Music News – May 9, 2019

Aaron Watson Coming To Whitewater

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


ACL Music Festival Announces Lineup

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


Local Venues Continue to Add Live Music

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


Jimmy Webb Writes The Hits

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





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

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – Fallon Franklin – 6:30pm

Sat – Right on Red – 6:30pm

Sun – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm


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

Sun – Garbage – 7pm


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

Sat – Ruben V – 9pm

Sun – Slim Bawb & the Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 5pm


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

Tonight – Dallas Burrow – 8:30pm

Fri – Pop Gun – 8:30pm

Sat – Roadside Libby – 9:30pm

Sun – Keith Hickle – 2pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Tony Taylor & Slim Bawb – 9pm


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

Tonight – Ruthie Foster – 7:30pm

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


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

Fri – Jeff Inman Band – 6pm

Sat – Jack Motley & Friends – 6pm


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

Fri – Chad Cooke Band – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Anthony Wright – 9:30am


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

Tonight – BDP Jazz – 6pm


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

Fri – Cody Bryan Band / Roger Creager – 7pm

Sat – Cool Like Roy – 7pm


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

Fri – The Craze – 7pm

Sat – Bri Bagwell – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm


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

Tonight – NBHS Steel Drum Band – 5pm

Fri – Rodney Hayden – 5pm

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

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


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

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

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


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

Sat – Bret Coats – 7pm


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

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

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

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

Mon – Chris Ruest Trio – 6pm

Tue – Dallas Moore & Friends – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm


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

Fri – Buffalo Ruckus – 7pm

Sat – Wyatt Weaver Band – 8:30pm


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

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

Wed – Off The Grid Polka Band – 6pm


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

Sun – Kevin Galloway – 4pm


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

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Josh Morningstar / Tennessee Jet – 8pm

Sat – Strayhearts – 1pm

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


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

Fri – Nick Garcia Duo – 7pm

Sat – Brian Ash & Friends – 7pm

Sun – Nina Kay & Paul McLaughlin – 3pm

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


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

Tonight – March Divide – 7pm

Fri – Clifton Deleon – 8pm

Sat – Nef Hernandez – 8pm


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

Tonight – Paul Handelman – 5:30pm

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

Sat – 3 Man Front – 9pm

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

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


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

Fri – Band of Bandits – 8:30pm

Sat – Kerosene Drifters – 9:30pm

Sun – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

Mon – Tony Taylor – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Ryan Kennedy – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Magic Girl & Sissy Brown – 7pm

Fri – Mark Jungers – 7pm

Sat – Johnny Bush & the Bandeleros – 9pm

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick – 9pm


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

Tonight – Slim Bawb & the Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 7pm

Fri – Tanner Fenoglio – 6pm

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


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

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

Sun – Abbi Walker – 4pm

Mon – Marcus Morales – 8:30pm

Tue – Natalie Rose – 8:30pm

Wed – Steven Curd – 5:30pm


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

Tonight – Arielle – 8pm

Fri – Dirty River Boys – 9pm

Sat – Eclipse – Tribute to Journey – 9pm

Sun – Old 97’s – 8pm


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

Tonight – Dewberry Pickle Boys – 9pm

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

Sun – Tyler Cannon – 2pm

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

Wed – Jazz Jam w/ Brett Cline – 8pm


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

Tonight – Brett Cline – 6:30pm

Fri – 2 Rivers Revival – 8pm

Sat – Bobby Schmueckle & Friends – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Drew Moreland & Neon Hustle Band – 8pm

Fri – Wyzer – 8pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9pm

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

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

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

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