Sat, Jan 18|
Texas Heart Strings
Scott Sean White, Alex Coba, Marian Brackney House Concert
Folks, three fantastic performers for you to enjoy! Get your tickets now.
Time & Location
Jan 18, 2020, 6:00 PM
Texas Heart Strings, 3910 Oakwood Dr N, Pearland, TX, USA
About The Event
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Doors will open at 6pm, with music starting at 7pm. We ask that everyone bring a food item to share. This makes it fun as you will have sooooo many choices on what to eat. Our event is BYOB, however, we do supply ice, tea, soda's and water. No need to bring a seat as we will have plenty for our limited audience. Proceeds from this concert will go to Harley's Angels for breast cancer research.
Info about the artists:
Scott Sean White is a songwriter living in Poetry, Texas, who splits his time between the Texas and Nashville songwriting communities. A staff writer with Steve Bloch in Nashville, he has been been making the 1300+ mile roundtrip commute to Nashville once or twice a month for 15 years now. Gary Chapman recorded three of Scott’s songs on his last record in 2015. Scott won the BW Stevenson Songwriting Contest at Poor David’s Pub in 2011, the Rusty Wier Singer/Songwriter Contest at Love & War in Texas in 2014, placed 2nd in the Songwriter Serenade in Texas in 2019, was also one of the 32 New Folk Finalists in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in 2019. Before diving completely into country music songwriting-wise in 2005, he wrote and produced hip-hop and R&B for almost 20 years in the Dallas area. He had some of those songs - that he co-wrote and/or produced - placed in movies like TWO FOR THE MONEY with Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey, THE HOT CHICK with Rob Schneider and various TV shows and movies on ABC, NBC, CBS, FX, A&E and more. But make no mistake - his heart is in writing country songs. He grew up in the sticks in a very dysfunctional home in Kerrville, Texas, so he has always had stories to tell. When he reached his mid-thirties, he wanted to start to tell those stories - and hip/hop and R&B didn't really provide the right avenue :-) So he started his road into Nashville and country music in 2005 and by 2007 he was signed by Liz Morin at Encore Entertainment. He would probably list his songwriting influences/idols as people like Tony Lane, Tom Douglas, Bobby Pinson, Walt Wilkins, and Travis Meadows… but the list would be somewhat endless as he just loves good songs in general no matter the genre. Folks like Shane McAnally (and crew) and Luke Laird (and crew) are also near the top of the list of writers/producers he keeps an eye and ear on for the craft. As for his personal life - he has been married to the strongest, hardest working woman he has ever known for 29 years and they have two amazing daughters so his family and faith show up often in his lyrics and stories.
Alex Coba, After spending a weekend at a songwriting retreat hosted in Red River, New Mexico with all aforementioned writers, Coba met his turning point, and he knew exactly where he needed to be with his craft. “I finally found – to me – what feels comfortable, right and honest. What doesn’t feel like over-reaching into someone I am not meant to be,” he explains. The focus on songwriting, traced from those James Taylor cassettes to modern Texas greats like Wilkins, is the natural landing place after all of Coba’s wanderings, both geographic and musical.“It’s like a lightbulb went off. I can write honest, Americana-folk-country songs. I lived that. I’m not making it up, because I saw it. I drove the tractors, played with my cousins in muddy cotton and watermelon fields while my grandpa was working and watched the crop dusters fly over while we played on the levy.”Coba realized the stories come easily when a writer starts looking inward instead of “out there” for inspiration. “The inspiration is deep in my family and our traditions. I have about 50 cousins, we all talk and are involved in each other’s lives. There are so many stories there, so many experiences, heartbreak, loss, joys. I was looking for something that’s been here all along.” Coba honors the responsibility to tell his story through his family, and he feels the Americana songwriter genre is the perfect home for his style. The integrity of the song is in the craft and the delivery, and Coba is following in the footsteps of his mentors.Coba is trying to savor every milestone while he releases his first album. With markers of success that will undoubtedly change in scale as his career grows, Coba’s grounded approach to music and life will ensure he savors every single one.
Marian Brackney will be accompanying both artists with her masterful skills on the violin/fiddle. She is amazing and complements both artists so well. She is also fun to watch as she compliments the songs of these other artists. The
Starlight Symphony is extremely pleased to welcome Marian Brackney to the role of concertmaster for the 2019-2020 concert season. A concertmaster is the first chair violinist in an orchestra. More importantly, a concertmaster is a leader and a teacher to the rest of the orchestra. They are also responsible for tuning the orchestra prior to a concert as well as the solo violin pieces. When the board members of the Starlight Symphony Orchestra were tasked with selecting a new concertmaster, it was important to pick a musician who was passionate about the mission of the orchestra. We are extremely pleased to welcome Marian Brackney to the role of concertmaster for the 2019-2020 concert season. Marian is a full-time working violinist, studio musician and private violin/viola teacher. She began her musical training at the age of seven when she studied under the world renowned Violeta Smailovic-Huart and under Dr. Alan Asher at Texas Woman’s University. When she’s not playing with the Starlight Symphony you can hear her on stage with singer songwriters throughout the Hill Country, the state of Texas and beyond. She has played on over 100 albums and on stage with-Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros, Susan Gibson, Brandon Rhyder, Jason Eady, Kevin Welch, Pat Green, Michael Hearne, Shake Russell, Tommy Alverson and many more.
So, as you can see, it should be a great night of music, food, and helping a great cause.
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