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Heart Strings & Highways New Orleans, LA January 23, 2020

Chickie Wah Wah 8-11 pm

Chickie Wah Wah is a ticketed Music venue in New Orleans, Louisiana. With Live Music almost Every Night. Centrally located in Mid-City, a Street Car Ride away from the historic French Quarter. Relax & catch up with old friends in our smoke-free club or hang out on our outdoor patio.

Chickie Wah Wah supports musicians, door cover is set by the artists, who receive 100% of the proceeds!

THURSDAY, January 23rd

Jeff Plankenhorn & Scrappy Jud, Shelley King,Robert Cline Jr., Kim Caron, Douglas Greer, Courtney Hale Riva & Monty Russell

Heart Strings & Highways (HS&H) is a cooperative partnership between music venues, artists and grass roots communities.

On Thursday, January 23rd, HS&H will collaborate with local venues to create a destination for partnering artists, venues & sponsors in New Orleans, LA. The objective of these events is to cooperatively partner with stakeholders, artists and venues to provide tools promote and incentivize audiences and sponsors.

By partnering with The House of Blues and Chickie Wah Wah, our goal is intended to help promote the future growth and development of the New Orleans music community by cross-marketing with national and “international” stakeholders.

HS&H intends to launch a campaign to promote events and objectives for 2020.

In addition to the scheduled events in January, HS&H aims to provide a unique role by facilitating the relationships in other communities during the following 2020 Music calendar.

The scheduled HS&H events will be held in Waco, TX with Texas Music Cafe, Cedaredge, CO at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, and various events in the Shoals (Florence Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia & Sheffield, AL). Rather than reinventing the wheel, HS&HW will aid as a liaison and advocate of the various communities and interests.


January 23 & 24, 2020

The Welcome to New Orleans, VIP Party” Thursday, January 23nd & Friday, January 24th 2020, 6-10pm The reception in the Foundation Room will showcase live music and offer a New Orleans, welcome to Heart Stings & Highways Guest VIP Social will provide sponsors and guests an opportunity to mingle and learn more about HS&H events and performances hosted during the 2020 calendar year, as well as resources & objectives of the events. ($5 Entery Fee for Non-members).

Foundation Room at House of Blues New Orleans guests experience the best the city offers in a truly unique setting. James Beard Nominated Exec. Chef Nathan Winowich & wife, Erika, are one of the best kept culinary secrets in the French Quarter. Foundation Room New Orleans guests enjoy seasonal & locally inspired items including Honey Braised Pork Belly & local Gulf Fish. The captivating space is the perfect date spot or intimate dinner with a focus on personal attention and service. Come early to enjoy a delicious hand-crafted cocktails with our small plate menu in the Lounge. Indulge in an intimate night with that special someone in our dining room or an unforgettable experience in our vibrant lounge, known for its alluring decor and seductive lighting, the Foundation Room is the perfect backdrop to elevate your nightlife experience.


THURSDAY, January 23rd

9pm Kim Carson

8pm Douglas Greer

7pm Robert Cline Jr.

6pm Jeff Plankenhorn & Scrappy Jud Newcomb


FRIDAY, January 24rd

9pm Monty Russell & Chris Beall

8pm Shelley King

7pm Courtney Hale Reiva

6pm Lynn Drurry

Other Events!

Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts, Florence, AL

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is the City of Florence, Alabama’s cultural arts center. The three-house campus located at 217 E. Tuscaloosa St. Florence, AL lies in the heart of downtown across from Wilson Park. It is comprised of the Kennedy-Douglass Center, the Kennedy-Douglass Annex, and the Southall-Moore House. The main gallery, gift shop, Hiram Kennedy Douglass mini-museum, Florence Arts and Museum offices, and KD Volunteer offices are in the Kennedy-Douglass Center. The Kennedy-Douglass Annex houses three art galleries. The Southall-Moore House hosts organizational meetings, concerts, programs, and workshops.

Kennedy-Douglass is the headquarters for the City of Florence’s department of Arts and Museums and the Kennedy-Douglass Volunteers, a non-profit arts organization developed to support the art center and cultural arts development in the Shoals area. The art center is home to Arts Alive, a local arts festival that fills the downtown area with artist booths and vendors each May.

On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, HS&H will host a Listing Room Concert

At the Kennedy-Douglass Center with Jeff Plankenhorn & Scrappy Jud Newcomb supported by Robert Cline Jr.”TICKET PRICE: $15 ,Ticket LINK FACEBOOK LINK


Cortney Hale Revia

Since the young age of 5, Courtney has loved music

Her debut album, "Simple Things", was released November 2015 and her most recent work, "Tattered", was released November 2018.

Being she was raised on bluegrass, gospel, classic rock, country and folk, she has a broad range of musical interest. Her music is an eclectic mix of country, alt rock, Americana, spiritual and folk. She writes about her real life experiences and of those around her and likes to claim her music is a lot like Southeast Texas weather. "If you don't like it now, something is bound to come along that you will".

Courtney was inspired by her first ever listening room experience when she opened for Bob Schneider at Courville's of Beaumont Texas in 2016. She has been hosting house concerts since 2018 in an environment her and her husband call, 7 Oaks Event Garden, with hopes of opening a true listening room venue by 2020.

Monty Russell

Monty Russell is a singer, songwriter, producer, Americana radio personality, and concert promoter based in Northern Louisiana. He is currently touring to promote his latest recording “FAT MAN,” a collection of self-penned southern R&B tunes. Russell is also the co-host of the “The Roadhouse,” a wildly popular Americana “Y’allternative” radio program in its 18th season on KXKZ 107.5, a 100,000 watt station based in Ruston, LA.
After having been taught to accompany himself by sliding a knife blade over an open E tuned guitar at the age of 8, and having been immersed throughout his youth with the honky-tonk, gospel, western swing, and blues music played by his Grandfather Leon Russell, a rural self-taught barrelhouse piano player, guitarist, and fiddler, Monty set out on a musical journey that has lasted over 30 years. He has played theatres, listening rooms, festivals, honky-tonks, churches, and any other place people would listen.
Over the past decade, he has shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, Little Feat, Merle Haggard, Reckless Kelly, Blues Traveler, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Charlie Daniels, Confederate Railroad, Bucky Covington, Robert Earl Keen, Delbert McClinton, David Alan Coe, Pat Green, Jerry Jeff Walker, Paul Thorn, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Del McCoury, Radney Foster, Reckless Kelly, Pete Anderson, and many others.

Lynn Drury

A performer since childhood, Lynn Drury’s first accolade was at the age of five. She won a 4-H pole-bending competition in her native Mississippi. Though her rodeo career didn’t follow her into adulthood, she was primed and ready for the spotlight by the time she first picked up a guitar nearly twenty years later.

Born in Yazoo City, MS and raised in Carriere, MS, Drury relocated to New Orleans, LA in the mid-nineties and performed her unique style of roots rock on most of the stages in the city. Over the past two decades, that meticulously cultivated style – NOLAmericana® – has brought Drury’s original music to stages all over the world. Her music, along with her personality, is reflective of her two hometowns – “Mississippi Grit – New Orleans Groove,” as Drury calls it.

Drury’s impressive catalogue includes “Crossing Frequencies” (2001), “Blackberry Winter” (2002 with Bad Mayo), “Spun” (2003 with Bad Mayo), “All You Need” (2006), “Dal Vivo (2009), “Sugar on the Floor “ (2011), “Come to My House” (2014), and 2017’s critically acclaimed “Rise of the Fall.” She has earned multiple nominations and awards from New Orleans’ most prominent publications.

Her latest release, “Rise of the Fall” showcases Drury’s “exponential growth as a songwriter” and was hailed as “another breakthrough” by Offbeat’s John Swenson. She is currently on tour in support of the release as she writes material for her next effort.

Robert Cline Jr.

Robert Cline Jr. began his music career collaborating with members of the Subdudes, while living in Colorado. Cline’s debut album, “All The Right Reasons” captured the sounds and songwriting foundation of American music. Having grownup in Texas, his musical roots were in the Church and in choirs yet embraced the Austin flavors. By blending rich harmonies and grooves, Cline’s passion for the songs came alive in heartfelt country waltzes and ballads.

Following his first studio album, Robert began earning his chops touring as a troubadour and performing with members of the Subdudes and later with backing bands such as The Austin A-Team and The Boys from Muscle Shoals.

Cline’s sophomore release, "American Mojo,” is an “homage to Muscle Shoals,” “oozing with spirit and feel” “through various musical styles” that “reflect Robert’s journey across America”– Americana UK.

The “feels” are just as real, according to Cline. The 13 Track EP was recorded with the legends themselves! Featuring members of "The Swampers” and studio musicians such Spooner Oldham, David Hood, and The Muscle Shoals Horns, (who recorded Hit Songs with artists such as Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wicked Wilson Picket, even Bob Dylan).

The B side of the album reflects the country heritage of the Shoals, with songs co-written with Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery, songwriter of 73 songs recorded by George Jones and original member of the FAME Gang.

Roots Music Report awarded “American Mojo” a four out of four stars
review (4/4 STARS), with both single and album charting in the TOP 5! The album reached #35 on the American Chart with radio air play on over 190 Americana and country stations.

Since the release of “American Mojo,” Robert has logged three successful European tours and thousands of miles across the US, gaining national and international reviews.

Robert has written toured and performed with many of his heroes, including:
Robert Earl Keen, Buzz Cason, Shelley King, James LeBlanc, Willis Alan Ramsey and many other talented artists.

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Shelley King

Shelley King is royalty in Texas and the first woman to be appointed Official State Musician of Texas by the legislature. In addition to being a multi-award winning singer-songwriter-bandleader, King is known for her soulful vocals and powerful performances. The blues, roots-rock, gospel singer stands out in the crowd as an award-winning songwriter, steeped in Americana music. Born in Arkansas, and raised back and forth between Arkansas and Texas, Shelley has surrounded herself with A-list mentors from Marcia Ball to John Magnie and Delbert McClinton. Kick Up Your Heels is King's 9th independent release!

Kim Carson

"The Honky Tonk Queen of New Orleans"

Kim Carson, was born in Oklahoma, raised in Texas and lives in New Orleans. She has a lot of influences in her brand of Louisiana Tonkabilly music including Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Ray Price.

Kim performs her original songs with some Classic Twang. Kim Carson is surely a one of a kind artist and has been named Best Country Artist by the readers of the OffBeat Magazine eight times. She has performed 21 times at the most prestigious Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans and many festivals across the south. Kim and her band "The Real Deal" play Roadhouse's and Honky Tonks from Luckenbach, Texas to the Florabama.

After building a name for herself as the undisputed "Queen of Louisiana Honky Tonk Music", she has distinguishing herself as a formidable Country & Honky Tonk Songwriter.Kim Carson has released 12 albums to date available on iTunes, cdBaby, Pandora, and Spotify.

Jeff Plankenhorn

Plankenhorn made his name in Austin as a preeminent guitar slinger, especially as a slide specialist. Now he is everywhere in town. Regular gigs include the Apostles of Manchaca, with Malford Milligan at One to One Bar; a regular Resentment at Saxon Pub on Sunday nights; sitting in regularly with Austin friends at various recording studios and listening rooms; and finding time to tour nationally and internationally.

He has also found time to put pen to paper and is increasingly known for his impressive songwriting and powerful voice. With the recent release of SoulSlide, a collection of mostly original work, he has completed his bona fides as both a master instrumentalist and an important songwriter and singer.

The origins of Plankenhorn’s musical journey share a note with so many others…small town America, a church choir, a deep sense of community and ministering to others through his gift of music. It was love at first sight for Plank, this giving and sharing through music, a love that has only deepened over the years.

“Scrappy” Jud Newcomb is a Mississippi boy who hit Austin in the late eighties as a young guitar virtuoso, and has since evolved into a pillar of the local scene, as well as an all around good citizen. His first steady gig was with Troy Campbell and the legendary Loose Diamonds, and as his reputation got around he became a go to guitarist for a host of artists, both on stage and in the recording booth.

Early on the great Stephen Bruton became Newcomb’s good friend and important mentor. Jud followed a path remarkably similar path to Bruton’s, session guitarists that grew into singers, songwriters, producers and prominent arbiters of style and taste for the larger creative community. They played and traveled together until Bruton’s death in 2009.

Newcomb also played regularly with Ian McLagan and his Bump Band at the Lucky Lounge until Ian’s recent death, and he had a long run backing Toni Price at her weekly “Hippie Hour”. As a producer Scrappy has crafted albums for Beaver Nelson, Slaid Cleaves and Walter Tragert.

But Newcomb really shines as a solo artist, having released three albums of captivating original work, including Turbinado (2003), Byzantine (2005), and Ride the High Country (2008). He is also a key creative force behind a number of great albums by The Resentments.

These days you can catch Scrappy on Sunday mornings at the El Mercado with the Purgatory Players (with Jeff Plankenhorn, Seela Misrah, Jon Dee Graham, Jon Greene and whoever else might decide to show up and sit it). Then, on Sunday evenings, at the Saxon Pub, don’t miss Scrappy with The Resentments (with Miles Zuniga, Bruce Hughes, Plankenhorn and John Chipman). Maybe the best show in town, week in and week out.


Chris Beall

The son of a motorcycle racer from a small town in west Texas, Chris Beall is a singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist who's albums have been featured on numerous Americana radio/music charts. Along with his solo career, he is a member of the well-established South Austin Moonlighters whose album “Travel Light” went to #1 on the Alternative Country Roots Radio Report in 2019 and reached #61 on the national Americana radio chart. His previous solo album in 2014, "The Gin Mill Hymns", showed-up at #15 on the Texas Roots Radio chart, #29 on the national Roots Rock Radio chart, and #173 on the national Americana radio chart. He has achieved the #1 position on the Reverbnation Americana chart for Central Texas several times, and #3 in the nation. Influenced by many forms of American music, he did a stint in Nashville, but currently resides in Austin Texas where he writes, performs, and produces music. Chris has also produced and played on several Texas artists' songs including Denny Herrin's "Robert E Lee Motel" and Brett Hauser's "I'm As Good As Gone".

Douglas Greer

Texas singer/songwriter Douglas Greer showcases a brand of original roots-rock music heavy on storytelling and wrapped in electric guitar- and keyboard-infused melodies reminiscent of seventies-era country and rock. Formerly based out of Austin, Texas, Greer recently relocated to Galveston Island.

Greer and his full band have played shows at major venues in the Austin area including Antone’s, the Saxon Pub, Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse, Momo’s and Jovita’s. As an acoustic performer, using a style that mixes equal parts red dirt country, rock and bluegrass, Greer has played in markets ranging from Austin, Luckenbach, Houston, Galveston, Fort Worth, Nashville, the Southeast Texas area, and throughout the Netherlands.

Greer currently plays acoustic shows with his duo partner, Dick LeMasters, a critically acclaimed Americana and blues artist, as well as full band “rock and roots” shows with their new band, the Get Right Ramblers, across Southeast Texas and the Texas Hill Country regions.

Greer promotes his music most heavily to the Western Europe and Eastern Australia markets.

Greer’s recent release, “Baja Louisiana,” also reached the Number One spot on the Euro Americana Chart and the Number Thirteen Spot on the Freeform American Roots Chart. The album was named the Number Nine Album of the Year on the Euro Americana Chart, between releases by Sturgill Simpson at Number Eight and Lucinda Williams at Number Ten.

Douglas Greer and “Just a Man” earned significant critical acclaim and radio airplay in Holland, Belgium, Spain, France and Germany, and made several year-end lists in the European Americana music community, including Number One Male Artist (Johanna Bodde, Alt Country Cooking), Number Two Male Artist (Jos van den Boom, Crossroads Radio), Best Debut Album (Jos van Den Boom, Crossroads Radio), and Album of the Year (Francois Braeken, Rootstime Magazine), as well as being named Album of the Month on the seminal radio program, “Americana OK,” on Leith FM Radio in Edinburgh, Scotland.

He has taken four radio tours of Holland, including guest artist appearances on Crossroads Radio, Country File Radioshow, and several other programs, and was a featured performer on the acclaimed world music cultural program, “Cultureel Podium Roepaen.”

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