It’s time again for the annual KEOS Lone Star Jam (formerly the Volunteer Jam). This year, KEOS will close out the fall pledge drive on Sunday, October 2, at the Lakeside Icehouse at Lake Bryan (http://www.lakebryan.com) with a celebration of local music and community radio! Doors open at noon with the music starting at 1 pm. This year, we’ll also have a live auction (instead of a silent auction as we’ve had in the past). There is a $25 suggested donation at the door; all proceeds go to KEOS 89.1 FM.
Here’s the day’s line-up:
Stay tuned to KEOS 89.1 FM for details about live auction items and more!
You can find this Jam on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/795696490570168/ .
This program made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley
Yep, renowned raconteur and Governor Of The Heart Of Texas Kinky Friedman (www.kinkyfriedman.com) is once again touring his beloved state of Texas behind his first album of new material in 39 years, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met. The legendary outlaw country singer/songwriter, novelist and Texas Jewboy recorded the Avenue A Records/Thirty Tigers disc mixing originals with interpretations of the music of his greatest contemporaries. It has received rave reviews across the board, making it Kinky’s best and most popular release ever.
The tour starts in Bryan, TX, at the Village Cafe, 210 W. 26th St., on Tuesday, September 20th and finishes in Tomball on the 27th. Kinky will be performing solo, and his long-time pal, Brian Kanof, will be auctioning off bottles in every town of Man In Black Tequila (which is co-owned by Brian, Kinky and a third party) to benefit the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.
Kinky Friedman has been a long-time supporter of independent, community radio, and he is generously donating proceeds from the meet-and-greet at the Village to KEOS 89.1 FM. Tickets for the concert only are $30, and tickets for the concert and meet-and-greet to benefit KEOS are available for $45. To get your tickets, stop by Village Café or click here to order your tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kinky-friedman-at-the-village-tickets-4401428792
The meet-and-greet starts at 6 pm, and the concert starts at 7 pm. Tickets will also be sold at the door if the event is not sold out by show time, so get your tickets today!
All of the volunteers at KEOS thank Kinky Friedman for his generosity and support of community radio over the years. We invite everyone to join us on September 20 at Village!
September 16 – October 2
KEOS’s Fall Fund Drive begins September 16 and ends with a great line up at the KEOS Lone Star Music Jam, on October 2 at the Lake Bryan Icehouse.
During the drive we’ll be visiting on air with some of our favorite local musicians, including some you’ll hear at the Jam. Leavenworth will be on air with us, September 24th at 1 pm, to play a few tunes. Come by the station with your donation of $10 or more and pick up their new CD. Tune in to Bluebonnet Trail and catch John Prihoda. Among the premiums we’re offering are two tickets to the September 20th Kinky Friedman Concert at The Village. Visit KEOS Facebook for updates on the drive.
We make it easy for you to donate — just go to keos.org and click DONATE NOW! to make a one-time or recurring donation. Or you can call 979-7795367 or come by the station with your donation at 202 E Carson, Bryan.
Thanks to our Listeners. You keep KEOS on air!
TUNE IN TO KEOS at 3 pm on Friday, September 9 to catch Jeff Cooper’s live interview with Manzy Lowry and hear a few of his tunes. Later that day, he’ll be performing at the Lake Bryan Icehouse.
Making his way in the footsteps of earlier songsters in the Texas music scene, singer/songwriter Manzy Lowry carries on the outlaw tradition of country soul and Texas pride. Original ballads are trademarks of his talent — his story-songs paint pictures of particular places in time, and they may just make you feel proud to be a Texan.
In 2014 Manzy Lowry was accepted into The Last Honky Tonk Music Series http://www.lasthonkytonk.org/ . A long-time supporter of KEOS, Lowry has performed at the annual KEOS Jam.
Beginning Saturday, July 23rd, KEOS will air The Texas Music Hour of Power from 3-5 pm on Saturday! DJ Joe Nick Patoski, Texas author and regional music aficionado, showcases all kinds of Texas sounds created over the past century of recorded music. For a preview of the show, check out this link! The Tex-Mex Tejano Mix will continue to air from 5-7 pm.
As many of you know, Democracy Now! featuring Amy Goodman airs every weekday from 9 – 10 am. Starting Tuesday, July 19th, KEOS will air an additional hour of their special 2016 convention season coverage. Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! crew will travel to Cleveland and Philadelphia to report from the streets, to the suites, to the convention floor. Tune-in for your source of progressive news coverage of the convention, Tuesday – Friday, from 10-11 am, right after the regular Democracy Now! programming.
The KEOS Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who made it out to see Walt Wilkins and Tina Mitchell Wilkins on June 24 at the Grand Stafford Theater. Wow! What a great crowd! It was a lot of fun meeting so many people and celebrating the end of the pledge drive with such great music.
Special thanks to Walt Wilkins and Tina Mitchell Wilkins for sharing their talents with us. Walt and Tina truly appreciate community radio, and the show was incredible. What talented performers! Thanks to Ben Morris and the Great American Boxcar Chorus (GABC) for kicking off the evening with a great set. GABC played some new songs, along with some old favorites. They know how to start a party off right! As always, the Grand Stafford Theater was the perfect venue, and the staff and management really helped to make this a special show.
We also appreciate the support of the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, the City of Bryan, and the City of College Station for their continued support through a grant underwriting this concert series.
Finally, none of this would be possible without the support of KEOS’s loyal listeners. Thank you for supporting KEOS and live music in our community!
What artists would you like to see KEOS bring to town as part of the Lone Star Music Series? Please let us know by filling out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8X9JFT7. You don’t have to have attended the concert in order to complete the survey. We will use these survey results in our quarterly grant report to the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. This survey will be available through Sunday, July 17, 2016. —–
–The KEOS All Volunteer Board of Directors Krista, Kevin, Bucky, Suil, Kim
Thanks to all KEOS and keos.org Listeners for donating to the Summer Fund Drive AND for helping us meet our matching funds goal.
Special thanks to those who set up their pledges as “recurring,” which provides ongoing, reliable funding for the station’s reliably ongoing costs.
YOU ALL ARE KEOS, keos.org….
KEOS 89.1 FM welcomes Walt Wilkins and Tina Mitchell Wilkins in concert on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan as part of the station’s ongoing Lone Star Music Series. Local favorites Ben Morris and the Great American Boxcar Chorus (http://www.boxcarchorus.com) will open the show. Beginning June 1, tickets will be available for purchase at http://grandstaffordtheater.com. General admission (standing room only) tickets are available for $15, and reserved seating tickets are available for $25.
Walt Wilkins (http://waltwilkins.com) is well known to many KEOS listeners. Wilkins brings a real passion to his music, and has described his life as a songwriter and performer: “I have had a fair share of songs recorded by other folks, which was my dream all along, and I have played shows with heroes & real poets & the deepest of cats. But I live for the gig tonight, and tomorrow.” For the Lone Star Music Series concert, he’ll be joined by his wife Tina Mitchell Wilkins (http://www.tinamitchellwilkins.com), who has lived and worked in Los Angeles and Nashville, but is now proud to call Texas home.
KEOS kicked off the Lone Star Music Series last year with a concert by Sam Baker, Carrie Elkins, and Chip Dolan. The Lone Star Music Series promotes independent Texas music by featuring artists with deep Texas roots. In addition to providing our community with great concerts, the series also strives to educate the general public about Texas-based musicians, singers, and songwriters. KEOS is proud to partner with the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan again this year. The Lone Star Music Series is made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
Join us on June 24 as we celebrate Texas music and all-volunteer, community radio!
After many years and a number of repeats, Sierra Club Radio is no longer producing new shows. KEOS says a sad goodbye to this popular program.
Starting this Sunday morning, Sierra Club Radio is replaced by Bioneers at 6:30 AM.
At 6 PM on Sunday, Big Picture Science, a weekly one-hour science magazine that connects ideas in surprising and humorous ways, replaces Bioneers and Sierra Club.
Tune in Wednesday afternoons at 4 PM for Good Books Radio, a 30-minute interview show with authors of newly published books.
Let us know what you think of the new selections.