Monday, May. 04, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.
Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.
Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety. In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released. Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history. Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.
Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
Tuesday, May. 05, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I was once called "The delta's rockin' country boy" by one of my roadie buddies at The
Osceola Arkansas Heritage Music Festival which I performed at for many years and it sort of stuck on me for a long time.
LINK TO: https://www.facebook.com/osceolaheritagemusicfest?fref=ts
Opening for national recording artist such as Night Ranger, Anthony Gomes, Buddy Jewel, TG Sheppard, Tracy Lawrence and
Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster have been just a few of my high points throughout my 40 years of performing.
I moved to Gulf Shores in June 2014 and started my new musical journey here. GooRoo’s American/Seafood Restaurant in Gulf Shores, AL. gave me my first gig and it was a huge success!
Being a singer/songwriter as well as a solo entertainer has opened a few doors. I am very excited about being involved in the Gulf Coast songwriting community that will showcase my writing and performing talents for the new fans and friends I have made on the Gulf Coast. Me and my wife Dana plan on living out the rest of our years here in Alabama and we aren't going no where. We love this place, the folks, the music scene and all of the cool festivals and events it has to offer, not only in and around Gulf Shores, AL. but the Perdido Key and Pensacola areas as well.
Steadily gaining shows and fans is very exciting to me now that I am a solo entertainer. Retired from floorcovering installations in December of 2013 gave me the opportunity to become fulltime at my music.
I have spent the last 15 years playing in bands as the front man and guitarist for many groups around Memphis, TN. All over N.E. Arkansas and around Olive Branch and Southaven Mississippi. Back in the 70’s & 80’s I played in Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Missouri. Sure feels great to do my brand of music and show these days but I would not take away any of my past because it is a big part of who I am and it helped to mold me into the musician I am today.
Musical and vocal influences range from John Fogerty, Paul Rodgers, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Ry Cooder, Keith Urban any many more.
A Epiphone EJ200 acoustic/electric guitar is my instrument of choice and the faithful Shure SM58 vocal microphone" for vocals. I carry a small Pa System setup for my personal shows that is just the right size for most venues, indoors or outdoors.
People ask me if I am related to the King of Rockin’ Roll “Elvis”. Well, I am but it’s very far down the line related, 7th cousin in our family tree. But I am very proud to carry the name and I love knowing I am the only musician out of 7 kids in my family. Must have had that part handed down to me somehow…LOL.
At the tender age of sixteen i started my musical journey into the nightlife’s music scene and that’s how this all began. There is definitely much more to tell but I’d rather you check out my music, photos and show schedule.
My Cd/Album can be purchased at the links below. Also there are links to my Facebook Artist Page and Reverbnation as well.
I support and perform at every local cancer benefit show possible that my schedule can allow as well as other charity events.
Wednesday, May. 06, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Jon Cowart of CornBred is an amazing local talent. He covers artists from Van Morisson and the Beatles to Prince and The Coug. Come on down and enjoy our margaritas while enjoying the killer sounds of Jon Cowart.
Thursday, May. 07, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wes Loper was born and raised along the Gulf Coast and is originally from Mobile, AL. He performs professionally as a solo, duo, trio, or full band. He mixes Rock, Country, Blues, and Folk music to create his own style with a funky, beach side feel. He shares the stage with A-list musicians and sets the bar for hard work and dedication. Wes now resides in the Nashville, TN area.
He released his first album, Take Me Home, in 2000. Take Me Home consists of nine original songs, written or co-written, by Loper himself. In 2004, Wes joined with a team from Muscle Shoals and Nashville to record a second album. Keep on Growin’ was released in July 2005. This album consists of eleven songs: nine titles written by various writers and two original titles previously recorded by Loper. A third album, Wes Loper Band Live, was released in 2010. The live album showcases the Wes Loper Band and includes the most requested of the Loper songs along with a few others. Wes released his fourth album, Somethin’ Real, in June 2012. Somethin’ Real consists of five original songs, written or co-written, by Loper. Albums may be purchased online or any Wes Loper show. Digital downloads may be purchased via CDBaby.com and other digital distribution retailers including iTunes and Amazon MP3.
With well over 1,000 live performances, Wes knows how to entertain a crowd. He has a way of blending music genres that has fans opening their hearts and cheering for more. Finding common ground with the audience, he delivers his tunes with a positive spin until everyone is singing along with the music. He travels far and wide to bring his music to others. His shows are exciting, his voice is outstanding, and his fans are never disappointed. If you enjoy music, then you will enjoy the talented Wes Loper.
Friday, May. 08, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Infusing a broad base of musical styles, Rhythm Intervention brings a unique entertainment package by blending Reggae, R&B, Blues and Soulful Rock. With band members bringing influences from such diverse musical locations as Jamaica, New Orleans, Texas and the Gulf Coast there is a wealth of entertaining and recognizable material to draw from. Members include Octavius EyenEye Wright on Vocals and Percussion, Brian K. Williams on Drum, Cajon & Vocals, Bob Erickson on Guitar & Vocals and anchoring the ever changing groove is Carl Gates III on Bass Guitar. With the ability to play diverse styles and 3 lead vocalists, Rhythm Intervention is a constantly changing musical blend that is entertaining growing crowds on the Gulf Coast from Pensacola to Mobile, including such hot spots as The Flora-Bama, The Hangout, Tacky Jack’s, Moe’s BBQ, Castaway’s, DeCuba, Courtyard 311, the Gumbo Shack and the Old 27 Grill. And the list of venues is sure to only grow in the months to come as this band is truly “Catching a Wave”….