Chris Welch (Denton, TX)
Chris Welch is a veteran of the North Texas music scene. Beginning in 2003 with Denton’s Pinebox Serenade, Welch fronted one of DFW’s preeminent alt country acts, releasing four albums in 10 years supported by tours in the South and the Midwest. Beyond Pinebox, Welch contributed vocals and lead guitar to two albums with Irish folk band The Jakeys as well as lead vocals and guitar to two albums with Blues rock band Old Warhorse. Currently a solo R&B/Soul artist backed by The Cicada Killers, Welch brings influences Eddie Hinton, Otis Redding, Dan Penn, Alex Chilton, James Carr, and others to the vibrant post-rock, post-alt, roots-forward North Texas Music scene. His next album is forthcoming from Goliad Media.
The Mighty Orq (Houston, TX)
Since 2002 The Mighty Orq has been performing solo and with his band across the US and Europe. He has won multiple awards, released seven albums, and an instructional DVD for solo resonator slide guitar. He is a uniquely talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in the American Roots Music genres.
Charlie and the Regrets (Houston, TX)
We are a Houston based alt-country/Americana band. Since the release of our 2015 EP, we have made several radio and television appearances and played venues across Texas and the Gulf coast including: Gruene Hall (New Braunfels), The Old Quarter (Galveston), The Continental Club (Houston), The House of Blues (Houston), Adair’s Saloon (Dallas), The Raven Tower (Houston), The Rattle Inn (Austin), Fitzgerald’s (Houston), Poodie’s Hilltop Cafe (Austin), The Firehouse Saloon (Houston), Longhorn Saloon (Vinton, LA). Cuts from the EP are regularly played on KPFT 90.1 FM and the band gets regular mentions in Free Press Houston features on “The Best Of” Houston entertainment lists.