CITGO Freedom Over Texas

Ernest Walker Band and the All-Stars

Ernest WalkerIf James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, then Ernest Walker is the hardest working man on Houston’s entertainment scene. Ernest Walker and his band of All-Stars has been a performance favorite of CITGO Freedom Over Texas for many years. With more than 20 years of experience in the music industry and a reputation of excellence, Ernest Walker continues to produce exciting shows with international award-winning artists from all genres. Walker recently took on the role as General Manager at KTSU 90.0 FM and continues to impact the world of entertainment in Houston and BEYOND!

This year, Ernest Walker Band and the All-Stars will feature:

  • Houston’s favorite soulful Diva, Mary Griffin, an accomplished singer songwriter with numerous accomplishments over her 30-year professional career including: Grammy® nominations, multiple platinum records, and movie sound tracks, to name a few. Originally from New Orleans, Mary started singing before grade school with her three sisters and father who was a traveling Preacher. Billboard Magazine revered her as a powerfully unique voice and a definitive sound; Mary Griffin consistently delivers soul stirring performances that captivate audiences around the world. Mary Griffin and her sister, Terisa Griffin will hit the road on their "Sisters of Soul" Tour this summer.
  • Texas-born, De’Andre Nico is an up-and-coming American music artist, singer, and pianist. As soon as he stepped on the stage of Season 15 of The Voice for blind auditions, Nico stunned the whole auditorium and received a four-chair turn from the coaches with his rendition of Bruno Mars hit, ‘When I Was Your Man’.

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