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Texas Jon

Pacific Coast Community School Benefit Concert

Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 7:30pm
at the Gualala Arts Center

Point Arena resident, Jon David Jones, also called "Texas Jon," or just "Texas," comes to us from the rich folk music tradition of his home state. As a member of the Houston Folklore Society, "Texas" found himself immersed in the rich folksong tradition of the South.

Texas Jon In the early sixties "Texas" became "resident folksinger" at The Jester in Houston, singing in a trio with K.T. Oslin and Guy Clark. The Jester at that time was the center of Houston's music scene presenting many sixties performers such as John Denver, The Kingston Trio, The Christy Minstrels, Janis Joplin and others.

Over the years "Texas" has developed skills as a producer as well. He has produced for such greats as Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Mickey Newberry, Townes Van Zandt, and K.T. Oslin.

While singing and performing in the eighties "Texas" formed an acoustic band called "Traveler" which played the Houston area for ten years, doing benefit concerts for charities in the Southwest. After a period of shock and mourning at leaving "Traveler," eight years ago, "Texas" became a committed South Coast resident. He is still writing and performing and has sung benefits for worthy coastal organizations. Of his music he says, "Folk music is a genre that sustains me and grows with my life experience. I like to think of a folk song that has been passed down as clear water that has been filtered through generations of sand." This concert benefits the Pacific Community Charter School.

Tickets are $15 and available by calling Gualala Arts at (707) 884-1138 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Gualala Arts Center is located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA. Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.