Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CANYON LAKE, WALT-FEST, GRUENE HALL. That’s what I’m talking about!

Last Friday night we performed at the Canyon Lake Library
aka The Tye Preston Memorial Library.   It was a standing room only
audience. They were there ready to hear some music and to support and raise money for their local library.  Do you all remember libraries??? They existed way before Wikipedia and will be around long after I predict. The evening was a great success.  It was a beautiful audience. We are very blessed to be able to play a variety of venues, such as house concerts, clubs, and festivals and even libraries.

Speaking of festivals… Texas’ own Walt Wilkins launched his first annual
music festival this past weekend and Michael Hearne and I were invited to perform. It was a two day event with a strong lineup, Susan Gibson, Bob Livingston, Tina Wilkins, Tommy Alverson Band, Larry Joe Taylor, too many to list. It was held at the Jelly Stone Park (‘YABA DABA DOO!) right off highway 290, just west of Stonewall and east of Fredericksburg. It seems Walt has brought another great annual event, like the Kerrvllle Festival to Texas and it’s music lovers.  If you missed it, well check it out next year.  Thanks Walt! We’re looking forward to the second annual Walt Fest!

On Sunday it was ‘Palm Sunday’ and we made our way to Gruene Hall for
a very gratifying Sunday evening concert.  We thank you all for showing up!
The beautiful thing about playing Gruene Hall is, besides the people
showing up who are familiar with our music, the venue is also a magnet
for first timers and folks visiting Gruene and New Braunfels and the iconic dance hall regardless of who’s performing.  It’s a great opportunity to meet a lot of new, first timers, and to introduce them  to our music!  It’s a touch of big ole’Texas!

This Wednesday I’ll be in OLD TOWN SPRING @PUFFABELLY’S. It’s a show/song swap with Davin James, who is recovering from a quadruple bypass heart surgery, So… we may be sitting down for this show, but we’ll be there. All of you in North Houston come on out and give us a shout.  The show starts at 8pm (sometimes before… over by 10pm, sometimes later) so you may be home early! (Looks like I will be doing a solo show buy with Davin coming for a short visit!)

Then on Friday might we’ll be back down in Houston for another show at
ANDERSON FAIR.  It’s one of the most respected ‘listening rooms’ in Houston.
They even made a movie/documentary called, "For The Sake of the Song”
 about this famous music venue and all the songwriters who have performed. It’s always an honor to perform there. Thanks Tim and all the volunteers, Bob, Joy, David, and all the others who work there for keeping this musical institution
alive and thriving.

So I hope to see you out at one of our upcoming shows.
Stay tuned for more…see you up the road…

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