Thursday, March 26, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - March 26 - April 1

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
Thusday – 26
W. C. JamesonThe Badu - Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely
Matt HarlanProspector’s Grill& Saloon – College Station – 9 p.m.
Jamie Lin Wilson & JasonAllen – Dosey Doe’s Café – Conroe – 8:30 p.m.
Bubba WestlyKadobe’s Bar &Grill, LLC – Pleasanton – 8 p.m.
Kenny HarrellBlue Collar Bar – Pasadena – 9:30 p.m.
Zane WilliamsGruene Hall – New Braunfels – 6 p.m.
Granger Smith Rockin’ Rodeo – Denton – 11:15 – p.m.


Friday – 27
OUTLAWS & LEGENDS MUSIC FESTIVAL 
   KICKS OFF TODAY! TWO GREAT DAYS OF ENTERTAINMENT.
   Check out their link for a complete line - up!
Bellamy BrothersBanita CreekHall – Nacogdoches – 11 p.m.
Adam CarollStrange Brew – Austin – 8 p.m.
            /w Guest: Chris Caroll
Charlie RobisonFloore’s – Helotes
            /w Aaron Einhouse
Dave ThomasOutlaws &Legends – Abilene – 12 p.m.
David BallDosey Doe’s Café – Conroe – 8:30 p.m.
            /w Colton O’Neil Band
Jeff PoseyPanther IslandPavilion – Ft. Worth – 7 p.m.
Saints ElevenLove & War – Plano – 8 p.m.
            /w JB & the Moonshine Band
Zane WilliamsWhiskey GirlSaloon – Ft. Worth – 10 p.m.
Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars – Mercer St. Dance Hall – Dripping Springs – 8:30 p.m.
Aaron TippinRedneck CountryClub – Stafford TX
Terri HendrixUncle Calvin’s – Dallas – 8 p.m.
            /w Lloyd Maines & Special Guest: Ashley Monical
Matt CaldwellPhoenix Fair –Hunt – Greenville – 5 p.m.
Josh Grider - Angelo State University - San Angelo - 7 p.m.
          /w Bart Crow Band


Saturday – 28
Matt HarlanBerkalin MusicFestival – Round Top - Noon
Jimmy LafaveStrange Brew – Austin – 7 p.m.
David NailFloore’s – Helotes –
Dave Thomas – Outlaws &Legends – Abilene – 12 p.m.
Zane WilliamsDosey Doe’s Café – Conroe – 8:30 p.m.
            CD Release Party!
            KASE 101 & KVET 98.1 Event
            /w Stoney LaRue
Shane BarnhillRowdy Bucks – Crosby – 8 p.m.
            /w Leavin Sundown
Whiskey MyersHouse of Blues – Dallas
Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars – Hill Country Galleria – Austin – 7 p.m.
Bellamy BrothersOld CouplandInn & Dancehall – Coupland – 10 p.m.
Jack NelsonBuster McNutty’s – Livingston – Noon
Jack NelsonThe Whirlwind Club – Livingston – 8 p.m.
Randy BrownWhite ElephantSaloon – Ft. Worth – 9 p.m. – Midnight


Sunday – 29
ALL STAR FOLK TRIBUTE TO POP  - Cheatham Street – San Marcos – 6 p.m.
            Benefit for AUSTIN PETS ALIVE
Matt HarlanContinental Club – Austin – 8 p.m.
Aubrey Lynn EnglandLove &War – Plano – 4 p.m.
Bubba WestlyCoaches Sports Bar& Grill – Humble – 8 p.m.
Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars– Poodie’s – Spicewood - 4 p.m.
Casey HubbleThe Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.
Randy BrownMagnolia MotorLounge – Ft. Worth – 12 – 1
            Betterfest


Monday – 30
W.C. JamesonPoodies – Spicewood – 6:30
            /w George Ensle


Tuesday – 31
Mike BlakelyBurger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.


Wednesday – April 1
William Clark Green Dosey Doe’sCafé – Conroe – 8 p.m.
Kent Finlay Songwriter’s Circle – Cheatham Street – San Marcos


ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 26
Kacey Musgraves9:30 Club – Washington DC
Travis TrittTivoli Theater – Chattanooga TN
Buddy CaseKXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR – 6 p.m.


Friday – 27
Rhonda VincentPlaza Theatre – Glasgow KY
Asleep at the WheelCMA Theater – Nashville TN
Darryl WorleyJohn A. WalkerCommunity Center – Wilkesboro NC – 8 p.m.
            /w Bobby Bare & John Anderson
Granger SmithCain’s Ballroom – Tulsa OK – 9:30 p.m.
Matthew HuffFox Creek BBQ – Batesville AR – 7 p.m.


Saturday – 28
Steve WarinerGrand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Kacey MusgravesTown Ballroom – Buffalo NY
Jason Helms BandFat Jack’s – Texarkana AR – 8 p.m.
Travis TrittUGA Center – Tifton GA
Granger SmithWormy Dog Saloon– Oklahoma City OK – 11 p.m.
Matthew Huff Hawgs Pizza – Hot Springs AR – 6 p.m.


Sunday – 29
Kacey MusgravesMVCC – Utica NY
            /w Lloyd Maines
            Winter Wind Concert Series

Monday – 30

Tuesday – 31

Wednesday – April 1
Whiskey MyersBourbon StreetBar – Auburn Al

Granger SmithCopper Dragon – Carbondale IL - 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Let 'er Buck - Jack Nelson Band




            Most of the reviews I post are a result of two routes. Either I approach the artist or their promotions manager contacts me. Twice since rebirthing Kelly’s Country in 2009, has an artist contacted me. The first got lost in the shuffle – a loss I sincerely regret. The other is the man I’m introducing you today via a review of his CD ‘Let ‘er Buck’.

            JackNelson offers up true honky tonk with a bit of rock and roll grit… just enough to get your attention without straying from the country music notes I love. I have listened to the first five of the eleven tracks and love every one. “Let ‘er Buck” kicks off the CD, drawing you to the dance floor before you know what hit you. I started out with the volume low but immediately reached to crank up the sound. “Made the Devil Proud" slows things down a bit while the chorus makes for the perfect audience involvement. “Texas Dance Halls” gives a nod to some of the best honky tonks in the state, places Jack and his brother (CameranNelson) cut their musical teeth on during their journey to individual careers. “Can You Hear Me Up There”, a tribute to his grandfather, is reminiscent of a Lee Brice tune that pulls at your heart. Before the memory can put you into a melancholy mood, “Honky Tonk Angel” puts you right back on the fun time track and sending you ‘round the dance floor in high spirits.

The construction of this CD is a smooth transition from one track to the next while riding a parallel to the career journey ahead for Jack Nelson and his band. Without hearing the other six tracks (we need to work on that, Jack LOL) I have to say "Let ‘er Buck" sets the tone for a solid career in this wacky business. 

I am giving this CD a solid....

.5

Here's a sneak peek of Jack's talent:



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - March 19- 25

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 – 19
W. C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Robert Cline, Jr.
Chase Bryant The Rustic – Dallas – 8-10:30 p.m.
            /w Special Guest: DJ Hish
Aubrey Lynn EnglandLove &War – Plano – 8 p.m.
            /w Cami Maki & Tori MacArthur
Zach CoffeyCook Hall at WHotel – Dallas – 9 p.m.
Zane Williams Rockin’ Rodeo – Midland –
            /w Sam Riggs & Mike Ryan
Randy BrownCopperhead Bar – Lindsey – 9-11 p.m.
            /w Tom McElvain


Friday – 20
Max StallingFloore’s – Helotes –
Dave ThomasHard Eight BBQ – Roanoke – 7 p.m.
Bubba WestlyCoaches Sports Bar& Grill  – Humble – 8 p.m.
Cameran NelsonThe Lone StarBar – Midland –
Kenny Harrell – Cameron PD BBQ & Shoot out – Cameron – 8:30 p.m.
Scott Taylor BandGoliad Co.Fair – Goliad – 9 p.m.
Zach CoffeySquare One Café – Lewisville – 10 p.m.
Zane WilliamsMidnight Rodeo – Austin – 8 p.m.
            /w Sam Riggs & Mike Ryan
Susan GibsonJP Hops House – Houston – 9 p.m.
Owen TempleTavern On Main – Buda – 7 p.m.
Randy BrownRockett Ranch- Millford – 9 p.m. – Midnight!
Jack NelsonWhatever Sports Bar& Grill – Houston – 8 p.m.
Casey HubbleTemplin Saloon – Gonzales – 8 p.m.
Granger SmithRay’s Bar &Dancehall – Abilene – 10:30 p.m.
Chase Bryant - Gruene Hall- New Braunfels - 
          Opening: Rosehill



Saturday – 21
Matt HarlanThe Corner Pub – Conroe – 9 p.m.
Cody JohnsonFloore’s – Helotes
            /w Jason EadyCameran Nelson
Bubba WestlyRunning M Bar& Grill – Gonzales 8 p.m.
Cameran NelsonFloore’s – Helotes
Saints ElevenRooftop Bar on 6th – Austin –
Scott Taylor BandDodge City – Victoria – 9 p.m.
Zane WilliamsBostocks – Stephenville – 10:30 p.m.
Susan GibsonLove and War – Grapevine – 9 p.m.
            Solo Acoustic
Breelan AngelKemah CrawfishFestival – Kemah – 3:30 p.m.
            /w Wayne Toups
Randy BrownChubby’s BurgerShack – Ft. Worth – 8-11 p.m.
Jack NelsonCrossroads – Meridian – 8 p.m.
Granger SmithGruene Hall – New Braunfels – 10:30 p.m.
Terri HendrixThe Bugle Boy – LaGrange – 8 p.m.
            /w Lloyd Maines
            This show ALWAYS sells out! Get your tickets early!


Sunday – 22
Bubba WestlyWhatever SportsBar & Grill – Houston – 8 p.m.
Shane BarnhillT-Bone Tom’s – Kemah – 5 p.m.
Casey HubbleThe Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.
Randy BrownLonghorn Saloon – Ft. Worth- Noon – 6 p.m.
            Fight like Brooke Benefit!
Terri HendrixThe Bugle Boy – LaGrange – 2 p.m.
            /w Lloyd Maines
            MUST reserve through Bugle Boy


Monday – 23
W. C. JamesonPoodies – Spicewood – 6:30
            /w Paul Logan

Tuesday – 24
Mike BlakelyBurger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
Tessy Lou  – Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport – Austin – 3:30 p.m.
            Ray Benson Stage


Wednesday – 25
Bubba WestlyCowboy Club – Bryan – 8 p.m.
Scott TaylorMoonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.
            Acoustic
Zane WilliamsChuck’s Bar &Dancehall – Cotulla – 5 p.m. (doors)
Kent Finlay Songwriter’s Circle – Cheatham Street – San Marcos -


ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 19
Buddy CaseKXIO Coffeshouse – Clarksville AR –



Friday – 20
            /w Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown
Mike BlakelyHot Springs CountyHigh School Auditorium – Thermopolis WY – 7 p.m.
            Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation
            See Links on Mike’s Tour Page
Rhonda VincentYesteryearVillage – West Palm Beach FL
            Bluegrass Spring Music Jam
Bellamy BrothersPerformingArts Center of - Wisconsin Rapids WI - 7:30 p.m.
Asleep at the WheelCastleTheatre – Bloomington IL
Jaryd LaneMaltrait SpringBazaar – Kaplan LA – 7 p.m.


Saturday – 21
Ronnie McDowellThe RoxyTheater – Russellville AL
Rhonda VincentOrange BlossomOpry – Weirsdale FL
Neal McCoyRanch Jam – Palmetto FL
Bellamy BrothersMedinaBallroom - Hamel MN – 10:15 p.m.
Collin Raye - West Plains Civic Center - West Plains MO - 7 p.m.
Mark Chapman (Acoustic) - YMCA  - Seymour MO - 7 p.m.
Chase Bryant - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
           /w DJ Hish


Sunday – 22
Matt HarlanUncommon Ground -Clark – Chicago IL – 8 p.m.
Oak Ridge BoysSellersvilleTheater 1894- Sellersville PA –
Asleep at the WheelTheBallroom – Cincinnati OH


Monday – 23
Matt Harlan1900 Park – St. Louis – 7 p.m.

Tuesday – 24
Matt HarlanJava Cabana – Memphis TN – 7:30 p.m.
Buddy CaseRusso’s Coal FiredItalian Kitchen – Conway AR – 6-9 p.m.

Wednesday – 25
Steve WarinerCity Winery – Nashville TN –
Sam Hunt – The Gilloiz – Springfield MO – 7 p.m.
            /w Rae Lynn, The Railers, Haley & Michaels
            NO LINK to venue due to VIRUS ALERT
Jimmy Fortune - The Station Inn - Nashville TN -


Thursday, March 12, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - March 12 - 18

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 – 12
W.C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Guest: Casey Hubble
Troy CartrightThe Rustic – Dallas – 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Suzy Bogguss TrioDosey Doe’sBig Barn – The Woodlands – 6-7:30 p.m.
Bubba WestlyOn the Rocks – Canyon Lake – 8 p.m.
Scott Taylor Band Paradise Key – Rockport – 6:30 p.m.
Breelan AngelBilly’s Ice House – New Braunfels – 8:30 p.m.


Friday – 13
Michael Martin MurphyDoseyDoe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
Cameran NelsonDosey Doe’s Café – Conroe – 8:30 p.m.
Reckless KellyMucky Duck – Houston
            /w George DeVore
Bubba WestlyGiggity’s – Port Aransas – 8 p.m.
Kenny HarrellProspector’sGrill & Saloon – College Station – 9 p.m.
Tessy Lou The Auslander – Fredricksburg – 6:30 p.m.
Ronnie MilsapBilly Bob’s – Ft. Worth – 10:30 p.m.
Bellamy BrothersTurn – N –Burn Cook-off – Pleasanton – 11 p.m.
            Spring Break!


Saturday – 14
Gurf MorlixStrange Brew – Austin – 7 p.m.
            CD Release Party
Gary AllanFloore’s – Helotes –
Johnny RodriquezDosey Doe’sBig Barn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
            /w Mickey & the Motorcars
Kenny HarrellMuddy Jake’s – Sulphur Springs – 9 p.m.
Tessy Lou  – Riley’s Tavern – New Braunfels – 9 p.m.
Susan GibsonMajek Winery – Schulenburg – 3 p.m.
Bellamy BrothersWild HogCook-Off – Cotuila – 11 p.m.
American AquariumHank’s TexasGrill – McKinney –
Randy BrownThe Hideout – Houston – 8:30-10:30 p.m.
            Houston Rodeo!
Thomas Michael RileyPoco Playa– Matagorda – 8 p.m.
            Matagorda Seafood Festival!
            Come for the food – Stay for the music!


Sunday – 15
Dave ThomasWhite ElephantSaloon – Ft. Worth – 2 p.m.
            Brett Watt’s Songwriters Circle
The Trishas Dosey Doe’s Café – Conroe  - 7:30 p.m.
Bubba WestlySalt Lick BBQ – Driftwood – 8 p.m.
Saints ElevenAmerican AirlineCenter – Dallas – 5 p.m.
            Party on the Plaza Dallas Stars pre-game show
Tessy Lou  – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
Susan GibsonLuckenbach – 1 p.m
            /w Special Guest
Randy Brown BandThe Hideout – Houston – 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
            The Houston Rodeo
Owen TempleSam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio – 8p.m.
American AquariumBlaine’s Pub – San Angelo –
Jack NelsonRed’s Roadhouse – Kennendale – 11:30 a.m.
Casey HubbleThe Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.
George Ensle - Strange Brew - Austin - 2 p.m.


Monday – 16
George Ensle - Poodie's - Spicewood- 6:30 p.m.
American Aquarium – Main Street Crossing - Tomball


Tuesday – 17Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Pat Green The Rustic – Dallas – 7 -11 p.m.
            /w Special Guest: Hudson Moore
Zane WilliamsHank’s TexasGrill – McKinney – 9 p.m.
Randy BrownRailhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
            /w Steve Helms
            RioFrio Fest

Wednesday – 18
Scott Taylor BandParadise Key – Rockport – 6:30 p.m.
Kent Finlay Songwriter’s Circle – Cheatham Street – San Marcos -
        Rio Frio Festival
Josh Grider - Joe Jimmy's - Concan - 
        Rio Frio Festival
Zane Williams - Joe Jimmy's – Concan – 
        Rio Frio Festival
Susan GibsonHondo’s On Main – Fredricksburg – 7:30 p.m.
Thomas Michael RileyPuffabelly’s – Spring – 8-10 p.m.
            /w Davin James
American Aquarium - Guitartown/Conqueroo @ The Dogwood – Austin
            SXSW Fest!


ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 12
Wade BowenGeorge’s Majestic – Fayetteville AR –
Mike Blakely Lamar Co. Library – Lamar CO – 7-8 p.m.
Asleep at the WheelCity Winery – Chicago IL


Friday – 13
Mike BlakelyWildwood Sounds – Del Norte CO – 7:30 p.m.
Matt HarlanElectric Maid – Washington DC – 7:30 p.m.
Travis TrittShooting StarCasino – Mahnomen MN
Rhonda Vincent LouisburgCollege – Louisburg NC
Oak Ridge BoysFrench LickResort – French Lick IN
Neal McCoy8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis IN
American AquariumWormy Dog – Oklahoma City OK


 Saturday – 14
Mike BlakelyThe Book Haven – Salida CO – 7 p.m.
            Potluck at 6 p.m.
            Email – for details & RSVP
Matt HarlanBurlap and Bean – Newton Square PA – 7:30 p.m.
            See HERE for details & schedule
            
Zane Williams The Wormy Dog – Oklahoma City – OK – 9:30 p.m.
Travis TrittGrand Casino – Hinkley – Hinkley MN
Aaron TippinSoaring EagleCasino – Mt. Pleasant MI
            /w Sammy Kershaw
Oak Ridge BoysAmeristar Casino – Kansas City MO


Sunday – 15
Matt Harlan – House Concert – South Salem NY – 8 p.m.
            See HERE for details & schedule
         


Monday – 16
NO SHOWS FOUND

Tuesday – 17
Darryl WorleyWildhorse Saloon – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.
            Benefit for Debbie Ballentine
            /w Lorrie Morgan, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Ricky Skaggs,


Wednesday – 18
NO SHOWS FOUND


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TURNTABLE TUESDAY- The Legacy Continues: Nathan Stanley



THE LEGACY CONTINUES
Nathan Stanley

THE LEGACY CONTINUES is an apt title for Nathan Stanley’s latest album. From the opening chords on the banjo of Are You Missing Me through the remaining fifteen tracks, the instrumentals combined with Nathan’s soulful tone recalls a time steeped in family values and tradition. Nathan Stanley knows about both of those, having grown up playing music with his grandfather, Dr. Ralph Stanley.

Originally released in May of 2013, this re-release includes two additional tracks with his grandfather. Dr.Ralph Stanley’s pride for his grandson resonates in their combined vocals on Rank Stranger and Where Could I Go But To The Lord. Nathan pays tribute to him in PaPaw I Love You. Brad Paisley lends his diverse talents to Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone. Every track flows like a mountain stream, the ebb and flow cleansing the listener with each note.

Destined to become one of the classic bluegrass albums of our time, THE LEGACY CONTINUES is proof that when we guide our children on the right path great things will come.

I tip my hat:


You can find out more about Nathan Stanley