This coming week, from folk to hip-hop, the Grand Stafford Theater is in no short supply of great musicians. On Thursday, November 15, Thomas Csorba will perform his soul-baring songs from his new album, “From the Foxhole.” The following day, November 16, JC Juice will take the stage and share his passion for rap and hip-hop.
Kicking off Thursday night will be Kayla French, whose guitar and vocal talent will surely impress. The Texas based musician began playing guitar in her youth, and has since then developed into a profound singer-songwriter. French released her first album last year, and it is easy to tell through her songs that music is her biggest passion.
Following Kayla French will be local singer-songwriter, Michael Witt. Receiving great praise for his latest EP, “As a Brother,” Witt has been making quite a name for himself in the music scene. His lyricism evokes true love, pain, and honest human emotions. Songs from his EP touch on topics such as self-discovery and healing of the mind and heart. Michael Witt typically performs his acoustic set solo, and this will be his first show playing with an accompanying band.
Thursday night’s headliner will be Thomas Csorba, another Texas musician. Csorba’s folk-inspired sound and honest lyricism touches his listeners with relatable and provoking stories. His power to write songs that encapsulate the bittersweet moments of life make Csorba a musician wise beyond his years. Tickets for this show are $10 online and $12 at the door. The Grand Stafford will open its doors at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m.
On Friday, November 16, Chris Bohanon, followed by Dominik Valdez, will open for rapper and hip-hop artist, JC Juice. Chris Bohanon is a local musician and studies at Texas A&M University. Dominik Valdez is making his Grand Stafford debut on November 16. Valdez describes his feelings about playing music as “blood pumping, but at the same time, soothing.” A lot of Valdez’s musical inspirations come from John Mayer, J. Cole, and Bruno Mars.
JC Juice says he is excited for the upcoming Grand Stafford show. He is most eager to perform one of his newest songs, “Souls.” JC tells us, “[the song] will be incredibly heavy, shedding light on mental health issues and depression.” JC takes pride in the brutal honesty his music possess. He credits Mac Miller as one of his biggest musical influences. “I listened to him throughout all his phases. I could feel his emotions as he expressed them through his music,” says JC. Doors open at 8 p.m. and music is at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 online and at the door.