Getting Real: Billy Jonas in Concert This Wednesday

My good friend, Billy Jonas, is here in Dallas this week. He’s staying with us while he does a couple of shows in Plano schools early this week.

But, He’ll be playing a house concert Wednesday night at my friend’s Paul and Terrie’s house. If you never seen Billy, you won’t want to miss this show. If you have seen him, you know you’ll want to be there.


Billy is an amazing live performer, and an incredible spirit.

Here’s the email Paul Brown sent out about this show:

Date and Time stuff goes here — $12 donation at the door
3402 Summer Solstice, Rowlett, Texas (214-923-9551 — Paul)
(Magnolia Springs Housing Development)
Just east of Rowlett Road off of Miller Food and drink contributions welcome

Billy Jonas is a multi-layered, percussion-driven, tribal-rhythm, urban-harmony, and folk music maestro. Or as Billy describes it himself, “industrial re-percussion…junkadelic folk music”. Confused? You won’t be for long! He is also one of the cleverest writers we know, and a damned fine guitarist as well, besides just being an all-around nice guy! His songs will get under your skin, into your head, and straight to your heart, till you can’t help but sing (and bang) along…. Not to be missed!

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Hope to see you all there,


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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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