Tommy Alverson, Rob Redwine

Tommy Alverson

Rob Redwine

Friday · May 19th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10.00 - $12.00

Tommy Alverson
Tommy Alverson
Arlington's Tommy Alverson should be the permanent face of the independent Texas country music movement. He embodies all the hallmarks of the sound, and the mind-set. Alverson is Lone Star proud. He's artistically beholden to nobody but himself. He loves Americana music, that decidedly Texas blend of country, swing, Tex-Mex, Southern rock, folk and blues. He writes songs, but also has no qualms about recording good material from somebody else's pen. He's made a living playing music his way.

Alverson's new CD, Texas One More Time, encapsulates his creative mantra in 14 songs. He covers expansive territory. You get a classic Texas country anthem ("Texas One More Time"), a honky-tonk corker ("Broken Hearted People"), a swinging country ballad ("Don't Mind If I Do"), a Western swing number ("It's Hard to Say for Sure"), a bluesy rave-up ("Sweet Love"), a Tex-Mex nugget ("Move to Texas") and a humorous ditty ("Willie's Place").

Texas One More Time is Alverson's ninth disc in a career that has been incredibly steady. He's carved a livelihood playing and recording the music he cherishes in the state he calls home. That's the epitome of successful. He doesn't need anything else.

Alverson's been making music with a Lone Star state of mind – and sound – for decades, yet his popularity is still growing. When he won the 2007 Best Country and Western Music Award from Fort Worth Weekly, the paper declared, "If there is such a thing as Cowtown country music's elder statesman, he's it."
Though Alverson has stood on Texas' honky-tonk and dance hall stages since way before he could be called an elder statesman of anything, the first time radio really paid attention was with the Jimmy Buffett-ish "Una Mas Cerveza," a song on 1999's, Lloyd Maines-produced Me on the Jukebox. Ironically, that one allowed him to quit his 30-year gig with Miller Brewing Co. so he could hit the road and sing his songs. FW Weekly

Tommy Alverson fiercely hews to the time-honored Texas country music tradition—a little swing, a little twang, a lot of heart. He's a mentor, producer, festival promoter, songwriter and singer who takes responsibility for keeping boot marks on the honky-tonk hardwood floor.
Rob Redwine
Rob Redwine
"A winner is just a loser who didn't know when to quit"... a phrase that is written on a wall, in a club in Nashville Tennessee, where Rob was playing one night recently. A phrase that should be his own personal theme song. Considering he's written so many great songs about losers, and being unlucky, and golden boys, and those who seem to land on their feet. He likes to refer to himself as an underdog. And after hearing his story, you would believe it too.
With over 140 songs written, 4 albums recorded, 1 book published, a song that will soon be featured in a major movie, and countless co-writes, you would think that he is far from anything resembling an underdog. Yet he still flys directly under the radar screen of every media source in his hometown. Sure he is extremely popular in other countries and states, yet you almost hear very little about him in and around the metroplex where he lives.
Being a successful songwriter for over 12 years is not an easy task for anyone. Continuing to write new, fresh material, that pushes the envelope each and every time is an even more daunting task. Blend all of that with health scares that would have made the strongest of men weep, and you come up with a cocktail of one of the most fascinating songwriters that has ever come out of Fort Worth, Texas.
He is the founder/front man of the Americana/southern rock band Redwine and Roses. He is also one of the most moving songwriters and solo artists out there. If there ever was a storyteller through song, it's him.
Venue Information:
Lola's Trailer Park
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
http://www.lolassaloon.com/