The Bowden/Early Experience in Sulphur Springs, Texas!

Some fun facts from Richard Bowden, below…and, if you’d like to read more, click here:

[6] 2001 through 2002

“After touring again early in 2001 with Don Henley, I signed on to do the
Eagles European tour as a guitar/bass tech. I also performed as an auxiliary
guitarist on stage during “Hotel California”. The tour ended late summer and
I returned to my City Counseling duties at home, also helping with our annual
Lion’s Follies (a local variety show that was produced by my father for many
years) and our Wildflower Trails of Texas Festival. In the three years I’ve
been back home, I’ve brought in celebrity friends to participate in the
festival; Kenny Rogers in 2000, Don Henley in 2001 and Jackson Browne in ’02.
As 2002 kicked off, I managed to slip into the recording studio and complete
a new CD before leaving for my summer job on the Eagles North American Tour
which started in May and ended in early August with five Don Henley solo
shows. At this writing, my new CD entitled “Big Bad Johnson” is in the
process of being released. I am at home awaiting eminent fame and fortune
and scheduling some weekend performances with my band, Moon and The Starz,
of which two members were with me in the Roger McGuinn Band in the mid ‘70s”

Jump to 2012:

“Also, my fellow guitarist, John Early, and I are doing a few house concerts as The Bowden/Early Experience. You can see some clips on YouTube by searching the Bowden/Early Experience. Then, Keb’ Mo’ came back for the T-Bone Walker Blues Fest this year (2012) and Jackson Browne came in November for his third appearance at Music City Texas Theater. The year ended with a bang with Robert Earl Keen’s Fam-o-lee Christmas tour kicking off at Music City Texas Theater in early December, which is good, because the bang we had planned for New Year’s Eve was canceled by rain.”

–Read More–

Please come and enjoy an evening with these seasoned professionals!  You’ll be happy you did.  Tickets, or call 903-342-1854


               Richard Bowden [left] and John Early; The Bowden/Early Experience

Tony Ramey/Brad Davis

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Merry Christmas to ALL!!

Thanks for all the support for Crossroads over the years…2015 will mark 10 years, and we’ll plan something special in the Fall!  A special shout out to Grocery Supply Company, for their generous support.  It has made all the difference, as Crossroads Music settles into its new Sulphur Springs home! ~Gus

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Crossroads brings Rhett Butler back to Sulphur Springs!

Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the latest intimate listening room inside the newly renovated 100 year old Post Office, then library, and NOW City Hall!  Doors will open at 7pm, and you can get your TICKETS HERE!  SAVE $5.00 by purchasing your reserved seats in advance!  This could be Rhett’s best show EVER!

A Special THANK YOU goes out to our stage sponsor, Grocery Supply Company, for helping Crossroads keep LIVE music aLIVE, here in East Texas, and–more specifically–Sulphur Springs!


Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band; Aug. 23, 2014

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This concert promises to deliver a top-notch quality listening experience!  Click HERE for a music sampling!!  George Anderson will be filling in on Bass for this show, along with a special guest appearance by our own local singer/songwriter, Hannah Kirby!  Click here for tickets.

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band!

This is concert #2 for Crossroads Music Company & Listening Room, inside the Sulphur Springs Historic City Hall Council Chambers, and it will certainly be a good test for the room’s sound.  I’m really looking forward to this performance, which will help us determine what the room can handle, and therefore what acts we can book for the balance of 2014 and into 2015.  Please join us for what promises to be a brilliant night of classic tunes!

Saturday, August 23, 2014.  7 PM Doors/~7:30 Start time [approximately]

Click here for tickets.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band

Dave Walser, &
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band.

Dave Walser- guitar/vocals
Bach Norwood- bass/vocals
Reggie Rueffer- fiddle/vocals
Gerald Jones- banjo/mandolin/vocals


Slaid Cleaves Concert SOLD OUT!!

Slaid Cleaves lives with his wife of 19 years, Karen Cleaves, in the Hill Country outside Austin, Texas. While Karen books the shows, the flights, the hotels, and the rental cars, designs, orders and sells the CDs and T-shirts, pays the band, updates the web site, answers fan questions, does the taxes and makes dinner, Slaid writes his little songs (and fixes things around the house). They travel around the world together while Slaid plays for fans far and wide and gets all the glory. If it wasn’t for Karen, Slaid would be carrying all he owned in a shoe box, scrounging around for a happy hour gig.
tickets will go on sale at the Crossroads “store” on Wednesday, June 18th.

30 East Music Festival 2014

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It’s ALL happening on Celebration Plaza [Sulphur Springs Downtown Square]…We’ve put together a wonderful line-up, sure to quench any musical taste you may have!


Thursday, March 27th:

  • 6p: Amanda Goodman-Pruitt Band
  • 7p: Koe Wetzel & Kody Foster
  • 8p: Emily Elbert


Friday, March 28th:

  • 6p: Emily Claire Shlesinger
  • 7p: Cole Risner Band
  • 8p: Kirby Brown
  • 9p: Ryan McKenzie & Hannah Kirby, with special guest Chris Lancaster
  • 10p: Songbird Jones; Matt Jones/Justin Gresham

Saturday, March 29th:

  • 3:00p: Core of Silence [Jody Eaves & John Grimes]
  • 4:00p: TBA
  • 5:30p: Nicholas Altobelli
  • 6:30p: Dillon Chevalier & his band
  • 7:30p: Kate Hearne Band
  • 8:30p:Ducado Vega & Zenya
  • 10:00p: The Effinays

***Neil Rugg [DJ] will spin discs in-between acts, to fill the gaps during swap-outs.