Music News – June 13, 2019

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Music News – June 6, 2019

When Randy Rogers released his new album, Hellbent, he already had a string of hit albums under his belt. He could have just thrown together some songs and put out anything and his fans would have snatched it. However, that’s not how Randy rolls, anything with his name on it will be the best he has to offer. The first single, Crazy People, is one of the catchiest songs he’s ever released and the perfect summertime hit. My favorite track is Comal County Line, an ode to being out on the road just a bit to long and missing home. Randy turns in a fantastic version of Guy Clark’s Hell Bent on a Heartache from Clark’s final album, My Favorite Picture of You. I was lucky enough to hear him debut We Never Made It To Mexico at his acoustic show at SeeKatz Opera House a few months ago. It’s a heartfelt tune about missed opportunities and lost love. Wine In Her Coffee Cup is about a girl who self-medicates with liquor to keep up the façade of a perfect life. He closes the album with A Good One Coming On, a song about how fleeting life can be and how easily it can all go away in the blink of an eye. You can hear these songs plus many more on Saturday night at Whitewater Amphitheater when the Randy Rogers Band headline a show with William Clark Green opening. Tickets are on-sale now at Whitewaterrocks.com but don’t wait to long because this show will sell-out.

 

Hootie & the Blowfish Reunite for Tour

Back in 1994 it seemed like everywhere you looked there were ads for Hootie & the Blowfish. They were the hottest band in America for two years. I remember being backstage at a Ted Nugent concert in 1994 and he said ‘Hey, you’re a music guy, what the hell is a Hootie?’ That’s what everyone wanted to know, what was a Hootie. As band names go, it was unique. The band formed in the mid-80’s in Columbia, South Carolina when college pals Darius Rucker and Mark Bryan formed a duo called the Wolf Brothers and played at local bars. Bassist Dean Felber and drummer Brantley Smith soon joined and a band was formed. Several stories are told about the bands name, the most popular is that it’s a combination of two college friends nicknames. Another is they would often party at their friend Hootie’s apartment and stare at his aquarium that contained several blowfish. Regardless of the source, their debut album Cracked Read View was released in 1994 and immediately hit the top of basically every chart in America. Today it has a total sales number of 21 million. Not bad for a group of college buddies that had no real musical ambitions when they first started out. Original drummer Smith would leave the band and be replaced by Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld. In a cool bit of trivia, when the band played Gruene Hall on June 27, 2008, Brantley Smith rejoined the band for that single show to fill in for Sonefeld. After five albums the band went on a ten year hiatus in 2009 but have now reformed to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their debut album, Cracked Rear View. They have released a 3-CD deluxe edition of the album with rare remixed versions and some live cuts. They are on tour with pals Barenaked Ladies opening the shows. Next Thursday, June 13, they will be at the A360 Amphitheater in Austin with tickets available at Ticketmaster.com.

 

Sgt. Pepper Album Celebrates a Milestone

Speaking of hit albums, it was 52 years ago when the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Recorded in 1967 and released on June 2 in America, it is considered the best album in recorded history. Every time a list is compiled of the greatest albums of all time, Sgt. Pepper is always listed at Number One. When sessions began for the album, the Beatles recorded Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever first. They were intended for the album but Capital Records insisted on releasing the songs as a double sided single. Just imagine how incredible Sgt. Pepper would be if these two songs would have been included like the band had planned. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and was one of the last ones to use the old 4-track recorder that had been used on every Beatles album so far. A month after the album was finished, the studio installed a brand new state of the art 8-track recorder. To celebrate the half century mark, Capital Records has released a limited edition 4-CD set that includes a remastered album plus all the studio outtakes from the four month sessions.

 

Live Music in Full Swing Around Town

Now that summer is upon us, let’s check out some of the live music options for this weekend. The Rick Cavender Band will make a rare New Braunfels appearance with a show tonight at the Brauntex Theatre. Jerry Jeff Walker makes a triumphant return to Gruene Hall on Friday and Saturday after battling throat cancer. The Saturday show is sold-out but at press time tickets were still available for the Friday show. On Sunday, Krause’s Café will host the annual Waylon Gruene Malone Memorial Throwdown Musical Benefit starting at 3pm. On Monday, stop by the Pour Haus for the super talented Tony Taylor. The Black Whale Pub is the place to be on Tuesday for Aaron Stephens and Zack Walther’s shows each Wednesday at Freiheit Country Store are always a fun night of music.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Fri – Jamey Johnson – 7pm

Sat – Fonseca – 7pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – Lawson Harris – 8:30pm

Sat – BJ Thibodeaux – 9pm

Sun – Mark Jungers – 5pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Anthony Wright Band – 8:30pm

Fri – Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils – 8:30pm

Sat – Tubing Against Cancer Benefit – 1pm

Sun – Room Redux Benefit – 1pm

Tue – Damn Middleton – 8:30pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

Brauntex Theatre (290 W. San Antonio, 830-627-0808)

Tonight – Rick Cavender Band – 7:30pm

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Hunter Road Trio – 7pm

Sat – Monte Good – 7pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Fri – Will Hoge – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Conway’s Dancehall  (262 W. Jahn St.  830-620-5376)

Tonight – Paul Eldridge – 7pm

Fri – Kerosene Drifters – 8:30pm

Sat – Logun Timberlake – 9:30pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Monte Good – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – Con Crema – 6pm

Fri – Chad Boyd – 7pm

Sat – Marcus Morales – 7pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Austin Meade / Stoney LaRue – 7pm

Sat – The Droptines / Kody West – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – John Arthur Martinez – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 2pm / Bret Graham – 6pm

Sun – Phil Luna – 1pm / Bo Porter – 5pm

 

Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Fri – Dan McCoy – 7pm

Sat – Dan McCoy – 12:30pm / Clifton Jansky – 7pm

Sun – Dan McCoy – 11am

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Tom Gillam & Kosmic Messenger – 7pm

Fri – Jerry Jeff Walker – 8pm

Sat – Bob Livingston Trio – 1pm / Jerry Jeff Walker – 8pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / Bill Hearne Trio – 5pm

Mon – David & Jessee Lee – 7pm

Tue – Two Tons of Steel – 7:30pm

Wed – The Georges – 7pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Riff Raff – Tribute to AC/DC – 8pm

Sat – Chubby Knuckle Choir – 8:30pm

 

Inferno’s Pizza (1198 Gruene Rd, 830-629-2077)

Tonight – Lee Winwright – 6pm

Fri – The Percolators – 6pm

Sat – Anthony Wright Band – 6pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – Jeffrey Ryan Vaughn – 5pm / Hipsonic – 8pm

Sat – School of Rock Presents Southern Rock – 3pm

Sun – Waylon Gruene Malone Benefit – 3pm

Wed – San Antonio Dutchmen – 7pm

 

L & L Dance Hall (11699 River Rd, 830-964 – 3455)

Fri – Scott Wiggins – 7pm

Sat – County Line – 7pm

 

Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – Drew Kennedy – 5pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – BAM – 5pm

Fri – Thomas Michael Riley’s Music Festival – 1pm

Sat – Thomas Michael Riley’s Music Festival – Noon

Sun – Thomas Michael Riley’s Music Festival – 1pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Amber Lucille Band – 7pm

Sat – Big Cedar Fever – 7pm

Sun – Jim Mayer – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Shawn Hart – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / David Vincent Band – 9pm

Sat – Erik & the Big Time Band – 9pm

Sun – Ty Snopek – 3:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Wed – Steven Vee – Noon / Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Chris Saucedo – 8:30pm

Fri – Soul Sessions – 8:30pm

Sat – Kerosene Drifters – 9:30pm

Sun – Ben Cina – 3pm / Mark Odom Band – 8:30pm

Mon – Tony Taylor – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Natalie Rose – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Dallas Moore – 8pm

Fri – The Jonathans – 6pm / Mandy Rowden – 9pm

Sat – Jason Roberts Band – 9pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Piano Punch – 6pm

Fri – Triston Marez – 6pm

Sat – Ryan Ross Band – 7pm

 

Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Logun Timberlake – 6pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Will Hoge – 7pm

Fri – Marcy Grace – 8pm

Sat – Skyrocket – 8pm

Sun – Ken Slavin – 5pm

 

Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Fri – 3 Man Front – 9pm

Sat – Tyler Cannon – 2pm / Jay Bleu – 9pm

Sun – Tony Taylor – 2pm

Tue – Shawn Hart – 7:30pm

Wed – Jazz Jam w/ Brett Cline – 8pm

 

Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Slim Bawb – 6pm

Fri – Geezerfest – 5:30pm

Sat – Geezerfest – 12:15pm

Wed – Bo Brumble & Garrett Mann – 7pm

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Fri – David Russell – 8:30pm

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Cactus Country – 8pm

Fri – Hill Country Revival – 8pm

Sat – Slim Bawb & Lil Howard – 2pm / Texas Two Lane – 9pm

 

Whitewater Amphitheater (11860 FM 306, 830-964-3800)

Sat – William Clark Green / Randy Rogers Band – 7:30pm

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Music News – May 30, 2019

Twenty four years ago, Texas rockabilly band Two Tons of Steel started playing every Tuesday night at the historic Gruene Hall. Tuesday nights were usually a slow night at the hall, and the band didn’t normally play on that night. Front man Kevin Geil, once a photographer for the San Antonio Express news, has led his band all over the world for over two decades with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. First called the Dead Crickets, they changed their name to Two Tons of Steel to avoid any conflicts with Buddy Holly’s old band, The Crickets. Geil used his ’56 Cadillac as inspiration, since the car weighed about two tons. Kevin is the only remaining original member, but he constantly surrounds himself with ace musicians. The current lineup includes drummer Rich Alcorta, bassist Jake Marchese and guitarists Will Owen Gage. To hear them play you would think they have been together since the beginning. Next Tuesday they start their 24th year of Two Ton Tuesdays at Gruene Hall which runs June 4 to August 20. Tickets are just $7 at the door and the band hits the stage about 8:30pm.

 

Rolling Stones Reschedule Tour

The Rolling Stones have rescheduled their 2019 tour after singer Mick Jagger was forced to have heart valve surgery back in April. All of their 2019 tour dates had to be rescheduled including their first ever appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Now that Jagger has recovered from the surgery, the rescheduled dates have been announced. There’s only one Texas show, set for July 27 at NRG Stadium in Houston. In an attempt to make up the cancelled Jazz Fest show, they announced a July 14 show at the Superdome in New Orleans. Tickets are on-sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

 

Metalachi Comes to Billy’s Ice

Metalachi, billed as the first and only heavy metal mariachi band, will be at Billy’s Ice on Friday night. Like many bands, they purposely have a mystique about them. Not much bio material is provided on their website or Facebook page. The information that was available says the band formed in 1982 in Juarez, Mexico and is now based out of Hollywood. The Facebook page lists band members as Vega De La Rockha, El Cucuy, Kyla Vera, Paco Halen, Kiko Cane and Warren Moscow, all obviously stage names. They have three albums, appropriately titled, Uno, Dos and Tres. Though I’ve never seen the band in concert, I have all of their albums and must admit they are very talented. They cover just about every classic heavy metal song you can name from Black Sabbath’s Paranoid to Ac/DC’s Thunderstruck. For ticket info see BillysIce.com and if you go, say hello to new owner Bob Wilson. He purchased Billy’s Ice about a year ago and continues their tradition of great live music and also home to many benefits, like Saturday’s Mudge Family Foundation that starts at noon.

 

Matt Briggs Locks of Love Benefit

Speaking of benefits, on Sunday Matt Briggs will host his annual Locks of Love Benefit at Freiheit Country Store. The 15th Annual Briggs Family Hairdrive gets started at 2pm at Freiheit Country Store. It is a family friendly event with food, lots of live music and hair donations being taken all day. The Foundry Salon will be on hand cutting hair and taking the donations. Even if your hair isn’t long enough to donate, you can still get a fantastic haircut and the money you donate will go to benefit those that lost their hair to illness. Check out Matt Briggs Facebook page for more information.

 

Randy Travis Writes His Memoir

When Randy Travis came on the music scene back in the early 80’s, he was in the same category as George Strait. Like Strait, he almost wasn’t signed to a record contract because they said he was too country. When his first album, the classic Storms of Life, was released in 1982, it didn’t even make the charts. Then Randy started touring and introducing his music to America and within six months, he was at the top of the charts. It started a ten year run of hit songs and sold out concerts, and then the wheels fell off the machine. First was his trouble with his wife, Lib Hatcher, who was also his manager and rescued Randy from a life of crime when he was barely out of his teens. Lib was many years older than Randy and was very controlling in both his personal and professional life. Not long after they divorced, Randy was arrested several times for driving drunk. He got engaged to a Texas gal named Mary Davis and started getting his life back on track. In July of 2013 he was admitted to the hospital with an upper respiratory infection that attacked his heart causing a condition known as viral cardiomyopathy. As his doctors were treating that, he suffered a massive stroke and almost died. Miraculously he survived only to learn that his ex-wife Lib had basically taken all of his money. Lawsuits followed and he and Mary were able to salvage enough money to live comfortably on his ranch near Tioga, Texas. He just released his memoir, written with the help of Ken Abraham, titled Forever and Ever, Amen. It’s a painfully honest look at a career that has seen incredible highs and devastating lows. If you were ever a fan of Randy and his music, this book is a must read and one that I highly recommend.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Josh Holden – 6:30pm

Fri – Traveling Trees – 6:30pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – Jesse Stratton Band – 8:30pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Bike Night w/ Chris Max Band – 7pm

Fri – Metalachi – 8:30pm

Sat – Mudge Family Foundation Benefit – 11am / Nautical Nation – 9:30pm

Sun – Keith Hickle – 3pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

 

Black’s BBQ (936 Loop 337, 830-358-7006)

Fri – Bill Hearne – 6pm

Sat – Billy Dee – 6pm

Sun – Sophia Johnson – 1pm

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Aaron Kantor – 7pm

Sat – Slim Bawb – 7pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Fri – Jamie Lin Wilson / Lee Ann Womack – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Conway’s Dancehall  (262 W. Jahn St.  830-620-5376)

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 7:30pm

Fri – JJ Garrett Duo – 7:30pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Steve & Don – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – BDP Jazz – 6pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Matt Castillo / Sunny Sweeney / Mark Chesnutt – 7pm

Sat – Isaac Jacob Band – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Tonight – Mario Flores / Shenandoah – 7pm

Sun – Locks of Love Benefit

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – Bret Graham – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 2pm / Robert Irwin – 6pm

Sun – Bob Appel – 1pm

 

Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Fri – Clifton Jansky – 7pm

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Powell Brothers – 7pm

Fri – Frenchies Blues Destroyers / Jack Ingram – 7pm

Sat – Soul Sessions – 1pm / Cooder Graw – 8pm

Sun – Linda Gail Lewis – 12:30pm / Houston Marchman – 5pm

Mon – Nick Garcia Trio – 7pm

Tue – Two Tons of Steel – 7:30pm

Wed – Casper Rawls Band – 7pm

 

Gruene Records (1386 Industrial Street # 105)

Sat – Susan Gibson – 6:30pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Canaan Bryce & the Damn Band – 8:30pm

Sat – The Lawless / Chris Colston – 8pm

 

Inferno’s Pizza (1198 Gruene Rd, 830-629-2077)

Tonight – Ethan Hanson – 6pm

Fri – The Percolators – 6pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – Colton’s Kin – 4pm / Kori Free & the Groove Hounds – 8pm

Wed – Terry Cavanagh – 7pm

 

Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – Eric Middleton – 5pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Charlie Kelly – 4pm / Almost Patsy Cline Band – 8pm

Sat – Mason Lively / Kyle Park / Aaron Watson – 8pm

Sun – Walt Wilkins & Susan Gibson – 1pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – The Texas Duet – 7pm

Sat – Stray Dawg & the Wolves – 7pm

Sun – Allen Daniell – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic Night w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm

 

Muck & Fuss (295 E. San Antonio Street, 830-312-5387)

Tonight – Clifton DeLeon – 7pm

Fri – Nef Hernandez – 8pm

Sat – March Divide – 8pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Jason Uher – 5:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / Billy Kiesel – 9pm

Sat – Lesser Antilles / RAGE – 9pm

Sun – Jeffrey Ryan Vaughn – 3pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Jade Marie Patek – 8:30pm

Fri – Damon Curtis – 8:30pm

Sat – Megan Ashley – 3pm / Terry Derryberry – 9:30pm

Sun – Jay Bleu – 8:30pm

Mon – BMW Jam – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Ben Cina – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Susan Hickman – 7pm

Fri – Shelley King – 7pm

Sat – Sons of Johnny Cash – 9pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry & Tyler Cannon – 9pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Country & A Fiddle – 4pm

Fri – The Motts – 6pm

 

The Rustic (17619 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 204, San Antonio, 210-245-7500)

Tonight – Chris Lopez Band – 8:30pm

Fri – Allan Hendrickson – 9:30pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – South Austin Moonlighters – 7pm

Fri – James McMurtry – 8pm

Sat – Indiaskies – 7:30pm

Sun – Sounds of Alamo City – 1pm

 

Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Sat – Billy Lister – 2pm / Dirty White Horse – 9pm

Sun – Empty Handed Vagabonds – 2pm

Tue – Modern Day Jesters w/ Shawn Hart – 7:30pm

Wed – Jazz Jam w/ Brett Cline – 8pm

 

Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Bo Brumble & Garrett Mann – 7pm

Fri – The Brew – 8pm

Sat – Jr. Castro – 3pm / Logun Timberlake – 7pm

Sun – Tony Taylor & Geoff Hill – 4pm

Wed – Fast Movin Trio – 7pm

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Frenchie’s Blues Destroyers – 7pm

Fri – Call For Band Info

Sat – Two Rivers Revival – 8:30pm

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Aaron Kantor – 8pm

Fri – Popgun – 8pm

Sat – Fast Movin Train – 9pm

Whitewater Amphitheater (11860 FM 306, 830-964-3800)

Sat – Josh Ward / Billy Currington – 8:30pm

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Music News – May 23, 2019

 

Alex Meixner Plays Krause’s Cafe

Memorial Day weekend is always the official kick-off of the spring and summer season in our city. What better way to get the party started than with the wild man of polka, Alex Meixner. He’s easily one of the most popular polka artists in America. He and his ace band tour all over the world, playing for sold out crowds on a nightly basis. His popularity is based on his incredible live shows and his ability to mix traditional polka music with modern rock, pop and country tunes. Tonight he begins a three night stand at Krause’s Café for their annual Maifest, which is a German tradition that marks the start of spring. Alex’s latest album, appropriately titled Make Some Noise, will be on-sale at the shows along with lots of other cool memorabilia. Reserved tables that seat eight along with general admission tickets are available at KrausesCafe.com.

 

Cody Johnson & Friends at Whitewater Amphitheater

The other big show this holiday weekend is out at Whitewater Amphitheater featuring Cody Johnson. This young country singer has forged an amazing career by sticking to his roots and performing his music as he sees fit. Johnson got his start as a bull rider and prison guard in Huntsville while writing songs on the side. As his talent progressed, so did his audience. Cody’s career path closely follows that of George Strait. Both have remained true to the cowboy way of life and to traditional country music. You don’t read about either artist in the tabloids, they are still married to their high school sweethearts and they are both traditional country singers. Johnson’s latest album, Ain’t Nothin To It, is his first major label release. He partnered with Warner Brothers Records but retained complete control over every decision about his music. It’s the same battle plan Strait used back in the early 80’s and things worked out just fine for King George. In fact, Cody will be opening for Strait in August at Gillette Stadium in Boston. Johnson is playing two nights at Whitewater. The Saturday show is sold out but at press time a few tickets were still available for the Sunday night show. Kevin Fowler and Randall King will be Cody’s special guests on Sunday night. For tickets and show information, go to Whitewaterrocks.com.

 

Brauntex Theatre Hosts Free Army Band Concert

Memorial Day means so much more than the official start of summer. It is a federal holiday for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. So what better way to celebrate this very special day than with a free concert by the 36th Infantry Division Band? This local Army band will perform a patriotic concert at 2pm on Sunday May 26 at the Brauntex Theatre. Cemex is sponsoring this concert so be sure to thank them for helping make this show free to everyone. Doors open at 1pm and the public are invited to attend this free concert saluting our great country and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

 

Rockfest Comes To Happy Cow Bar & Grill

Happy Cow Bar & Grill in Hunter has a full weekend of rock and roll on tap for all you classic rock fans. First up are the Hunter Road Trio and Drug Store Gypsies on Friday night. On Saturday night they welcome the 2nd Annual Rockfest featuring Straight Out of Line, Final Assembly and Knucklehead. The Stafford, Texas based Gypsies were recently hand-picked by Rolling Stone Magazine as a new band to watch. They just released a new album last month titled Easy Access that will remind you of southern rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackberry Smoke. Go to their website at TheDrugStoreGypsies.com to check out their music and make plans to go see them on Friday night at Happy Cow in Hunter. For times and information, go to HappyCowTexas.com.

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – The Percolators – 6:30pm

Sat – Bru’s Tunes – 6:30pm

Sun – The Percolators – 6:30pm

 

Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Fri – The Prince Experience – Tribute to Prince – 7pm

Sat – Josefus / Heyoka / Oz Knozz – 7pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – Toman Brothers – 8:30pm

Sat – Bros Inc (Ruben V & Jimmy Spacek) – 9pm

Sun – Ron Knuth & Company – 5pm

Mon – Gerry Burns & Andrew Hadden – 2pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Fat Cactus – 8:30pm

Fri – Kayley Hill – 8:30pm

Sat – LC Rocks – 8:30pm

Sun – Hill Country Revival – 7pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

 

Black’s BBQ (936 Loop 337, 830-358-7006)

Sat – The Merle’s – 6pm

Sun – David Touchton – 1pm

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Logan Timberlake – 9pm

 

Brauntex Theatre (290 W. San Antonio, 830-627-0808)

Sun – 36nd Infantry Army Band – 2pm (Free Show)

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Jesse Lee – 6pm

Sat – Read & Lava – 6pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Conway’s Dancehall  (262 W. Jahn St.  830-620-5376)

Tonight – Manzy Lowry – 7pm

Fri – Zach Talbert & Jr Castro – 7pm

Sun – Jonathan Garcia – 7pm

Wed – Tyler Derryberry – 7pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Shawn Hart – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – BDP Jazz – 6pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Grady Spencer / Blue Water Highway – 7pm

Sat – Vincent Neil Emerson / Paul Cauthen – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Tonight – Cody Canada – 7pm

Fri – Glen Templeton – 8:30pm

Wed – Zack Walther – 6:30pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – Sylvia Kirk – 5pm

Sat – Bob Appel – 2pm / Colton’s Kin – 6pm

Sun – Robert Irwin – 2pm / Johnny McGowan – 6pm

 

Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Fri – Clifton Jansky – 6:30pm

Sat – Nathan Bonnes – 12:30pm / Dan McCoy – 6pm

Sun – Dan McCoy – Noon & 6pm

Mon – Colton’s Kin – Noon

 

Gruene Grove (1263 Gruene Rd, 830-765-0300)

Tonight – Amber Lucille Band – 8pm

Fri – Manzy Lowry Band – 7pm

Sat – Jamie Krueger – 7pm

Sun – Blues Jam – 2pm

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Mollie B & Squeezebox – 6pm

Fri – Jaime Wyatt / Ray Wylie Hubbard – 7pm

Sat – Flat Top Jones – 1pm / The Georges – 7pm

Sun – Slim Bawb – 12:30pm / Dale Watson & His Lone Stars – 7pm

Mon – Rayford Brothers – 1pm / Aaron Stephens – 7pm

Wed – The Georges – 7pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Hunter Road Trio / Drugstore Gypsies – 8:30pm

Sat – Rockfest w/ Final Assembly and Knucklehead – 8pm

 

Inferno’s Pizza (1198 Gruene Rd, 830-629-2077)

Tonight – Lee Winwright – 6:30pm

Fri – Anthony Wright – 6:30pm

Sat – Bob Gonzalez – 6:30pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Tonight – Alex Meixner – 7pm

Fri – Alex Meixner – 7pm

Sat – Alex Meixner – 7pm

Wed – All Mixed Up Band – 6pm

 

L & L Dance Hall (11699 River Rd, 830-964 – 3455)

Sat – County Line – 8pm

 

Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – Bo Brumble & Friends – 4pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Cameron Nelson Band – 8pm

Sat – Clayton Gardner – 1pm / Jake Penrod – 8pm

Sun – Dan West – 5pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Blank Floyd & Arley Blankenship – 7pm

Sat – Gerry Burns – 2pm

Sun – The Limestoners – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm

 

Muck & Fuss (295 E. San Antonio Street, 830-312-5387)

Fri – Clifton DeLeon – 8pm

Sat – Derek Krueger – 7pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Frank Painter – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Culture Jam – 9pm

Sat – The Craze – 9pm

Sun – All Mixed Up – 3pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – The Craze – 8:30pm

Fri – Mark Odom Band – 8:30pm

Sat – Natalie Rose – 9:30pm

Mon – Myles Smith – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Rio Tripiano – 7pm

Fri – Denny Herrin – 9pm

Sat – The Zilkerbillies – 9pm

Sun – Blues Jam – 4pm

Wed – Austin Mayse & Friends – 7pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Austin Gilliam – 7pm

Fri – Mothership – Led Zeppelin Tribute – 7pm

Sat – Eclipse – Tribute to Journey – 7pm

Sun – The Q – Tribute to Queen – 7pm

 

Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Jacob Pena – 6pm

 

The Rustic (17619 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 204, San Antonio, 210-245-7500)

Tonight – Ester Rose – 8:30pm

Fri – AJ Legrand – 9:30pm

Sat – Hightower – 9:30pm

Sun – Chris Lopez – 4pm

Mon – Nik Parr – 8:30pm

Tue – BJ Stricker – 8:30pm

Wed – Remy Reilly – 5:30pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Reverend Peyton’s Big Band – 7:30pm

Fri – Ruben V – 8pm

Sat – Jackopierce – 7pm

Sun – Cas Haley – 7pm

Mon – Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers – 7:30pm

Wed – Jamie Lin Wilson – 7pm

 

Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Fri – Backwater Blvd – 9pm

Sat – Austin Forrest – 2pm / Skylar Hamilton – 9pm

Sun – Shawn Hart – 2pm / Fast Movin Train – 8pm

Tue – Shawn Hart – 7:30pm

Wed – Jazz Jam w/ Brett Cline – 8pm

 

Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Paul Eldridge – 7pm

Sat – Sandpaper Tree – 7pm

Sun – Austin Gilliam – 4pm

Wed – Call For Band Info

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Darrin Morrison – 6:30pm

Fri – Beau Daniels Band – 8pm

Sat – Call For Band Info

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Meyer Anderson Band – 8pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 8pm

Sat – Knotty Grove – 9pm

Whitewater Amphitheater (11860 FM 306, 830-964-3800)

Sat – Carlton Anderson / Deryl Dodd / Cody Johnson – 7:30pm

Sun – Randall King / Kevin Fowler / Cody Johnson – 7:30pm

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Music News – May 16, 2019

23rd Annual Americana Jam

It’s Jam time this Sunday when the 23rd Annual Americana Jam returns to Gruene Hall for a full day of fantastic music. The jam has come a long way in 23 years. In the early days the lineup consisted of mainly local musicians that offered to perform for free to benefit a variety of local charities. As time progressed, the acts got bigger and it attracted major touring artists like Robert Earl Keen, Jim Lauderdale and Marty Stuart, just to name a few. I’ve been attending every year since 1998 and have many great memories of the fantastic musicians I’ve seen there. The 2006 Jam is still one of my favorites when Marty Stuart, Hayes Carll, Joe Ely, Buddy Miller and Robert Earl Keen all performed. This year the fun kicks off with Willy and Cody Braun at 1pm followed by Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines at 1:40pm. The day of music continues with an acoustic set by Randy Rogers then a band performance by newcomer John Baumann. Darrell Scott’s set begins about 3:30pm, then Walt Wilkins full band and an acoustic set by Cody Canada. Jam veteran Ray Wylie Hubbard is scheduled for 5:35pm then an acoustic set by Robert Earl Keen. Local guys Drew Kennedy and Josh Grider will do a duo set with a reunited Groobees on tap for a 7:50pm start time. Morning DJ Tom Gillam and his ace band Kosmic Messenger will crank things up with their 8:35pm set and Seth James will keep the rock music flowing when his band follows Gillam. Jamie Lin Wilson will have her band onstage for her 9:50pm set and local Americana singer Wade Bowen will close out the long day with his full band performance at 10:30pm. This year the Jam proceeds will benefit the Crisis Center of Comal County and the Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, go to GrueneHall.com.

 

Woodstock Music Festival Turns 50 Yrs Old

Back in 1969, four upstate New York entrepreneurs Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, John Roberts and Artie Kornfeld decided to create a music festival and invite all the biggest bands of the decade to perform. When no act would agree, they signed Creedence Clearwater Revival for a guaranteed $10,000 fee. Once Creedence agreed, others followed including Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Santana, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Jimi Hendrix. Over 32 acts eventually performed at the three day festival held August 15, 16 and 17. Other acts, like Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Doors were invited but chose not to perform. Permits for the original site were refused but they finally persuaded dairy farmer Max Yasgur to let them use his 600 acre farm near Bethel, NY. Now, 50 years later original organizer Michael Lang wants to do it again. He has signed John Fogerty, Robert Plant, Santana, Dead & Company, Sturgill Simpson, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Halsey, Jay Z and Miley Cyrus plus many more to perform. At press time there were still problems obtaining the necessary permits and tickets still aren’t on sale. Time will tell if Woodstock 50 will actually take place. In other Woodstock news, a 38-CD, 432 song box set is scheduled for release on August 2 for the hefty price tag of $800. The majority of the music recorded during the festival has never been officially released. Los Angeles producer Andy Zak discovered dozens of boxes of unmarked tapes in a Warner Brothers vault in 2005. He took them to the studio where he was able to confirm they were the long lost master tapes from the 1969 festival. After 50 years, it will be nice to finally hear some of the missing performances.

 

The Phoenix Saloon Features Rock Show

Local concert promoter Eddy Luna is bringing another tribute show to the downtown Phoenix Saloon this Saturday night. This time he has two bands, Virgin Killers doing a tribute to the Scorpions and Sad Wings doing their tribute to Judas Priest. Both of these Texas based bands are known for their uncanny knack of performing the songs exactly like the original bands. These tribute shows always sell-out so act now if you want to go. There’s a few tickets left so get the contact information at ThePhoenixSaloon.com.

Jessi Colter Plans New Album

Jessi Colter was married to Waylon Jennings during his wild Outlaw years and managed to raise their only son, Shooter and release some of the biggest country hits of the mid-70’s. She was the sole female singer on the 1976 hit album, Wanted The Outlaws, which was the first country music album to sell a million copies and be certified Platinum. When Waylon passed away in 2002, Jessi retired from the music business and has only performed a few shows since. However, she just announced that she has a new album in the works and she picked Margo Price to produce it. Price is the reigning queen of traditional country singers that seem to be taking over where Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette left off. Colter told Rolling Stone Magazine that the new music sounds fresh and exciting and is very different from her previous style. The album is expected to be released later this summer and there’s talk of a major tour to take place soon after the album is released.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Josh Holden – 6:30pm

Fri – Travelin Trees – 6:30pm

Sat – Bru’s Tunes – 6:30pm

Sun – Little Oddz & Enzz – 6:30pm

 

Anhalt Hall (2390 Anhalt Rd, Spring Branch 830-438-2873)

Sat – Jeff Woolsey & the Dance Hall Kings – 8pm

 

Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Tonight – Art Alexakis – Songs & Stories of Everclear – 7pm

Fri – Back in Black – AC/DC Tribute – 7pm

Sat – I Prevail – The Trauma Tour – 6:30pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – Jimmy Spacek – 8:30pm

Sat – Mark Jungers & the Whistlin Mules – 9pm

Sun – Bear Grammar Band – 5pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Daniel Thomas Phipps – 8:30pm

Fri – Skylar Hamilton – 8:30pm

Sat – Three Beards – 4pm / The Lawless – 9:30pm

Tue – JJ Garrett – 8:30pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Lucas Taylor – 9pm

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Fallon Franklin – 6pm

Sat – Mario Vela – 6pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Fri – Chuck Shaw – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Jeff Vaughn – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – BDP Jazz – 6pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Elizabeth Cook / Todd Snider – 7pm

Sat – Kaitlin Butts / Jason Boland / Flatland Cavalry – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Fri – Gary Glenn – 8:30pm

Wed – Zack Walther – 6:30pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Tonight – Sylvia Kirk – 5pm

Fri – Bret Graham – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 1pm / John Arthur Martinez – 5pm

Sun – Bob Appel – 1pm / Robert Irwin – 5pm

 

Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Fri – Dan McCoy – 12:30pm

Sat – Colton’s Kin – 6pm

Sun – Dan McCoy – Noon

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Prophets & Outlaws / Marshall Tucker Band – 8pm

Fri – Garrett Capps / Robert Ellis – 7pm

Sat – Bo Phillips – 1pm / Marfa Lights / Three Dog Night – 8pm

Sun – Americana Music Jam – Noon

Mon – Noel McKay Trio – 6pm

Tue – Nathan Hamilton & Curtis McMurtry – 6pm

Wed – Hot Texas Swing Band – 6pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Troy Stone & the Spent Shells – 8pm

Sat – Teague Brothers – 8pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – Tony Taylor – 4pm / Jay Bleu – 8pm

Wed – Terry Cavanagh – 6pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Hayden Whittington – 1pm / Wade Bowen – 9pm

Sat – Chris Saucedo – 11am / Nick Lawrence Band – 7pm

Sun – Hot Attacks – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Longtooth – 7pm

Sat – Tracy Weinberg – 2pm / Racoon Brothers – 7pm

Sun – Bluegrass Sunday w/ Gerry Burns – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton & Kenny Penny – 6pm

 

Muck & Fuss (295 E. San Antonio Street, 830-312-5387)

Tonight – March Divide – 7pm

Fri – Clifton Deleon – 8pm

Sat – Nef Hernandez – 8pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Jason Uher – 5:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / Soul Sessions w/ Terrell Shahid – 8:30pm

Sat – Tribute to Scorpions & Judas Priest – 8pm

Sun – Shawn Hart – 3pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Brent Michael Wood – 8:30pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 8:30pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9:30pm

Sun – Tony Taylor – 3pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Chris Saucedo – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – HalleyAnna Finlay & Dustin Welch – 7pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 7pm

Sat – Jason Allen – 9pm

Wed – Juliet McConkey – 7pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Matt & Sylvia Kirk – 7pm

Fri – Shotgun Rider – 6pm

Sun – Tyler McCollum – 2pm

 

The Rustic (17619 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 204, San Antonio, 210-245-7500)

Tonight – The Vegabonds – 8:30pm

Fri – Dillon Carmichael – 9:30pm

Sat – Peter The 3rd – 4pm / Thomas Csorbal – 8:30pm

Sun – Cooper Greenburg – 4pm

Mon – Daniel Thomas Phipps – 8:30pm

Tue – Natalie Rose – 8:30pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Tribute to Nirvana – 7pm

Fri – Cory Morrow – 8pm

Sat – Tribute to The Cure – 8pm

 

Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Fri – Pop Gun – 9pm

Sat – Larry Dial – 2pm / Logun Timberlake – 9pm

Sun – Cody Coggins – 2pm

Tue – Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Wed – Jazz Jam w/ Brett Cline – 8pm

 

Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Brian Milson – 7pm

Fri – Kinky Wire w/ Myles Smith – 7pm

Wed – Rio Tripiano – 7pm

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Gregory Grant – 6:30pm

Fri – Beau Daniels Band – 8pm

Sat – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Jeremy Egg Band – 8pm

Fri – Tom Wilson & Triple Nickle Band – 8pm

Sat – Rick Reyna Band – 9pm

Whitewater Amphitheater (11860 FM 306, 830-964-3800)

Fri – Shane Smith & the Saints / Dwight Yoakam – 7pm

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Music News – May 9, 2019

Aaron Watson Coming To Whitewater

Aaron Watson continues to sell-out out concert venues all over America and tickets go on-sale Friday for his just announced August 3 show at Whitewater Amphitheater. His special guests will be Mike Ryan and Randall King, two of the hottest new names on the Texas music scene. Watson has a brand new album titled Red Bandana, due to be released on June 21. Aaron wrote all 20 songs on the album, a feat that hasn’t happened since Alan Jackson wrote every song on his Good Time album in 2008. Thanks to artists like Aaron and Cody Johnson, traditional country music is still alive and well in the Lonestar State. Tickets to this show will sell out quick and can be purchased at 10am Friday morning at Whitewaterrocks.com. Speaking of Whitewater Amphitheater, the Avett Brothers will be playing two nights of shows this weekend starting Friday night with Lukas Nelson opening the show. The amazing Trombone Shorty will open the Saturday night show. Lukas also has a new album due out June 14 titled Turn Off The News, Build A Garden. He will be touring heavily to support the new CD after its June release date.

 

ACL Music Festival Announces Lineup

The lineup for the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival was recently announced and once again, it features many of the biggest stars in the music business. The yearly festival was the brainchild of the folks that started the long running TV series, Austin City Limits. When it was first started, it was only one weekend in October but as the attendance grew. It was expanded to the first two weekends each October. This year’s lineup includes a huge list of performers including Guns N Roses, Kacey Musgraves, Gary Clark Jr., Tyler Childers, Cardi B, 3rd Eye Blind, Mumford & Sons, The Cure, Tame Impala, Robyn, Bruce Hornsby, Asleep at the Wheel and Jenny Lewis, just to name a few. It’s a rain or shine event held on the grounds of beautiful Zilker Park in south Austin off Mopac Blvd. Tickets and complete schedule can be found at ACLFestival.com.

 

Local Venues Continue to Add Live Music

Now that summer is just a month away, many of our local venues are booking live music, which gives music fans many options to choose from. Tonight, you can catch Brett Cline in Gruene at Vino En Verde with music starting at 6:30pm. On Friday the incredible Asleep at the Wheel will be at Gruene Hall with Big Cedar Fever opening the show at 8pm. On Saturday, start the day off with Anthony Wright at Farmer’s Market at 9:30am, the hop over to the Grapevine in Gruene at 5pm for Bret Graham. Finish off the night with Bri Bagwell at Freiheit Country Store. Sunday Funday should include Kevin Galloway at Lonestar Floathouse at 4pm then hurry back to Gruene Hall to catch the South Austin Moonlighters. If that’s not enough music for you, you can always slip over to the Pour Haus for the Vagabonds set at 8:30pm.

 

Jimmy Webb Writes The Hits

Songwriting can be a rewarding craft and can make you a lot of money if you happen to write a few hit songs. However, if you are a songwriter that mainly writes songs for others to sing, you may not be as well known. Such is the case with Jimmy Webb, who wrote hundreds of huge hit songs but wasn’t known as a singer until late in his career. Born in Elk City, Oklahoma in 1946, Webb got his start playing piano and singing in church where his dad was a Baptist minister and former marine. At 14 he purchased his first record, which happened to be Turn Around, Look At Me by Glen Campbell. Little did he know that later in life, Glen Campbell would play a huge part in his life. In 1964 Webb’s family moved to Los Angeles where he attended San Bernardino College to study music. When his mother passed away in 1965, Webb’s father moved back to Oklahoma but Jimmy stayed in California to try his hand at songwriting. Over the next decade he wrote hits for many artists but Campbell was one of his favorites. Glen recorded many of Webb’s songs, including By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, Where’s The Playground Susie, just to name a few. Webb continued writing hit songs for many of the best singers in the business and in 1970, he started recording his songs and releasing solo albums. After Campbell passed away in 2017, Jimmy developed his stage show called Jimmy Webb – The Glen Campbell Years. You can see his one man show on Friday night at the Brauntex Theatre. Tickets are still available at Brauntex.org or by phone at 830-627-0808.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – Fallon Franklin – 6:30pm

Sat – Right on Red – 6:30pm

Sun – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm

 

Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Sun – Garbage – 7pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – Lawson Harris Duo – 8:30pm

Sat – Ruben V – 9pm

Sun – Slim Bawb & the Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 5pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Dallas Burrow – 8:30pm

Fri – Pop Gun – 8:30pm

Sat – Roadside Libby – 9:30pm

Sun – Keith Hickle – 2pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Tony Taylor & Slim Bawb – 9pm

 

Brauntex Theatre (290 W. San Antonio, 830-627-0808)

Tonight – Ruthie Foster – 7:30pm

Fri – Jimmy Webb – The Glen Campbell Years – 7:30pm

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Jeff Inman Band – 6pm

Sat – Jack Motley & Friends – 6pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Fri – Chad Cooke Band – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Anthony Wright – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – BDP Jazz – 6pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Cody Bryan Band / Roger Creager – 7pm

Sat – Cool Like Roy – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Fri – The Craze – 7pm

Sat – Bri Bagwell – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Tonight – NBHS Steel Drum Band – 5pm

Fri – Rodney Hayden – 5pm

Sat – Rodney Hayden – 1pm / Bret Graham – 5pm

Sun – Johnny McGowan – 1pm / Robert Irwin – 5pm

 

Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Fri – Colton’s Kin – 6:30pm

Sat – Dan McCoy – 12:30pm / Clifton Jansky – 6pm

Sun – Clifton Jansky – 11:30am / Dan McCoy – 4pm

 

Gruene Grove (1263 Gruene Rd, 830-765-0300)

Sat – Bret Coats – 7pm

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Fri – Big Cedar Fever / Asleep at the Wheel – 7pm

Sat – Walt Wilkins – 1pm / Pat Byrne / Joe Ely – 8pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / South Austin Moonlighters – 5pm

Mon – Chris Ruest Trio – 6pm

Tue – Dallas Moore & Friends – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Buffalo Ruckus – 7pm

Sat – Wyatt Weaver Band – 8:30pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – Porter Robinson – 4pm / Sunday Five Band – 7pm

Wed – Off The Grid Polka Band – 6pm

 

Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – Kevin Galloway – 4pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Josh Morningstar / Tennessee Jet – 8pm

Sat – Strayhearts – 1pm

Sun – Squeezebox Bandits – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Nick Garcia Duo – 7pm

Sat – Brian Ash & Friends – 7pm

Sun – Nina Kay & Paul McLaughlin – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic Night w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm

 

Muck & Fuss (295 E. San Antonio Street, 830-312-5387)

Tonight – March Divide – 7pm

Fri – Clifton Deleon – 8pm

Sat – Nef Hernandez – 8pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Paul Handelman – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / River Barons – 9pm

Sat – 3 Man Front – 9pm

Sun – Ty Snopek – 3pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic Night w/ Billy Roy – 8pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Fri – Band of Bandits – 8:30pm

Sat – Kerosene Drifters – 9:30pm

Sun – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

Mon – Tony Taylor – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Ryan Kennedy – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Magic Girl & Sissy Brown – 7pm

Fri – Mark Jungers – 7pm

Sat – Johnny Bush & the Bandeleros – 9pm

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick – 9pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Slim Bawb & the Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 7pm

Fri – Tanner Fenoglio – 6pm

Sat – Clay Hollis Band / Isaac Jacob Band – 7pm

 

The Rustic (17619 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 204, San Antonio, 210-245-7500)

Sat – William Beckmann – 4pm / Combo Chimbita – 9:30pm

Sun – Abbi Walker – 4pm

Mon – Marcus Morales – 8:30pm

Tue – Natalie Rose – 8:30pm

Wed – Steven Curd – 5:30pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Arielle – 8pm

Fri – Dirty River Boys – 9pm

Sat – Eclipse – Tribute to Journey – 9pm

Sun – Old 97’s – 8pm

 

Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Tonight – Dewberry Pickle Boys – 9pm

Sat – Myles Smith – 2pm / Court Nance – 9pm

Sun – Tyler Cannon – 2pm

Tue – Modern Day Jesters w/ Shawn Hart – 7:30pm

Wed – Jazz Jam w/ Brett Cline – 8pm

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Brett Cline – 6:30pm

Fri – 2 Rivers Revival – 8pm

Sat – Bobby Schmueckle & Friends – 8:30pm

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Drew Moreland & Neon Hustle Band – 8pm

Fri – Wyzer – 8pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9pm

Whitewater Amphitheater (11860 FM 306, 830-964-3800)

Fri – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real/ Avett Brothers – 7:30pm

Sat – Trombone Shorty / Avett Brothers – 7:30pm

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Music News – May 2, 2019

The big news this week is the 16th Annual Wein & Saengerfest on Saturday in our beautiful downtown New Braunfels. The fun kicks off at noon and ends at 10pm with lots of fun activities for the entire family. Admission is free but if you want to sample all the great wine and beer, you will need to purchase drink tickets. There’s plenty of live music to enjoy as you stroll around downtown on our brand new sidewalks. The New Braunfels School of Rock will kick things off on the Main Stage at 12:30pm. At 2pm you can catch Austin’s White Ghost Shivers on the Hill Avenue Stage. Knotty Grove will blast out some awesome classic rock on the Main Stage at 4pm. The Zack Walther Band moves the music back to the Hill Avenue Stage at 5:45pm and Zoodust closes out the festival from the Main Stage at 7:30pm. The music lineup offers a wide variety of formats that will entertain all age groups. Proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit the New Braunfels Parks Foundation and the New Braunfels Downtown Association. For more information on the events, check out their website at WeinandSaengerfest.com.

 

Local Live Series Tributes Motley Crue

The local live series was created back in 2012 at the Brauntex Theatre to give area bands a chance to perform a one-time only tribute to their favorite artist. After seven years and over 40 shows, the series is still going strong. Tonight is the last show of the season so come out and support local musicians doing an all-star tribute to 80’s rock band Motley Crue. When the Crue played their final concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Years Eve 2015, they signed a group contract that prohibits them from performing a live show again. Local guitarist Steven Vee organized an all-star band to pay a final tribute to this hard rock group from Hollywood. Vocalist Larry Norman will handle the singing, just as he’s done for his band Phantom 46. Josh Holden, from 3 Man Front, tackles bass guitar and backing vocals. Mark Tokach, formerly of Charlie Robison’s band, will provide lead guitar riffs for the show. Drummer Scott Gerard, also from Phantom 46, may not have a drum kit on a rollercoaster like Tommy Lee but he will amaze you with his rock solid skills. Steven Vee, from Knotty Grove, rounds things out with blistering rhythm guitar licks. Special guest Howard Yeargan will help on keys and harmonica, plus he produced some cool videos just for this show. What a perfect way to close out the 2019 Local Live season will a real hard rock bang! Tickets are still available at Brauntex.org or by phone at 830-627-0808.

 

NB House Concerts Welcome Wood & Wire

New Braunfels House Concerts will present their final show of the season with Grammy nominated Wood & Wire on Sunday May 5. Normally they perform at huge festivals all over the world so this is a rare chance to see them in such an intimate setting. The band consists of lead singer and guitarist Tony Kamel, bassist Dom Fisher, banjo player Trevor Smith and Billy Bright on mandolin. Their latest CD, North of Despair, is packed full on incredible songs that earned the band their Grammy nomination. Doors open at 4:30pm and music starts at 5pm. For ticket information, contact Elaine Hayden at 210-617-3765.

 

Willie Nelson Celebrates 86th Birthday

When you are an icon like Willie Nelson, you get to celebrate your birthday twice each year. He was born just before midnight on April 29 in Abbott, Texas but the doctor accidentally wrote the wrong date on his birth certificate as April 30. It wasn’t until many years later that the mistake was revealed, so Willie did the only logical thing, he started celebrating his birthday on both days. He just turned 86 years old this week and in typical Nelson fashion, he was a constant blur of activity. He is gearing up for his annual 4th of July Picnic in Austin and he’s putting together the second leg of his Outlaw Tour that will feature Luke Combs, Bonnie Raitt and Robert Plant. If that wasn’t enough, he’s releasing his 131st album, titled Ride Me Back Home,  on June 21and he’s on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. Not bad for someone who’s been playing music for 80 years. I’m 61 years old and I get tired just walking to my mailbox so I’m amazed at everything he does. Follow the adventures of this Texas legend at Willie Nelson.com

 

Cory Morrow Hosts New Festival

Last but certainly not least is Cory Morrow’s Go Wheels-Up Festival scheduled for May 3, 4 & 5 at the San Marcos Regional Airport. The fun begins Friday afternoon at 5pm with an exotic car show featuring rare collectible cars, a Red Bull Air Force night jump and live music that includes Garrett Bryan and Cory Morrow. On Saturday the gates open at 10am and there’s a full day of events and music. Saturday’s featured music includes Terri Hendrix, Dale Watson, Radney Foster, Cory Morrow, Kevin Fowler and Bret Michaels, lead singer for the rock band Poison. The festival concludes on Sunday with a gospel brunch by Josh Weathers and then a full band show by Tejano stars Los Texmaniacs. For tickets and a full schedule, go to CoryMorrow.com and click on the Go Wheels Up tab.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm

Fri – Don Reilly – 6:30pm

Sat – The Percolators – 6:30pm

Sun – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Bru Erdman – 8:30pm

Fri – Clockwork – 8:30pm

Sat – Jamie Talbert – 9pm

Sun – Karl Henzen Benefit – Noon

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Nick Garcia – 9pm

 

Brauntex Theatre (290 W. San Antonio, 830-627-0808)

Tonight – Looks That Kill – Tribute to Motley Crue – 7:30pm

Fri – Quebe Sisters – 7:30pm

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – All Mixed Up – 6pm

Sat – Rockstar Karaoke – 6pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Tonight – Rich O’Toole – 8pm

Fri – Cowboy Rindler / Zane Williams – 8pm

Sat – Parker McCollum Street Party – 5pm

Mon – Joshua Ray Walker / American Aquarium – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Tony Taylor – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – BDP Jazz Night – 6pm

Fri – Chad Boyd – 7:30pm

Sat – Ryan Kennedy & Green River Revival – 7pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Folk Uke / Kinky Friedman – 7:30pm

Sat – Kolby Cooper / Sam Riggs / Josh Abbott Band – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Fri – Curtis Grimes – 8pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – Rodney Hayden – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 1pm / Dan McCoy – 5pm

 

Gruene Grove (1263 Gruene Rd, 830-765-0300)

Tonight – Sonny Wolf Band – 7pm

Fri – Stray Dog & the Wolves – 7pm

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Ben Balmer – 6pm

Fri – Joshua Ray Walker / American Aquarium – 7pm

Sat – Beat Boot Revival – 12:30pm / James Hand / Charlie Crockett – 8pm

Sun – Peterson Brothers – 12:30pm / Pat Byrne Band – 5pm

Mon – Drew Moreland – 6pm

Tue – Nick Garcia & Friends – 6pm

Wed – Mitch Webb & the Swindles – 6pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – LC Rocks – 7pm

Sat – Jordan Minor & Bottom Dollar Band – 8:30pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – Jeffrey Ryan Vaughn – 5pm / Aaron Stephens – 7pm

Wed – The Oompahs – 6pm

 

Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – Sam Watson & Friends – 4pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Hayden Whittington – 1pm / Wagon Aces – 6pm

Sat – Kevin Deal – 1pm / Frank Gomez Band – 6pm

Sun – Walt Wilkins & Friends – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Silver & Gold – 7pm

Sat – Dallas Burrow – 7pm

Sun – Brent Warren Duo – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/Bill Middleton & Kenny Penny – 6pm

 

NB House Concerts (250 Timber Wild, 210-617-3765)

Sun – Wood & Wire – 4:30pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Jason Uher – 5:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / Jackson Parten & Silvercloud – 9pm

Sat – Sons of Johnny Cash – 9pm

Sun – Jeffrey Ryan Vaughn – 3:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Wed – Open Mic Night w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Anthony Wright – 8:30pm

Fri – Soul Sessions – 8:30pm

Sat – Myles Smith – 3pm

Mon – BMW Jam – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Natalie Rose – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Fri – The Jonathans – 6pm

Sat – The Grinders – 9pm

Wed – Nate Guthrie – 7pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Piano Punch – 6pm

Fri – Kimberly Dunn / Colby Keeling – 6pm

Sat – Thomas Csorba / Jamie Lin Wilson / Sean McConnell – 7pm

Sun – Tyler McCollum – 1pm

 

Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Tyler Cannon – 5:30pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Marcus Rezak – 8pm

Fri – Q – The Music of Queen – 8pm

Sat – RDGLDGRN – 8pm

Sun – Deadeye – Tribute to Grateful Dead – 8pm

 

Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Fri – 3 Man Front – 9pm

Sat – Larry Dial – 11am / Alli Mattice Band – 2pm / File 13 – 9pm

Tue – Modern Day Jesters w/ Shawn Hart – 7:30pm

Wed – Jazz Night w/ Brett Cline – 8pm

 

Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Myles Smith – 7pm

Sat – Austin Gilliam – 4pm / Logun Timberlake – 7pm

Sun – Alli Mattice Band – 3pm

Wed – Bo Brumble & Garrett Man – 7pm

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Daniel Phipps – 7:30pm

Fri – Mark Heymann – 8pm

Sat – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Sean Garrison & 3rd Watch – 8pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 8pm

Sat – Brandon Michael – 9pm

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Music News – April 25, 2019

When you think of Texas music, several iconic names always come to mind, like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly. Obviously these are legendary names but there are many young Texas artists that are on the path to becoming just as important to our Texas music scene. Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Wade Bowen are joining forces at Whitewater Amphitheater on August 17 for a one night only Texas Throwdown. Tickets will go on-sale tomorrow morning at 10am at Whitewaterrocks.com. Pat Green has built his career by playing everywhere for years and by investing money into other venues, like The Rustic, a restaurant and live music venue with locations in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Cory Morrow, who got his start along side his pal Pat, has taken a slightly different path but has been equally successful. He’s hosting his first festival, Go Wheels Up, in San Marcos on May 3-5. I’ll cover more info on it in next week’s column but he has a huge list of performers including Dale Watson, Radney Foster and rocker Bret Michaels. Wade Bowen’s latest album, Solid Ground, was a huge success when it was released last year. He also hosts his own Bowen Music Fest each summer in his hometown of Waco. He and his wife Shelby just opened a cool ice cream and cookie shop in Gruene called Pokey O’s, so he’s been a super busy guy as well. Putting these three Texas acts together was a stroke of genius and the show will sell out, so get your tickets tomorrow when they go on-sale.

 

Randy Rogers Street Party

Randy Rogers is another Texas artist that’s well on the way to being included in the legend category. He’s also branching out with business ventures as well, like purchasing the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos where he got his start. He makes a point of returning to the stage at Cheatham Street several times a year but this Saturday he’s hosting a street party to release his brand new album titled Hellbent. Randy is inviting Shane Smith & the Saints, Read Southall and Grant Gilbert to help him celebrate. The first single, Crazy People, is already in heavy rotation on Americana stations across the country, including our very own KNBT 92.1 FM. Rogers will close down the street in front of Cheatham Street for his first outdoor party and it looks like Mother Nature is going to bless the day with beautiful weather. Tickets are just $30 for the event or $90 if you want the VIP experience which includes a private concert with Randy inside Cheatham Street Warehouse. Get your tickets now at RandyRogersBand.com.

 

The Spazmatics Come Downtown

Inspired by the 1980’s movie Revenge of the Nerds, the Spazmatics were formed back in 1983 in Thousand Oaks, California. The members of the original group were Kevin Stigwood, his brother Curtis, along with Sidney Baderman and Rusty Woosmeir. Years later, businessman Jamie Brown of Perfect World Entertainment and his partner Roger Sause reformed the band and came up with the idea of having several franchise bands scattered across America. Today there are Spazmatics in many US cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Tampa, Seattle and San Antonio, just to name a few. Tonight they make their debut appearance at Krause’s Café pavilion and will be playing two shows, one at 4pm and another at 8pm. Tickets have been on-sale for awhile online so if you are interested in going to either show, call Krause’s Café at 830- 625-2807.

 

Sammy Hagar Releases Final Album

Sammy Hagar, former lead singer for the 70’s supergroup Montrose and later Van Halen, plus a huge solo star fronting his own band, is currently on what may be his final tour. He performed a rare show at this year’s San Antonio Rodeo and will be at Moody Theatre in Austin next Tuesday night, April 30. Hagar is one of the busiest musicians in the world, plus he owns a string of restaurants, his own tequila and rum business plus the original Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He has his solo career with his band The Waboritas, he has a supergroup called Chickenfoot plus he fronts a rock band called The Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham. He’s currently touring with The Circle and will release what he claims will be his final album on May 10. Titled Space Between, Hagar has stated in several interviews that this will most likely be his final album of new material. With 37 albums under his belt, he’s covered all his bases and explored every inch of the classic rock format. He kicked off the tour a few nights ago in Reno, Nevada and played 19 songs, covering every phase of his career. Follow his many pursuits and adventures at RedRocker.com.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Caleb Haynes – 6:30pm

Fri – JJ Garrett Band – 6:30pm

Sat – The Percolators – 6:30pm

 

Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Sun – Robin Trower – 7pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Chris Max Band – 7pm

Fri – Dave Fenley – 8:30pm

Sat – Nautical Nation – 9pm

Sun – Tom Gillam – 6pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Reed Brothers – 9pm

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Alan Pursell – 6pm

Sat – Gypsy Drifters – 6pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Sat – Randy Rogers Band Street Party – 5pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Eagles Dance Hall (257 E. South St., 210-566-5864)

Sat – Dance & Polka Club w/ Red Ravens – 7pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Anthony Wright – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – Lucas Taylor – 6pm

Fri – Nate Guthrie – 7pm

Sat – Tex Porter Band – 7pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – The Georges – 7pm

Sat – Jake Ward / Gary Allan – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Fri – Blackhawk – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – Sylvia Kirk – 5pm

Sat – Bob Appeal – 1pm / Johnny McGowan – 5pm

Sun – Rodney Hayden – 1pm / Dan McCoy – 5pm

 

Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Fri – Clifton Jansky – 6pm

Sat – Dan McCoy – 12:30pm / Dan McCoy – 6pm

Sun – Dan McCoy – Noon

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Tom Gillam & Kosmic Messenger – 6pm

Fri – Reverie Lane / Tanya Tucker – 7pm

Sat – Flat Top Jones – 1pm / Vincent Neil Emerson / Chris Knight – 8pm

Sun – Slim Bawb – 12:30pm / Garrett LeBeau Band – 5pm

Mon – Rodney Hayden Band – 6pm

Tue – Michael Fracasso, Betty Soo & Bonnie Whitmore – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Final Assembly/ Devil’s Dance / So What – Metallica Tribute – 8:30pm

 

Inferno’s Pizza (1198 Gruene Rd, 830-629-2077)

Sat – Matt Kersh – 6pm

Sun – Bob Gonzalez – 6pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Tonight – The Spazmatics – 4pm & 8pm

Fri – Peterson Brothers – 7pm

Sat – Open Mic – 12:30pm

Wed – Terry Cavanagh – 6pm

 

Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – Jonny Burke – 4pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Charlie Kelley – 4pm

Sat – Clayton Gardener – 1pm / Kem Watts – 5pm

Sun – Jesse Stratton Band – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Blank Floyd & Arley Blankenship – 7pm

Sat – Gerry Burns – 2:30pm / Ruben V – 7pm

Sun – The 230 Big Band – 2pm / Hayden Jones – 4pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton & Kenny Penny – 6pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Ethan Hanson – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Billy Kiesel – 9pm

Sat – Highway Hypnosis – 9pm

Sun – All Mixed Up – 3pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Jay Bleu – 8:30pm

Fri – Ben Kadlecek – 8:30pm

Sat – Mark Monaco & the Strayhearts – 9:30pm

Sun – Megan Ashley – 3pm / The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

Mon – Buddy Vargas – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Josh Holden – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Dallas Moore – 8pm

Fri – Shelley King – 6pm / Landon Bullard – 9pm

Sat – Candler Wilkinson Quartet – 9pm

Sun – Blues Jam w/ Ace – 4pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry & Tyler Cannon – 9pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Country & a Fiddle – 7pm

Fri – Tribute to Willie Nelson – 7pm

Sat – Austin Meade / Ian Moore – 7pm

Sun – Tyler McCollum – 1pm

 

Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Code 2 & the Extinguishers – 5:30pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Tomorrows Bad Seeds – 8pm

Fri – Scott H. Biram – 8pm

Sun – Joel Guzman – 5pm

 

Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Fri – Damon Curtis – 9pm

Sat – Zack Walther 90’s Night – 9pm

Sun – Nate Rodriguez – 2pm

 

Tobin Center (100 Auditorium, 210-223-8624)

Tue – The Piano Guys – 7:30pm

 

Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Amber Middleton & Bo – 7pm

Fri – The Brew – 8pm

Sun – Brent Michael Wood – 4pm

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Brett Cline – 6:30pm

Fri – BJ Thibodeaux – 8pm

Sat – Two Rivers Revival – 8:30pm

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Texas Rimshots – 8pm

Fri – Knotty Grove – 8pm

Sat – 3 Man Front – 9pm

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Music News – April 18, 2019

Hal Ketchum Retires

Hal Ketchum has been a fixture on the Texas music scene for several decades now so it was sad to hear the news today that he is retiring from touring due to the onset of Alzheimers. Born Hal Michael Ketchum in Greenwich, New York, he moved to Austin in 1981. He was playing music at an early age and while in Austin he discovered Gruene Hall. Hal’s first wife was a school counselor and they eventually settled here in New Braunfels. Hal worked as a handy man and did a lot of work at Gruene Hall. He often played solo sets at the historic hall before breaking into the Nashville scene with his second album, Past The Point of Rescue. Many hits followed and Hal toured the world building up a solid career. Complications from a form of Multiple Sclerosis caused him to slow things down and move back to Texas in 2008. He married his current wife Andrea and they settled in the hill country near Wimberley. Hal’s latest album, I’m A Troubadour, was released in 2014 and was produced by the late Jimmy LaFave. I remember Jimmy calling me one night to talk about the album. He was so proud of the new songs Hal had written and thought they were some of his best ever. I caught many of Hal’s concerts over the past several years and he always gave 100%. According to online reports he played his final live show in October at Gruene Hall, the place where his career started. It’s a fitting end to a fantastic career for an amazing singer songwriter. According to Andrea’s Facebook post informing his fans about his condition, Hal plans to take it easy and enjoy being with his family.

 

Melissa Etheridge & Boz Scaggs Coming to Gruene Hall

Speaking of Gruene Hall, they have two huge shows scheduled for next week starting Tuesday with the return of Melissa Etheridge. She played the hall last year to a sold-out crowd and almost immediately booked a return performance. Last week she released her 15th studio album, The Medicine Show, and it’s a strong collection of new songs. One thing you notice as soon as the title track starts is this album is a rocker. She earned that reputation back in 1989 when she was just starting out. I saw her at the 20,000 seat Summit Arena in Houston back in 1994 and it was one of the loudest rock shows I’ve ever seen. Her last album, 2016’s Memphis Rock & Soul, paid tribute to the R&B sounds that came out of Memphis back in the 60’s. The new CD puts Etheridge right back in the rock format of her early days. On Wednesday, blues man Boz Scaggs returns to Gruene Hall in what has now become an annual event. His latest album, Out of the Blues, was released in July of last year and is his 19th studio album. It’s the final release in a trilogy of albums that pay tribute to his favorite blues legends. Austin guitar slingers Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II provide the tasty guitar licks while bass legend Willie Meeks keeps things running on time. These two shows are sold-out so hopefully you already have your tickets. If not, buy both of these new albums and create your own concert at home.

 

New Bruce Springsteen Book Out Now

Though he’s not touring this year, Bruce Springsteen is still in the headlines thanks to a new book just published by Brian Hiatt. This high quality coffee table type book clocks in at 290 pages packed full of rare photos and stories spanning Bruce’s entire career beginning with his first album in 1973. Titled The Stories Behind The Songs, it’s the most comprehensive book ever written that dissects every song Bruce has ever written, which number in the hundreds. What’s interesting about the book is Brian had direct access to many key members of Springsteen’s closest collaborators, from producers, friends and members of the famous E Street Band. It’s essential reading for any Springsteen fan so get your copy today.

 

 

 

Maren Morris Brings World Tour to Town

If you happened to watch the Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas last Sunday, you probably noticed there were only three actual country performances on the show. Only George Strait, Reba McEntire and Chris Stapleton performed country songs, everything else was rap or pop music. One of the performers that night was Maren Morris, who was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year but lost to fellow Texan Kacey Musgraves. Born in Arlington, this Texas gal got her first guitar at 12 years old and fell in love with music. Her first independent album, Walk On, was released in 2005 and she followed with two more self-released albums over the next few years. Her major label debut, Hero, came out in 2016 and contained the hit single My Church. Leaning more to the pop format than country, Morris just released her latest hit album, Girl, and is in the middle of a massive world tour taking her all over the globe. She makes a Texas stop this Saturday at Whitewater Amphitheater with special guest Rae Lynn opening the show. Get your tickets now at Whitewaterrocks.com.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Shane Bartell – 6:30pm

Fri – Traveling Trees – 6:30pm

Sat – The Percolators – 6:30pm

 

Anhalt Hall (2390 Anhalt Rd, Spring Branch 830-438-2873)

Sat – Billy Mata & Texas Tradition – 8pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Fat Cactus – 8:30pm

Fri – Jim Byrom – 8:30pm

Sat – 3 Man Front – 9:30pm

Sun – Tony Taylor & Geoff Hill – 2pm / Tom Gillam – 5pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake –

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Anthony Wright – 9pm

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Sarah Sweeney – 6pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Sat – Cody Bryan Band – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Don Reilly – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – Lucas Taylor – 6pm

Fri – Chris Lancaster – 7pm

Sat – Highway Hypnosis – 7pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Wynn Williams / Josh Ward – 7pm

Sat – Blackbird Sing / Bri Bagwell – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Fri – Gary Glenn & 20X Band – 9pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Tonight – Ryan Waguspak – 5pm

Fri – Bret Graham – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 1pm / Dan McCoy – 5pm

Sun – Phil Luna – 1pm / Johnny McGowan – 5pm

 

Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Fri – Dan McCoy – 6pm

Sat – Dan McCoy – 12:30pm / Colton’s Kin – 6pm

Sun – Troy Stone – Noon

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Aaron Einhouse – 6pm

Fri – Austin Meade / Stoney LaRue – 8pm

Sat – Bo Phillips – 1pm / Joshua Ray Walker / Wade Bowen – 9pm

Sun – Beat Boot Revival – Noon / Miss Lavelle White – 3pm / Malford Milligan – 5:30pm

Mon – Grouchy Like Riley – 6pm

Tue – Melissa Etheridge – 7pm

Wed – Garrett LeBeau / Boz Scaggs – 7pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – RAGE – 8:30pm

Sat – Shaker Hymns / Statesboro Revue – 7pm

 

Inferno’s Pizza (1198 Gruene Rd, 830-629-2077)

Tonight – Mario Vera – 6:30pm

Fri – Code 2 – 6:30pm

Sat – Anthony Wright – 6:30pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – Pete & Sean Williams – 8pm

Sat – Open Mic – 12:30pm

Wed – The Oompahs – 6pm

 

Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – John Evans – 4pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Charlie Kelley – 4pm / Hot Texas Swing Band – 8pm

Sat – Kem Watts – 5pm / Vincent Neil Emerson/ Micky & the Motorcars – 8pm

Sun – Dan West – 5pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Marvin Bottera & Broken Glass – 6:30pm

Sat – Michael James Band – 7pm

Sun – Bluegrass Sunday w/ Gerry Burns – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 6pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Ryan Quiet – 5:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / Soul Sessions – 8:30pm

Sat – Natalie Rose Band – 9pm

Sun – Shawn Hart – 3pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic Night w/ Billy Roy – 8pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Brent Michael Wood – 8:30pm

Fri – Court Nance – 8:30pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9:30pm

Sun – Jess Lee – 3pm / Anthony Wright – 8:30pm

Mon – Tony Taylor – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Paul Eldridge – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Jackie Darlene – 8pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 6pm / Pat Byrne – 9pm

Sat – One Ton Country – 9pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Matt & Sylvia Kirk – 7pm

Fri – Carson McHone / Greyhounds – 6pm

Sat – Tribute to Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty – 7pm

 

Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Logun Timberlake – 5:30pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Zepparella – All Female Tribute to Led Zeppelin – 7pm

Fri – Monte Montgomery – 8pm

Sat – Elijah Zane – 8pm

 

Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Sat – Larry Dial – 2pm

 

Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Larry Dial – 7pm

Wed – Kinky Wires – 7pm

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Rich Bermea – 6pm

Fri – Bobby Schmueckle & Friends – 8pm

Sat – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Rick Reyna Band – 8pm

Fri – The Craze – 8pm

Sat – Kim Meeks & Her Bad Habits – 9pm

Whitewater Amphitheater (11860 FM 306, 830-964-3800)

Sat – Rae Lynn / Maren Morris – 8pm

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Music News – April 11, 2019

Willie Nelson Returns To Whitewater

Whitewater Amphitheater kicks off their 2019 season this weekend with the iconic Willie Nelson. He’s been playing at the outdoor venue every April for several years now so it’s become an annual tradition. He will be there for two nights, Friday and Saturday, and newcomer Tyler Childers will open both nights. Nelson continues to tour and record at a pace for greater than most acts half his age. On July 4th he will once again headline his annual picnic, a trend started back in the early 70’s. Guests at this years picnic include Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver and Johnny Bush, just to name a few. As with anything Willie does, you never know who will show up unannounced to join in the fun. Tickets to all of his concerts can be purchased from WillieNelson.com.

 

Americana Jam Announces Lineup for 2019

The 23rd Annual Americana Jam will take place on Sunday May 19 at Gruene Hall. Last Friday afternoon they announced this year’s lineup and as always, it’s the cream of the Americana music crop. Scheduled to appear are Robert Earl Keen, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram, Cody Canada, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Darrell Scott, Jamie Lin Wilson, Willy & Cody Braun, Seth James, Walt Wilkins, Drew Kennedy, Josh Grider and John Baumann plus more to be announced later. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will benefit The Crisis Center of Comal County and Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at GrueneHall.com.

 

Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines Are a Perfect Music Match

When Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines joined forces years ago, it was a match made in heaven. Hendrix was a respected singer songwriter known for her independent do it yourself approach to her music. Lloyd Maines was one of the best musicians and producers in Texas. Put these two on-stage together and it’s pure magic. This week, in addition to being in the studio recording new music, Terri and Lloyd will make their debut performance at the Brauntex Theatre. Calling from the studio, Terri brought me up to date on all her recent projects. “We are recording a lot of new music,” explained Hendrix, “I can’t wait to play some of these songs live. Some of these new songs are hard to play and are more complex.” Terri also retold the story of how she and Lloyd joined forces. “It was around 1997 and I was starting to work on the Willory Farm album and a friend suggested I contact Lloyd about possibly producing it. So I sent him a tape of some songs and we met and discussed the album. From there, things happened very organically. We recorded the album, we started playing some shows together and everything evolved from that.” They make a great team, preferring to do everything themselves, from booking the shows, writing and recording the songs and handling the publishing duties plus the hundreds of other tasks it takes to maintain a career in the music business. Terri also started OYOU, which stands for Own Your Own Universe, a 501c3 non-profit that helps make the arts accessible to everyone. Come to her show on Friday to hear all your favorite tunes plus some new songs she’s been writing lately. Tickets are available now at Brauntex.org or at 830-627-0808.

 

Downtown Groove Fest This Sunday

Three of the best bands in town will join forces this Sunday on the stage at the Phoenix Saloon for a special Downtown Groove Fest. The all-day event will feature 3 Man Front, Knotty Grove and Soul Sessions playing a variety of sets throughout the day. Things kick off at 2pm with 3 Man Front then Knotty Grove at 2:40pm followed by Soul Sessions at 3:20pm. As many of you know, Soul Sessions often use different singers and on Sunday you can hear Ange K, Curtis Lee and Robert Carter. After Soul Sessions complete their set, the lineup starts over again with another set by each band. This gives their fans a chance to see all three bands at different times regardless of what your schedule is on Sunday. There is a planned grand finale at the end of the day so be sure you are there for that. Tickets are just $6 in advance and $12 on Sunday. To purchase tickets, go to ThePhoenixSaloon.com and click on the event on the calendar page.

 

Top 5 Female Singers Coming to San Antonio

Five of the biggest female singers in America are coming to San Antonio for concerts at the AT&T Center. Starting May 6, country superstar Carrie Underwood will take the stage to prove why she’s the most successful American Idol winner of all time. Ariana Grande will be bringing her Sweetener World Tour to San Antonio on May 17. When Jennifer Lopez plays the AT&T Center on June 21 for her It’s My Party Tour, maybe she will bring new boyfriend Alex Rodriguez with her. Cher actually embarked on a retirement tour a few years ago, so when she plays the Alamo City on December 17 it will be called the Here We Go Again Tour. She will have Nile Rogers and Chic as her special guests. Last but not least, Celine Dion has halted her Las Vegas residency for a while to go on tour, bringing her Courage World Tour to San Antonio on January 30, 2020. Tickets to all of these concerts are on-sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – JJ Garrett Band – 6:30pm

Sat – Don Reilly – 6:30pm

 

Anhalt Hall (2390 Anhalt Rd, Spring Branch 830-438-2873)

Sat – Ca Va Bien / Troy Le Jeune Cajun Revue/ Don Fontenot – 11am

 

Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Fri – Morat – 7:30pm

Sat – Bidi Bidi – Selena Tribute – 7pm

Wed – Whitesnake – 7pm

 

Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

Fri – Pop Gun – 8:30pm

Sat – Roadside Libby – 9:30pm

Sun – Tom Gillam – 5pm

 

Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry – 9pm

 

Brauntex Theatre (290 W. San Antonio, 830-627-0808)

Tonight – Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss – 7:30pm

Fri – Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines – 7:30pm

 

Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Reed & Lava – 6pm

Sat – Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes – 6pm

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Fri – Wyatt Weaver Band – 8pm

Sat – Jake Ward – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Monte Good – 9:30am

 

Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – Lucas Taylor – 6pm

Fri – Nate Guthrie – 7pm

Sat – Matt Kirk Band – 7pm

 

Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Nick Lawrence – 7pm

Sat – Kody West / Cody Canada & Departed / Koe Wetzel – 7pm

 

Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Tonight – Jason Boland – 7pm

Fri – Cooper Wade – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – Colton’s Kin – 5pm

Sat – Robert Irwin – 1pm / Colton’s Kin – 5pm

Sun – John Arthur Martinez – 1pm

 

Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Sat – Clifton Jansky – 6pm

Sun – Colton’s Kin – Noon

 

Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Reed Brothers – 6pm

Fri – Ben Danaher / Aaron Lewis – 7pm

Sat – Jeff Plankenhorn – 1pm / Clay Hollis / Kyle Park – 8pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / Bill Kirchen – 5pm

Mon – Rod Picott & Brock Zeman – 6pm

Tue – Nick Garcia & Adam Johnson – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm

 

Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Cactus Flats – 7:30pm

Sat – Slim Bawb & Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 3pm

 

Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – The Craze – 8pm

Sat – Open Mic – 12:30pm

Wed – Off The Grid Polka Band – 6pm

 

Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Bo Porter – 5pm

Fri – Ryan Bingham’s Western Music Festival – 6pm

Sat – Ryan Bingham’s Western Music Festival – 1pm

Sun – Fort Defiance – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm

 

Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Silver & Gold – 7pm

Sat – John Inmon & Friends – 7pm

Sun – Bob Rose Duo – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm

 

NB House Concerts (250 Timber Wild, 210-617-3765)

Sun – Moors & McCumber – 4:30pm

 

Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Ethan Hanson – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Jorge Gallegos – 9pm

Sat – Caleb & Homegrown Tomatoes – 9pm

Sun – 3 Man Front / Soul Sessions / Knotty Grove – 2pm / Lucas Taylor – 8:30pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Jay Bleu – 8:30pm

Fri – Scott Wiggins – 8:30pm

Sat – Natalie Rose – 9:30pm

Sun – Tony Taylor – 3pm / Brent Michael Wood – 7pm

Mon – Myles Smith – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Cody Coggins – 8:30pm

 

Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Joel Hofmann & Mark Stuart – 7pm

Fri – Mark Jungers – 6pm / Scott H. Biram – 9pm

Sat – Beth Lee & the Breakups – 9pm

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick – 9pm

 

River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Slim Bawb & Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 5pm

Sat – SA Woman – Tribute to the Doors – 7pm

Sun – Songwriter Showcase w/ Tyler McCollum – 2pm

 

Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Pete Williams – 5:30pm

 

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Marfa Lights / Eddie Heinzelman – 7pm

Fri – Radney Foster & Darden Smith – 7pm

Sat – Jimmy Spacek / Albert Cummings – 7pm

Sun – Chris Duarte Blues Fest – 1pm

 

Tobin Center (100 Auditorium, 210-223-8624)

Sun – Indigo Girls – 7:30pm

Tue – Joan Baez – 7:30pm

 

Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – BJ Thibodeaux – 7pm

Fri – Bill Ayers – 7pm

Sun – Bo Brumble & Garrett Man – 4pm

Wed – Fast Movin Trio – 7pm

 

Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Gregory Grant – 7pm

Fri – Pete & Sean Williams – 8pm

Sat – Beau Daniels Band – 8:30pm

 

Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes – 8pm

Sat – LC Rocks – 9:30pm

Whitewater Amphitheater (11860 FM 306, 830-964-3800)

Fri – Tyler Childers / Willie Nelson & Family – 8:30pm

Sat – Tyler Childers / Willie Nelson & Family – 8:30pm

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