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Anna Stockdale with Joey McGee and Andrea Young
August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Join us here at Grand Stafford Theater as we welcome back Nacogdoches Texas native Anna Stockdale!
Joining her as local support will be local singer songwriter Joey McGee and local opener Andrea Young!
Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door.
Doors at 8pm – Music at 8:30
Read more bout the artists below:
I started playing guitar when I was 8. I found my dad’s Guild guitar tucked behind a stack of clothes in his closet and figured I should teach myself. It was a hobby and nothing more until the summer before my senior year at Texas A&M I wanted to enter a songwriters competition before I took off to Wyoming to work on a dude ranch all summer. I loved the competition, I didn’t win or anything, but it kinda launched me into writing more seriously. Then, when I got to the ranch it was just like one song after another kept coming and my managers volun-told me I’d be performing in the weekends for guests- it was awesome.
Since 2017 I’ve been traveling around Texas playing anywhere they’ll let me and everywhere in between. I’ve had the honor of opening for awesome Texas acts like Gary P. Nunn, Josh Ward, Jon Wolfe, and Monty Montgomery. I competed in the 2017 Texas Music Pickers Songwriters Competition and In 2018 was named Songwriter of the Year by ETX Music. I’m most excited for and proud of my new record, Heartless, that’s coming out in August 2019. I’m thankful for all the opportunities that have come up since I started chasing these neon rainbows and I can’t wait to see where it leads.
When singer-songwriter Joey McGee categorizes his work as roots music, he’s not just referring to the blend of soul, country, blues and rock commonly called Americana. He’s talking about his own roots, cultivated in his native New Orleans, nurtured by a sojourn in San Antonio and a much longer one in Pittsburgh, and planted deeply in his current home of Bryan, Texas.
On his latest album, El Camino Real (Feb. 22, 2019) McGee draws on those roots for sustenance as he navigates the complex terrain of human emotions and experiences in nine original tracks and one cover (Guy Clark’s “The Cape”).
In songs such as “Sunday Blues” and “The Likes of You,” McGee’s warm baritone delivers lyrics that are incredibly personal and revealing. But in others, such as “Hurricane/Forty-Two Hundred and Cigarettes,” he inhabits the role of storyteller, weaving Springsteen-worthy narratives for characters who sound so real, they have to exist somewhere.
Regardless of whether he’s laying bare his own psyche or examining others’, his lyrics always come across as honest. Genuine. Maybe the word we want here is true. As in, they feel true. And speak truths