Category Archives: Music News

NB Magazine – January 2021

On New Year’s Eve in 2019, we toasted the new year of 2020. The future seemed bright and life was good, at least for a few months. By mid-March, things changed. A worldwide pandemic reared its ugly head and brought everything to a screeching halt. Essential and non-essential jobs were quickly determined and millions of […]

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Music News – Dec. 3, 2020

As our weather starts to cool down, the number of outdoor shows is also tapering off. Some venues were hosting outdoor shows so they could maintain social distancing. Tonight, over at Villa At Gruene you can catch Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist from Band of Heathens at 6pm. On Friday night at the Pour Haus […]

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Music News – Nov 26, 2020

Today is Thanksgiving, a day to give thanks for all we have. I realize this has been a rough crazy year and it’s hard to find a silver lining during a pandemic. By now we all probably know some one who has had Covid. I personally know eight people that got it and thankfully they […]

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Music News – Nov 19, 2020

Another week in our crazy world and another week of live music being scattered around our city. There’s still a few venues that aren’t open for a variety of reasons, some by choice, others forced to close because of the social distance rule. Just when you think it’s safe to venture out in public, folks […]

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NB Magazine – December

Shortly before noon on October 30, on-stage at historic Gruene Hall, a special proclamation was made by Senator Donna Campbell to New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman. The award came from the Texas Music Office and it recognized New Braunfels as a Music Friendly Community. The local music fans felt like they have known this for […]

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Music News – Nov. 12, 2020

This week, things are finally picking up in the music world. It’s certainly a welcome sign after all the months we’ve had with nothing going on. Most venues have removed some tables to spread the crowds out to maintain the six-foot distance and require masks to be worn until you are seated. The Downtown Social […]

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Music News – Nov. 5, 2020

Another week and another legendary singer passed away. You have to wonder how much longer this will continue. Before long all of our old stars will be gone and I wonder who is left to take their place. Especially in country music, there’s definitely a shortage of traditional singers. Alan Jackson and George Strait don’t […]

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Music Friendly Declaration

On Friday, city leaders, chamber members and local business owners assembled at historic Gruene Hall to accept the Texas Music Office award designating New Braunfels as a Music Friendly Community. This program seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities. It was a fitting place to make the presentation since Gruene […]

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Music News – Oct. 29, 2020

Anytime the weather drops below 80 degrees, I start looking for a fire and a warm coat. I’ve hated cold weather for as long as I can remember. I always said that if I win the lottery, I would buy a jet plane and fly farther south anytime the temperature dipped below 80 degrees. So, […]

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Music News – Oct. 22, 2020

It seems like every week another legendary musician passes away. On October 16, country music icon Johnny Bush passed away from pneumonia at the age of 85. Just a few weeks ago I wrote about Bush before his September 25 show at Riley’s Tavern. As it turned out, this was his final show. Riley’s owner […]

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