​​​JOHANN WAGNER is a songwriter out of Austin, Texas who was raised in the deserts of New Mexico and his music draws from this desert landscape. His song, (Wagner/Isakov/Elliott) “If I Go, I'm Goin" has been covered by the country artist, Bart Crow, by the Denver Symphony Orchestra, and also appears on the TV shows, Californication, Teen Wolf and The Haunting of Hill House. He co-writes often with his long-time friends, Gregory Alan Isakov and Ron Scott. Their collaborative work led to their song, “Suitcase Full of Sparks”  being featured on NBC's show, The Blacklist. He has been dubbed “A number one best bet” by the Austin American-Statesman, and The Dallas Morning News has called him “A Texas folk music staple.” The Austin Chronicle gave his album "The Runaway Kid" a perfect "Four Stars," referred to Wagner as "A commander of words and Ideation" and awarded him with the Austin Chronicle's pick for Best Local Singer Songwriter for 2014.  Learn more: Website

MATT FOCKLER specializes in dry-stack stone, mosaic tile, and other building projects that require an artist’s touch. Matt’s other art is lesser known, outside of a few people who have been lucky enough to hear him sing around a campfire or in a friend’s kitchen. For years, Matt and his friends traveled between Missouri, Texas, Montana, and South Dakota, working construction and remodeling jobs to pay their way. As they traveled, they wrote songs and sang them, often just for each other. A gifted songwriter, two of Matt's songs were recently included on Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys' latest album. Matt's songs have also been covered by many notable Folk/Americana artists, including Jonathan Byrd, Charlie Roth, Anthony DaCosta and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Matt's first full-length studio album, featuring contributions of Anais Mitchell, Colin Brooks, and other notable artists is scheduled for release in 2022. Learn more: ​Website (coming soon!)


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MATT FOCKLER

​​Lydaco Music & Booking

THESE FINE MOMENTS (Robert Watts and Hilary Kaufmann) is an Austin, Texas based duo. Ten years ago, they walked out of Mark Hallman’s  Congress House Studio in Austin with the five-song EP, These Fine Moments, named after a line in one of their songs. The newly formed duo hit the “Live Music Capital of the World” club scene looking for gigs, and on the strength of the EP were able to procure some bookings around town. These Fine Moments soon evolved into a trio and then into a full band, recording four full-length records with Hallman, who has a few gold records under his belt with Carole King and Ani DiFranco. They also put out an EP with Texas Songwriter’s Hall of Fame alumni Stephen Doster producing, with veteran drummer Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer, Robert Plant), and the late George Reiff on bass. As they toured more frequently, they reverted back to a duo, booking their own shows and staying with friends and family around the country. They continued to develop their sound of tight harmonies, accompanied by acoustic picking and a backdrop of tremolo guitars, which they call an honest blend of folk, pop, and depression. At one of their first shows, they were mistakenly billed as These Fine Moments, but decided to keep that moniker since it was essentially a fitting tongue-in-cheek reference to their less-than-sunny lyrical content. Learn more: Website


JOHN BATDORF resides in Bend, Oregon and is a singer-songwriter, solo artist, and one half of Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall of Famers folk-rock duo, Batdorf & Rodney. In his five-decade career, John has worked with icons, such as David Geffen, Clive Davis, Roger Birnbaum, Adele, James Horner, Jimmie Haskell, Bill Conti, Bob Ezrin, Tom Werman, Bill Halverson, America, Rod Stewart, Dave Mason, Donna Summer, Dwight Yoakum, David Lee Roth, and Motley Crüe, plus many others. In the realm of film and TV incidental music, he’s lent his voice and compositional skills to beloved shows, Tom and Jerry Kids, Garfield and Friends, Touched By An Angel, Promised Land, and Doctor, Doctor, and Book of Days. Most recently Wham Bam, a hit by John’s band Silver in 1976 is part of the soundtrack to Guardians Of The Galaxy ll. With legendary Utah-based singer, composer, and filmmaker, Michael McLean, he’s launched a unique substance abuse survival platform, and released the CD, Soundtrax2Recovery. Batdorf also released new music collaboratively with Mark Rodney and James Lee Stanley. Since 2004, he’s released 9 solo albums. Since 2017, John has released three new CDs including, Me and My Guitar, a 17-song unplugged collection of songs recorded during his entire career.​​ ​Learn more: Website​​