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Wade Hill and the Texas Avenue Band w/ Katye Hamlin, Anna Stockdale & Joe Teichman

February 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Grand Stafford Theater presents College Nights Concert Series showcasing local and regional artists.

Doors at 6pm

Happy hour from 6 – 8pm (no cover)

Music start at 8pm ($5 cover after 8pm)


Wade Hill and the Texas Avenue Band got its humble start in the spring of 2012 while playing various hot spots on Northgate during the financially trying times of a typical College Station summer. Since then, the group has been booking a steady amount of shows that range from Northgate, to Greek Venues, Tailgates, and pretty much any other venues that appreciate the finer sounds that country music has to offer.


Seven surgeries, a college softball scholarship, and a full-time job all laid the foundation for Katye Hamlin’s journey as an artist and drove her to keep pursuing her true passion: music.

Katye’s country style stems directly from her down-home Texas roots where faith and family are the most important things in life. Born and raised in Bryan/College Station, Texas, Katye began playing the piano and singing from the age of four, starting with her first of many theater productions. From there, she frequently performed the National Anthem everywhere(including Texas A&M University sporting events), and sang in contests, musicals, weddings, everything in between.

As her love for music grew, so did her love for sports. As a teenager, Katye suffered two ACL tears and underwent subsequent knee surgeries. She overcame these setbacks and went on to earn a softball scholarship to pitch for Rutgers University. This time, career-ending injuries brought her back to Texas to finish her education in Austin. One morning of her senior year, Katye blacked-out and woke up with deep cuts and a severe broken nose. This terrible accident resulted from a rare heart condition. Two nose surgeries later, and unable to sing for over twelve weeks, she realized just how lost she was without music.

After graduation, Katye worked for a couple TV stations, Fox 7 Austin and the CW TV station in Dallas. While in Dallas, she learned to play the guitar, which really propelled her songwriting. From that point on, she knew music would be her life. After what she calls her “quarter-life” crisis, Katye left her great job to pursue music full-time. Committing 100 percent was the way to make her dreams become reality.

While at the CW, Katye met incredible people who truly believe in her and connected her with industry leaders. With the help of CW33 GM, Joe Young, and VP Cumulus Dallas, Dan Bennett, she found herself in contact with Brian Philips, CMT President, and his incredible VP, Leslie Fram. After hearing her music, Ms. Fram asked her to play a showcase for the CMT talent team. In response to Katye’s performance, she said, “I was impressed by your voice and overall confidence.” She was confident Katye could survive the infamous radio boot-camp all artists go through. They both believe she has the endurance and drive that it takes to make it.

While Katye is a fan of all types of music, she has found her home in country. Katye’s diverse taste in genres influenced her sound and songwriting, creating a unique, soulful/bluesy texture and tone. Katye grew up covering phenomenal greats like Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Bonnie Raitt which influences can be heard in her music.

Katye Hamlin’s country and soulful voice will get you rockin’ in her debut singles, “Game On” and “Neverland”.

With more songs on the way and a new journey ahead, Katye is excited to take life by the horns. With every new song, she is growing as an artist, musician and songwriter. Looking back, she now realizes God put obstacles in front of her because she wasn’t truly ready as an artist. But the time is now; she’s here to seize the opportunity.


Anna is a senior at Texas A&M and a new up-and-coming singer/songwriter in Bryan/College Station. She’s been playing guitar for about 10 years, and just started seriously writing and playing this past summer. Come listen and check out new talent this town has to provide!


Relatively unheard singer-songwriter that is changing that description fast. Playing all over Texas in many great venues, Joe has been opening for many great artists all over the state such as Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider, Max Stalling, Thieving Birds, Roger Creager and others, while making a name for his own music. He has quickly become a staple in the Bryan/College Station music scene. His debut album is in the works and should be completed mid-2014. He is a songwriter who knows how to be patient with a song and tries to relate on any level.


February 5, 2014
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm