Grammy winning duo Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines return to Thrasher
Grammy Award winning Texans, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, return to the historic Thrasher Opera House on
In the 10 years since she self-released her debut CD, Terri Hendrix has bloomed from the
Along the way, she’s also charmed plenty of critics, too — though many still have a hard time summing her up. “It’s impossible to categorize the music of Terri Hendrix,” observed Country Music People. “She is completely her own person.” Texas Monthly called her a “singer-songwriter-entrepreneur-czarina,” while
Clearly, there’s nothing ordinary about this San Antonio-born, San-Marcos-based songbird, who abandoned a college opera scholarship to milk goats for guitar lessons so she could hone her chops on the
Terri’s 2004 album, The Art of Removing Wallpaper, tripled her fan base and helped launch her new distribution system, in which she used her mailing list to market her e-commerce store at www.terrihendrix.com. The album featured the AAA radio standouts “One Way” and “Monopoly,” a rousing broadside against the deregulation of radio. “Acoustic instruments, a funk grove, a vocalist with an attitude and an anti-corporate radio lyric. Works for me,” raved Music Row Magazine. In 2005, solely through her Web site, she released Celebrate the Difference, a life-affirming, genre-bending “kid’s record” that Texas Music called the “most musically adventurous record of her career.” Readers Journal likened Terri to a “modern day Shel Silverstein.”
Since 1997, Terri has worked and toured with producer and instrumentalist Lloyd Maines (Joe Ely, Dixie Chicks). With Terri on guitar, harmonica and mandolin, and Lloyd on guitar, mandolin, pedal steel and dobro, they have played some of the most celebrated venues and festivals across the country and Europe, including the Blue Highways Festival in Utrecht, Newport Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Four Corners Music Festival, Mountain Stage Newsong Festival, WXPN Songwriter Weekend, Bridgeton Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, the Austin City Limits Festival, and many more. Terri and Lloyd also teach an annual songwriting workshop that covers both the creative process and the business side of music, which she calls the “Part That Ain’t Art.” Other highlights of her career include co-writing a Grammy-winning instrumental for the Dixie Chicks (“Lil’ Jack Slade”), and having her songs featured in commercials (Ozarka, UTSA), Another World, and on such compilations as WXPN’s World Cafe Live, Austin’s KGSR Broadcast series, Parkinsong Volume One, the Texas Music Project’s Don’t Mess with Texas Music, Vol. 2 and the Putumayo World Music release, Latin Playground.
With the homespun charm and humor that shine through her spirited live performances, Terri’s shows attract both young and old, leaving all who attend inspired. Take it from Griff Luneburg of
Tickets for this high-energy concert, sponsored by Thrasher Construction, Heidel House, and Two Chez, are only $18 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank (Green Lake); Ripon Drug and Pick ‘n Save (Ripon); and Twister (Princeton); Berlin Chamber of Commerce, or by calling (920)294-4279. For more information or to order tickets online, visit www.thrasheroperahouse.com.