Thursday, August 19, 2021



 Well, the rain is finally getting here!  It's been threatening for a few days.  It has been raining all around us but not here.  We even went through a hail storm on the way to a private party in Conroe.  Three blocks from our destination, but when we got there, no rain! Today's the Day!  

I've been working on a couple of tunes and making headway. I'm looking forward to playing them for you.  I'm also more than happy to be playing this Friday night!

A Live Show:

August 20 @ Dosey Doe - Breakfast, BBQ & Whiskey Bar                          2626 Research Forest Dr., Ste B, The Woodlands, TX 77381                                (832) 823-4414

It is a smaller and intimate place for singer/songwriters, and if it is Dosey Doe, you know it will be special.  Anthony Klonaris is my special guest joining me on guitar and vocals.  Make your reservations and come join us!  We will be recording the show and it will be available for purchase after the performance!

This Sunday afternoon, August 22, I will be in Kerrville, Texas. On "The Bill Muse Stage" at The Trailhead Beer Garden located at Schreiner University.  Music will kick off at 2:00 PM.  I'll be swapping songs, telling tales and stories with Bill.  Come join me and enjoy he afternoon in this unique outdoor setting.  It will be like playing "The Festival" but different!!!

Please mark it on your LIST TO DO this Sunday!  I'm looking forward to this show!  I'll see you there!  

Bill Muse


Schreiner University

2100 Memorial Blvd

Kerrville, TX 78028

Stay Tuned,   Shake


Friday, July 9, 2021


 We are well into summer and for the past couple of months shows have been picking up.  I've been putting come miles on "Gypsy Silver".  We've been from The Kerrville Folk Festival,  The Redbird Listening Room in New Braunfels, joined by my special guest Michael Hearne, Nacogdoches at "The Live Oak Listening Room", Poor David's Pub in Dallas, music for a wedding party in Garner State Park, another birthday party in Bastrop,TX, to The Globe News Theatre in Amarillo and back.  We have indeed been Travelin' Texas!  

These next couple of weeks I am playing closer to home.

Tonight, Friday July  9th at the Great Anderson Fair with Anthony Klonaris.  Showtime 8:45, doors open at 7:30. for tickets.

Friday July 16 "Ft. Worth I love you!"  I am coming back to "The Post at River East" in Ft. Worth. Music at 8:00, doors open at 5:00 PM. Tickets

Sunday, July 18th.  I am returning for a show at Mainstreet Crossing in Tomball, TX.  Business is back to normal, so come on out for a special Sunday evening.  Show starts at 6:30 with "special guest" Dallas Burrow opening.  Be sure to be there for his set!  He's a fine young singer/songwriter/storyteller"! Then at 7:15 PM Anthony Klonaris and I will take the stage.  Come early for dinner.  I hope to see some old friends and fans and new fans!

Stay tuned for more shows this summer and try to stay cool everyone!  There are more shows coming up and a couple with Michael Hearne!  "The Big Barn Dance" is just around the corner!  You better make your reservations soon.  Happy Summertime!!!!!

See you up the road, 

Thanks, Shake


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

April 27th, 2021 Hello from Shady Oaks Lane

 It is Tuesday afternoon with an overcast sky, but it's been beautiful the past few days around here.  I have been slowly getting back to work and it feels food to see folks out again.  I played three shows last week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.  The Tuesday show was in Sun City for 87 folks out on the lawn. The Friday show was a private one on a friends ranch in Johnson City and the Sunday show was at Bernhardt's Winery with about 400 folks out on the lawn in absolutely perfect weather.  It felt like old times.  And at all, everyone is being respectful and using common sense in attending, and in presenting these shows as somewhat normal as life opens back the relief of many and dismay to others! Mind your way and easy as we go!

 Some great news!!  My friend and fellow singer/songwriter Michael Hearne will be heading to Texas  the middle of May.  He has a couple of dates down here and we will be getting together and doing a show in Dallas at Poor David's Pub on May 22nd.  Better get your tickets now!  A heads up for all of you in the area, we haven't played together in many moons!  Like February of 2020.  Please check out for tickets and information.  Music starts at 7:30 PM and doors open at 7:00 PM.  We hope to have another date or two while Michael is here.  I will let you know when we do!

So, the phone is beginning to ring again and venues are booking their calendars again.  Let's hope it continues to reopen.

I am happy to say that this week I will be appearing with Anthony Klonaris and Mike Roberts at Mainstreet Crossing in Tomball, TX.  Music starts at 7:00 and doors open at 5:30.  There are still a few tables left so come on out! Here is the ticket link:

Tuesday May 4th @ 7:00 PM, I will be performing Solo @McGonigel's Mucky Duck for my "The Shake Russell Hour" (that's really 90 minutes).  A live streaming event with limited seating also available.  Come on out for dinner and music!

Tuesday May 6th, a private party @ Brennan's in Houston. 

Friday May14 - private Birthday Party.

Sunday May 16th I will be performing solo at the New "Red Bird Listening Room" in New Braunsfel courtesy of Dallas Burrow and he will be opening for me as well! Great new listening venue.  Be sure and check it out!

Saturday May 22  - Hearne and Russell at Poor David's Pub

Saturday May 29th - Kerrville Folk Festival - 2:00 PM on the Threadgill stage.  Check out the lineup.  Dana Cooper will be ending the afternoon show at 5:00 PM.  

Take care and stay tuned and love one another!

Thanks, Peace   Shake






Anthony Klonaris Klonaris and Mike Roberts on Saturday 

Thursday, April 1, 2021



APRIL IS ON US! The wildflowers are breaking out! Texas is slowly but cautiously opening back up!

The phone is beginning to ring, folks and venues are booking shows and events againI Already have a handful of shows coming up in April and May.  I am gladly looking forward to each and everyone of them.


This Friday, April 2nd, I will be at THE 4-STAR CONCERT HALL. With guitarist Anthony Klonaris.  It is a great established music venue, just off the square, in beautiful downtown Brenham, TX  My old friend Danny Everitt will be my special guest and kicking it off for the evening at 8:00, Anthony and I start at 9:00.  Doors at 7:00 so come on out!

On Tuesday, April 6th, I will be continuing my “Shake Russell Hour Show” from the Duck in Houston.  The Duck is allowing limited seating still, so if you feel like getting out for tickets, come on out for dinner and some live music. If you can’t make it out, you can still catch the streaming show, but I would much rather see your face!  Music at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday – April 13th – Sun City House Concert w/guitarist Anthony Klonaris.  Special guest is Doug Bowman with his original music!  He plays at 3:00 PM and we play 4-6 PM.  Bring your lawn chair and your ice chest and enjoy the fresh air!  There will be 20 seats in front of the stage social distanced if you like.  Please email Richard King to get your tickets:  $25/person and address to his home!  It is on the golf course, lovely yard and no bad seat!

Friday – April 16th  Private event in Johnson City, out on a ranch! 

Saturday – April 17th  Kinda sorta  12th annual Rick and Delma Schriever house concert! Per Rick below!

April 17,2021

Georgetown Country Club

1500 Country Club Road Georgetown Texas

RSVP – 832.978.5282 or

It is time to welcome live music back and we can’t think of a better way than with and evening with Shake. Along with Mike and Anthony, this is your chance to get up close and personal with sharing songs artists such as Waylon Jennings, Ricky Skaggs, Clint Black, and Miranda Lambert and many others have recorded. There will be a buffet served beginning at 7:00 pm followed by the trio. Sodas, Tea and Coffee will be served and there will be a cash bar. No outside drinks are permitted. We are looking forward to this great evening of fun, fellowship and music and are looking forward to seeing you all there.  Ticket $40 per person.  Please RSVP and pay in advance so we can have an accurate number for the meal. You can call me with a credit card, pay via Venmo (I will give you details when you call, or a check, $40.00 per person 7:00 Buffet 8:00 Concert


Also, stay tuned for more info on upcoming shows in May. Michael Hearne and I will be doing a few shows when Michael come through Texas middle to end of May!  I am looking forward to that.  It’s been awhile since we’ve done any picking together!  I will keep you posted!  OK, I guess that is enough for now!!  Thanks everyone and Peace    Shake



Wednesday, October 7, 2020


 LIFE ON SHADY OAKS LANE  October 7, 2020

It’s Fall again, three quarters of the year gone, with “The Holidays" upon us, if we are allowed to celebrate, and the opening back up is slowly and cautiously occurring.  Unfortunately, many events have been canceled.

CTMO – I was set to perform three songs with the CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL ORCHESTRA last May 2nd.  It was a collaboration I was really looking forward to.  It would be so cool to have orchestral arrangements to a few of my songs!  Michael Hearne was also going to perform with me and record one of his songs as well.  A group of doctors who share a love of classical music, established the orchestra in 2012.  They present orchestral performances that raise funds in support of medical non-profits in Austin.  You may find out more about CTMO and their endeavors by going to  We were so disappointed that their year of plans was cancelled for them and our opportunity to perform due to the virus. Here is hoping we will be able to do the performance in 2021.  Thank you, Walter Laich, for inviting us and it was an honor to have been asked.

Most of my shows these days are being performed via a streaming from McGonigel’s Mucky Duck.  All my “Ducks in a Row Show” on Tuesday nights @7PM – my home away from home to your home, and on Thursday nights @7PM “Streaming from the Sanctuary” from my sofa to yours.  And occasionally a live one comes in – Thank you!

This Saturday, October 10th “Steamer Lane – Cedar Park House Concert 7-9 PM.  For all of you who love live music and live in the Cedar Park area of Austin, come out for an evening of safe, spacious, open air lawn entertainment.  The lawn is terraced and convenient for socially distancing.  It should be a beautiful night to get out!  This is my first time at Steamer Lane. Thank you, Ken, for inviting me to perform at your house concert.  I understand this house concert is a result of your dream and desire to bring live music to Cedar Park, and into your own backyard!  I thank you, and in these uncertain times, of carefully and respectfully presenting live music to folks who are ready to get out!  Please go to Steamer Lane’s website on Facebook for more info on tickets.  I hope to see you there!

Next Saturday – October 17  We will be traveling to Dallas to play on the stage of Poor David’s Pub but performing a live stream from his Facebook page.  I believe it may also be on his YouTube page as well! for information.  This will be my return after my first successful show last August.  I hope you will tune in.  It is free to watch, but if you are so inclined you, can help Poor David’s Pub with a donation.  Share with friends to keep the live streaming growing and keep this 43-year music venue alive.  Mark your calendars!

TEXAS HEART STRINGS PRESENT:  On October 24th, 2020 in Galveston, I will be performing at a fundraiser benefiting “Respite Progress for Dementia Patients at St. Vincent’s House”, which I believe is honoring the caregivers!  Music starts at 7:15PM to 9:45PM, doors open at 6:15.  $35 per person.  Bring lawn chairs for social distancing, taco bar included and BYOB!  Ice Cream Truck on site for dessert!  Music on the Gulf!  Please come on out!!  Contact Bob Newlin for more info on tickets 281-844-9090

 In case you missed my post last week concerning Gary P Nunn, this is a follow up!  We (being Ewing Street Times) moved to Austin, TX, home of the Cosmic Cowboy scene in the early 70's.  It was there and then when I would meet Gary P Nunn.  He was one of the chief cosmic cowboy's playing behind Michael Murphy (still had two names) and Jerry Jeff Walker.  Gary gave me good advice about performing and was supportive of me and my music at the time.  Years later, after the success of "Songs on the Radio", he helped me get a record contract with SouthCoast/MCA, and at the time recorded a couple of my songs.  The recordings were lost but recently found in a hidden room in The Alamo!!!!!!  So, recently Gary P. released a new CD called "The Lost Tapes '79".  This is the album with "Deep in the West" and "You've Got a Lover".   Thanks Gary for singing the songs, and everyone please check it out on ITunes!

This is the latest from Shady Oaks Lane, stay tuned!  Peace, love, and happiness!   


Thursday, September 3, 2020




I am up early today thinking about my “Streaming From The Sanctuary” show coming up this evening.  I have been knocking the dust off some tunes I haven’t played in a long while. I am also recalling the past several days of traveling and making music.  Last Saturday night I performed my first successful livestream concert from Poor David’s Pub in Dallas.  I was allowed to invite a few quests for a private streaming and it was nice having a few people in the audience to sing to.  Due to its success, I will return for an encore performance in October.  Hopefully, we can build an online audience in the Dallas area and everywhere else.  Thanks to all of you who tuned in.  Watch David’s calendar for my October date.

The following Sunday evening, I played a private 50th Wedding Anniversary at the home of Ken and Esther Emory in San Antonio.  They are long time fans, who absolutely love live music concerts and they said they have been to many of my shows.  It is a passion of theirs to hear and support live music.  Like so many, they have been locked in from the pandemic and recent health issues. Their son Joel contacted us and arranged for a surprise concert for his parents.  Since they can’t venture out these days, he wanted to bring the show to them.  I am “Songs on Wheels” and I will bring a tune to you!!!  I played for a couple of ours taking their requests and answering questions about their songs about the songs. It was fun and casual.  Dee and I had a wonderful time meeting and visiting with Ken and Esther and being a part of their celebration.  Happy 50th Anniversary.

This past Tuesday, I hosted “All My Ducks in a Row Show” at the Duck, my weekly in-residency show, every Tuesday at 7:00 PM.  We had a sellout show of 12 people!  Yea!  You know there is nothing like real live folks to play for!!  We also had hundreds more watching and listening online on Facebook and on the Mucky Duck’s YouTube channel.  Thanks everyone!  Indeed, these Tuesdays are feeling like a Friday night!

Also of note, “Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance 2020” will be made available by digital streaming.  There are three nights of concerts September 10, 11 and 12th.  You may tune in and watch the concerts each night.  I sent three songs for my  portion of the event, recorded at The Duck in Houston and now through the magic of “Wifi-sci-fi”, Michael Hearne will join me on a divided screen and be jamming and singing along with me.  I have got to see this!  It sounds pretty cool!  Find out more on the Barn Dance lineup and how to watch on their website.  I hope you will tune in! That brings up back to tonight, Sept. 3rd, “STREAMING FROM THE SANCTUARY”.  I hope you will tune in on my Facebook page– downbeat at 7:00 PM.  I will be taking requests. There is never a over and you may come as you are!  However, if you enjoy the show and wish to tip, tips are welcome. or!

Peace Shake