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Musical Duo



Richie Kaye

Richie Kaye is a musical performer who has worked on television, on the live stage, in theaters, museums and clubs and in the subway. Now based in Houston, Texas, he’s performed in the U.S. and Asia.


Richie sings great American melodies of the last 100 years.  At the Festival you’ll hear 20s flapper music, 30s swing, 40s showtunes, 50s honky-tonk, 60s classic Nashville, 70s light rock from the UK and contemporary songs, including originals.


Rather than calling himself a singer or a guitarist, he considers himself a performer: a singing performer with a guitar. He has something of an unusual background for an American performer.

Saturday October 15


instagram: @richiekayesingsandplays

Laura Nicole

Saturday October 15


Laura Nicole, originally from Rhode Island, fell in love with Country Music and the Country Lifestyle when she came to Texas.

Laura Nicole first spread her wings in a small bar in Galveston, TX. Though she had been a part of many different musical groups in her home state, now, she is capturing the attention of Southeast Texas with her unique voice and singing style. Listeners have compared her to Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris.

Laura Nicole is a current member of the Texas Country Music Association, and was a nominee for "Female Vocalist of the Year" in Galveston’s 2021 "Best of the Island Awards."

She is hoping to hit the studio soon to record her original music, so she can share her songs and stories with the world.

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Wayne Holt

Saturday October 15


While performing from New York to Nashville, Europe, the Caribbean and beyond, Wayne has developed a repertoire of wide diversity. From light rock and classic rock favorites, popular standards and jazz to movie, television and legitimate theater scores, it's all here to enjoy.

Arranged for solo guitar, his music displays the warm tones, infectious rhythms and excitement that makes solo guitar a unique musical experience, one that is appreciated and remembered.

Claudia Font-Claudia the Violinist

Saturday October 15


We are thrilled to have first time Festival artist Claudia Font she is classically trained, with a wide variety of genres coming from classical to pop, rock, and any new artistic proposals. Committed to offering an amazing experience through strings and music. If you would like to hear more of her work you may find her on youtube as Claudia the violinist.

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Kenny Karr

Saturday October 15



Born and raised in Texas, Kenny cut his musical teeth on 70's Acoustic Rock, playing bass in a family band called "True Texas" during the mid 80's.

After moving to Orlando, Florida, he was invited to audition for the "Kim Hightower Band."  Running through some music together, their musical connection was almost immediate, and they began performing around central Florida for the next four years. In 2012, Kenny left the band, moved to south Florida, and put together his Americana band "Altered Roots".

Kenny performs as both solo/duo shows as "Wood  & Steel". His style is Americana, Roots-Rock & Country. "Wood & Steel" book shows around Houston and Southeast Texas.


Jordan Canales

Saturday October 15


ARToberFEST is pleased to present Jordan Canales a Galveston county favorite with a unique sound. He has played all over the country. He has written several songs like Wolf hunter, Sink my sorrows, Lights out, and many more.


Rafael Scarfullery

Sunday October 16


Rafael is a composer, classical guitarist, orchestral/choral conductor, organist and therapeutic musician. The passion in his life is composing and sharing music. Monthly he publishes compositions on his website and most of them can be heard in his Youtube channel. He has been all over the world sharing his classical guitar. We hope you will enjoy his relaxing style.

Duo Glenn Burke aka
"Falcon Eddy" and
Greg "Wildman" Ustinoff

Sunday October 15


Singer/Songwriter from Galveston


Founder of the band Wildman and the Islanders

Recording artist who has written many songs such as, "Zero To Sixty", "Let's Go To Galveston" and "Lorraine".

Gregg has and continues to perform all over Texas, played in Europe and brings his high energy performance to an occasional open mic or venue here in Galveston.

Gregg not only plays his original blues/rock, he also plays his versions of classic rock, blues and country songs.

Glenn Burke

Galveston, TX

Co-owner of The Guitar Lounge and Fowlcon Guitar Company here in Galveston. Founder of the Texas Tone Riders band. Previously with the Texas Torpedoes, Reliance and the Usual Suspects band. Plays a very wide variety of music genres. Very active "behind the scene" in the music industry on the island. Previous host of the longest running open mic on the island called, "Tuesday Night Music Club" and former radio personality at KGBC, also here in Galveston.

Glen has been playing harmonica and singing vocals most of his life and took up the guitar while traveling. Has performed and recorded with quite a few artists.

These two have melded their talents together many times over the past few years and always bring a great show. Glenn and Greg are local musicians. They both enjoy playing music together. We are pleased to have Glenn play for us again. Glenn is owner of the Galveston guitar lounge. The Guitar lounge is a quaint, boutique style guitar shop on Galveston island. The shop specializes in custom acoustic and electric guitars, custom wound pickups, speaker cabinets, amp enclosures, wiring harnesses and even custom parts! They specialize in novice to expert. Make sure you go by and sample their current selection of guitars

Greg "Wildman" Ustinoff hit the Galveston music scene in 2014. His toe tapping originals and distinctive covers make him an Island favorite. This will be Greg’s first time to perform at ARToberFEST.

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Robert Greaney

Sunday October 16th


Robert Greaney captivates audiences with his electrifying guitar playing and rich vocals. As a solo artist, he's able to blend different musical styles together to create his own unique sound.  He uses 'background tracks' to create the sound of a full band.  From Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, TropRock, and his own original music...he plays it all! 

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Duo Wailin Gnash

Chris Hughes & David Gibson

Sunday October 16th


Wailin' Gnash is the original musical platform for Chris Hughes (Guitars, Vocals, Bass, +) and David Gibson (Keyboards). They are currently recording, and creating social media content for You can find them playing live shows around the gulf coast. You can enjoy their latest singles, "Sunday Blues", and "I Don't Run from Trouble", at "" and on the "chrishughestexasmusic" YouTube channel.

The two began touring the U.S. in the 90's and have continued a friendship and musical relationship ever since. We hope you will enjoy these new Festival artists.

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