'Texas Americana' music next for Roots concert

An evening of Texas Americana music will be featured at the next Roots Music Series in the Texas Hill Country concert on Saturday, June 28, at Pioneer Museum.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Featured will be Weldon Henson, whose shows are a throwback to the vintage honky-tonk and Texas culture.

Also taking the stage on June 28 will be Hal Ketchum.

Henson will perform at 7 p.m. followed by Ketchum at 8:50 p.m.

Admission is $15 at the gate while online pre-purchase admission is $13.

To purchase tickets online, visit www.pioneermuseum.net.

The admission for current Gillespie County Historical Society members is $10 and free for children 18 and under.

“It was just a natural thing to be intrigued with music,” explained Ketchum, who started playing drums at age nine and by 14 was playing at local bars and taverns.

He eventually traded one of his drum kits for a five-string banjo and then traded another banjo for a Martin acoustic guitar, forming a duo with his singing and guitar-playing brother to also entertain at local nightspots.

He has honed his craft as a writer, singer and performer.

Those attending are encouraged to bright their law chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the concert series benefits Pioneer Museum.

Upcoming concerts in the Roots Music Series include “Electric Blues” on July 27 featuring The Peterson Brothers Band, Bobby Mack and The Chris Duarte Group.

“Texas Rock ‘n’ Roll will be featured on Aug. 30 and will include Al Staehely, George DeVore and Freddie Steady 5.

Additional information is available at 997-2835, online at www.pioneermuseum.net, or via email at info@pioneermuseum.net.

Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street.

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