The Country Rewind Tour made Community Gardens in Bastrop the third stop on its eight-state tour on Saturday night, February 27.
The show opened with 15-year-old local singer-songwriter, Winter Dawn, who performed for her first time in front of a live audience. Winter showed all the confidence and grace of a seasoned performer and the audience seemed mesmerized by her angelic voice and her captivating, original songs.
“I was pretty nervous the days leading up to the show, but Darryl Worley made me feel super-comfortable while we were doing the voice-check just before the show, and that helped me with my nerves.” said Winter. “All the guys were incredible, and I learned so much from them. I can’t wait to sing in front of my next live audience!”
After the show, Winter’s mother, Sarie Wingenfeld said, “Watching Winter up there on stage was just surreal. She did a phenomenal job, and more so she had the opportunity to learn from inspirational artist in her genre which really will help her through the longevity of her career tremendously. I love that Bastrop is quickly becoming a place where artists and musicians can really dig their feet in and find a platform for their talent.”
Winter’s performance was followed by Logansport, Louisiana native and East Texas resident, Bryan Martin whose own performance was nothing short of outstanding. Martin claims that he discovered his love of music while on the road with his mother, a long-time singer herself who performed with artist such as David Houston, Faron Young, and Alison Krousse. Bryan Martin has an almost soulful twang to his voice that left the crowd riveted while he was on stage. Expect to be hearing a lot more from these two newcomers.
The tours main attraction featured country music icons Darryl Worley, Brian White and Andy Griggs, who presented a charming comradery and a playful banter on stage that kept the crowd as enchanted with them as with their beloved music. Although these three artists started in the music business back in the early 1990’s, their music and their sound is just as relevant today as when they first began. It was an evening filled with the familiarity of our youth, and the possibilities of our future. The stars were shining, the breeze was blowing, and it was indeed a perfect night to fall in love with their music all over again. Bastrop certainly did.
“It was great to meet the musicians in person after having the opportunity to interview them earlier on The Heart of Bastrop Talk Show," said Bastrop Mayor Connie Schroeder. "Community Garden was a terrific venue to provide a safe and fun evening. I look forward to seeing them come back soon.”
Concert promoter and Center Stage Magazine owner Tommy Lemon said he may circle back and add some more Texas dates on to the 2021 tour. Wherever these guys decide to perform in Texas, it is worth the drive to go experience the show. Follow the tour at www.centerstagemag.com, see the interviews with the headliners at www.theheartofbastrop.com and follow Winter Dawn on Instagram @winterdawn22.