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From August 5, 2022 to September 23, 2022, every Friday from 7-10 pm, in the shadow of the historic Point Isabel Lighthouse on the lower Laguna Madre Bay, Hopper Haus will feature weekly special guests from across the songwriter landscapes of Texas and Oklahoma, in a songswap format with MAA. Eight straight solid Friday nights of some of the top talent the TX Country/Americana songwriter scene has to offer, that you'd otherwise have to travel hundreds of miles to hear, over many different trips, all imported for our friends to enjoy right here in southernmost tip of Texas' Gulf Coast!
2017 CMA of Texas Female Vocalist of the Year, 2010 & 2012 Entertainer of the Year Texas Music Award. "Pauline Reese is one of my all-time favorites, from Texas or anywhere, and one of the most powerful vocalists on our scene. She's the consummate entertainer, and my friend." MAA
Born on a Fort Worth Stockyards stage, while broadcasting live, Robby White, Jeff Hopson, MAA, and the late Ronny Spears had so much fun performing their own songs together, they decided to keep it going. This overdue reunion will feature Danielle White, one half of The Whites of Texas. (it's Hopson's birthday, too!)
Mike Stanley, and Mike Valliere (of Copper Chief) have put their collective heads and hearts together for the 2Fast 2Tourious traveling songswap show, and put on one of the best shows in that format you'll see. "I love both Mikes; Stanley has been one of my favorite writers for a while, and I'm one of Valliere's 'oldest' fans, on a couple of different levels!" MAA
Dualtone recording artist, Nashville Star runner-up, Grammy recognized contributing writer, TMA Entertainer of the Year, and internationally touring country singer, we'll let 13-time Grammy winner Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel, sum up JAM - "John Arthur Martinez is one of the great Texas singer-songwriters. Having seen him perform as a solo artist and with his band, it’s evident that this guy is the real thing.” Indeed. Don't miss this one!
Andi Holleman is one of the hardest working singer songwriters in the songwriting rich environs of the Texas Hill Country. Whether wowing crowds with her quartet The Billie Jeans, or holding court as a solo artist at her home base, the Phoenix Saloon, or any number of river area stages, she has established herself in just the last couple of years as an artist meriting our undivided attention, and has just released her first single, "Love Was Spoken Here," to excellent reviews.
A founding member of Capitol Records artists Mason Dixon, the 2013 Songwriter Serenade winner, 2014 Kerrville New Folk winner, and 2015 Wildflower Arts People's Choice, the list of Frank Martin Gilligan's accolades is as long as the list of great titles he's written. We're thrilled to be bringing a masterful writer and iconic country performer to the Lighthouse Music Series.
Underground icon? Prolific co-conspirator? Rock Star? Austin Gilliam is all those things. A fixture on the Texas music scene as a guitarist, a vocalist, and a writer, Austin continues to make his mark wherever he plugs in. "I've said this to Austin for so many years that he's probably tired of it, but it's unfair that he's that damn talented as a guitarist, songwriter, and a vocalist - like freaking pick one, dude! But does he do anything about it? Nope, he's still unfairly awesome!" MAA
Brad Good is as Oklahoma as college football (OSU alum), and Red Dirt Music, for which he was present during the early years of that scene and its artist's rise to prominence. "Brad and I have fought and cussed each other, written songs together, and performed together, and he's my brother. I'm so happy he's a part of this series!" MAA