By Kathy Olivarez
For those who loved the music of Neal Diamond during their youth, singer Ralph Kuster has put together a show featuring the best of Diamond’s music from his many albums such as “Cracklin’ Rosie,” which tells the story of two fellows sharing bottle of a cheap wine and lamenting their lost loves.
Read more: Ralph Kuster has new Neil Diamond Tribute Show
By Kathy Olivarez
For the first time since covid hit the Valley, the very popular group, Goldwing Express has returned to perform. The group consists of Irishman, Bobby Baldridge, who was referred to in the show as Pop, or, “white man,” and two of his three Indian sons, Steven and Paul, who towered over him. Shawn, a former favorite with crowds, was unable to come.
Read more: Goldwing Express returns to Valley
Genres: Classic Country, Rock n' Roll, Gospel
Playing a variety of Classic Country and Rock n’ Roll, as well as Gospel music for your listening or dancing enjoyment.
This five-piece group features Mary Chamberlin on lead vocals, Doug Chamberlin on rhythm, Dan Steele on lead, Jim Hanson on Bass/Keyboard, and Mike Peterson on drums. And with each also lending their vocal talents you have a group that can’t be beat.
Read more: The Chamberlins and Southern Express
Genre: Oldies, Country Classics
Other Specialty: 50s/60s Rock and Roll, 60s/70s Easy Listening, Mexican Boleros, Mariachi, Gospel and Patriotic Music
Carlos Canas, a Rio Grande Valley local, has been entertaining the Winter Texans for over 35 years. Canas specializes in singing only the very best oldies, country classics, 50s/60s rock and roll, and 60s/70s easy listening hits, plus some Mexican Boleros, mariachi music, and gospel and patriotic music – a little bit of everything found in the Valley.
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Genre: Country / Classic Country
Armed with two guitars and an old suitcase drum, to say this americana duo is greater than the sum of their parts would be a vast understatement. Hailed as one of Alberta’s best kept secrets and known for their dynamic and energetic shows, Winnie Brave is a sonic force to be reckoned with.
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Genre: Comedy, Gospel, Mix of music
Ron has been performing in front of audiences for over 60 years. Whether solos in churches or acting and singing in school choirs, barbershop quartets, musical theatre, or bands and orchestras he feels quite at home.
Read more: Ron and Jan Easter
Genre: 60’s, 70’s
Specialty: John Denver, Neil Diamond, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul & Mary, and others
Florian has a special show titled Those Were the Days ™ - Songs, Stories, Humor. It is an upbeat musical journey of Americas greatest folk and pop songs of the 60’s, including hit songs performed when he was a member of The New Christy Minstrels.
Read more: William Florian
Genres: Classic Country, Classic Rock, Oldies, Blues, and even a few Gospel. Variety
Steven May and the Southern Knights are a South Texas Band playing a variety of Country, Rock & Oldies. Steven and his band were humbled and honored to be voted, “County Western Band of The Year” by the Valley Star Awards in 2022.
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Genre: Late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, Dance Band, Classic Rock & Roll
Specialty: Performing songs by Stevie Ray Vahn, Rollling Stones, Beatles, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, The Rascals, Van Morrison, Eddie Cochran, Loggins & Messina, Bee Gee’s, Moody Blues and more
Instrument(s) - Keyboard, Guitar, Bass and Drums
Poison Ivey is a complete four-piece dance band offering classic rock n roll. This group got together to provide “baby boomer” true classic rock and roll dance music. Their choice of music demonstrates their success in the Valley which is something unique and different.
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Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo
Vocals: Carolyn Routh, Daniel Routh
After releasing four Top Ten Billboard albums, North Carolina based Nu-Blu has quickly established themselves as one of the top Acoustic acts in the music industry, delivering a set of songs that range from the melancholy to the exuberant, and at every step they prove they’ve got a knack for finding their way into the deeper parts of you.
Read more: Nu-Blu