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October 12th, 2010
Stars of Texas Music Legacy Series to feature Randy Rogers

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Randy Rogers playing with his band on The Late Show with David Letterman.

STAFF REPORT

Texas State alumnus Randy Rogers will appear Tuesday at the Glade Outdoor Theatre on Moore Street with the Trishas and Walt and Tina Wilkins in the Stars of Texas Music Legacy performance. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend, the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Randy Rogers, a native of Cleburne, has been writing songs since he was 11 years old. While attending Texas State, Rogers performed some of his original songs at an open mic night at the Cheatham Street Warehouse. The Randy Rogers Band recorded its first release there, “Live at the Cheatham Street Warehouse” in 2002.

Since then, the band has had several critically acclaimed releases, such as “Like it Used to Be,” “Rollercoaster,” “Live at Billy Bob’s Texas,” “Just a Matter of Time” and the Radney Foster-produced “The Randy Rogers Band.” The current release, on MCA Nashville, is “Burning the Day.”

The Trishas formed as a one-time performance group for a 2009 tribute concert for songwriter Kevin Welch at the Steamboat Music Festival. Their harmonies and styles blended so well that they just kept on going. The Trishas are Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee and Savannah Welch. They play a memorable blend of bluegrass-americana. Their current release is an EP, “They Call Us the Trishas.”

Walt and Tina Wilkins are accomplished musicians based in San Antonio. Walt Wilkins is also the leader of Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros. His wife, Tina, is an highly regarded songwriter. Both of them are musical story tellers praised for their writing style.

The Stars of Texas Music Legacy Series is an annual Texas State music event presented through the efforts of Gary Hartman, director of the Center for Texas Music History, and Richard Cheatham, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Limited parking for the event is available on Moore Street. Alternate handicap parking is available at the recycling center and can be accessed on either the Moore Street or the Lindsey Street entrances with access to the venue provided by small transport. The Glade Outdoor Theatre has bench seating, or attendees can bring their own lawn chairs or blankets and sit on the hillside.

In the event of rain, the concert will be relocated to Evans Auditorium.

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