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We All Just Wanna Be Big Rockstars

The Almost Patsy Cline Band and Coldwell Bankers very own Lanette Pannell, has proven that they are no opening act but in fact the main attraction at any gig they are attending. 

The Almost Patsy Cline Band is strongly influenced by the great singers and musicians of the past, while blending yesterday’s music onto today’s stage. The nostalgic music touches the heart, stirs the memory of the old, and educates the young, all while creating the best musical experience possible.

All of their performances are customize for age group and include: music for dancing or a choice of *Timeless Tunes – the Stories and the Songs, of country music’s roots to the sounds of legends like, Bob Wills, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, with Patsy Cline songs and how they mirrored her life. Also paying a tribute to America and the longest married couples attending the show. All of the shows are brought to life through high quality country and variety dance music, three interactive theater shows, or school programs!

The Almost Patsy Cline Band has been listed on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster for the past eight years. In the even numbered years the band has to re-apply for their slot on the Roster. The Roster is a part of the State’s grant system that grants money to qualifying non-profits for presenting the arts to their rural communities.

The Almost Patsy Cline Band consists of, Lanette Pennell on bass guitar and vocals, Vicki Gillespie on keyboard and vocals, Rick Reynolds on drums and vocals, Larry Lucas on guitar and vocals, Bill Pan on steel guitar and vocals, John Pennell and Peter Kristensen as crew and sound.

Lanette has been a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for two years and is based out of our Stagecoach office in Bandera Texas.

Rich O’Toole Making Music and a Home in Texas

home-blogRecently, one of our agents Kim Rosendahl out of the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® New Braunfels Sales Office brought us a story of a country musician and his home in the Texas Hill Country.

Founded on August 6th, 2008, Rich O’Toole a singer and songwriter from Houston, Texas, formed his band that officially broke into the music world. The debut album, Seventeen, was named “Best Album of 2006 That No One Told You About” according to Americana Music Times. With 16 top ten hit on Texas radio, Rich’s energy hasn’t fallen one bit after four years of touring nationally. (We included a link at the bottom of the article where you can get catch a listen).

Rich gave us the opportunity to ask a few questions about his career, home life and Texas.

Q. How did you get started in music? What drives your passion?

A. My mom bought me a guitar when I was 16. I was obsessed with baseball at the time but over the years my passion changed more to music.

Q. What do you enjoy most about living in Texas?

A. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended Texas A&M University. So I will always call Texas home. The band and I travel all over the United States and I lived in Los Angeles the past two years. But I have always loved the Hill Country. So I bought a house and moved back. Thank y’all for that!

Q. What are you most proud of in your career, family life?

A. We have had 16 top ten songs on Texas Radio. It was a lot of hard work, so I am very proud of that. I am a single guy so I look forward to being married soon.

Q. How did you hear about Coldwell Banker? 

A. Y’all have always been a great company so it made lots of sense! Thank you I really enjoy my new Hill Country home. 

14469667_10154589668374600_442545265787008685_nWell, thank you Rich for taking the time to answer our questions and share your story! Interested hearing some Rich O’Toole music?

Visit his website here and listen to some boot-tapping country tunes off his fifth album Jaded:

www.richotoole.com/jaded/

All those songs are also available on iTunes so definitely check those out. You can also visit his facebook page here. If you’re on the market for a home in the Texas Hill Country, Kim Rosendahl is your gal!