Music News – June 21, 2018

The first time I heard Allan Goodman on the radio, it was his song “25 to Life.” It’s a semi-humorous song about serving time in prison rather than getting married. Allan was like that, he had a wicked sense of humor. Allan came to New Braunfels from his home in California, determined to make a living in the music business. Local musician Matt Briggs remembers those days well. “Allan came here to work,” recalled Briggs. “He was always prepared. He could play anything from country to heavy metal and he knew hundreds of songs.” Allan passed away in 2014 from complications from cancer. It was a devastating loss for our local music scene. Almost immediately, his brother in law Corey Dement founded Goodfest in his honor to raise money to cover his medical costs. Corey hosted several Goodfest’s over the next several years, raising a lot of money for cancer patients. This Sunday will be the final Goodfest and local resident Jannine Taylor, a cancer patient here in New Braunfels, will be the recipient of the proceeds. Her son is Lucas Taylor, a local musician that fronts the Highway Hypnosis band, plus hosts the open mic stage at the Phoenix Saloon on Sunday nights. The final Goodfest will be held this Sunday at Billy’s Ice starting at 2pm and will feature Copper Chief, Zack Walther Band, Clever Name Band, Logun Timberlake, Tony Taylor, Austin Gilliam, Matt Easley, Shawn Hart, Statesboro’s Midnight Accident and the Original Allan Goodman Band from California. They were Allan’s band on the west coast and they fly out each year to play at Goodfest. They will also do a warm up gig on Friday night at Tavern in the Gruene if you’d like a sneak peek of what they sound like. Head out to Billy’s Ice on Sunday afternoon for a very worthy event to help out one of our own. For more info, check out the Facebook page at AGgoodfest.


A few months ago I talked about a talented young singer songwriter Mason Lively that was introduced to me by some mutual friends. He recently released his debut album, Stronger Ties, and has been building a solid fan base with each live performance. I decided to check in with Lively to see how things were going. Since we last spoke, Mason has been surrounding himself with a talented group of people to help him with his career. His publicity is now handled by Brandy Reed at RPR Media; his management is under the control of War Bird Management. Local musician Stewart Mann started this management company a few years ago with his friend Trey Newman. The biggest news Mason had to share was his recent signing with the William Morris Endeavor booking agency, one of the oldest most prestigious agencies in the world. They have offices all over the world in every major city and at one time listed John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra as clients. They’ve secured some good opening gigs for Mason which will get his music in front of more people. He’s started writing songs for his second album but he’s still pushing the debut CD. His show on Friday night at Cheatham Street Warehouse will be a full band set starting about 9pm with Canaan Bryce opening. For info on Mason’s show and many others, go to


Kelly Willis has a new album out now and she’s hosting her CD release party at Gruene Hall on Friday night. It’s been over a decade since we’ve heard new music from Kelly, so her Back Being Blue album is a welcome surprise. Willis is one of the most respected singer songwriters on the Texas music scene so it will be a true pleasure to hear some fresh tunes from her. The ten track album contains some of the strongest work of her career. Modern World and I’m A Lover, Not A Fighter are two instant standouts. Get you tickets now at and be sure to pick up a copy of her new CD at the show.


A few weeks back I mentioned that Oma Gruene’s Secret Garten had finally re-opened in their new location at 1407 Gruene Road. This weekend they want to invite everyone to come out and see their new facility. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all and chill with a glass of wine or a cold beer. They are still in Gruene, located behind Rockin’ R River Rides on the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River. The kitchen is housed in a groovy old airstream trailer that has beer, wine and sandwiches. There’s plenty of seating, a volleyball court, shady cypress trees and plenty of breeze. Parking is always free and they are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm to midnight. They will host all the most popular local bands each night starting at 6. Check out all the details on their website at On Friday they have Highway Hypnosis, on Saturday its guitar wizard Chris Duarte followed on Sunday by singer songwriter James Pardo.






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

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – Don Reiley – 6:30pm

Sat – Bru Erdman – 6:30pm

Sun – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm


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

Sat – Third Eye – Tribute to Tool – 7pm


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

Sat – Loyd Bonham – 9pm

Sun – Gerry Burns – 4pm


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

Sat – Copper Chief – 9pm

Sun – Goodfest – 2pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm


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

Fri – Billy Snipes – 7pm

Sat – Ruben V – 7pm


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

Fri – Mason Lively – 8pm

Sat – Alli Mattice / Jesse Stratton – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Concerts in the Park (Landa Park Dance Slab @ 7:30pm)

Thu – Sunny Saucedo – 7pm


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

Fri – Jake Ward – 9pm

Sat – Juvenile – 9pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Young & Rusty – 9:30am


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

Tonight – Lucas Taylor Duo – 6:30pm

Fri – Rock Bottom String Band – 7pm

Sat – Code 2 – 6pm


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

Fri – Chad Anderson Band / Roadside Libby – 7pm

Sat – Altamesa / Scott H Biram – 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 – Phil Luna – 5pm

Fri – Dan McCoy – 5pm

Sat – Adam Johnson – 2pm/ Bret Graham – 6pm


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

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

Sun – Dan McCoy – Noon / Clifton Jansky – 6pm


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

Tonight – Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros – 7pm

Fri – Kelly Willis (CD Release Party) – 7pm

Sat – Garrett Lebeau – 1pm / Old 97’s – 8pm

Sun – Slim Bawb – 12:30pm / Paul Oscher – 5:30pm

Mon – Joey McGee w/ Season Ammons – 7pm

Tue – Two Tons of Steel – 7:30pm

Wed – Aaron Einhouse – 7pm


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

Fri – Logun Timberlake & 65 at Night – 8pm

Sat – AC & the Bad Billy’s – 9pm


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

Tonight – Mario Vera – 6pm

Fri – Bob Gonzales – 6pm

Sat – Trace Owen Jr. – 6pm

Sun – Mike Kropp – 6pm


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

Fri – Pete & Sean Williams – 8pm

Tue – Dirty River Dixie Band – 7pm

Wed – Terry Cavanagh Duo – 7pm


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

Fri – County Line – 8pm

Sat – Scott Wiggins – 8pm


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

Sun – Bo Brumble & Tyler Cannon – 6pm


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

Fri – Brutherz – 8pm

Sat – Food Truck Festival w/ Randall King, Cash’d Out – Noon

Sun – Chris Saucedo – 1pm / ShAnnie – 7pm


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 Band – 6pm

Sat – Hayden Jones Band – 7pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 6pm


Oma’s Secret Garden (1263 Gruene Rd 830-625-1045)

Fri – Highway Hypnosis – 6pm

Sat – Chris Duarte – 6pm

Sun – James Pardo – 6pm


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

Tonight – Shawn Hart – 6pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm

Sat – Steven James & the Jaded – 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 – Chris Saucedo Band – 8:30pm

Sat – Logun Timberlake – 9:30pm

Sun – Britney Monroe – 8:30pm

Mon – Doug Garrett – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 9pm

Wed – The Craze – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Zach Talbert – 8pm

Fri – Roy Heinrich – 6pm / Audrey Malone – 9pm

Sat – The Blondettes – 9pm

Sun – Blues Jam w/ Ace – 4pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Rich & Maranda – 7pm

Wed – Daniel Thomas Phipps – 8pm


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

Fri – D & Chi – 9:30pm

Sat – The Blondettes – 12:30pm / D & Chi – 4pm / Chuck Ligon – 9:30pm

Sun – Cameron Matthew Ray – 4pm

Mon – Stephen Curd – 8:30pm

Tue – Gary Kyle – 8:30pm

Wed – Drew Fish – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Powell Brothers – 7:30pm

Fri – Skyrocket – 8pm

Sat – Thomas Csorba / Sean McConnell – 8pm

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick & Jamie Lin Wilson – 7:30pm


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

Tonight – Josh & Gabe – 9pm

Fri – Original Allan Goodman Band – 9pm

Sat – Funkland – 9pm

Sun – 3 Piece & A Biscuit – 9pm

Tue – Nate Rodriguez – 8pm


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

Tonight – Open Mic Night – 8pm

Sat – Soul Sessions – 8pm


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

Tonight – Brett Cline Jazz Quartet – 8pm

Fri – Scottish Irish Blokes – 8pm

Sat – Robert Cannon – 9pm


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

Fri – Jesse Stratton Band – 8pm

Sat – Knotty Grove – 9pm

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