylor University and Waco two years ago.
Consider this week the concert version of a tone cluster in music, where notes are tightly packed within a more standard interval. In this case, five nationally known musicians perform in Waco on three nights within one week.
Saturday’s Waco Symphony Orchestra offers symphony players the opportunity to take the spotlight normally held by guest artists with a program highlighting the symphony’s major sections.
Eric Lindberg has heard the labels of Jewish bluegrass, even Jewgrass, tagged to what he and his wife Doni Zasloff perform as Nefesh Mountain and he shrugs them off.
After more than three decades of performing with a band in front of sold-out auditoriums and packed churches, Steven Curtis Chapman put himself in unfamiliar territory a few years ago: alone onstage with only his guitar and a deep catalog of songs.
Editor's note: Due to illness, this concert has been canceled.
The Waco Jazz Orchestra plays tribute to the music of pops composer Henry Mancini in its “That Mancini Magic!” concert on Saturday, a show that’s as much about a musical serendipity as magic.
Pluck and independence are threads running through country music, which is why veteran singer-songwriter Jo Dee Messina has made country her career home.
When Waco’s Tea Aguilar gets onstage or in front of an audience, there’s no telling what comes next. It may be music from his guitar; environmental sounds looped into rock, blues or electronically altered music; a beat machine; beat boxing; or even live painting.
The new in new classical music isn’t limited to the sound of a piece or its instrumentation, but sometimes how it’s presented.
After taping, recording and producing musicians across the state for decades, Waco musician Chris Ermoian is finding its time for his own band.
Friday’s Common Grounds concert with Gungor, The Brilliance and solo artist Propaganda carries the tag “The End of the World Tour,” but it’s more the band Gungor bidding adieu rather than any earthly realm.
The last year or so has found Texas country singer-songwriter Casey Donahew with plenty to fill his time. He and his band play sold-out concerts across the state and nation. More than a half million fans follow him on his social media accounts and his music has logged some 70 million streams on Spotify and Apple.
Country star Wynonna Judd, who goes by her first name, brings her Big Noise Band to Waco on Saturday, part of a national tour that has her on the road through May.
Texas country singer-songwriter Tracy Byrd brings his 25th anniversary tour to Waco with a Friday night performance at the Waco Hippodrome.
Saturday’s Texas country concert at the Extraco Events Center carries the title WACO 100 Texas Music Blowout, but for its opening act, it’s more like a Waco homecoming.
Country star Travis Tritt, whose rock-edged country sound and soulful vocals made him one of country music’s hottest performers in the 1990s, comes back to Waco for a Saturday solo acoustic show at the Waco Hippodrome.
It is still largely the same old factors that shape who comes to town to perform: the cost of touring acts, fickle weather and Waco audiences.
Those impressed with the Waco Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 at last month’s WSO concert can get more of the same Friday night at the Baylor President’s Concert.
Christian music icon Bill Gaither chuckles at a question about continuing to write new songs in a career that stretches some five decades with songs that have become permanent additions to many Christians’ hymnody.
Two rock-flavored bands out to expand their fan bases play shows on consecutive nights this week at Common Grounds coffeehouse.
Vocal harmonies and strong melodies may turn the Waco Hippodrome into a time-traveling country machine Friday night when veteran band Restless Heart returns.
Percussionist Robert Dillon admits he and his colleagues have to think carefully about the relationship between programming and packing for a concert tour. The former involves what pieces bring the effect they want, the latter about the instruments needed to achieve that. Marimba? Snare drums? Wooden blocks? Tuned bells?
Jazz pianist Beegie Adair remembers listening to all types of music on the radio while growing up in a small Kentucky town: pop, country, swing, western swing and more. Decades later, she’s finding that same musical openness in her younger audiences, some of whom are hearing with fresh ears the Great American Songbook standards that’s at the heart of her jazz.
The band makes its first appearance at the Waco Hippodrome on Thursday, a small bit of history for a band that hasn’t stopped writing it, even as members keep changing.
Austin-area singer-songwriter Austin Meade doesn’t quite fit the stereotype of a Texas country performer with his long hair, half-arm of tattoos and an affinity for loud rock guitars, but that’s because stereotypes can mislead.
Once both Baylor University and McLennan Community College get into their spring semesters, the concert scene starts to become busy with potential audiences now in town.
A 24-hour period early last month sums up a lot of why the Oak Ridge Boys have proven so popular over the decades.