Arlington Blues & Southern Soul Music Festival
The Arlington Blues and Southern Soul Festival will feature some the most talented Blues and Southern Soul Artist the Metroplex has to offer. The Audience will witness the first volume of the Arlington Blues and Southern Soul Festival Series, presented by The Arlington Music Hall and Jim Austin Online.
HOST: Michael Guinn - East Texas Native who has an international reputation as one of the most engaging performance artist and emcees in the world.
ARTISTS:Holland K. Smith, born in Fort Worth, Texas about 1960, is a guitarist, songwriter and singer of Texas-style blues. The Holland K. Smith Blues Band was formed in 1994.
LJ Echols reines from Bassfield Mississippi, like many soul artist Echols began his career with Gospel Roots.
The Paul Byrd Band brings their original, eclectic mix of Rock, Blues, and Soul to the masses.
Lil Jimmie Jimmie Forbish Jr. Showcasing musical diversity by th age of fifteen he discovered a passion for playing the base guitar, which attracted the attention of area bands, who usually called upon him for not only his guitar skills but his vocals as well.
Dylan Bishop is a DFW based blues singer. He draws his inspiration from blues greats such as Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Mercy Baby, Frankie Lee Sims, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and many others.
AYHONZ Featuring Kenya C, an R&B, Neo Soul, Jazz, and Funk band for the past 8 years based out of Fort Worth Texas.