Thursday, September 3, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - Temporarily on Hiatus

I've always said family comes first. This week is one of those times when I just can't do everything. I tried to get the list up for today but there just wasn't enough time between this and getting the house ready for company.

I'm not saying The Party List won't appear... just not Today. I still hope to get at least an abbreviated version up and some Twitter notes run. But Family First.  Thank you for your patience.

Country Blessings!
Kelly

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Real No One



I'm always a bit nervous about checking out music of artists I am not familiar with. I don't know how they'll handle a review, particularly if I'm not crazy about what I hear.

Thankfully, that was NOT the case with REAL NO ONE by AJ GuelThe album is a no holds barred, 'this is who I am' type of guy.

I consider this album to be an introduction of who AJ is and what we can expect down the line. Aside from the title track, Texan By the Grace of God plants his boots on solid ground. From there, he leads us through a series of true country love songs. Run Away Tonight (with Rachel Delgado), Before That Cowboy Fell In Love, and Time Machine shine a rosy glow on love while Dreamin', Jaded and Quicksand flip the coinWhile still a love song at it's core, Make Me Wanna Dance is less about soft romance and more about getting the the most reluctant dancer on the floor with the a pretty girl.

AJ's songwriting style is a mix of George StraitChris LeDoux and Willie Nelson. Now there's a recipe for a future if ever there was one. I did detect a couple of flat spots but over-all this is a great roots album. I'm tipping my hat:

 .5


You can find out more about AJ Guel through the following links:

WEBSITE
FB
TWITTER
YouTube

REAL NO  ONE is available through:
AMAZON

Thursday, August 27, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - On Delay!

I am on my third computer since last Friday. I am installing programs and hope to have everything clear to go by later this afternoon.

Due to the delay there will not be any links this week. Please refer to last week for artists links.
Thank you for your patience.



Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out. I am not responsible for changes or inaccuracies posted on the artists' website.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

 TEXAS

Thursday – 27

W. C. Jameson – The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely
Aaron Watson – Billy Bob’s – Ft. Worth
Zane Williams – Dosey Doe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
Aaron Watson – Billy Bob’s – Ft. Worth
            Salvation Army Most Good Music Fest!
Bo Porter – Cypress Creek Café & Buzzard Bar – Wimberley – 9 p.m.
Cody Johnson Band – N. Texas State Fair – Denton –
Cameran Nelson – Ugly Lime Tequilla Bar - Abilene


Friday – 28
Jon Wolfe – City Limits – Pasture Party – Stephenville – 10 p.m.
            /w Cody Johnson Band, Parker McCollum and Mike Ryan
Zane Williams – Floore’s- Helotes – 9 p.m.
            /w Zac Wilkerson
Bri Bagwell – Dosey Doe’s Café – Conroe – 8:30 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – Wild West Texas – Waco
Chuck Hawthorne – Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard – Bastrop
            /w Graveyard Five, The Speedbumps, Libby Koch
T. G. Sheppard – Circleville Store - Taylor

Saturday – 29
Aaron Watson – The Lumberyard – Roscoe
Jon Wolfe – Wild West – Lubbock – 10 p.m.
Kevin Fowler – Floore’s – Helotes – 8:30 p.m.
            /w Roger Creager, Crooks
Little Texas – Market Square – Cleburne
            Summer Concert Series
Aubrey Lynn England – Love and War – Grapevine – 8 p.m.
Francie Krienitz – Backwoods Saloon – Conroe – 1 p.m.
Breelan Angel – Jerry Diaz Ranch - Bull Riding Blow Out  - New Braunfels – 6 p.m.
            /w The Bellamy Brothers
Cody Johnson Band – Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater – College Station – 9 p.m.
            Aggie Back to School Bash!
Scott Taylor Band – Club Westerner – Victoria – 5 p.m.
             New Lung- New Life Toni Shafer Fundraiser
T. G. Sheppard – Loy Lake Park – Dennison
            Grayson County Fair
Tessy Lou – The Rusty Mule – Austin – 8 p.m.
George Ensle – Callahan’s General Store – Austin - Noon

           
Sunday – 30
Casey Hubble – The Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5:30 p.m.
Tessy Lou – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
George Ensle – Cross & Spurs Cowboy Church – Lake Buchanan – 10 a.m.


Monday – 31
George Ensle – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday – September 1
Chuck Hawthorne – Gruene Hall – Gruene – 6 p.m.
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7 p.m.


Wednesday – 2
Francie – Krienitz – Bareback Bar – Spring – 7 p.m.
Scott Taylor Band – Moonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely



 ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 27
Buddy Case – KXIO Coffeehouse – Clarksville AR – 6 p.m.
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
           /w Jason Pritchett
Collin Raye – Moon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince Gill – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater – Tucson AZ
Susan Gibson – Grinnel Plaza – Sheridan WY – 5 p.m.
            Farmer’s Market Concert Series


Friday – 28
Aaron Watson – Tumbleweed Arena – Stillwater OK
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Collin Raye – Moon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince Gill – Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas NV
Terri Clark – Royal River Casino & Hotel – Flandreau SD
Travis Tritt – Presque Isle Downs and Casino – Erie PA
Steve Wariner – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Rex Allen Jr – Prairie Rose Chuckwagon – Wichita KS
Susan Gibson – The Wonder Bar – Casper WY – 8 p.m.


Saturday – 29
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Collin Raye – Moon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince Gill – GSR Grand Casino – Reno NV
Terri Clark – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul MN
Travis Tritt – Hollywood Casino – Toledo OH
Steve Wariner – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Susan Gibson – Woods Landing Bar – Jelm WY – 6 p.m.
Ragged Union – The Denver Center for the Perfoming Arts – Denver CO – 3 p.m.
            Pallet Fest
Ronnie McDowell – Expoland – Augusta VA – 6 p.m.
Gene Watson – Midwest Country Theater – Sandstone MN – 7 p.m.


Sunday – 30
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Vince Gill – Britt Pavillion – Jacksonville OR
Terri Clark – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul MN
Texas Tenors – Baltimore Convention Center – Baltimore MD – 11 a.m.
Susan Gibson – The Yard – Saratoga WY – 5 p.m.
            Girls Night Out!
Ragged Union – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen CO – 2 p.m.
Ronnie McDowell – River Rock Amphitheater – Covington VA –
Gene Watson – Midwest Country Theater – Sandstone MN – 7 p.m.


Monday – 31
Bellamy Brothers – Alaska State Fair – Palmer AK
Collin Raye – Moon River Theater – Branson MO
Texas Tenors – Baltimore Convention Center – Baltimore MD – 8:30 a.m.
Rex Allen Jr – Plymouth Co. Fair Grounds – LeMar IA – 7 p.m.
            Receiving the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award
            From the National Traditional Country Music Assoc.

           
Tuesday – September 1
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN –
Collin Raye – Moon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince Gill – Oregon State Fair – Salem OR
Oak Ridge Boys – NY State Fair – Syracuse NY – 7 p.m.


Wednesday – 2
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Collin Raye – Moon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince Gill – Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days – Walla Walla WA
Susan Gibson – Tracy Miller Fine Arts – Manitou Springs CO – 7 p.m.
            Concert in a Gallery!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - August 20 - 26



Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out. I am not responsible for changes or inaccuracies posted on the artists' website.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…


TEXAS
Thursday – 20
W. C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano - 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Tish Hinojosa
Jon WolfeWild West – Cedar Park – 10 p.m.
Aubrey Lynn England – Love & War – Plano – 8 p.m.
            Aubrey is one of 8 on this bill! Go check it out!
Francie KrienitzCedar CreekSaloon – Waller – 8 p.m.
            Ray Benson Stage - 3:30-5:30 p.m. Full Band!
Scott Taylor BandRedneckCountry Club – Houston – 7 p.m.


Friday – 21
Jon WolfeMidnight Rodeo – San Angelo – 10 p.m.
Chris Knight (full band!) – Floore’s – Helotes – 9 p.m.
            /w Jonny Burke
Neal McCoyDosey Doe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
Bellamy BrothersBilly Bob’s – Ft. Worth
Mike BlakelyCamp Street Café – Crockett – 8 p.m.
Casey Hubble - Hill Country Golf & Guitar - Bee Cave
          /w Daniel David


Saturday – 22
Davin JamesDosey Doe’s BigBarn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
            /w Bullnettle Band
Aubrey Lynn EnglandRiver Road IceHouse – New Braunfels – 7 p.m.
            5th Annual River Fest /w 6 other performers!
AJ GuelPoco Playa – Bay City
            /w Francie Krienitiz
Bellamy BrothersThe TexanTheater – Greenville –
Bo PorterIndependence BrewingCompany -  Austin – 2:30 p.m.
Bo Porter Deep Eddy Cabaret – Austin – 9 p.m.
            /w Guests: Chris Manning & the Southbound Drifters
Cameran Nelson Hoots – Amarillo
Tessy LouWoodshed Smokehouse – Ft. Worth – 7 p.m.
Pauline ReeseRound Up FoodPark – Boerne –
            Full Band!
Mike BlakelyEast Texas BookFestival - Tyler
Bracken Hale - Poodie's - Spicewood - 10 p.m.


Sunday – 23
Shooter JenningsDosey Doe’sBig Barn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
            /w Waymores Outlaws
Casey HubbleThe Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5:30 p.m.
Chris KnightLove & War – Plano –
            /w Guest: Mick Tinsley
Tessy Lou Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
Mike Blakely Lil’ Red’sLonghorn Saloon – Ft. Worth – 3-8 p.m.
            /w Tommy Alverson, Jeff Posey, Ed Burleson & More!
            Benefit Concert for Bill Chambers
George EnsleStrange Brew – Austin – 2 p.m.


Monday – 24
W. C. JamesonPoodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.
            /wJake Martin


Tuesday – 25
Bo PorterWhite Horse Bar – Austin – 12 a.m.
Cody Joe Hodges Ozona Bar &Grill – College Station
Chuck HawthorneLiberty TreeTavern – Elgin – 8 p.m.
            /w Guest: JD Wellfed
Mike BlakelyBurger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.


Wednesday 26
Bo Porter Hondo’s On Main – Fredricksburg – 7:30 p.m.
Chuck HawthornePatsy’s CowgirlCafé – Austin – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Host: Will Gullatt
Mike BlakelyPuffabelly’sGrille – Spring – 8-10 p.m.
            /w Davin James
john Arthur martinezOn theRocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.
            /w Luiz Coutinho de Souza



ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 20
Gene WatsonBuffalo Run Casino – Miami OK – 7 p.m.
Aaron Watson The Rodeo Club – San Jose CA
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Cody Johnson BandKnuckleheads – Kansas City MO
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince Gill Berrien Co. YouthFair – Berrien Springs MI
Susan GibsonThe Raven – Bigfork MT – 8 p.m.
Granger SmithFirst Merit Bank Event Park – Saginaw MI
Cole Swindell - First Merit Bank Event Park - Saginaw MI
Alabama - Iowa State Fair - DesMoines IA 


Friday – 21
Josh Abbott Band Joe’s Bar – Chicago IL
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince GillMeijer GardensAmphitheater – Grand Rapids MI SOLD OUT!
Rex Allen JrIowa State Fair – Des Moines IA – 2 & 6 p.m.
            /w Leroy VanDyke, Jimmy Fortune & Barbara Fairchild
Susan GibsonThe Roxy Theater – Missoula MT – 8 p.m.
            In the Round /w John Floridis, Tom Catmull, Jenn Adams
Ragged UnionGold Hill Inn – Boulder CO – 9 p.m.
Oak Ridge BoysAnderson MusicHall – Hiawassee GA – 7:30 p.m.
Granger SmithThe Bluestone – Columbus OH
Gene WatsonRiverwind CasinoShowplace Theater – Norman OK – 8 p.m.


Saturday – 22
Matthew Huff 5thAnnual BackHome Fest – Mammoth Springs AR
Mark ChapmanHangar Kafé – Miller MO – 6-8 p.m.
            Acoustic
Whiskey Myers Walmart AMP – Rogers AR
Johnny LeeIndigo Sky Casino – Wyandotte OK
Aaron WatsonDenim &Diamonds – Mesa AZ
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /wJason Pritchett
Bill AndersonMidwest CountryMusic Theater – Sandstone MN – 3 p.m.
Bill AndersonMidwest CountryMusic Theater – Sandstone MN – 7 p.m.
Collin Raye Moon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince GillFox City PAC – Appleton WI
Travis TrittCimarron Casino – Perkins OK
Susan GibsonCraggy Range Bar& Grill – Whitefish MT – 8 p.m.
Ragged UnionEvergreenBluegrass Festival – Evergreen CO – 3 p.m.
Ronnie McDowellThe HenricoTheater – Richmond VA
Granger SmithStage AE – Pittsburg PA
Gene WatsonPoncan Theatre – Ponca City OK – 6:30 p.m.


Sunday – 23
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Oak Ridge BoysCardinal Stadium – Louisville KY – 7 p.m.
            KentuckyState Fair


Monday – 24
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO


Tuesday – 25
Bill AndersonGrand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO
Gene WatsonKentucky State Fair – Louisville KY – 8 p.m.


Wednesday 26
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO
Susan Gibson Peach Tree Studios – Bozeman MT – 9 p.m.





Thursday, August 13, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - Aug. 13 - 19


Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out. I am not responsible for changes or inaccuracies posted on the artists' website.

Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…


TEXAS
Thursday – 13
W.C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Jake Martin
JB and the Moonshine BandDoseyDoe’s Café – Conroe – 8:30 p.m.
Gary P. NunnLeo J. WelderCenter – Victoria –
Cameran NelsonThe Rustic – Dallas –
Scott Taylor Band – Street Dance – Downtown – Victoria – 7:30 p.m.
john Arthur martinezBlue CornHarvest – Cedar Park – 7 p.m.



Friday – 14
Jason Boland (Acoustic) DoseyDoe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
Little Texas – The Pavilion @Barton Creek Resort  – Austin –
Breelan AngelFreiheit CountryStore – New Braunfels – 8 p.m.
            /w Mickey Gilley
Bo PorterAngel’s Ice House – Spicewood – 7:30 p.m.
Cameran NelsonThe Remmington – Corsicanna
Tessy LouFred’s Texas Café – Ft. Worth – 8 p.m.
Granger SmithBig Texas Saloon – Spring -


Saturday – 15
Jon WolfeStubbs Bar B-Q – Austin – 9 p.m.
Granger SmithFloore’s – Helotes – 9 p.m.
            /w Parker McCollum
Dave ThomasTredway’s BBQ – Dallas – 6 p.m.
Francie KrienitzShy GirlsSaloon – Houston – 9 p.m.
Bo PorterThe Grapevine WineBar – New Braunfels – 2 p.m.
Bo Porter (Band) – Cypress Creek Café& Buzzard Bar – Wimberley – 9 p.m.
Cameran NelsonFredricksburg TradeDays – Fredricksburg
Tessy Lou Gage Hotel – Marathon – 7 p.m.


Sunday – 16
Dave Thomas - Whiskey Girl Saloon –Ft. Worth – 4 p.m.
Tessy Lou Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.


Monday – 17
George EnslePoodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday – 18


Wednesday – 19
Chris KnightDosey Doe’s BigBarn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
Bo Porter Hondo’s On Main – Fredricksburg – 7:30 p.m.
Scott Taylor BandMoonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.
john Arthur martinezOn theRocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.
            /w William B.B. Morse & Chris Reeves


ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 13
Buddy CaseKXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR -  6 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO –
Susan GibsonWildwood SoundsHouse Concerts – Del Norte CO – 6:30 p.m.
Gene Watson – Mason Co. Fair – Point Pleasant WV – 8 p.m.


Friday – 14
Mark ChapmanDublin’s Pass (downtown) –Springfield MO 10 p.m.
            Acoustic
Aaron Watson Stargazers Theater– Colorado Springs CO
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson Mo – 2:00 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bellamy BrothersFranklin Theatre – Franklin TN –
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO
Susan Gibson – Pickin’ & Grinnin’ House Concert – Englewood CO – 8 p.m.
Ragged UnionYarmony Grass – Del Rio CO – 5 p.m.
Ronnie McDowell – King Signature Hotel – Memphis TN –
            /w Billy Joe Royal
Mike Blakely – UU Coffeehouse Series – Albuquerque NM – 7:30 p.m.
Gene Watson41stAnnual NC Bluegrass Festival – Marion NC – 8:30 p.m.


Saturday – 15
Mark Chapman Band Howdy NeighborDays – Pierce City MO –
Little TexasCuming County Fair– West Point NE
Aaron WatsonJake Jam – Oklahoma City OK
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO
Travis TrittBig O Music Festival – Owensboro KY
T. G. SheppardDan Emmett MusicFestival – Mt. Vernon OH
Crystal Gale - Dan Emmett Music Festival - Mt. Vernon OH
            See Susan’s FB page for times
Oak Ridge BoysMill Town MusicHall – Bremen GA – 7 p.m.
Mike Blakely – Alamogordo House Concert – Alamogordo NM – 7 p.m.
            aahc2014@gmail.com to RSVP Potluck – 6 p.m.
Gene WatsonWest VA CountryMusic Hall – Fairmont WV – 8 p.m.


Sunday – 16
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /wJason Pritchett
Travis TrittMountain ArtsFestival – Prestonsburg KY
            Aspen Bluegrass Sunday
Ronnie McDowellColiseum CivicCenter – Corinth MS – 1 p.m.
Mike Blakely – House Concert – Taos NM – 6:30 p.m.
            575-758-1307 to RSVP


Monday – 17
Bellamy BrothersState Fair ofWV – Fairlea WV
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO
Susan GibsonBear Tree Tavern – Centennial WY – 6 p.m.
Ronnie McDowellWilson Co. Fair – Lebanon TN


Tuesday – 18
Bill AndersonGrand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO


Wednesday – 19
Aaron WatsonAce of Spades – Sacramento CA
Collin RayeMoon River Theater – Branson MO
Vince GillKresge Suditorium – Interlochen MI
Susan GibsonHeadframe Spirits – Butte MT – 5:30 p.m.
Granger SmithMeigs County Fair – Pomeroy OH