Thursday, October 16, 2014

THE PARTY LIST - October 16 - 22nd

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. 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!


Thursday – 16
W. C. Jameson – The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
/w Buddy Case & Guest: Kim Carson
Jon Wolfe – Rockin’ Rodeo – Denton – 8 p.m.
Asleep at the Wheel – Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens – Dallas – 7:30 p.m.
Zach Coffey – White Elephant Saloon – Ft. Worth – 7 p.m.
Scott Taylor Band – Paradise Key – Rockport – 6 p.m.

Friday – 17
Fiesta Jam! - 17th - 19th
john Arthur martinez, Mike Blakely, Kurt Baumer & Many More!
See link for complete details and ticket information!
Pauline Reese – Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse – Fredricksburg
Willie Nelson & Family – Floore’s – Helotes – 9 p.m.
Gary P. Nunn – Nocona Nights – Nocona
T. G. Sheppard – Crighton Theater – Conroe
Scott Taylor Band – Western Days BBQ Cook-off – York – 8 p.m.
Rhonda Vincent – Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival – Farmers Branch
Aaron Watson – Wild West – Waco
Jon Wolfe – Drunken Mule – Commerce – 8 p.m.
Kenny Harrell – Kaliente’s Icehouse – Madisonville – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – Coach’s – Humble – 8 p.m.
Blacktop Outlaw – Texas Music Café – Lubbock – 10 p.m.
Heather Roberts – Old Texas Brewing Co. – Burleson – 8 p.m.

Saturday – 18
Terri Hendrix – Juniper Hills Farm – Dripping Springs – 7:15 p.m.
Fundraiser for PAWS No-Kill Shelter
$125 per person all inclusive dinner/ concert
Dinner is served at 6:30
      Menu and Info
Casey Donahew Band – Ziegfest – Houston
Willie Nelson & Family – Floore’s – Helotes – 9 p.m.
Gary P. Nunn – Hoots – Amarillo
Asleep at the Wheel – 4th Annual San Saba Pecan Jam – San Saba
Zane Williams – Fall Der All – Van Alstyne – 4:30 p.m.
Walt Wilkins – Goldthwaite Music Festival – Goldthwaite – 5 p.m.
Saints Eleven – The Kenney Store – Kenney – 10 p.m.
Aaron Watson – Livestock Show & Rodeo – Mercedes
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Roanoke – 7 p.m.
Matt Harlan – Anderson Fair – Houston – 8 p.m.
Kenny Harrell – Kappa Delta Family Week – Austin – 4 .m.
Kenny Harrell – Circleville Store – 7 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – Ransom’s – Montgomery – 8 p.m.
Blacktop Outlaw – Chances Nightclub – Cleburne – 9:30 p.m.
Richie Allbright – Bee Country Exposition Center – Beeville – 8 p.m.
Earl Thomas Conley – Brazos Valley Fair – Bryan

Sunday – 19
Saints Eleven – Octoberfest – Muenster – 6 p.m.
Dave Thomas – Coopers BBQ – Ft. Worth - Noon

Monday – 20
George Ensle – Poodie’s - Spicewood

Tuesday – 21
Randy Brown – Railhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7:30-10:30 p.m.
/w Jason Eady
Susan Gibson – Cheatam Street – San Marcos -
/w Halleyanna, Kathleen O’Keefe, Robyn Ludwick

Wednesday – 22
Gary P. Nunn – Main Street Crossing  - Tomball
Solo/ Acoustic


Thursday – 16
Zane Williams – Boondocks – Springfield IL –
Aaron Watson – The Wareham – Manhattan KS
Don Williams – Paramount Arts Center – Ashland KY -

Friday – 17
Zane Williams – Wormy Dog Saloon – Oklahoma City OK –
Jason Helms Band – Jose’s – Morrillton – 8 p.m.
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Don Williams – Country Tonight Theater – Pigeon Forge TN
Earl Thomas Conley – Cherokee Casino – Claremore OK
Gary Allan – Maryland Live! Casino – Rams Head Center – Hanover MD

Saturday – 18
Rhonda Vincent – Rockahock Bluegrass Festival – Lanexa VA
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Don Williams – Country Tonight Theater – Pigeon Forge TN
Gary Allan – KICKS 101.5 Country Fair 2014 – Alpharetta GA
Gene Watson – Truman Lake Opry – Tightwad MO – 7:30 p.m.
Gatlin Brothers – Shawnee Bluff Vineyard – Eldon MO – 8 p.m.

Sunday – 19
T. G. Sheppard – Crystal Palace – Wisconsin Dells WI
Gene Watson – Truman Lake Opry – Tightwad MO – 7:30 p.m.
Gatlin Brothers – Meramec Music Theater – Steelville MO – 2 p.m.

Monday – 20
Collin Raye – North Park Arena – Denham Springs LA

Tuesday – 21
No Shows Found

Wednesday - 22
No Shows Found

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Give It All I Got - Matthew Huff

On October 4, 2014  Give It All I Got won the award for Country Album of the Year and A Little Bit of Crown won Country Song of the Year at the International Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA for short) Matthew also brought home Country Entertainer of the Year! 

On one pass, Cigarette Burnin’, Give It All you Got, Kill A Little Time, Little Man, She’s Perfect For Me and Don’t Forget Your Yesterday offer up a strong visual and sets a traditional mood. Here We Go Again, It’s Alright, and the cover of an Usher tune – ‘U Got It Bad’ offer up a more contemporary sound. A Little Bit of Crown, Drunk Again and Ain’t No Rules Tonight form a bridge between the two worlds. And through every note there is a thread of blues, like an undertow in the river pulling you deeper into the heart and soul of Matthew Huff.

Matthew knows what he wants from his music, the feelings he wants to convey and what he hopes his audience will identify with. He brings this third CD to his listeners with a ‘GIVE IT ALL I GOT’ attitude.

I am giving this CD:


You can find Matthew at any of the following links, as well as purchase your download of the Award Winning - GIVE IT ALL I GOT :


Thursday, October 9, 2014

THE PARTY LIST - October 9 - 15

I am on the road to a writers conference this week. If I have some down time I will try to at least link the artists this week. Next week, things should be back to normal. Thank you for your patience. Country Blessings!

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, that not all venues are 'minor' friendly. 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!


Thursday – 9
FREE Concert Featuring Jack Ingram – 8 p.m.
  @ The Rustic – Presented by Lukemia Texas - Dallas
W.C. Jameson – The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
/w Mike Blakely & Guest: Susan Gibson
Kelly McGuire – T-Bone Tom’s – Kemah – 6-10 p.m.
Walt Wilkins – Main Street Crossing – Tomball – 8 p.m.

Friday – 10
Terri Hendrix – Mucky Duck – Houston – 7 p.m.
/w Lloyd Maines
Mike Blakely – Yucca Theater – Midland – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Kelly McGuire – Kingwood Towncenter Park – Kingwood – 7-10 p.m.
Randy Brown – Pole Position – Ft. Worth – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Casey Donahew Band – Banita Creek – Nacogdoches
Jon Wolfe – Boondocks @ EagleMountain Lake – Ft. Worth – 8 p.m.
John Slaughter – Floore’s – Helotes
Zach Coffey – Fuzzy’s Tacos – Irving – 6 p.m.
Walt Wilkins – The Bugle Boy – LaGrange – 8 p.m.
Acoustic Mytiqueros

Saturday – 11
Terri Hendrix – Cultural Activities Center – Temple – 7:30
/w Lloyd Maines
Mike Blakely – Johnson Park – Marble Falls – 11 a.m.
Benefit for Cancer fighter – Blake Turner. BBQ  $10
Bake Sale/ Jewelry Sale/ Auction
Donations Welcome
Bring lawn chairs and spend the day!
Casey Donahew Band – State Fair of Texas – Dallas
Gary P. Nunn – Heart of Texas Rodeo – Waco –
Zach Coffey – Thirsty Armadillo – Ft. Worth – 10 p.m.
Walt Wilkins – 11th St. Cowboy Bar – Bandera – 6 p.m.
Texas Hill Country Music Fest
Also: Susan Gibson, Jana Pochop, Drew Kennedy, Josh Grider & More!
Scott Taylor Band – Cuero Turkeyfest – Cuero 4 p.m.
/w Roger Creager, JB & The Moonshine Band and More!

Sunday – 12
No shows found

Monday – 13
W.C. Jameson – Poodie’s – Spicewood
/w Buddy Case

Tuesday – 14
No shows found

Wednesday – 15
Walt Wilkins & Mystequeros – Saxon Pub – Austin – 9 p.m.


Thursday – 9
Zane Williams – Mojo’s – Columbia MO – 10:30 p.m.
T. Graham Brown – DeKalb Theater – Fort Payne AL
T. G. Sheppard – Riverside Casino – Laughlin NV

Friday – 10
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – George’s Majestic – Fayetteville AR –
Marc Broussard – Sugar Loaf PAC – Chester NY
Zane Williams – Shooter’s – Kearny NE – 10:15 p.m.
T. G. Sheppard – Riverside Casino – Laughlin NV

Saturday – 11
Kelly McGuire – Lake Eufala – Lake Eufala OK – 8:30 p.m.
Sail Oklahoma Boat Show
Marc Broussard – The Festy Experience – Roseland VA
Zane Williams – Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis MN – 10:45 p.m.
T. Graham Brown – Georgia Mountain Fair – Hiawassee GA –
T. G. Sheppard – Riverside Casino – Laughlin NV
Rhonda Vincent – Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival – Waldron AR
Saints Eleven - Coaches Sports Bar - Humble - 7 p.m.

Sunday – 12
Zane Williams – The Robins Nest – Lacrosse WI – 7 p.m.
/w Altered Vision
T. G. Sheppard – Riverside Casino – Laughlin NV

Monday – 13
No shows found

Tuesday – 14
Willie Nelson – Shrine Mosque – Springfield MO -

Wednesday – 15
Zane Williams – Brauerhouse – Lombard IL – 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE PARTY LIST - October 2-8th

I apologize for lack of a Party List this week. An arthritis flare up is preventing me from doing all the typing/ copy/ paste required. If I can get this up between storms on Thursday, I will do my best. If not, Party List will resume next week.

Thank you for understanding!
Country Blessings!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

THE PARTY LIST - September 25 - Oct 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. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out. I am NOT responsible for schedule changes.

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!


Thursday – 25
W.C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano – 7-9 p.m.
/w Mike Blakely
Delbert McClintonDosey Doe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
Jon WolfStampede Houston – Houston – 8 p.m.
john Arthur martinezBlue Corn Harvest – Cedar Park – 7 p.m.
Granger Smith Brewster’s Street Icehouse – Corpus Christi – 10:30 p.m.
Larry GatlinHouston Country Club – Houston – 6:30 p.m.

Friday – 26
Terri HendrixCailloux Activities Ballroom – Kerrville – 7:30 p.m.
/w Lloyd Maines
Schreiner University Texas Music Heritage Festival
Scott Taylor Band The Barn – Mission Valley – 9 p.m.
Bellamy BrothersLas Palmas Race Park – McAllen – 9:30 p.m.
Friends For Hope Fundraiser
Cameran NelsonFirehouse Saloon – Houston – 9:30 p.m.
Granger SmithBilly Bob’s – Ft. Worth – 10:30 p.m.
Heath ChildsCurtis Lowes – Huffman – 8 p.m.
Jon WolfeSilver Saloon – Terrell – 8 p.m.
Chris Knight Band Floore’s – Helotes – 9 p.m.
/w John Baumann

Saturday – 27
Mike BlakelyHappy H Ranch  – Comfort TX – 7:30 p.m.
With Annie Blakely & Larry Nye to Benefit Comfort Library
Info: 830 –995-2398
John SebastianDosey Doe’s Big Barn – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
Thomas Michael Riley Love & War – Plano – 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars – Strange Brew – Austin – 9 p.m.
Zane Williams Floore’s – Helotes –  9 p.m.
/w Nick Verzosa and the Noble Union
Scott Taylor Band KC Hall – Halletsville – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Kolache Festival
/w Southern Drive Band
Bellamy BrothersBurelson Co. Fair – Caldwell – 11 p.m.
Cameran NelsonGreek Bros. Oyster Bar & Grill – El Campo – 10:30 p.m.
Granger SmithFort Bend Co. Fair – Rosenburg – 11 p.m.
Jon WolfeCity Limits Texas – Stephenville – 8 p.m.

Sunday – 28
Bellamy BrothersTurkey Creek Bar & Grill – Alvarado – 3 p.m.
Casey Hubble The Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.

Wilburn Brothers Floore’s – Helotes – 6 p.m.

Monday – 29
W.C. JamesonPoodie’s – Spicewood
/w George Ensle

Tuesday – 30
john Arthur martinezTexas Tea-Licious – Burnet – 9 p.m.
Aaron TippinFiddlestrings – San Angelo – 8 p.m.

Wednesday – Oct. 1
Mike BlakelyAJ’s Live – Marble Falls – 7-9 p.m.
/w John Arthur Martinez
Kent Finlay’s Songwriter Circle – Cheatham Street – San Marcos – 9 p.m.
Aaron Watson Shenanigan’s – Huntsville


Thursday – 25
Breelan AngelBluebird Café – Nashville TN – 9 p.m.
Eli Young BandBancorp South Arena – Tupelo MS
/w The Cadillac Three
Matt HarlanMusic City Tippler – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.
Aaron WatsonWooly’s – Des Moines IA
Casey Donahew BandDirty Dawg – Manhattan KS
LonestarTurning Stone Resort Casino – Verona NY –
Oak Ridge BoysStephens Performing Arts Center – Pocatello ID

Friday – 26
Casey Donahew BandMidnight Rodeo – Springfield MO
Mark Chapman OPENS! You do NOT want to miss this show!
Pat GreenKay Rodgers Park – Fort Smith AR –
Kelly McGuireSierra Vista – Sierra Vista AZ – 6 p.m.
/w Mark Mulligan
INFO: to RSVP and get details.
Marc BroussardCenter Stage – Atlanta GA
Aaron TippinSanta Clarita Valley Music Festival – Valencia CA – 8 p.m.
Eli Young BandVon Braun Center – Huntsville AL
/w Jake Owen
Matt HarlanEast Alabama House Concerts – Roanoke AL – 7 p.m.
Aaron WatsonBoondocks- Springfield IL
Gene Watson – Eagles Club – Cape Girardeau MO – 7 p.m.
LonestarMill Point Park – Hampton VA
Oak Ridge BoysPeppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover NV
Gatlin Brothers – Taylor Performing Arts Center – Joplin MO – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday – 27
Kelly McGuire – House Concert – Tucson AZ – 6 p.m.
/w Mark Mulligan
Continental Ranch area –
Marc BroussardWorkPlay Theater – Birmingham AL
Aaron TippinTehama Dist. Fairgrounds – Red Bluff CA – 8 p.m.
Eli Young BandBallpark Village – St. Louis MO –
Matt HarlanEddie’s Attic – Decatur GA – 6 p.m.
Aaron WatsonThe Blue Note – Columbia MO –
Josh Abbott BandCain’s Ballroom – Tulsa OK – 8 p.m.
Casey Donahew BandNorth Lake Park – Garnett KS
Gene Watson Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Renfro Valley  KY – 8 p.m.
Bill Anderson Starlight Theater – Branson MO –
Larry’s Country Diner Taping
Oak Ridge BoysGolden Nugget Casino – Las Vegas NV
Gatlin Brothers – Starlight Theater – Branson MO - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday – 28
Marc BroussardCity Winery – Nashville TN – 7:30 p.m.
Gene WatsonMcFerren Park Civic Center – Hoopston IL – 1:30 p.m.
Gatlin Brothers – Startlight Theater – Branson MO – 2 p.m.

Monday – 29
Gatlin Brothers – Starlight Theater – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday – 30
Marc Broussard Rex Theater – Pittsburg PA
Bill AndersonGrand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Gatlin Brothers – Starlight Theater – Branson MO – 2 p.m.

Wednesday – Oct. 1
Eli Young BandInnsbrook After Hours – Glen Allen WA

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Band of Brothers

The coolest thing about a Willie Nelson compilation is you know from the first few chords nothing has changed. And that is a good thing. His music is the same now as when we heard his leathery tanned voice for the first time in 1975 with Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain. But even before then, we began identifying Willie songs with the first ones sang by other artists. Hello Walls (Faron Young), Crazy (Patsy Cline)  and Nightlife (Ray Price) are Country Classic standards. The songs on this album will join the ranks if radio will give them a chance.

Bring It On sets the pace for fourteen tracks of everything from a buckle-rubbing dance tune to the mellow, kickback sound of The Git Go which he teams up with Jamey Johnson. Woven throughout are the masterful musicians and the strains of Trigger (Willie’s guitar) leading the group.

With the exception of five tunes, Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon wrote all the tracks. When talking about classic ‘bar’ tunes, I don’t think you’ll find a better songwriting team. Classic artists such as Billy Joe Shaver, Vince Gill and Bill Anderson composed the remaining songs.

BAND OF BROTHERS is that smooth shot of whiskey, the fine cigar or in Willie’s case, the best grade of stash ever rolled… and the perfect addition to your Willie Nelson library.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: BAND OF BROTHERS is dedicated to Butch Carr. Butch was an amazing mix engineer in Nashville. He worked with many of the biggest names in Country Music since 1986 including George Jones, Tracy Lawrence, Neal McCoy, Barbara Mandrell to name a few. This is the fourth project Butch worked his magic on for Willie Nelson. Butch Carr passed away two weeks after completing this album

Because this album is true Willie and straight up Classic Country, I have to tip my hat...

You can find the CD at:

And keep up with Willie on his:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


That’s What Makes the Bluegrass Blue (featuring 5-time Grammy winner Rhonda Vincent) is the perfect tune to kick off the ten tracks from ALL THE WAY – the fifth album by Nu-Blu. And while you may or may not have heard much from this group previously, I promise you this CD will change what you thought bluegrass was suppose to be.

Taking a cue from the Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, Nu-Blu educates us in how country and bluegrass are two interwoven threads creating a seamless piece of musical fabric. A Little Good News is as relevant today as when Anne Murray first recorded the song in 1983. Relevance aside, the amazing voice of Carolyn Routh makes the track timeless and a perfect addition to this CD.

The remaining tracks from Rhythm of the Train through Heavy Cross To Bear weave an invisible ‘stitch in the ditch’ to create a well-designed quilt of comfort and coming home. But the first single from ALL THE WAY is what pulls everything together. Jesus and Jones is that one piece of fabric that with the first line you know the quilt (album) would be lacking without. The effervescent decorative applique comes from the addition of Sam Moore (Soul Man legend) sharing the lead vocals. While the last person you might associate with bluegrass, Moore’s classic tone blends well with the undercurrent of the roots that make ALL THE WAY sure to become a keeper.

I'm tipping my hat....

You can find out more about NU-BLU on their WEBSITE as well as any of the following links:

To order or download their ALL THE WAY  CD, click below: