LLANO HERITAGE FESTIVAL...
THE MUSIC!!

  

 

KEEPING MUSIC LIVE IN LLANO!

John Arthur Martinez-
Local star of stars, this is his third appearance at Heritage Festival! He always has a great show and will kick off the music festival for 2011.

Floyd Domino
brought home his second Grammy Award in 2000 for his featured work with Asleep at the Wheel. Floyd Domino has recorded and performed with Merle Haggard, George Strait, The Texas Playboys, Waylon Jennings, jazzguitarist Herb Ellis, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Monte Warden, Don Walserand others.His boogie-woogie styling is known to audiences around the world, and has even been heard in outer space by way of George Strait's #1hit, "Ace In The Hole", which was beamed up to the crew of the spaceshuttle Columbia in a wake-up call.Floyd joined Asleep at the Wheel at theage of 19, and was featured on their first Grammy winning recording, CountBasie's One O'Clock Jump. Seven years and a million miles later, he went toNew York to play in the Broadway hit, Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.Following that, he recorded and played five years with the Crickets and Waylon Jennings. As a session pianist Floyd has played on several recordings, including five albums with George Strait, and won two Grammys.His most recent Grammy was awarded in February 2000 for Best Country Instrumental as a featured performer with Tommy Allsup, Larry Franklin,Vince Gill and Steve Wariner on the Asleep at the Wheel recording, RideWith Bob.

A native of California, Floyd was introduced to Western Swing by way of the musicians who had migrated from Texas and Oklahoma in the 30's and 40's.Through Asleep at the Wheel producer Tommy Allsup and master fiddler JohnnyGimble he met Texas Playboy original Al Stricklin. Al became Floyd'steacher. In 1986, on Al's 75th birthday, Floyd was a special guest on Al Stricklin's live album recorded in Ft Worth. Floyd has released six albums of his own.


Local performing artists "Manny & Teru", featuring special guest Dean Rimmer on guitar, dobro, banjo, and steel guitar, play throughout the Hill Country, and are looking forward to their 6th year at the Llano Heritage Festival.The trio plays a lively mix of Cowboy, Celtic, Original songs, and the best of the rest.


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