“in the groove” for Monday, August 3, 2015

BettySoo / Roots Rock Review / John T Floores Country Store

Song and Artist: “Secrets” by BettySoo of Austin, Texas

BettySoo, singer-songwriter, Austin, Texas.
BettySoo, singer-songwriter, Austin, Texas.

images courtesy the official website for BettySoo


“Secrets” by BettySoo

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Radio Show: Greg Gaughan’s “Roots Rock Review”

Greg Gaughan, host of
Greg Gaughan, host of “Roots & Rock Review”

images courtesy WBZC website

Pemberton, New Jersey radio station WBZC of Burlington County College airs “Roots Rock Review,” a lively show hosted by Greg Gaughan, featuring roots-rock Americana.

From host Greg Gaughan:

“Playing the best mix of eclectic Roots-Rock and Americana music heard on the terrestrial and FM airwaves broadcasting from the Pinelands of South Jersey. It is a 4 hour festival of music on your radio! “

Roots Rock Review” airs 11am to 3pm EST on 88.9FM WBZC, 100.7FM, Pemberton, New Jersey.

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Supporter of Americana (venue): John T Floores Country Store, Helotes, Texas

John T Floores Country Store, Helotes, Texas
John T Floores Country Store, Helotes, Texas

images courtesy Floores Country Store website and San Antonio Magazine

Floores Country Store is a sentimental favorite of mine; this is where I first learned the two-step many years ago, back when the town of Helotes was considered to be in the remote outskirts of San Antonio. Now the area has developed into a thriving suburb, but Floores Country Store remains an important and popular landmark and venue for top notch Country and Americana artists to perform.

Excerpt from the John T Floores Country Store website:

“…Known by many as the musical “birthplace” of Willie Nelson, Willie immortalized John T. Floore in his hit recording “Shotgun Willie”. John T. Floore and Wille Nelson were partners in the original Willie Nelson Music Company. In the March 2001 issue of Texas Monthly, John T. Floore Country Store was listed as one of the ’50 Things Every Texan Should Do.’

Opened in 1942 by Mr. John T. Floore, himself, John T. Floore Country Store was not a store at all, but a unique Texas Dance Hall and Cafe. Floore’s, long renowned for its world famous tamales and homemade bread, offers a full menu of great “Texas Cafe” style food, ice cold beer and and truly unique “Texccentric” atmosphere.”

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