By CHERIL VERNON
The Alan Fox Band of Fort Worth — a Texas original heavy blues/rock band which has East Texas and Palestine connections — will perform during the East Texas State Fair in Tyler on Tuesday.
The band will perform between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the fair grounds, located at 2112 W. Front St. in Tyler.
Band members include Alan Fox of Carthage, Donnie Pendleton of Fort Worth, Donny Hart of Arlington, Greg Cagle of Palestine and Terry Salyer of Kilgore. The band is represented and sponsored by Aaron Avenue Records in Texas.
In addition to their performance, the band has been nominated for four awards from the East Texas Music Awards. The Alan Fox Band was nominated for Blues Band of the Year as a group. Individually, Hart was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Cagle was nominated as Bassist of the Year and Pendleton was nominated for Guitarist of the Year. The East Texas Music Awards show will be held today at K.E. Bushman’s Celebration Center in Bullard with awards being presented in 31 multi-genre categories. For more information, visit www.etxmusic.com
The Alan Fox Band already has planned a trip to Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 26 for the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, where they were nominated this summer for four awards.
The band has been nominated for “Music Group of the Year” and “Hard Rock Band of the Year” with Hart nominated for “Male Vocalist” and Pendleton taking the nomination for “Guitarist of the Year.”
Known as a “high-energy band that will grab the audience and propel them into a new dimension,” the Alan Fox Band will be performing at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards at the Whiskey Go Go in Hollywood, and also at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood during the awards night Nov. 14.
The nominations were announced in June at the Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee and Press Event at the world-famous Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Music Awards is open to independent artists and bands who are unsigned or on independent (“indie”) labels.
Pendleton (www.donniependleton.com), who last year was voted “ETX Guitarist of the Year” from the East Texas Music Awards, has had a roller coaster year of success — including an endorsement deal with aluminum guitar specialists Goulding Lindsay Wilson Guitars out of the United Kingdom and is currently recording, with the rest of the band, a compilation CD with Aaron Avenue Records.
Their latest single and video releases “She Makes Me Hot” and “Do Me” are receiving airplay in the U.S. and abroad, both available on iTunes and CD Baby. The band’s newest tracks include “Never Learn” and “El Cabron.”
While the band has been around for more than a decade, the current lineup started building in late 2005, according to band members.
For more information about the band, visit their website at www.alanfoxband.com