Natalie Rhea is an independent filmmaker and photographer, with a strong focus on story-driven documentaries and music video production. She is originally from Fort Worth, where she earned her film degree at Texas Christian University, and now resides in Austin with her husband, Sam Riggs. During her time as a radio deejay, she was inspired by the artists coming in studio and took her art deep into the heart of the Texas Music scene. Check out her work at http://natalierhea.com.
JB and the Moonshine Band Unveil Patriotic ‘Shotgun Rifle and a .45′ Music Video
JB And The Moonshine Band have caused quite a stir with their current single "Shotgun, Rifle and a .45," which touches on the right to bear arms and standing up for those rights:
Austin’s Renowned Nutty Brown Cafe and Amphitheater Relocating
Renowned landmark Nutty Brown Cafe and Amphitheater, just off Hwy 290 in Austin will officially be moving to Round Rock, just north of the metroplex. Rumors have been circulating for quite some time on whether the venue would would withstand the test of time, especially after the property was purchased by H-E-B earlier this year.
Texas Country Acts Dominate Spotify Streaming Across Texas
While streaming Texas Music, commercial free, at RadioTexasLive.com is always best (shameless plug), Spotify's Texas Country section, too, is booming.
Top 10 Signs You Are a True Texas Music Fanatic
Yeah, you like Texas Music, but are you fanatical about it? I have been thinking about the similarities between all of the fans in this big Texas family, and there are only three things we all want: 1) Good. 2) Country. 3) Music.
Natalie Maines Inducted into West Texas Walk Of Fame
The Dixie Chicks released a statement on their Facebook page claiming the West Texas Walk Of Fame is honoring lead Chick, Natalie Maines. Former "Walk of Fame" Inductees include Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, and her father, Lloyd Maines.
Top 5: Stereotypes of Fans You See at Concerts
I've been to more shows than I can count on my fingers and toes. As I'm sure you have, too! Each show is unique in its own right - new venue, different town, evolving lineup. However, something that seems to remain the same through the ages are the fan-stereotypes that come out of the wood works, at every single one.
STOLEN: Shane Smith & The Saints Guitars + Fiddle
Not even a week had passed after the incident with Mike Ryan's stolen trailer when Shane Smith & The Saints became the next target. On May 7th, Shane's van was broken into where two guitars and a fiddle were stolen:
STOLEN: Texas Singer / Songwriter Mike Ryan’s Gear + Trailer
Last night, Mike Ryan and their band had their trailer stolen with all their gear inside. More details regarding the items stolen will be released soon but be on the lookout for a red single axle trailer with paper tags.
Top 5: Moments from Larry Joe Taylor Music Fest 2015
Last week was my first LJT experience... and it was just that. A very fast-pace, insane yet amazing experience - not only to witness but to be a part of, I was on the media crew running video production, and got to see every corner of the Texas Music Fest...
Our Top 5 Picks: Texas Artists That Will Dominate 2015
Throughout the history of "Texas Music" there have been certain artists that stepped forward as... "leaders" per-say. These leaders made headway for the rest of our favorite artists. In the beginning, we had Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Roger Creager step up, followed by Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen etc etc etc.
Natalie Rhea Acoustic Sessions: Sam Riggs ‘Dark As A Dungeon’
"Dark as a Dungeon" is an extremely heartfelt song written by singer/songwriter Merle Travis in the early 1940s. It is a lament about the danger, labor and grind of being a coal miner. It was made famous by Johnny Cash when he recorded it in 1968.
New Dirty River Boys Self-Titled Album Out Now
The new Dirty River Boys album is every bit of excellent as you would expect, and then some.