Hotter Than Hell Concert 08.25.18

On August 25th, 2018, the Camp House Concerts’ venue, with the members of the 65 & Sides Society, hosted the Hotter Than Hell, Summer Ending Concert.  The 2018 Summer Concert was proudly presented by Hayden Homestead Co.

The night featured a power packed lineup that included the duo of Wayworn Traveler and their performances of original work and classic covers.  The bill also included the Logan Ryan Band and their full-band set.   The third was the song-swappin’ session between talented songwriters, Emily Shirley and Jana Pochop.   The headlining act of the night was the Manzy Lowry Band, who closed out the evening.



Manzy Lowry Band

Manzy Lowry Band Photo

Manzy Lowry was born in west Texas but has called many places home across the southwest.  Consequently, his music is a combination of familiar sounds that cannot be made to fit neatly into one genre. Manzy is now known for his original ballads that are rough around the edges and dusty like an old book left on the shelf.  His stories can paint pictures that transport your mind to a particular place in time.  Manzy’s compositions are unique and authentic even if that means going against popular demand. The result: a sound that you didn’t know you were missing.

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Jana Pochop

Jana Pochop (the ‘h’ is still silent) hails from the culturally rich Albuquerque, NM. Her instinct for deep grooves and poignant lyrics are obvious on her most recent musical offerings. Jana’s recordings combine her gifts; lyrics that are as fearless as they are vulnerable, as skeptical as they are hopeful – woven into beautiful and fully fleshed arrangements; they affirm that she’s got one foot firmly planted in the grassy-rootsy folk genre while the other stomps around the pop world like a boss.

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Emily Shirley

Black and White of Emily Shirley performing music

Emily Shirley’s brand of thoughtful songwriter pop/rock is as finely tuned and brightly colored as the graphic design projects she works on for her day gig. Shirley tells life stories through song, revealing interesting characters and settings in a way that the listener still finds relatable.  From the “Dolores,” an exploration into the point of view of an accused killer’s mother (inspired by Netflix’s Making a Murderer documentary series) to “Over the Fence” which perfectly encapsulates the bittersweet innocence of a first friendship, her artistic point of view and skillful sonic experimentation make for a varied and stirring repertoire. Shirley performs in and around Austin with her own band, and also as part of The Big Fix and The Belle Sounds.

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Logan Ryan Band

Hailing from the San Antonio area comes one of the hottest new names to hit the Texas Country/Red Dirt scene. The Logan Ryan Band is equipped with honest lyrics, authentic vocals and a crying fiddler that when put together, it makes the Texas Music gods smile.

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Wayworn Traveler

Formed in 2014 by two of Salado’s own, Wayworn Traveler consists of Bryan Smith on guitar and vocals, and Angela Kay Smith on mandolin and vocals. Wayworn Traveler prides themselves on their original compositions and wide array of cover tunes ranging from early bluegrass, folk, true country, to 70’s and 80’s rock and pop.

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Camp House Supporters

Hayden Homestead Co.

The Hayden Homestead Company is a family business that offers up delicious home-cooked baked goods with a focus on providing high-quality, individually roasted coffee beans.  Hayden Homestead emphasizes on working with small farmers and local businesses to maintain the quality of their product and the sustainability of the surrounding environment.


All Tucked Inn

We are proud to announce that All Tucked Inn is once again a proud supporter of the Hotter Than Hell, Summer Ending Concert.  All Tucked Inn will offer our guests a special rate when you mention “Camp House Concerts.”  They will also offer a shuttle service to and from the venue.

For more information, please contact Jennifer at (830) 582-2100, or visit their website at

Texas Bottle Haus

Located in downtown Nixon, TX, Texas Bottle Haus is where Camp House Concerts goes to get their spirits!  They pride themselves on having competitive prices, friendly service and a large assortment of beer, liquor and spirits.  We trust them and wouldn’t do business with anybody else therefore, we encourage you to do the same.  For more information, visit their official Facebook Page.

Texas Outfitters

Located in downtown Nixon, TX, Texas Outfitters is a friend of the Camp House.  While being the only one of its kind in the area, they offer the community a wide plethora of western clothing and accessories.  They have all the necessary brands such as Costa, Cinch, Wrangler and more.  View all their merchandise at their store front or online at


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