Just for Grins
Just for Grins is a local group from the Azle area that specializes in fun loving oldies. This four piece band featuring the talented female vocalist Rose Drew, will lighten up any occasion by playing happy rock ‘n roll tunes and classic country music favorites.
So sing, dance or just tap your toes to the music and enjoy the fun-for-all-ages band, Just for Grins!
Sam Baker grew up a child of the 60s, immersed in the folk music of the times. Sam blends the traditional, enduring folk songs with up-to-date folk selections from across America, Canada and around the world. His fresh approach keeps these traditions alive while delivering a contemporary, fun, upbeat show appropriate for all ages.
Jennifer Lalonde has always loved to sing for the LORD. She began learning guitar in January 2012 while singing in the Ash Creek Baptist Church’s praise team. Since that time, God has given her many opportunities to share His love for others as she plays the guitar for congregational worship at Eagle Mountain Baptist Church.
Jennifer regularly performs praise and also folk and popular secular music at the Edge Coffeehouse in Lake Worth. She knows that being a solo artist is difficult and lonely at times, but believes that God has a plan for her and that the music she creates can bless others.
Cody Riley is a contemporary Christian singer/songwriter from the Azle area, where he has lived all his life.
Outside of performing in numerous talent shows as well as smaller venues, such as Azle’s own “Above All Things”, Cody is also the music minister at Silver Creek Baptist Church.
J & Rae Acoustic
Jeremy Watkins & Rae Holland are a powerhouse duo with influences scanning the spectrum from rock, blues, jazz and all things in between. Jeremy Watkins received his first guitar at age five and started performing in bands at the age of twelve. Years later, he formed Tribal Citizen and opened for national recording artists, and was also a member of the top 40 touring band Buss Boyz. In addition to performing, Jeremy is also a professional music instructor.
Rae sings with a soul and passion that is guaranteed to keep your attention, and has performed with Jimmy Buffet’s guitarist Roscoe Justice for many years. Jeremy heard Rae sing with the opening band, Razed in Flames, at DFW’s Tomcats and as they say…the rest is history!
Alan Beauvais is a singer/songwriter from Reno Texas whose roots still cling tightly to the music of the 70’s. He has been interested in songwriting since he was ten years old and wrote his first song complete with words and music in 1978. He’s been writing songs ever since.
For him, songwriting and performing is a creative release that allows him to connect with people in a way that he would not be able to do otherwise.
Chris Denham is a singer/songwriter based out of Azle Texas, and has been writing songs off and on for about 30 years.
Between 1993 and 2002 he was a vocalist and eventual full time drummer for DFW bands like The Silvers, Anythingsaidecho and Engine of the Ocean.
His original music is an eclectic mix of folk and rock with groovy rhythms and catchy melodies. These are songs written from a unique perspective that emanates real life experiences from the heart. He is back to preform for the first time in more than 10 years.
A passionate singer, gifted guitarist and insightful songwriter, Israel Gonzales has caught the ear of thousands of music lovers across the U.S. with his soaring vocals, honest lyrics and soulful acoustic/pop sound. While he’s not one to shy away from writing about his faith, Israel isn’t afraid to embrace relationships and heartache in his songwriting.
Israel believes in making a positive impact on the world through music. Raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Israel could sing as soon as he could talk, but it wasn’t until 2003 that Gonzales knew he wanted to pursue music as a career. After 4 years of late night writing sessions and playing open mic nights, he finally found the original sound he was seeking. Israel writes from a perspective of distances, of interludes between lovers and lives and the roads that lead from small towns to big cities.
Trevor Douglas is a 17 year old singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and science enthusiast from the Azle/Fort Worth area. He is a frequent performer in the DFW metroplex. Most recently, he was on American Idol and reached the level of Top 12 Guys.
Trevor’s music is mostly Pop/Indie. In his performances he uses his guitar as both an acoustic and percussive instrument and creates live backing tracks with his loop pedal onstage. Because of this, he likes to refer to himself as “a party in a box that brings his own band”. This summer he is touring, both solo and with some fellow Idol contestants, in the “Trevor D Summer 2015 Better Luck Next Time Tour”!
Mia Gordy & Collin Giles
“Texas Praise” is the beautiful harmonies of John Webster, Joy Roberts & her daughter Kathy McCarly. They have been singing Southern/Country & Bluegrass Gospel together for over seven years.
John Webster is the producer and director of the “Little Branson Gospel Show” in Bridgeport, Texas. He has worked in the Gospel Music Industry & Ministry most of his adult life and has filled auditoriums in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. John is currently the Minister of Music at The Bay, a community church in Runaway Bay, Texas, and enjoys creating opportunities for those in the musical arts to perform.
Joy Roberts’ roots have always been in Gospel and Country music, with influences by her favorite artists Hank Thompson, Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn. Joy won the 2012 ICGMA Female Horizon Award, the 2013 ICGMA Female Vocalist Award, and her album “Choices” won the 2014 ICGMA Album of the Year.
The Websters are comprised of two brothers: John & Don Webster, and a sister in Christ, Elle Gray. Together, they present the Gospel message in song with passion and tight harmonies with classic hymns as well as their own original music.
Based in the Fort Worth area, The Websters have traveled through country (as well as Canada), encouraging the body of Christ and witnessing to those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.