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Who’s Doing What In The FWSA?
Kavin Allenson - Kavin will be performing at Hip Pocket Theater on August 22, before and after the play, 8pm start. www.hippocket.org/ Also check out his album for June, “Hand/Eye”, recorded under the Breaking Light moniker: https://alonetone.com/breakinglight/playlists/june:-hand%2Feye. He also hosts an acoustic song circle at Boulevard Brew in River Oaks, every Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Unplugged. This is an any genre song swap in a comfortable, living room setting with awesome coffee and tea drinks! 5406 River Oaks Blvd. https://www.blvdbrew.com/
Theodore A. Henning II - Theo has completed a new demo CD titled, “Just Some Stuff”, an eclectic mix of original tunes including two songs iconic for Mineral Wells, Texas; Crazy Water and Baker Hotel Blues. The CD or individual songs can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com/artist/theodoreahenningii as well as through streaming services. Additionally, Theo’s latest project is the release of his novel “The Sauwastika Enigma”, a treasure hunting mystery offered at Amazon.com in both Ebook and paperback. If you ever wondered why George Langelaan wrote “The Fly”, you’ll find out in his book!
Rob Owen - Rob has been writing new songs and practicing with keyboardist extraordinaire, Michael Conner, getting ready for future performance opportunities. For more on Rob’s music, go to ReverbNation at www.reverbnation.com/robowen or his website at www.robowenmusic1.com.
Tony Ramey - Tony’s new single is available now. “Dear Mama” is from _Horses to Ride_, Tony’s 14th career compilation release. For further information on Tony’s music, go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Sless - Tom is out and about playing at various local venues. For more info on Tom and his music, go to www.tomsless.com or follow on Instagram (www.instagram.com/tomsless) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/tomsless).
John Terry - John Terry's song, "God's Been Laughing at Me", co-written with Bobby Terry, is on Max Flinn's debut CD, "Meant to Be". Max's single of "God's Been Laughing at Me" reached #74 on the Texas Regional Radio Report in the fall of 2019. John's song, "Grandma's Washing Machine" was recorded by the Rocky Lott Band, and can be found on www.rockylott.com.
Stephen Troum - Stephen “Doc Roc” and The Troumatics are playing 2 shows in August: 8/27 happy hour show, from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Lola’s Trailer Park in Ft Worth, and 8/31, 8:00 to 10:00pm at The Post at River East on Race St, Ft Worth.
Gus Wolman - Gus A. Wolman, III - Gus, has closed shop at WCCMP for good, this time, due primarily to health concerns and "STREAMS". Gus wants to thank his wife, Lisa, for her support and her "hands on" help. Lisa tracked each song pitched to all artists and created the AWESOME looking discs that we sent to hundreds of to Nashville and indie targets. Gus has worked with the FWSA for 20 years, and feels like Rob and several other key players have the association on the right track, by listening to the actual "song", and discounting the performance. After all, "not every songwriter wants to be an artist, which is why many writers have joined FWSA in the first place”. Gus' song, "Mom's Blue Envelope", was released internationally, and is on iTunes and Amazon (as performed by Laurie Shaw, of Banner Records). It charted on Europe's "Hot Disc Chart" for eight weeks in a row . . . with its peak at #8 . . . however, "streams" robbed 99% of all revenues. Gus feels strongly that streams are a cancer that needs to be fixed and fixed soon!! Gus will continue to be a member because he loves music, and he loves the FWSA. Gus and Lisa pray for good health for each member and their families, especially during these most troubled times. Peace and God's Grace!!