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< class="art-postheader">Bobby Giles & Texas Gales CD Release Party

Bobby Giles & Texas Gales CD Release Party

Saturday August 19 2023 at 7:00p

University Park United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall (across from Smith Park)
4024 Caruth Boulevard, Dallas, Texas  75225

Join us for a special night of family-friendly fun and bluegrass music to celebrate the release of the long-awaited new CD by Bobby Giles & Texas Gales entitled The Music of Life!  Our friends at University Park United Methodist Church have graciously allowed us to use their Fellowship Hall on Saturday night, August 19 2023 at 7p for this show and celebration! 

Please register in advance to help us plan for this event.  A suggested donation of $20 per person gets admission to the party as well as an autographed copy of the new CD!  A donation of $30 gets two people into the party and one autographed CD.  Please note the names of the attendees on the donation comment box, and we’ll handle the rest!  You may also donate at the door on the night of the show.

About Bobby Giles & Texas Gales

A gale is defined as “a very strong wind” and “a burst of sound.” When one thinks of the windswept Texas plains and the iconic culture of the region, it invokes a sense of timelessness and the strength and passion of a uniquely western nobility.  These storied Texas winds carry the sounds, the songs, and the ghosts of yesterday across the land.  But a gale is also something to be reckoned with.  It is forceful and demands your attention – just like the music of Bobby Giles & Texas Gales.

Bobby’s father was a conductor on the Santa Fe Railroad.  He loved the railroad, his family, football, quail hunting, fishing, and music.  He taught Bobby the importance of being passionate about everything he does.  Bobby and his brother Dan were proud sons of ‘ManyMilesGiles’ in his sharp conductor’s uniform. One day he brought Bobby a new Kay Sunburst guitar. Bobby taught himself to play by watching the Honest Jess and Ernest Tubb shows on Saturdays, listening to every gospel quartet show he could find, and by emulating the sounds that filled his bedroom from his transistor radio.

His grandpa’s name was Virgil but everyone called him “Pa.” Not long after Bobby got his first guitar, Pa took him to the fairgrounds where a bluegrass band was playing.  Bobby was awestruck by the three-part harmonies and the chords that the guitarist played. He went home that night motivated to practice!

Like most young musicians, Bobby had aspirations of being the “next big thing”, but he was also a decent football player.  Football took center stage until his University of Texas playing days were over.  Fortunately, Bobby never quit practicing those chords he learned from that bluegrass guitar player at the fairgrounds.

Today Bobby pursues his love for bluegrass music through songwriting, performing, and recording.  He recently had the honor of being produced by award-winning fiddle player and Appalachian Road Show member Jim VanCleve.  Bobby Giles and Texas Gales have recently teamed up with Bell Buckle Records to release his latest upcoming album, “The Music of Life.”

< class="art-postheader">Nu-Blu in Concert

Nu-Blu In Concert

Friday March 18, 2022 at 7:15p

University Park United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall (across from Smith Park)
4024 Caruth Boulevard, Dallas, Texas  75225

A good crowd gathered for a special night of acoustic music with Nu-Blu in the Fellowship Hall of University Park United Methodist Church on Friday, March 18 2022.

North Carolina-based Nu-Blu established themselves as one of the top roots-music acts in the industry, delivering a set of songs that range from the melancholy to the exuberant.  They are working to bring bluegrass music to the masses, serving as the permanent host of nationally-syndicated TV show “Bluegrass Ridge,” which airs in 160 million homes worldwide.

Hailing from Siler City North Carolina, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn’s soprano is one of the band’s defining traits.  Daniel is the group’s backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist who also handles band management. Austin Hefflefinger on banjo and Justin Harrison on mandolin round out the quartet’s warm, layered, Appalachian sound.

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