Happy New Year Texas Music Fans! As we turn the corner and say goodbye to 2018, I enjoy looking back at another great year in the Texas Music business.
There have been so many great events and performances by our treasure chest of Texas talent. Although 2019 will have to be a pretty good year to top last year, I have some great news that will certainly make a difference.
For many years I’ve watched by friend and Texas fiddler Jason Roberts work his way up the ranks in the Texas Music industry. He started at an early age spending most of his time studying a gentleman known to many as the greatest fiddler of all time, Johnny Gimble.
Soon he was on the road with the likes of Clay Walker and occasionally a stint with George Strait. He later landed the fiddle gig for Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. The many years of studying Gimble paid off as he crisscrossed the country with this great Texas Western Swing Band.
I spent six years on the road with Jason and The Wheel performing “A Ride with Bob,” a musical depicting the life and times of Bob Wills. I have always admired his playing and considered him as one of the best.
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