New releases and tours in Texas– we have some of the best of the month of September rounded up here for you in this month’s #TexasTunes.
#1 Houston Chamber Choir
The Grammy Award-winning Houston Chamber Choir, under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Robert Simpson, announces its new 2022-2023 season, “A Heart for the Choral Art,” with season subscriptions now on sale to the public.
The 28th season opens in September with a festival concert in tribute to English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams celebrating his 150th birthday, followed by a return to Miller Outdoor Theater in October for “This Land is Your Land,” focusing on our nation’s great folk songs. This concert is free to the public.
#2 Boney James
Multi-platinum selling and four-time Grammy nominated saxophone player Boney James is on the road, performing for fans across the U.S. in support of his recently released album “Solid.”
James will be performing at the Riverfront Jazz Festival at the Black Academy of Arts in Dallas at 1 p.m. on Sept. 4. Tickets are $59-$69.
#3 Mike Ryan
Texas native and country singer-songwriter Mike Ryan is releasing his new single “Die Runnin” coming out on the 16th.
Mike has garnered over 265 million career streams and has collaborated with some of country music’s top talent including Brad Paisley and Brandy Clark. In addition, he has opened for Miranda Lambert, Koe Wetzel and later in October he will be opening for Morgan Wallen’s first stadium show in Texas.
Japan-born singer and producer Joji is performing in Austin at Stubb’s on September 16 and 17.
Joji recently celebrated his highest chart debut to date for his single “Glimpse of Us.” The song debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, a career milestone for Joji. “Glimpse of Us” is also the first top ten song for Joji’s acclaimed label, 88rising, in addition to the music collective’s first #1 on the Spotify Global and U.S. Charts. Joji’s most recent album “Nectar,” released in September 2020, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Djo, the solo project of musician, producer and actor from “Stranger Things” Joe Keery, is back with new music.
Djo announced his new album “DECIDE,” out Sept. 16. He previously released the first single from the forthcoming record – “Change.” This song is described as a psych-funk journey with heavy synths and influences as wide reaching as Parliament Funkadelic and the 70s glam of T. Rex.
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Gracie Watt is the Editorial Assistant at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.