Monday, November 11, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019


As much as I would love to get the Party List up for this month, just not going to happen. Neither are any other posts until next week.

Bob is home... so that limits my time. He is more important.
Bob is home to man the house so I can head out to a writers conference. Great songwriter is one of our speakers this year. (Walk in Registrations welcome! Ozark Creative Writers)

I won't be back until late Monday and Bob will only be home one more week.

Life will return to 'my normal' after October 22nd.

Thank you for your patience.

Country Blessings!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Old Ghosts & Lost Causes

As I sat listening to Old Ghosts & Lost Causes, by  Helene Cronin, I am captured by the depth of the stories told in a beautiful simplistic style. While she has definitely evolved from the shy young girl playing a ‘guitar really loud while singing really soft’ a lifetime ago, a part of that first performance still remains in the shadows. She’s watching, learning, yearning to burst forth for her chance.

Helene Cronin’s time has come.

While this is not a virgin project, (she has two EPs in her resume), this may be the one that really showcases who she is and what she is capable of. At the core, Helene is a songwriter – a damned good one. As Terri Hendrix summarized, ‘Helene Cronin can flat out spin a lyric.’ Zane Williams calls here a ‘master of words who writes and sings straight from the heart.’ There are a lot of folks who claim to be songwriters. Some are awesome at their craft, while others can write lyrics but lack  a soul.

Helene Cronin has both (and then some), melding lyrics and heart into something magical.

Every track on Old Ghosts & Lost Causes tells a story… each a mini-motion picture in black and white. As you listen, you not only ‘see’ the story play out but you feel the emotion plugged in to each one.

Old Ghosts & Lost Causes releases October 11th (this Friday!) You will want to grab a copy. Maybe even do a little early Christmas shopping for someone you know appreciates a great mix of Americana, Folk and Blues. Until then, I’ll leave you with one of the tracks from the album, performed at Opening Bell Coffee in Dallas, TX last fall.

This is a great album. I look forward to hearing more from her. 

I’m tipping my hat:


You'll find Helene Cronin by clicking the following links:

Monday, October 7, 2019

OUT OF THE CHUTE - Helene Cronin

Note: I love being introduced to artists that have been under my radar. Thanks to Adam Dawson at Broken Jukebox Media for bringing great talent my way. 

Helene Cronin is one of those artists… one whose music I could put on a loop and just chill or sit at a campfire with and just listen to her.

Thank you for joining me in KellysCountry today.

As I read over your OneSheet, I see some of your peers who describe your musical abilities better than I ever could. Let’s take a look at one:

“… Her ability to crawl within a subject and pull a story or emotion out the other end is what makes her a brilliant songwriter. Those writing chops delivered with those earthly vocals have made her one of the best artists I’ve heard in a long time.” ~ Terri Hendrix, Songwriter

1 – What was your initial emotional reaction when you read those words for the first time?
I was touched, and very grateful to Terri for this statement. She's a prolific, gifted songwriter and
an amazing musician and live performer. To have someone like Terri Hendrix say that I was one of the best artists she'd heard in a long time was very encouraging. Also, she focused on the songwriting, which I loved. Lyrics are what I've paid the most attention to over my career, so when another talented songwriter gets what I do, it means a lot!! Also I like that she said "earthy vocals"!! That made me smile!

2 – Fifteen years is a long time to write and perform for others. You spoke of an ‘awakening’. What clicked for you that moved you on the new path?
I've been traveling between Dallas and Nashville since 2004, writing for the commercial country market, along with everyone else who moves to Nashville! In 2008, I wrote a song called "Lucky Me" about a soldier I talked with at the airport. In 2010, we put a video of the song on YouTube. "Lucky Me" brought me a flurry of attention and mild success. It did a lot to renew my faith in myself as a writer. In 2014 I signed a publishing deal with a Nashville publisher and worked with her for the next 5 years writing with well-established writers  and up-and-coming artists. In 2014 and 2015, I put out 2 EPs in order to have product to sell at shows. So it's important to understand, that 15 years was not wasted time! I was honing my craft. I was doing what I loved!
As my publisher watched me perform my own songs, and as I grew into owning my artist career, it seemed like the right time to step things up! She suggested that I find a producer and do a full-length record.

My goal in releasing what I consider to be my first, serious artist project was to put together a well-thought-out body of work that was not just the audience favorites, or the songs that I thought would sell CDS, but the songs that represent who I am and what I want to say. Ultimately the hope is that this CD would increase my visibility, that it would lead to album cuts and writing appointments. But more than that, I hope to introduce myself to a bigger world and widen my audience. The "awakening" was beginning to believe my circle of writer-friends, who told me they loved my song delivery, my voice, my writing. And perhaps it was finally believing that I was worthy of spending time and money on a project like this, and that I was not crazy to hope for more.

3 – Your musical style cuts a wide swath through a variety of genres. Who were some of your influences as you began to develop the music of Helene Cronin?
That's an interesting question. I'm a mixture, sometimes too folk for country, too country for folk purists, a little rock, and to my surprise a little blues on this album. But here's my best attempt to explain it. My first instrument was piano, playing from 1st grade through college; it's where I learned music theory. Picked up guitar in 8th grade, playing everything on the radio. I did not care for what I thought was "too-twangy" country music. But in the mid-90s, I started listening to country and realized that's where the story-songs went - it was a genre where lyrics were king. I think I've been influenced more by songwriters than artistic styles. I just want to write GREAT lyrics. I want to make people cry and laugh and most of all FEEL. Because Nashville has a songwriter community like nowhere else in the world, when I'm in town, I go to shows and listen to great writers. Like all songwriters, I have my "go-to" grooves and style of playing, so I like finding new tools - chords, capos, tunings - to help me break out of my typical patterns.

4 – Mean Bone was co-written with your daughter, Alex. Have you written together before or plan to pair up again? 
Alex is a fiction writer. She began writing novels in 6th grade and had the most disciplined daily practice of writing I've ever seen. By the time she graduated from high school, she'd completed 6 fantasy novels, in the world-building tradition of Tolkien, Gaiman and Wynne Jones. She now writes for a local magazine here in Plano, TX called "Local Profile". She currently has a manuscript placed with a literary agent in NYC who is shopping it to publishers!

I began writing songs in college, and never stopped even as our family was growing. My husband and kids were usually the first to hear new songs I'd written, so Alex grew up around songwriting! She understands songs. More than that, she understands story-telling and narrative. When she heard me working on Mean Bone, playing the bluesy feel I was experimenting with, she came downstairs and listened, suggesting a small edit. I said, "why don't you write it with me?". We had never written together before, but she contributed some key lines, and an important final point in the bridge of the song. I was a proud songwriter-mama!

5 – I love the perspective of a dead husband on Ghost. I write paranormal romance, so this one especially caught my attention. Where did this one come from?
My first co-write with Davis Corley had produced the song "Riding the Gray Line" (track 5) which I love. We scheduled a 2nd co-write in Oct. 2018. As we sat down and talked, Davis mentioned the idea of writing about a ghost. We had a blast talking about the character and his story, not sure yet where it would take us. Davis stepped outside to smoke and walked back in with the entire first verse. By the time we stopped for the day, we had what looked like 4 verse sections.

It was 2 months before we got back together. I mentioned a line that was bugging me and threw out an alternate idea: "It's best if she believes I'm beneath that dirt and stone". Davis loved that and in his brilliant way, made that a key part of each chorus section, changing it in the final tag to make the story heartbreaking, beautiful and sad all at the same time. It was amazing to get to the last few lines and see how the story had to end. We had not plotted it out in advance, but just let it unfold as we tried to solve problems and move the ghost through time. I love the song ending, but some people (including my husband!) are really bothered by it!

Because this song was completed in December and we had  tracked the band in November, it was not supposed to be included. But when I played it for my producer, Matt King, he said "that HAS to be on your record. Let's do it with just you and guitar." I played the guitar part all the way through in one pass, complete with buzzing strings and the creaking of the stool I sat on!

6 – You won New Folk award at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2018. What advice would you give to others taking part in the festival for the first time?
The best thing you'll get from the festival is the relationships! Go to Kerrville to network, to make friends, not to win a contest. Of course, sing and play your best and good luck to everyone who enters! But Kerrville is like a family. Join the family. Play at the campfires. Stay in touch with your "class of" if you make it into the finals. It is an amazing, highly revered festival. Winning was wonderful, but good things happen for all who enter, not just those judged the "winners"! So have fun and don't take yourself too seriously!

7 – Speaking of first times… do you remember the first time you performed ‘professionally’ and would you share that experience?
The first time I remember getting up in front of a group to sing a solo I nervously decided to play guitar really loud and sing really soft. I was insecure about my voice. I can look back and smile at that kid. She had no idea she would grow to love speaking to people through songs, through stage fright, through fear, through crushing shyness, and would find strength, courage and empathetic audiences, just as hungry as she was for an authentic voice.

8 – If you wanted folks to know one thing about who Helene Cronin is, what would that be?
That I am a growing, developing, imperfect human being who absolutely LOVES to show up with my whole heart and tell stories in song; who is still shy, who writes from those deep messy places, but who also finds humor in life. Because of the surprising (to me!) way people respond to my writing, I hope to continue having a life where I can share my songs with others who are stumbling through it just like me.

I'll be reviewing Old Ghosts & Lost Causes tomorrow. In the mean time, here's a sample of one of the tracks from the album:

You'll find Helene Cronin by clicking the following links:

Thursday, October 3, 2019

THE PARTY LIST - October 3 - 9

Hey all!

I have a major work deadline for Saturday so the Party List is delayed this week. I will do my best to get things running for next week but I leave for a writing conference on Wednesday.

Did I mention Bob is home?

Real job has to come first this week... even ahead of Bob, but we discussed this beforehand.

Communication is the key to any working relationship. That probably has a lot to do with why we've been together for 35 years and are still best friends.

Speaking of Best Friends, one of my besties has a new cowboy book out.
Please check out June Faver's new release:

I hope to be back next week with The Party List.
I also have talented artist, Helene Cronin in Out of the Chute and Turntable Tuesday!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

THE PARTY LIST - 26 - Oct. 2

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!

Thursday – 26
Jon Wolfe – Hillybilly’s – Mcallen
Kyle Park – Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo – Pasadena

Friday – 27
Jon Wolfe – 5D Steakhouse & Lounge – Yorktown
Whiskey Myers – Southside Ballroom – Dallas
            /w Read Southall band
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Johnny’s BBQ – Salado
Oak Ridge Boys – Arlington Music Hall – Arlington
Bellamy Brothers – Hardtails – Georgetown
Shenandoah – The Texan Theatre – Greenville
Max Stalling – Little Red’s Longhorn Saloon – Ft. Worth
Kevin Fowler – Lewisville Western Days – Lewisville
Jana Pochop – Old Quarter Acoustic CafĂ© – Galveston
Josh Ward – Boulevard Nightclub – Wichita Falls

Saturday – 28
Jon Wolfe – Twisted Jive – Stephenville
            /w Randall King
Robert Earl Keen – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w Carson McHone
Kyle Park – Waller Co. Fair & PRCA Rodeo – Hempstead
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Lewisville Western Days – Lewisville
Josh Abbott Band – Western Days Festival – Lewisville
Thomas Michael Riley – The Back Porch – Port Aransas
Asleep at the Wheel – Bear Creek Smokehouse – Marshall
Bellamy Brothers – Las Palmas Race Park – Mission
Shenandoah – Wharton Civic Center – Wharton
Tessy Lou – Village Park – Lakeway
Max Stalling – Luckenbach – Fredricksburg
Kevin Fowler – Bison Fest – Quitaque
Jamie Richards – Firehouse Saloon – Abilene
john Arthur martinez – 1891 Badu – Llano

Sunday – 29
john Arthur martinez – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels
            CD Release Party
/w Pauline Reese

Monday – 30
NO Shows Found

Tuesday – October 1
Mike Blakely – Western Edge Cellars – Fredricksburg

Wednesday – 2
Jon Wolfe – Texas Rice Festival – Winnie
Mike Blakely – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores
            /w john Arthur martinez & Kurt Baumer

Thursday – 26
Josh Abbott Band – Revolution Music Room – Little Rock AR
Sawyer Brown – CAM-PLEX Multi Event Facilities – Gillette WY
Oak Ridge Boys – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
Tanya Tucker – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham AL
Shenandoah – Federal Way PAEC – Federal Way WA

Friday – 27
Rhonda Vincent – Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana IN
Josh Abbott Band – Buffalo Run Casino – Miami OK
Sawyer Brown – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park – Grand Junction CO
Tanya Tucker – Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – Lake Charles LA
Josh Turner – Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover NV
Suzzy Bogguss – Anthem at the Hard Rock –Sioux City IA
TG Sheppard – Blake Shelton’s Ole Reds – Tishomingo OK
Johnny Rodriguez – Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton OK
            /w T. Graham Brown

Saturday – 28
Rhonda Vincent – Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival – Vine Grove KY
Whiskey Myers – North Lake Park – Garnett KS
            w/ Charlie Daniels Band & William Clark Green
Sawyer Brown – The Grizzly Rose – Denver CO
Oak Ridge Boys – L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge LA
Tanya Tucker – Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – Biloxi MS
Josh Turner – Harrah’s Ak-Chin – Maricopa AZ
Suzy Bogguss – The Oregon Trail Roadhouse – Gering NE
            Chicks with Hits Tour
            /w Terri Clark & Pam Tillis
Jaryd Lane – Sugar Cane Festival – New Iberia
Josh Ward – Osage Casino Raceway Park – Tulsa OK
            Turner & Boggs Suicide Prevention Concert

Sunday – 29
Tanya Tucker – Walhalla Perf. Arts Center – Walhalla SC

Monday – 30
NO Shows Found

Tuesday – October 1
NO Shows Found

Wednesday – 2
Oak Ridge Boys – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Today, I'm thrilled to have the new album by the incomparable Miss Crystal Gayle on the turntable. While her last album was released almost 16 years ago, her velvet voice and distinctive style is as clear perfection today as when we first heard her sing Ribbon of Darkness at the tender age of 16 (over 50 years ago!). That night she was stepping in for her big sister, Loretta Lynn, whom was not feeling well on of all stages - The Grand Ole Opry. 

I should mention that while she has performed on the Opry many many times since then, she was finally inducted (with her sister, Loretta, offering the induction) member January 21, 2017.

Most of us, however, remember her more when she released I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes (released in 1970 and went to #23 on the billboard charts) and Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.

YOU DON'T KNOW ME is the epitome of what country music is supposed to sound like delivered by not only one of the most beautiful women to ever grace a stage but delivered with a voice meant for every track.... even those originally released by male vocalists such as Faron Young, Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins (to name a few).  From the opening strains of Ribbon of Darkness through to the final note of her very first single, this album is everything a country album should be... evocative and full of heart delivered as only Crystal Gayle can.

The key tune on this album is a history-making recording of Put It Off Until Tomorrow (written by Dolly Parton) featuring Crystal Gayle with her sisters, Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue. While Peggy Sue tours with Crystal and the three have performed together over the years, this is the first time they've recorded. 

It is time to start thinking about Christmas. YOU DON'T KNOW ME is the perfect gift/ stocking stuffer for yourself or the true country music enthusiast on you gift list. Remember, the special 'limited edition' vinyl can be pre-ordered now or purchased openly next month! Just follow the link above or visit the Webstore link below.

I'm tipping my hat:

You will find YOU DON'T KNOW ME - Classic Country
at the following locations:

You'll find Crystal Gayle on Social Media:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


THE HARD STUFF is an apt title for this seventh solo release from Susan Gibson (her first full-length since 2011).  This album consists of a well-crafted string of life stories. The ups, the down, the in-betweens. The life questions often bouncing around in our head but not always vocalized. But this isn’t just about the stories but the difficulty in crafting a really great song… or several. If you want to learn how, Susan offers songwriting coaching sessions on her website.

In the meantime…

For a story to be good, you not only need words, but you need something that brings the story to life.


Susan Gibson is a gifted storyteller. She not only tells us what she wants us to know but her description pulls us into the world she is creating. The best part… she does this all without a video. I challenge you to close your eyes and just listen to Lookin’ For A Fight, 2 Fake ID’s or any other track on this album. The story will begin playing like a movie behind your eyelids. Her lyrics are the only video you need.

As I listened to this album I was captured by the various things that came to my mind… not only the story she wanted to convey but the pictures she drew. Being able to not only hear but to truly SEE what an artist what the artist sees is where the magic happens.

Let’s tip the hat…..


…then enjoy the gallery showing from THE HARD STUFF.

You can catch up with Susan via the following links:

THE HARD STUFF releases October 4, 2019.
You can check out Susan's music at these locations:

Monday, September 16, 2019

OUT OF THE CHUTE - Susan Gibson

Hi, Susan!

Great to have you here in KellysCountry. I’ve been promoting your gigs for a few years but this is our first opportunity to visit. Thank you for joining me today!

1 - Before we talk about HARD STUFF, let’s back up a bit to your mega-hit, Wide Open Spaces. We all need that at some point in our life. What was the biggest door, physically or metaphorically, that song opened for you?

Thanks for asking! Of course, having a song that ‘performs’ like Wide Open Spaces did (Thank you, Dixie Chicks!!) opens a lot of doors.  It’s really great to have a #1 song on your resume as a songwriter and it’s really fun cashing the checks.  Having an income stream from the Chicks performance of WOS means that I can afford to go to places where I haven’t been and try to find my tribe.  I think the biggest door, looking back, is hearing myself sing “She needs room to make her big mistakes” about 4 times a week.  I make them all the time.  I’m a little gentler on myself when I do. To me, that line is permission to try, to fail and to try again.

2 - Eight years is a stretch between projects. I also know great things come from small steps. Can you take us to the beginning of where this album originated?

Well, this album originated from the idea that I realized “Eight years!! I haven’t made a full length studio record in 8 years?!?!”  I play live a lot and was getting that question more and more~’when are you going to make another record?”  Even though I put out a Live record in 2014 and an EP in 2016, I guess those didn’t count :)

3 - I read that this album is not autobiographical. That said, isn’t there an undercurrent connecting events in your own life that sparked each of the tracks?
Well, it is and it isn’t.  I can definitely see myself in all the songs~some more than others.  Some of the songs came out of a writing group where we would get a prompt and have to turn in a song at the end of the week and the challenge was to figure out how to write that to that prompt in a way that I cared about it.  Looking For a Fight  and “Diagnostic Heart” were like that.  Then there are other songs that are more like what I have written in the past.  The kind of, “OUCH! That hurts~ I better let the light shine on it so it can heal” approach.  Antiques” and “8x10” are more like that.

4 - While there’s an almost melancholy tone to the album, you’ve pulled in instruments/ tempos that create almost a 1920s vibe (I heard this especially prominent in The Big Game). Who were/ are your musical influences.

The biggest musical influence on this album is the producer, Andre Moran (also the clarinet player)~  I handed him the songs in their most raw form (iPhone recordings of me on my porch with guitar) and said “What do you hear on these?”   He made all the good choices on instrumentation and arrangement. 

5 - One of the things I look for in an artist is ‘their voice’. So many songs at the radio today are hard to differentiate one artist from another. For you, (and in my opinion Texas music in general) that isn’t the case. You don’t sound like Terri Hendrix and she doesn’t sound like you or Jana Pochop. Lloyd Mains termed your sound a ‘Susan Sound’. Where do you feel your ‘voice’ comes from and has it evolved through the course of your career?

Once, I was making excuses for my below average banjo playing and Mark Addison (great musician and producer who is on my list to work with) said our style is determined as much by our limitations as it is by our strengths.  My singing style was forged in a 2 pack a day crucible and now that I don’t smoke anymore, my range is opened up a little, how long I can hold notes etc.  But I feel like my songwriting style grew out of having a smoker’s voice.  I don’t particularly have these real sweeping and dramatic melodies.  I was writing for myself to sing~  I want it to be more conversational.   So the notes are shorter~ more attached to the cadence of how you would just say it.

6 - Literally, for generations, Texas has produced some of the greatest songwriters of our time… and continues to do so. What do you feel is the key ingredient?

Just one key ingredient?  I don’t know~ maybe the way Texans enjoy telling and hearing good stories.  Music is totally part of the fabric of life in Texas. We get to see people play music a lot.  People bring their kids out to shows.  They might see someone who is great or even not great and think, “I could do that”.   I also think that the independent scene in Texas makes a lot of space for people to do it.  You don’t have to wait to get a deal to play.  You get a little gig, a couple fans.  You can build momentum.  You are allowed to get better in public.  The fans are supportive and forgiving.    That’s way more than one ingredient.  But still simple~ like a good guacamole.

7 - On your site, you mention about ‘The best you can do is take each hit as it comes, get back up again, and try to find your wits and center of gravity before the next wallop lands.’ You’ve taken some wallops. What gets you back up and on track again?

The fact that it hurts more to stay down than to get back up.

8- The Hard Stuff criss-crosses over a variety of experiences, all intersecting at crucial points. What is the one singular message you want listeners to come away with?

I guess I would say the main theme is kind of a familiar saying~ Life: Pain is mandatory, Suffering is optional.  There is Hard Stuff  running all through our human experiences.  You can’t avoid it.  You can experience it, learn from it, grow from it, let it change you or don’t let it change you and learn the same lesson over and over (I do that sometimes).  Every Hard Stuff I’ve ever had has had a gift right in the middle of it.

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You can catch up with Susan via the following links:

THE HARD STUFF releases October 4, 2019.
You can check out Susan's music at these locations:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

THE PARTY LIST - 12 - 18

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!

Thursday – 12
Pauline Reese – Pink Out Festival – Marble Falls
john Arthur martinez – Kingsland Hills Care Center – Kingsland
john Arthur martinez – Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room – Dripping Springs

Friday – 13
Kyle Park – Gator Fest – Anahuac
Josh Abbott Band – Hurricane Harry’s – College Station
Max Stalling – The Blue Light – Dallas
Johnny Rodriguez – 5J Dancehall - McGregor

Saturday – 14
Kyle Park – The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill – Waco
            /w Randy Rogers Band
Max Stalling – Moore’s Store – Ben Wheeler
Kevin Fowler – City of Borger – Borger
Jamie Richards – Del Norte Taco – Godley
Johnny Rodriguez – Llan-Tex Theater – Llano
john Arthur martinez – UT Rice Party – Marble Falls

Sunday – 15
Tessy Lou - Poodie’s – Spicewood
john Arthur martinez – 4.0 Winery - Fredricksburg

Monday – 16
Tessy Lou – Rustic Tap – Austin

Tuesday – 17
NO Shows Found

Wednesday – 18
Jana Pochop – Threadgills’s Old #1 – Austin
            /w Michael O’Connor

Thursday – 12
Jon Wolfe – Warehouse 25 sixty-five Kitchen – Grand Junction CO
Rhonda Vincent – Kentucky Castle – Versailles KY
Whiskey Myers – JJ’s Beer Garden & Brewing Co – Fayetteville AR
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – The Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha NE
Vince Gill – The Chicago Theatre – Chicago IL
Daily & Vincent – American Music Hall – Hiawassee GA
Josh Ward – Hot Country Nights – Norfolk VA

Friday - 13
Vince Gill – Orpheum Theatre – Minneapolis MN
Sawyer Brown – TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone – Verona NY
Adam Carroll – Crooked House Concerts – Auburn CA
Oak Ridge Boys – Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee GA
Bellamy Brothers – Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee GA
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – First Avenue Club – Iowa City IA
Whiskey Myers – Minglewood Hall – Memphis TN
            /w Tennessee Jet
Josh Ward – Hot Country Nights – Baltimore MD

Saturday – 14
Jon Wolfe- TheWhiskey Baron Dancehall & Saloon – Colorado Springs CO
Whiskey Myers – Shady Lazy Gators – Lake Ozark MO
            /w Tennessee Jet
Jason Boland & Stragglers – Lebanon Bash – Lebanon KS
Sawyer Brown – Oxford Co Fair – Oxford ME
Oak Ridge Boys – Alabama Theatre – N. Myrtle Beach SC
Adam Carroll – The Side Door Listening Room – Sacramento CA
Susan Gibson – High Peaks Music Festival – Westcliffe CO
Josh Turner – Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee GA
Mark Chapman Band – AppleFest – Seymour MO
Shenandoah – Silver Dollar City – Branson MO
Vince Gill – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee WI
Josh Ward – Cody Johnson & Friends – Salem VA

Sunday – 15
OakRidge Boys – Walhalla Civic Auditorium – Walhalla SC
            TWO SHOWS
Adam Carroll – Grass Roots Music Festival – Grass Valley CA
Susan Gibson – Society Hall – Alamosa CO
Vince Gill – Palace Theatre – Columbus OH

Monday – 16
NO Shows Found

Tuesday – 17
Tanya Tucker – Bowery Ballroom – New York NY
Josh Turner – Camarillo Community Church – Camarillo CA
Vince Gill – The Novo By Microsoft – Los Angeles CA

Wednesday – 18
Oak Ridge Boys – the Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
Tanya Tucker – The State Theatre – State College PA
Josh Turner – Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles CA
Vince Gill – The GRAMMY Museum @ L.A. Live – Los Angeles CA

Saturday, September 7, 2019


I'm behind a bit on Tanya Tucker's release of her brand new album, While I'm Livin' but the story of how this album came together is so important. Brandi Carlile says it best when she says "how potent an influence Tanya Tucker's been on women in country and rural Americana music"

I invite you to take a look at this video then go buy the first album Tanya Tucker has had  out in FIFTEEN years!

Watch her amazing cover of The House That Built Me

Tanya Tucker's new album is available now!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

THE PARTY LIST - September 5 - 11

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!

Thursday – 5

Friday – 6
Jon Wolfe – Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall – Coupland
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – The Blue Light – Lubbock
Josh Abbott Band – Buck’s Backyard - Buda

Saturday – 7
Jon Wolfe – Luckenbach – Fredricksburg
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Carefest – Albany
john Arthur martinez –Badu 1891 - Llano

Sunday – 8
Thomas Michael Riley – Luckenbach
john Arthur martinez – Baron’s Creek Wine Club – Fredricksburg  
Tessy Lou – Poodie’s - Spicewood

Monday – 9
W.C. Jameson – Poodie’s – Spicewood

Tuesday – 10
Mike Blakely – Western Edge Cellars – Fredricksburg
john Arthur martinez – Trailblazer Grille - Burnet

Wednesday – 11
john Arthur martinez – Hondo’s On Main - Fredricksburg

Thursday – 5
Jason Boland & the Stragglers – The Twisted Mule Saloon – ElkCity OK

Friday – 6
Whiskey Myers – Foothills Festival – Jasper AL
Oak Ridge Boys – WK&T Amphitheatre – Martin TN

Saturday – 7
Rhonda Vincent – Bluegrass & Chili Cook off – Wagoner OK
Whiskey Myers – The Signal – Chattanooga TN
            /w Rob Leines
Adam Carroll – Concert in the Woods – Coyle WA
Susan Gibson – Sister’s Folk Festival – Sisters OR

Sunday – 8
Susan Gibson – Sister’s Folk Festival – Sisters OK

Monday – 9
Adam Carroll – Hill Country West House Concerts – Tigard OR

Tuesday – 10
No Shows Found

Wednesday – 11
Sawyer Brown – SEMO District Fair – Cape Girardeau MO
Tanya Tucker – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville TN
Susan Gibson – Salt Lake City House Concert – Salt Lake City UT