Camp House Concerts presented the 65 & Sides Society Inaugural Concert Series on March 25th, 2017. Music is lasted about seven-hours beginning at 5 o’clock that evening. R.L. Hayden headlined the event with James Steinle preceding and Sylvia Kirk and son Matt Kirk opening.
Rodney “R.L.” Hayden
R. L. Hayden embodies cowboy music in its most desirable form and has collected all the necessary tools for the long haul—musicology, authenticity, confidence, ability, and desire. He has earned praises from some of the nation’s top-selling publications such as USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and People Magazine.
Over the course of his career, Hayden has built a loyal following of fans while performing across the country opening for such acts as Chris Ledoux, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Robert Earl Keen. He has performed on some of the biggest stages in America including Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, Austin City Limits Festival, Grand Ole Opry, Billy Bob’s Texas and The Fillmore as well as numerous European tours. His recording of “Buckaroo Man” (written by Dave Stamey) has been featured at Fenway Park in Boston as the introduction song for Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.
Hayden has also been recognized as a prominent songwriter who’s credits include George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Aaron Watson and Kevin Fowler among other notable artists.
AUTHENTIC. TEXAS. MUSIC. Just three words needed to sum up the singer/songwriter James Steinle. He described his unique style as, “a style of Texas country music that fuses blends of Norteno, Tex-Mex, Tejano, Country and Western, Bluegrass, and Rock together into a style that is representative of me as an individual.”
Steinle, University of Texas-Austin graduate, was born in San Antonio, Texas, grew up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and spent some time in Landstuhl, Germany Later he went on to say, “I have been fortunate enough to see many places in this wonderful world we inhabit. I have always taken pride in being aware and observant, so many of my songs come from vivid memories I recall from different times in my life.”
Sylvia & Matt Kirk
SYLVIA KIRK – Opening up the Inaugural Camp House Concert will be the Mother-Son duo of Sylvia and Matt Kirk. Sylvia and Matt are not the only musicians in Kirk family however. Bobby and Matt both sing and play rhythm and lead guitar respectively, while twins Katie and Jake deliver backup vocals and bass licks. Sylvia takes pride in her children and has raised them around a music environment and it shows. She has been playing locally for nearly 40 years, mostly in the San Antonio and New Braunfels area.
In a piece written by Action Magazine, where Sylvia captured the magazine cover, author Sam Kindrick describes Kirk as “one of the greatest female singing voices ever heard.” Cecil Thomason, Dallas musician who worked with Sylvia said “Her voice has an outstanding tone. Even back when she was off-key she sounded good. She’s one of those rare vocalists who sounds good all the time.” Later in the article, Kindrick goes on to compare Kirk to Bonnie Rait, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt and Emmy Lou Harris. Kirk has worked with some of the best in Texas with a few of them going on to do bigger things. These two are going to rock the stage with a full 3-hour performance.
MISCELLANEOUS CONCERT ITEMS
Press Release & Artist Profiles
- Inaugural 65 & Sides Society Concert Press Release
- R.L. Hayden – Artist Profile
- James Steinle – Artist Profile
- Sylvia Kirk – Artist Profile