Designed to accommodate both large and intimate shows from local and national artists, The Rustic is an expansive indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy the best live music in Texas in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. View our calendar below for upcoming shows and events. Would you like big announcements delivered directly to your inbox? Sign up for our MAILING LIST!
Where the Stars Shine
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Dan Rocha Jr.
November 21, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for free live music brought to you by Dan Rocha Jr!
Daniel Rocha is a Dallas, Tx based singer-songwriter, guitar virtuoso, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, instructor, producer and sessionist. Rocha’s music has been described as beautiful blend of Soul, R&B, Funk, Pop, Jazz and Blues. As a youth he was captivated with R&B music ever since he heard his first Sam Cooke record at the tender age of 7. He spent his early days woodshedding to Muddy Waters and Hendrix on his stratocaster. In High school he took classical guitar from the legendary Romero’s sideman Frank Kimlicko. After a brief sports career he eventually attended Greenville College earning a degree in jazz during his tenure there. While there he studied with renowned jazz fusionist Frank Heyer and acclaimed producer/composer Michael Johnson. Rocha then began producing hip hop tracks for several St. Louis, Derty ent. artists, all the while playing original material on the weekends along the famed Delmar music strip. After graduation Rocha returned home to his beloved Texas, and began playing lead guitar for several touring country acts. It took two years of chickin’ pickin’ in smoke filled dance halls for Rocha to realize that he should leave the hired gun role behind and venture out on his own. His 2010 iTunes release “Underdressed but not Under Duress” received high praise from critics for its catchy lyrics, memorable melodies, and slick guitar chops. Rocha has played 250-300 shows a year since and in September of 2013 released the highly anticipated “Card nor Spin” on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby. It is a heartfelt collection of tunes written about the trials and achievements undergone over the past 4years. Currently, Rocha performs nightly @ Regional venues, private events, festivals, and clinics & is scheduled to tour in the U.S. in 2014.