The City that brought you Western Swing, T Bone Burnett and Leon Bridges… is putting the spotlight on a new selection of artists from the Modern West. Grab a drink, a bite to eat and Discover the New Sounds of Texas. Brought to you by Visit Fort Worth, Hear Fort Worth, Smith Music & Printed Threads.

 

Fort Worth Artists

David TribbleDavid Tribble
This Fort Worth Tx singer-songwriter, and former middle school teacher, undoubtedly has soul behind his craft. “David’s music comes across as humble, rich with emotion and honesty, and there is a haunting quality to his songs.” -Americana Highways.  Spanning the Folk, Indie and Americana genres, and whether performing solo or with his band, he draws the listener in with a raspy telling about the challenges and victories from his own journey of starts and stops along the way, as heard on his latest album release, “Golden Junk”.  
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Jesse SpradlinJesse Spradlin
Jesse Spradlin. Virginia-born. Texas-grown. This singer-songwriter grew up the fourth of five children, saturated in soulful music and surrounded by family harmony. On her 13th birthday, Jesse received a baby Yamaha guitar from her mother and Blues-Hall-of-Fame guitarist father. Before even learning a full chord, Jesse wrote her first song.  Jesse’s Americana vibe swings from innocent, rainy-day melodies to swampy, soulful powerhouse numbers. Said to be a unique mixture of Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, and Alison Krauss, Jesse’s voice and songwriting take your heart and soul on a musical journey. Jesse and her husband Alexander have made their home in Fort Worth, TX, where she pursues a career as a full-time singer-songwriter and performing artist.
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Tom SlessTom Sless
With a voice that comes in shades of Cash, Springsteen, and Stapleton, Tom Sless treads the lines between 60s outlaw, 70s Heartland, and modern Americana. Having performed more than 150 shows in just under two years in Fort Worth and throughout the country, Sless has taken an old school, in-person approach to marketing his music: winning one fan at a time. Yet it’s not followers, views, or streams that motivate him. Sless is on a mission to uncover that unifying force of human nature residing in the heart of every human being; the singular light that might just reconnect a fractured country. Sless isn’t hiding this mission away. Rather, he is embedding it right into the lyrics and atmosphere of his forthcoming sophomore effort, produced by Tim Lightyear (Shane Smith & the Saints; Lowdown Drifters). Look out for this second full length album to be released in 2023.
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Keegan McInroeKeegan McInroe
Keegan McInroe is a writer, musician. and international touring artist based in Fort Worth, Texas. Keeping in spirit with his predecessor troubadouring minstrels, Keegan has spent the better part of the last two decades traversing the roads, wildernesses, and cities of the Old World and New, weaving the resulting experiences and observations together with varied influences from folk, country, and the blues to create an original and evolving tapestry of lyric-driven American roots music.
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Squeezebox BanditsSqueezebox Bandits
Fort Worth, Texas own Squeezebox Bandits is led by a dude with an accordion! Frontman man Abel Casillas takes the honky-tonk music he grew up listening to and adds the flair he honed while playing accordion in Tejano bands for a sound that is familiar, and yet unorthodox. The Squeezebox Bandits have been together since 2017. With the release of the band’s third album ‘Check to Check,’ now on the Statefair Records label out of Dallas, Tx. Squeezebox Bandits are making their way to a stage near you!
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Matt TedderMatt Tedder
Matt Tedder has long called Fort Worth home. But home is rarely where a musician lays his head, bringing nights from street corners to festivals. Those adventures are finding fruit in a forthcoming album from producer Gordy Quist of Band of Heathens infamy. Country roots were ever present, but blues called him out at a young age and the road home was long. Lauded as a guitar man since he was a boy, Tedder now feeds his true calling as a honkytonk wordsmith. He’s capable of laying down embraceable turn of phrase inside everything from a hot Austin boogie to a post war waltz. Then he’ll light up your lava lamp with a psychedelic romp suitable for a desert run. Of course, those blues are always close at hand & he can slide ‘em into a set seamlessly. His voice carries a comforting Texas twang like no other, infused with childhood memories of the haunting sounds of Merle & Hank. Everybody does time in Nashville then makes parole & goes home, Willie in ‘72 and Tedder at just twenty after a hard ride. Now after some good time on the loose, Visit Fort Worth has him back in town for his second stint. Y’all get ready…
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Jacob FurrJacob Furr
Jacob Furr is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator from Texas. Beginning in 2008 with his album The Only Road, Furr has been releasing albums of thoughtful, well crafted songs. Furr can be found playing solo or with the members of his band on stages across the country.

"Furr’s songwriting creates whole times and places around pivotal moments in the lives of his characters, people lost amidst huge forces around them, happenings concerning fate and prophecy and the great weight of history pressing down" @VariousSmallFlames
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Louie TheSingerLouie TheSinger is a Mexican American country R&B singer who turns his own life experiences Into music with his own Texas urban twist. With reaching over 35 million views in content and over a quarter million followers across all platforms he has definitely began to show he has the Latin community loving country music in a whole new way when he incorporates Spanish in his records. “I’m just having fun making music at this point it’s a win win”
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