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Ty Dietz / Press

“Reverend Fred, from one of Corpus Christi’s best, and hardest working bands, Hobo, opened the night up with another artist who is no stranger to Corpus Christi’s live music scene, Ty Dietz. Corpus Christi’s two best songwriters (in my opinion, and yours too, if you’ve seen them) shared the stage, and took turns in playing original songs that varied in style. The fi rst song I heard was one of Ty’s. On stage there were just two guys with guitars, but the song had a bit of a rockabilly beat and as much energy as any full band. Dietz showed that the guitar isn’t the only instrument he’s a master of when he played the harmonica like an old jazz musician would play a trumpet. ”

"This local face is well known at the likes of Executive Surf Club and the House of Rock. Ty Dietz strings a mix of Americana, country and blues into a set that local regulars love."

“Written on Local music scene begs to be explored: My favorite local bands/musicians... Hobo, Steven Hansen and Ty Dietz for that kick-back, acoustic singer-songwriter vibe. Last night at The Texan, I heard a great new musician, Steven James. He played some great original music and some covers like What I've Got by Sublime. Very talented guy. Killamora does a really good job if you're into metal. At Artwalk in September, I heard a good band called The Banned in the park... they did some great covers, including Gangsta's Paradise (with an accordian), So Happy Together, Danny Boy (that old Irish song). People were dancing in the park. It was great. I love to experience local music in Corpus Christi. ”

“The venerable downtown center of all things rock switches gears from its traditional amps-on-11 modus operandi for a more intimate singer-songwriter showcase featuring Pake Rossi and headliner Ty Dietz. Dietz has built a solid local following in recent years largely based on his ability to follow his moving tales of heartbreak (“Army Green”) with raucous, often bawdy comic relief numbers. Rossi’s own songs reveal a developing songwriter who clearly knows his way around a six-string. House of Rock owner Casey Lain will be on hand to offer patrons his customary Lone Star toast just as the ball drops — Central Standard Time of course. Cover is $5 for 21 and over; $10 for minors.”