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!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Destiny & Fate - Kelly McGuire



I love surprises! As I looked forward to this new CD from Kelly McGuire, I was expecting the tropical sounds of Belize. Destiny & Fate offers up cold Carona's and slushy drinks with umbrellas - right along side a platter of Americana with a side order of 1950s. While that might sound like a menu for disaster, I assure you, Destiny & Fate offers the perfect balance of all of those.

Any Better Than This sets up the ten tracks with a seque from one sound to the next in a flawless roll of an island wave. Barnacles is full island sound.

When I think of a evening beach party, I think romance. Seventeen, Broken Pieces each have a reminiscent, thoughtful tone of relationship growth. Coming Home, Destiny & Fate, You Drive Me Crazy, Where Love Goes are more present tense.

The Flood is a bit off course. This one is more personal, drawing on the Americana and giving the album roots.

The Song is that last dance of the evening - that point in the evening when you don't want to let go of the person holding you or the overall experience, yet you leave the party with memories of a perfect evening.

Destiny & Fate is proof that whether on a beach in Belize, a neighborhood honkytonk in Texas or your living room for a house party, Kelly is at home.

I am tipping my hat:




To read my previous interview with Kelly, you can check out this LINK

You can purchase your copy of Destiny & Fate through the following:

WEBSITE
CD BABY
AMAZON
iTUNES


Want to know more about Kelly or hear some of his previous recordings, check out these links:

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
REVERB NATION
YouTube
MY TEXAS MUSIC



Thursday, June 25, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - June 25 - July 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…


TEXAS

Thursday – 25
W. C. Jameson – The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Coppell – 7 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – Blue Corn Harvest – Cedar Park – 6:30
            Free with dinner purchase
Mark Allan Atwood – Boon Docks at Eagle Mountain – Ft. Worth – 8 p.m.
            /w Jamie Richards
Zach Coffey – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft. Worth
David Ball – Mercer Street Dancehall – Dripping Springs
Gary P. Nunn - Cactus Theater - Lubbock 


Friday – 26
Aaron Watson – Casa Blanca Ballroom – Laredo
Jon Wolfe – Wild West – Waco – 8 p.m.
Dave Thomas – Copperhead Bar – Lindsay – 8 p.m.
Terri Hendrix – Strange Brew – Austin – 8 p.m.
            /w Lloyd Maines, Glen Fukunaga and John Silva
Fools of the Trade (Acoustic) – Grain Bin Café – Geronimo – 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Jack Nelson – Coconut Island Bar & Grill – Seven Points – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – Railhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7 p.m.
David Ball – Red White & Bull Festival – Edna
Earl Thomas Conley – Dosey Doe’s – The Woodlands
Gary P. Nunn - The Hunt Store - Hunt


Saturday – 27
Aaron Watson – ACF Summer Music Fest – Bellville
Jon Wolfe – Greek Bros. Oyster Bar & Grill – El Campo – 9 p.m.
Dave Thomas – Culpepper’s Steak House – Rockwall – 7:30 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – Linda’s Fine Food – Wimberley – 7 p.m.
            Free with food purchase
Bubba Westly – Wurst Haus Live – Lake Jackson – 8 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – Austin Co. Fair – Bellville
Cody Joe Hodges – Outlaw Country – Palentine
Fools of the Trade – Explore USA RV SuperCenter – Sequin – Noon- 4 p.m.
Kenny Harrell – Blue Collar Club – Pasadena – 9:30 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – Rock’n R Diner & Bar – Maypearl – 8 p.m.
Saints Eleven – The Kenney Store – Kenney – 8:30 p.m.
Zane Williams – Jim Bowie Days Rodeo – Bowie – 10:30 p.m.
Terri Henrdix – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston – 7 – 9:30 p.m.
            /w Lloyd Maines, Glen Fukunaga and John Silva
David Ball – Main Street Crossing – Tomball
Earl Thomas Conley – Polish Festival Days - Bremond


Sunday – 28
Saints Eleven – Texas Red Dirt Radio – Ft.Worth – 3 p.m.
            /w Host: Justin Frazell
Zach Coffey – Love and War – Plano
            Shiner Sunday
George Ensle – Capital Cowboy Church – Manchaca – 10:30 a.m.
George Ensle – Strange Brew – Austin – 2 p.m.
George Ensle – Poodie’s Hilltop – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.


Monday – 29
W. C. Jameson – Poodie’s Hilltop – Spicewood – 7 p.m.
            /w George Ensle


Tuesday – 30
john Arthur martinez – Texas Tea-Licious – Burnet – 6 p.m.
            Free with dinner purchase (Try the Chicken Pot Pie!)


Wednesday – July 1
Scott Taylor Band - Colony Creek Country Club - Victoria - 7 p.m.



ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 25
Ragged Union – Avogadro’s Number – Ft. Collins CO
Buddy Case – KXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR – 6-9 p.m.
Zane Williams – Exit In – Nashville TN – 9 p.m.
            /w Baylor Wilson
Granger Smith – Greeley Stampede – Greeley CO
Merle Haggard – W.D. Packard Music Hall – Warren OH


Friday – 26
Ragged Union – Miner’s Park – Park City UT
Kelly McGuire – House Party – Mazon IL
            See Kelly’s website under Schedule for details
Bart Crow Band – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Zane Williams – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Roger Creager – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Chris Cagle – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Reckless Kelly – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Oak Ridge Boys – Hartville Kitchen – Hartville OH
Bill Anderson - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville TN
Dwight Yoakam – Jefferson Community College – Watertown NY
            McVean Gymnasium
Granger Smith – The Complex – Salt Lake City UT
Gene Watson – Music in the Mountains Festival – Summersville WV
The Gatlin Brothers – Seven Clans Casino – Thief River Falls MN
Merle Haggard – NYCB Theatre at Westbury – Westbury NY
Mark Chapman Band – Republic Park – Republic MO


Saturday – 27
Ragged Union – Groove Music Festival – Cedar City UT
Kelly McGuire – The Palapa Bar on the Sea – Centralia IL
            Benefits The Placencia Humane Society (Belize)
            www.placenciahumanesocietybelize.org
John Anderson – Buffalo Run Casino – Miami OK
Zac Brown Band – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Kevin Fowler – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Turnpike Troubadours – Gilloiz Theater – Springfield MO – 7:45 p.m.
Jaryd Lane – Smoked Meat Festival – Ville Platte LA –
Oak Ridge Boys – Hartville Kitchen – Hartville OH
Bill Anderson - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville TN
Granger Smith – Headwaters Country Jam – Cardwell MT
Merle Haggard – Golden Nugget Casino – Atlantic City NJ
Mark Chapman Band – Jolly Mill Park – Pierce City MO
            /w Special Guests: Whitney Dahl and Neva Welters


Sunday – 28
Eli Young Band – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Whiskey Myers – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Sara Evans – Thunder On the Mountain – Ozark AR
Oak Ridge Boys – Big Barrel Country Music Festival – Dover DE
Dwight Yoakam – Indian Ranch – Webster MA


Monday – 29
No Shows Found


Tuesday – 30
Bill Anderson - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville TN
The Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Merle Haggard – Belk Theatre – Charlotte NC
            NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center


Wednesday – July 1
Buddy Case – South on Main – Little Rock AR – 7:30 p.m.
Granger Smith – Knoxville’s Tavern – Edmonton,AB Canada

Merle Haggard – UGA Tifton Conference Center – Tifton GA

Thursday, June 18, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - June 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. 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…


TEXAS

Thursday – 18
W. C. Jameson – The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Jimmy Davis
Mark Allan Atwood – Boon Docks @ Eagle Mountain – Ft. Worth – 6 p.m.
            /w Shelley King
Moonlight Social – The Summit – Austin – 8 p.m.


Friday – 19
Aaron Lewis – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w George Navarro
john Arthur martinez – The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            Free with dinner purchase
Bubba Westly – Whiskey Creek Saloon – Harker Heights – 7 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – House Pasture Cattle Co. – Concan
Cody Joe Hodges – Rowdy Buck’s – Crosby
Fools of the Trade (Acoustic) – Templin Saloon – Gonzales – 8-11 p.m.
Jack Nelson – The Red Barn Saloon – Rosenberg – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – The Golf Club at Twin Creek – Allen – 8 p.m.
Moonlight Social – The Water Trough @ Lone Star Court – Austin – 8 p.m.
Zane Williams – Drunken Mule – Commerce – 10 p.m.
George Ensle – Old Quarter Acoustic Café – Galveston – 9 p.m.


Saturday – 20
Jon Wolfe – June Bug Jam – Milford – 5 p.m.
Saints Eleven – June Bug Jam – Milford – 5 p.m.
Whiskey Myers – Floore’s – Helotes –
            /w Chad Mullins & The Last Call Coalition
john Arthur martinez – Perissos Vineyard – Burnet – 6:30 p.m.
            Contact Vineyard for details
Jimmy LaFave – Strange Brew – Austin – 7 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – Criders Rodeo and Dancehall – Hunt
Cody Joe Hodges – Lakeside Icehouse – Lake Bryan – Bryan
Jack Nelson – The Whirlwind Club – Livingston – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – The Badu – Llano – 8 p.m.
Zane Williams – Gum Springs Bar & Grill at Faurie’s – Briggs – 9:30 p.m.
Gary P. Nunn - Back Porch Bar - Port Aransas 


Sunday – 21
Saints Eleven – PanCanJam – Ft. Worth –
Gary P. Nunn - Hondo's On Main - Fredricksburg


Monday – 22
W. C. Jameson – Poodie’s Hilltop – Spicewood – 7 p.m.
            /w Guest: Buddy Case


Tuesday – 23
john Arthur martinez – Texas Tea-Licious – Burnet – 6 p.m.
            Free with dinner purchase
Mark Allan Atwood – Fuzzy’s Tacos – Denton – 7 p.m.


Wednesday – 24
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.
            Free with pasta purchase
Mark Allan Atwood – Saxon Pub – Austin – 8 p.m.
Shane Barnhill – Lytle Land & Cattle Steakhouse – Abilene – 8 p.m.
Scott Taylor Band - Moonshine Drinkery - Victoria - 8 p.m.



ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 18
Buddy Case – KXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR – 6-9 p.m.
Cody Johnson Band – Electric Cowboy – Ft. Smith AR -


Friday – 19
Aaron Watson – Pink Garter Theatre – Jackson Hole WY
Kelly McGuire – Hamilton Parrot Head Club – Burlington Ontario
            Special Guest: Mark Mulligan
            See Kelly’s website under schedule for details
Marc Broussard – Olathe Free Summer Concert Series – Olathe KS
Oak Ridge Boys – Golden Nugget – Lake Charles LA
Dwight Yoakam – Chinook Winds Casino – Lincoln City OR
David Ball – Buffalo Gap Rap – Sentinel Butte ND
            Badlands Jam for Fallen Soldiers
Earl Thomas Conley – Porterfield Country Festival – Marinette WI
Granger Smith – Boot, Scoot, BANG – Cabool MO
Gene Watson – Choctaw Casino – Grant OK


Saturday – 20
Matthew Huff – Delta Ducky Derby & Regatta – Helena AR - Noon
Aaron Watson – Chris LeDoux Days – Kaycee WY – FREE
Kelly McGuire – House Party – Millbrook, Ontario CA
            /w Sunny Jim White and Mark Mulligan
            See Kelly’s website under Schedule for details
Marc Broussard – Summer Gras- ORH Outdoor Pavillion – St. Louis MO
Oak Ridge Boys – Golden Nugget – Biloxi MS
Dwight Yoakam – Chinook Winds Casino – Lincoln City OR
David Ball – Poston Lake Bluegrass Festival – Stewart OH
Granger Smith – Sangamon Co. Fair – New Berlin IL
Gene Watson- Starlight Theater – Branson MO
The Gatlin Brothers – Cossatot Amphitheater – DeQueen AR


Sunday – 21
Kelly McGuire – The Gazebo Bar & Grill – Peterborough Ontario CA
            /w Sunny Jim White and Mark Mulligan
Oak Ridge Boys – Tivilo Theatre – Chattanooga TN
Gene Watson – Starlight Theater – Branson MO


Monday – 22
No Shows Found


Tuesday – 23
Kelly McGuire – Northwest Indiana Parrot Head Club – Westville IN
            See Kelly’s website under Schedule for details
Granger Smith – Ford Co. Fair – Melvin IL
The Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Orpy – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.


Wednesday – 24
Kelly McGuire – House Concert – Elkhart IN
            See Kelly’s website under Schedule for details
Bill Anderson - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville TN

The Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - June 11 - 17



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…


TEXAS

Thursday – 11
W. C. Jameson – The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Guest: Wake Eastman
Mike Blakely – Annie Riggs Museum – Ft. Stockton – 7:30 p.m.
            Summer Off the Patio Concert Series
john Arthur martinez – Blue Corn Harvest – Cedar Park – 6:30
            Free with dinner purchase
Steve Wariner – Big Texas – Webster
Cody Joe Hodges – ROT Rally – Austin
Mark Allan Atwood – Firehouse Saloon – Houston – 8 p.m.
Zach Coffey – Circle S Catfish – Ft. Worth
Zane Williams – Brewster Street Icehouse – Corpus Christie – 9 p.m.
            /w Stoney LaRue


Friday – 12
Steve Wariner – Big Texas – Spring
Bubba Westly – Kadobe’s Bar & Grill – Pleasonton – 8 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – Silver Saloon – Terrell
Kenny Harrell – O’Brien’s Irish Pub – Temple – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan Atwood – Riley’s Pub – New Braunfels – 8 p.m.
Zach Coffey – Splitsville – Fairview
Zane Williams – Worlds Toughest Rodeo – Weatherford – 10 p.m.
George Ensle – Anderson Fair – Houston – 9 p.m.
Cody Johnson Band - Coleman Rodeo - Coleman - 


Saturday – 13
Jon Wolfe – Brooks County Fairgrounds – Falfurrias – 5 p.m.
Steve Earle & The Dukes – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w The Mastersons
Dave Thomas – Sundance Club – Gordon – 1 p.m.
Steve Wariner – 43rd Annual Chisolm Trail Roundup – Lockhart
Aubrey Lynn England – Tavern On Main Street – Richardson – Noon
Aubrey Lynn England – Old Texas Brewing Company – Burleson – 9 p.m.
Bubba Westly – Pelican Lounge – Corpus Christi – 8 p.m.
Cameran Nelson – Schoepf’s Old-Time Pit BBQ – Belton
Mark Allan Atwood – Rolling Thunder – Fluvanna – 8 p.m.
Shane Barnhill – Chuters – Pasadena – 9 p.m.
Zach Coffey – City of Ennis Unity Event – Ennis –
Zach Coffey – Heritage Farmstead – Plano
Zach Coffey – Filthy McNasty’s – Ft. Worth
Zane Williams – Love & War – Grapevine –
            Austin Cunningham Testicle Festival
            /w Johnny Rodriquez, Gary P. Nunn and more!
Gene Watson – San Saba Street Festival – San Saba
Cody Johnson Band - Schoepf's Backyard - Belton 



Sunday – 14
Dwight Yoakam – Floore’s – Helotes – 8 p.m.
            /w Mike Stinson
Jack Nelson – Houston St. Bar & Patio – Ft. Worth – 4:30 p.m.
Shane Barnhill – T-Bone Tom’s – Kemah – 6 p.m.
Zach Coffey – Grease Monkey ( patio) – Arlington
George Ensle – Tejas Cowboy Church – Belverde – 10:30 a.m.
Scott Taylor Band - Sonfest - Inez - 


Monday – 15
George Ensle – Poodie’s Hilltop – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday – 16
john Arthur martinez – Texas Tea-Licious – Burnet – 6:00
            Free with dinner purchase


Wednesday – 17
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.
            Free with Pasta purchase
Moonlight Social – Saxon Pub – Austin – 11 p.m.
Scott Taylor Band - Paradise Key - Rockport - 7 p.m.



ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 11
Ragged Union – Cervantes Other Side – Denver CO
            ‘Zeppelin Night’
Aaron Watson – The District – Souix Falls SD
Kelly McGuire – House Concert – Moorestown NJ
            Special Guest: Jersey John Hanney
            See Kelly’s website under Schedule for details
Buddy Case – KXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR – 6-9 p.m.
William Clark Green – Downstream Casino – Quapaw OK –
Saints Eleven – Country Fan Jam – Nashville TN
Oak Ridge Boys – Effingham Performance Center – Effingham IL –
Dwight Yoakam – Gilloiz Theater – Springfield MO
Granger Smith – Rusty Spur – Fort Wayne IN


Friday – 12
Aaron Watson – Joe’s Bar – Chicago IL
Kelly McGuire – Cannery Music Hall – Southbridge MA
Matthew Huff – Relay For Life – Paragould AR – 7 p.m.
Cody Joe Hodges – Country Fan Jam – Nashville TN
Jack Nelson – Ransom’s Steakhouse – Montgomery – 8 p.m.
Saints Eleven – Country Fan Jam – Nashville TN
Dwight Yoakam – Grand Casino Events Center – Shawnee OK
David Ball – Country Fan Jam- Nashville TN
            /w Mark Collie & Doug Stone
Granger Smith – The Machine Shop – Flint MI
The Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN


Saturday – 13
Ragged Union – Golden Music Festival – Golden CO
Aaron Watson – CMA Music Fest – Nashville TN
Kelly McGuire – 4th Annual Kelly McGuire Pool Party – Allenwood NJ
            Special Guest: Jersey John Hanney
            See Kelly’s website under Schedule for details
Matthew Huff – The Duck Blind – Batesville AR – 9 p.m.
Cody Joe Hodges – Country Fan Jam – Nashville TN
Jaryd Lane – Cypress Bayou Casino (ROX) – Charenton LA – 9 p.m.
Saints Eleven – Country Fan Jam – Nashville TN
Oak Ridge Boys – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Renfro Valley KY
David Ball – CMA Fest – Nashville TN
            WSM Durango Stage
Granger Smith - B-93 Birthday Bash – Martin MI
The Gatlin Brothers – Bushwacker Days – Nevada MO
Lonestar – Bradley Co. Courthouse Square – Warren AR
Mark Chapman Band – Bass Pro Shops – Springfield MO


Sunday – 14
Kelly McGuire – Conchy Joe’s House Party – Lansdale PA
            See Kelly’s website under schedule for details
Cody Joe Hodges – Country Fan Jam – Nashville TN
Saints Eleven – Country Fan Jam – Nashville TN
Zane Willliams – Live Aqua Resort – Cancun Mexico
5th Annual Railhead Rendezvous
Oak Ridge Boys – The Morris Center – South Bend IN
Granger Smith – Ground Zero – Traverse City MI


Monday – 15
Cody Joe Hodges – Country Fan Jam – Nashville TN


Tuesday – 16
No Shows Found


Wednesday – 17
Kelly McGuire – Chris Watt House Party – Wilton NY
            See Kelly’s website under schedule for details
The Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Orpy – Nashville TN


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Country Grass - Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road


COUNTRY GRASS is a magical blend of two clans - Country and Bluegrass ... a musical marriage made in Heaven. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, along with a host of classic country artists, have created a sound that rings with familiarity.



Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have their own unique Bluegrass sound that many younger fans really enjoy. Lorraine and her team have brought their signature style to thirteen tracks of great country songs and when possible, the artists who took them to the charts. While the original recordings were worthy of their success, adding a bluegrass sound brought out the nuances we never imagined.

Runnin' Water (The Kentucky Headhunters) kicks things off with a true Bluegrass sound. As I listened, I did notice that some of the country tunes required only a bit of tweaking to bring out a Bluegrass strains carried in the original. Ready for the Times to Get Better (Crystal Gayle), Dixie Road (Lee Greenwood), Boogie Grass Band (various guest artists), Don't Close Your Eyes (Keith Whitley - vocals by Jesse Keith Whitley & Tim Cifers), Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson with Lorraine Jordan) and the Floyd Cramer classic, Last Dance.

Tunes I never thought of as being bluegrass have become brand new with the addition of a mandolin. I Got Mexico (Eddy Raven), Darned if I Don't Danged if I Do (Marty Raybon), Common Man (John Conlee), You Can Have Her (Jim Ed Brown), Digging Up Bones (vocals by Tommy Long), Do You Want To Go To Heaven (T. G. Sheppard) were perfect pairings for this project.

COUNTRY GRASS is a compilation of timeless songs for those of us who remember tradition while capturing the attention of new listeners.

I tip my hat:



To purchase your copy of COUNTRY GRASS or to learn more about Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, visit their WEBSITE or social media outlets:

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YouTube

Saturday, June 6, 2015

CONCERT AND EVENTS SPECIAL!


CONCERTS & EVENTS - Country Fan Jam - Saints Eleven!


For those not attending Country Fan Jam please take note of this AWESOME opportunity to lend a helping hand.


For information, contact Coach Doug Warren :  doug.warren@wimberleyisd.net 
Country Blessings!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - June 4 - 10th


NOTE: Links will be up by Noon. I will also be adding more Classic Country artists. Sleep was required ;-)Than 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.

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 – 4
W. C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Fletcher Clark
john Arthur martinez – Whole Foods – Bee Cave – 6 p.m.
            Free with beverage purchase
Vince GillArena Theatre – Houston –
Aubrey Lynn EnglandBoon-docks@ Eagle Mountain – Ft.Worth – 6 p.m.
            /w Mark Allan Atwood
            Stars On The Water Summer Music Series
Terri Hendrix - The Neon Parrot Lounge - Downtown Abilene - 8 p.m.
Larry Gatlin  - Main Street Crossing - Tomball - 8 p.m.


Friday – 5
Jon WolfeFirehouse Saloon – Houston – 10 p.m.
Mike Blakely- Red Brick Tavern – Conroe – 9:30-11:30 p.m.
john Arthur martinezCentral MarketWestgate – Austin – 6:30 p.m.
            Free with dinner purchase
Cody Joe HodgesThe Buckhorn – Leakey
Heath ChildsEbb Tide – Gainesville – 8 p.m.
Jack Nelson10 Sports Bar &Grill – Odessa – 8 p.m.
Mark Allan AtwoodLugNutz – Nacogdoches – 8 p.m. – midnight
Moonlight SocialBilly’s Ice – New Braunfels – 9 p.m.
Saints ElevenOutlaws &Legends – Lindsay – 9 p.m.
Shane BarnhillFirehouse Saloon – Houston – 8 p.m.
Zach CoffeyLove and War – Grapevine
Zane WilliamsMusic On Main – Denison – 7:30 p.m.  Free
Terri Hendrix - The Fibonacci Building - Amarillo - 8 p.m.
Granger Smith - Southern Junction - Royse City
Larry Gatlin - Corsicana Palace Theater - Corsicana - 7;30 p.m.
Cody Johnson - Brewster Street Icehouse - Corpus Christi



Saturday – 6
Jon WolfeHank’s Texas Grill – McKinney – 7:30 p.m.
Mike BlakelyMarktplatz On Main – Fredricksburg – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Annual Masonic Open Car Show
            /w Guests: Larry Nye and Duke Davis
Stoney LaRue Floore’s – Helotes –
            /w Tyler and the Tribe
Dave ThomasRaz On the Braz – Hillbilly Heaven – Milsap – Noon
john Arthur martinezTorre diPietra – Fredricksburg – 1 p.m.
            Free with wine purchase
Cody Joe HodgesAlamo Icehouse – San Antonio
Jack NelsonRepublic Smokehouse& Saloon – Houston – 8 p.m.
Kenny HarrelPit Stop Bar &Grill – Belton – 1 p.m.
Mark Allan AtwoodThe GreaseMonkey – Arlington – Noon
            Wimberley Strong Benefit Concert/ Supply Round Up!
Mark Allan AtwoodCopperhead Bar – Lindsay – 8 p.m.
Zane WilliamsNutty Brown Café – Austin – 7:45 p.m.
            /w Pat Green
Terri Hendrix - Rockin' Box 33 Concerts - Lubbock - 7 p.m.
Granger Smith - Crosby Fair & Rodeo BBQ Cook-off - Crosby - 9 p.m.
        /w Breelan Angel
Larry Gatlin - Texas Opry - Weatherford - 3p.m. & 8 p.m.
Cody Johnson - Whitewater Amphitheater - New Braunfels
Scott Taylor Band - Dodge City - Victoria - 9 p.m.


Sunday – 7
Drugstore CowboysFloore’s – Helotes
            Family Night & Free Dance
john Arthur martinez – Johnson Park – Marble Falls – 2 p.m.
            Church Fundraiser – Donation to church
Jack NelsonSouthland Bar &Grill – Katy – 4 p.m.
George Ensle - Downtown Unity Circle of Friends - Austin 10:30 a.m.
George Ensle - Strange Brew - Austin - 2 p.m.
           

Monday – 8
W. C. JamesonPoodie’s Hilltop – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.
            /w Doug Kent

Tuesday – 9
Dave ThomasHard Eight BBQ – Coppell – 7 p.m.
john Arthur martinezTexas Tea-Licious – Burnet – 7 p.m.
            Free with food purchase (Chicken Pot Pie is good!)
Jack NelsonIzzy’s Bar &Patio – College Station – 10 p.m.
Mike Blakely - Burger Burger - Fredricksburg - 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday – 10
Charlie Robison BandStrangeBrew – Austin – 8 p.m.
Zach CoffeyDosey Doe’s - Houston
Scott Taylor Band - Moonshine Drinkery - Victoria - 8 p.m.



ON THE ROAD

Thursday – 4
Aaron WatsonKC Power &Lights – Kansas City MO – FREE!
Kelly McGuire – Benefit for children in Haiti – Huntsville AL
            House concert. See Kelly’s website under Schedule for details
Buddy CaseKXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR – 6-9 p.m.
Jaryd LaneReddogs – Egan LA – 8 p.m.
            /w Wade Reeves
Dwight Yoakam - PNC Pavillion - Cincinnati OH
Merle Haggard - Keswick Theatre - Glenside PA
Cody Johnson Band - The Texas Club - Baton Rouge LA



Friday – 5
Ragged UnionLazy Dog – Boulder CO
Aaron Watson 8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis IN
Kelly McGuireBlack Oak MarinaGrille – Jefferson City TN
Marc BroussardBrooklyn Bowl – New York NY -
Bill Anderson - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville TN
Dwight Yoakam - Music Center @ The Heights - Huber Heights OH
          VIP Seats SOLD OUT!
Gene Watson - Festival - Cherokee NC
Merle Haggard - Hollywood Casino Event Center - Charles Town WV



Saturday – 6
Aaron WatsonBoondocks Pub – Springfield IL
Matthew HuffPops Lounge:Oaklawn – Hot Springs AR – 5 p.m.


Sunday – 7
Kelly McGuire – House Concert – Charlotte NC
            See Kelly’s website under Schedule for details
Marc BroussardInfinity Hall – Hartford CT
Merle Haggard - Riverbend Festival - Chattanooga Tn
     Coca Cola Stage



Monday – 8
No Shows Found


Tuesday – 9
Mark BroussardMarathon MusicWorks – Nashville TN
Kelly McGuire Heroes Hall – American Legion Post #66 – Bowie MD
Bill Anderson - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville TN


Wednesday – 10
Bubba Westly – The Pit Stop – Elk City OK – 8 p.m.
Larry Gatlin - Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville TN
       Concert with several Classic Country Artists
       See poster on Side bar!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

REVIEW WEDNESDAY - On The Road by Joe Bonsall


ON THE ROAD takes us on the bus with Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and William Lee Golden. I listed Joe first not only because he is the author but the order in the picture on the cover. As you read, you will notice Joe never puts himself first. He is always thinking about the other boys - and others in general. From the first page to the end of the book, fans get an up-close and personal look of life on the road with the most solid group in country music history. From Joe's early days as a young boy growing up in a rough part of Philadelphia to the group's upcoming induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame (long over due in my opinion), readers become an 'Oak' for a time. Joe shares how they have morphed from a Gospel group in the early days to the harmonious brothers we know today - a group that has been more than forty years in the making!

Joe Bonsall's gift for weaving a picture makes you feel as if you are sitting in the lounge of the bus. You can see William Lee editing photos on his computer, looking for the perfect angles of the subject that will become his next painting. You hear the roar of a crowd. Not from their fans but from the people filling a stadium as Richard watches a baseball game on the television. 'Ace' Duane is taking care of Oaks business and chatting with fans on social media. Joe taps away at the keyboard, working on his next book. 


While on tour with the boys, you'll meet some of the fans they have come to love, and who have become part of the Oaks family in some way down through the years. I'm not talking about folks they meet at a show once - or many times but people whom they build a relationship with. Phone calls, letters and visits they look forward to. People they laugh with and share sorrows. The Oak Ridge Boys are 'family' amongst themselves and to everyone they meet. 

On The Road takes us off the road to visit with the boys during their personal down time. You can bet, Richard is calling a ball game somewhere, William is either taking pictures or painting one. You will find Duane refurbishing one of the many classic cars he has in his collection and Joe is either snuggling with a cat or working on his farm. They each also have a family - wife/ girlfriend, children and grandchildren - the core of their stability

Through personal insights from each of the boys, readers have the rare opportunity to board the bus, travel from city to city and glimpse what goes on behind the scenes. Joe takes you from the bus, to their favorite places to eat and shares what goes into putting on the best show they can for the folks they love - their fans. 

The Oak Ridge Boys are amazing individual men who have had the unique ability to continue doing what they love for so many years - with no end in sight! But each of the boys will tell you they are blessed by God and praise Him for everything they have. I think Joe's wife, Mary, summed the Oak Ridge Boys up perfectly when she called them a phenomenon. When you read the book I think you will agree. 

You can get your copy of On The Road by going to AMAZON

Other books by Joe Bonsall include  From My Perspective, the story of his parents, G. I. Joe & Lillyor one of his many chidlren's books which are available through their web-store and Amazon.
You might also enjoy From Elvis to Elvira by Richard Sterban

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