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    The Alan Fox Band: Classic Sound, Modern Rock

    By Kimber Fountain April 28, 2015

    Any attempts to rigidly define the genre known as “Classic Rock” are about as futile as trying to
    label the
    corners of a circle. The lines are blurred from the get-go with the word “classic,”
    which implies music from a specific time period – in this case the 1960s and 70’s – but there was
    a lot of music made in that time frame that does not even breach the border of consideration as
    Classic Rock. To add to the confusion, some have chosen to broaden that generational window as
    time has passed, furthermore, even select, modern bands who exude the Classic Rock sound
    (whatever that is) have been labeled as such, although the parameters used are widely open
    for interpretation and personal taste.

    alan fox band eguide tyler tx 1In fact, pretty much the only thing that can be said definitively
    about this particular genre is that ‘you know it when you hear it.’ But if dusting off your
    uncle’s old vinyl sounds about as appealing as turning the dial on an antique radio in a valiant
    attempt to get that needle exactly where it needs to be to pick up the 70’s radio station,
    never fear. The Alan Fox Band can singlehandedly fulfill all of your Classic Rock curiosities
    from the comfort of the 21st century.

    That being said, the first thing that must be established about the Alan Fox Band is that their
    output would be much more aptly described as a revival, as opposed to a replication, or
    regurgitation of the hits of years past – which it is not. “We play it how we feel it,”
    says guitarist Donnie Pendleton. “We don’t try to emulate anyone else. [Our music] definitely
    has a Classic Rock vein, but,” he adds emphatically, “it is modern music.” In other words,
    these guys have a sound that was created from the inside-out; an assemblage of experienced
    and proficient musicians produce fresh and original tracks with a nostalgic alacrity that
    takes classic and makes it timeless.

    Originally formed in 2000, The Alan Fox Band is a five-piece band comprised of members from
    all over northeast Texas. Namesake and founder Alan Fox is from Carthage and performs as a
    guitarist and vocalist, as does Donnie Pendleton, who hails from Fort Worth and has been with
    the band for over ten years. Donny Hart, the Lead Vocalist from Arlington, is the newest member
    with a still-impressive tenure of three years, and his time is matched by current drummer Terry Salyer
    out of Kilgore. Bass Player Greg Cagle from Palestine completes the lineup with his sixth year as
    a member of AFB. “We all knew each other from previous projects, gigs, and venues,” says Pendleton,
    who later explains that in the band’s earlier years, “it was Blues Rock.” As the band absorbed the
    talents and influences of Hart, Greg, and Terry, their sound evolved and began to evoke the deeper
    harmonies and more striking melodies of Classic Rock.

    alan fox band eguide tyler tx 2Each member is an established musician in their own right,
    and each will attest that the band’s music is really a reflection of many different sounds,
    a collaboration of their individual talents and techniques which results in the whole being
    even greater than the sum of its parts. Of course, a firm foundation is necessary to support
    such a cacophony of talent, and for The Alan Fox Band that foundation is an innate cohesion
    that exists among all of the members. “We are greater as a unit, [which is] the reason that
    this band functions as well as it does,” explains Donny Hart. “ It is because we are old enough
    to be past all of the stuff that tears other bands apart.” Greg adds to this, remarking that,
    “there is no ego in the band, we record well together, we play well together, we all have the
    same work ethic.” This proves advantageous especially considering that no two members live in
    the same town, a fact which does not at all hinder the band’s progress or professionalism.

    Donnie Pendleton describes the phenomena that naturally occurs in the band’s work.
    “It tends to motivate itself – it has an energy of its own. When I sit down with Donny
    [to write songs], things happen.” Greg agrees, “Anytime we are in pre-production for new material,
    I get excited. Just listening to rough cuts, is very gratifying.” Donny also says of Alan Fox that,
    “he makes huge contributions. When we have song ideas, he’ll have a hook or a perspective that
    makes it happen.” Often, the song-writing process is fleshed out in live rehearsals, as they
    allow inspiration to fill in the melodies and bass lines. In fact, Greg admits that often they
    “put stuff together so ‘off the cuff’ that I’ll say to myself, ‘I gotta sit down and learn that.’”

    Alan Fox Band released the album “JuJu Ear Rub” in 2008, and their live performances have expanded
    far beyond the local dive to the national festival circuit. Then in 2013, the band was given huge
    honors at the L.A. Music Awards, a nationwide red-carpet media event that was founded in 1991 to
    increase exposure to the independent music scene. That year, the band was named “Hard Rock Band of the Year”
    and Donnie Pendleton was awarded “Guitarist of the Year.” Currently they are putting together a
    new album to be released in its entirety in the fall of this year, but they are taking a different
    approach with its release. “Our strategy this time has been to let [each song] out as a single as it is
    completed,” explains Greg, “and then we will release a collection of those on a CD.”

    Most importantly, the band’s song-writing reaches to all of the depths and heights that their musical
    prowess can take them. “Our lyrics mean something,” says Hart. “We tell stories, [the music] feels how we all
    sometimes feel – heavy and bluesy.” Full-length versions of two of AFB’s most recent singles are available for
    free on ReverbNation.com. Produced by Aaron Avenue Records, “El Cabron” and “Redemption” are quintessential
    Classic Rock ballads which perfectly showcase the band’s electric and powerful live performances,
    punctuated by the crisp and clean wails of Donny Hart that can be heard all the way back in 1973.
    AFB is endorsed by Curt Mangan Strings.com, and Donnie Pendleton is endorsed by
    Goulding Guitars in England, gouldingguitars.com.

    Find the music of Alan Fox Band on iTunes, Amazon, ReverbNation.com, and YouTube; or
    see them live at the Main Street Festival in Grapevine, Texas on May 16th, and in Longview
    at the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival on June 6th.

    Visit them online at www.alanfoxband.com. Also, for more gigs, see EGuide’s Gig Guide.

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    T-Bone Walker Blues Festival 2015 write up about the Alan Fox Band

    Here's a very nice comment from Los Angeles Music Awards founder
    Al Bowman about the Alan Fox Band... Thank you Al!
    Al Bowman commented on a link. November 29th 2013

    This band was one of the best to ever grace our red carpet event.
    In 23 years, we have never seen a response like they got from
    both fans and our industry voting panel.

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    September 28th 2013
    "The performance by the Alan Fox Band at the Whiskey was one of the best
    I have seen in 23 years. Flawless is an understatement!",
    Al Bowman Founder / Executive Producer
    LA Music Awards / Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards
    and Phoenix Music Awards .

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    "As the owner of Aaron Ave. Records
    I am proud to be a Sponsor for the Alan Fox Band. We are
    All Looking forward to having these guys out in
    LA. in September. Yes! The show is already SOLD OUT!"
    Alan Petsche, Aaron Ave Records. -July 2013-

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    Alan Fox Band "These Guys Really Know Their Stuff, and
    What a Pleasure to Work With, AFB ROCKS!"
    Alan Davis - Engineer at
    "The Cove Studio"

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    What the Web is Saying about AFB

    1.Alan Fox - SocialRegister.co.uk
    www.socialregister.co.uk/alan-fox/‎
    Better things just keep coming,” Alan Fox, founder of The Alan Fox Band, said
    after returning home to Carthage from the Los Angeles Music Awards where the ...

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    2.Alan Fox Band breaks out - Longview News-Journal: Entertainment
    www.news-journal.com/.../alan-fox-band.../article_5854952e-b0d2-5ce4-8...
    Nov 28, 2013 - A band that once rocked Longview is poised to take its next
    step after earning two awards in Hollywood for its twin-guitar power sound.

    3.Alan Fox Band to perform at East Texas State Fair » Local Scene ...
    www.palestineherald.com/.../Alan-Fox-Band-to-perform-at-East-Texas-S...‎
    Sep 19, 2013 - The Alan Fox Band of Fort Worth — a Texas original heavy
    blues/rock band which has East Texas and Palestine connections — will perform ...

    4.The East Texas Gig Guide :: Artists :: Alan Fox Band
    easttexasgigguide.com/artists.php?page=artist_view&artist=196‎
    Dec 3, 2013 - Alan Fox Band "Hard Rock Band of the Year 2013" 23rd
    nnual LA Music Awards Hollywood, CA. Press Release: Date: 11/15/2013 AFB brings ...

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    5.Alan Fox Band breaks out - Worldnews.com
    article.wn.com/view/2013/11/28/Alan_Fox_Band_breaks_out/‎
    Nov 28, 2013 - A band that once rocked Longview is poised to take its next step
    after earning two awards in Hollywood for its twin-guitar power sound. “We're ...

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    6.Outhouse Tickets - Alan Fox Band
    outhousetickets.com/Artist/Alan_Fox_Band/‎
    AFB - "Original Heavy Blues!" Based out of Fort Worth Texas. USA Alan Fox Band
    is one of the most noteworthy Texas Artists of Our Time. AFB is a high-energy ...

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    7.ETX Band Bags Two Los Angeles Music Awards - ETX Music
    etxmusic.com/etx-band-bags-two-los-angeles-music-awards-p221-96.htm‎
    Jul 24, 2013 - The LA Music Awards nominated an East Texas band with an amazing
    four nominations. Texas original heavy blues band, the Alan Fox Band, ...

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    8.Alan Fox Band "Hard Rock Band of the Year 2013" in Fort Worth, TX ...
    dallas.eventful.com/.../alan-fox-band-hardrockbandoftheyear2013-/E0-0...‎
    Dec 12, 2013 - Alan Fox Band "Hard Rock Band of the Year 2013" on
    Jan 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX at Mambo's Tapas Cantina.

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    9.Alan Fox Band Rocks Mambo's in Fort Worth With a Celebration of ...
    allevents.in/fort%20worth/alan-fox-band.../1389938204581705‎
    Mambo's Tapas Cantina, 1010 Houston St, Fort Worth, United States, The Alan Fox Band
    returns to Mambo's Tapas Cantina! Meet and Greet the band as we ...

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    10.Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards - Alan Fox Band - YouTube
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRg5hNj4XqQ
    Dec 6, 2013 - Uploaded by inDspotlight
    H.R. Cole has fun briefly talking to 4-time LA Music Award Nominees,
    THE ALAN FOX BAND backstage at ...

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    11.Alan Fox Band | EMR Media
    emrmedia.net/tag/alan-fox-band/‎
    LA Music Awards Nominates Texas Heavy Blues Band 'Alan Fox Band' with an
    Amazing Four Nominations ~. Texas original heavy blues band the 'Alan Fox ...

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    12.Alan FOX – Hard Rock Band of the Year Video
    www.4newtube.com/all_Alan+FOX.html‎
    LA Music Awards Nominates Texas Heavy Blues Band 'Alan Fox Band' with an
    Amazing Four Nominations ~. Texas original heavy blues band the 'Alan Fox ...

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    ETX Band Bags Two Los Angeles Music Awards
    ETX Magazine Nov. 15th 2013

    The LA Music Awards nominated an East Texas band with an amazing four nominations.
    Texas original heavy blues band, the Alan Fox Band, based out of Fort Worth, Texas
    was nominated for 4 music awards at the prestigious 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music
    Awards Nominee and Press Event which was held in June at the world famous
    Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood, California. The final awards night was held
    November 14th at the plush Avalon in Hollywood.

    The band, which includes Alan Fox, Donnie Pendleton, Donny Hart, Greg Cagle and
    Terry Salyer, is represented and sponsored by Aaron Avenue Records in Texas, and
    has been nominated for ‘Music Group of the Year’ and ‘Hard Rock Band of the Year’
    with long term front man and vocalist Donny Hart nominated for ‘Male Vocalist’
    and Donnie Pendleton taking the nomination for ‘Guitarist of the Year’.

    “On behalf of the Alan Fox Band, we’re extremely grateful and overwhelmed at not
    one nomination but four.” says Pendleton. "We’re so thankful to all our family,
    friends, fans and sponsors for supporting us over the years and of course voting.
    The Texas twin guitar sound of AFB is excited to be bringing it to
    Hollywood "we get to rock the West Coast!"

    Pendleton (www.donniependleton.com), who last year was voted at the East Texas Music Awards
    with ‘ETX Guitarist of the Year ‘, has had a roller coaster year of success including
    an endorsement deal with aluminum guitar specialists Goulding Lindsay Wilson Guitars
    out of the United Kingdom and is currently recording, with the rest of the band, a
    compilation CD with Aaron Avenue Records.

    The awards given were:
    "Hard Rock Band of the Year - 2013 LA Music Awards"
    "Guitarist of the Year - 2013 LA Music Awards" (Donnie Pendleton)

    Known as a “high-energy band that will grab the audience and propel them into a new dimension”,
    the Alan Fox Band performed at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards at the
    Whiskey Go Go in Hollywood, and at the Avalon Theater to sold-out crowds.

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    For further information please contact:
    Liz Rodriguez at Liz@EMRMedia.com – USA: 1 310 435 3634

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    A Spectacular Night of Music and Awards at this year’s
    7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.EAwards Presentations at the
    23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, along with the
    celebration of the 6th Annual Phoenix Music Awards

    By HollywoodLifeStyle on December 9, 2013 | From emrmedia.net
    Celebrities and Hollywood personalities attended, in what amounted to be the biggest event
    in the decades old history of the Los Angeles Music Awards (www.lamusicawards.net) and its
    sister productions the 7thAnnual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and the 6th Annual Phoenix Music
    Awards, the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards event held on Thursday, November 14th at
    the historic Avalon Theater on Hollywood and Vine.

    The evening was a spectacular and memorable experience, showcasing some of the best talent
    from around the world. With an attendance of close to 1,200 guests along with some big name
    celebrity recipients, the red carpet event was, once again a huge success.
    Hosted by Robert Burton with Dustin Quick, the following artists walked away with this year’s
    prestigious award from the 23rd Annual LA Music Awards. Collecting The Mark P. Vigil
    Male Singer / Songwriter of the Year award was Michael Hickam, Female Singer / Songwriter of the Year:
    Megan Tibbitts, Record of the Year: Lannie Flowers: ‘Circles’, Pop Album of the Year: Me & Mr. Cassidy
    ‘I Would Love You So’, Americana Album of the Year: Marirose ‘Under My Skin’, Rock Album of the Year:
    We The Ghost ‘Sinking Suspicion’, Instrumental Album of the Year: Giuseppina Torre, Solo Performer of
    the Year: BROBST, Female Pop Artist of the Year: Stephanie K, The Christopher P. Ellis
    Country Artist of the Year: Glitter Rose, Hot AC Artist of the Year:Michael Hickam,
    Instrumental Artist of the Year: Black Raven, Rock Artist of the Year: Lannie Flowers,
    Male Pop Artist of the Year: Dezmond Meeks, Jazz Artist of the Year: Billie Davies,
    Electronica Dance Artist of the Year: Lora McHugh, Urban Music Artist of the Year:
    Stevie Hawkins, Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Jonezen, Tribute Band of the Year:
    Petty Fever, Social Media Artist of the Year: Lannie Flowers, Americana Blues & Roots Artist
    of the Year: Marirose, International Artist of the Year: Giuseppina Torre,

    Hard Rock Band of the Year: Alan Fox Band,
    Rock Single of the Year: Cheating Daylight ‘Road To Somewhere’, Country Single of the Year:
    Rylie Brown ‘Perfect 10’, Pop Single of the Year:Stephanie K ‘Twisted’, Hot AC Single of the Year:
    Tom Slack ‘Let It Be Me’, Electronica Dance Single of the Year Lora McHugh ‘Wolf In Sheepskin’,
    Female Vocalist of the Year: Roxie Bardo, Male Vocalist of the Year: Douglas Cameron,

    Guitarist of the Year of the Year: Donnie Pendleton, Musical Group of the Year:Bonedust.

    Among the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards recipients this year were Director/Producer Cass Warner
    (‘The Brothers Warner’), actors Nathin Butler (‘General Hospital’) and Bill Blair(‘ARGO’),
    media sensation and actor Ron Jeremy Hyatt (‘Ronin’), actresses Leilani Sarelle(‘Basic Instinct’)
    and Meilani Paul (‘The Butterfly Effect’), Grammy nominated percussionistVictor Orlando
    (‘The Gap Band’), music industry executive Steve Resnik, legendary game show host and creator
    Wink Martindale (‘Tic-Tac-Dough’) and 3 time Los Angeles Music Award winner Lisa Panagos.
    A special achievement award was presented to David Osborne, the Whitehouse pianist, to
    commemorate the sale of over 5 million albums sold.
    During the evening guests were treated to live performances by David Osborne with Doug Cameron,
    Lannie Flowers, The Alan Fox Band, MK Ultra, Stevie Hawkins, Giuseppina Torre, Mahkenna
    and Calico The Band. Executive Producer’s Al Bowman and Susanna Griffie gives Special Thanks to
    the event title sponsors: MCF Energy, Face of the USA, ShhhMedia, Aaron Avenue Records, CARVIN,
    Impact Promotions, Visionary Music, The Redbury, Spyder Pop Records, Soundcheck International,
    Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa, JDM Rubbings.com and RainboRecords.com.
    The 24th Annual LA Music Awards nominations are well underway

    visit www.lamusicawards.net/nominees for further details

    Liz Rodriguez at 310 435 3634 – Liz@EMRMedia.com

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    Alan Fox Band Breaks Out!



    Our News On World News dot com

    Donnie Pendleton performs at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood.

    Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 4:45 am
    By Glenn Evans gevans@news-journal.com

    A band that once rocked Longview is poised to take its next step after earning two
    awards in Hollywood for its twin-guitar power sound.
    “We’re so very, very excited. Better things just keep coming,” Alan Fox, founder of
    The Alan Fox Band, said after returning home to Carthage from the Los Angeles Music Awards
    where the five-man combo was named Hard Rock Band of the Year. “I would have been happy
    with just Donnie getting Guitarist of the Year.”

    That would be guitarist Donnie Pendleton, now based in Fort Worth, but who lived in
    downtown Longview while the band played successive AlleyFests.

    The group, which formed in Longview with remnants of local powerhouses such as U.S. Lords,
    has continued to evolve since moving its base of operations to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
    A brief flirtation with singer Bubba Keith of Point Blank fame has ended, but the original
    lineup largely remains intact as the group plays regular gigs at Mambo’s Tapas Cantina in
    downtown Cowtown.

    It’s a far cry from the garages that gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll dreams for Fox, Pendleton,
    bassist Greg Cagle, drummer Terry Salyer and vocalist Donny Hart, formerly of Arlington-based Pantera.
    “Most people give up. It’s hard,” Pendleton, 52, said of staying focused on a longshot musical
    career while, in his case, working as a mechanic and raising a family with the girlfriend he
    married at age 18, Vicki McBride Pendleton.

    The Fort Worth native, who moved home from Longview to be near his mother, Susi McDaniel,
    still calls the guitar his drug of choice.
    “I don’t believe that if I wasn’t out playing professionally that I would be happy,”
    Pendleton said. “If I tried to settle down, and be like everybody else and get a
    job and do the whole retirement thing and build a 401k, that I would have this joy in my life.
    I toured back in the hair band days and suffered through all of that. I wasn’t making any money,
    my wife staying home with the children while I was touring. I got kind of disgruntled with
    the whole music scene. It was never going to be like I expected.”

    On Nov. 14, though, Pendleton, Fox and the rest found themselves giving multiple red carpet
    interviews and later performing on the same Hollywood stage that once welcomed The Beatles.
    “Standing on the stage at the at the Avalon Theater, if you had told me six months ago that
    was going to happen, I’d have told you you were crazy,” Pendleton said. “I kept crying — absolutely,
    I always will. You don’t have to worry about me changing my mind. I’m always going to play.”
    Fox recalled paying dues in the Longview area before the band relocated.
    “A few years back, we really had oversaturated ourselves in the Longview area,” he said.
    “We were playing three and four nights a week at one time, and hosting jams at Mom’s (Biker Bar).
    But, we stopped all of that and stayed true to our roots and booking rallies and festivals.”
    The band’s roots are in power rock, driven by dual lead guitars and NO slick synthesizers or
    detours into ‘what’s new.’

    “We’re the kind of band that doesn’t have gimmicks,” Pendleton said. “We just play music.
    We have harmony and melodies and harmony guitar, and we’re freaking loud.”

    And, with collective decades of studio, stage and touring experience, they’re tight.
    The band’s latest single, ‘Never Learn,’ is part of four-song package of original songs
    the band laid down at Code Studio in Arlington.

    The single is available for download from CD Baby, ITunes, Rhapsody and at alanfoxband.com.
    “We’re working on a full-length album for the label, Aaron Avenue Records,” Pendleton said,
    referring to the outfit that sponsored the band in Los Angeles.
    Fox said the band will soon meet with the label to discuss their mutual futures.

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    A Celebrity Fest At 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards
    And 7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards

    By Wehopostpr/Posted November 20, 2013/Hollywood, California
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1062893

    CNN November 14, 2013 (Hollywood, CA)
    The historic Avalon Theater on Hollywood and Vine was the scene of intense excitement
    this past week for the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards and 7th Annual Hollywood
    F.A.M.E. Awards. Members of the music, television, and movie industries attended
    the event, which was broadcasted by MeTV and hosted by actor Robert Burton and
    former Miss Arkansas U.S.A. Tamara Henry. Among the live performances were
    Lannie Flowers, The Alan Fox Band , MK Ultra, Stevie Hawkins, Giuseppina Torre,
    Mahkenna, Calico The Band, and White House pianist David Osborne. Following the
    red carpet, gourmet dinner, and awards show, guests were treated to after
    parties at the elegant Bardot and Redbury.

    “The Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards presentations are a celebration of Film, Art,
    Music and Entertainment, a creative license to recognize a variety of personalities
    from every genre of the entertainment industry,” stated Executive Producers
    Al Bowman and Susan Griffie in their program to event guests. “Hollywood
    F.A.M.E. Award winners enable us to bring a much larger mass media audience
    for our award show events.”

    Among the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards recipients this year were Director/Producer
    Cass Warner (‘The Brothers Warner’), actors Nathin Butler (‘General Hospital’)
    and Bill Blair (‘ARGO’), media sensation and actor Ron Jeremy Hyatt (‘Ronin’),
    actresses Leilani Sarelle (‘Basic Instinct’) and Meilani Paul (‘The Butterfly Effect’),
    Grammy nominated percussionist Victor Orlando (‘The Gap Band’), music industry
    executive Steve Resnik and legendary game show host and creator Wink Martindale
    (‘Tic-Tac-Dough’).

    Simultaneous with the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards presentations were the Los Angeles
    Music Awards. This year’s LAMA distributed 40 awards to independent artists and
    bands that were voted on by fans and the LAMA music industry panel on September 26th
    at the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood as part of the Los Angeles Music Awards annual
    voting event. Among some of the notable winners this past week were Dezmond Meeks
    (“Best Male Pop Artist), Lora McHough (“Best Dance/Electronic Artist”;
    “Dance/Electronic Single of the Year”), and Black Raven (“2013 Instrumental
    Artist of the Year”). The evening also presented an additional 10 “Producers
    Choice Awards” to various recipients from the independent music community,
    which included among others Douglas Cameron (National Crooner of the Year),
    Brett Hunt (Breakthrough Rap Performer), St. Madness (Metal Album of the Year),
    Olga Korbut (Career Achievement in Visual Arts), Lannie Flowers (Breakthrough Video),
    and David Longoria (Career Achievement Instrumentalist). David Osborne, the
    pianist to the presidents who has sold over 5 million albums was honored with
    a "Special Achievement Award".

    Other attendees at the event included recording artists Trevor Page, BP Major,
    and Feva Mode, movie producer Jon Woodward, Executive Producer of Artists in
    Music Awards Mikey Jayy, recording artist Tom Slack (who is also up for nine
    Grammy Nomination Considerations this year), movie producer Ray Michaels Quiroga,
    publicist Denise O’Brian, and the Honorary Mayor of Beverly Hills
    David Harrison Levi.

    The Los Angeles Music Awards and Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards are executively produced
    by industry experts Al Bowman and Susana Griffie. The LAMA has been in existence for
    23 years, hosting its first event in 1991, and has been held at various venues around
    Hollywood including Paramount Studios, the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom,
    the House of Blues, and Fonda Theater. Among the sponsors of this year’s event
    were MCF Energy, Face of the USA, ShhhMedia, Aaron Avenue RecordsAlan Fox Band , CARVIN, Impact
    Promotions, Visionary Music, The Redbury, Spyder Pop Records, Soundcheck International,
    Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa, JDM Rubbings.com and RainboRecords.com.

    For more on the Los Angeles Music Awards visit: www.lamusicawards.net

    Photo (Left To Right): Meli Alexander, Actor Bill Blair
    (Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award winner for "Lifetime Achievement Character Actor";
    Guinness Book of World Records), West Hollywood Entertainment Advocate
    John Carvalho, and Publicist Favi Jaime.

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    Click Here to Download our new release with  Aaron Ave. Records, Never Learn
    Click here to download our new release,"Never Learn"

    "Never Learn"
    Press Release:
    Date: 11/01/2013
    Subject: Alan Fox Band
    Aaron Ave. Records is excited to release the new single, "Never Learn", by
    the hard rocking band from Texas, Alan Fox Band. After being
    nominated for four prestigious awards at the 2013 LA Music Awards:
    “Music Group of the Year”, Hard Rock Band of the Year”, “Male Vocalist
    of the Year”, and “Guitarist of the Year”, the single will be released for
    online distribution from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotfy, Rhapsody,
    eMusic, and other internet music sites.

    Alan Fox Band members are: Donny Hart-vocals, Alan Fox-guitar/vocals,
    Donnie Pendleton-guitar/vocals, Greg Cagle-bass/vocals, and Terry Salyer-drums.

    The single, “Never Learn”, is the first single that is being released in conjunction
    with four new songs recorded by Aaron Ave. Records at the Cove Studios in Arlington, Texas.

    The Alan Fox Band consists of veteran musicians from various popular Texas rock bands who
    joined forces in 2005 to become one of the most distinctive hard rocking bands from the Fort
    Worth area. In 2012, guitarist Donnie Pendleton won East Texas Music Awards “2012 Guitarist
    of the Year”, and in 2013, bassist Greg Cagle won East Texas Music Awards, “2013 Bass Player of
    the Year”. Donny Hart, while in high school, met legendary Texas guitarist Darrell Abbott,
    and started his musical career as the lead singer in the heavy metal band, Pantera.

    As a result of their extensive backgrounds, AFB has created a hard rocking sound that combines
    a soulful blend of Texas Blues with powerhouse rock.

    © Copyright - Alan Fox Band / Aaron Ave Records (888174362502)

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    "Sept. 26th AFB Was Very Successful In Hollywood, CA.
    AFB-NOMINATED FOR 4 LA MUSIC AWARDS
    AFB, a Flawless Performance Sept. 26th at the Whiskey A Go Go!

    November 14th 2013

    Aaron Ave. Records, the proud sponsor for the Alan Fox Band, will be sending
    AFB Thursday, November 14th, 2013 to the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.
    This Red Carpet Gala will be held at The Avalon Theater in Los Angeles.
    The 2013 special event will once again be covered by the international
    press corps on 40 feet of red carpet at Hollywood and Vine.
    Once again, there will be 9 performers representing
    the Los Angeles Music Awards, and AFB is one of the 9 performing acts.
    There will be 10 celebrity recipients representing the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award
    presentations that are a direct part of this annual event.

    Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards honor recipients will be officially announced the first week of October.

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    September 25, 2013
    Palestine musician receives East Texas Music Award

    By CHERIL VERNON Palestine Herald-Press
    PALESTINE — Palestine’s Greg Cagle was named the East Texas Music Award’s 2013
    Bassist of the Year last week.

    Cagle, 47, is a member of The Alan Fox Band of Fort Worth, a Texas original
    heavy blues/rock band which has East Texas connections. Cagle moved to
    Palestine in 1995, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

    “I always thank the Lord Jesus for my blessings, because he is my Lord and Savior,”
    Cagle told the Herald-Press when asked how he felt about receiving the award.
    “The band has really been blessed. We have had a lot of things come our way this
    year and we are really looking forward to what lies in the future.”

    Band members besides Cagle include Alan Fox of Carthage, Donnie Pendleton of Fort Worth,
    Donny Hart of Arlington and Terry Salyer of Kilgore. The band is represented and
    sponsored by Aaron Avenue Records in Texas.

    Pendleton won Guitarist of the Year last year, and Cagle said that award moved the band up.
    He hopes this award will do the same.

    “It’s a group project. Yes, I won, but this moves the Alan Fox Band forward as a unit.
    I’m really happy for the band because it affords us more notoriety,” Cagle said.

    The band also received three other nominations from the East Texas Music Award:
    Blues Band of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year (Hart) and Guitarist of the Year (Pendleton).

    The Alan Fox Band already has planned a trip to Los Angeles this Thursday for the
    23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, where they were nominated this summer for four awards.
    The band has been nominated for “Music Group of the Year” and “Hard Rock Band of the Year”
    with Hart nominated for “Male Vocalist” and Pendleton taking the nomination for
    “Guitarist of the Year.”
    The band will get the opportunity to perform at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards
    at the world-famous Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, and also at the Avalon Theater in
    Hollywood during the awards night Nov. 14. The Los Angeles Music Awards is open to
    independent artists and bands who are unsigned or on independent (“indie”) labels.
    “Whiskey A Go Go is a thing of legend to people like us. All of our heroes — the bands we looked up to — they
    played that stage,” Cagle told the Herald-Press. “So, yes, our shoes are going to be hot when we perform there.”
    The band’s latest single and video releases “She Makes Me Hot” and “Do Me”
    are receiving airplay in the U.S. and abroad, both available on iTunes and CD Baby.
    The band’s newest tracks include “Never Learn” and “El Cabron.”
    While the band has been around for more than a decade, the current lineup started
    building in late 2005, according to band members.
    For more information about the band, visit their website at www.alanfoxband.com

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    September 19, 2013

    Alan Fox Band to perform at East Texas State Fair

    By CHERIL VERNON Palestine Herald-Press
    PALESTINE — The Alan Fox Band of Fort Worth — a Texas original heavy blues/rock band which has
    East Texas and Palestine connections — will perform during the East Texas State Fair in Tyler on Tuesday.

    The band will perform between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the fair grounds, located at 2112 W. Front St. in Tyler.

    Band members include Alan Fox of Carthage, Donnie Pendleton of Fort Worth, Donny Hart of
    Arlington, Greg Cagle of Palestine and Terry Salyer of Kilgore. The band is represented
    and sponsored by Aaron Avenue Records in Texas.

    In addition to their performance, the band has been nominated for four awards from
    the East Texas Music Awards. The Alan Fox Band was nominated for Blues Band of the
    Year as a group. Individually, Hart was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year,
    Cagle was nominated as Bassist of the Year and Pendleton was nominated for Guitarist
    of the Year. The East Texas Music Awards show will be held today at K.E. Bushman’s
    Celebration Center in Bullard with awards being presented in 31 multi-genre
    categories. For more information, visit www.etxmusic.com

    The Alan Fox Band already has planned a trip to Los Angeles on Thursday,
    Sept. 26 for the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, where they were
    nominated this summer for four awards.

    The band has been nominated for “Music Group of the Year” and “Hard Rock Band of the Year”
    with Hart nominated for “Male Vocalist” and Pendleton taking the nomination for
    “Guitarist of the Year.”

    Known as a “high-energy band that will grab the audience and propel them into
    a new dimension,” the Alan Fox Band will be performing at the 23rd Annual
    Los Angeles Music Awards at the Whiskey Go Go in Hollywood, and also at the
    Avalon Theater in Hollywood during the awards night Nov. 14, 2013.

    The nominations were announced in June at the Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee
    and Press Event at the world-famous Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood. The Los Angeles
    Music Awards is open to independent artists and bands who are unsigned or on
    independent (“indie”) labels.

    Pendleton (www.donniependleton.com), who last year was voted “ETX Guitarist of the Year”
    from the East Texas Music Awards, has had a roller coaster year of success — including
    an endorsement deal with aluminum guitar specialists Goulding Lindsay Wilson Guitars
    out of the United Kingdom and is currently recording, with the rest of the band, a
    compilation CD with Aaron Avenue Records.

    Their latest single and video releases “She Makes Me Hot” and “Do Me” are receiving
    airplay in the U.S. and abroad, both available on iTunes and CD Baby. The band’s
    newest tracks include “Never Learn” and “El Cabron.”

    While the band has been around for more than a decade, the current lineup started
    building in late 2005, according to band members.
    For more information about the band, visit their website at www.alanfoxband.com

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    July 24, 2013 by EMR Media

    TEXAS HEAVY BLUES BAND NOMINATED
    FOR 4 LA MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

    ~ LA Music Awards Nominates Texas Heavy Blues Band ‘Alan Fox Band’
    with an Amazing Four Nominations ~

    Texas original heavy blues band the Alan Fox Band (www.alanfoxband.com),
    based out of Fort Worth, Texas has just been nominated for 4 music awards
    at the prestigious 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee and Press Event
    which was held in June at the world famous Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood,
    ahead of the final awards night being held
    November 14th at the plush Avalon in Hollywood.

    The band, which includes Alan Fox, Donnie Pendleton, Donny Hart,
    Greg Cagle and Terry Salyer, is represented and sponsored by
    Aaron Avenue Records in Texas, and has been nominated for
    ‘Music Group of the Year’ and ‘Hard Rock Band of the Year’ with
    long term front man and vocalist Donny Hart nominated for
    ‘Male Vocalist’ and Donnie Pendleton taking the nomination
    for ‘Guitarist of the Year’.

    “On behalf of the Alan Fox Band, we’re extremely grateful and overwhelmed
    at not one nomination but four.” says Pendleton. “We’re so thankful to
    all our family, friends, fans and sponsors for supporting us over the years
    and of course voting. The Texas twin guitar sound of AFB is excited to
    be bringing it to Hollywood in September and November when we get
    to rock the West Coast!”

    Pendleton (www.donniependleton.com), who last year was voted at the
    East Texas Music Awards with ‘ETX 2012 Guitarist of the Year ‘, has had a
    roller coaster year of success including an endorsement deal with aluminum
    guitar specialists Goulding Lindsay Wilson Guitars out of the United Kingdom
    and is currently recording, with the rest of the band, a compilation CD
    with Aaron Avenue Records.

    Voting for the Alan Fox Band is well underway athttp://www.lamusicawards.net/nominees,
    with their latest single and video releases “She Makes Me Hot’ and ‘Do Me’
    receiving outstanding airplay in the USA and abroad, both available on iTunes
    and CD Baby. The bands newest tracks ‘Never Learn’ and ‘El Cabron’ are set
    to be released later this year.

    Known For further information please contact:
    Liz Rodriguez at Liz@EMRMedia.com – USA: 1 310 435 3634
    as a “high-energy band that will grab the audience and propel
    them into a new dimension”, the Alan Fox Band will be performing
    at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards on September 26th at the
    Whiskey Go Go in Hollywood, and also at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood
    during the awards night November 14th.

    Voting for the Alan Fox Band is simple athttp://www.lamusicawards.net/nominees.
    Select a category; ‘Music Group of the Year’, ‘Hard Rock Band of the Year’,
    ‘Male Vocalist’ and ‘Guitarist of the Year’ and cast your vote!

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    July 26, 2013

    Our Town: Band with Palestine ties nominated for music awards
    By CHERIL VERNON
    Palestine Herald-Press

    PALESTINE — Texas original heavy blues/rock band, the Alan Fox Band of Fort Worth — which has East Texas
    and Palestine connections — has been nominated for four awards from the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.

    The band, which includes Alan Fox of Carthage, Donnie Pendleton of Fort Worth, Donny Hart of Arlington,
    Greg Cagle of Palestine and Terry Salyer of Kilgore, is represented and sponsored by Aaron Avenue Records in Texas.

    The band has been nominated for “Music Group of the Year” and “Hard Rock Band of the Year” with long term
    front man and vocalist Donny Hart nominated for “Male Vocalist” and Donnie Pendleton taking the nomination for
    “Guitarist of the Year.”

    “On behalf of the Alan Fox Band, we’re extremely grateful and overwhelmed at not one nomination but four,”
    Pendleton said. “We’re so thankful to all our family, friends, fans and sponsors for supporting us over the
    years and of course voting.

    “The Texas twin guitar sound of the Alan Fox Band is excited to be bringing it to Hollywood in September and
    November when we get to rock the West Coast!”

    Known as a “high-energy band that will grab the audience and propel them into a new dimension,” the Alan Fox Band
    will be performing at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards on Sept. 26 at the Whiskey Go Go in Hollywood,
    and also at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood during the awards night Nov. 14.

    The nominations were announced in June at the Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee and Press Event at the world-famous
    Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Music Awards is open to independent artists and bands who are
    unsigned or on independent (“indie”) labels.

    Pendleton (www.donniependleton.com), who last year was voted “ETX 2012 Guitarist of the Year” from the East Texas
    Music Awards, has had a roller coaster year of success — including an endorsement deal with aluminum
    guitar specialists Goulding Lindsay Wilson Guitars out of the United Kingdom and is currently recording,
    with the rest of the band, a compilation CD with Aaron Avenue Records.

    Their latest single and video releases “She Makes Me Hot” and “Do Me” are receiving airplay in the U.S.
    and abroad, both available on iTunes and CD Baby. The band’s newest tracks “Never Learn” and “El Cabron”
    are set to be released later this year.

    While the band has been around for more than a decade, the current lineup started building in late 2005,
    according to band members.

    To vote for the band, visit http://www.lamusicawards.net/nominees. Then select a category: “Music Group of the
    Year,” “Hard Rock Band of the Year,” “Male Vocalist” and ‘Guitarist of the Year” to cast a vote.

    About the Los Angeles Music Awards

    In 1991, Bill Gazzarri known as the “Godfather of Rock n’ Roll” named Al Bowman the “Godson of Rock n’ Roll”
    and Gazzarri asked Bowman to produce a music awards show for independent artists and bands requesting that he
    “make it about the music. Just ‘cuz people buy it, don’t make it good,” Gazzarri said.

    Bowman promised Gazzarri that he would produce an annual awards show in his honor and Gazzarri gave Bowman his
    famous white Fedora hat. Three days later, Gazzarri passed away.

    On Dec. 17, 1991 the Los Angeles Music Awards held its first ever awards ceremony and it was dedicated to the
    memory of Gazzarri. The 2013 event will be the 22nd annual show.

    For three decades, Gazzarri, was known as Sunset Boulevard's white-hatted “Godfather of Rock n’ Roll,” because
    his night clubs on The Strip provided a stage and amplification for a myriad undiscovered rock stars, and he

    unabashedly claimed credit for launching the careers of Jim Morrison and The Doors, Sonny and Cher, Motley Crue,
    Tina Turner, Van Halen, David Lee Roth, The Byrds, Poison, Guns N' Roses and Warrant, to name a few.

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    AFB News Flash July 14, 2013:

    I am proud to thank our new sponsor, Aaron Ave. Records,
    and to announce that they have been gracious enough to sponsor
    the Alan Fox Band for the upcoming 23rd Annual Los Angeles,CA.Music Awards.
    AFB is proud of our brother Donnie Pendleton who has been nominated
    for Guitarist of the Year. AFB will be performing at the
    Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, CA. in September and at the
    Avalon Theater, Hollywood, CA. in November
    (on the corner of Hollywood and Vine).
    More great news to come.......WE LOVE YOU ALL!
    Aaron Ave. Records
    602 Jefferson Street
    Arlington, Texas
    http://www.aaronave.com

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    A Few of the Festivals and Large Concerts
    That AFB Performed!

    Whiskey A-Go Go "Launch Night" LA Music Awards / Sept. 26th 2013 / Hollywood, CA

    The Avalon Theater / 23rd Annual LA Music Awards / Nov. 14th 2013 / Hollywood, CA

    Texas State Fair / Sept. 24th 2013 / Tyler, TX.

    ETX Awards ceremony / Sept. 19th 2013 / Tyler, TX.

    John Rody’s Live Concert and World Wide Webcast / January 19th 2011 / Mombo’s Fort Worth, Texas

    45th Annual NFL Super Bowl Tail Gate Party / February 5th 2011 / Fort Worth, Texas

    Southern Hot Wing Festival / April 16th 2011 / Memphis, Tennessee

    IMOM Annual Crawfish Boil / April 24th 2011 / Longview, Texas

    Rally In The Crater / May 14th 2011 / Mt. Enterprise, Texas

    Children’s Miracle Network / June 4th 2011 / Magnolia, Arkansas

    T-Bone Walker Blues Festival / June 17th 2011 / Linden, Texas

    H2O Festival in the Crater / August 6th 2011 / Mt. Enterprise, Texas

    OTT Rally / September 16th 2011 / Nacogdoches, Texas

    The Boo Benefit / October 8th 2011 / Jefferson, Texas

    Louisiana State Fair / November 9th 2011 / Shreveport, Louisiana

    A Few of the Festivals and Large Concerts
    That AFB Performed at in the past.

    Jefferson Mardi Gras Up-The-River / February 5th 2010 / Jefferson, Texas

    American Cancer Society / April 10th 2010 / Marshall, Texas

    Rally in the Crater / Saturday May 15th 2010 / Mt Enterprise, Texas

    OTT Rally / September 17th 2010 / Nacogdoches, Texas

    H2O Rally in The Crater / August 7th 2010 / Mt. Enterprise, Texas

    Memorial Concert with Point Blank / November 14th 2010 / Dallas, Texas

    The Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade / February 14th 2009 / Shreveport, Louisiana

    Party in the Pines Gregg County / May 24th 2009 / Longview, Texas

    Alley Fest Concert With FOGHAT / June 6th 2009 / Downtown Longview, Texas 

    "After'5'on Friday" Concert Series / July 3rd 2009 / Downtown Kilgore, Texas 

    The King Biscuit Blues Fest / October 7th, 2005 / Helena, Arkansas

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    Donnie Pendleton has been voted
    ETX Guitarist of the year 2012!

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    January of 2013 AFB has started Recording
    Their latest CD at Palmyra Studios owned and
    Operated by Paul "Pappy" Middleton
    (Bonnie Raitt’s personal sound engineer)

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    In February of 2013
    AFB was nominated to perform for the 50th
    annual Grammy Celebration, in LA California.

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    ETX Album Release Party March 21st at
    Lago Del Pino in Tyler Texas.

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    Our own Donnie Pendleton has been nominated
    in LA California, as Guitarist of the Year 2013!

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    Kayla Devers Williams
    2:20pm May 19
    6th Annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest
    June 17-18, 2011, Linden, Texas

    Music City Texas Theater in Linden, Texas is hosting
    the 6th Annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest - June 17 & 18.
    The festival is being presented by MetroPCS and other
    key sponsors: Don Henley, MidSouth Engine & Machine,
    Linden Economic Development Corporations, and the
    Good Shepherd Medical Center. The event will bring in
    13 top blues artists from across the nation, and will be
    headlined by its first international blues star.
    The headliners – Matt Schofield, David "Honeyboy" Edwards,
    Robin & the Bluebirds and the Alan Fox Band . The 6th annual
    festival is a fundraiser for two Linden non-profit corporations:
    Music City Texas Theater, a music venue, and the Fairview
    Community Center which offers free literacy and computer
    training to the community.

    This two-day, two-stage festival is a living memorial to the
    music icon that was a primary influence to most postwar blues
    guitarists and early rock and roll greats. T-Bone Walker’s most
    enduring legacy was taking the guitar from a rhythm instrument
    to a lead instrument in a band. Honored by his peers by membership
    in the Blues Heritage Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
    he was first, and foremost, a loving father, a humanitarian, and
    a friend to so many.

    Friday, June 17 will feature a Free outdoor concert focused on students
    learning about the Blues. Underwritten by the International Paper Company,
    AEP-Southwestern Electic Power Company and Colonel & Mrs. Robert Spivey
    of Atlanta, Texas, the show will open with The Matthew Davidson Band -
    the 13 year-old Shreveport guitar prodigy who was in the 2011 International
    Blues Challenge Youth Showcase. Then, the Pleasant Hill Quilting Group
    will present the history of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code; followed
    by a great new group – The Ominous Anonymous. The free concert is headlined
    by the stellar regional artists –
    The Alan Fox Band.

    Opening indoors in the Music City Texas Theater is Marshall’s Boogie Woogie
    Ambassador Omar Sharriff. Omar has been packing the house in weekly concerts
    since his return to his hometown.

    From Los Angeles, California, the Midwestern Icons feature former Lawrence,
    Kansas musician and Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductee Bill Lynch along
    with his stellar rhythm section featuring Rick Moors on bass and the
    legendary drummer James Gadson. Lynch has gigged with various artists
    including Jerry Lee Lewis and Bo Diddley and has been joined on stage
    by Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mike Finnigan, Billy Preston,
    Ike Turner, James Cotton and countless others. James Gadson has
    recorded with an endless list of artists including Ray Charles,
    Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Herbie Hancock,
    The Temptations, Quincy Jones, Norah Jones, Paul McCartney, and
    Justin Timberlake.

    David "Honeyboy" Edwards is an icon in the world of Blues. A member
    of the Blues Heritage Hall of Fame, multi-honoree as Blues Acoustic
    Artist of the Year and multi-Grammy winner, "Honeyboy" represents the
    best of traditional blues.

    Honeyboy is accompanied by Michael Frank on harmonica and Rocky Lawrence
    on guitar. Michael Frank is a receipient of the Blues Heritage
    "Keeping the Blues Alive" award and Founder/CEO of Chicago’s Earwig Music.
    Mr. Lawrence currently tours the country educating University students
    on the historical significance of the Robert Johnson songbook as it
    relates to the history of popular music worldwide.

    Now firmly established as the freshest and most exciting blues guitarist
    to have emerged on the world scene for many years, Matt Schofield recently
    joined such luminary names as Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson and Robben Ford,
    who have DVDs produced by the world's largest music print publisher,
    the US-based Hal Leonard organisation. Schofield is one of the few Brits
    ever to have appeared on the Hal Leonard imprint.

    He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time
    (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic
    names as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. He was also crowned Blues Guitarist
    and Album of the year in the 2010 British Blues Awards. Matt Schofield
    will headline both nights on the Music City Texas stage.

    The lineup is rounded out by DieDra and the Ruff Pro Band from Birmingham,
    Alabama, Shreveport’s Buddy Flett, Austin’s rising blues stars –
    The Peterson Brothers Band (another 2011 IBC Youth Showcase member),
    Marshall’s Bobbie Oliver and Jam City Revue, and from New Orlean’s –
    The Ezra Charles Band.

    This year’s festival will be associated with a "Bikers and Blues Run" on Saturday.
    Information on the biker’s run and games may be found on the festival website.

    There will be vendors and food/drink on-site.

    For Times and Ticket Information:
    Click Here
    or call 903-756-7774.

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    Sunday, April 17, 2011 Daily Digest
    Hot Wings Festival Raises More Than $28K

    The 9th Annual Southern Hot Wing Contest and Festival
    raised more than $28,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
    The April 16, 2011 event grew this year, with 47 cooking teams
    compared to 31 last year. Nearly 20,000 people attended
    the event in the South Main Historic Arts District.
    A first-time competitor, "You Are the Ranch Beneath My Wings,"
    took the $1,000 grand prize award.
    The other finalists were Wing-A-Palooza and
    Bell Bottom Barbeque.
    As of my personal favorites
    Eric Gales from the JACK PIRTLE’S STAGE and the
    Alan Fox Band from Texas on the MAPCO STAGE.

    – Tom Wilemon April 18, 2011

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    Saturday Night was "JAMMIN HARD" with Legendary,
    Texas Rock-N-Blues Guitarist, Mr. Rusty Burns and the
    "Power House Trio", BIG WAMPUM as they "Teamed Up" with
    the "Very Talented and COOL", Alan Fox Band, who came all
    the way from Longview, Texas to "ROCK THE HOUSE" at
    The Relapse Bar & Lounge in NRH, Tx. The "Joint Was Jumpin",
    the "Music Was Pumpin", GREAT Show! GREAT Music!
    GREAT People! LOTS of FANS!!!

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    14th Annual Boo Benefit 2011 Jefferson, Texas

    Saturday Night 7pm AFB takes the stage
    by the tail of the wind! The Alan Fox Band
    has been a faithful performer of the Boo Benefit
    year after year. "It's not only for a great
    cause," say's band leader Alan Fox, "but it's just
    a whole lot of fun!" AFB looking out at nearly 5000
    people waiting in anticipation for the rockers to start.
    This year's 14th annual Boo Benefit had over 35,000 people attend
    in the small town of Jefferson, TX. The Boo Benefit is
    usually held every year at the first week-end of October.
    for more info, please goto: http://www.BooBenefit.org.

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    Rebirth of a rock band

    (Justin Baker/News-Journal Photo)
    Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 5:45 am, Fri Oct 8, 2010.
    By Glenn Evans gevans@news-journal.com

    A rock 'n' roll road warrior has come out of retirement
    and traded in his old gang for a new gang from Longview.
    "I think we gelled on that first day we played together,"
    said Robert "Bubba" Keith, former lead singer and songwriter
    for The James Gang. "These guys are serious, and they write."
    Keith is sing praises for The Alan Fox Band, a four-man power
    band that's been increasingly visible on the East Texas stage
    the past couple of years.
    "We had been playing anywhere from 170-200 jobs a year," Fox,
    the band's namesake, said of the latest incarnation of the band
    he founded 10 years ago. "But, we haven't had any type of
    avenue to expand to the next level till Bubba got interested
    in us. And he's a world-class artist."
    A Denton-raised musician who reached the genre's pinnacle as lead
    singer and songwriter for bands such as The James Gang, Point Blank
    and England Dan and John Ford Coley, Keith left rock in 1985.
    His 1981 hit, "Nicole," was an upbeat power ballad that filled
    stadiums in the arena rock era.
    His union with Fox's twin guitar-driven band this past summer blew
    open a door both sides were looking to walk through.
    "The band thing is still in formulation," bass player Greg Cagle
    said, during an Oct. 3 group interview with Keith, who lives with
    his family in Glen Rose. "This is the fifth time, or the sixth time,
    all of us have been in the same room."
    Keith, who said he hung up his leathers when he heard his wife tell
    their kids, "Oh, that's road daddy," was looking for a good fit as
    he contemplated getting back into the life. He missed the band experience.
    "The thing about writing and going to the studio, and stuff like
    that — it's more of a solitary act," said Keith, 60. "I always continued
    to write. ... But to be able to share it with other people, there's
    only one way you can do that. ... The James Gang, Point Blank and my
    new stuff, it's not just pigeonholing one thing. It gives us a chance
    to cover all the spectrum — not just songs I've written and these guys
    have written but new songs as well."
    The timing was right for Fox's outfit, which has been steering itself
    away from cover band land in favor of original tunes.
    "What we've been trying to do is play originals with our own voice,"
    said Donnie Pendleton, the twin to Fox in the band's dual-lead guitar sound.
    "And finally, in the last couple of years it's started to form."
    Pendleton, 49, grew up in east Fort Worth, next door to Arlington where
    Keith's mother ran the Candlelight Inn restaurant. He was the band's
    link to Keith, by way of a dinner with his wife, Vicki.
    The pair met in 1980 when Pendleton had to leave the table to investigate
    the music he heard coming from a storage building behind the Arlington
    eatery — Keith and the band were rehearsing. Flash forward to the Facebook
    era: Keith quotes Mr. Rogers on his Wall, "It's a beautiful day in the
    neighborhood. Won't you be my friend?" and Pendleton commented back,
    "Won't you be in my band?"
    The band still performs as a four-man outfit, with a show set for 9 p.m.
    today at Leon's Steakhouse Saloon on South Eastman Boulevard. The full
    group, which is billing itself as Bubba Keith and the Alan Fox Band,
    played the Oldest Town in Texas Rally in Nacogdoches last month. The
    five-some comes together again in Dallas on Nov. 14 at a memorial concert
    for Jay Hamilton, a keyboardist who played with Pendleton in the
    eighties hair band, The Cause.
    Leaving Texas for California in 1969, Keith dove into the Sunset Strip
    rock scene on legendary stages such as the Whiskey-a-Go-Go. He was playing
    in Hollywood when Eric Burdon of The Animals signed him to the indie label,
    Far Out Productions. During the 17 years before Keith returned to Texas,
    he would handle lead vocals for a succession of rock 'n' roll hit-makers.
    "Oh, I knew I was in the bigtime," he said. "I knew when I was 14 this
    was what I was going to do. It's just like any other job — I loved playing,
    and knew I was going to play any way I could. ... Most people don't fail,
    they quit. You've got to be willing to say, yes. Some of the best musicians
    I know ... are still in bars. When you write a song and you make it really
    good, and it's tearing your heart out, it takes guts to get up there and play it."
    Still, Keith was wary about getting back into live music.
    "I didn't want people at the local Holiday Inn seeing me trying to squeeze
    into my black leathers," he said. "It's better that people say, 'I wonder
    what Bubba's doing?' rather than, 'Oh, he shouldn't be doing that.' To me,
    great rock bands — there's something about them, this connection that you
    get with people. Sometimes we're playing together, all five of us, and I
    just feel my feet coming off the floor."
    That's language Fox, 54, understood. "I just call it swimming in a sea of tone," he said.
    Pendleton said the band's newest member is finding an out-of-retirement
    home with the group. "We were wanting to step things up a notch," he said.
    "I don't think there's a better vocalist around. But, I think we are all
    from the same school. ... I wanted him to do it, and I guess he still does
    or he wouldn't have driven down here just to talk about it."

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    The Alan Fox Band, originally formed in 2000 by
    frontman Alan Fox, has built up their reputation
    and their repertoire to become one of the most
    noteworthy blues/arena rock bands in East Texas.
    On the strength of a highly active tour schedule
    and their most recent album, 2008's full length
    JuJu Ear Rub, TAFB have been steadily building
    their profile. The dual guitar onslaught provided
    by Alan Fox and Donnie Pendleton drives their
    distinctive Texas blues sound, while drummer
    Moe Eldridge and bassist Greg Cagle sit in the
    pocket, propelling their tunes along. The band's
    reverence for their heroes - Thin Lizzy,
    the Allman Brothers, and Ted Nugent - is obvious
    from their skill at incorporating those classic
    sounds into their own unique sound.
    The Alan Fox Band are a dedicated, talented
    group of musicians playing out as often as they
    can, building their fan base one show at a time.
    Written by Jon Ozaksut of zZounds.com Feb. 17, 2010

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    Posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 12:03am, Fri May 7, 2010

    By Glenn Evans

    Twin guitar leads tell audiences this ain’t no disco
    when The Alan Fox Band is on stage.
    In fact, the only thing remotely BeeGees about the
    four-man power combo from Longview is that it’s staying
    alive. Founder Fox formed the band a decade ago,
    but four years ago he began to assemble today’s group
    from musicians with lifetimes of stage experience.

    "People are seeing that there is a need for the arena
    rock genre, Fox, 53, said recently. Arena/Rock is good-time rock."
    Arena rock, for those who don't remember when yield
    signs were yellow, blasted metal guitar and heavy
    percussion across football stadiums in the
    seventies where it washed through young Baby Boomers
    rebelliously long hair. It stood for wild youth and
    against the controlled, front-end commercial beat of
    the disco era. Bands such as Foghat, Thin Lizzy and Boston helped
    set the tone for arena rock, and their sounds were in
    force when Fox rode a voice scholarship
    to Stephen F. Austin State University.

    Having an opportunity, Alan left college
    to write and play music, opening for Stevie Ray Vaughan at
    the famed Crossroads in Nacogdoches. Fox moved to
    Shreveport where he helped found a group that became
    a college fan favorite in Texas and well beyond, the Killer Beez.

    He met Donnie Pendleton heady years later, finding a
    fellow lover of power guitar commanding the
    stage with an emerging regional headliner, U.S. Lords.
    A guitar player from childhood, Pendleton previously
    had made noise with a big-haired, eighties, glam outfit, The Cauze.

    "We said we always wanted to be in a band that was
    using twin leads," Fox recalled.
    Pendleton joined the Fox project in 2006.

    Lifelong drummer Morris "Moe"
    Eldridge of Marshall signed on a year later, and
    today's band finally gelled when bassist Greg Cagle of
    Palestine jumped on board last fall.

    The Alan Fox Band stays busy. The group opened for
    Foghat at AlleyFest last year before launching a tour
    of festivals. The front man estimates the band is
    on pace to play 200-225 gigs this year.

    That included Sunday night open jams at Mom's Biker Bar
    until about a month ago when Eldridge says finances
    forced him and co-owner Cherry Lynn Power, whom
    he'll wed next month, to kill the engine. The Sunday
    night sessions, in which fellow rockers are welcome
    to sit in, swiftly moved to Fast Freddy's on West Marshall Avenue.
    That's where the foursome could be found this past
    Sunday, in jeans and black T-shirts contrasted only
    by the fluorescent orange laces on Fox's sneakers.

    It weren't no disco.
    Cover songs, including East Texas native T-Bone
    Walker's, "Stormy Monday," filled the wood-paneled room,
    complemented by originals from the outfit's 2008 release,
    "JuJu Ear Rub," and a CD in the works, "Now Ear This."
    The originals, in particular, highlighted the twin
    lead sound Fox and Pendleton heard in their minds'
    ears when they met. They included an instrumental
    conversation between the two players, trading
    musical sentences in an upbeat key in the
    tradition of the Almond Brothers', "Jessica."

    Songs with lyrics showcased either Fox's powerful,
    sometimes gravely rasp, or Pendleton's slightly
    sweeter vocal style.
    The band relented the stage briefly to a couple of
    younger players, drummer Eldridge staying to back up
    the kids. He was waiting behind
    the skins when The Alan Fox Band returned.
    They did not play anything from, "Saturday Night Fever."

    "We play songs that everybody out there is not
    playing," Eldridge said.
    "I love it. I have to play music"

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    Night Hawk Sound Engineer
    Hey guys, I really dug your show
    At the Mardi Gras in Jefferson, TX.
    I just needed to say you guys did the
    best version of Stevie Ray Vaughn that
    I’ve heard since I saw the man himself
    at the Texas Jam. You’re the best!
    Mike Cavin-Night Hawk Sound Engineer-Feb.05, 2010

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    Mardi Gras UptheRiver Jefferson TX 2010

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    Kilgore News Herald
    "Friday After 5 Concert"
    features the Alan Fox Band
    in Kilgore, Texas
    By BRENDA BROWN knhedit@kilgorenewsherald.com

    July's "Friday After 5" concert will feature ways
    to beat the summer heat while enjoying some fine
    music. Fallon Burns, Main Street program manager,
    said her board or directors opted to rent a "huge,
    two-person water slide," along with some small pools
    to keep kids of all ages cool on Friday night
    at the World's Richest Acre Park.
    "Kids three and younger won't be able to use
    the water slide, so we decided to get some baby
    pools for them," Burns said. Clowns will also be
    on hand to entertain the crowd and create balloon
    art for concertgoers.
    The Alan Fox Band, known for its blues, classic
    and original rock performances, kicks off at
    6:30 p.m. on the Winter Elder Stage. The show is free,
    as are all of the activities.

    "They're a fabulous band," Burns said. "They played
    at AlleyFest and they were awesome. We were really
    lucky to get them. They play music everyone knows
    and loves, so you can bring anybody out and they
    can appreciate it."

    The Alan Fox Band was picked as a 2005 first-year
    national finalist at the Sonny Boy Blues Challenge,
    earning the right to perform at the
    King Biscuit Blues Festival.
    "We wanted the Fourth of July to be special and we
    wanted this to be a family affair, so come
    downtown on Friday night and enjoy," said Burns.
    Fallon Burns - Kilgore Mainstreet Coordinator 7/01/09

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    AlleyFest Coordinator Elaine Reynolds estimated
    16,000 to 18,000 visitors filled downtown Longview
    for the event. They came to hear hometown musical
    heroes like The Alan Fox Band and Ricky Lynn Gregg
    and Friends, the latter opening for '70s
    rockers Foghat on Saturday
    Elaine Reynolds 6/07/09 Longview-News Journal

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    98 Rocks FM
    Tom Michaels of 98 rocks FM
    Shreveport LA. says,
    "The Alan Fox Band Is the best
    that I've heard come out of the
    Ark-La-Tex in 20 years.
    They are a breath of Fresh Air!"
    Tom Michaels April 2008

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    Norman E. Land, President/Owner
    of Kingsland Entertainment.
    "It was a pleasure to have
    the Alan Fox Band perform and a
    pleasure to work with them, at
    the Louisiana State Fair.
    I'd be in Hog Heaven,
    if I just had the time to sit
    and listen to the Alan Fox Band.
    They are absolutely wonderful!
    I hope I find a slot for them
    to work with us in the future."
    Norman Land November 2008 and 2011

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    "JuJu Ear Rub" Alan Fox Band
    "Thanks for sending us your disc.
    I checked it out - Good job on the
    music and playing. The title" track
    "JuJu Momma" hit me the hardest.
    We at Grooveyard dig the heavier
    direction the vibe of that track.
    Your heavier stuff like really rocks!
    Keep the rock alive."
    Joe Grooveyard Records March 10th 2009

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    The choppers were all chromed out,
    the girls were all dressed up, and
    the crowd was large! It was a beautiful
    day at Strokers Ice House on 9304 Harry
    Hines Blvd. in Dallas As the Alan Fox Band
    took the stage and quickly started to bring the
    attention of the 1500 people to the stage.
    The East Texas band played a selection of music
    that tastefully showed the on looking audience
    just how classic rock and blues is supposed to
    sound. "It’s hard to be calm when the band
    sounds picture perfect", said one new fan of the
    Alan Fox band. I just have to say, "that just about
    sums it up!" The Alan Fox Band, from the east
    edge of Texas, in Longview. Don’t miss
    them when they come back in town.
    Pegasus News in Dallas Sunday April 13th 2008

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    and they do it well.
    I have my copy of "JuJu Ear Rub"
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