Music News – Oct. 11, 2018

Branford Marsalis is widely known as the most respected living US jazz instrumentalist. His awards and accolades are so numerous, I could devote thousands of words just listing them all. His current world tour will take him to several countries over the course of five months. The tour started on Wednesday in Nacogdoches, tonight he’s in Dallas and Friday night he will be in our town at the Brauntex Theatre. His jazz quartet will easily be the most gifted and talented musicians to ever set foot on the Brauntex stage. Born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana in 1960 into a musical family, Branford has three brothers, Jason, Delfeayo and Wynton. He’s a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has been performing professionally since he was just a child. He’s played and recorded with such legends Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews, The Grateful Dead, and pal Harry Connick Jr. In 1985 he tour with Sting and joined up with Phil Collins at the massive Live Aid concert. From 1992 to ’95 he was the leader of the Tonight Show Band with Jay Leno. When it came time to plan his current tour, Marsalis wanted to do a few intimate shows mixed in with the huge venues he normally plays in. The historic Brauntex Theatre was selected to host one of only three of these intimate shows. As part of the Jazz It Up Downtown Festival, a weekend packed full of jazz music, Branford’s show will be one not to miss. Krause’s Café and Huisache Grill are also hosting jazz bands this weekend. Get your Branford tickets at Brauntex.org or call 830-627-0808.

 

Believing For Bryleigh Benefit

On Sunday, be sure to attend the 6th Annual Believing For Bryleigh Benefit Concert at River Road Icehouse from 1 to 7pm. General admission tickets are just $35 and kids 12 and under get in free. As in the past, several local musicians are scheduled to appear including Poor J. Brown, Sylvia Kirk Band, Zack Walther, Matt Briggs, Seth James, Jessica Murray and Fast Movin Trio. Born on November 1, 2010, Bryleigh Shullanberger was diagnosed with Metachromatic Luekodystrophy or MLD at the tender age of two. Inspired by her strength and will to survive, her parents Kaprice and Corbin, started the Believing for Bryleigh Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes awareness and research for MLD. They also provide financial support to families across America that are dealing with a child suffering from MLD. For tickets and more info on this organization, see their website at Believe4b.org.

 

Stephanie Quayle

Upcoming country artist Stephanie Quayle is making a name for herself on the national and is currently on tour to promote her debut album, Love The Way You See Me, released by Rebel Engine Entertainment. Born in 1982 in Bozeman, Montana, she began playing the piano at 4 and by 15 she had a guitar. A year later she joined a band and began her music career. Named to Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2017, Stephanie’s album is a must have for all fans of today’s country music. Catchy tunes like “Winnebago” and “Drinking With Dolly” will keep you singing along even after the music stops. Make plans now to catch her live show opening for Shotgun Rider at Conway’s Dancehall tomorrow night at 9pm. Tickets can be purchased at Conwaysnb.com.

 

Paul Thorn

One of my favorite singer songwriters is Paul Thorn. If you aren’t familiar with him or his music, do yourself a favor and seek his music out soon. I first heard his music on KNBT, a cool tune called I Don’t Like Half The Folks I Love. I strongly urge you to find this song online and listen to the lyrics. I think I’m safe to say it describes many of our relationships with our families. One night in Fredericksburg I requested that he play the song during his set. He smiled and said “It’s about your family too, right?” Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, a town that gave us Elvis, Paul wears his southern roots with pride. He’s had an exciting life thus far, from jumping out of airplanes, working for years in a furniture factory, boxed Roberto Duran on national television and shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Mark Knopfler and John Prine, just to name a few. He’s currently on tour to promote his most ambitious album to date, Don’t Let The Devil Ride, which features guest vocals by Blind Boys of Alabama, the McCrary Sisters, Preservation Hall Horns and Bonnie Bishop. In fact, Bonnie will open his show on Friday night at River Road Icehouse. Get your tickets now at RiverRoadIceHouse.com.

 

Moe Bandy

Last but certainly not least, if you are near Riley’s Tavern on Friday night, check out traditional country legend Moe Bandy. This is Texas honky-tonk music at it’s purest form. Though he currently lives in Branson, we won’t hold that against him. His recent autobiography is a must read for country music fans. Bandy has had an amazing career with hundreds of hilarious stories on how he accomplished it. Check out RileysTavern.com for tickets to this show and info on all the others on their schedule.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – Shane Bartell – 6:30pm

Sat – JJ Garrett Band – 6:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Highly Suspect – 7pm

Fri – Lecrae & Andy Mineo – 6:30pm

 

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

Sat – Giovannie & the Hired Guns – 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 – Yesenia McNett Tribute to Linda Ronstadt – 7:30pm

Fri – An Evening With Branford Marsalis – 7:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Mike Ryan – 8pm

Fri – Superfoot / The Beaumonts / Peace Pipe Prophets – 8pm

Sat – The Lawless / Law By The Gun – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Stephanie Quayle / Shotgun Rider – 9pm

 

Eagles Dance Hall (257 E. South St., 830-660-0437)

Sun – Goodtime Polka Club w/ Cloverleaf Orchestra – 3pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Tony Taylor – 9:30am

 

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

Fri – Cheap Guilt – 7pm

Sat – Highway Hypnosis – 7pm

 

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

Fri – James Steinle / Mike & the Moonpies – 7pm

Sat – Copper Chief / Red Shahan – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Larry Joe Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

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

Fri – Johnny & The Blalocks – 5pm

Sat – Bret Graham – 2pm

Sun – Joey McGee & Tim Elliott – 1pm

 

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

Tonight – Michael O’Connor & Friends – 6pm

Fri – Wynn Williams / Bri Bagwell – 7pm

Sat – Whitey Johnson & Friends – 12:45pm / Scotty Alexander / Kyle Park – 8pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / Paul Oscher Band – 5:30pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Dallas Moore & Bo Porter – 6pm

Wed – The Powell Brothers – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Buffalo Ruckus – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Grady Keen Band – 6pm

Sat – Ethan Hanson – 6pm

Sun – Lee Winwright – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Soul Sessions – 8pm

Sat – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Sun – Dirty River Dixie Band – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Bo Porter – 6pm

Fri – Jake Ward / Parker McCollum – 8pm

Sat – Bo Porter – 5pm

Sun – Kathy Bauer & Michael Broussard – 5pm

 

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

Fri – Michael James Band – 6pm

Sat – Susan G. Komen Foundation Benefit – Noon

Sun – Bob Rose – 3pm

 

Old River City Café (2771 FM 725, 830-620-1900)

Wed – Monte Good – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Ethan Hansen – 5:30pm / Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 6pm / Brian Christopher & the Wild Oats – 9pm

Sat – Knotty Grove – 9pm

Sun – Code 2 Band – 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 – Slim Bawb – 8:30pm

Fri – The Strayhearts – 8:30pm

Sat – Clever Name Band – 9:30pm

Sun – Art Haus Music – 8:30pm

Mon – JJ Villareal – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Mark Monaco – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – JJ Garrett – 8pm

Fri – Mark Jungers / Moe Bandy – 6pm

Sat – The Prussian Pompadours – 9pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Tue – Juliet McConkey – 8pm

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick – 9pm

 

River House Snack Bar (1706 Hunter Rd. 830-627-3285)

Fri – Fat Cactus – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Bonnie Bishop / Paul Thorn – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Zack Walther & Matt Briggs – 5:30pm

 

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

Fri – Lawrence – 8pm

Sat – Paul Loren – 9:30pm

Sun – Stefan Prigmore – 4pm

 

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

Tonight – Whitey Johnson – 7:30pm

Fri – Los #3 Dinners – 8pm

Sat – Lance Lopez – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Slim Bawb – 9pm

Sat – Back Water Blvd – 9pm

Sun – 3 Piece & a Biscuit – 8pm

 

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

Sun – Aida Cuevas – 7:30pm

 

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

Fri – Zack Carney – 8pm

Sat – Call For Band Info – 8pm

Sun – Soul Sessions – 4pm

Wed – Fast Movin Trio – 7pm

 

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

Fri – The Vagabonds – 8pm

Sat – Two Rivers Trio – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – County Line Band – 8pm

Fri – The Craze – 8pm

Sat – Call For Band Info – 9pm

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Alex Meixner – NB Magazine Feature Story

“The first time I played Wurstfest, I was suffering from a bad case of food poisoning,” recalls Alex Meixner, remembering the night 20 years ago. “It wasn’t from anything I ate at the festival, it came from something I ate when we passed through Arkansas.” Fortunately that’s the only bad memory he has from his early years of playing our local festival, but the road to New Braunfels was a long one with many detours along the way.

Alex grew up in a musical household in his home town of Allentown, Pennsylvania. His father Al was a touring musician that fronted a polka band. Alex started out on drums, then mastered bass guitar and trumpet before setting his sights on the accordion. Though his dad was an accordion player, it was Alex’s mother that taught him how to play. She never performed publicly, but she was an excellent teacher. When he was in the 6th grade, they moved to Orlando, Florida where his father got a job as a musician at Disneyworld. The move south gave Alex the opportunity to meet, play and record with many incredible musicians.

Soon Alex was playing drums at a restaurant with his father a few nights a week. Though he didn’t know it at the time, there was already a Texas connection in the works. The regular band at the Bavarian SchnitzelHaus was the Sauerkrauts, who were based out of Orlando but eventually relocated to Fiesta Texas in San Antonio and become regular performers at Wurstfest. By the time he entered high school he was playing full time in his dad’s band, handling drums, bass, keyboards, button accordion and trumpet as needed. The Al Meixner Trio toured America in a van, playing festivals, dancehalls and biergartens everywhere.

Due to some health issues, Al had left Disneyworld in 1995 and had moved the family back to Allentown. They focused on their band and by 1999 they were playing all over the USA. “I had emailed Suzanne at Wurstfest,” recalls Alex, “but hadn’t heard back from her. We were playing at the Lawrence Welk Theatre in Branson and Myron Floren, accordionist for Welk, was there. He had started coming to Wurstfest back in 1968. Some folks from Wurstfest were there to see Myron and stopped by our merchandise table after our set. They asked me if I’d ever heard of Wurstfest and wanted to know if we’d like to play there. I told them about my email to Suzanne and that we would love to play there. They told me they’d be right back and when they returned, they said ‘Alex, meet Suzanne.’ It was great to put a face to the name and we had a very nice conversation. We were invited to play Wurstfest that year.”

They drove from Allentown to New Braunfels and made a pit stop in Arkansas for gas and food. “I had never been to Texas,” says Alex, “so New Braunfels introduced me and my family to Texas. We started out in the little tent and I think we played 5 days that first year. Something I ate at our Arkansas stop gave me food poisoning so on our first night I was miserable. The people were so amazing and nice, that’s what got me through the night. We met so many people and have become friends with many of them. I hate to mention any names because I’m afraid I’ll leave someone out.”

After their first year at Wurstfest, they were invited back and now, twenty years later, Alex can look back at all the memories he’s made. “From that first year, the fans were so nice and so were the other musicians. Wurstfest books a lot of acts so you have the chance to play with a wide variety of musicians. We eventually moved to the big tent and not long after that my dad retired. I remember how hard it was for the Opa’s to convince us to move to the big tent. So we took the energy with us when we moved. After 20 years I still love playing Wurstfest, there’s just electricity in the air when you step out onstage.”

Alex is following in the footsteps of three generations of musicians. His great grandfather came here from Austria and his music was obviously very traditional. His grandfather was influenced by big band music in addition to the traditional songs he learned from his father. Alex’s dad also played traditional polkas but scaled his band down to a trio which spotlighted each musician’s virtuosity. Alex is blessed with having a massive repertoire of songs committed to memory. He’s probably the only polka star that can play a medley of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train,’ The Monkees ‘Last Train To Clarksville’ and Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’ and not lose his audience, regardless of their age.

In addition to Wurstfest, Alex plays an annual Fat Tuesday concert at the Brauntex Theatre and has recently added a 3-day Maifest at Krause’s Café to his schedule. Each of these shows allows him to do different things, which he enjoys because it keeps his music fresh and exciting. He’s also the star of some hilarious Hormel Pepperoni TV commercials and is on the soundtrack of the Polka King movie starring Jack Black. When Black made the rounds on TV talk shows to promote the film, Alex was in his live band. In a cool spur of the moment gesture, Black helped Alex propose to his fiancé Paula Adams. By marrying a Texas girl, his ties to the Lone Star State are getting stronger. He also has a close relationship with Faust Brewing Company. They brew his craft beer, the Alex Meixner Polka Pilsner. If you are in New Braunfels and need a room, you can stay in the Alex Meixner suite at the Faust Hotel. The custom room is decked out in Meixner memorabilia that includes his first button accordion.

“Polka music is fun to play,” says Alex, summing up our two hour interview. “That’s the goal with my shows. Everybody has a reason to be divisive or upset about something. At my shows we can all have fun. We can put aside any differences, just relax and have fun together. That’s something I’ve always treasured about playing in New Braunfels, it’s the personal relationships you form with the people here.” Like the title of his 2014 album, Happiness is a Choice, spend any time around Alex Meixner and you realize that he chooses happy.

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Music News – Oct. 4, 2018

The big news this week is obviously the Gruene Music & Wine Fest, a 4-day event that benefits the United Way of Comal County. Entering its 32nd year, the festival is the biggest fundraising event that’s held at Gruene Hall each year. Things start tonight with Michael Martin Murphey and his CD release party for his latest CD, Austinology. Sarah Pierce will open the show at 8pm. At 5pm tonight, Mike & the Moonpies will kick of the festival with a special show. Friday night brings Texas boy Aaron Watson for an early Meet & Greet and catered dinner from the Gristmill. Aaron will do a full band show at 9pm. Saturday will feature bands on the Grapevine stage as well as at the hall. Dirty River Boys, Beat Root Revival and the Sophia Johnson Band will handle the outdoor stage starting at noon while Sarah Pierce plays inside the hall at 1pm. On Saturday night, Brian Pounds will open for our local guy Hal Ketchum. Sunday features a full day of music with Aaron Stephens, Jesse Dayton and Guy Forsyth playing the Grapevine stage starting at 1pm. Inside the hall, also at 1pm, you have Parker McCollum, Jason Boland, Micky & the Motorcars, Max Stalling, Dalton Domino, Jamie Lin Wilson and Bart Crow. There’s a lot more going on than what I’ve listed here, so for all the times and ticket info, check out the official website at GrueneMusicandWineFest.org.

 

Phoenix Saloon

If you have plans to be downtown over the next few days, take a look at the lineup at the Phoenix Saloon. Tonight at 7:30pm continues the Shawn Hart residency with his Modern Day Jesters show in the basement. If you haven’t attended one of these songwriter nights, I highly recommend you do so soon. Shawn welcomes two guests each week for stories and songs and some other cool things, like a Q & A session and door prizes. Soul Sessions take the Phoenix Saloon stage on Friday night with special guest singer Mustard. This band specializes in soul, jazz, R&B and blues. If you haven’t had a chance to catch one of their super exciting live shows, you really need to fix that problem soon. It’s a free show, which means there’s more money for food and drinks. Back in 2011, Rodney Hayden recorded a live solo album at the Phoenix. I think it was the first live show ever recorded at the Phoenix for a CD release. Well, after all these years, Rodney is returning to the Phoenix on Saturday night with his full band, which will be another first for him. Best of all, it’s also a free show and music starts about 9pm. See ThePhoenixSaloon.com for a full list of all shows coming to the historic saloon.

 

Sammy Hagar

After 40 years in the music business fronting bands Montrose, Van Halen and The Circle, plus enjoying a successful solo career, rocker Sammy Hagar is preparing to release his final album. Titled Space Between, it will feature his band The Circle, which consists of Michael Anthony on bass, Vic Johnson on guitar and Jason Bonham on drums. In a press release to discuss the new CD, Hagar explained the reason for one more album. “People don’t listen to albums anymore, they stream songs over the ‘Net,” he explained. “So why go to all the trouble and expense to put out an album that no one will buy? On this album, I visit a lot of topics, like greed. Money isn’t the root of all evil, greed is. Money can do many great things, but when its used for greedy purposes, that’s where the problems start. I’d love to win a Grammy Award for the new album, it’s on my bucket list.” Hagar still plays a few shows a year including a multiple night run at his Cabo Wabo Cantina that he owns in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. He always schedules the shows around his October 13 birthday and they normally have to play multiple nights to satisfy the thousands of fans that flock to southern Mexico for the party. So he’s not retiring from live shows like Paul Simon, Bob Seger, KISS and Elton John are, he just won’t be releasing anymore CD’s. See RedRocker.com to keep up with everything Sammy is up to.

 

 

Yesenia McNett

Next Thursday night, October 11, at the Brauntex Theatre, local singer Yesenia McNett will perform a tribute to Linda Ronstadt for a special New Braunfels Public Library Foundation benefit concert. The Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps secure private funding to meet the library’s needs for program development and improvement of services. The show next week will help bring attention to plans for another public library to be built in our city. As our population continues to grow, there will be a need for a second library to be built. Info about their plans will be available in the lobby on the night of the show. Doors open at 6:30pm, the show will start at 7:30pm and tickets are available online at Brauntex.org or by phone at 830-627-0808.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Tonight – Dan White – 6:30pm

Fri – Traveling Trees – 6:30pm

Sat – Little Duo – 6:30pm

 

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

Tonight – The Breeders – 7pm

Fri – Just Loud / Jukebox The Ghost / Dirty Heads – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Dave Fenley – 8pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

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

Tonight – Charlie Shafter / Flatland Cavalry – 8pm

Fri – Wynn Williams / Drew Fish Band – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Michael Alanis – 9:30am

 

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

Tonight – Leigh Guest – 6:30pm

Fri – Tyler Stuckey – 7pm

Sat – Matt Kirk – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Drew Moreland – 7pm

Sat – Jake Worthington – 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)

Tonight – Gruene Music & Wine Fest – 5:30pm

Sat – Gruene Music & Wine Fest – Noon

Sun – Gruene Music & Wine Fest – 1pm

 

Gruene Grove (1263 Gruene Rd)

Tonight – Sonny Wolf – 8pm

Fri – John Evans Band – 8pm

Sat – Nick Hirsch – 8pm

Sun – Jr Nash – 1pm / The Homebodies – 4pm

 

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

Tonight – Sarah Pierce / Michael Martin Murphey – 7pm

Fri – Aaron Watson – 5:30pm & 9pm

Sat – Sarah Pierce – 1pm / Brian Pounds/ Hal Ketchum – 8pm

Sun – Gruene Music & Wine Fest – Noon

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Austin Meade & Judson Cole – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm

 

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

Fri – The Lawless / Powell Brothers – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Strange Bacon – 8pm

Sat – Isaak Wolfshohl – 2:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Bo Porter – 5pm

Fri – L&M Combo – 4pm / Wagon Aces – 8pm

Sat – Drew Moreland – 1pm

Sun – Walt Wilkins & Drew Kennedy – 1pm

 

McQueeney Hall  (9242 FM 725, McQueeney  830-708-8557)

Sat – County Line Band – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Broken Glass – 7pm

Sun – Wimberley Way – 3pm

 

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

Tonight – Ethan Hanson – 5pm / Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 6pm / Soul Sessions w/ Mustard – 9pm

Sat – Rodney Hayden & Band – 9pm

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

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Tue – Open Mic Night – 9pm

 

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

Tonight – Eric Middleton – 8pm

Fri – Big John Mills – 9pm

Sat – Teddy Long Band / Mike & the Moonpies – 9pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Tue – Troy Stone Band – 8pm

Wed – Nate Guthrie – 8pm

 

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

Sat – Dead Eye – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Chris Colston / Casey Donahew – 7pm

Fri – Quaker City Nighthawks – 9:30pm

Sat – Chris Lopez – 12:30pm / The Sheepdogs – 9:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Marcy Grace / Jamie Lin Wilson – 7pm

Fri – Josh Weathers – 7pm

Sat – The Georges – 7pm

Wed – Jade Marie Patek / Steven James & the Jaded – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Fab Four – Beatles Tribute – 7:30pm

Tue – David Byrne – 7:30pm

 

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

Fri – Kinky Wires – 8pm

Sat – Broken Duckfeet – 8pm

Wed – Fast Movin Trio – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Brett Cline Jazz Quartet – 8pm

Sat – Beau Daniels Band – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Emmerson Biggins – 8pm

Sat – Kim Meeks & Her Bad Habits – 9pm

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Music News – Sept. 27, 2018

Though jazz music isn’t as common in our part of Texas as Americana might be, there’s still a healthy appreciation for the format. Several local high schools and universities have jazz groups in their band programs. There are several area venues like Krause’s Café and Vino En Verde that regularly book jazz nights. Thanks to a new Jazz It Up in Downtown New Braunfels weekend event, jazz music will be getting some much needed publicity. Krause’s Café, Huisache Grill and the Brauntex Theatre will have jazz music booked over a three day period starting Friday, October 12. Krause’s Café will host Soul Sessions on Friday, October 12, Aaron Stephens on Saturday, October 13 and Dirty River Dixie Band on Sunday, October 14. Huisache Grill will be posting their schedule soon. The big treat is on Friday night at the Brauntex Theatre with featured act Branford Marsalis. Grammy Award winner Marsalis is one of the most respected artists in music and easily one of the biggest name acts to ever appear on the Brauntex Theatre stage. His current jazz tour is only making three stops in Texas, so it’s big news that New Braunfels scored one of his shows. Normally playing large theaters and festivals, the Brauntex will be one of only three intimate small venue shows on his tour. I’ll cover more of Branford’s amazing career in a few weeks, but if you are a jazz fan, this is the weekend for you.

 

Trombone Shorty is another artist that dabbles in jazz, but also includes Cajun, blues, soul and zydeco in his stage shows. This New Orleans artist has earned a solid reputation as one of the best live acts in America and his annual shows at Gruene Hall are legendary. Often taking the stage with as many as nine other musicians, he brings a powerhouse show to every venue he plays. I have friends that have seen hundreds of shows at Gruene Hall and they claim Trombone Shorty is at the top of the list for their favorite concerts at the historic dancehall. This amazing horn player has two shows on tap, starting tonight. Local singer songwriter Aaron Stephens will open both shows. Friday’s show is sold-out but a few tickets were still available for tonight’s show.

 

Last week I talked about Elton John starting his three year retirement tour and just a few days ago the rock band KISS announced their final tour. This should come as no surprise since they have retired over a dozen times in the past 25 years. I hate to admit it, but I’ve purchased tickets to three different Final Tours they did, each time claiming this was really their last tour. So, I’ll believe it when I see it, but according to the latest press release this time it’s for real. It reminds me of the six Sharknado movies. At press time, no confirmed dates were announced for the KISS tour. Ironically, Detroit rocker Bob Seger announced his final tour just last week as well. Back in 2016 he planned a major US tour that was rumored to be his last, then he had to postpone it to undergo back surgery. Once he recovered and announced his make-up dates, the tour had a new name. His 2018-19 trek is now officially titled Travelin’ Man, the Final Tour and will begin on November 21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and end on May 2, 2019 in the Woodlands, just north of Houston. That’s a cool bit of news, playing the final show of his career in Texas rather than his home state of Michigan.

 

There’s two sad bits of music news to share this week. First, Oma’s Secret Garden announced on their Facebook page that they are closing down indefinitely. Awhile back they lost their lease at the old location in Gruene and had to move down the hill to a new site by the river. Unfortunately they just weren’t able to attract enough business at the new location and the Grapes of Wrath show last Sunday was their final one. Second, Charlie Robison announced on Monday that due to complications from a recent throat surgery, he is retiring from live performances. I’m sure he will continue to write songs, he just won’t be able to perform them on stage. Charlie was a regular performer in our area for over 25 years and his legion of fans will surely miss his live concerts.

Last but not least, there’s plenty of music happing this week, starting tonight at Krause’s Café with Rumor Town. The Perculators will be at Inferno’s Pizza on Friday night and Tom Gillam will have his band Kosmic Messenger down the street at Tavern on the Gruene. On Saturday night, Knotty Grove is at the Watering Hole Saloon and Jason Kane & the Jive are at the Phoenix Saloon. The must see show on Sunday will be the Groobees reunion at Gruene Hall. They start at 5pm and will have Adam Carroll, Cary Swinney and Mike McClure as special guests. Singer songwriter Susan Gibson got her start in the Groobees and wrote her hit song Wide Open Spaces while she was a member.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Tonight – Josh Holden – 6:30pm

Fri – Shane Bartell – 6:30pm

Sat – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

 

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

Wed – Atlas Genius / Mat Kearney – 6:30pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – The New Offenders – 8pm

Sat – The Mismatch – 8:30pm

Sun – Rusty Martin – 6pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Read & Lava – 7pm

Sat – Kim & Her Bad Habits – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Chris Colston / Sean Berry / Read Southall – 8pm

Fri – The Madison’s / Jesse Stratton – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

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

Fri – T. Graham Brown – 9pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Colton’s Kin – 9:30am

 

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

Tonight – Ian Lee – 6pm

Fri – Jacob Bernstein – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Josh Abbott Band – 7pm

Fri – Garrett Simon Band / Austin Meade – 7pm

Sat – Vincent Neil Emerson/ Micky & Motorcars / Turnpike Troubadours – 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 – Adam Johnson – 5pm

Sat – Bo Porter – 2pm

Sun – Bob Appel – 1pm

 

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

Tonight – Aaron Stephens / Trombone Shorty – 7pm

Fri – Aaron Stephens / Trombone Shorty – 7pm

Sat – Flatop Jones – 1pm / Beat Boot Revival / The Subdudes – 8pm

Sun – Slim Bawb – Noon / The Groobies Reunion Show – 5pm

Mon – Rusty Martin – 6pm

Tue – Mark Stuart, Chris Wall, Cody Braun – 6pm

Wed – Mark Jungers Band – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Randall King Band – 8pm

Sat – Logun Timberlake & 65 At Night – 8pm

 

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

Fri – The Perculators – 6pm

Sat – Code 2 – 6pm

Sun – Ethan Hanson – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Rumor Town – 8pm

 

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

Tonight – Bo Porter – 5pm

Fri – Almost Patsy Cline Band – 8pm

Sat – Peter Tory – 5pm / Brent Ryan Band – 8pm

Sun – Thomas M. Riley – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm

 

McQueeney Hall  (9242 FM 725, McQueeney  830-708-8557)

Sat – Vernon Doege & Friends – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Bill Middleton Band – 6pm

Sat – Grateful Dead Tribute w/ Gerry Burns – 2pm / Don Reilly – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Weeping Willows – 5pm / Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / RAGE – 9pm

Sat – Jason Kane & the Jive – 9pm

Sun – All Mixed Up – 3:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Brent Michael Wood – 8:30pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 8:30pm

Sat – JJ Garrett Band – 9:30pm

Sun – Hector Alvardo – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 9pm

 

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

Tonight – Logun Timberlake – 8pm

Fri – Roy Heinrich & The Pickups – 6pm / Candler Wilkinson – 9pm

Sat – Dr. G & the Mudcats – 9pm

Sun – Blues Jam – 4pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry – 9pm

 

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

Fri – Natalie Rose / Cameron Nelson – 6pm

Sat – Jake Worthington – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Landon Bullard – 8:30pm

Fri – The Mammoths – 9:30pm

Sat – Aaron Stephens – 4pm / South Austin Moonlighters – 9:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Matthew Ryan – 7pm

Fri – Skyrocket – 8pm

Sat – Dirty Dozen Brass Band – 8pm

Sun – Nobody’s Girl – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Jordan Minor & Bottom $ Band – 9pm

Fri – Tom Gillam & Kosmic Messengers – 9pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9pm

Sun – 3 Piece & A Biscuit – 9pm

 

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

Fri – Eddie Esparza – 8pm

Sat – Clever Name Band – 8pm

Sun – Brett Michael Wood – 4pm

 

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

Tonight – Brett Cline Jazz Quartet – 8pm

Fri – Robert Cannon – 8pm

Sat – The Cedars – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Meyer Anderson Band – 8pm

Fri – 3 Chord Rodeo – 8pm

Sat – Knotty Grove – 9pm

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Music News – Sept. 20, 2018

Riley’s Tavern is celebrating their 85th Anniversary this Saturday with a special event kicking off at 1pm. They will have food, raffles, door prizes and live music. Scheduled to perform are Mark Jungers, Big John Mills, Shelley King, Mike Ethan Messick, Drew Moreland, Dr. G & the Mudcats, Daniel Thomas Phipps and owner Joel Hofmann’s band, just to name a few. Riley’s has a very interesting story since they were the first bar in Texas to get a beer license after Prohibition was voted out in 1933. Donations of $5 and $10 will be taken at the door to benefit the Texas Dancehall Preservation Society, a non-profit group that helps keep historic dancehalls alive. Go to Riley’s website at RileysTavern.com to learn more about their history and Saturday’s anniversary celebration.

 

Even though summer is just about over, outdoor music is still going on all over town. Old man winter is months away so there are plenty of warm days in store. Tonight at the Double Rockin’ R Campgrounds off loop 337 you can catch 3 Man Front in concert at 6pm. This fall concert series will benefit our local Communities in School with a Fill the Bus theme. School supplies can be donated at the door or a simple $5 donation. On September 27 you can see the Zack Walther Band and on October 4 they have Austin Gilliam on the schedule. Put these three shows on your calendar, the music will be great and it’s for a good cause.

 

Rudy’s BBQ is starting a cool live music series tonight with local musician Pete Williams. The series will provide a free set every Thursday night starting at 5:30pm. The musicians will be local artists in most cases but a few will be from outside the city limits, like Jacob Thomas Pena from the Rio Grande Valley. He’ll be the featured musician next week. They will all perform inside the main dining room, that way a rainy day won’t put a halt to the music. It’s a nice way to celebrate their new location at 844 Loop 337. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day at work. Stop in for a cold drink, enjoy good music by a local artist then order up a plate of tasty barbeque. Sounds like a good deal to me.

 

Speaking of local artists, you often see Monte Good in the concert calendar playing gigs around town. Tonight he’s at the Old River City Café on FM 725, he’s at the Farmer’s Market in downtown New Braunfels on Saturday morning and at Black’s BBQ in San Marcos on Saturday evening. Before settling in our city a few years ago, Monte spent 26 years in Nashville as a touring and recording pedal steel player. During his two decades in Nashville he played with Stacy Dean Campbell, Ricochet, John Michael Montgomery, Sara Evans, Neal McCoy and finally George Canyon, a contestant on the Nashville Star TV show. He also played on the world famous Grand Ol’ Opry stage which is an amazing honor for any musician. These days, Monte has a honkytonk dance band that plays all over Texas. You can see his band in action next Thursday night at the Comal County Fair when they open for country artist Doug Stone. He also recorded a CD of traditional country music titled A Texas Honky-Tonk. Monte is a busy guy, so check out his website at MonteGoodMusic.com so you can keep up with his schedule.

 

Superstar Elton John is retiring from touring and is currently on his three year farewell tour. He started the grueling trek on September 8 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. At the time of this writing, he has performed five shows and has kept the 24 song set list intact. He’s opening each show with Bennie and the Jets and ending each with Goodbye Yellowbrick Road. The remaining 21 songs run the gamut from huge hits to deep album cuts. You get Tiny Dancer, Your Song and Daniel but you also get to hear All The Girls Love Alice, Indian Sunset and Believe. It’s a nice combination of fan favorites plus songs that obviously mean something special to Sir Elton. According to his press statements, this will be his final tour. He’s 71 years old and feels like it’s time to stop while he can still perform at a high quality level. Trust me, there’s nothing worse than going to a concert to see a legendary performer and about half way through the show you realize they should have retired a few years ago. Not everyone can last as long as Tony Bennett and it takes a true artist to realize when it’s time to call it quits. Elton joins the list along with Bob Seger, Neil Diamond, Ozzy Osbourne and Lynyrd Skynyrd who have all decided to hang up their microphones and watch the action from the comfort of their couch. Elton comes to Texas in December and all five of his Texas dates are sold out. I’m glad I bought my tickets for his December 12 show at the AT&T Center in San Antonio the day they went on sale. Ticket brokers that still have tickets are getting about $300 each for nosebleed section seats. Want to sit close to the stage? Be prepared to pay over $1,000 per ticket in some cases. Even though I’ve seen Elton several times, I wouldn’t miss his Farewell Tour for anything.

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Fri – JJ Garrett Band – 6:30pm

Sat – Bru Erdman – 6:30pm

 

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

Tue – Bullet For My Valentine – 6:30pm

 

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

Sat – Whiskey Lake – 8:30pm

Sun – Susan Gibson – 6pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Christian Sparks & Beatnik Bandits – 7pm

Sat – Texas Renegade – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Jon Wolfe – 8pm

Sat – Brother Roscoe – 8pm

Tue – Mason Lively – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Double Rockin R Campgrounds (1321 River Terrace)

Tonight – 3 Man Front – 6pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Monte Good – 9:30am

 

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

Tonight – Ian Lee & Nate Guthrie – 6:30pm

Fri – Chris Lancaster – 7pm

Sat – Robert Cannon – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Bruce & Kelly Robison / Robert Earl Keen – 7pm

Sat – Cool Like Roy – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Gary Glenn & 20X Band – 8pm

 

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

Tonight – Phil Luna – 5pm

Fri – Ryan Waguespack – 5pm

Sat – Bret Graham – 2pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 1pm

 

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

Tonight – Erin Rae / Jenny Lewis – 7pm

Fri – Lisa Morales / Los Lobos – 7pm

Sat – Barbara Nesbitt Band – 1pm / Broken Spokes / Max Stalling – 8pm

Sun – Eastside Kings – 12:30pm / Bill Kirchen – 5pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Nathan Bonnes, Josh Ward, Max Flinn – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Shaker Hymns – 8pm

Sat – Silvercloud – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Kris Smith – 6pm

Sat – Jake Bush Band – 6pm

Sun – Ethan Hanson – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Midnight River Choir – 8pm

Sat – Comal Community Band – 3pm / The Oompahs – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Bo Porter – 5pm

Fri – Brutherz – 8pm

Sat – David Touchton & the Nowhere Band – 1pm

Sun – Jesse Stratton Band – 1pm

 

McQueeney Hall  (9242 FM 725, McQueeney  830-708-8557)

Sat – Vernon Doege & Friends – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Bill Middleton Band – 6pm

Sat – Marvin Bottera – 7pm

Sun – Hayden Jones – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 6pm

 

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

Sun – Jaimie Michaels & RJ Cowdery – 4:30pm

 

Old River City Café (2771 FM 725, 830-620-1900)

Wed – Monte Good – 6pm

 

Oma’s Secret Garden (1407 Gruene Rd 830-625-1045)

Sat – Low Dog & Da Roosta – 2pm / Kim & Her Bad Habits – 6pm

Sun – Grapes of Wrath Tribute to Jimmy Buffett – 2pm

 

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

Tonight – Scott Boddicker – 5pm / Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm

Sat – Jack Prince & the Kings – 9pm

Sun – Jorge Gallegos – 3:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Jay Russell Wimberley – 8:30pm

Fri – Silvercloud – 8:30pm

Sat – Clever Name Band – 9:30pm

Sun – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

Mon – Tony Taylor – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Cody Coggins – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Rio Tripiano – 8pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 6pm / Heather Victorino – 9pm

Sat – 85th Anniversary Party – 1pm / Drew Moreland – 9pm

Sun – Shad Blair – 4pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Tue – Troy Stone Band – 8pm

Wed – Tex Porter Band – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Brice Daniels Band / Lee Greenwood – 8pm

Sat – The Derailers – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Pete Williams – 5:30pm

 

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

Tonight – JC Brooks Band – 8:30pm

Fri – Powell Brothers – 9:30pm

Sat – Dan Rocha – 4pm / Chuck Ligon – 9:30pm

Sun – Natalie Rose – 12:30pm / Steven Curd – 4pm

Mon – Box Spring Duo – 8:30pm

Tue – Chris Lopez – 8:30pm

Wed – Frankie Boots – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Aaron Stephens / Flow Tribe – 7pm

Fri – Jackopierce – 8pm

Sat – Eric Hisaw / John Baumann – 8pm

Sun – Austin Meade / Travis Meadows – 6pm

 

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

Tue – Billy Idol – 7:30pm

 

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

Fri – The Percolators – 8pm

Sat – The Brew – 8pm

Sun – Myles Smith – 4pm

Wed – Mustard – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Brett Cline Jazz Quartet – 8pm

Fri – The Henderson’s – 8pm

Sat – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Monte Good – 8pm

Fri – Texas Two Lane – 8pm

Sat – Chad Anderson Band – 9pm

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Music News – Sept. 13, 2018

Americana singer songwriter Cory Morrow kicks off a two night stand at Gruene Hall on Friday night for his Whiskey & Pride CD release party. Newcomer Kyle Hutton will open both shows. I spoke with Cory a few days ago when he called from his home in Austin. He and Pat Green got their start together at Texas Tech in Lubbock and they both made a career in music after college. “This album is probably my most personal collection of songs so far,” explains Cory. He’s relaxed these days and is a settled down family man with a wife and kids. “These days I tend to write about things going on in my life and things that affect the people around me. These new songs really reveal where I am in my life right now. I recorded Funny Feeling for this album because it’s one of my favorite Rodney Crowell songs. As soon as I heard it, I knew I wanted to record it. I also did Jerry Jeff’s Hill Country Rain, which is another song I really like.” The fan favorite Always and Forever makes its first appearance on an album. Cory has performed it in concert for years and has Jamie Lin Wilson joining in on vocals for the CD version. Cory and I discussed how much the music business has changed during his career. “It has changed a lot, so I’m trying to work smarter and concentrate on doing things that make sense. We still tour pretty heavy and I don’t want to give that up, but we are experimenting with some other things. We’re looking at a possible live album, maybe recording it in a prison and maybe starting our own festival. Just looking at a lot of things. The music business is tough but it’s also an exciting time too, and that’s what I’m working on.” In addition to being a fantastic singer songwriter, Cory also has a good business sense, which is crucial in maintaining a long and successful career. Morrow has some cool plans for both shows at Gruene Hall so get online now at GrueneHall.com and get your tickets before both shows sell out.

 

A few weeks ago we lost Aretha Franklin, a true legend in the music world. Commonly recognized as one of the greatest voices in music, Aretha left behind a legacy that will never be equaled. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which speaks volumes of her place in the music world. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer and Franklin chose to spend her final days at home among friends and family. It was later revealed she passed away without a will, which may cause some major legal problems for her heirs. Her funeral was a star studded event with artists from all genres coming forward to pay tribute to their idol. I think we can all agree there will never be another Aretha Franklin, she was truly the Queen of Soul.

 

Zac Wilkerson will be at Conway’s Dancehall on Friday night and if you’ve never seen this Texas dynamo in concert, I highly recommend you catching this show. Zac got his start at the ripe old age of four, singing in church with his parents. By twelve he was playing piano and guitar which lead to writing his own songs. His parents influence stepped in once again by way of their albums, which gave young Zac his education in country, rock and blues. He soaked it up like a sponge and you can hear all of it in his music today. A singer songwriter contest at the famed Blue Light Bar in Lubbock back in 2011 gave Zac his start. When he won the contest, he learned that the prize was a solo acoustic set at Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival in 2012. Zac turned that experience into a career and has no plans on slowing down anytime soon. Not only is he a great guitarist, Zac owns an amazing soulful singing voice. Get your tickets now at ConwaysNB.com.

 

With the exception of George Strait, Cody Johnson has been the biggest concert draw among Texas artists for the past few years. This young artist sold-out the Houston Rodeo last year when he filled in for Old Dominion after they were forced to drop out of the announced lineup. The same thing happed back in 1984 when George Strait was quickly called to fill in for an ailing Eddie Rabbit. The Houston Rodeo folks sent a private jet to San Marcos to bring Strait and his band to Houston. Strait was a huge hit and was invited back every year until he played the final concert in the Astrodome in March 2002. I’ve had the pleasure of talking with Cody several times and he’s easily the most humble down to earth person in the business. When I asked if he thought King George might be watching his career and be reminded of his own, Johnson replied “Oh, I doubt George even knows who I am.” Something tells me that Strait knows exactly who Cody is and I’m sure he wishes the young singer all the best. Though it’s listed on the Floores Country Store website, they are only handling ticket sales for the Saturday concert to be held at the Helotes Fairground located at 12210 Leslie Road in Helotes. Gates open at 5pm with Shotgun Rider opening the show. Next up is Jon Wolfe followed by David Lee Murphy, then headliner Cody Johnson will close out the night. Johnson has easily outgrown Floores Country Store so it was necessary to move the show out to the much larger fairgrounds. Get your tickets now at LiveatFloores.com.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – Christian Sparks – 6:30pm

Sat – Traveling Trees – 6:30pm

 

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

Sat – Jody Nix – 8pm

 

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

Tonight – St. Paul & the Broken Bones – 7pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – BJ Thibodeaux & Blackwater Blvd – 8pm

Sat – South Austin Moonlighters – 8:30pm

Sun – Gaby Veray – 6pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Texas Atras – 7pm

Sat – Fallon Franklin – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Shaker Hymns – 8pm

Fri – Buffalo Ruckus – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Zac Wilkerson – 9pm

Sat – El Grito w/ Gary Hobbs – 9pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Fallon Franklin – 9:30am

 

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

Tonight – Nate Guthrie – 6:30pm

Fri – Logun Timberlake – 7pm

Sat – Oktoberfest – 2pm

 

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

Fri – Small Town Habit – 7pm

Sat – David Lee Murphy / Cody Johnson – 5pm (Helotes Fairgrounds)

 

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

Sat – LC Rocks – 9:30pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

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

Fri – Bret Graham – 5pm

Sat – Bo Porter – 2pm

Sun – Robert Irwin – 1pm

 

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

Tonight – Ben Balmer – 6pm

Fri – Kyle Hutton / Cory Morrow – 8pm

Sat – Beat Boot Revival – 1pm / Kyle Hutton / Cory Morrow – 8pm

Sun – Peterson Brothers – 12:30pm / South Austin Moonlighters – 5pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Austin Meade Song Swap – 6pm

Wed – Melissa Etheridge – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Drugstore Gypsies – 8pm

Sat – Teague Brothers – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Matt Kersh – 6pm

Sat – Kris Smith – 6pm

Sun – Lisa Crawford – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Bo Porter – 5pm

Fri – Wagon Aces – 8pm

Sat – Hot Attacks – 1pm / Peter Tory – 5pm / Wade Hayes – 8pm

Sun – Chris Saucedo Band – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm

 

McQueeney Hall  (9242 FM 725, McQueeney  830-708-8557)

Sat – Eppes Brothers – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Bill Middleton – 6pm

Sat – Michael James – 7pm

Sun – Bluegrass Sunday w/ Gerry Burns – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 6pm

 

Oma’s Secret Garden (1407 Gruene Rd 830-625-1045)

Sat – Coconuts of Wrath Jimmy Buffett Tribute – 2pm / Los Gumbo – 6pm

Sun – Chris Duarte – 3pm

 

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

Tonight – Ethan Hanson – 5pm / Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / Ryan Ross Band – 9pm

Sat – Hunter Road Trio / Bonsai Nation / Dollface – 9pm

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

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Jade Marie Patek – 8:30pm

Fri – MC & the Mystyx – 8:30pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9:30pm

Sun – Kris Smith – 8:30pm

Mon – Steven Adams – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Doug Garrett – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Jackie Darlene – 8pm

Fri – Mark Jungers – 6pm / Gray Gregson – 9pm

Sat – Teddy Long Band – 9pm

Sun – Tony Barker – 4pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Tue – Tony Taylor – 8pm

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick – 9pm

 

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

Fri – Cody Sparks – 8pm

Sat – Barfield The Tyrant – 8pm

 

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

Tonight – Michael Alanis – 8:30pm

Fri – Peregrino – 9:30pm

Sat – Blue Apollo / Nautical National – 9:30pm

Sun – Money Chica – 12:30pm

Mon – Allan Hendrickson – 8:30pm

Tue – Daniel Thomas Phipps – 8:30pm

Wed – Clifton Jansky – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Scott Miller – 7pm

Fri – Doug Strahan / Kevin Galloway – 8pm

Sat – Jimmy Spacek & Friends – 8pm

Sun – John Mark McMillan – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Nate Rodriguez – 9pm

Sat – Jay Bleu – 9pm

Sun – Clever Name Band – 9pm

 

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

Fri – Brett Cline – 8pm

Sat – Hipsonic – 8pm

Sun – Bo Brumble & Garrett Mann – 4pm

Wed – Fast Movin Trio – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Brett Cline Jazz Quartet – 8pm

Fri – Pete & Sean Williams – 8pm

Sat – Those Blokes – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Jeremy Egg Band – 8pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 8pm

Sat – Meyer Anderson Band – 9pm

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Music News – Sept. 6, 2018

This year the annual Lennon Aid Benefit will take place on Sunday September 9 at Krause’s Café in downtown New Braunfels. Zack and Marci Walther started the Lennon Aid Foundation after they lost their daughter Lennon to cancer in June 2015. Since starting the organization, Zack and Marci have held numerous fundraisers to assist other families that have a child facing a long term illness. Zack’s friend Rodney Crowell was at the first Lennon Aid and has agreed to perform at this one. Other musical guests will include Jeff Plankenhorn, the Reed Brothers and of course, Zack’s band. Things get started at 1pm and will end about 8pm and is a family friendly event. There will be kid activities, a stein holding competition, raffles and live auctions throughout the day. Get your tickets now at Lennon-Aid.org and support this fantastic event.

 

Speaking of Zack Walther, he’s headlining the Americana Live show tonight at Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio. Zack will be joined by Josh Grider, Susan Gibson, Bret Graham and Doug Kent. Grider is riding high off the popularity of his latest release, Good People. Susan Gibson is the songwriter behind Wide Open Spaces, the huge hit for the Dixie Chicks. She’s also planning a few reunion shows this month with her old band, the Groobees. Doug Kent is a Texas singer songwriter that tours constantly and has a new CD out now called It Must Be Love. Bret Graham is a legend in the New Braunfels area, constantly selling out any show he plays. Not only is he an amazing singer and songwriter, Bret is one of the best guitar players in the area. Doors for this show open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 6pm. Tickets are just $5 at the door so get there early so you can get a good seat. Check out info for this show plus many more at SamsBurgerJoint.com.

 

Mike Kennedy, George Strait’s longtime drummer, was killed last weekend in a car accident near his home in Lebanon, TN. The exact details of the accident were still being investigated, but early reports indicated that Mike’s SUV changed lanes and collided with a tractor trailer truck. Kennedy took over as Ace in the Hole Band’s drummer after original drummer Tommy Foote left his spot to take on the duty of Strait’s road manager. In addition to playing in Strait’s band, Mike also played with Jamey Johnson, Ricky Skaggs and Freddie King when he wasn’t on the road with George. Several band members and George all posted statements on Facebook and websites over the weekend saying how devastated they were after hearing the news. Since joining in the early 80’s, Kennedy never missed a Strait concert in his 29 years with the band. Strait’s next performance’s are December 7 and 8 at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This gives him and the band roughly three months to find a replacement. While no one can ever replace Mike, it is often a harsh reality in the music business that the show must go on. If Strait keeps with his normal schedule, he’ll be back in Las Vegas in 2019, usually in February. Paul Rogers, Strait’s longtime Production Manager, told me that Mike was the kindest person he ever met. “Even when he was mad, he was a nice guy” he recalled. Ronnie Huckaby, Strait’s keyboardist and band leader, said that they were all numb and in shock after hearing the news. George and the band all agree it will be tough to take the stage in December without Mike behind the drums.

 

The Brookshire Brothers in Canyon Lake continues to feature live music in the back patio section of their store. Though a local grocery store isn’t your typical music venue, the folks at Brookshire Brothers have their act together. On Friday nights they serve up freshly cooked steaks and all the sides, plus tea, soda and adult beverages. This Friday night Kris Smith provides the music while you enjoy a tasty steak with a great view of Canyon Lake directly behind the store. On Saturday they welcome Ray Wylie Hubbard to their outdoor stage with Robyn Ludwick opening the show. Food will be available as well as craft beer. Seating is general admission and you can bring your lawn chairs. To purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite.com and search for Ray Wylie Hubbard at Brookshire Brothers. Advance tickets are $20 and go to $25 on show day.

 

Even though summer is winding down, it doesn’t mean the live music stops. The live music calendar is still packed full starting tonight with Anthony Wright playing at Billy’s Ice. On Friday the Nightowls from Austin are at Freiheit Country Store. If you haven’t caught their big band show yet, I highly suggest you do so soon. The Phoenix Saloon welcomes Ebrolution for a free show on Saturday night at 9pm. The Homebodies will take the stage at Oma’s Secret Garden at 2pm on Sunday. Remember, Oma’s is at their new location behind Rockin’ R River Rides by the Gruene Road bridge. On Monday, head out to Riley’s Tavern for open mic night. It will give you a chance to check out some local talent that’s just starting out. Remember, many local musicians started out this way. Randy Rogers got his start at the songwriter circle at Cheatham Street Warehouse, so you never know who you might hear. Next Tuesday your best bet is Aaron Stephens at the Black Whale Pub downtown. The Georges are a hot rockabilly band that have a huge local following so check them out at Gruene Hall next Wednesday night.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Tonight – Josh Holden – 6:30pm

Fri – Don Reilly – 6:30pm

Sat – Little Duo – 6:30pm

Sun – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Dru Hill/ Sisqo – 7pm

Fri – AC/DC & Led Zeppelin – 7pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – Mark Jungers – 8pm

Sat – Kinky Wires – 8:30pm

Sun – Slim Bawb – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Anthony Wright – 8:30pm

Sat – Brian Volante Band – 9pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Kris Smith – 7pm

Sat – Robyn Ludwick / Ray Wylie Hubbard – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Cory Kent White / Shane Smith & the Saints – 8pm

Mon – Junkyard Dawgs – 8pm

Tue – Mason Lively – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Steve Tschoepe – 9:30am

 

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

Tonight – Lan Lee & Nate Guthrie – 6:30pm

Fri – Chad Boyd & Friends – 7pm

Sat – Tex Porter Band – 7pm

Sun – The Ramblewoods – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Matt & the Herdsmen – 7pm

Sat – Roadside Libby – 7pm

 

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

Fri – The Nightowls – 8pm

Sat – Will Banister & Modern Day Ramblers – 9pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

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

Fri – Bret Graham – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 2pm

Sun – Bo Porter – 1pm

 

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

Tonight – Jesse Stratton Band – 6pm

Fri – Brian Pounds Band – 7pm

Sat – Houston Marchman – 1pm / David Adam Byrnes / Curtis Grimes – 8pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / Wilkinson Quartet – 5pm

Mon – Bo Porter – 6pm

Tue – Josh Grider & Drew Kennedy – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Canaan Bryce Band – 8pm

 

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

Sun – Lennon Aid Benefit w/ Zack Walther & Rodney Crowell – 1pm

 

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

Tonight – Bo Porter – 5pm

Fri – Peter Tory – 4pm / L&M Kings – 8pm

Sat – Weldon Henson – 8pm

Sun – Bonnie Lang Band – 1pm / Dan West -5pm

 

McQueeney Hall  (9242 FM 725, McQueeney  830-708-8557)

Sat – Good Ole Boys Texas Dance Band – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Bill Middleton Band – 6pm

Sat – Arley Blankenship – 7pm

Sun – Chuck Shaw – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 6pm

 

Oma’s Secret Garden (1407 Gruene Rd 830-625-1045)

Fri – Eric Hissaw Band – 7pm

Sat – Rich Bermea Band – 7pm

Sun – The Homebodies – 2pm

 

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

Tonight – Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Knotty Grove – 9pm

Sat – Ebrolution – 9pm

Sun – School of Rock Showcase – 4pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Mon – Rodney Hayden – 6:30pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Chuck Shaw Band – 8:30pm

Fri – Soul Sessions – 8:30pm

Sat – Kerosene Drifters – 9:30pm

Sun – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

Mon – JJ Villarreal – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Andrae & Friends – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Kayla Ray – 8pm

Fri – The Jonathans – 6pm / Powell Brothers – 9pm

Sat – Reeves Brothers – 9pm

Sun – Daniel Thomas Phipps – 4pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Tue – Troy Stone Band – 8pm

Wed – Blues Against Youth – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Strange Bacon / Cody Canada & the Departed – 6pm

Sat – Colby Keeling / Denny Herrin – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Allan Hendrickson – 8:30pm

Fri – Roger Creager / Pat Green – 7pm

Sat – Matt Caldwell – 12:30pm / Night Cap – 9:30pm

Sun – Marcy Grace – 4pm

Mon – Austin Forrest – 8:30pm

Tue – Cooper Greenberg – 8:30pm

Wed – Natalie Rose – 5:30pm

 

 

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

Tonight – Americana Live w/ Zack Walther – 6pm

Fri – Marc Benno / Augie Meyers – 7pm

Sat – Tom Petty Tribute – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Dewberry Pickle Boys – 9pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 9pm

Sat – Tres Hombres De Frente – 9pm

Sun – 3 Piece & A Biscuit – 9pm

 

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

Wed – The Verge Pipe – 7:30pm

 

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

Fri – Kyle McKay – 8pm

Sat – Jim Byrom – 8pm

Wed – Bo Brumble & Garrett Mann – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Brett Cline Jazz Quartet – 8pm

Fri – David Russell – 8pm

Sat – Brett Cline Solo – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Whiskey 2 Step – 8pm

Fri – County Line Band – 8pm

Sat – Rick Reyna Band – 9pm

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Allan Goodman – Goodfest

Wanted to post this story I did about Allan back in 2014…..

On May 21, 2014, we lost Allan David Goodman. He was a dear friend to so many people. He was one of the nicest, most positive people I ever met. Even after his cancer diagnosis, I never saw him without a smile on his face. He and his wife Ashley had moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee last fall where she had started a new job and Allan was checking out the music scene in Nashville. In the spring of this year, they decided to return to Texas and had already located a house in New Braunfels. Unfortunately my friend passed away before they could move back. Allan was just 39 years old. All of us back in Texas were shocked and saddened by the news, thinking it was all just a bad dream that would be gone in the morning. The bad dream soon became a reality and none of us knew exactly what to do. A world without Allan in it was not something any of us wanted to accept.

We all gathered at Tavern in the Gruene for a heartfelt memorial to our friend. Those that spoke mixed sadness with humor, because Allan was one of the funniest guys you would ever meet. We all felt that this is what Allan would have wanted, to celebrate his life with humor and music, two of his greatest passions. I wanted to get quotes from all his musician friends but there were so many, there was just no way to include them all.

Mark Goodman, Allan’s younger brother, sent me this message: “I miss Allan dearly, as you know; he was not just my brother but my best friend. He taught me to play guitar when I was 13 and he set the example for me for the most influential years of my life.”

His brother-in-law Corey Dement had this to say about Allan: “He was a one of a kind person. Never negative, always positive and just amazingly funny. His wit was unmatched but so was his love for Ashley. He brought out the best in her, and also brought the best out in us. Besides being a humble person, he was one of the most talented musicians any of us had ever encountered. His passion and love for what he did is what allowed him to be so successful and why his loss is being felt by so many.”

Allan’s parents, Harris and Debbi Goodman, helped establish a memorial fund at Katella High School in Allan’s hometown of Anaheim, California. They sent me a copy of his Eulogy and I picked by favorite part to share with you today. “When Allan was 8 years old we bought him a guitar and he was in love with it. We took Allan to see Bruce Springsteen on the “Born in the USA” tour at the LA Coliseum in 1985. Allan was hooked on the Boss’s music. He loved to play the guitar and sing Springsteen music. There is a line in the song “No Surrender”, “We learned more from a 3-minute record, baby than we ever learned in school”. That depicts Allan.”

Of all the local musicians that Allan played with, Matt Briggs may have been his favorite. “When Allan moved to Texas, he came to work,” Matt recalled. “He was always prepared and ready to play. He could play anything and knew hundreds of songs. It’s like he could read your mind on-stage, he knew exactly what to play and when to play it. There will never be another Allan Goodman. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.”

The stories of the lives that Allan touched could go on forever and everyone wants to do something to honor his memory. That something will take place on Sunday, June 29 at River Road Ice House. The first annual “Good Fest” will be a celebration of his life plus will help raise money to pay for his remaining medical bills and his funeral costs. The Good Fest is presented by Courtyard Marriott of New Braunfels and Demented Entertainment. There is a massive lineup of musicians volunteering their time for this special day. So far the line-up includes 3 Man Front, The Groovehounds, Tom Gillam, Buster Jiggs, Adam Hood, David Fenley, Geoffrey Hill, Jon Magill, Beau Daniels, Austin Gilliam, Scott Wiggins, Tony Taylor, Drew Kennedy, Josh Grider, Kris Farrow and Rich O’Toole. Plus, there will be some special guests that can’t be announced until show day, so do not miss this event.

There will be live and silent auctions, koozies and t-shirts, plus Buffalo Wings & Rings will have their food truck on site so that no one goes hungry. The organizers are in the process of setting up a foundation in Allan’s name so that Good Fest can become an annual event to help local families going through similar medical and financial difficulties. Please make plans to attend Good Fest on June 29 at River Road Ice House. Doors open at 11:30am, see you there

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Music News – Aug. 30, 2018

It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer. Time seems to have flown by and now we are coming up on Labor Day and the end of our summer. The perfect way to end the season is the double shot of incredible shows at Whitewater Amphitheatre this weekend. First up on Friday is Austin’s new king of R & B, the mighty Leon Bridges. Along with Gary Clark Jr., also from Austin, Leon appeared on a recent cover of Texas Monthly that named him and Clark as the new heir’s to the Texas music throne. Clark is being hailed as the next Stevie Ray Vaughan while Leon is touted as the new Otis Redding. Neither of these young performers has asked for these new titles, they were bestowed on them by eager publicity departments trying to hype their music. Trust me, their talent is so strong, very little hype is needed. Bridges is only on his second album and he’s already selling out huge venues all across America. He released his debut album, Coming Home, in 2015 and it instantly became a best selling collection. His follow-up this year, Good Times, cemented his status as a major artist. His rise to fame happened so fast, he’s barely had time to catch his breath. Pop and soul artist Masego will open for Bridges on Friday night. On Sunday there’s a two for one concert featuring full sets by Randy Rogers Band and Josh Abbott Band in a co-headlining night of Americana hits. Both bands are so popular in Texas that it’s impossible to label either one as an opening act. Looking at the website for Whitewater, it appears that Randy will play first. Both bands can easily sell out the show by themselves so if you don’t have tickets by now, I suggest you hurry. Get tickets now for both concerts at Whitewaterrocks.com.

 

Following in the footsteps of a famous parent is often a very hard thing to do, just ask Hank Williams Jr., Shooter Jennings or John Carter Cash. When rodeo star and country singer Chris LeDoux passed away in 2005, he left behind an ace cowboy band, a wife, four boys and one daughter. One son, Ned, followed in his father’s footsteps and joined his road band, Western Underground, to play drums. After his father passed away, Ned stepped out from behind the drums and started singing. In 2016 he released a CD/EP titled Forever A Cowboy and followed it up in 2017 with Sagebrush, his debut full length album. The album contains his version of his dad’s biggest hit, This Cowboy’s Hat. These days, Ned travels America with his dad’s band and keeps the music alive and well. Though he always performs a healthy dose of his father’s hit songs, he has many new original ones for you to hear as well. I’ve checked out Ned’s videos online and he sure looks and sounds like his dad. If you’re a fan of Chris Ledoux, I highly recommend you check out his son Ned on Friday night at Freiheit Country Store. Get your tickets now at FreiheitCountryStore.net.

 

The Brauntex Theatre recently announced the lineup for their upcoming Local Live tribute series. This popular series lets local bands do a one-time only tribute to their favorite band or artist. They practice for months to make these shows a very special event. Often times, several bands will join forces to make a super group just for these shows. In the past, the theatre used general admission seating but this year, due to their increased popularity, all shows will be reserved seating. This means it’s no longer necessary to stand in line so you can rush in and get the best seats. Now you have time to grab a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants downtown before heading over to the show. Doors still open at 6:30pm and the shows begin at 7:30pm. The fantastic Jay Bleu Band will kick the series off on Thursday October 18 with his tribute to John Mayer. On November 1, Riff Raff from San Antonio will pay tribute to the mighty AC/DC. On January 17, local musician Brett Cline will be joined by pal Phillip Henderson and many others to pay tribute to the music of Paul Simon, which will include songs he did with Art Garfunkel. On February 21, the super popular Bret Graham will tackle the music of Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr. The Austin super group Grouchy Like Riley will pay tribute to Texas songwriters Guy Clark and Jerry Jeff Walker on March 7. Local guitarist Steven Vee compiled a super group of local musicians to pay a special tribute to the bad boys of Hollywood, Motley Crue. For this show on May 2, Vee is calling his band Looks That Kill, after the Crue’s first hit song. Tickets for all six of these shows will go on-sale September 4 at the Brauntex Theatre box office, online at Brauntex.org or by phone at 830-627-0808.

 

Over the course of his career, Garth Brooks has achieved many things. He’s won more awards than any country artist in history, he has sold more records than any artist in history and he has the #1 selling live album of all time. His Double Live CD sold 21 million copies worldwide with Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton coming in second at 11 million copies sold. This week Garth made two major announcements. First he revealed October 20 for his concert at Notre Dame’s football stadium. It will mark the first time in the schools 175 year history that a live concert was held on their campus. He also announced his new 3-CD live album will be released this fall. No actual date was given for Triple Live but he confirmed that songs were compiled from his recent three year tour of America. To say thanks to his millions of fans, he gave out a special promo code (GarthTripleLive) on Monday night on his Facebook page. He then directed fans to go to Ticketmaster.com/Garth to get a free download of the new live album by entering the special promo code. Say what you will about Brooks, but the guy knows how to market his product. Keep tabs on this country superstar at GarthBrooks.com.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Tonight – Josh Holden – 6:30pm

Fri – JJ Garrett Band – 6:30pm

 

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

Fri – Yuridia – 7pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Tonight – MC & the Mystyx – 7pm

Fri – Jesse Stratton Band – 8:30pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Austin Forrest – 7pm

Sat – Amber Lucille Band – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Riversyde / Rusty Dusty / The Cover Letter – 8pm

Sat – Landon Bullard & the Mostly Sober Band – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Mason Lively – 9pm

Sat – Doug Supernaw – 9pm

 

Downtown Social  (386 W. San Antonio St. 830-214-6650)

Tonight – Hipsonic – 8pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – TBA – 9:30am

 

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

Fri – Chris Lancaster – 7pm

Sat – Highway Hypnosis – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Cordovas / Charley Crockett – 7pm

Sat – Kolby Cooper / Dalton Domino – 7pm

Sun – Drugstore Cowboys – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Ned LeDoux Band – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

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

Fri – Ryan Waguespack – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 2pm / Adam Johnson – 6pm

Sun – Dirty River Dixie Band – 1pm / Joey McGee & Tim Elliot – 5pm

 

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

 

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

Tonight – Sophia Johnson – 7pm

Fri – Garrett LeBeau – 8pm

Sat – Tomar & the FC’s – 1pm / Travis Parker / Blue Water Highway – 8pm

Sun – Shawn Pittman – 1pm / Jake Worthington/ Josh Ward – 7pm

Mon – Jeff Plankenhorn – 1pm

 

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

Fri – Clever Name Band – 8pm

Sat – AC & the Bad Billy’s – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Matt Kersh – 6pm

 

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

Sat – Keen Country – 8pm

 

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

Sun – Copper Chief – 7:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Jen & Ted Frumkin – 5pm

Fri – BAM – 4pm / Emily Herring – 8pm

Sat – Drew Moreland & the Neon Hustle – 1pm

Sun – Walt Wilkins, Haley Cole & Friends – 1pm

 

McQueeney Hall  (9242 FM 725, McQueeney  830-708-8557)

Sat – County Line Band – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Bill Middleton Band – 6pm

 

Oma’s Secret Garden (1407 Gruene Rd 830-625-1045)

Tonight – Jam Night – 6pm

Fri – Broken Duckfeet – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Ethan Hanson – 5pm / Shawn Hart, Scott Wiggins & Drew Kennedy – 7:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 6pm / Uptown – 9pm

Sat – Nic Armstrong & the Thieves – 9pm

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

Mon – Rodney Hayden – 6pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Doug Garrett – 8:30pm

Fri – Blake Torrey – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 9pm

 

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

Tonight – Kayla Ray – 8pm

Fri – Basil Trio – 6pm / Beth Lee & the Breakups – 9pm

Sat – The Organics & Flametrick Subs – 9pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry – 9pm

 

River House Snack Bar ( 1706 Hunter Road, 830-627-3285)

Fri – Hipsonic – 8pm

Sat – Skylar Hamilton Band – 8pm

Sun – Black Sticker – 5pm

 

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

Fri – Highway Hypnosis – 8pm

Sat – Sunny Sweeney – 7pm

Sun – John Baumann / Micky & the Motorcars – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Jarekus Singleton – 7pm

Fri – Zack Walther / Bob Schneider – 7pm

Sat – Bekah Kelso & the Fellas – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Jordan Minor & Bottom Dollard Band – 9pm

Fri – Dave Jorgenson – 9pm

 

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

Fri – The Brew – 8pm

 

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

Tonight – Brett Cline Jazz Quartet – 8pm

Fri – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

Sat – Aaron Stephens – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – County Cactus – 8pm

Fri – Painted Pony – 8pm

Sat – Emmerson Biggins – 9pm

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

Fri – Masego / Leon Bridges – 7:30pm

Sun – Randy Rogers Band / Josh Abbott Band – 7pm

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Music News – Aug. 23, 2018

The Gruene Music & Wine Fest announced the lineup this week for the four day event starting Thursday night October 4. The headliner at Gruene Hall will be Michael Martin Murphey for a special album release show. Murphey was a huge influence on the Austin music scene back in the 70’s with albums like Geronimo’s Cadillac and Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir. He gained mass popularity with his hit song Wildfire and toured at a huge level in the 1980’s. In 1990, he shifted gears and started concentrating on traditional cowboy songs. Mike and the Moonpies will perform on the Grapevine Garden stage on Thursday afternoon at 5:30pm. Aaron Watson will handle the Friday night duties with a private show and meet & greet at 5:30pm, the will do another show at 9pm. On Saturday, Hal Ketchum will headline the show at the hall while Beat Boot Revival and Sophia Johnson Band will play on the Grapevine Garden stage. The fun winds down on Sunday with music scheduled all day. On the Grapevine Garden stage there’s Aaron Stephens, Jesse Dayton and Guy Forsyth. The lineup for the Gruene Hall stage will be announced on August 28 when tickets go on-sale. For all the info you need on this great annual event that benefits the United Way of Comal County, check out their website at GrueneMusicandWineFest.org.

 

Riley’s Tavern has a cool double shot of acts on tap for the weekend starting with Shelley King on Friday night. King was born in Arkansas but moved to Houston after her parents got a divorce. Always interested in music, she started singing at an early age. Another family shake up landed her back in Arkansas to live with her grandparents. It was during this time that she got serious about music and started performing at the local church. She returned to Texas for college and played gigs around Houston while taking classes during the day. Realizing that music was more her passion than college, she took her first leap of faith and moved to Austin in 1992. By day she was a sales rep, at night she played all over Austin. One day, June 15, 1998 to be exact, she took her second leap by quitting her day job and focusing all her energy on her music. After resigning from her job she had a few nervous moments but got on the phone and by the end of the day she’d booked eleven gigs. She never looked back and has earned a living playing music ever since. She can lay claim to the only Texas artist to have one of her songs recorded by Nancy Sinatra. Lee Hazlewood, a pop singer that often recorded with Sinatra, heard one of Shelley’s songs while driving across Texas. He and Sinatra recorded King’s Texas Blue Moon on their final duet album in 2004. Shelley’s latest CD, Fan Faves, was released in December of 2017 and contains all her most requested songs. Be sure to pick up a copy at the show. Come back on Saturday night for the one man band Scott H. Biram. This San Marcos native brings the sound of a four piece band to the stage, all by himself. It’s an amazing thing to witness.

 

Showtime Network just aired the Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary titled If I Leave Here Tomorrow. Of the many shows I’ve seen about the band, this one is by far the best. They uncovered some amazing rare footage of the band that was filmed back in the 70’s. After the plane crash in 1977 that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, the reformed Skynyrd basically became a cover band after that. Without Ronnie there is no Skynyrd, just like there could be no Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger. Many bands were influenced by Skynyrd, most notably is Whiskey Myers, a young southern rock band playing at Whitewater Amphitheater this Saturday with the Read Southall Band and Koe Wetzel opening the show. Whiskey Myers started out in Elkhart, Texas when friends Cody Cannon and Cody Tate began writing songs together. They were soon joined by guitarist John Jeffers and called their band Lucky Southern. Jeff Hogg soon joined on drums and Cody’s cousin Gary Brown came onboard to handle bass. Lead singer Cody Cannon has a lot in common with Ronnie Van Zant. Like Ronnie, Cody stands center stage and sings, rarely playing a guitar. Ronnie loved to fish and Cody says that if he couldn’t sing, he’d be a professional fisherman. Even their band name is similar, with Skynyrd’s coming from the name of their high school coach and Whiskey Myers coming from a legendary town drunk. Or it could mean fighting chicken in Spanish or the name of a bigfoot type character from the piney woods of east Texas. The band remains tight lipped on the exact source of their unique name and often make up stories to fool prying reporters. Get your tickets to this show and many more at Whitewaterrocks.com.

 

Now, a look at concerts in our city, starting tonight with Tony Taylor at Adobe Verde in Gruene at 6:30pm. Monte Good is at Brookshire Brothers in Canyon Lake on Friday night and it’s steak night too. Definitely a good choice there. The Downtown Social has Kori Free & the Groove Hounds on Saturday night. It’s Kori’s last show in town for the summer. On Sunday take a cruise out to Lonestar Floathouse on River Road for Zack Walther and Matthew Briggs at 6pm. That takes care of the weekend but check out the full list on the concert calendar page.

 

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – Doug & Glenn – 6:30pm

Sat – Fallon Franklin – 6:30pm

Sun – Don Reilly – 6:30pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Tonight – The Flyin’ A’s – 7pm

Fri – Folk Family Revival – 8:30pm

Sat – Loyd Bonham Band – 9pm

Sun – Bear Grammar – 6pm

 

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

Sat – Tejas Brothers – 9pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Monte Good – 7pm

Sat – Bandreu – 7pm

 

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 – Sam Riggs – 9pm

Fri – Zach Nytomt – 9pm

Sat – Bushwick Bill – 9pm

 

Downtown Social  (386 W. San Antonio St. 830-214-6650)

Sat – Kori Free & the Groove Hounds – 8:30pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Don Reilly – 9:30am

 

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

Tonight – Lucas Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – Chad Boyd – 7pm

Sat – Alli Mattice Band – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Garrett T. Capps / Shinyribs – 7pm

Sat – Granville Automatic / Max Stallings – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Gary Glenn & 20X Band – 8pm

Sat – Jesse Stratton Band – 8pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm

 

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

Fri – Bryan & Paul – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 2pm

Sun – Robert Irwin – 1pm

 

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

Sat – Clifton Jansky – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Houston Marchman – 7pm

Fri – Van Wilks – 8pm

Sat – Flat Top Jones – 1pm / Bonnie Whitmore / James McMurtry – 8pm

Sun – Slim Bawb – 12:30pm / Tom Gillam & Kosmic Messenger – 5pm

Mon – Casper Rawls & Friends – 7pm

Tue – Joey McGee – 7pm

Wed – The Georges – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Garrett Ford Band – 8pm

Sat – Broken Arrow – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Kriss Smith – 6pm

Sat – Anthony Wright Band – 6pm

 

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

Wed – Terry Cavanagh Duo – 7pm

 

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

Sun – Zack Walther & Matthew Briggs – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Jen & Ted Frumkin – 5pm

Fri – Hot Texas Swing Band – 8pm

Sat – Clayton Gardner – 1pm / Kathy Bauer – 8pm

Sun – Brigitte London & Dallas Moore – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm

 

McQueeney Hall  (9242 FM 725, McQueeney  830-708-8557)

Sat – Vernon Doege & Friends – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Bill Middleton Band – 6pm

Sat – Gerry Burns – 2pm / John Cavender – 7pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 6pm

 

Oma’s Secret Garden (1407 Gruene Rd 830-625-1045)

Tonight – Jam Night – 6pm

Fri – Stray Dog & Wolves – 6pm

Sat – Tex Atras – 2pm / 3 Man Front – 6pm

Sun – Adam Johnson – 3pm

 

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

Tonight – Scott Boddicker – 5pm / Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Sonny Wolf – 9pm

Sat – The Mismatch / Folk Family Revival – 9pm

Sun – All Mixed Up – 3:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Mon – Rodney Hayden – 6:30pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Work Brothers – 8:30pm

Fri – Ryan Ross Band – 8:30pm

Sat – Chris Saucedo – 9:30pm

Sun – Tony Taylor – 8:30pm

Mon – Grant Ewing – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 9pm

Wed – Cody Coggins – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Colton O’Neill – 8pm

Fri – Shelley King – 9pm

Sat – Scott H. Biram – 9pm

Sun – Bramble Jam – 4pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Tue – Troy Stone Band – 8pm

Wed – Brent Warren – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Silver Cloud / Zane Williams – 6pm

Sat – Drugstore Gypsies / Django Walker / Mark McKinney – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Wood & Wire – 8pm

Sat – Tributes to Pat Benatar & Journey – 8pm

Wed – Tab Benoit – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Josh & Gabe – 9pm

Fri – Wes Nickson Band – 9pm

Sat – Travis Parker – 9pm

Sun – 3 Piece & A Biscuit – 9pm

 

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

Fri – Hipsonic – 8pm

Sat – Clever Name Band – 8pm

Sun – Bo Brumble & Garrett Mann – 4pm

 

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

Tonight – Brett Cline Jazz Quartet – 8pm

Fri – Zack Walther – 8pm

Sat – Call For Band Info

 

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

Tonight – Meyer Anderson Band – 8pm

Fri – Jeremy Egg Band – 8pm

Sat – Knotty Grove – 9pm

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

Sat – Read Southall Band / Koe Wetzel / Whiskey Myers – 8pm

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