#MusicMonday: Jarrod Dickenson, Singer, Songwriter, Performer

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on July 13, 2020. Known for his soulful vocals and ability to blend a variety of instruments and influences into one signature sound, Jarrod Dickenson is a Texas musician with international appeal. As a late bloomer to music, Dickenson considers himself a “mostly self-taught guitarist.” He fine-tunedContinue reading “#MusicMonday: Jarrod Dickenson, Singer, Songwriter, Performer”

#MusicMonday: Jon Wolfe’s Oklahoma Roots, Texas Style

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on June 22, 2020. Jon Wolfe traded in his professional weekday attire for a pair of cowboy boots, a cowboy hat and a steel-string guitar. Growing up among the mountain ranges of Oklahoma, Wolfe was born with a passion for country music. Yet, his musical aspirations wereContinue reading “#MusicMonday: Jon Wolfe’s Oklahoma Roots, Texas Style”

#TXVoices: Sue Foley, Blues Musician

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on January 22, 2020. “When I meet another great player, it doesn’t matter whether they’re black, brown, yellow, male, female, or whatever—music is about transcending all that anyhow,” says Sue Foley. The Canadian grew up mesmerized by her father’s guitar and, although her brothers preferred the ferociousContinue reading “#TXVoices: Sue Foley, Blues Musician”

#MusicMonday: Southern Avenue Brings R&B to Texas

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on October 28, 2019. Southern Avenue fuses gospel R&B with gritty rock undertones to create a musical style all its own. Guitarist Ori Naftaly had a deep-rooted passion for American soul, blues and funk music despite growing up in his native country of Israel. Naftaly had builtContinue reading “#MusicMonday: Southern Avenue Brings R&B to Texas”

Texas Essentials: Musician Christine Albert, Swan Songs Founder

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on October 15, 2020. Swan Songs gives the gift of music to terminally ill Texans as a final farewell before transitioning. Austin-based musician Christine Albert has made a living  for more than four decades as a singer and songwriter, but it’s her philanthropic work with Swan Songs thatContinue reading “Texas Essentials: Musician Christine Albert, Swan Songs Founder”

#MusicMonday: Deadmau5’s Cubev3 Tour

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on October 7, 2019. DJ Deadmau5 is bringing his signature dance-floor-friendly sound and dynamic visuals to life for music lovers everywhere with a one-night festival of electronic dance music. Six-time Grammy nominee deadmau5, pronounced “dead mouse,” is easily one of the most well-known and well-respectedelectronic music DJsContinue reading “#MusicMonday: Deadmau5’s Cubev3 Tour”

Five Minutes With Caroline Kraddick: Singer, Kidd’s Kids Chief Happiness Officer

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on October 3, 2019. Caroline Kraddick’s love of music and heart for philanthropy help keep her father’s legacy alive. As the daughter of Dallas-based radio DJ Kidd Kraddick and named after Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Kraddick grew up surrounded by music. When she decided to pursue herContinue reading “Five Minutes With Caroline Kraddick: Singer, Kidd’s Kids Chief Happiness Officer”

The Quebe Sisters Bring Their Latest Sound to Austin’s Stateside at the Paramount

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on October 2, 2019. The Quebe Sisters bring innovation to classic Western swing while maintaining their 1940s-era big band sound. For more than 15 years, The Quebe Sisters (rhymes with maybe) have been entertaining audiences with their one-of-a-kind style of Western swing music and they have noContinue reading “The Quebe Sisters Bring Their Latest Sound to Austin’s Stateside at the Paramount”

Five Minutes With Jenna Paulette: New West Cowgirl, Country Musician

This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on September 23, 2019. Texas-born Jenna Paulette is blazing a country music trail with her distinctly “New West” style grounded in unequivocal Texas roots. Paulette grew up in the Dallas area working alongside her grandfather on the family’s cattle farm. As one of four kids, her parents workedContinue reading “Five Minutes With Jenna Paulette: New West Cowgirl, Country Musician”