Join us on Sat, Mar 4 at 5:45 for our very first Round Top Singer/Songwriter Showcase. This concert features three extraordinary singer/songwriters from Louisiana and Texas: Joey McGee, Crispin Schroeder and Aaron Maras.
Crispin Schroeder is a singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist who currently resides in Abita Springs Louisiana, just across the lake from New Orleans. Crispin’s songs reflect his musical roots growing up in Texas playing Texas Blues, Southern Rock and Country, in West Texas as well as the musical roots of South Louisiana where he has lived since he was 20 years old. A restless creative with an insatiable curiosity, Crispin has dug deep into the musical roots of Louisiana from Gospel and New Orleans Rhythm and Blues to Funk, Zydeco, and Americana. Crispin has written many songs that are sung in churches around the United States and has been featured on numerous albums as a vocalist and keyboardist. In 2021 Crispin released his sixth solo album Hear The Light, a collection of songs that live in the tension of faith, doubt, joy, longing, suffering and love. In 2020 Crispin returned to being full time musician after spending 17 years working in the church as a music minister and a senior pastor of Northshore Vineyard Church in Covington. Crispin can be found serving up Crispytunes, his original songs and Crispy covers, each week in venues from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, and around the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.
Singer/songwriter Aaron Maras was born in Rochester, NY and moved to Louisiana with his family when he was 13. He has been writing and performing original music since he was a teenager. Aaron has played with bands in New York City, Rochester NY and he leads the roots rock n roll band Cactus Thief out of New Orleans. He is also active in the old time music and dance community in New Orleans, where he plays guitar and banjo. His songs are written through his personal and spiritual growth. He has recorded two studio albums with Grammy award winning producers John Chelew(the blind boys of Alabama, John Hiatt) and Andrija Tokic (the Alabama shakes). He is also a woodworker, sculptor and loves nature and travel.
Singer-songwriter Joey McGee makes music infused with the energy of his native New Orleans, informed by his days of working and living in Pittsburgh and inspired by the Brazos Valley experiences of his current home in Bryan Texas. Influences from time spent in San Antonio also contribute to his appealing sound: an original mix of soul, country, blues, and rock that fit well in the American folk-roots tradition. Joey is artist-in-residence at Saint Cecilia’s Episcopal Church in Round Top, TX. Discover more about him and his body of work at www.joeymcgee.com