Artists -- Texas Time Artist Services

* Texas Time Artist Services will periodically feature artists on this page that we or our partners have collaborated or worked with in some shape or form over the years.

Note: Some bands/artists and many of our clients acquired private services and wish to remain anonymous and won't be added into this page. Therefore, if you're a talent buyer, or industry contact looking for a band/artist that we work with, or have worked with, and you don't see them listed here, please contact us via email for additional information about them.

danya holley picture Danya Holley is a talented upcoming Texas Country Singer-Songwriter, who caught the attention of Eric McKinney (Wonderland Studios, Texas Time Artist Services), due to her drive, strong songwriting, versatile trained voice and charismatic personality. Impressed with her abilities, Eric has been providing career advice and personally co-writing and producing some amazing tracks with her. Together they've amassed enough material for 3 EPs, registered 20+ co-writes together with BMI, soon to be released as her time frees up from other commitements. Eric will continue to personally provide career advice, production aspects and assisting her with breaking into the Texas music scene.

highway sisters picture The Highway Sisters are a Texas Country duo consisting of Kristen "KK" Bodiford and Amelia Presley. They caught our attention via Kristen reaching out to us about her latest project. Producer Eric McKinney and Kristen had previously worked together in the studio. Eric signed on for the role of producing/recording and performing instrumentation on their debut EP - Smoke and Mirrors, released in 2018. And we've periodically provided the Highway Sisters with various artist development advice/guidance during and since producing the EP. Leading up to the EP release and after garnered a lot of attention for the Highway Sisters with positive press about the EP and their fantastic harmonies and high-profile appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, countless radio interviews, television appearances, live radio recording at the Oklahoma Opry and even singing the National Anthem at a Texas Rangers game. Keep these gals on your radar over the coming years. They both release solo material as well.

code tucker EP picture Cody Tucker, an Texas Country artist who's been writing songs since he was a teenager, caught our attention when he submitted some material to us that he was working on for his debut EP. Producer Eric McKinney was impressed with his vocal talent, drive and personality and personally took on a role helping engineer/co-produce/mix/master and even perform instrumentation on material for his debut EP. We also assisted him with a music video for his debut single - Bar Room Time. So far Cody has released 3 singles in which we mixed/mastered and/or tracked various parts at Wonderland Studios. Additionally, Eric asked Cody to sing on some songwriting demos we're working on to pitch to other artists. And Cody and Eric have even been co-writing some great material together. There's also talks of doing a Podcast together (more details later). We're also continuing to provide him artist development guidance, advice and encouragement!

brooklyn singing picture Brooklyn James is a talented author, singer-songwriter and moonlights occasionally in voice-over and film. She savors any opportunity to blend books with music. Impressed by her drive, talent, charisma and songwriting abilities, producer Eric McKinney has continually worked with Brooklyn on many projects over the years, becoming an essential part of her team, providing artist development, advice/guidance, musicianship and co-producing a lot of material together. For just a few of those collobarations, see her videos Lay Down My Heart, Slow and Steady or Jolie Blonde. Additionally, they've worked together on a lot of voice-over (educational) projects over the years and are often co-writing new material for either self-release or pitching to other artists.

brooklyn singing picture Rye Mountain Revelry dub their brand of music Cosmic Appalachian Country. The sound can be heard listening closely to the self-titled release from the band and on their single Drifter's Melody. Eric Madden and Anna Madden, from the band, met Eric McKinney (Wonderland Studios / Texas Time) when they came to the studio for a friend's session and discussed their music and goals with Eric and played a couple of songs live in the studio. During that session, already quickly becoming friends, Eric McKinney realized that he wanted to really help them out with some advice, guidance and production elements to help get them rolling here in Texas. They soon got to work on tracking some songs acoustically at Wonderland Studios, in which Eric McKinney helped quickly fill out with some additional instrumentation, hoping to garner some radio play and further attention, while the Madden's were searching for band mates in Austin. Here's a link to a review of that debut EP in The Deli (a blog about music), and great article about them in Voyage Austin. Within the article they mention "We found in Eric (McKinney) not only a great producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist but also a musical guru filled with experience and sage advice, as well as a great friend. Since meeting Eric McKinney in 2018, we have recorded an EP (released August 2019) and a full-length album (to be released in 2022)." So, keep an eye on this band y'all. Keep up with them at

kristen kissling picture Kristen Kissling (KK Bodiford), originally from Topeka, KS, now resides in Texas. She's an extremely gifted and talented singer, songwriter and performer. Kristen was a top 12 finalist on the reality show, Nashville Star. We first become aware of Kristen when she contacted engineer/producer Eric McKinney of Wonderland Studios about producing some of her songs. Over the years we've worked on career development and various recordings with Kristen and provided encouragement, guidance and advice. Kristen took some time away from music for a number of years, but then re-emerged with her "sister" (not actually related) in the duo Highway Sisters. Eric produced their debut EP and has periodically provided the duo with advice and artist development guidance.

shawn fussell picture Shawn Fussell initially approached (in Shawn's words) "legendary producer Eric McKinney" about working with him on producing some radio quality singles. "Eric is a genius with recording" states Shawn. They then ended up co-producing Shawn's "Made In Texas" CD together, which garnered Shawn a lot of attention and radio play throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Upon release, and radio promotion, Shawn's songs charted much of 2009 on the Texas Music Chart. "Shawn is one of my favorite Red-Dirt / Texas Country / blues-rock guitarists on the Texas scene, a true talent and great songwriter - He's the triple-threat!", states Eric. Texas Time Artist Services / Wonderland Studios has provided career advice/guidance and periodically works together with him on various aspects of his music career. Eric McKinney also often provides Mastering Services on tracks that Shawn produces with other artists. Here's a link to when Shawn Fussell was featured on TV on the Artist Spotlight on The Texas Music Scene. You should also check out his studio The Sonic Solutions, if you need studio services around the Sherman, TX area.

mark mckinney picture Mark McKinney and his brother Eric McKinney have always played music together and frequently bounce ideas off of each other. Eric toured as Mark's lead guitar player for many years and they also played together in many bands in their teens and 20's. To this day, Eric still provides sound career advice and a keen ear for assisting Mark with making fantastic albums for his fans. In 2013, Mark and Eric co-produced his album Standing My Ground (a Texas Evolution release). Right out of the gate, the album gained a lot of momentum and attention as the first single She Ain't Leavin (duet featuring Bri Bagwell) hit number 1 on the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report. The album ended up scoring more number one's (and six top 10's) on the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report and extensive radio play throughout the southwest region of the U.S. They followed that up with another successful album, World In Between, also garnering a lot of regional radio play, more number 1's on the Texas Charts and several other top 10's.

3rd cartoon picture Matthew Clark, also known as the artist 3rd, approached Eric McKinney about co-producing tracks for his debut album. 3rd came in with a lot of beats developed, samples and basic song structures and he and Eric worked closely together to enhance the tracks and really produce them into radio-ready hip-hop tracks. They also coordinated off-site-sessions with such fun and interesting elements as a live kid's choir featuring U BETTER Sing! Vocal Ensemble. During the process of co-producing the album, Eric provided 3rd a lot of industry in-sight, career advice, music production knowledge and they even shot an artist-intro promotional video at the studio, which can be seen on YouTube at The Rise of 3rd: Straight Into Hip-Hop which helped land him a feature on the front-page of the Texas State University web-site (which he was attending at the time). Soon after that, 3rd shot a video for the first single, Bottle After Bottle. All of that garnered him some attention and he's well on his way as a bona fide Texas-based Hip-Hop artist now.

lindsay Washer picture Lindsay Washer, one of the youngest clients that we've worked with at Wonderland Studios back in 2007, is an incredible singer. She enlisted an A-team of Austin talent to complete her debut CD, "Changes". She contacted Eric McKinney and Shawn Fussell to co-produce her debut. Both were very impressed with her talent level and quickly cleared their schedules to concentrate efforts on completing her debut in a matter of days. The producers brought in talent from the Shawn Fussell Band to perform on the tracks, and Eric enlisted Tim Casterline as an assistant engineer on the project.

The Dealers picture The Dealers, Austin's coolest retro rock jam band, originally approached Eric McKinney about recording a few songs at Wonderland Studios many years back. After initially working together, they realized that they had a great rapport with one another, quickly becoming great friends. The Dealers and Eric co-produced their CD "Destinations and Angry Love Songs" which gained some well deserved attention throughout the southwest and throughout the midwest during their summer '05 tour. Shortly thereafter, the band went through a line-up change (4-piece, back to 3-piece band), and enlisted Eric to again co-produce their next effort, released August 2006, and simply titled Wonderland Sessions. The CD received rave reviews and airplay on local radio stations such as KLBJ & KGSR. Eric has continually been involved with many aspects of the music careers of the band members over the years. Individual members keep gaining more and more attention within the Texas Music scene. The band members Jonas Lorence and Tim Casterline are now part of the Trop-Rock scene, gaining quiet a buzz and playing regularly as Jonas Lorence Band. Check them out!

colin gilmore picture Colin Gilmore is an extremely talented songwriter that has made quiet a splash on the Texas music scene over the years. Eric McKinney, co-owner of TTAS and Wonderland Studios, first became aware of this talented Texan, when Colin approached Eric and his brother (Mark) about co-producing his debut EP (tracked to 16-track analog in 2002) and about the possibilites of doing a little songwriting together. Eric was so impressed with his songs, drive and charismatic personality, that he has worked with Colin in various aspects over the years and in the studio on several CD's. Eric even toured with him playing lead-guitar with Colin for several years. Together, Colin, Eric and Lloyd Maines co-produced his album Goodnight Lane which won fans across the world and critical acclaim, including 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut and a local review by the Austin Statesman's Michael Corcoran, stating "Colin Gilmore uncorks deep feelings on "Goodnight Lane" while never letting the bubbles go flat. In doing so, he's put himself right back in the troubadour game. These are songs you're gonna want to hear live." The album was also hailed as the "best country album of the year," by the Hartford Courant's Eric R. Danton. Colin has continually stayed extremely busy and active with his songwriting and performances. Check him out at

zoeye ryze picture What started as a girl and her guitar in a coffeshop, became a full band regulary playing at the bars around Cincinnati. Shortly after graduating from Miami University of Ohio, Amy Loff ventured to Austin, TX. In Austin, she began playing around town solo. Although small in size, Amy is known for her ferocious stage presence. Bouncing around the stage, Amy captivates an audience and has them involved and laughing during a performance. Her songs and performances are filled with haunting emotion, melody, and a great mixture of quirky upbeat songs and emotional ballads. Amy originally caught the attention of Eric McKinney via myspace and her quirky demo's, after an industry friend informed Eric to listen to the songs. Eric then began teaching, encouraging and developing Amy's guitar skills, various music career objectives and song ideas. They demo'd several songs (Last Time, Beautiful to Me), and over the years have worked together on other tracks and towards goals and guidance/advice with various aspects of her music career. In recent years, they've even formed a songwriting partnership and music duo called Accidental Confessions and are actively pitching songs to all sorts of licensing opportunities and songwriting contests. As a songwriting team, they placed as Runner-Up in the songwriting contest Song Of The Year, and as semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.

leo rondeau picture "Leo Rondeau has to be one of the best songwriters around, in my opinion" states Eric. Leo Rondeau's CD "Bangs, Bullets and the Turtle Mountains" is a collection of songs that show an ability for storytelling that is truly refreshing. The ten-song debut album is choc full of love, hate, even prison suicide, all wrapped up in a neat package of jagged tongue-in-cheek phrasing and sweet country melodies. Born in North Dakota, Leo grew up just eight miles from the Canadian border, and has the accent to prove it. When the cold became too much, he packed his things and headed for Austin, Texas. A town that pulls no punches to up and coming songwriters, Rondeau held his own. Leo enlisted the assistance of Eric McKinney, to co-produce his debut CD. They quickly became friends, and pulled together an all-star cast of artists for featured performances on the CD, including Josh Hoag on the Upright Bass, Cully Symington on the Drums, Cindy Cashdollar on the Dobro, Tommy Spurlock playing the Pedal Steel, Seth Hulbert on flattop, Ricky Turpin on the fiddle and Brennen Leigh, Cary Ozanian and Mario Matteoli (Weary Boys) singing the sweet harmonies. Eric has provided advice, guidance and industry contacts towards assisting Leo with his music career, and always looks forward to hanging out and/or working with him anytime. Eric's brother Paul McKinney even contributed to the album's CD Artwork and has assisted with show posters and other promotional materials over the years. We're proud to have seen Leo's music career grow and blossom over the year. Please, do yourself a favor and check out

bill palmer pictureBill Palmer approached The McKinney Brothers (Eric & Mark McKinney) about capturing some specific vibes/sounds with some projects/releases in the early 2000s. Mark co-produced a Hundred Year Flood album released on Quanah Records. And Bill Palmer and The McKinney Brothers produced, engineered/mixed Bill's vibey debut solo-album "Burn", a limited edition CD released on Frogville Records in association with Texas Time Records. Bill has had quiet the music journey over the years, forming the essential and influential mid-90's Austin band The Sharecroppers (later Good Medicine Band), Hundred Year Flood, later joining Hot Mess with his future wife Stephanie Hatfield, founded Bill Palmer's TV Killers and plays in The Palmer Brothers with his brother Jim. His love for recording and producing music led Bill to become a co-founder, engineer and producer at Santa Fe's legendary Frogville Studio, where he made hundreds of records and won countless awards over 16 years. In 2018, he left Frogville to puruse his own unique recording vision and now bases out of his own Torreon Studio in Santa Fe, NM.

wearyboys picture Back in 2001, The Weary Boys approached Eric McKinney about capturing a specific sound and energy on their debut CD. After assessing the band live, Eric, up for the job, took great care in accomplishing the task as a live analog recording at Wonderland Studios (tracked one day, mixed the following day), and along with his brother Mark McKinney, engineered/mixed a classic Austin release which captured rave reviews locally and around the country. Shortly thereafter, The Weary Boys dramatically ascended to the top of the Austin music scene. Building on their popularity and critical acclaim in Austin, the boys ventured into neighboring states, establishing enclaves of support in cities throughout the South and Southwest, particularly in towns with vibrant interest in roots music. In the process, they also opened shows for the likes of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, The Drive-By Truckers, Southern Culture on the Skids and many others. They followed up that debut with several other great releases and sometimes do reunion shows and club residencies around the area since once disbaning some years back. Catch a show if you ever can and most certainly buy their energetic blend of music adapting cajun, rock'n'roll, and gospel into their version of country and bluegrass traditionals and originals.

3 Penny Opera picture By the end of 1990s, 3 Penny Opera had become a common name around the Austin music scene. Serving as both their drummer and manager, Coyote Music founder and TTAS partner Wiley Koepp built the band from the ground-up and became 3 Penny Opera’s primary booking agent and promoter. The first task as the group’s manager/founder was assembling a solid 6-piece line-up that included songwriter/guitarist Bryan Dunn and singer America Alva. A violinist, bassist, and percussionist rounded out the band, who quickly became regular performers at Steamboat nightclub on Austin ’s famed 6th Street . Before the band’s dissolution in 2001, they had performed over 200 shows around Central Texas, garnered radio airplay on stations including KLBJ, KGSR, KUT, KVRX, played in-studio performances on KLBJ’s “Morning Show with Dudley & Bob” and John Aielli’s “Eclecticos” on KUT, featured on PBS’ “Texas Music Café” TV show, and were regulars on Austin Access’ “CapZeyeZ” and Austin Music Television.

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