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Texas Songwriters in the Round- Rise at the Special Easter Show at Sandstone!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 • Posted April 13, 2011

TEXAS SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND, had the “best show ever” according to organizers, on March 17th at Sandstone Cellars Winery in Mason Texas. Visitors and Mason folks showed up and celebrated the spring weather and fantastic music. Steve Brooks from Austin Texas performed many of his unique, original songs including one that made it onto a Slaid Cleaves CD. Mason’s own Hillhouse brought in the Irish and had the kids dancing on the lawn. There were performers from Brady Texas and Castell as well as other local guests gracing the stage. By any standards, this all ages show was a grand success. Daryl Watson of Mason Texas provided sound and stage support.For the next show, April 21, the special guest is Misha ben David from Austin Texas. He was one of the original songwriters to appear at the old Art Feed Store in 1999! Come hear how MBD has developed and catch his great entertaining performance. Also appearing is Hillhouse, Jerialice, Jim Brown, Brendan Weatherman and special media guests from the San Angelo Standard Times to video the show and interview Ms. Arsenault for a feature article. The new hours are from 7-10pm and there is an open mic from 9:30 to 10.Every third Thursday of each month through November, expect to go to Sandstone and watch some of Texas’ most original and fun musicians while enjoying wine, family and new friends. A tee shirt to commemorate this season highlights Mason County’s support of live original music and the arts. Partners on the shirt are Mason County Chamber of Commerce, Mason National Bank, RE-MAX- Believe, Keyser Country Cabin, The Thing Is Boutique , Sandstone Cellars Winery, RiverSounds Recording Resort, Brad Glass Computer Solutions, Sonia Castillo-Musician/Singer, North-Side Grocery Cafe, A-List B&B Reservation Services, and Off The Square Hair Company. These Mason businesses are going to be putting out brochures, cards and more at each show to show their support. Janice Ramalho of Guaren-tees has generously donated the shirts. Tee shirts are for sale as well as CD’s by various artists at the winery during the shows.The purpose of TSR is promote local talent, provide family entertainment and help get out the word about Chemo Sabe, which is a cancer outreach program. A portion of proceeds go into the Chemo Sabe fund. The main fundraiser for GCKR and Chemo Sabe is the Great Castell Kayak Race, which is June 4th. It is the biggest kayak race in Texas and serves to educate the public and integrate community awareness. TSR also performs at the races each year to add sparkle to the finish line.ger/apr 13 songwriters in the round Texas Songwriters in the Round - Rise at the Special Easter Show at Sandstone!By Jerialice Arsenault

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