Music News – Aug. 15, 2019

When it comes to Texas music, it doesn’t get much better than the trio of Wade Bowen, Cory Morrow and Pat Green. Whitewater Amphitheater has booked these three staples of the Texas music scene for what will surely be a sold-out show. All three have music to promote, namely Green with his latest single Drinkin’ Days moving up the charts. Wade has his classic Solid Ground album still doing well and the same goes for Cory’s Whiskey & Pride CD. You will hear all their hits at this show plus some cool collaborations will definitely take place. If you are planning on going, get your tickets now at WhiteWaterRocks.com. At press time they still had some available.

William Clark Green’s Float Fest

We all know how much Texas music and tubing the river go together so kudos to William Clark Green for starting a festival combining the two. On Saturday be brings his annual Toobin & Boozing Float Fest back to River Road Icehouse. Joining William are the Wyatt Weaver Band, Kaitlin Butts and Read Southall Band. There are several variations of tickets to purchase including VIP tickets, tubing and concert combos or just concert tickets. Get all the information at RiverRoadIcehouse.com.

 

Ray Wylie Hubbard Plays Luckenbach

The legendary Luckenbach Dance Hall will be rocking this Saturday night with Dalton Domino and headliner Ray Wylie Hubbard. According to Ray’s Facebook page, his new album is almost ready. He’s been posting bits and pieces of info about the new release so hopefully we will have it soon. In addition to a heavy tour schedule, Ray still finds time to post funny yet informative notes from the road. Tomorrow the A&M University Press will release a new book devoted to Ray’s song lyrics titled The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard. Eight 30 Records will release The Messenger: Tribute to Ray Wylie Hubbard, featuring the best in Texas music singing one of Ray’s songs. Ray Benson tackles Easy Money Down in Texas while Ray’s pal Jonathan Tyler does I Wanna Rock & Roll. Other artists include James McMurtry, Radney Foster, Walt Wilkins, Slaid Cleaves, Band of Heathens, Bobby Bare and Shinyribs, just to name a few.

 

The Day Elvis Died

Tomorrow will mark 42 years after the death of Elvis Presley, who ironically died at 42 years old.

I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. All day long they played his music on radio stations all across the world. Elvis was the first huge rock star to come along and he paved the way for thousands of others to follow. When the Beatles came to America in 1964 they started the British Invasion and slowly forced Elvis off his throne. If you’ve seen the new movie titled Yesterday, you can agree on the massive impact their music had on the world. In the movie, the story is based on a world where the Beatles never existed. The young singer in the movie proceeds to write and record all their hit songs as his own. It’s a great idea for a movie because it asks the question, what if there were no Beatles or maybe no Elvis? How much of an impact would that have on our music today? How many bands did Elvis or the Beatles inspire? Surely the number is in the thousands. It’s a very witty movie and just hearing all those fantastic songs the Beatles recorded is worth the price of admission.

 

Woodstock Turns 50

Another major musical event took place on this day back in 1969. It was the massive 3-day Woodstock Music Festival held at Max Yasur’s dairy farm near Bethel, New York. Promoters estimated 50,000 people would attend but over 400,000 turned out, forcing promoters to make it a free concert since they stormed the gates and walked over the fences. Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first band signed to play Woodstock for a fee of $10,000. Once Creedence signed on, other bands followed suit. A total of thirty two acts performed at Woodstock, many performing in the early morning hours since the schedule was impossible to follow. Bands like Creedence were supposed to start at 9pm on the 2nd night but didn’t take the stage until 3am. When the live album was released, the cover captured a shot of a young couple covered in mud and wrapped in blanket. That couple, Nick & Bobbi Ercoline, are still married today and have fond memories of the 3 days spent in the mud in upstate New York. A massive box set will be released that includes the audio tracks of every act that performed at Woodstock. The 50th Anniversary concert planned for this weekend has been cancelled because the proper permits weren’t obtained by the promoters. A smaller Woodstock Festival celebration will be held at the original site.

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – JJ Garrett – 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)

Sat – Weezhur – Tribute to Weezer – 7pm

 

Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – Tessy Lou & Shotgun Stars – 8:30pm

Sat – Toman Brothers – 9:30pm

Sun – Slim Bawb & Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Brian Milson – 8:30pm

Fri – Highway Hypnosis – 9pm

Sat – LC Rocks – 9pm

Tue – JJ Garrett – 8:30pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

 

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

Fri – David Touchton – 6pm

Sat – Roadside Libby – 6pm

Sun – Nate Guthrie – 1pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 9pm

 

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

Sat – Pink Floyd Laser Light Show – 7:30pm

 

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

Fri – Bill & Damon Duo – 7pm

Sat – Tex Porter Band – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Jacob Bryant – 8pm

Sat – David Prado Band – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm

 

Devil’s Backbone Tavern (4041 FM 32, Fisher, TX)

Sat – Folk Family Revival – 1pm

Sun – Toni Price & Friends – 1pm

Tue – Floyd Domino – 7pm

 

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

Sat – Good Time Polka Club w/ Czechaholics – 7pm

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Anthony Wright Band – 9:30am

 

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

Tonight – Nate Guthrie – 6pm

Sat – Tyler Stuckey – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Ben Danaher / Aaron Lewis – 7pm

Sat – Jake Penrod – 7pm

 

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

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Ryan Waguespack – 6pm

Fri – Bret Graham – 5pm

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

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

 

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

Sat – Colton’s Kin – Noon

 

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

Tonight – Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun – 7pm

Fri – Ian Noe / Jamestown Revival – 7pm

Sat – Dallas Moore Band – 1pm / 40 Acre Mule / Micky & the Motorcars – 8pm

Sun – Beat Boot Revival – 12:30pm / Tom Gillam & Kosmic Messenger – 5pm

Mon – Christian Sparks & Beatnik Bandits – 7pm

Tue – Two Tons of Steel – 7:30pm

Wed – Mitch Webb & the Swindles – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Michael Milligan & Texiana Bluez – 7pm

Fri – Jay Bleu – 4pm / All Mixed Up – 8pm

Sat – The Oompah’s – 7pm

Wed – Off The Grid Polka Band – 7pm

 

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

Fri – County Line – 7pm

Sat – Keen Country – 7pm

 

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

Sun – Zack Walther – 5pm

 

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

Tonight – Theresa Britt – 5pm

Fri – Hayden Whittington – 1pm / Bonnie Lang – 8pm

Sat – Bo Porter Trio – 1pm / Dalton Domino / Ray Wylie Hubbard – 8pm

Sun – Chris Saucedo – 1pm / ShAnnie – 5pm

 

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

Fri – Blank Floyd – 7pm

Sat – Nate Guthrie – 2pm / Humdingers – 7pm

Sun – Chuck Shaw – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm

 

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

Tonight – Hunter Road Trio – 6:30pm

Wed – Open Mic Night – 7:30pm

 

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

Fri – Larry Dial – 5:30pm / Soul Sessions w/ Robert Carter – 9pm

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

Wed – Steven Vee – 1pm / Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Fri – Chris Saucedo Band – 8:30pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9:30pm

Sun – The Vagabonds – Noon / Tony Taylor – 3pm

Mon – Larry Martin Sweeney – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Lady & the Tramps – 8:30pm

 

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

Fri – The Homebodies – 6pm

Sat – Heather Victorino – 9pm

Sun – Beaumont’s Gospel Supper – Noon

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick – 7pm

 

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

Sat – William Clark Green Float Trip – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Call For Band Info

 

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

Fri – Elaina Kay – 9:30pm

Sat – Jessee Lee – 4pm / Sir Woman – 9:30pm

Sun – Kathy McKenzie – 4pm

Mon – Marcy Grace – 8:30pm

Tue – Harper Grace – 8:30pm

Wed – Erica Michelle – 5:30pm

 

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

Fri – Scott H. Biram – 8pm

Sat – Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines – 7pm

Sun – Chris Taylor – 6pm

Wed – Jamie Lin Wilson & Dalton Domino – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Open Mic Night – 7:30pm

Fri – Backwater Blvd – 9pm

Sat – Matt Kersh – 2pm / Comal Caterwaulers – 5:30pm / Britt Ballenger Band – 9pm

Sun – Tyler Cannon – 2pm

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

 

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

Sat – Clever Name Band – 7pm

Sun – Jackie Darlene & Zack Pack – 3pm

Wed – Fast Movin Trio – 7pm

 

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

Tonight – Rick Reyna Band – 8pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 8pm

Sat – I35 / Looks That Kill – Motley Crue Tribute – 9pm

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

Sat – Cory Morrow / Wade Bowen / Pat Green – 7pm

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