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Who’s Doing What In The FWSA?
Michael Anderson - Michael will be at the Weatherford Music Festival, in Weatherford, TX, along with a couple of other Members on March 27 and 28, 2021. Michael will be playing at 4:00pm, on March 27th. Check out Michael’s solo CD’s “Community Without Chaos” featuring all original material and "Walking the Beauty Way” CD. For more information on Michael’s music go to Biotuner@aol.com or visit www.reverbnation.com/michaelanderson4.
Kavin Allenson - For the thirteenth year, Kavin has successfully participated in the RPM Challenge! The Challenge is an international call to musicians to record an album of original material in the month of February. Kavin’s album is “Vignettes (tunes under 2)” , a collection of thirteen instrumentals and two songs, all under two minutes in length and many inspired by the events in February. Here is the link: https://acousticchurch. bandcamp.com/album/vignettes-tunes-under-2.
Theodore A. Henning II - Theo has completed a new demo CD titled, “Just Some Stuff”, an eclectic mix of original tunes including two songs iconic for Mineral Wells, Texas; Crazy Water and Baker Hotel Blues. The CD or individual songs can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com/artist/theodoreahenningii as well as through streaming services. Additionally, Theo’s latest project is the release of his novel “The Sauwastika Enigma”, a treasure hunting mystery offered at Amazon.com in both Ebook and paperback. If you ever wondered why George Langelaan wrote “The Fly”, you’ll find out in his book!
Steve Markwardt - Steve wanted to report that these past few months have been very productive for him, musically. He wrote a bunch of new music and recorded and released his debut album, “Home Again” on October 24, 2020. It includes 14 original songs and features World-class musicians such as Dave Nachmanoff (Al Stewart’s lead guitarist) Boo Miller on steel guitar and the late, great Mark Abbott on fiddle, who played with such notable artists as Ray Price, The Quebe Sisters, The Sons of The Pioneers and Janie Frickie. The genre is traditional country with a couple of Western Swing numbers. The album is doing quite well and is getting air play with numerous radio stations both in the US and in Ireland, U.K., Spain, Hungary and Australia. The album has been nominated 11 times by the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) in several categories, including Best Album, best Song; Pure country (3 songs) best song; Western Swing (2 songs) best artist; Pure Country and Western Swing, etc. Steve’s CD is available on my Website, www.markwardmusic.com.
Rob Owen - Rob has been writing new songs and practicing with his partner, Michael Conner, getting ready for the open mic and maybe a showcase. For more on Rob’s music, go to ReverbNation at www.reverbnation.com/robowen or his website at www.robowenmusic1.com.
Rick Ritz - Rick has a new website with a new album out called "Transitions". It is 6 of his best blues and country songs that deal with people's journey while going through life's transitions. Check out the album at https://rritz9.wixsite.com/rick-ritz.
Tom Sless - Tom recently finished tracking four new songs with producer Justin Glasco (Los Angeles) to follow up his debut album "California Dream", released in March 2020. Expect to hear more new music from Tom in 2021, as the songs are now in mix with Ryan Lipman (Los Angeles). Catch him live at the Clearfork Farmers Market (Fort Worth) on 03/20, The Rusty Beagle (Lewisville) on 04/03, or Bartonville Store (Bartonville) on 04/08, and come say hello!
Gus Wolman - Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise (James 5:13)!! Gus Wolman, via his new website "Real Men Do Cry", has posted 56 original "songwriter edition" songs about God, Family and Country. If there were ever a time to praise the Lord it is now, in these very trying times, in so many different ways. Each song generates $.45 per digital download for the writers that continue to own his or her music (this is TEN times what a mechanical royalty will provide songwriters!!). We pray that these songs will give listeners "comfort" and provide more insight as to what today's world is all about. In addition to getting these songwriters wonderful music out to be heard . . . we believe that qualified artist(s) that love God, Family and Country, will find our music to be awesome and incredibly competitive. To check out the website and listen to some GREAT MUSIC, please go to http://www.realmendocry.com.