East Texas Music

Acoustic Pickin’ Circle January 20 2014

Special Thanks to A Circle of Ten and their East Texas Arts Initiative for presenting the wonderful Acoustic Pickin’ Circle, which happened last Monday January 20th, on Martin Luther King Day.

A special round of applause goes out to all the talented musicians who participated in our ever-widening circle of players and pickers, drawing out the best live music in the Jacksonville and Cherokee County area.

The C10 Education and Event Center is on the corner of Commerce and Main streets in downtown Jacksonville, Texas.  The facility is available for lease to the community, local business, schools, churches, and other area institutions for meetings, clubs, family gatherings, and special events.

A Circle of Ten Network for Collaboration
201 East Commerce Street
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
phone: 903-541-0013

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Photos courtesy of Pamelia Franklin Adams.

2014 Music

Music Mondays January 2014

Music Mondays twice a month are featuring Withrow Cooley…hosted by A Circle of Ten…

The Jam Sessions and the Acoustic Pickin’ Circles at A Circle of Ten’s Event & Education Center are now providing the opportunity to play live music in downtown Jacksonville, and is a regular monthly gig for Withrow Cooley.

Our Jam Session on January 6th featured Withrow Cooley and Friends…David Cooley on guitar…Mike Withrow on drums…Phil Rumbley on bass…Earl Knoob on guitar…Logan Strong on guitar & piano…Mitchell Arnold on drums…Jared Kirkpatrick on drums…and L.J. on percussion.  It was a small but enthusiastic crowd!

Monday January 20th will be our next Acoustic Pickin’ Circle!  We hope to see all our regular performers attend as well as some new pickers.  The bar was set pretty high last month when we had over a dozen players in the circle, which featured guitars, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and percussion.

I would like to thank A Circle of Ten for providing the opportunity to promote live music and the performing arts here in Jacksonville, Texas.  Furthermore, a personal thank you to my brother and musical partner David Cooley, without whom none of this would be possible.