Welcome to Crossroads Music Company & Listening Room! We appreciate your support! 2014 marked our ninth year of existence, and we even changed cities during that time–from Winnsboro to Sulphur Springs. Fall – 2015 will be TEN years! We continue to evolve, as we keep live music aLIVE here in East Texas! Look around, check out all the great entertainers we’ve had on our stage over the past nine years, and sign up to receive the occasional email that lets you know who will grace our stage next!
We also invented a new finger pick for stringed instruments, and were awarded an official U.S. patent. We’re very pleased with the way this product is developing. The first generation, “one-size-fits-most” medium, is getting global attention, and we hope to have the next larger size available around April of 2015. The Ultimate FingerPick.
Our online store allows you to purchase concert tickets, CDs, and other great merchandise! You can purchase tickets for upcoming events in our new online store. Click here to purchase tickets now.
NEXT UP FOR 2015 CONCERT SERIES:
- April 18h: Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines Concert
- April 19th: Songwriters Workshop, w/Terri & Lloyd
- May 7th: Robert Ellis
- May 30th: Beppe Gambetta, w/Brad Davis
- July 25th: Adam Carroll
- Sept. 5th: Matt “Songbird” Jones
- Nov.12th: Jonathan Byrd Band
There’s room to squeeze a couple more shows into this schedule, such as Buddy Flett’s new date, and possibly some local talent, so join the email list and stay informed. Crossroads Music Company does NOT share their email list with anyone else, and we keep the email updates to a minimum–usually a couple preceding each upcoming concert.
Terri Hendrix; Mini Bio
Terri Hendrix is an award-winning Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with a poetic grace and uplifting melodic flair that has endeared her to three generations of loyal fans across the country and around the globe. As the San Antonio Express-News observed in a review of her 2010 album, Cry Till You Laugh, “Part of the beauty of Terri Hendrix’s music is she’s among the best at recognizing, writing about and celebrating resilience and common ground, the things we can all cry, and laugh, about.” The classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica) has released more than a dozen albums on her own Wilory Records label, dodging musical pigeonholes her entire career by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own. That playful mix of styles, buoyed by her energetic stage presence and the accompaniment of legendary producer/guitarist Lloyd Maines, makes for a highly energetic and spiritually uplifting live show in any setting, from intimate listening rooms and theaters to festival stages. In addition to touring and recording new music for four different album projects slated for release in 2015, Hendrix is currently writing her second book (her first being 2010’s Cry Till You Laugh — The Part That Ain’t Art, containing song lyrics and essays on life, health, and going your own way in the music business). She is also hard at work launching a nonprofit community arts center in central Texas called the OYOU (“Own Your Own Universe”), which will be an all ages multi-purpose facility which will promote art, dance, culture, and the power of music on physical and mental health.
Lloyd Maines; Mini Bio
Lloyd Maines Few people are as important to the development of Texas music over the last 30 years as Lloyd Maines. As a Grammy award-winning producer and musician, the Lubbock-born Maines has played an instrumental role in the creation of some of the Lone Star State’s most famous and beloved albums. Maines began his recording and producing career in 1974. Over the past 40 years, Maines has worked on approximately four-thousand albums alongside some of the most significant figures in country, rock, and Texas music. In addition to his producing credits, Maines is an A-list steel guitar player and multi-instrumentalist. His work has been heard on countless recordings. Maines was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame June 2014. He has made more appearances on the PBS show than anyone else in the history of the program. For an ongoing list of his accomplishments, please visit his website, lloydmaines.com
“I want this record to be more about the Paul Simons and the Randy
Newmans and the other half of my upbringing,
which is very much rooted in pop.” – Ellis recently told Rolling Stone
Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great
while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new
record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered
and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a
box, and burns white-hot from the inside out. But what seems even more
striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance, is that feeling
of unyielding authenticity.
With every remarkable cut, with every twist and turn, Robert’s life and his
experience, shine through. His days growing up in a small industrial town in
Texas, his move to Houston, and now as a 25-year-old man, when not on the
road performing around the world, living with his wife in Nashville.
The Lights from the Chemical Plant, produced with great care and precision by
Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), and recorded at Eric
Masse’s Casino studio in East Nashville for New West Records, is an album
that has a way of grabbing you by the hand and pulling you in so that it can
play with your soul. –Read More–
Buddy Flett – Bluesman…New Concert date TBA.
Bluesman Buddy Flett couldn’t compete with Mother Nature, so the Wintry conditions won-out. Once we settle in on the reschedule, we’ll post the update. Those of you familiar with Crossroads Music Company know that we always try to include some blues in the line-up. Lindsey Gail is finishing up her latest CD, and Gus will accompany her as the opening act duet, “Love & Grace”.
Grammy Award nominated musician Buddy Flett resides in Shreveport, LA and started his career in 1975 at the legendary Lake Cliff Roadhouse and the infamous Bossier Strip where the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Sr., Gatemouth Brown and Hank Williams, Jr. all performed. Buddy was a founding member of A-Train, a very successful Blues/R&B band during the late 70’s and 80’s throughout the South. Buddy has written songs that have been recorded by John Mayall, Percy Sledge, and many others. He is also featured performing an acoustic solo of LeadBelly’s “No More Cane on the Brazos” in the Music Documentary on Louisiana, Robert Mugge’s “Rhythms n Bayous”. Buddy toured with Kenny Wayne Shepherd on his “Ten Days Out: Blues From The Backroads” Tour featuring collaborations with the greatest names in blues: Jerry “Boogie”McCain, Cootie Stark, Neal Pattman, Buddy Flett, B.B. King, “Gatemouth” Brown, Bryan lee, John Dee Holeman, Pinetop Perkins, Henry Gray, Calvin Jones, “Wild Child” Butler, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, “Cool John” Ferguson, “Steady Rollin” Bob Margolin, Lazy Lester and Noah Hunt.