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 up....to 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 www.poordavidspub.com 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: https://mainstreetcrossing.thundertix.com/events/185216

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 www.mcgonigels.com 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 rhking75@gmail.com 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 raschriever@gmail.com

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