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The Road Less Traveled is the live-audience version of the Defining Audacity Radio Show and Podcast. In these listening-room events, Drew Myers sits down with some of the best singer/songwriters on the Texas Music scene. He puts these artists – and their incredible music – in the spotlight. The Road Less Traveled is presented by First National Bank of Granbury.

The audience will experience  “the most intimate venue in Texas” and between the great songs and Drew’s insightful questioning, will gain a new and meaningful understanding about each performer and their music.

An added plus is the “Rising Star Stage” presented by Zack Erwin - Texas Farm Bureau. Before each show, a “rising star” will perform and give the audience an even greater exposure to Texas singer-songwriters!

Feel free to bring a six pack and come enjoy a great Sunday afternoon!

Jade Marie Patek

September 8, 2019

Jade Marie Patek comes from a rich musical lineage as the granddaughter of polka legend, Joe Patek, who delighted crowds and dance halls for decades with his Orchestra. Using her polka dots as inspiration, Jade began singing at a young age, which evolved to picking up instruments, writing original music and playing professionally by the time she graduated from college at Texas State University. Over the last ten years, Jade has been writing songs that are fueled by life experiences and a whole lot of heart and soul. Her is music is purely Texan and definitely original. She calls her genre of music “marble rye bread” showing infusions of Americana/Texas Country with flares of blues, fun, and soul. In her free time, Jade loves to fish the Texas coast and enjoy the fresh air of the Hill Country. You can find her in a boat in Rockport with her family most of the summer, but to Jade, her hometown will always be Shiner, Texas, where her family originally settled and the Patek name is commonly known. Jade has done an “Inspirational Notes” event with Drew and been on his weekly show at LSA Burger in Denton, Texas but this actually her first time to sit down and get the opportunity to share her story with Drew.

John Baumann

October 13, 2019

When he released his last studio album – Proving Grounds in 2017 – John Baumann was hailed as a “Texas troubadour on the rise.” Lonestar Magazine wrote: “Too soon for accolades? Nah. More like right on time. And so long as he keeps gunning for the horizon ... there oughta be a lot more of ’em coming down the line..." One of the songs on his fourth studio album was “Old Stone Church.” Baumann shows his guts on this track, sharing his experience of losing his father to cancer. It earned a spot onto Saving Country Music's "Best Songs of 2017" list. Baumann is the perfect artist for a listening room setting. His songwriting deserves to be heard in this type of environment. On October 13, the audience at The New Granbury Live will get to receive this incredible gift.

https://www.johnbaumannmusic.com/

Rising Star Stage presented by Zack Erwin – Texas Farm Bureau: Larry Hooper

Prophets & Outlaws

November 10, 2019

Born out of the Dallas, Texas, Prophets & Outlaws is a band compiled of brothers and friends whose broad musical tastes have put them all over the Texas music charts and in front of thousands of clamoring fans. Poetic descriptions and catchy turns of phrase all fall shamefully short of accurately conveying their music prowess. PAO is simply a band that must be heard to be truly understood, and it’s their unique stylings and homegrown chemistry that brings music fans out to their live shows night after night. Prophets & Outlaws is already a member of the Defining Audacity family. Matt Boggs, Stevie G and James Guckenheimer came on the Road Less Traveled earlier in 2019. It was a once-in-a-lifetime show. It was worth bringing them back on November 10th.
https://www.prophetsandoutlaws.com/
Rising Star Stage presented by Zack Erwin – Texas Farm Bureau: Kerri Lick

Tina and Walt Wilkins

December 8, 2019

Walt Wilkins refers to himself as a songwriter, singer, traveler, troubadour. He said: “this is the calling I answered, the life I chose, the way I make my way.” He has made nine solo records, four records with The Mighty Mystiqueros and one with his wife, Tina. And that’s who will be sharing the stage with Walt on December 8. Walt is a two-time member of the Defining Audacity family, but Drew Myers – producer and host of these live-audience shows – wanted to bring him on with his Tina, who is a significant part of his remarkable story. Don’t know Walt Wilkins? These words exemplify his heart: “I know a wide, beautiful variety of mighty poets, pickers, philosophers, artists, and wild spirits. I am a most fortunate man. Mostly, I drive, play & sleep & dream. It’s a rich experience, a wild ride, and the way I make my way. I hope to meet you if I haven't. If I have, I hope to see you again soon on this path.”
https://www.waltwilkins.com
Rising Star Stage presented by Zack Erwin – Texas Farm Bureau: Zach Pack