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“They came from Waco, Waxahatchie, and points in the Dallas area, and each of the three bands brought with them fans, talent, and excitement. Shiner Rising Star’s Round 1 Week 6 saw The Calamity Janes (Waxahachie), Doc Mojoe (Waco), and Jeremy Powers (Dallas) taking turns on the Southern Junction (Rockwall) stage. Judges Tip Jones (Overdrive Entertainment), Allan Peck (KHYI), and Amber Ferris (Somebody’s Darling) stayed enthralled with the different performances, commenting on their various choices of cover songs and their own talents as songwriters. Doc Mojoe, hailing from Waco, consisted of more acoustic musicians than electric, and played more Americana, folky songs that C&W or Texas country. Their cover was by The Carpenters, also a surprise selection for the judges. Their best song, according to the judges later on, was a song about springs under the Gruene Hall dance floor. They remembered to thank Shiner Beer (a sponsor of the contest, Southern Junction, and KHYI. Peck”
“Doc Mojoe at Shiner Rising Star Our second contestant in this week’s Shiner Rising Star competition is Doc Mojoe! An acoustic Americana group from Waco, Doc Mojoe “was just a way for some of us backing musicians to have a little fun as a side project. We all played in other bands of all different genres.” You can listen to their music here, and come out to Southern Junction in Rockwall TOMORROW to see them battle it out to see who continues on to Round 2!”