Music News – Jan. 17, 2019

Brett Cline Tribute to Paul Simon

Local musician Brett Cline will take part in the Local Live series at the Brauntex Theatre tonight with his tribute to the music of Paul Simon. Now that Simon has officially retired from live performances, this is the next best way to enjoy the vast catalog of songs written by the New York songwriter. Actually born in New Jersey, Simon moved to Queens, New York when he was three years old. He played his first concert there in 1957 and on September 22, 2018, he performed his final show just a few miles from his childhood home. Cline and his seven piece band will pay homage to the music from Simon’s solo career as well as the hits he had with Art Garfunkel. It is important to remember that Simon wrote all these songs, making him one of the most talented songwriters in the world. Joining Brett onstage tonight will be Phillip Henderson on guitar and vocals, Pancho Garza III on lead guitar, Nick Lewis on bass, Tony Bray on saxophone, Kevin Hall on drums and Laurie Henderson and Diana Bray on backing vocals. Cline is one of the most talented musicians in our city so check out this very special performance if you can. The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are available at the box office or online at


George Strait Sings With Willie

George Strait has accomplished every dream and goal he’s ever set for himself in the music business, except for one thing. He’s never sang a duet with Willie Nelson. Last Saturday night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Strait finally got his wish. A special all-star concert was hosted to honor the Red Headed Stranger and was filmed for A&E TV. It will be titled Willie: The Life of an American Outlaw and features performances by Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, Ray Benson, John Mellencamp, Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Dave Matthews and George Strait, just to name a few. The highlight of the night came when George and Willie joined forces on ‘Sing One With Will,’ a song they wrote together. The A&E Network will air the special later this year.


Steve Earle Honors Guy Clark

Speaking of Steve Earle, the Texas born songwriter just recorded a tribute to his mentor, the late Guy Clark. It comes ten years after Earle’s previous tribute to his other idol, Townes Van Zandt. When a teenage Earle hitchhiked from San Antonio to Nashville in 1974, two of the first songwriters he met were Guy and Townes. They took the youngster in and proceeded to teach him the art of songwriting. Guy gave him a job playing bass in his band. Earle was replacing another Texan, a young Rodney Crowell, who was leaving the nest to start a solo career. With a March 29 release date, the sixteen song album features guest appearances by Jerry Jeff Walker, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Terry Allen, Shawn Camp and Verlon Thompson. In a press statement, Earle explained both men, “When it comes to mentors, I’m glad I had both. If

you asked Townes about songwriting, he’d hand you a copy of the book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. If you asked Guy the same question, he’d take out a piece of paper and teach you how to diagram a song.” Preorder your copy of the album now at


Kinky Friedman & Mollie B Coming to Krause’s Cafe

Krause’s Café has two very special shows scheduled for February 14 and March 14 respectively. First up is Texas legend Kinky Friedman on February 14, Valentine’s Day, with dinner and an acoustic show. Krause’s Café will provide the pre-show meal at SeeKatz Opera House where Kinky will perform all the songs that made him a household name in the Lone Star State. In addition to being a noted singer songwriter, Kinky is also a bestselling author. In 1976, Friedman was hand-picked by Bob Dylan to open his concerts on the famous Rolling Thunder Revue Tour. In 2006 he ran for Governor of Texas with the slogan, How Hard Can it Be? Exactly one month later, Squeezebox featuring the incredible Mollie B, will perform their first concert in downtown New Braunfels on the Krause’s Café Pavilion Stage. Mollie is one of the most popular polka acts in America and once hosted her own TV show on the RFD Network. Tickets for both shows are available now at


Oak Ridge Boys Carry On

Imagine being a backup singer for Elvis Presley in 1972 and being asked to join a little known gospel group called the Oak Ridge Boys. That’s the decision bass singer Richard Sterban found himself in when he got the call from William Lee Golden. Current bass singer Noel Fox was leaving the group and they wanted Richard to take his place. “People thought I was crazy,” recalled Sterban, calling from his home near Nashville. “Who would leave Elvis to join a poor gospel group? But I was already a fan of the Oaks and I had faith in where they were going. Seven years later, Elvis passed away and that was the same year we had our first hit song with Ya’ll Come Back Saloon. Things worked out alright and here we are 46 years later. We are still touring over 150 nights a year, still healthy and still having fun doing it. We are planning on recording a new album this year since our last one, 17th Avenue Revival, did so well.” Friday night will mark their 6th year of sold-out shows at the Brauntex Theatre and according to Richard; they plan on keeping that tradition going for years to come.





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

Sat – Mario Flores & Soda Creek Band – 8pm


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

Tonight – Anthony Wright Band – 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 – Brett Cline Tribute to Paul Simon – 7:30pm

Fri – Oak Ridge Boys – 8pm


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

Sat – Born Again / Miss Hollywood – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


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

Fri – Chris Colson – 9pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Don Reilly – 9:30am


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

Fri – Chris Lancaster – 7pm

Sat – Tex Porter Band – 7pm


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

Fri – Travis Schultz & the Rutmakers – 7pm

Sat – Corey Hunt Band / Reckless Kelly – 7pm


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

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm


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

Tonight – Shaw Pittman & Jason Moeller – 6pm

Fri – Joey McGee / Van Wilks – 7pm

Sat – Bo Phillips – 1pm / Jamie Lin Wilson / Mike & the Moonpies – 8pm

Sun – 3 Hands High – Noon / Linda Gail Lewis – 4pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Tony Taylor & Friends – 6pm

Wed – Aaron Stephens – 6pm


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

Fri – Slim Bawb & Fabulous Stump Grinders – 8pm

Sat – Shaker Hymns – 8pm


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

Tonight – Stephen K. Morris – 5pm

Fri – Hayden Whittington – 1pm / Peter Tory – 4pm / Jimmy Lee Jones – 7pm

Sat – 12th Annual Blues Fest – Noon

Sun – Dan West & Elijah Stone – 1pm / T & C Miller – 5pm


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

Fri – Silver & Gold – 7pm

Sat – Bandreu – 7pm

Sun – Bluegrass Sunday w/ Gerry Burns – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 6pm


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

Tonight – Sly Foot Family – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Soul Session w/ Mustard – 9pm

Sat – Knotty Grove – 9pm

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

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm


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

Tonight – Damon Curtis – 8:30pm

Fri – Denny Herrin – 8:30pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9:30pm

Sun – Two Rivers Revival – 8:30pm

Mon – Larry Martin Sweeney – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Jade Marie Patek – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Dallas Moore – 8pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 8pm

Sat – Heather Victorino – 9pm

Tue – Chris Lancaster – 8pm

Wed – Mark Willenborg – 8pm


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

Fri – Gethen Jenkins – 8pm

Sat – The Motts – 8pm


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 – Cameron Matthew Ray – 8:30pm

Fri – Dave Fenley – 9pm

Sat – Austin Leach / Chris Lopez – 9:30pm

Sun – Steven Curd – 4pm

Tue – Adam Johnson – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Josh Pearson / Koodookoo – 7pm

Fri – Western Youth / Eric Tessmer – 7:30pm

Sat – Skunkweed – 8pm


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

Fri – Highway Hypnosis – 9pm

Sat – Call For Band Info – 9pm

Sun – 3 Piece & a Biscuit – 9pm


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

Fri – Sinatra & Beyond w/ Tony Desare – 8pm


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

Fri – Brian Milson & Casee Allen – 8pm

Sun – Bo Brumble & Garrett Mann – 4pm

Wed – Austin Gilliam – 7pm


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

Tonight – Jazz night w/ Gregory Grant – 7pm

Fri – Two Rivers Revival – 8pm

Sat – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Chris Sauceda Band – 8pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 8pm

Sat – Clint Taft & Buck Wild Band – 9pm

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