IMPORTANT NOTE

Due to continued issues with my arm, I will not be doing links in The PartyList. All promos will be done through Twitter.
Thank you for understanding. CountryBlessings!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - August 18-24


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.
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…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thursday – 18
W. C. Jameson – Dabb’s Railroad Hotel -  Llano
            /w George Ensle
Almost Patsy Cline – TJs @ the Old Forge – 7:30-10:00 p.m.
            Trio
Cody Canada – Rock 101 – Frisco – 8 p.m.
            Song swap with Mike McClure
Cameran Nelson – Brewster’s Ice House – Corpus Christi
john Arthur martinez – VFW 8787 – Austin – 7 p.m.
Jeff Posey – Del Norte Tacos – Godley – 6 p.m.
       Cowboy Americana Concert Series
         /w



Friday – 19
Steve Wariner – Floore’s – Helotes –
            /w Seth James
Almost Patsy Cline – O’Brien’s Restaurant – Bergheim 6-9 p.m.
Cody Canada & the Departed – Redneck Country Club – Stafford – 8:30 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – The Backyard – Waco -  
Daryl Singletary – Masones Saloon – Cypress
George Ensle – Inoz’s Brew & Chew – Wimberley – 7 p.m.



Saturday – 20
Sam Riggs – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w Austin Meade
Cody Canada & the Departed – The Belmont – Austin – 8:30 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – Fredricksburg Trade Days – Fredricksburg
Dirty River Boys – KD’s BBQ – Midland
Eddy Raven – New Boston Pioneer Days Festival – New Boston
Gene Watson – Cactus Theater – Lubbock
Josh Ward – Schroeder Dance Hall – Goliad
Johnny Rodriguez – Young Farmer’s Rodeo – Pleasanton – 9 p.m.



Sunday – 21
Cameran Nelson – Fredricksburg Trade Days – Fredricksburg
Cody Joe Hodges – Salt Lick BBQ – Driftwood –
George Ensle – Tejas Rodeo Company – Bulverde – 10:30 a.m.



Monday – 22
W. C. Jameson – Poodie’s – Spicewood
            /w Tommy Elskes


Tuesday – 23
Brennen Leigh – Mucky Duck – Houston – 8 p.m.
Cody Joe Hodges – San Jac Saloon – Austin
Chuck Hawthorne – Liberty Tree Tavern – Elgin
            /w Special Guest: B. Sterling Archer
Dirty River Boys – Railhead BBQ – Aledo
George Ensle – Llano Cowboy Church – Llano – 7 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – Trailblazer Grille – Burnet – 6 p.m.
Woody Eastman – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.


Wednesday – 24
Dirty River Boys – Dogwood- West 6th St. – Austin
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Roanoke
John Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.



ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 18
American Aquarium – The National – Richmond VA
            /w Old 97s
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR – 6 p.m.
Bellamy Brothers – Music Ranch Montana – Livingston MT
Collin Raye – Fraze Pavillion – Kettering OH
Gatlin Bros – Williams Center for the Arts – Oelwein IA
            Steve & Rudy
Jack Nelson – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar – Jackson WY



Friday – 19
American Aquarium – Rams Head Live – Baltimore MD
            /w Old 97s
Aaron Tippin – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Bellamy Brothers – The Outlaw Saloon – Ogden UT
Collin Raye – Sandy City Amphitheater – Sandy UT
Dirty River Boys – LJT Cool Mountain Nights – Red River NM
Jack Nelson – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar – Jackson WY


Saturday – 20
Bill Anderson – Ohnward Fine Arts Center – Maquoketa IA
American Aquarium – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh NC
            BJ Barham Solo
Aaron Tippin – Big Bull’s Roadhouse – Hamilton OH
Bellamy Brothers – I Bar Ranch – Gunnison CO
Collin Raye – Edward A Kenley Centennial Amphitheater – Layton UT
Craig Morgan – Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol TN
David Frizzell – 5 Clover Ranch – Minden NV
            See Poster on Sidebar for other acts & schedule
Daryl Singletary – Rockin’ Willy’s Bar & Grill – Ponchatoula LA
Johnny Lee – Wild Rose Casino – Emmetsburg IA –
            /w Mickey Gilley
Jack Nelson – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar – Jackson WY



Sunday – 21
Bill Anderson – Midwest Country Music Theater – Sandstone MN
            2 Shows!
American Aquarium – Charleston Library Society – Charleston SC
            An Evening with BJ Barham
Bellamy Brothers – Inn of the Mountain - Mescalero NM
            Gods Resort & Casino
            /w Gene Watson
David Frizzell – Valley Vista HS – Surprise AZ –
            /w Lacey J. Dalton and Marty Haggard
Johnny Lee – Iowa State Fair – Des Moines IA
Jack Nelson – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar – Jackson WY


Monday – 22
American Aquarium – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville FL
            BJ Barham solo
Jack Nelson – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar – Jackson WY


Tuesday – 23
Bill Anderson – Crawford Co. Fair – Meadville PA
American Aquarium – Wills Pub – Orlando  FL
            BJ Barham solo
Brennan Leigh – High Plains Jamboree – Kantishna AK
Jack Nelson – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar – Jackson WY
Lorrie Morgan – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN

       
Wednesday – 24
American Aquarium – 5th & Thomas – Tallahassee FL
            BJ Barham solo
Buddy Case – Cactus Jack’s – Conway AR – 6 p.m.
Daryl Singletary – Jefferson Co Fair – Kearneysville WV
Jack Nelson – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar – Jackson WY




Thursday, August 4, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - August 4-10

My apologies for no party list this week. I was working on the post yesterday when I pop-up storm blew in. Storm hung around until after 10.

I am off for a extensive dental procedure today so there is no way I can finish the post this morning before I have to leave. Depending on how I feel after the procedure, a partial Party List may run later in the weekend.

Thank you for your understanding.
Country Blessings!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - July 28 - August 3

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.

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…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thursday – 28

Friday – 29
Earl Thomas Conley – Dosey Doe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands
Ian Moore – The Rustic – Dallas
            Acoustic Duo
Tanya Tucker – River Road Icehouse – New Braunfels
Bellamy Brothers – Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth


Saturday – 30
T. G. Sheppard – Cedar Flats Inn – Canton TX
Exile – Stagecoach Ballroom – Ft. Worth
Bellamy Brothers – Main Street Crossing - Tomball


Sunday – 31
Cody Joe Hodges – Rockett Café – Waxahachie


Monday – Aug. 1
No Shows found

Tuesday – 2
Cody Joe Hodges – San Jac Saloon – Austin

Wednesday – 3
NO Shows Found

ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 28
Kevin Fowler – Electric Cowboy – Fort Smith AR
Asleep at the Wheel – California Mid-State Fair – Paso Robles CA
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR
Chris Allen – CODA – Cleveland OH


Friday – 29
Dolly Parton – Sprint Center – Kansas City MO
Turnpike Troubadours – Riverfront Park – Fort Smith AR
            Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival
Darius Rucker – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor Maine
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Orpy – Nashville TN
Chris Allen – LOCK 3 – Akron OH
Collin Raye – Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose Alberta


Saturday – 30
Dolly Parton – Scott Trade Center – St. Louis MO
Ragged Union – Rocky Grass Band Competition – Lyons CO SOLD OUT!
Mark Chapman – Hangar Kafe – Miller MO
            Acoustic
Tanya Tucker – Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton OK
Darius Rucker – Xfinity Center – Mansfield MA
Asleep at the Wheel – Alladin Theater – Portland OR


Sunday – 31
Darius Rucker – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center NY
Asleep at the Wheel – Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox – Spokane WA
Marc Broussard – City Winery – Chicago IL


Monday – Aug. 1
No Shows Found

Tuesday – 2
Dolly Parton – Celeste Center – St. Louis MO

Wednesday – 3
Dolly Parton – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – Fort Wayne IN



Thursday, July 21, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - July 21 - 27

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. 

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…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thursday – 21
W. C. Jameson – Dabbs Railroad Hotel – Llano
            /w Guests: Rick Dinsmore & Jos Callard
Jeff Posey – Del Norte Tacos – Godley
            Cowboy Americana Dinner Series
            /w Tommy Alverson
Aaron Watson – The Rustic – Dallas
Asleep at the Wheel – Texstar Ford Summer Nights Concert Series
Stephenville


 Friday – 22
Thomas Michael Riley – Sea Drift
Cameron Nelson – Dosey Doe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Dosey Doe’s Café – Conroe
Breelan Angel – The House Pasture – Concan
            /w JB & the Moonshine Band
Bri Bagwell – The Lumberyard – Roscoe



Saturday – 23
Oak Ridge Boys – Dosey Doe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands
            TWO SHOWS!
Jamie Richards – Dosey Doe’s Café – Conroe
            CD Release Party!
Cameran Nelson – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels



Sunday – 24
Monday – 25
W. C. Jameson – Poodie s- Spicewood
            /w Guest TBA


Tuesday – 26
No Shows Found


Wednesday – 27
No Shows Found



ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 21
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR


Friday – 22
Kelly McGuire – House Concert – McCall ID
     Details: johnjburke55@gmail.com
Dolly Parton – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center – Sioux Falls SD
T. G. Sheppard – Music Ranch Montana – Livingston MT
            /w Kelly Land and Jeannie Seely
Mark Chapman Band – Branson Landing – Branson MO
Darius Rucker – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel NJ
Bellamy Brothers – Country Thunder USA – Twin Lakes WI
Bill Anderson – Palace Theatre – Crossville TN
Collin Raye – Marshall Co Fair – Warren MN



Saturday – 23
Kelly McGuire – Delsa’s Ice Cream Parlor – Boise ID
TVPHC Summer Concert Series
Dolly Parton – Deadwood Mountain – Deadwood SD
Mark Chapman Band – Jammin’ at Jolly Mill Park – Pierce City MO
Eli Young Band – Lake Ozarks Amphitheatre – Camdenton MO
Darius Rucker – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford CT
Billy Dean – Peetneet Amphitheatre – Payson UT
Bellamy Brothers – St. Croix Casino – Danbury – Danbury WI
Bri Bagwell – Woodward Elks Rodeo – Woodward OK
Bill Anderson – Earle Theatre – Mount Airy NC
Chris Allen – The Harp – Cleveland OH



Sunday – 24
Darius Rucker – Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre – Wantaugh NY
Asleep at the Wheel – Cache Creek Casino  Club 88 – Brooks CA
Chris Allen – Stone Mad – Cleveland OH
Collin Raye – Comstock is Back Festival – Comstock Nebraska
Mike Blakely – House Concert – Englewood CO –
     http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/event-tvaughn20160724.html


Monday – 25
NO Shows Found


Tuesday – 26
Dolly Parton – UCCU Center – Orem UT
Whiskey Myers – Walmart Amphitheater – Rogers AR
Asleep at the Wheel – Music on the Half Shell – Roseburg OR
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Mike Blakely – YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park CO – 7:30
            Hempl Auditorium


Wednesday – 27
Dolly Parton – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Denver CO
Chris Allen – The Harp – Cleveland OH



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

REVIEW WEDNESDAY - Asleep at the Wheel


One of the first events I attended in West Plains (home of Porter Wagner and Jan Howard) was the Old-Time Music and Ozark Heritage Festival. The event staff always bring in the best entertainment.. music that takes you back in time for a couple of days. 

This year, we were blessed with Texas Swing aficionados, Asleep at the Wheel. These guys have been on my SEE list for years. Having the opportunity to sit down with band leader, Ray Benson, was extra sugar on the funnel cake. 


Members: Ray Benson - Lead Guitar and Vocals || Dave Sanger - Drums || Dave Miller - Bass and Vocals || Eddie Rivers - Steel and Sax || Katie Shore - Fiddle and Vocals || Connor Forsyth - Piano and Vocals II Jay Reynolds - Sax and Clarinet || Dennis Ludiker - Fiddle and Mandolin

I've heard that if you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band. Asleep at the Wheel has that covered.. with Katie Shore and Dennis Ludiker:


Dennis won 2nd Place in the Texas State Fiddle Competition in Halletsville TX this year. After watching this guy, I have to wonder how he could have been beat. There's always next year!


Every classic country band worth its salt (in my opinion) must have a steel. That's where Eddie
Rivers comes in. He also blows a pretty mean Sax:


Rounding out the band are: (sorry, no decent pics)
Dave Sanger (drummers really need to be out front more), Dave Miller, Connor Forsyth and Jay Reynolds.

The concert was everything I expected from Asleep at the Wheel. They deliver in spades an amazing show that kept the crowd entertained from the first note as Ray Benson stepped on stage, to the last note of the encore.  While this was a free show, thanks to the hard-working festival folks, I would pay to see these guys again... repeatedly.  There are multiple reasons Asleep At The Wheel has been entertaining folks for over forty years but performance has to be the top. There is magic on that stage.

A big thanks to PJ for his assistance getting the interview and the little extras that made this a very memorable evening. 

Since West Plains is just a short drive off the path of The Mother Road, I thought I'd leave you with a sample of the concert.  Y'all get the opportunity to hear Asleep at the Wheel in person, go! You will not be disappointed.




You can catch up with Asleep at the wheel on various social media sights:













Tuesday, July 19, 2016

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Concert Review - Asleep at the Wheel

I meant to post this review (and I use that term very loosely) but after doing errands in the heat, I cam back just wiped out and not feeling well so I went to bed.

Today, Blogger has decided I can not upload pictures.  I will continue to try and hopefully have this post for you tomorrow on Wednesday Review.

Thank you for your patience.
CountryBlessings!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - July 14-20


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.
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…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!

TEXAS
Thursday – 14
Cameran Nelson –Lone Star Tequilla Bar – Wichita Falls
Libby Koch – Alvin Community College – Alvin
            Alvin Live Summer Concert Series
Mike Blakely – Dabbs Railroad Hotel – Llano – 6:30 p.m.


Friday – 15
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – The Colony – 7:30 p.m.
Jim Lauderdale – Strange Brew – Austin
Joe Ely – Strange Brew – Austin
Breelan Angel – Firehouse Saloon – Houston
            /w Ray Scott
Cameran Nelson – The Office Sports Bar - Lubbock


Saturday – 16
Billy Joe Shaver – Dosey Doe’s Café – Conroe –
Joe Ely – Strange Brew – Austin
Cody Joe Hodges – Outlaw Country – Palestine


Sunday – 17
Breelan Angel – Two Step Restaurant & Cantina – San Antonio
Mike Blakely – Feed Store Amphitheater – Westcliffe CO – 2 p.m.
            Summer in the Park Series


Monday – 18
NO SHOWS FOUND


Tuesday – 19
Kevin Costner & Modern West – Wagner Noel Performing Arts – Midland
Cody Joe Hodges – San Jac Saloon – Austin


Wednesday – 20
Libby Koch – Good Day Austin – 9:30 a.m.
Libby Koch – JP Hops House – Houston
Woody Eastman – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg
            /w Stephen K. Morris



ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 14
Asleep at the Wheel – City Winery – Atlanta GA
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR


Friday – 15
Ragged Union – Northwest String Summit - Hornings Hideout OR 
Bo Phillips Band – Buffalo Run Casino – Miami OK
Tanya Tucker – Welk Resort Center – Branson MO
Darius Rucker – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View CA
Asleep at the Wheel – Georgia Mountain Fair – Hiawassee GA
Aaron Tippin – Kewaunee County Fair – Luxemburg WI
Bellamy Brothers – Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana IN
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Chris Allen – The Nauti Mermaid – Cleveland OH
Lorrie Morgan – Shawnee Bluff Vineyard – Eldon MO
Lee Greenwood – Meyer Theatre – Green Bay WI
Marc Broussard – Couret Farms – Lafayette LA



Saturday – 16
Tanya Tucker – Wild Rose Casino – Emmetsburg IA
Darius Rucker – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine CA
Aaron Tippin – Moultrie Douglas Co. Fair – Arthur IL
Bellamy Brothers – Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana IN
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Chris Allen – The Music Box – Cleveland OH
Collin Raye – Wild Rose Casino Resorts – Emmetsburg OH
Lee Greenwood – Sugar Creek Casino/ Event Center – Hinton OK
Bo Phillips – Buffalo Run – Miami OK


Sunday – 17
Asleep at the Wheel – Savannah Center – The Villages FL
            TWO SHOWS! 5 & 8 p.m.
 Aaron Tippin – The Woods at Fontanel – Whites Creek TN
Collin Raye – The Woods at Fontanel – Whites Creek TN


Monday – 18
No Shows Found


Tuesday – 19
Dolly Parton – US Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids IA
Bellamy Brothers – Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee GA
            TWO SHOWS!


Wednesday – 20
Dolly Parton – Grand Casino Hinckley – Hinckley MN
Ragged Union – Vail Summer Bluegrass – Vail CO
            /w Head for the Hills