2157 FM 1101
New Braunfels, TX, 78130
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
Watch & Listen
The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he's a country singer and songwriter. Country music, as it was, is and always should be, with boots firmly standing on the bedrock of tradition and an eye focused on taking it into the future. And that, as any fan of true country knows, is no simple proposition.
At heart, it's all about being a great singer and storyteller. Hence the other best introduction to Jon Wolfe is to hear him sing and share the stories in the songs he performs and writes. And to learn his life story — from small town Oklahoma to the bustling big city commodities trading floor to the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma to Music Row, to give the highlights — and witness his faith in the power of music and determination to touch the hearts of others with something that means so much to him.
It's world class country music from the American heartland, informed by the great singers that inspired Wolfe — like George Strait, Garth Brooks (a fellow Okie), Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam, to name a few — yet fired by his own contemporary energy and vision.
It takes a unique conviction to give up a lucrative career as an oil commodities trader for British Petroleum, as Wolfe did, to pursue the dream of becoming a country singer. But music has been a vital force in Wolfe's life from early on, and it's already made him a rising star in the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma.
Wolfe's 2010 album "It All Happened in a Honky Tonk" introduced a modern country singer/songwriter whose music struck a perfect balance between the best country traditions and contemporary energy and vision. His gift for getting to the heart of a song reflects the unique life journey that led him to realizing his dream of a career as a country music artist. While Jon has done over 400 shows during his career in Texas and Oklahoma, he has spent years writing with some of the best songwriter's in the business, while spending countless hours searching the catalogs of country music's most prolific songwriters.
Warner Music Nashville is proud to present the 2013 Deluxe Edition re-release of "It All Happened in a Honky Tonk". This album is born and bred deep in the heart of Texas, and soaked with dancehall sweat and swagger. You'll find Jon Wolfe as a co-writer on half of the album along with country music's finest songwriters, from the modern day hit writing trio known as the "Peach Pickers" to sure to be hall of fame writers like Tim Johnson ("I let her lie" Daryle Singletary, "He must have really hurt you bad" George Strait), James Dean Hicks ("Goodbye Time" Conway Twitty, "National Working Woman's Holiday" Sammy Kershaw) and Jon Robbin ("I Breathe in, I Breathe out" Chris Cagle).
"We've really started zeroing in on my own recipe," Wolfe says. "I've got little hints of my heroes, but this album is me. It definitely feels refreshed and updated, but it's country, and that's the deal.
"For years I prayed to be in country music, but I didn't know how," Wolfe recalls. Now that he's done so, he intends to remain true to all that country music means to him. "I like songs that deal with core emotions. I like people to listen to my music and be able to relate it to what they've experienced in their lives.
"I feel connected with the tradition," Wolfe concludes. "There's something a little bigger than just my dreams going on in country music. That's why I feel so strongly about doing what I do." And to make it all even sweeter, "I'm doing what I love."
It all started at the age of 15 when Gabe Garcia from Lytle, Texas began his path in the music world. As his older brother Juan Garcia was the singer in the family, he gave Gabe the likings and interest to join in the journey and opportunities that still haven't ended for Gabe. At 15 years old Gabe recorded his first 2 song demo in Nashville with his brother's high school buddy Touchstone Mcdonald. When Gabe turned 16, his brother left to college leaving behind a guitar that Gabe self taught himself with and where a year later Gabe joined a band from Pearsall, Texas called the "Texas Wranglers". During a family vacation in South Padre Island, Gabe and his dad met Clint Bullard, a Nashville songwriter who was performing at a nearby hotel. Clint allowed Gabe to sing a few songs and months after Gabe and his brother flew out to Nashville to cut a full country album with Clint. In high school, with some musical experiences already under his belt, he was asked to sing and compete for his high school FFA program. Gabe competed in and won all rounds of the competitions and performed back to back years at the National FFA Convention.
After playing with country band the "Texas Wranglers" Gabe and the band regrouped and began a new band renaming themselves the "Maverick Creek Cowboys". Gabe and the band toured the South Texas scene gaining a following and also later landing a First Place spot at the Annual State Colgate Country Showdown. After graduating from high school Gabe landed a job in San Antonio working 8 years for CPS Energy and using every vacation day traveling back and forth to Nashville gaining major attention from major record labels while working with Bart Bartler. Bart and his Dad Bill Butler from Hondo, Texas were introduced to Gabe by friend Tommy Calame. Bart who is a successful songwriter & producer in Nashville continued working with Gabe where in 2006 he produced another full country album with Gabe that gained more major label interest and hinted for Gabe to move to Nashville. In 2007 Gabe hit the hardest time of his life when his dad Juan J. Garcia Sr. passed away. With Gabe's dad and family being very supportive in his musical accomplishments Gabe then decided to quit his job, sell his home, and finally move to Nashville in January 2008.
After 3 months into moving to Nashville Gabe landed a spot on NBC's then popular show Nashville Star in 2008 where he placed First Runner-up out of 65,000 total contestants that tried out. Shortly after the show Gabe was taken in by Manager Erv Woosley, whom currently still manages king George Strait. Gabe and Erv worked together for 2 years while also landing a one year songwriting deal with Bill Butler Music who published well known Strait songs such as "Baby Blue" and "Love Without End Amen". After the 2 years Gabe was then managed and signed to another writing deal with John Rich of country duo "Big & Rich". While working With John, Gabe landed a record deal with Average Joe's Entertainment out of Nashville and cutting an album. After 6 years of living in Nashville Gabe decided to just follow his roots back to South Texas. As he continues to travel back and forth between Tennessee and Texas, Gabe left his Nashville label and began his own current label 396 Entertainment with Dallas, Texas buddy Jody Redlich.
While Gabe has had an awesome adventure in his long running music career and experiences playing the smokey bars of South Texas, opening for major country artists in large venues, being on major network television, toured and played Canada and France, radio stations playing his music all over the world, and many more accomplishments under his belt, Gabe continues to love his passion for music which he will never let down. Gabe has also currently cut a new country album that will be released May 2014 under his own record label 396 Entertainment.