Thursday, July 23, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - July 23 - 29


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 – 23
W. C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Buddy Case
Randy Rogers & Wade BowenFloores – Helotes – 9 p.m.
Cameran NelsonWild West – Cedar Park –
Heath Childs Frilly’s – Decatur – 8 p.m.
            Solo Acoustic
Mark Allan Atwood Boon-docks@Eagle Mountain – Ft. Worth – 8 p.m.
            Stars on the Water Concert Series
Zach CoffeyKeller Tavern – Keller – 8 p.m.
            /w Andy Wilkinson, Libby Koch, Andy Hedges


Friday – 24
Jamey Johnson Floore’s – Helotes – 9 p.m.
            /w Chris Hennessee
Jon Wolf Big Texas Dancehall& Saloon – Spring – 9 p.m.
Terri HendrixRailroad Blues – Alpine – 8 p.m.
            Viva Big Bend Music Festival
Zane WilliamsFirehouse Saloon – Houston – 11:15 p.m.
            /w Ray Johnston Band
Randy BrownThe Mule Pub – Ft. Worth – 9 p.m.
            /w Sonny Burgess
Cameran NelsonMidnight Rodeo – San Angelo –
Fools of the TradeGrain Bin Café- Geronimo – 7:30 p.m.
            Acoustic
Heath ChildsQuicktrip Stadium – Grand Prairie – 10 p.m.
Jack NelsonRansom’s Steakhouse – Montgomery – 8 p.m.
Zach CoffeyWild West – Waco – 8 p.m.
            /w Parker McCollum


Saturday – 25
Gary P. NunnFloore’s – Helotes – 9 p.m.
Aaron Watson – St. Mary’s Music Festival – San Angelo –
Jon WolfeThe Great MosquitoFestival – Clute – 9 p.m.
Terri Hendrix Planet Marfa – Marfa – 2 – 3:30 p.m.
            Life’s A Song Workshop, Songwriting & Business
Zane WilliamsBlack Marlin Bar& Grill – Port Aransas – 9 p.m.
Randy Brown The Back Forty – North Richland Hills – 7 p.m.
Bubba Westly – Relay For Life SPJST – Ganado – 8 p.m.
Fools of the TradeExplore USARV SuperCenter – Seguin – Noon – 4 p.m.
            Acoustic
Fools of the TradeHappy Cow – New Braunfels – 8:30 p.m.
            Full Band!
Jack NelsonDuke’s Tavern – Katy – 8 p.m.
Adam Hood – Bownanza Bash – Halletsville
Breelan AngelHouse PastureCattle Co. – Concan – 8 p.m.
            /w Cody Johnson
Bri BagwellGuzzi Up – Alpine -  8 p.m.
Chuck Hawthorne Texan Theater – Greenville – 7 p.m.
            /w Libby Koch
Scott Taylor BandSchroeder Hall – Schroeder – 8 p.m.


Sunday – 26
Matt HarlanDean’s – Houston – 8 p.m.
Zach CoffeyThe Grease Monkey – Arlington – 3 p.m.
            Event supports Austin Angels Organization
Casey HubbleThe Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.
Chuck HawthorneSaxon Pub – Austin  - 10:30 p.m.
            /w Libby Koch


Monday – 27
W. C. JamesonPoodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30
            /w Special Guest: Buddy Case
            Steak Night!


Tuesday – 28
Randy BrownRailhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Deryl Dodd & Parker McCollum
Jack Nelson Ransom’s Steakhouse – Montgomery – 6:30 p.m.
Chuck Hawthorne Liberty TreeTavern – Elgin – 8 p.m.
            /w Jim Wyly
john Arthur martinezTexasTea-Licious – Burnet – 6 p.m.
            FREE /w dinner purchase


Wednesday  - 29
Adam HoodCapital Bar – Ft. Worth –
            Southern Brothers Tour /w Jason Eady
john Arthur martinez On theRocks – Cottonwood Shore – 7 p.m.
            FREE /w pasta purchase
Scott Taylor BandMoonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.



ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 23
Zane Williams Shooters Texarkana – Texarkana AR – 9 p.m.
Matthew HuffBreakers Bar &Grill – Columbia SC – 11 p.m.
American AquariumThe Garage – Winston-Salem NC
            B J Barham solo
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Granger SmithCountry Jam USA – Eau Claire WI


Friday – 24
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Matthew Huff Carolina’s AleHouse – Augusta GA – 8:30 p.m.
American AquariumHouse ofBlues – Myrtle Beach SC
            /w Trampled By Turtles
Adam HoodNashville Unplugged – Henderson NV – 8 p.m.
Granger SmithGuthrie’s RiverRuckus – Guthrie Center IA


Saturday – 25
Matt Harlan Fair GrindsCoffeehouse – New Orleans LA – 7 p.m.
Matthew Huff – Golf Charity – Augusta GA – 8 p.m.
            @ Birddog Grille
Mark Allan AtwoodBrad GoodMusic Fest & Benefit – Apache OK – 1 p.m.
American AquariumFloydFest – Floyd VA
            Pink Floyd Garden Stage
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bellamy BrothersAnderson MusicHall – Hiawassee GA


Sunday – 26
THE COUNTRY GOLD TOUR – AmericanMusic Theater – Lancaster PA
                        CharlieRich, Jr, Rex Allen, Jr.
            Link: http://amtshows.com/country-gold-tour/
Matthew Huff Stage It – Augusta GA – 2 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett


Monday – 27


Tuesday – 28
Matthew Huff Tin Roof – Orlando FL – 8 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett


Wednesday  - 29
Aaron Watson Central StationBar – Dodge City KS
American AquariumWaterfront Park – Louisville KY
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Casey Donahew BandPub Station – Billings MT




Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TURNTABLE TUESDAY on WEDNESDAY - Hard Row to Hoe - Ragged Union Bluegrass


I first heard most of this album and the group, Ragged Union Bluegrass in full vocal experience through a performance via Concert Window. I was captured by the sense of sitting in on a finely tuned jam session on a front porch. Geoff Union and the rest of the group have a way of taking you back to a simpler life - the way good Bluegrass should. As I listen to the CD of Hard Row To Hoe, I still have the same etheral experience.

One of the things that makes this album unique for me is the pure, crystaline voice of Christina Union. There are very few female vocals with a traditional bluegrass sound that I enjoy. Christina's voice was made to sing bluegrass. Her voice is well-matched with that of her husband, Geoff's. Together they form the perfect union yet they bring that something extra. Band members Jordan Ramsey (mandolin, vocal), Chris Elliott (banjo), Pat Hoepper (fiddle) and Andrew Bonnis (upright bass) with the addition of the other band members sweeten the notes that make this recording top-notch.

(Note: As of this review, Andrew Bonnis and Pat Hoeper are no longer a part of Ragged Union Bluegrass. Those positions are now held by Justin Hoffenberg (fiddle) and Mike Sivcovich (upright bass) - both quality artists in their own right)

From the first notes of Simple Life through the final note of Ferris Wheel, all thirteen tracks left the music resonating through my mind as I went about my day. To say this is not your grandpa's bluegrass could not be farther from the truth. The lyrics are as prevelant now as ever and the roots are there with each pick, strum and well-executed tone. Hard Row To Hoe belongs in every bluegrass CD collection and should you have the opportunity to experience Ragged Union Bluegrass live, to quote one of their tracks, Run Rabbit Run. You are in for a treat!

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - July 16 - 22



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 – 16
W. C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Casey Hubble
Zane WilliamsDenim &Diamonds – Wichita Falls – 10:30 p.m.
Randy BrownRahr Brewery – Ft. Worth – 7 p.m.
Aubrey Lynn England Love andWar – Plano – 8 p.m.
            /w Madeline Enna & Ashley Weaver
Fools of the TradeBack Porch – Port Aransas – 8:30 p.m.
            Full Band!
Jack Nelson BandIzzy’s Bar& Patio – College Station – 10 p.m.
Mark Allan AtwoodBoon-docks@Eagle Mountain – Ft. Worth – 8 p.m.
            Stars on the Water Concert Series
Zach Coffey Splittsville – Fairview – 7 p.m.
            BJ Barham solo


Friday – 17
Brandon RhyderFloore’s – Helotes - 9 p.m.
            / Blue Water Highway Band
Jon WolfeWhiskey Girl Saloon – Ft. Worth – 8 p.m.
Zane WilliamsMidnight Rodeo – San Angelo – 11 p.m.
Randy BrownLonghorn Saloon – Ft. Worth – 9 p.m.
Aubrey Lynn EnglandBack FortySmokehouse – North Richland Hills – 8 p.m.
Cody Joe Hodges The WesternClub – Navasota –
Jack NelsonRockin R Diner& Bar – Maypearl – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan AtwoodRailhead BBQ – Willow Park – Midnight
Zach CoffeySpice Rack – Burleson –
            BJ Barham solo
john Arthur martinezThe Badu – Llano – 8 p.m.
            FREE /w dinner purchase
Natalie Rose - Hofbrau @The Rim - San Antonio - 9 p.m.




Saturday – 18
Rhett Butler Strange Brew – Austin  - 7 p.m.
Bob SchneiderFloore’s – Helotes – 9 p.m.
            /w. Curtis McMurtry
Aaron Watson – Lamb County Pavilion  – Littlefield – 
Jon Wolfe – Taylor Rodeo Arena – Taylor – 10:30 p.m.
Zane WilliamsWhiskey GirlSaloon – Ft. Worth – 11 p.m.
            /w Chase Sanford Band & John D. Hale
Bubba Westly The Kenney Store – Bellville – 8 p.m.
Cody Joe Hodges BT Longhorn – Brenham –
Jack NelsonSchroeder Hall – Goliad – 8 p.m.
Moonlight Social – EVO Entertainment – Kyle – 8:30 p.m.
Zach Coffey – Aubrey Concert Series – Aubrey – 6:30 p.m.
            /w Sam Riggs
Mike Blakely - Fiesta Winery - Bend
          /w Woody Eastman


Sunday – 19
Jack NelsonWet Spot (Formerly Tiki Bar) – Willis – 1 p.m.
Mark Allan AtwoodLone StartFloat House – New Braunfels – 8 p.m.
            Acoustic
Zach CoffeyThe Grease Monkey – Arlington – 3 p.m.
Casey HubbleThe Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.


Monday – 20
George EnslePoodie’s Hilltop – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday – 21
Randy BrownRailhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Gary P. Nunn
Fools of the TradeRed Dog IceHouse – Kenedy – 7 p.m.
            Acoustic
Jack NelsonRansom’s Steakhouse – Montgomery – 6:30 p.m.
Mike Blakely - Burger Burger - Fredricksburg - 7 p.m.
         /w Annie Blakely

Wednesday – 22
Moonlight Social The Ranch – Rockdale – 7:30 p.m.
Casey HubbleGordough’s – Austin – 5 p.m.
            /w Josh Field
Chuck HawthorneLeftwoods – Amarillo
            /w Libby Koch



ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 16
Matt HarlanKMH Music – Presque Isle ME – 7 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bellamy BrothersBlue GateTheater – Shipshewana IN


Friday – 17
Matt HarlanAndy’s Old Port Pub – Portland ME – 8 p.m.
Matthew Huff Dublin’s Pass – Springfield MO – 10 p.m.
Aaron Watson - Outlaw Saloon - Cheyanne WY 
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bellamy BrothersBlue GateTheater – Shipshewana IN
Bri BagwellStereo Bar – Albuquerque NM – 8:30 p.m.
            /w Full Band
Granger SmithMuscatine Co.Fair – West Liberty IA


Saturday – 18
Matt HarlanFlying Cat MusicSeries – Phoenicia NY – 7 p.m.
Matthew HuffEminence SummerConcert Series – Eminence MO – 7 p.m.
Terri HendrixRed DragonListening Room – Baton Rouge LA – 8 p.m.
            /w Special Guest: Dorothy LeBlanc
Matthew Huff Salty Jack’s – Eminence MO – 11p.m.
American AquariumWormy Dog – Oklahoma City OK
            BJ Barham solo
Adam HoodTelluride AmericanaFestival – Telluride CO
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bellamy BrothersBordertown Casino– Wyandotte OK
Bill Anderson Palace Theatre – Crossville TN
Casey Donahew BandCavalcade Rodeo – Pawhuska OK
Collin RayeDraper City Park – Draper UT
Granger SmithAdams Co. Fair – Hastings NE


Sunday – 19
Matt HarlanLittle White Church – Schuyler Lake NY – 2 p.m.
American AquariumWhite WaterTavern – Little Rock AR
            B J Barham solo
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett


Monday – 20
American AquariumHigh Watt – Nashville TN
             B J Barham solo


Tuesday – 21
Matthew Huff Tin Roof – Charlotte NC – 9 p.m.
            B J Barham solo
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bill AndersonGrand Ole Opry – Nashville TN


Wednesday – 22
Matt HarlanAshland Coffee& Tea – Ashland VA – 8 p.m.
Aaron WatsonElectric Cowboy – Fort Smith AR
Matthew HuffTin Roof – Columbia SC – 8 p.m.
American AquariumEvening Muse – Charlotte NC
            B J Barham solo
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Granger Smith – Country Jam USA – Eau Claire WI
john Arthur martinez – Great Northern Bar & Grill – Whitefish MT – 9 p.m.
            FREE /w beer purchase




Thursday, July 9, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - July 9 - 15


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 – 9
W. C. Jameson – The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Davin James
Zane Williams – Schoepf’s Backyard – Belton – 8:30 p.m.
            CharlieMontague Band opens at 7 p.m.
Cody Joe Hodges – Kicks Night Club – Angleton
Jack Nelson – Republic Smokehouse & Saloon – Houston – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – Boon-docks @ Eagle Mountain – Ft. Worth  - 8 p.m.
            Stars on the Water Concert Series
Moonlight Social – The Summit – Austin – 8 p.m.
Bri Bagwell – Cora’s 471 Grill – Castroville – 8 p.m.
            Acoustic
john Arthur martinez – Blue Corn Harvest – Cedar Park – 7 p.m
            Free /w Dinner purchase


Friday – 10
Gary P. Nunn – Strange Brew – Austin – 8 p.m.
Zane Williams – Bono’s Saloon – Decatur – 10 p.m.
Cody Joe Hodges – Kicks Night Club – Angleton
Cooper Wade – Central Green @ LaCenterra – Katy – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Unclaimed Freight
Fools of the Trade – Polecats – Seguin – 9:30 p.m.
            Accoustic
Jack Nelson – Hobo Bar – Ellinger – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – Birra Porettis – Arlington – 7 p.m.
            Solo
Midnight Social – El Sol y La Luna – Austin – 8 p.m.
Breelan Angel – Firehouse Saloon – Houston – 9 p.m.
            /w Kristen Kelly
Bri Bagwell – Luckenbach – 10 p.m.
            Full Band /w Charlie Robison
Earl Thomas Conley – The Lumberyard – Roscoe
john Arthur martinez – Julie’s Cocina – Cottonwood Shores – 5:30 p.m.
            FREE /w Enchilada Dinner purchase


Saturday – 11
Terri Hendrix – That Guy’s Coffee Concert Series – Paris – 7:30 p.m.
Zane Williams – Hank’s Texas Grill – McKinney – 9:30 p.m.
AJ Guel – Greek Bros. – El Campo -  
Cody Joe Hodges – Kicks Night Club –
Fools of the Trade – Explore USA RV SuperCenter – Seguin – Noon – 4 p.m.
            Accoustic
Heath Childs – Rockin R Diner & Bar – Maypearl – 9 p.m.
Jack Nelson – Neon Moon Club – Bay City -  8 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – Ebb Tide – Gainsville – 9 p.m.
Shane Barnhill – Rowdy Buck’s – Crosby – 9:30 p.m.
Casey Donahew Band – Buckets & Boots – Graford
Earl Thomas Conley – SealyBration – Sealy


Sunday – 12
Casey Hubble – The Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – El Sol y Luna – Austin – Noon
            FREE with lunch purchase


Monday – 13
W. C. Jameson – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.
            /w Special Guest: Emily Grace Berry
            Steak Night!


Tuesday – 14
Randy Brown – Railhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7:30 p.m.
            /wCharlie Robison
Fools of the Trade - Red Dog Ice House – Kenedy – 7 p.m.
            Acoustic
Jack Nelson – Ransom’s Steakhouse – Montgomery – 6:30 p.m.
American Aquarium – Mucky Duck’s – Houston
            BJ Barham solo
john Arthur martinez – Texas Tea-Licious – Burnet – 6 p.m.
            FREE /w dinner purchase
Mike Blakely - Burger Burger - Fredricksburg - 7 p.m.


Wednesday – 15
Jon Wolfe – Hill’s Café – Austin – 8 p.m.
American Aquarium – Strange Brew – Austin
            BJ Barham solo
john Arthur martinez – On The Rocks – Cottonwood Shore – 7 p.m.
            FREE /w pasta purchase
Scott Taylor Band – Paradise Key – Rockport – 7 p.m.



ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 9
Matt Harlan – Woody Guthrie Folk Festival – Okemah OK – Noon
Cameran Nelson – County Line BBQ – Albuquerque NM –
American Aquarium – Jack Rabbit’s – Jacksonville FL –
            BJ Barham solo
Bellamy Brothers – Boss Cowman Celebration – Lemon SD –
Collin Raye – Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson MO  


Friday – 10
Matt Harlan – Guildhall – Oklahoma City OK – 8 p.m.
Terri Hendrix – Woody Guthrie Folk Festival – Okemah OK –
            @ Pastures of Plenty
Cameran Nelson – The Grizzly Rose – Denver CO –
Zach Coffey – The Junction at Monroe – Tallahassee FL
American Aquarium – New World Brewery – Tampa FL
            BJ Barham solo
Billy Dean – Safford Center for the Arts – Safford AZ – 7 p.m.
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN –
Casey Donahew Band – Heritage Hall – Ardmore OK
Collin Raye – Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson MO 
Granger Smith – Lightning Creek – Pittsburg KS


Saturday – 11
Texas Red Dirt Radio Music Awards – Choctaw Casino – Durant OK
            Performances by: Saints Elven
Matthew Huff – Sandbar Throwdown – Augusta AR – 1 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – Ibar Ranch – Gunnison CO
American Aquarium – Wills Pub – Orlando FL
            BJ Barham solo
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bellamy Brothers – Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center – Deadwood SD
Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Collin Raye – Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson MO 
Granger Smith – Kanza Hall – Overland Park KS


Sunday – 12
Matt Harlan – Evangeline’s – St. Louis MO – 7 p.m.
American Aquarium – Standard Deluxe – Waverly AL
            BJ Barham solo
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett
Bellamy Brothers – Craven Co. Jamboree – Craven SK Canada
Granger Smith – Windy City Smokeout – Chicago IL


Monday – 13
Matt Harlan – Rumba Café – Columbus OH – 8 p.m.
Collin Raye – Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson MO 


Tuesday – 14
Billy Dean - Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
            /wJason Pritchett
Collin Raye – Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson MO 


Wednesday – 15
Billy Dean – Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
            /w Jason Pritchett

Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN