Music News – Sept. 5, 2019

Sunday brings the 2nd Annual Lennon-Aid Block Party back to Krause’s Café starting at 1pm and going until about 9pm. Lennon-Aid is the non-profit organization that Marci and Zack Walther started after their 6-month old daughter Lennon passed away from AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Only about 10 in a million children are diagnosed with this rare type of Leukemia. This event is family friendly with a lot of activities for kiddos, plenty of food choices and a day full of live music. This year’s headliner will be Texas boy Radney Foster. Also scheduled to perform are Texas Renegade, Hector Ward & the Big Time, Statesboro Revue, Reed Brothers, Jamie Lin Wilson and of course Zack Walther. Tickets are just $30 in advance and $40 at the door.


Rodney Crowell Returns to Gruene Hall

Speaking of Zack Walther, he has a brand new album coming out in October and he will certainly be playing some tunes from the new release when he opens for Rodney Crowell at Gruene Hall on Saturday night. Rodney has a new album as well, appropriately titled Texas, which is only fitting since he was born in Houston. He’s joined on the new album by Willie Nelson, Billy Gibbons, Randy Rogers, Vince Gill, Ronnie Dunn, Ringo Starr, Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle. It’s a statement of how much Rodney is respected by his peers in the music business.


Roy Head & Augie Meyers Play Riley’s Tavern

Riley’s Tavern has two of the most iconic artists in Texas music booked for Friday night. Roy Head and Augie Meyers are scheduled to play at 9pm on the Riley’s stage. Head was born in Three Rivers and grew up in San Marcos where he formed Roy Head & the Traits. In the mid-60’s they released the smash hit Treat Her Right, which catapulted them to fame. Head, now 78 years old, has over 50 years in the music business and remains one of the most dynamic live performers in the business. Though not as well known as Elvis or James Brown, he’s often compared to them. His son, Sundance Head, has followed in his footsteps and was a season winner of The Voice in 2016. Roy’s music is finding new fans since Quentin Tarantino used Treat Her Right in his new movie, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Augie Meyers was born in San Antonio in 1940 and along with Doug Sahm was a founding member of the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados. The Quintet scored a huge hit with She’s About A Mover in 1964 and they often toured with Roy Head and his band. Pairing these two legendary musicians together makes perfect sense and will make for a historic night of music. Get your tickets now at


Richie Allbright Plays Black’s BBQ

The story has been told a thousand times about a young singer songwriter that moves to Nashville to make it to the big time and become a huge country music star. George Strait and Garth Brooks both went to Nashville early in their careers and didn’t make it. It was on their second try at Music City that they finally made their mark. Richie Allbright grew up in Mathis, Texas and followed his dream to Nashville in 1994 at 22 years old. He played gigs, wrote songs and got caught up in the Nashville machine. Desperate to get control of his life, he came home to Texas. By 2002 he was ready to try it again, this time with a new batch of songs. Unfortunately Nashville still wasn’t ready for the pure country music Richie had to offer but his home state of Texas was. He returned to Texas, released his album and started playing live shows. Kickin’ Down The Doors was released in 2012 and exposed his new fans to what country music was meant to sound like. In 2015 he traveled to Los Angeles to team up with Ted Russell Kamp to record Poets, Prophets, Heroes & Friends. It was to be a milestone in Richie’s career and gathering widespread acclaim among critics and fans. His latest batch of songs are from the Back to Nashville EP where he delivers traditional country music once again. You can hear Richie on Friday night here in town at Black’s BBQ at 6pm. Stop in for great Texas BBQ and some of the best true country music in the state. Be sure to pick up your copy of his CD’s to show your support of working musicians.


New Albums Just Released

These days most folks get their music from streaming services like Spotify or Pandora. Some choose to download it from iTunes or other such sites. I’m still old school and like to have an actual CD od album in my hand. I like to read the liner notes, the lyrics and see who played on it. Many new albums have been released just in the past few weeks by such artists as Rodney Crowell, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Midland, Mike & the Moonpies, Jesse Dayton, Tyler Childers, Delbert McClinton, Tracy Lawrence, Seth James, Koe Wetzel and Joshua Ray Walker, just to name a few. If you are a fan of any of these artists, please support them by purchasing their music.





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

Tonight – Robert Earl Keen – 7pm

Fri – Q – The Music of Queen – 6:30pm


Baja BBQ (280 Marina, Canyon Lake 830-935-3122) Fri – Chris Lancaster – 8:30pm

Sat – Dallas Burrow – 9pm

Sun – Bo Porter – 6pm


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

Fri – Hill Country Revival – 8:30pm

Sat – Roadside Libby – 9pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm


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

Fri – Richie Allbright – 6pm

Sat – Gus Samuelson – 6pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens Band – 9pm


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

Fri – Michael Shane & Drew Moreland – 7pm

Sat – Texas Duet – 7pm


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

Tonight – Shaker Hymns – 8pm

Fri – Blevins / Mason Lively – 8pm

Sat – Colby Keeling – 8pm

Tue – Chris Colston – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


The Hideout (Formerly Conways)  (262 W. Jahn St.  830-620-5376)

Fri – Nate Rodriguez – 8pm


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

Sat – Tessy Lou & Shotgun Stars – 8pm

Sun – Lost Wagers – 1pm

Tue – Earl Poole Ball – 7pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Shawn Hart – 9:30am


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

Fri – Chad Boyd – 7pm

Sat – Marcus Morales – 8pm


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

Fri – Dylan Wheeler / Read Southall Band – 7pm

Sat – Big Cedar Fever / Billy Matta & Texas Tradition – 7pm


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

Fri – Gary Glenn – 8pm

Sat – Journey Tribute Band – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 7pm


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

Fri – Bret Graham – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 2pm

Sun – Robert Irwin – 1pm


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


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

Tonight – Sonny Wolf – 7pm

Fri – Justin Langston – 3pm

Sat – Kasey Thornton Band – 7pm

Sun – Gruene Grove Blues Jam – 2pm


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

Tonight – Chris Ruest Band – 6pm

Fri – Ezra Charles – 7pm

Sat – Pat Byrne Band – 1pm / Zack Walther / Rodney Crowell – 7pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / Johnny Nicholas – 5:30pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Bo Porter & Friends – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm


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

Fri – RAGE – 8:30pm


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

Fri – Ruben V – 8pm

Sat – The Oomphs – 3pm

Sun – Lennon Aid – 1pm

Wed – Der Klein Steins – 6pm


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

Tonight – Melinda Brown – 5pm

Fri – Hayden Whittington – 1pm / Jen & Ted Frumkin – 4pm / Wagon Aces – 8pm

Sat – Weldon Henson – 1pm / Bradley Banning / Jon Wolfe – 8pm

Sun – Thomas R. Riley – 1pm / ShAnnie – 5pm


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

Fri – AuraZora – 7pm

Sat – Amber Lucille Band – 7pm

Sun – Braydon Zink – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm


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

Tonight – Nef Hernandez – 7pm

Fri – Danny Harris & Backroad Band – 7:30pm

Sat – Jess & Dave – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic Night – 7:30pm


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

Tonight – Shawn Hart – 5:30pm

Fri – Jr Nash – 5pm / Nuclear Nation – 9pm

Sat – Punk Pop Fest w/ Two Truths and 5 more bands – 8pm

Sun – School of Rock – 4pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Steven Vee – 1pm / Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Emilio Arsuaga – 7pm

Fri – The Jonathans – 6pm / Augie Meyers & Roy Head – 9pm

Sat – Heather Victorino – 9pm

Wed – Chad Boyd – 7pm


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

Sat – Fake It To The Limit – Eagles Tribute Band – 9pm


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

Tonight – Kylie Frey – 8:30pm

Fri – Rick Cavender Band – 9:30pm

Sat – The Artisanals – 9:30pm

Sun – Trey Rose – 4pm

Mon – Daniel Thomas Phipps – 8:30pm

Tue – Landon Bullard – 8:30pm

Wed – Chris Lopez – 5:30pm


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

Tonight – Ruben V – 7pm

Fri – The Fixx – 8pm

Sat – Rassing Strangers – 8pm


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

Tonight – Open Mic Night – 7:30pm

Fri – Mandy Rowden – 4pm / 3 Man Front – 9pm

Sat – Keith Hickle – 9:30pm

Sun – Tyler Cannon – 2pm

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


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

Tonight – Logun Timberlake – 7pm

Fri – Aaron Stephens – 7pm

Sat – Austin Gilliam – 7pm

Sun – Alli Mattice – 3pm

Wed – Damian Curtis – 7pm


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

Tonight – Shades of Country – 8pm

Fri – The Craze – 8pm

Sat – Rick Reyna Band – 9pm

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