Float: Lake Concert Series (DFW)

Summer unofficially begins this weekend. Are you ready? Join us at Float: Lake Concert Series (DFW) this Sunday. It will be a swimmingly good time!

Food Trucks 'n Beer Tents. 8 bands...

Bands: James McMurtry, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Wayne Hancock, The O's, Michael Donner & The Southern Renaissance, Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos.
DFW’s Summer Concert Series at Hidden Cove on Lake Lewisville

FLOAT is a series of events that are set to take place in conjunction with Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.   During the day long events, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the concept’s central theme – BANDS. BOATING. SWIMMING. FLOATING

FLOAT is about creating the essence of leisurely lake life while on holiday. Music performances will feature premiere Americana, Texas country, alt-country, folk and southern rock to go along with beer tents, food vendors, and backyard style festivities.

Keep up with these events at their FloatLakeConcertSeries Facebook page.





Potato Potahto


Dos Paisanos



Kammok - Camping in Style

While having a conversation one day, Greg McEvilly was looking into the camping industry and accidentally said the words "kammok" instead of camping hammok (ref).  By accident, the company Kammok was born.

The products of Kammok are engineered and designed to not only be stylish and comfortable, but to also be extremely easy to use.  The Kammok can easily be attached to any tree while out camping.

The Focus of this company goes beyond just making money.  Their desire is to promote social awareness to issues around the world.

Greg McEvilly, the founder and CEO is from the great state of Texas.  He is an alumni of Texas Tech University and was a very active student around campus.  He was able to take his passion for the outdoors and serving people and turn it into a business.

This influential Texan created a product that has been featured in Wired, Tech Crunch, Uncrate, Discovery News, ABC, and Wall Street Journal.

Check out Greg's interview on Plywood People.

Check Kammok out at http://www.kammok.com

Texas Music Magazine - Top 50 Texas Classic Songs

We love Texas Music Magazine.  If you don't subscribe  to it, what are you waiting for??
This last issue has an essential Texas album list and song list that every Texan should be familiar with if not own.  Below is the top Texas song list.  Let the debate begin!  Good ole West Texas boys in red.

According to Texas Music Magazine here are the Top 50 Classic Texas Songs:

1. “That’ll Be the Day”-Buddy Holly (Lubbock)
2. “Deep in the Heart” of Texas-Gene Autry
3. “Faded Love”-Bob Wills (Hall County)
4. “You’re Gonna Me Me”-The 13th Floor Elevators
5. “For the Sake of the Song”-Townes Van Zandt
6. “Call It Stormy Monday”-T Bone Walker
7. “Oh, Pretty Woman”-Roy Orbison (Wink)
8. “She’s About a Mover”-Sir Douglas Quartet
9. “You Don’t Know Me”-Cindy Walker
10. “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye”-Mickey Newbury
11. “Hide Away”-Freddie King
12. “Honky Tonk Heroes”-Waylon Jennings (Littlefield)
13. “Me and Bobby McGee”-Janis Joplin
14. “Waltz Across Texas”-Ernest Tubb
15. “Crazy”-Willie Nelson
16. “See That My Grave is Kept Clean-Blind Lemon Jefferson
17. “Tighten Up”-Archie Bell
18. I Fought the Law”-Bobby Fuller Four (El Paso)
19. “The Road Goes on Forever”-Robert Earl Keen
20. “Dublin Blues”-Guy Clark (Monahans)
21. “Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground”-Blind Willie Johnson
22. “Dallas”-Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Lubbock)
23. “If I Had a Boat”-Lyle Lovett
24. “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”-Freddie Fender
25. “Love at the Five and Dime”-Nanci Griffith
26. “Texas Flood”-Stevie Ray Vaughan
27. “Mojo Hand”-Lightnin’ Hopkins
28. “Sunday Morning Coming Down”-Kris Kristofferson
29. “Harper Valley PTA”-Jeannie C. Riley
30. “Amarillo by Morning”-George Strait
31. “Wooly Bully”-Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
32. “Tom Moore’s Farm”-Mance Lipscomb
33. “Amor Prohibido”-Selena
34. “Heartaches by the Number”-Ray Price
35. “Clay Pigeons”-Blaze Foley
36. “Makin Pies”-Patty Griffin
37. “Guitar Town”-Steve Earle
38. “Odessa”-Sam Baker
39. “Whiskey River”-Johnny Rush
40. “La Grange”-ZZ Top
41. “Midnight Special”-Leadbelly
42. “Why Baby Why”-George Jones
43. “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal”-Billy Joe Shaver
44. “Mistress”-Caroline Herring
45. “The Wolfman of Del Rio”-Terry Allen (Lubbock)
46. “I Ain’t Living Long Like This”-Rodney Crowell
47. “Two More Bottles of Wine”-Delbert McClinton (Lubbock)
48. “Wide Open Spaces”-Dixie Chicks (Lubbock)
49. “Frosty”-Albert Collins
50. “London Homesick Blues”-Gary P. Nunn (Brownfield)

Texas Music Magazine - Essential Texas Albums

Here is the Texas Music Magazine list of the Essential Albums that every Texan should own.  Good stuff right here folks!  How many do you own? We've got bits and pieces of tons of these!
Texas Music Magazine 50 Essential Texas Albums:
Terry Allen-”Lubbock (On Everything)”
Sam Baker-”Mercy”*
Bobby “Blue” Bland-”Two Steps From the Blues”
Gatemouth Brown-”Alright Again!”
Guy Clark-”Old No. 1″
Slaid Cleaves-”Broke Down”
Ornette Coleman-”Shape of Jazz to Come”
Albert Collins-”Ice Pickin’”
Christopher Cross-”Christoper Cross”
Rodney Crowell-”The Houston Kid”
Steve Earle-”Guitar Town”
Joe Ely-”Live Shots”
The Flatlanders-”More a Legend Than a Band”*
Blaze Foley-”Live at the Austin Outhouse”
Kinky Friedman-”Sold American”
Patty Griffin-”1000 Kisses”
Nanci Griffith-”Little Love Affairs”
Butch Hancock-”Eats Away the Night”*
Terri Hendrix-”Wilory Farm”
Caroline Herring-”Twilight”*
Buddy Holly-”‘Chirping’ Crickets”
Ray Wylie Hubbard-”Eternal and Lowdown”*
Waylon Jennings-”Honky Tonk Heroes”
George Jones-”I Am What I Am”
Janis Joplin-”Pearl”
Freddie King-”Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away”*
Kris Kristofferson-”Kristofferson”
Mance Lipscomb-”Texas Songster”*
Lyle Lovett-”Pontiac”
James McMurtry-”Childish Things”
Willie Nelson-”Red Headed Stranger”
Old 97s-”Too Far to Care”
Roy Orbison-”Oh, Pretty Woman”*
Willis Alan Ramsey-”Willis Alan Ramsey”*
Marty Robbins-”Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs”
Selena-”Amor Prohibido”
Billy Joe Shaver-”Old Five and Dimers Like Me”*
Sir Douglas Quintet-”Mendocino”
Victoria Spivey-”Volume 1, 1926-27″
Spoon-”Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga”
George Strait-”Strait From the Heart”
Texas Tornadoes-”Texas Tornadoes”
Townes Van Zandt-”Live at the Old Quarter”
Stevie Ray Vaughan-”Texas Flood”
Jerry Jeff Walker-”Viva Terlingua”
T-Bone Walker-”Complete Recordings”
Johnny Guitar Watson-”Space Guitar”*
Lucinda Williams-”Lucinda Williams”*
Johnny Winter-”Johnny Winter”*
ZZ Top-”Tres Hombres”

Cinco De Mayo - Celina, TX

Celina, TX is more than just a small town known for it's record eight state championship football teams.   They also host fun events like the hot air balloon festival in October and the Celina Cinco De Mayo celebration.

We had the opportunity of participating as a vendor at the Cinco De Mayo celebration on the square.  From 2pm until 10pm, people from all around the North Texas area came to share in the festivities.

Loud music, dancing, pinata hitting, jalapeno eating contest, balloon stomping, great food, warm weather, and very nice people made for a fun afternoon.

We would highly recommend Jimbo's Pizza and Jim Miller's "Beast Mode" burger.

Tumbleweed TexStyles Booth

TWT Blog Launch

Finally, we decided to get the Tumbleweed TexStyles' blog rolling. This blog will be more than just talking about ourselves. It will be dedicated to all things Texas.   Your TWT writers will consist of Co-Owners Brian Wysong & Jeb Matulich.

Well, we thought we would kick this blog off with the shirts we have created up to this point. We are happy to say that these Texas shirts have been sold in over 28 states in less than nine months. Thank you for the support!

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