2008 OFFICIAL STATE MUSICIAN OF TEXAS
Some people enter a room and blend right in. Not Shelley King. She sweeps in, carrying herself with the strength and assurance of a woman who knows how to step up and get it done, whether “it” is leading her band, running her own record label or co-producing her own CD's.
If there’s a little swagger to her strut, she’s earned it. Since quitting a sales job to pursue music full time in 1998, the singer-songwriter has served as the first female Texas state musician, performed with Levon Helm, toured the United States, Europe and Japan and cut two albums with members of the Subdudes.
She’s also the author of a song recorded by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra; they duetted on “Texas Blue Moon” after Hazlewood heard King’s version on the radio while driving through the state. That might chalk up as a lucky break, but it’s King’s talent and tenacity that make such breaks happen.
We’re talking, after all, about a woman who loves the Subdudes’ music so much, she started pursuing opening slots on their tours so she could catch their shows. It makes perfect sense that King would be attracted to that New Orleans-born band; her own soul-filled, earthy Americana sound is rooted in southern gospel and blues, dampened by the Gulf-borne humidity of Louisiana, nourished by the river loam of Muscle Shoals, then cleansed by the hot springs of her native Arkansas, with a little Texas country bubbling underneath.
We could write something more to tell you about Shelley but if you'll click here you'll see what reviewers have to say about her
Opener is D.C.Bloom! Here's some of his music!
"D.C. BLOOM'S SONGS HAVE AN INTELLIGENT CUTTING EDGE, FROM OUTRAGEOUSLY CLEVER TO POIGNANTLY THOUGHT PROVOKING. HE'S A GREAT ENTERTAINER AND A RECOMMENDED LISTEN." ... Lloyd Maines
$12 ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION, $15 AT THE DOOR, $20 RESERVED
THIS CONCERT SPONSORED BY:
Concert starts at 7:30 PM
This concert is presented with the assistance of the
Texas Touring Artists
program of the
Texas Commission on the Arts
The Bowery Stage is an intimate 100 seat listening room and musicians tell us that the acoustics provide some of the best sounds they've experienced. We usually have two 45 minute sets with an intermission that provides an opportunity to meet and visit with the performer(s). Doors open at 7:00 and music starts at 7:30. Our usual ticket prices are: General admission tickets at the door $15. Advance tickets - available here and at Winnsboro Emporium - $20 Reserved and $12 General Admission. Reserved seats have a small bistro table for two. You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and we'll supply the glasses and uncorking for a small donation. Small cheese/fruit plates and other refreshments are available.