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Music News – Oct. 11, 2018

Branford Marsalis is widely known as the most respected living US jazz instrumentalist. His awards and accolades are so numerous, I could devote thousands of words just listing them all. His current world tour will take him to several countries over the course of five months. The tour started on Wednesday in Nacogdoches, tonight he’s […]

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Alex Meixner – NB Magazine Feature Story

“The first time I played Wurstfest, I was suffering from a bad case of food poisoning,” recalls Alex Meixner, remembering the night 20 years ago. “It wasn’t from anything I ate at the festival, it came from something I ate when we passed through Arkansas.” Fortunately that’s the only bad memory he has from his […]

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Music News – Oct. 4, 2018

The big news this week is obviously the Gruene Music & Wine Fest, a 4-day event that benefits the United Way of Comal County. Entering its 32nd year, the festival is the biggest fundraising event that’s held at Gruene Hall each year. Things start tonight with Michael Martin Murphey and his CD release party for […]

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Music News – Sept. 27, 2018

Though jazz music isn’t as common in our part of Texas as Americana might be, there’s still a healthy appreciation for the format. Several local high schools and universities have jazz groups in their band programs. There are several area venues like Krause’s Café and Vino En Verde that regularly book jazz nights. Thanks to […]

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Music News – Sept. 20, 2018

Riley’s Tavern is celebrating their 85th Anniversary this Saturday with a special event kicking off at 1pm. They will have food, raffles, door prizes and live music. Scheduled to perform are Mark Jungers, Big John Mills, Shelley King, Mike Ethan Messick, Drew Moreland, Dr. G & the Mudcats, Daniel Thomas Phipps and owner Joel Hofmann’s […]

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Music News – Sept. 13, 2018

Americana singer songwriter Cory Morrow kicks off a two night stand at Gruene Hall on Friday night for his Whiskey & Pride CD release party. Newcomer Kyle Hutton will open both shows. I spoke with Cory a few days ago when he called from his home in Austin. He and Pat Green got their start […]

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Music News – Sept. 6, 2018

This year the annual Lennon Aid Benefit will take place on Sunday September 9 at Krause’s Café in downtown New Braunfels. Zack and Marci Walther started the Lennon Aid Foundation after they lost their daughter Lennon to cancer in June 2015. Since starting the organization, Zack and Marci have held numerous fundraisers to assist other […]

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Allan Goodman – Goodfest

Wanted to post this story I did about Allan back in 2014….. On May 21, 2014, we lost Allan David Goodman. He was a dear friend to so many people. He was one of the nicest, most positive people I ever met. Even after his cancer diagnosis, I never saw him without a smile on […]

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Music News – Aug. 30, 2018

It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer. Time seems to have flown by and now we are coming up on Labor Day and the end of our summer. The perfect way to end the season is the double shot of incredible shows at Whitewater Amphitheatre […]

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Music News – Aug. 23, 2018

The Gruene Music & Wine Fest announced the lineup this week for the four day event starting Thursday night October 4. The headliner at Gruene Hall will be Michael Martin Murphey for a special album release show. Murphey was a huge influence on the Austin music scene back in the 70’s with albums like Geronimo’s […]

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