Come and dance all day and into the evening on Saturday, September 12, and help us once again celebrate the birthdays of Western Swing Hall of Fame Members, Bill & Jim Boyd! Jim and Bill "Cowboy Rambler" Boyd, native sons of Ladonia, are both honored inductees of the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. Their contributions to the genre is undeniable with songs such as Under The Double Eagle, I Can't Tame Wild Women, Going Back To My Texas Home and many more. Bands which the brothers formed or played in, together and singly, such as The Cowboy Ramblers, Rhythm Aces, Sons of the Pioneers and the Light Crust Doughboys cemented their place in music history. Bill Boyd was also awarded a Star on Hollywood’s walk of fame, and we’ll be showing some of his films. So, bring your lawn chairs, dancing shoes and join us for food, fun and entertainment! For more information contact: Ladonia Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 44, Ladonia 75449 214-226-2046 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Willy Collins Band at Mudbug Madness | Crawfish, Music & Arts Festival
Sounds Like: Cracker, Elvis Costello, The Band
Manager: Willy Collins
The Band originally formed in 2012 as The Willy Collins Band, is a Houston based Indi-Americana band. Their music is heart- felt and raw, true to the sound of Texas, a little bit of everything from ballads to swing and all genres in between.
They released three CD's under the monik...See Full Bio
“Collins and his crew roll their way through a set of gritty, rough-edged roots-rock tunes that owe as much to folk and blues as they do to country, while pledging allegiance to any of the three, and they do it with brutally honest lyrics that examine the scratches and dents on their own respective lives. And yeah, they do it very, very well, calling to mind folks like Steve Earle, David Ramirez, and fellow Houstonians The Small Sounds. Plus, they’ve enlisted some decidedly non roots-music collaborators to help flesh out their sound; their first album apparently featured the likes of Paul Wall and Chase Hamblin, and most recent album Departures includes cameos by stellar songstresses Kam Franklin and Winter Wallace, who provide a nice counterpoint to Collins’ own scuffed-up, road-worn voice. Check ’em out.”