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, June 30, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - June 30-July 6



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 – 30
Jason Boland – Strange Brew – Austin – 8 p.m.
J.R. Byrd – The Rustic – Dallas – 9 p.m.
W. C. Jameson – Dabbs Railroad Hotel – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Matthew Lane
Pauline Reese – Cora’s Grill – Castroville – 6-9 p.m.
            Acoustic Duo


Friday – July 1
Clay Walker – Floore’s – Helotes –
Scott Taylor Band – Kicks Club – Angleton 9:30 p.m.
Kevin Fowler – Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill – S. Padre Island
Jack Nelson – Concho Pearl – San Angelo -


Saturday – 2
Ray Bonneville – Strange Brew – Austin – 7 p.m.
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Coppell – 7 p.m.
Charlie Robison – Floore’s – Helotes
Kevin Fowler – Brewster Street Ice House – Corpus Christi
            /w Roger Creager and Max Stalling
Jack Nelson – Crider Rodeo – Hunt
            w/ Gary P. Nunn
Jaryd Lane – Sabine ATV Park - Burkeville



Sunday – 3
Mike Blakely – Pontotoc Weingarten – Fredricksburg – 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Mary Sarah – Big Texas – Spring
Little Texas – Billy Bob’s – Ft. Worth
Kevin Fowler – Liberty Fest – Leander
Jack Nelson – Crider Rodeo – Hunt
Johnny Rodriquez – FreedomFest – Mathis



Monday – 4
J.R. Byrd – SOHO Food & Jazz – Dallas – 7 p.m.
Exile – Pecan Grove Park – Rowlett –
Scott Taylor Band – Victoria Civic Center – Victoria – 6 p.m.
            Miller Lite Blast off with  Zane Williams
Little Texas – Kimbrough Memorial Stadium – Canyon
            Canyon 4th of July Celebration
Kevin Fowler – Nelson M. Wolff Municipal Stadium – San Antonio
Jack Nelson – Outta Bounds Sports Lounge – Corpus Christi
Thomas Michael Riley – Lake Buchanan
            House Party. Details: Tammy McPeters 512-755-3803
            Bring Cooler/ lawn chair and covered dish to share
                        Cocktails 6:30 Music 7-9 p.m.


Tuesday – 5
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
Libby Koch – Saxon Pub CD Release!  - Austin


Wednesday – 6
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks - Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.
            /w Kurt Baumer & Guest: Mike Blakely
J.R. Byrd – TruLucks – Southlake – 6 p.m.
Scott Taylor Band – Moonshine Drinkery – Victoria 8 p.m.



ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 30
Larry Gatlin – Larry’s Country Diner – RFD-TV – 7 p.m.
Suzy Bogguss – Sapphire Room @ the Riverside Hotel – Boise ID
Jaryd Lane – 4th Fest – Erath LA
            Full Band


Friday – July 1
Crystal Gayle – Welk Resort Theatre – Branson MO – 7 p.m.
            /w T. G. Sheppard
            Purchase a ticket and request up to 2 free for Veterans.
Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.
Little Texas – Bordertown Casino – West Seneca OK
Suzy Bogguss – Sapphire Room @ the Riverside Hotel – Boise ID
Oak Ridge Boys – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua – Bayfield WI
Neal McCoy – Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts – Franklin NC
Mark Chesnutt – Baldini’s Sports Casino – Sparks NV
Moe Bandy – Cowboy Junction – Hill City KS
Lonestar – Lapine Rodeo – Lapine OR



Saturday – 2
Larry Gatlin – Charlie Daniels Park – Mt. Juliet TN – 10 a.m.
Larry Gatlin – Larry’s Country Diner – RFD-TV – 9 p.m.
            Re-air from June 30
Lorrie Morgan – Lamar Dixon Expo Center – Gonzales LA
Suzy Bogguss – Stanley Sawtooth Mountain Music Festival – Stanley ID
Mark Chesnutt – Lowden Park Rodeo Arena – Weaverville CA
Moe Bandy – Posey Hollow Horsecamp – Mena AR
Little Texas – City Park – Rich Hill MO
Lonestar – Tooele High School Football – Tooele UT


Sunday – 3
Larry Gatlin – Warren Co Fairgrounds – Front Royal VA – 8 p.m.
Aaron Tippin – Marion Park – Norway MI
            Norway 125 Summer Fest
Oak Ridge Boys – St. Morrison Park – Corralville IA


Monday – 4
Gatlin Brothers – Martinsville Speedway – Ridgeway VA – 8 p.m.
Lorrie Morgan – Whitesburg Riverside Park – Whitesburg KY
Lonestar – Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque NM

Tuesday – 5
Steve Wariner – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN
Lonestar – Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek CO


Wednesday – 6
NO SHOWS FOUND

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - FULL CIRCLE - Loretta Lynn


From the opening dialogue between Loretta Lynn and co-producer John Carter Cash introducing Whispering Sea to Lay Me Down (w/ Willie Nelson) FULL CIRCLE is Classic Country at it's best. Her daughter Patsy Lynn Russell also held part of the production reins.

A compilation of original music and covers, FULL CIRCLE will carry you to the front porch of Loretta Lynn's home in Hurricane Mills. You feel as if you are sitting in one of the rocking chairs listening to her melodic voice carry 'cross the holler. This is Loretta Lynn's first album in 10 years yet her voice is as clear and strong as her first release over fifty years ago.

The album, recorded at Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville TN is a step back to the way Country Music used to be... music we can not let go of.

The first thing that caught me about this CD was the cover. Vintage rose-patterned wallpaper inspired, to the rough barn siding of a cabin firmly grounds us in Loretta Lynn's roots... where her music came from. She is photographed in a beautiful gown... a style that has become Loretta's signature style throughout the decades.

The one surprise on this album is Everything It Takes (featuring Elvis Costello) Whether this was an attempt to bridge the geneation(s) gap of faithful fans to new or just an artists ear for recognizing talent, regardless of the genre, the pairing works well and opens up new roads out of Hurricane Mills.

Loretta Lynn is a timeless country music legend, truly the reigning Queen,

I'm tipping my hat:


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Here's a sample of what you will hear on FULL CIRCLE:



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Friday, June 24, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - June 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.
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
Saturday – 25
Mike Blakely – Twisted Elm Springs Farm – Round Mountain – 5:30 p.m.
            /w Larry Nye
            This is a new venue complete with picnic grounds and swimming hole!
Dave Thomas – Culpeppers Steak House – Rockwall – 7 p.m.
Terri Hendrix – Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater – Lubbock – 7:30 p.m.
            Guest of Maines Brothers 50th Anniversary Concert
Johnny Lee – Seven Feathers Casino – Canyonville OR
Pauline Reese – JW Marriott – San Antonio – 6-8 p.m.
            Full Band
Jack Nelson – Love & War – Grapevine
            /w The Derailers


Sunday –  26
George Ensle – Strange Brew – Austin – 2 p.m.
            w/ Libby Koch and Chuck Hawthorne
W. C. Jameson – All Star Show – Poodie’s – Spicewood –
            Including Libby Koch & Chuck Hawthorne
            Hosted by Jon Napier
Jason Eady – Strange Brew – Austin – 8 p.m.


Monday –  27
Dave Thomas – el Patio Escondido – Van Alstyne – 6:30 p.m.
W. C. Jameson – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.
            /w Rick Dinsmore and Jos Callard


Tuesday –  28
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
Chuck Hawthorne – Liberty Tree Tavern – Elgin – 8 p.m.


Wednesday – 29
Mike Blakely – Western Edge Cellars – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
Dave Thomas – Love & War – Plano – 7 p.m.
J.R. Byrd – Trulucks – Southlake – 6 p.m.
Scott Taylor Band – Moonshine Drinkery – Victoria TX – 8 p.m.




ON THE ROAD
Saturday – 25
Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.
Aaron Tippin – Orange Park Mall Freedom Festival – Orange Park FL
Lorrie Morgan – Nashville Palace – Nashville TN –
            Keith Whitley Tribute Show
            /w Darryl Worley, Ken Mellons and more
            Hosted by: Jesse Whitley
Exile – Fir Station Amphitheater – La Veta CO
Darius Ruckur – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville IN
Suzy Bogguss – Steve Grove’s Ranch @ Cherry Creek – Centennial CO
Susan Gibson – Miller Fine Art Gallery – Manitou Springs CO
Oak Ridge Boys – Carson Valley Inn – Minden NV
Neal McCoy – Brickfest - Malvern AR
Mark Chesnutt – Red Barn Convention – Winchester OH
Little Texas – Conway Riverfest – Conway SC


Sunday –  26
Oak Ridge Boys – LA Arboretum and Botanical Gardens – Arcadia CA
            /w The Beach Boys!
Exile – Fir Station Amphitheater – La Veta CO
Darius Rucker – First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburg PA
Vince Gill – Niswonger Performing Arts Center – Greenville TN
T. G. Sheppard – Country Tonight Theatre – Pigeon Forge TN


Monday –  27
Sammy Kershaw – Savannah Center - The Villages FL
Oak Ridge Boys – Visalia Convention Center – Visalia CA
Marc Broussard – Center for The Arts – Jackson WY


Tuesday – 28
Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.
Gatlin Brothers – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday – 29
Mary Sara – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville TN


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - JUST MOVE ON - Libby Koch


As I sat preparing to write this review, I let JUST MOVE ON loop in the background. There is something about the mix of tracks on this newest release by Libby Koch (pronounced like the soda) that speaks to every part of me.

From the first first finger-snapping strains of JUST MOVE ON through the deep desire of WISH YOU WERE HERE, you follow Libby on a relationship journey that everyone can identify with at each stop along the way.

While Libby is native Texan, YOU DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE carries the strongest resemblance to a traditional country and less of the Americana roots she is known for. You will also hear an unmistakable lilt in her vocals.  If ever there is a song that brings true 'country' back to country radio, YOU DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE will do just that. If you want to be a part of putting 'country' back on the radio, request airplay at your local station.

OUT OF MY MISERY recaps putting a bad relationship in the past and the promise of moving forward while DON'T KNOW HOW is all about that first step of wading back into the dating pool, CHANCE ON ME is that point of decision... the fork in the road.

I'VE BEEN BLIND carries a bit more pop without losing track of where Libby wanted this album to traverse. She knows her audience.

Every relationship needs that moment where we just slow down and contemplate the whole sordid mess. TELL ME NO LIES is that perfect moment on the dance floor where you just let it all go.

Libby Koch reminds us of her Texas music in BRING YOU DOWN. That toe-tapping, tune you'll hear in every honky tonk for years to come and has 'hit' written all over it.  

LADY LUCK is that quiet, reflective song... the type that reaches deep into your soul.

BACK TO HOUSTON talks of leaving Tennessee... ironic considering this album was recorded in two days - in Nashville! Regardless, there is nothing like going back home... or Texas in general.
Where ever you call home, there is always that one person in our life we WISH YOU WERE HERE... bringing this album full circle.

JUST MOVE ON was eighteen months in the making, yet culminated to live-tracking thirteen original songs in two days - eleven of them coming together beautifully on this album. Produced by Grammy-winning producer, Bil Vorndick,

Everything about this album reminds me that country music isn't dead, but up until now, has been buried in the heart of Texas. As a former attorney, Libby Koch knows all about presenting her case and she has done a stellar job on this album.

Here's a video of YOU DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE from her YouTube channel:


Libby Koch is a true artist and I'm tipping my hat:

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You can catch up with Libby Koch on various social media outlets, as well as track her tour schedule on her WEBSITE and here on The Party List.  


  







Monday, June 20, 2016

BACK TO WORK!



I had an AMAZING weekend. Met up with Ray Benson and the gang from Asleep at the Wheel on Friday night.

For the first time ever here in Kelly's Country, I'll be doing a 4-day run with an artist, coming up mid-July with Ray Benson. You gotta stay tuned for this mega KC event!

Out of the Chute
Turntable Tuesday
Wednesday Review
Friday Recap

Sunday night, I caught a Concert Window with Libby Koch. Libby was showcasing her new album being released this Thursday. I'll be posting my review of JUST MOVE ON tomorrow for Turntable Tuesday.

Thursday, The Party List resumes.  There will not be any links for a few more weeks. The Tendonitis is finally healing so I do not want to push things. Hoping by August 1, the links can resume. Thanks to all of you for your patience.

Country Blessings!
Kelly

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HIATUS UPDATE!

Thank you all for your patience while my arm heals. I'm still having some stress issues. I will be resuming the blog in full force on Monday June 20th.

The Party List will resume on Thursday June 23rd. However, I will only be doing links on days that my arm will allow. Overuse of the mouse really stresses the tendons/ nerves so once the pain starts to move in, I stop.

We have some great reviews coming up:

Libby Koch,
Asleep at the Wheel (Out of the Chute, CD Review, Concert Coverage)
Loretta Lynn
Brian Gowan

Country Blessings!
Kellly