Sunday, December 9, 2012


'Tis the season!

We'll be celebrating Christmas ten days early this year as Bob will be back out on the boat by the time Santa comes. So crummy as I felt with this stupid head cold last night I needed to get the shopping done. I'm normally done by now but it's just been a crazy year.

Anyway... while digging through the $5 CD bin looking for a RUSH cd for Bob's Christmas stocking I came across Brewed in Texas Vol. 2.  WOW!  The banner on the label says 'More Fine Hand-Crafted Texas Music'. The CD consists of 20 Tracks of some of the best music out of Texas. Total Drinking Time: 73:07. Yep, that's what it says on the back of the label.

First off, I don't see a lot of Texas music CD's in southern MO, though every once in awhile I come across one or two. So I was quite thrilled to see some of the people I promote on a weekly basis on The Party List.
Randy Rogers Band sets the tone with a Gary Stewart cover tune - 'She's Actin' Single'.  From there we are treated to people like Charlie Robison, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Kevin Fowler, The Lost Trailers, Gary P. Nunn, Flaco Jimenez, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Billy Joe Shaver and my all-time favorite Texas band, Asleep At the Wheel to name a few. My favorite is a duet of Roger Creager and Radney Foster.

Speaking of Radney Foster, I happen to know he's working on  a new album. He spent time in the studio last week with the best bass player in Nashville, Jimmy Carter.

So don't discount a few minutes to dig through those $5 bins at your local discount store. You never know what gem may be buried there!

Country Blessings!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

THE PARTY LIST - Dec. 7th - 12th

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!


FRIDAY – SATURDAY – Back to Beef Cook-off
Cedar Lodge – Buchanan Dam – Weekend Pass $20
Official event kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday but come for a fun-packed weekend!
Music provided by: Thomas Michael Riley, W.C. Jameson, Chris Wall, Buddy Case,
  Chad Richard and MORE!
RV slips are sold out!

BBQ Cook-off, Margarita Contest, Music, Camp fire pickin’ GOOD TIMES!

Thu – 6th
Gary P. NunnThe Blue Light – Lubbock –
Casey Hubble The Hideaway on Danvale -  Houston -  7 p.m.
Jason BolanderHouse of Blues – Houston –
  /w/ Cody Canada & Chris Knight

Fri – 7th
Scotty Thurman & PTB  - Texas Spur Dancehall – Lindsey – 9 p.m.
Special Guest – Aubrey Lynn  England
Gary P. NunnThe Lone Star Bar – Midland –
John Arthur MartinezJulie’s Cocina – Cottonwood Shores – 6-9 p.m.
Jason BolanderGruene Hall – New Braunfels –
 /w/ Cody Canada & Chris Knight

Sat – 8th
Scotty Thurman & PTBRemington Roadhouse – Corsicanna  -
John Arthur Martinez- Torre di Pietra Winery – Fredricksburg – 1-5 p.m.
Gary P. NunnGolden Light Café – Amarillo
Terri HendrixUrban Campfires – Lions Field Activity Center – San Antonio 7 p.m.
Jason Bolander Blaines Pub – San Angelo –
  /w/ Cody Canda & Chris Knight

Sun – 9th
John Arthur Martinez 4.0 Winery – Fredricksburg – 2-6 p.m.
Jason Bolander Brewster St. – Corpus Christi –
 /w/ Cody Canada & Chris Knight

Mon  –  10th

Tue – 11th
John Arthur Martinez – Crazy Gal’s Café - 512-715-8040  – Burnet – 6-8 p.m.
/w/ Kurt Baumer

Wed – 12th


Thu – 6th
Aaron WatsonRockin’ Rodeo – Sacramento CA
Casey Donahew BandSingers – Hays, KS
Kim CarsonDMAC’s Bar & Grill – New Orleans, LA – 8p.m. – 12 a.m.

Fri – 7th
Aaron Watson- Nugget Hotel & Casino – Sparks NV
Casey Donahew BandShooters – Kearney, NE
Kim Carson Little Tropical Isle – New Orleans, LA – 5 p.m. -  9 p.m.
No Justice- Rockin’ Ranch – Lawton OK

Sat – 8th 
Kim CarsonLittle Tropical Isle – New Orleans, LA – 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Casey Donahew BandUncle Ron’s – Lincoln, NE
No Justice Arbuckle Ballroom – Davis OK

Sun – 9th
Aaron Watson South Point Casino – Nat’l Finals Rodeo! – Las Vegas
Aaron Watson FanFest 2012 – Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas
Kim Carson Little Tropical Isle – New Orleans, LA 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Mon – 10th
Aaron Watson South Point Casino – Nat’l Finals Rodeo – Las Vegas
Kim CarsonKerri Irish Pub – New Orleans, LA – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Tue –  11th
Kim CarsonTropical Isle – New Orleans, LA – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Wed – 12th 
Kim CarsonLittle Tropical Isle – New Orleans, LA -  9 p.m. – 1 a.m.