Variety of Artists Kick of Spring Semester at Grand Stafford Theater

To celebrate the start of the spring semester, Grand Stafford Theater is to proud to present four nights of music that will feature talented artists from many different genres and musical backgrounds. Whether you like Americana, pop punk, bluegrass, or Christian hip-hop, one of these shows is sure to be right up your alley.

Rob Baird with Erick Willis
Rob Baird is a Memphis-born musician who captivated Texas’ live-circuit music scene in 2012 with his ruggedly natural sound and earnest singer-songwriter performances. He quickly built himself a dedicated fan base that has stood the test of time. After the success of his first album, Baird stepped down from the Texas music scene to spend time cultivating his newest, most eclectic and crisp collection of songs thus far with “Wrong Side of The River”.

Erick Willis will be complementing Baird’s sound with his soulful melodies and smooth rock along with Texas inspired lyrics. Come check out both of these talented artists on Thursday, January 21st at Grand Stafford Theater.

Slowlikefire with Above It All, With Bright Lights, and On To Omaha
Slowlikefire may have developed from now obsolete bands in the San Antonio music scene, but together they have been able to develop a sound and a live show that is something they have always dreamed of. With a goal of creating passionate, meaningful songs, Slowlikefire released their debut EP in August of 2013 that earned them well-deserved attention and radio time. After a heavy year of touring, Slowlikefire released their first full-length album in May 2015 titled, “City of Echoes.”

Above It All, a pop punk band from Dallas will be joining Slowlikefire. With Reece Clark and Josh Roa-Martinez on guitar and vocals, JoJo Campbell on drums, and Caleb Evans on bass, this young band is sure to put on a great show featuring fresh pop punk music.

On TO Omaha started as a few guys playing music in a bedroom and they haven’t stopped changing since. Based out of Orlando, On To Omaha is a three-piece band that consistently pushes the envelope of Hard Rock.

In an attempt to combine rock music with many sub genres through melodic rhythms and inspiring vocals, With Bright Lights will also be performing alongside our three other talented bands. Come check out all of these bands on Friday, January 22.

The Honey Dewdrops with Landon McGee
The Honey Dewdrops are a Bluegrass-Americana husband and wife duo, also known as Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. Their simplistic take on the beauty of songwriting is demonstrated through their genuine and honest performances. Although the road has been their family and biggest influence for the first three albums released, their fourth album “Tangled Country” was created, for the first time, all in one place. The duo said that this album is “a testament to the power of home” and provides a uniquely mesmerizing sound of dynamics and harmonies.

Landon McGee is Grand Stafford Theater’s very own musician in residence. His authentic sound reflects his sincerity and the love and respect he has for music. The creation of his new album, “Kite”, contains easy melodies and an Americana vibe that pairs perfectly with The Honey Dewdrops sincere sound. Come enjoy these two great groups on Saturday, January 23.

Beautiful Eulogy with Seeker and Servant
Beautiful Eulogy is a Portland, Oregon-based group made up of Braille, Odd Thomas, and Courtland Urbano. Their distinct sound is driven by a desire to create worship music that combines its members’ hip-hop roots while incorporating influences from electronic music, folk songs, and traditional hymns. The tracks are lyric-driven, but contain an equally deliberate musical backdrop.

Seeker and Servant strive to make worship music that comes from the heart. Their sole purpose is to proclaim the Gospel through their music; a goal well achieved with their newest album “You Alone Forever” which was released late in 2015. Join us on Sunday, January 24 to enjoy these two great bands.

Texas Music Pickers Presents Jake Worthington, Shotgun Rider, and Brad Gomez
Our friends at Texas Music Pickers are coming back on January 28, and they’re bringing a great group of artists, Jake Worthington, Shotgun Rider, and Brad Gomez. Jake Worthington is a traditional country artist from La Porte, Texas. In 2014, Jake Worthington was named runner-up on Season 6 of NBC’s show, “The Voice.” During his time on the show, Jake released two songs that reached the Top 20 on Billboard Heatseekers. Following his success on “The Voice,” Jake joined the other finalists on The Voice National Tour, where we played some of the largest venues and arenas in some on the biggest cities in the country. In October 2015, Jake released his debut EP that reached #6 on the Billboard South Central chart.

Shotgun Rider is a country rock band from the Texas panhandle made up of Logan Samford, the band’s lead singer, and Anthony Enriquez, the band’s lead guitarist and the main songwriter for the group. Joined and completed by an impressive band from the Lubbock area, Shotgun Rider is driven to launch their unique style of Country Rock into the expanding Texas Music scene.

Brad Gomez is a local artist who has performed at the Stafford and at venues all around the Bryan/College Station area. We are excited to welcome back this young, talented artist. Come check out all three of these musicians on Thursday, January 28.

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