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Rickey Gene Wright, Denise Owen

Rickey Gene Wright with Denise Owen opened the TexasSelectRadio.com Shaun and Dan show at Canucks in Lewisville on February 22. Rickey played his Americana songs, such as Island Red and Waitin’ On My Time.

Rob Case

Rob Case took the stage next and played songs from his Last Call in Texas cd. Songs such as Song About Texas, Ipanema Farewell, and my favorite, Bayou City.

Jeff Stachowski

Next up was Jeff Stachowski with his electric guitar. He was a standup comedian in a former life and it shows in his songs of introspection with dry humor. Month of Mondays, 99 Postcards, and Little Green Men are three such songs.

Clint Buchanan played a set of country cover

Clint Buchanan

songs. Dan Roark closed out the evening with songs from his upcoming Ep, Hello Out There.

Follow the links and hear their music for yourself. Make a note of when they’re playing next and go see them and support live music.

Dan Roark

Come on out to Canucks on Thursdays and be a part of the TexasSelectRadio.com Shaun and Dan show. Good music, good food, and friendly atmosphere. If you are a songwriter and would like to be on the show, send Dan a message.

Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

Peace be with you.



Layne Elizabeth

Layne Elizabeth opened the last Shaun and Dan  show at Love and War in Texas, Plano on Tuesday, February 6 on TexasSelectRadio.com. Layne is another of the talented young singer-songwriters playing around the Dallas area. She shared her own originals and a couple of cover songs. She has a lovely voice and insights in her songs that belie her age. Follow the link above to know where she’s playing next

Craig Langford is a bassist by profession, but he like’s the “songwriting thing.” Which is good for us because he’s pretty good at it. He illustrated

Craig Langford

his talent in a set of original songs. The most touching of which was a song about his mother, entitled simply, My Mom.

Rickey Gene Wright followed Langford on stage. Due to the encroaching storm, Rickey was the last performer of the evening. He played a set of his

Rickey Gene Wright

Americana music. Songs such as There is Nothin’ Like the Love of a Texas Girl, and Island Red. He played my favorite song of his, the haunting Waitin’ On My Time.

As always, follow the links and hear their songs for yourself. Better yet, go see them play.

If you would like a spot on the Shaun and Dan TSR Show at Guitars and Growlers on Mondays, send me a message.

Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

Peace be with you.



I’m taking a break from recording to catch up on posts. When Troll posted the event page for Poor David’s Pub open mic that said Jared and the Jewelers were the next featured artist for open mic, I was naturally curious. Obviously, Jared was making use of his name. Was it his first name or last name? Did he have anything to do with the jewelry store?

After Troll began the evening – as usual – and Chris Weising and Rickey Gene Wright played their sets, my questions were answered. Troll had informed me earlier that Jared was his first name. Either way, if my name was Jared, that is exactly what I would call my band. The band consists of Jared Caraway on guitar and vocals, Arik Harris on bass, and Francisco Gonzalez on drums.

They define their music as heartfelt alternative rock with pop sensibilities. I would like to add energetic and kick-ass. Caraway put as much into his stage moves as he did into guitar playing and vocals, without detracting from either. Harris kept the low end going smoothly, with Gonzalez steady on the backbeat.

Larry Pevey followed the band. Regulars wrapping up the evening included myself, Gary Hurst, Darren Rozell, Scott Thornton and John Mason. It was a good show, regardless of the small crowd. If you get a chance, and want to hear some good music, check out the Poor David’s Pub open mic. Then check out other open mics – including Dallas Songwriter events. If you get a chance to see Jared and the Jewelers, definitely do that, too. You won’t regret it if you do any of them, but you might as well do them all. Just saying.

Peace be with you.


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