Sunday, December 30, 2018

Well there is just one more day in 2018.

Michael Hearne, Mike Roberts and I played our last show of the year  at
“Main Street Crossing” in Tomball, Texas.  The place was packed, a sold out show with a roomful of folks ready to party the night away. We even did a live recording of the show by Joshua Daugherty which was made available to purchase immediately following the concert. People were lined up to take home a copy.  We love playing at Main Street and all of the good people on the staff. It’s always a good time. Thanks Matt and thank you Joshua for a great recording!

The week before we performed for our first time at “The Four Star Concert Hall” in Brenham, TX.  Indeed it is a four star venue, 
with a great sound system, an intimate size room, with a second floor balcony overlooking the concert area and stage below. John Elford has put a lot of time and energy into renovating the old building that sits just a couple of blocks off of  the town square. He has turned it into a place for the community to come to hear music and other types of performances offered. Thanks John for inviting us. We hope to be back for another visit in 2019.

Speaking of party’s...   Monday night New Years Eve, I will be doing a solo show at Anderson Fair in Houston.  I will be there along with Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson, GRAMMY winner Lynn Langham and GRAMMY nominated Doug Gill, along with Austin musician James Steinle. It will be a full evening of music, champagne and blackeyed Peas! The doors open at 7:15 and music starts at 8:45. Come on out and welcome in 2019 with us! Make your reservations now at 

 I do want to say thanks once again to all of you who came to one of my shows this past year, or bought a CD, or even a pound of my “Cowboy Coffee”, and those of you  who continue to support the music and what I do.  I couldn’t do it without you. I truly feel blessed for all the years as an audience you’ve given me. I am looking forward to another new year and writing some new tunes in 2019.  Onward and upward. Watch for upcoming shows in January on my show dates on  I will keep you posted. I hope to see you up the road soon.
Happy New Year Everyone!!      Peace,   Shake

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Merry Christmas

Tuesday Dec.11, 2018

After a great solo show last Saturday night at The Millbend Coffee House Series hosted by Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church out in The Woodlands just a little north of Houston, I am sitting here gathering my thoughts and looking at the final days and weeks in this month and in this year...2018, and  reflecting on all that has occurred.  It has been a wild one indeed. Life happened while we were busy making other plans. I  am certain 2019 will be a better year!! But yet I am left wondering ‘How did it get so late so soon?’  I have three more shows this year:

Saturday Dec. 22 Michael Hearne and I, along with Mike Roberts, will be performing in Brenham, TX. at the 4-Star Concert Hall.  . We were supposed to play a kick-off show for this concert hall and had a scheduling conflict.  So happy we found another date.  Make your reservations NOW!  Kicky off your Christmas weekend!    It’s been a while since I’ve played in Brenham. I remember a wonderful house concert series hosted by Glen and Cheryl Ducket I performed at several times and concerts in the streets, on the square in front of the Courthouse.  Like I said, it’s been a while....playing at this venue is a wonderful way to return.  I hope to see you all out for the show. Thank you for supporting live music.  Good Tickets are still available.

On Dec. 29 we will be returning to Mainstreet Crossing in Tomball,  playing our final show of the year. It is always a great time and show at Mainstreet Crossing.  COME ON OUT and celebrate the Holidays!!! There may still have a few seats left for the event.  The ticket link is on my tour page or go to 

On New Year’s Eve I will be doing my annual Midnight Watch at Anderson Fair in Houston. Black eyed Peas and Champagne,  noise makers, and a little music thrown in.  Make your reservations now.

Also.....BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
Clint Black has released a new Christmas Album, The Clint Black Christmas Collection
which includes the Christmas song we wrote together, “MILK  AND COOKIES (til Santa’s gone)”.   Check it out at  The song is part of a new Christmas musical production created by Clint that is playing around the country.  It debuted in San Diego, CA,  to rave reviews.  Read  about the play with this link!   

Almost forgot!  Did you know you can go to and download  CD’s from out of print CD’s.  And  new ones!  Check it out!  Or order some for Christmas presents.  Yes, that is a good stocking stuffer! 

Again I thank you all who have supported my music and have attended live shows over the past year.  We hope to see you all this year as well as 2019 as we come to a town near you.

Merry Christmas to All,

and a Happy New 2019 to everyone!
and may there be one day
Peace on this Earth,
Love to All.