Texas Music Fest is all about the state and Texas Independence Day. The music is Texas born and one of the groups is not only a state band but a local one.
Junior Gordon Band originated in Alvin and will open the second annual Texas Music Fest in Friendswood March 4 at the corner of FM 518 and FM 2351. The event opens at 2 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. with vendors, exhibits and food trucks.
Junior Gordon was chosen for the talent, beat and message of the band.
The group was nominated in 2013 by The Houston Press for Best Band of the Year; Best Local Video of the Year and Junior himself was nominated for both the Local Musician of the Year and Best Male Vocalist.
Their latest album Watered Down, along with the former album Big, made a big impact on country music.
Along with Gordon, the band consists of Dean Chance on lead guitar, Brent Dunbar on bass, Todd Parsons on fiddle, Mike Turner on drums and Jamie McCabe on steel. Jase Rooks is the sound engineer.
According to the Junior Gordon website, thanks to a really talented group of musicians who can keep up with the lead singer, they never miss a beat. They just have a stage presence that leaves fans with an ear-to-ear grin at the end of the night.
Attending one of the Junior Gordon shows will never leave you bored; just enjoying talented musicians, and funny, unexpected events that leave you laughing while Junior runs through the place.
Texas Music Fest is presented by the Friends of Downtown Friendswood and is sponsored by Ron Carter. Additional music will be performed by Two Tons of Steel, Josh Ward, and headliner Cory Morrow.
Tickets to the Texas Music Fest are $10 with a VIP ticket for $125. Both are available at the website at fdfa.org.
Story by Karolyn Gephart