Our 8th year of the event to create awareness and raise money! The Funkytown Gitdown will feature music by Don Louis, Dustin Massey, and Songbird Jones as well as an art gallery, Silent Auction and food! See below for more information. Please contact us for sponsorship information.
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With over 15 million collective streams to date, East Texas singer-songwriter Don Louis and his remarkably talented band, consisting of Mason Grimes - Drummer, Morris Holdahl - Lead Guitarist, Marcus Maldonado - Rhythm Guitar, and Jay Sanford - Bassist, tell stories of life experiences, love, and pain through their music. Don Louis brings a twist of soulful southern vibes to any music genre. His talent has no bounds, and with consistent drive and hard work, he is building a name for himself in the music industry nationwide. After only a few short years, a vast following has accumulated across multiple platforms and continues to grow. Through strong work ethic and integrity, Don Louis continually demonstrates humility through his lyrics and the relationships he builds with his fans.
The Granbury native grew up a rabid fan of the regional Red Dirt country sound. Going to shows at venues like the aforementioned MML and the old Live Oak was a revelation for him. Seeing bands like Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights somehow brought professional musicians closer to him and other “mere mortals” from his previous concept of the rock star selling out stadiums.
“There was something really cool about getting out to Fort Worth and seeing live music that made it somehow seem not so out of reach,” he said. “Something about seeing these badass musicians didn’t seem otherworldly. You’re never gonna be John Mayer, but in the back of my mind — not that I ever told anyone — I thought, ‘Maybe I could do this.’ ”
"The art of crafting a song from scratch and then singing that same song to an audience is the beautiful challenge keeping Songbird Jones inspired. The communication that happens from hand to pen to paper and then from guitar strings to singing to listening ears is a place where they find their home. Soulful vocals, rich harmonies and thoughtful lyrics set Songbird Jones apart from the crowd.
From New York to Europe and destinations in between — Matt and friends bring an array of experiences into a live performance full of earthiness, fun, and heartfelt warmth.
The past two years Matt released two EPs that mark time and spotlight the new additions to his family. The Jubilee Waltz (2019) and Jotman (2021) are projects composed of three songs each, for and about his daughter Jubilee and son Jotham."