Concert to feature Jason Roberts Band

The Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance (PCAA), sponsors of Oktoberfest, will be hosting the Jason Roberts Band at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Adelsverein Halle, as a part of the 2017 Marktplatz Concert Series.

Grammy Award-winning, fiddle player Jason Roberts brings his signature style in the Jason Roberts Band, building on a lifetime of musical genes and work alongside Western Swing giants.

“Having spent his childhood among legends in Texas honky-tonks, and then nearly 20 years with the world-famous band Asleep at the Wheel, Jason has soaked up the very best of Western Swing and brings his own signature style to this traditional American genre,” a PCAA spokesperson said. “Two Grammy Awards and four individual Hall of Fame inductions later, Jason and his Jason Roberts Band delight fans around the world.”

Roberts’ grandfather, Buck Roberts, a fellow Texas Western Swing Hall of Famer, toured nationally with The Roberts Brothers Rhythmaires in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  A 12-year-old Jason eventually fronted a band with his grandfather and other Rhythmaires’ veterans.  From the other side, Roberts grandmother played swing piano well past her 100th birthday.  Roberts learned to play on his grandfather, Carl’s fiddle, an instrument that’s on stage with him to this day.

Legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble (Roberts’ kin by marriage) took notice of young Roberts’ natural talent and took him under his wing.

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