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The Tailgate Ranch
Welcome! We are the Fletchers from Fort Worth, TX! On weekends, we have always loved taking the Harley out to all of the North Central and Northwest bike destinations, smelling the country air and feeling the sun on our faces! There was just one problem – there was nowhere to stay the night if we had a few adult beverages, and we didn’t want to drive home in the dark in deer country… So, Tailgate Ranch was born of necessity!
We share a passion for old vintage and rusty stuff – from cars to fixtures to furniture, and we’ve had a BLAST incorporating that love into our ranch. We want you to find something you didn’t notice before on every visit to the Tailgate! We’ve fallen in love with the Chalk Mountain Loop, Walnut Springs’ sweet community vibe, and the SUNSETS! We hope you will too!
Located: 157 FM 203 Walnut Springs, Texas 76690
Ranch House Bar & Grill was born from our desire to provide a great, happening place while still encompassing small town values. Our goal is to provide you with a fun atmosphere, a menu that can’t be beat and stellar drinks.
In addition to our treats and eats, we hope that our live music scene will be one you’ll want to visit time and time again.
From our family to yours, thanks for making Ranch House Bar & Grill your second home!
Located: 3509 SW Wilshire Blvd Suite #102, Burleson TX 76028
Sammy Faith Bell
I passionately write, compose, create, produce, home record (and currently) sing songs from my soul which are inspired from life.
Growing up in Scotland from a young age I loved writing, and very early on became an enthusiastic young musician too; mainly paying trumpet and piano - later touring with youth orchestras and various bands/assembles throughout my teens.
I completed my BSc degree in Speech-Language Therapy and moved to New Zealand to work with students with special needs. My music playing and writing was literally shelved for fifteen years, until several major life events unfolded; including a traumatic marriage breakdown, having to find work and a new home and facing life a single mum of two beautiful young children all within a matter of a few months....At a time when everything solid in my life had crumbled, I had suspected for about 18 months too that my son had autism where he finally received his 'formal' diagnoses shortly after I left my husband. I was utterly lost, but kept faith that everything would be okay. For all three of us, music had always been our joy in fun play times, and I knew that music had been the only way to connect with my son up unit that point (as he was 'living in his own world'). I sat down at a piano which I had bought for that reason and wrote him a song 'Indigo Child'. It was the first time I had written and sung for years and was the turning point to get me back into doing what I love.
We've continued down a very rocky path at times, but every day is a beautiful gift! I am now spending much of my free time writing and composing again which has allowed me to process a lot of the potentially negative things into musical poetry :-) My kids are amazing and thriving too and we have so much love and laughter round us.
Lots of juggling late nights, tears, laughter, fitness and health (as a much loved necessity), love, music, amazing children and parents and friends, healing time, along with lots of inspired learning and re-learning have all been part of the mix...2017 has been a total trip and 2018 will be the same I’m sure, with more international projects already underway along with the release of my debut solo album, ‘Circles’. Thank you so much for supporting this journey and I truly wish each and all of you all the love in the world and encouragement to follow your hearts.
Hope you enjoy!
Massive love, Sammy Faith xxx
No denying it, Sonar Lights isn’t your typical heavy rock band. We aren’t “typical” and we don’t want to be. When faced with a music industry that proclaims, “Rock is dead,” and is only interested in bands who can copy the latest pop craze (we were recently told these things by an influential agent at a major record label), Sonar Lights rejects the easy path.
We refuse to conform to an industry that embraces the shallow and the airbrushed. We are simply dedicated to being a rock band. For us this means: great sound, great songs, hard work, and simply being authentically who we are. We remember that rock has made superstars such as The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Queen, and David Bowie – each with their own look and sound and each with a dynamic vocal presence uniquely their own.
In this age of reality TV and viral social media posts, vocal quality, meaningful lyrics, and uniqueness have been sacrificed to a cookie cutter mentality. And this is what Sonar Lights is rebelling against. In cultivating their own sound and style, Sonar Lights is returning to the roots of rock.
Sonar Lights honors these roots, by writing songs with meaning and by delivering mighty guitar riffs combined with powerful vocals. We like to say that our sound is heavy, rocking and grooving, infused with late 70s-early 80s progressive rock.
We know that rock is not dead because there will always be those who honor the genre by reclaiming what is best about rock’s past, while at the same time doing new and exciting things. This is who we strive to be.
The members of Sonar Lights are George Miadis (lead vocals and guitar), Darren Wise (bass and backing vocals), and Doug McKenna (drums).