East Texas Yamboree Saturday Night Barn Dance
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Event will be held at the new East Texas Yamboree Event Center on Bob Glaze Drive. (Between WalMart and the Gilmer Civic Center)
The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he is a country singer and song writer. He believes that country music is and always should made be with boots firmly standing on the bedrock of tradition and an eye focused on taking it into the future. That, as any fan of true county knows, is no simple proposition. Jon says, “At heart, it’s all about being a great singer and storyteller.” Hence the other best introduction is to hear him sing and share the stories in the songs he performs and writes. Jon was born in small town Oklahoma then went to the bustling big city commodities trading floor and then to the dance halls of Texas and Oklahoma City Music Row. Jon was inspired by country legends like George Strait, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam to name a few. As a seasoned performer, he has opened for some of country’s biggest stars and has played more than 400 live shows over the past four years. His 2010 release, It All Happened in a Honky Tonk became such a regional success that it was re-released as a Deluxe Edition by Warner Music Nashville in 2013. The album debuted at number thirty-four on the Billboard Album Chart and has collectively sold 25,000 units. 2015’s Natural Man debuted at number thirteen iTunes, number twenty-five on the Billboard Chart, and number eight on the Nielsen SoundScan Top New Artist Albums Chart. The thirteen track collection merges Wolfe’s signature traditional sound with an edgy modern energy. Jon is currently pursing a passion of his and launching his own tequila brand under the moniker of his name in Spanish: Juan Lobo. The brand is set to launch alongside two huge music festivals that Wolfe is organizing and producing. He has big plans for 2019 as he has a packed touring schedule and will release an extended play of brand-new music produced by the visionary Dave Brainard. Wolfe invites country music fans everywhere to dust off your boots, download or spin the single, and come see the electrifying live show that has everyone talking.
Darrin Morris Band
The power and passion of great music coupled with an exciting live performance is what moves listeners and audiences. The Darrin Morris Band delivers both is spades. Lead singer Darrin Morris first began singing as a teenager in the church where his father pastored. It was his love of Gospel combined with the influences of country artist such as George Strait, Garth Brooks and Keith Whitley that helped shape the soulful vocal style that has become his trademark. Morris joined the group with the exceptional talents of Jeremy Moore on drums and backing vocals, Blake Watson on bass guitar, and Michael Olson on lead guitar. The Darrin Morris Band began performing together in October 2012, with just a few friends getting together to play at a local restaurant near Gilmer, Texas where the group is based. Soon, their camaraderie and common musical vision lit a fire and during the last four years the group has played across their home state of Texas, as well as Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Wyoming Kansas, Nebraska, and in Nashville, Tennessee. With the success of their current chart rising single, and a well-received 2015 debut album Country To The Bone under their belt, along with a mantle of awards from the East Texas Music Awards and the Nashville Universe Awards, the Darrin Morris Band are making their mark.
Kody started playing music in the beginning of 2014 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and was eager to participate many acoustic performances. He also participated in several songwriting competitions. Kody started performing as an opening act for Texas Country/Red Dirt band Dalton Domino and the Front Porch Family and in 2015 he became their tour manager. On the road with the band, he rapidly gained valuable experience working and playing music across the state of Texas. During this time touring, he quickly gained a following of loyal fans.
Kody recorded his first full production extended play in late 2015 in Stephenville, Texas with producers Ben Hussey and Josh Serrato. The extended play titled Higher Ground released in January of 2016 with “Playing Cards” as the first single. Shortly after his extended play record was released, Kody formed a full band in order to continue his commitment to travel across the country playing his songs.