SALADO Heritage Days CONCERT – Saturday, October 24th from 7 – 10 PM
Live & In Concert
Saturday, October 24th, 2010
7 PM to 10 PM
Bring your lawn chairs and join us Saturday evening (October 24th) for a Salado Heritage Days Concert Celebration held indoors at the Wildfire Arena just south of downtown Salado on IH35 & FM 2268 (exit 283). Headlining the concert is WILD HORSES, the most energetic and entertaining band in Central Texas. Their talent and sheer energy will have you dancing in the aisles in no time. Before Wild Horses hits the stage, BRIAN GOWAN will perform his songs that are colored and textured with the same passion, energy and, at times, haunting sound as that of his heroes Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and George Strait. Brain is a man whose music is from the heart – honest, edgy and real. Opening the show will be Salado favorite RpT – Richard Paul Thomas
Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts promptly at 7 PM. Advanced Ticket prices are $15.00 for Adults/ $10.00 for Children, Students, Senior Citizens & Military with ID card and At the Door $20.00. There will be a $5.00 charge at the door if you bring a cooler.
WILD HORSES - www.wildhorsesband.com
There has never been a more fitting name for a group of musicians. Like their real life counterparts, Wild Horses are at their zenith making music without boundaries and living on their own terms. Achieving national and international airplay, a top 40 Billboard single, recording collaborative efforts with the likes of Jewel and Toby Keith, and having their songs recorded by country legends such as George Jones, Wild Horses continue to make valuable contributions to pop culture. Their new CD “Unbroken” is the expression of their freedom. Filled with songs that tell it like it happened to them – Real and in your face like it happens to all of us. In the musical sense Wild Horses is a six piece family, a herd if you will. In the fabric of American music, Wild Horses are too important to miss.
BRIAN GOWAN – www.briangowan.com
Brian Gowan was raised in Temple, Texas under the influence of Texas music legends Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and George Strait. It is no wonder that his song writing and music is colored and textured with the same passionate, energetic and at times haunting sound as that of his heroes. He is a product of his influences, yet out of that mix a unique sound has emerged that is all his own.
Shortly after a move to Nashville in 1988, Brian landed a job selling merchandise on the road for Holly Dunn. 1991 brought another opportunity to go on the road – this time for Waylon. “I’d shut the merchandise stand down and watch every show, it never got old to me.” says Gowan. “As fate would have it I had the opportunity to record a song with Waylon and Charlie Daniels several years later.”
Brian signed a publishing deal with Kent Blazy who had penned many hits for Garth Brooks, including “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and “Ain’t Going Down Till The Sun Comes Up”. It was from Kent that Brian learned the craft of commercial song writing. In 1993 Brian caught the attention of record producer Chuck Howard who produced Lee Ann Rimes, Hank Williams Jr., and John Berry. Chuck signed Brian to Tower Street Music as a writer. He returned to Texas to play the club circuit eventually signing a recording contract with Curb Records as part of a duo having two singles in the top forty.
Now once again on his own, Brian has rediscovered what it was that first drew him to this business… the music. His is from the heart, honest, edgy, and real.
RpT – Richard Paul Thomas – www.capturedrainbow.com
Richard Paul Thomas, his friends call him RpT, is a Salado resident, singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer who has been performing for over 40 years. In years past, Thomas has performed throughout the United States in concert with such artists as Anne Murray, Loggins & Messina, Helen Reddy, James Lee Stanley, Odetta, Michael Martin Murphey, Townes Van Zandt and many others. He worked for two years with Jacques Cousteau’s Involvement Day, an environmental celebration of the planet Earth.
RpT was presented with a proclamation stating that Salado, one of RpT’s songs from the play Captured Rainbow, has been adopted by the Village of Salado as its own recognizing the contribution that singer, songwriter and dreamer, Richard Paul Thomas, has embodied in this melody representing our spirit, character and history. He is working on a new CD to be released Q1 – 2011.
Richard Paul Thomas
P.O. Box 638
Salado, Texas 76571-0638
(254) 947-4717 office
(254) 493-7729 cell
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