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Nolan Ryan Robertson of The Hendersons at Lola’s Saloon Fort Worth | Photo Credit: Melissa Claire Spurrier
By Leticia Garcia
Nolan Ryan Robertson started playing guitar at 12 years old and piano at 15 years. His biggest influences are classical composers like Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky; while his more modern influences include The Kinks, Beach Boys, and Queen. Since 12, he’s explored the rich history of music theory and has been writing songs for his group, The Hendersons, since its birth over 10 years ago.
Nolan plays a variety of instruments including bass and flute, but heads up The Hendersons wielding a beautiful Gibson ES-335. Nolan doesn’t often perform alone or with anyone but his band, but he enjoys collaborating with friends and other musicians. Nolan even makes his living teaching kids of all ages bass, guitar, and song-writing.
At the end of the day, whether talking theory with friends, teaching future rockers, or composing a melody, Nolan keeps his life about music.
Be on the look-out for a Hendersons music video due to come out February 15th and you can catch The Hendersons live in Denton on March 16th at Backyard on Bell. Follow on social media to get all the news on where to see Nolan play next.
TOMMY LUKE GUITARIST AND SOLOIST AT MAGNOLIA MOTOR LOUNGE |
PHOTO COURTESY: TOMMY LUKE
By Leticia Garcia
Tommy Luke is the guitarist and front man for his solo project by the same name. Luke had been a staple around town for years running sound and hosting open mics, but has recently refocused his attention to his music.
As a kid, Tommy started playing piano, but soon moved to guitar and songwriting. His main influences come from singer/songwriters such as Willie Nelson, old local, Townes Van Zant, and a personal favorite, Bob Dylan.
Tommy keeps himself busy these days gigging all over DFW and is no stranger to touring. In the tradition of restless musicians everywhere, he also dabbles with upright bass and even picked up the fiddle a few years back.
You can catch Tommy Luke playing solo March 29th at Woodshed Smokehouse and April 4th at White Elephant Saloon. He’s currently off social media, but is soon expected to resurface with a new CD.