Tom Faulkner will leave a light on for you at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Allen Public Library. Creating some of the most memorable commercial music on television and radio, his most notable are the original “I Want My Baby Back” for Chili’s and the popular theme song for Tom Bodett and Motel 6. The latter garnered a Clio award. Tom will be accompanied by Beth Wood and Susan Gibson.
A unique blend of Texas blues, Cajun and Tejano, Tom’s masterful album Lost in the Land of Texico is located at the crossroads of creativity and energy. It was picked up by Japan’s Kaigan Records and distributed nationally in the United States by Abbey Road. Tom notes about his music, “Hopefully each song I create will paint a picture for someone, somewhere… and they can go back to it again and again”. Tom has performed at the MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville, Bedford Blues Festival and Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Festival in Taos, NM.
Beth Wood is modern-day troubadour. The Weather Inside, Beth’s eighth studio release, is a case study in contrast. A coming-of-age statement record from a veteran artist, Beth’s latest work embraces strength and tenderness, the polished and the well-worn, the broken and the hopeful heart. Beth and her husband live in beautiful Eugene, Oregon. Beth is settling in to the Northwest music scene, where she has been featured on “Artbeat” TV show, Ninkasi’s Northwest Music sampler, and the Sisters Folk Festival and Song Academy.
The Dixie Chicks took Susan Gibson’s penned song “Wide Open Spaces” to the top of the charts for four weeks. Minnesota born but mostly Texas raised (her father worked for the railroad), Susan hit the road in 2003 with Chin Up, her first solo record, and hasn’t slowed down since. The Second Hand is her 5th release, and she’s collected honors such as “Entertainer of the Year” from the West Texas Music Hall of Fame. Susan tours and teaches songwriting and creativity workshops.
The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911. Sponsored by the library, the concert is free.
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