Music News – Nov. 8, 2018

Traditional country artists often get their start in Texas, even if they happen to be born in another state, like maybe Oklahoma. Newcomer Jon Wolfe started out in Tulsa then moved to Miami, Oklahoma where he was introduced to country music by his stepfather. Singing in church and in local bands gave him his confidence to write songs and learn to play guitar. With a career in oil trading, he moved to Chicago but ended up in Houston with fellow singer songwriter Hayes Carll as a roommate. One night Jon attended a concert by the country group Alabama and got to hang out on their bus after the show. Songwriter John Rich was also on the bus and sang a duet with Jon. That’s all it took, he was hooked on the idea of making a living in the music business. With five albums under his Texas belt, the latest being 2017’s Any Night In Texas, he’s selling out venues all across the southern states. Following in the footsteps of artists like Jerry Jeff Walker, Pat Green, Jack Ingram and William Clark Green, Wolfe will be recording a live album this weekend at Gruene Hall. He will record the Friday and Saturday shows and most likely pick the best performances from both nights. Dalton Domino will open the show on Friday, John Evans will handle those duties on Saturday. Tickets for both nights are still available at GrueneHall.com.

 

Billy Gibbons Plays Solo Show

Born William Frederick Gibbons in Houston in 1949 into a musical family, Billy found himself surrounded by music literally at birth. His parents sent him to New York to study under the great Tito Puente and later he was enrolled in the prestigious Warner Brothers Art School in Hollywood. He formed his first band, Moving Sidewalks, at the age of 18 and opened many shows for Jimi Hendrix. Before his death, Hendrix taught Billy some famous guitar licks and gave him one of his prized Fender Stratocasters. In 1969 Gibbons recruited Dusty Hill and Frank Beard for his new band, ZZ Top. Next year will mark their 50th year together with the same three guys. While Top is on hiatus, Billy squeezed in his second solo album, The Big Bad Blues. It’s a tasty collection of some of his favorite blues classic plus a few originals written just for the project. Gibbons is doing a few concerts to support the album and makes a rare solo stop in San Antonio on Sunday at the Aztec Theatre. In addition to the songs from his latest solo release, he’s doing a few ZZ Top tunes like Just Got Paid, Sharp Dressed Man and of course, La Grange. He also tackles the Led Zeppelin rocker Whole Lotta Love, which should be interesting to hear. Get tickets at TheAztecTheatre.com before this show sells out.

 

Veteran’s Day Benefit at Krause’s Cafe

On Sunday in honor of Veterans Day and all of those that have proudly served our country, there will be a very cool Benefit For The Brave at Krause’s Café. Things get started at 3pm and will last until 9pm. Advance tickets are just $25 and $30 at the door or you can purchase a VIP table for $350 if any are still available. All proceeds from this event will go to the New Braunfels Community Fund c/o the Canada/Kelly Veteran’s Fund. Cody and Shannon Canada host this benefit every year to honor their friend, the late Ben H. Dorcy III. There will be an all-star song swap with Cody Canada, Kevin Galloway, Jonathan Tyler, Dalton Domino and a very special surprise guest. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to KrausesCafe.com.

 

Blues Legend Miss Lavelle White at Riley’s Tavern

Riley’s Tavern will feature blues legend Miss Lavelle White on Saturday night at 9pm. White was born Lillia Lavell White in 1929 in Amite City, Louisiana to a family of sharecroppers. By age 12 she was writing poetry and when her family moved to Houston three years later, she started singing in local clubs accompanied by guitarist Clarence Hollimon. With the help of record label owner Don Robey she recorded fourteen songs and started releasing them as 45 rpm singles between 1958 and 1964. She lived in Chicago for a while and performed with Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. She returned to Houston in 1986 then moved again to Austin where she still lives. Antone’s Records finally released her first album in 1994, thirty six years after it was recorded. At 89 years young, she still performs concerts on a regular basis and is a true living legend. For info about Miss Lavelle’s show on Saturday and many more, see RileysTavern.com.

 

 

 

CONCERT CALENDAR:

 

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

Fri – Right on Red – 6:30pm

Sat – Bru’s Tunes – 6:30pm

 

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

Fri – Blues Traveler – 7pm

Sat – Good Charlotte – 6pm

Sun – Billy Gibbons – 7pm

 

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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

 

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

Fri – Jeff Inman Band – 7pm

Sat – Bill Pekar Band – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Kody West – 8pm

Sat – Kolby Cooper / Shotgun Rider – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle

 

Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Monte Goode – 9:30am

 

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

Fri – Hops Und Schnapps – 7pm

Sat – Hops Und Schnapps – 7pm

 

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

Fri – Chris Shiflett / Dale Watson – 7pm

Sat – Jaime Wyatt / Shane Smith & the Saints – 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 – Rusty Martin – 4pm

Sat – Bret Graham – 2pm

Sun – Joey McGee & Tim Elliot – 1pm

 

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

 

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

Tonight – Bill Small Band – 6pm

Fri – Dalton Domino / Jon Wolfe – 7pm

Sat – Bill Hearne Trio – 1pm / John Evans Band / Jon Wolfe – 8pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / The Rifters – 4pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Josh Grider & David Lee – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm

 

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

Fri – Jordan Minor & Bottom Dollar Band – 8pm

Sat – Canaan Bryce Band – 8pm

 

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

Fri – The Oompahs – 7pm

Sun – Benefit For The Brave w/ Cody Canada & Guests – 5pm

 

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

Tonight – Jen & Ted Frumkin – 5pm

Fri – Bill Lewis Combo – 4pm / Chris Saucedo – 8pm

Sat – Summer Dean / Max Stallings – 8pm

Sun – Kathy Bauer & Michael Broussard – 5pm

 

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

Fri – Marvin Bottera & Friends – 7pm

Sat – Don Reilly – 7pm

Sun – Chauncey Crandall – 3pm

 

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

Tonight – Junior Nash – 5pm / Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Fort Defiance / Blackbird Sing – 9pm

Sat – Fort Defiance / Jesse Stratton Band – 9pm

Sun – Jorge Gallegos – 3:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Myles Smith – 8:30pm

Fri – Natalie Rose – 8:30pm

Sat – The Strayhearts – 9:30pm

Sun – Art Haus Music – 8pm

Mon – Cody Coggins – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Chuck Shaw – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Mark Stuart & Sean Devine – 8pm

Fri – Mark Jungers – 6pm / Brian Duarte – 9pm

Sat – Miss Lavelle White – 9pm

Mon – Open Mic & Songwriters Night – 7pm

 

River House Snack Bar (1706 Hunter Road, 830-627-3285)

Sat – School of Rock – 4pm

 

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

Tonight – Radney Foster – 7pm (Sold Out)

Fri – The Nightowls – 9pm

Sat – Nightbird: Fleetwood Mac Tribute – 8pm

 

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

Tonight – Dewberry Pickle Boys – 9pm

Fri – Silver Cloud – 9pm

Sat – Anthony Wright Band – 9pm

Sun – Clever Name Band – 9pm

 

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

Wed – Crystal Bowersox – 7:30pm

 

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

Sat – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

 

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

Tonight – Jeremy Egg Band – 8pm

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