Music News – Nov. 14, 2019

Ryan Bingham is just one of the many singer songwriters that once called New Braunfels home. I remember him performing at open mic night at Saengerhalle and opening shows for his pal Joe Ely. He self-released his first two albums, Wishbone Saloon and Dead Horses and got Lone Star Music to distribute them from their store that was once located in Gruene. He signed a deal with Lost Highway Records in 2006 and moved to Los Angeles right before releasing Mescalito, his debut album on a major label. His second album, the critically acclaimed Roadhouse Sun, was released in 2009. In 2010, his song The Weary Kind was featured in the Jeff Bridges movie, Crazy Heart. Ryan and his band appeared in the movie as well. He won a Golden Globe, an Oscar and a Grammy for that song, making 2010 a very good year for the young singer. He also released his third album, Junky Star, that year and toured heavily to promote it. He kept the music flowing with Tomorrowland in 2012 and Fear & Saturday Night in 2015. His 2016 concert at Whitewater Amphitheater was filmed and recorded for a live album, DVD and was live streamed on Amazon. This past April he started the Western Music Festival on the outdoor stage in Luckenbach and also released a new album titled American Love Song. His acting roles increased as well, with a regular spot on Kevin Costner’s hit TV series Yellowstone. He is closing out a busy year with a quick weeklong tour of Texas starting tonight and Friday night at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Saturday in Dallas, Sunday in Houston, next Tuesday at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio and Wednesday in Alpine. The amazing Jamestown Revival will open the show. Tickets are available for all shows at


Ray Anthony Comes to Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre in Seguin will host an oldies rock show on December 14 featuring Sting Ray Anthony on guitar and vocals. Joining Anthony will the all-female group, Shake, Rattle & Roll. Anthony is most known for his superb tribute to 50’s rock star Richie Valens. He performed his Valens tribute show all around the world before joining the award-winning live tribute show Legends in Concert. Anthony’s tribute to Valens won the approval of Bob Keane, owner of Del-Fi Records, and the original produce of Richie Valens records. “It’s amazing what happens to the audience when I sing Richie Valens songs,” explains Anthony. “They get excited and want to dance right out of their seats.” The house band for the night will be Spinout, one of the best tribute bands in the business. Doors will open at 4pm for this special show and reservations can be made by calling 832-312-0074.


Comal Country Music Show Celebrates Anniversary

Next Tuesday, November 19, marks the Comal Country Music Show’s 22nd Anniversary. Each month the show is produced by Chuck Woods and features great country music by many talented local musicians. Special guests at next weeks show includes David Lewis, Tori Vourganas, Bob Appel and Terry Lyne Moore. As always, profits from each show will go to our local Meals on Wheels. Each month the show takes place at the Columbus Club Hall located at 111 Landa Street. Admission is just $7 at the door and the shows are sponsored by Knights of Columbus.


Black Crowes Reunite for Tour

Sibling rivalry dates back to the beginning of time and some of the biggest feuds reside in the music business. Back in the 50’s, the Everly Brothers fought constantly. In the 60’s, Ray and Dave Davies formed the British rock band the Kinks and were famous for their fights, often on-stage. Dennis, Carl and Brian Wilson formed the Beach Boys and fought so often it’s a wonder they were able to record any songs at all. Though Ann and Nancy Wilson aren’t related to the Beach Boys brothers, their arguments have caused many breakups in their band, Heart. When the Black Crowes were formed in the mid-80’s, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson wanted to bring guitar driven rock music back to help us forget the disco era. Their debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, was released in February 1990 and quickly shot to the top of the charts. Over the course of the next several years, they released eight albums and toured constantly. Internal tensions lead to regular fighting among the brothers and by 2013 they split for what many fans feared would be the final time. However, time and money can change your mind and since their first album turns 30 years old next year, they are reuniting for an anniversary tour. Texas fans are in luck because they will start the tour in Austin on June 17 at the Austin 360 Amphitheatre. They will stop in Dallas on June 19 and at the Woodlands north of Houston on June 20. For this tour they have enlisted new band members in an effort to keep this reunion drama free and fresh. The 46 city tour will end on September 19 in Los Angeles. Tickets are on-sale now at


Tribute to Grand Funk Railroad

Tonight is the second Local Live concert of the season at the Brauntex Theatre featuring our own Yesenia McNett and Bill Stephens, doing a tribute to Grand Funk Railroad. They formed a new band just for this show and called it Closer To Home, which was a huge hit song for Grand Funk. Joining them tonight is William Caisse, Billy Staggs and Rob Fedson. Grand Funk Railroad formed in Flint, Michigan in 1969 with Mark Farner on guitar, Don Brewer on drums and Mel Schacher on bass, They took their name from a popular local rail line, Grand Trunk Western Railroad. They had a long list of hits including I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home), We’re An American Band, The Loco-Motion, Walk Like A Man and Some Kind of Wonderful. Tickets are available at or by phone at 830-627-0808.






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

Tonight – Danny Harris – 6::30pm

Fri – Don Reilly – 6:30pm

Sat – Danny Ray Harris & Backroads Band – 6:30pm


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

Sat – Rocky Hill Band – 8pm


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

Tonight – Octane Accelerator Tour – 5pm

Fri – Simple Plan – 5:30pm

Sat – R&B Only – 8:30pm

Tue – Jamestown Revival / Ryan Bingham – 7pm


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

Tonight – The Turbos – 8:30pm

Fri – Tyler McCollum / Dave Fenley – 9pm

Sat – Clockwork – 9pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm


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

Fri – Dough Strahan & the Good Neighbors – 6pm

Sun – Monte Good – 1pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens Band – 9pm


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

Tonight – Closer To Home – Tribute to Grand Funk Railroad – 7:30pm

Fri – Firefall – 7:30pm


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

Fri – Anthony Wright Band – 6pm

Sat – Read & Lava – 6pm


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

Fri – The Lawless / Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers – 8pm

Sat – Peace Pipe Prophets – 8pm

Sun – Matt Kersh / Calamity Janes – Noon

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Columbus Club Hall (111 Landa Street 541-490-2216))

Tue – Comal Country Music Show – 6pm


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

Fri – Bruce Robison – 9pm

Sat – Hector Ward & the Big Time – 1pm

Sun – Toni Price & Friends – 1pm

Tue – Floyd Domino & Redd Volkaert – 7pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Shawn Hart – 9:30am


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

Tonight – Nate Guthrie – 6pm

Fri – Marcus Morales – 7pm

Sat – Tony Taylor – 7pm


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

Fri – The Georges – 7pm

Sat – Mason Lively / Mike Ryan – 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 – Bob Appeal – 4pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – Noon / Colton’s Kin – 4pm

Sun – Robert Irwin – 1pm


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

Sun – Dan McCoy – Noon


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

Fri – Canvas People – 7pm

Sat – Smokehouse Guitar Army – 7pm

Sun – Poor J Brown – 2pm


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

Tonight – Tom Gillam & Kosmic Messengers – 6pm

Fri – Jay Gonzalez / Drive By Truckers – 7pm

Sat – Juliann Banks Band – 1pm / Jay Gonzalez / Drive By Truckers – 8pm

Sun – Hacienda Brothers Reunion – Noon / Andrea Magee Band – 4pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Austin Meade, Johnny Chops, Justin Cole – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm


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

Fri – Slim Bawb & the Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 8:30pm

Sat – Hunter Road Trio – 9pm


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

Tonight – Michael Milligan & Texiana Blues – 7pm

Fri – All Mixed Up – 7pm


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

Tonight – Sam Watson – 5pm

Fri – Jan & Ted Frumkin – 4pm / Bonnie Lang – 8pm

Sat – The Hot Attacks – 1pm / Ben Stafford Rogers & the Texans – 8pm

Sun – Jimmy Lee Jones – 1pm / Jake Martin – 5pm


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

Fri – Marvin Bottera & Broken Glass – 6:30pm

Sat – Tracy Weinberg – 2pm / Ash, Pope, Inmon & Burns – 7pm

Sun – Gerry Burns Bluegrass Show – 3pm


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

Fri – Nate Guthrie – 6:30pm

Sat – Clifton DeLeon – 6:30pm


Our Lady Bar & Grille (1720 Gruene Road 830-358-7545)

Sat – Elvis Tribute by Travis Hudson – 7pm


Pale Horse & Sky Bar (2031 Central Plaza, Creekside 830-743-1067)

Fri – Greg Grant – 6pm (Lounge) / Jess & Dave – 8pm (Sky Bar)

Sat – Soul Ethos – 6:30pm (Lounge) / Duke Ryan – 8pm (Sky Bar)


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

Tonight – Paul Handelman – 5:30pm

Fri – Jr Nash – 5pm / Soul Sessions w/ Courtney Santana – 8:30pm

Sat – 3 Man Front – 9pm

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

Wed – Steven Vee – Noon / Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm


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

Tonight – Juliet McConkey – 7pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 6pm / Scott H Biram – 9pm

Sat – Summer Dean – 9pm

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick – 7pm


River Hofbrau & Beer Garden (1515 Kuehler Ave, 830-626-2200)

Fri – Wayne Wilson – 6pm

Sat – Nef Hernandez – 6pm


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

Tonight – Zack Walther – 6pm


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

Fri – Augie Meyers – 7pm

Sat – Skyrocket – 8pm


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

Tonight – Open Mic Night – 7:30pm

Fri – Austin Gilliam – 9pm

Sat – Popgun – 9:30pm

Sun – Tyler Cannon – 4pm


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

Tonight – Tedeschi Trucks Band – 7:30pm


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

Tonight – Cactus Country – 8pm

Fri – Chris Max Band – 8:30pm

Sat – Meyer Anderson Band – 9pm

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