Sunday, March 26, 2017

St. Anthony Hotel 3/25/17

Representing New York, New York Dueling Pianos, Gray Gregson, Chris Wallis and I played in San Antonio for the Pate wedding party. The room was gorgeous, and the people were ready to party. From our first note to our last, folks were on the dance floor. We had a great time with the fun crowd! Chris and Gray sounded great, and I'm looking forward to our next show together. I'm glad we were so well received. Congratulations to newlyweds!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rockey's Piano Bar 3/24/17

In Round Rock, TX tonight, men took off their shirts and confetti fell from the sky. Mikey Gammon and I were laughing so hard, tears rolled down our cheeks! It was one of those events I won't soon forget. I hope that from this day on, that shirtless man carries confetti with him 24/7. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Howl At The Moon 3/23/17

I found myself in San Antonio again this evening, dueling on the riverwalk. Tommy, Katie, Ryan & I played for a private party before the club opened to the public, which means we were there from 5:30p-1:40a. That's s long day of piano playing! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bloch Residence 3/21/17

I played today at an afternoon wedding for Colin and Kelly Bloch. They were regulars of my Thursday night show for years in New Braunfels, and they asked me to be a part of their day, so of course I said yes! I took requests from the crowd for a few hours, plus had a few people come up and sing. It was held at their home in Martindale, TX, and they couldn't have picked a better day. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and the ceremony was beautiful. Congratulations to my friends!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Linda's Event Center 3/17/17


Happy St. Patrick's Day! I was in my truck by 7am for my eight-hour trip to the pan handle with my buddy, Gray Gregson. We were contracted by New York, New York Dueling Pianos to perform for a fund raiser in Tulia, TX to benefit the local hospital. We played "in the round", meaning the stage was in the middle of the room with the crowd all around us. The show was only supposed to be two-hours long, but they liked us so much, they hired us to play another two hours! After our four-hour show, we packed up our gear and headed a couple hours south to bed-down at a hotel at 4am. Great show!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Moonshine & Ale 3/11/17

Chris Wallis (drums) and I had a great night in New Braunfels. The crowd was generous with their requests tonight, so we played all the big hits, and a few rarities, too! "Mess Around" was my personal favorite tune tonight. We also had lots great dancers which made the night even more fun for us. Chris sounded great, and we made a few connections for some private events after our show. Thanks everyone!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gourdough's Public House 3/10/17

Heather Ray and I played in Austin tonight, and it was a fun show! We swapped off between drums and piano a few times, and even had a guest drummer come sit in with us at the end of the night. People were in from out of town because this is the beginning of SXSW. I was just glad to play requests like "Sex Machine" and "Let's Stay Together". Heather rocked the crowd on both drums and piano. Lots of people told me how much they enjoyed our show, so I left the gig happy!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tantra Coffeehouse 3/7/17

I love playing with these fellas. Ian Lee on guitar, Kevin Humphrey on bass & Chris Wallis on drums joined me in San Marcos for an outdoor event on a beautiful evening. We played a couple hours of tunes for our first of our monthly shows at Tantra, "Phat Tuesdays". I did record it, and I'm sure I'll get at least on video together before we perform again there on April 4, 2017! A big thanks to Christine Barton-Holmes for taking photos, and to Eddie Baty for the poster. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Moonshine & Ale 3/3/17

I knew tonight was going to be weird and fun by the first two requests Roger Glenn (drums) and I received. Yep, "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" by Burl Ives and "Pony" by Ginuwine started off the night which just got stranger as the evening went on. Several birthdays and bachelorettes took the stage during the night, but when the vets came up for "Proud To Be An American", they rightly received a standing ovation from the full club in New Braunfels. And then they all danced to "Brick House". Yep. Weird. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Moonshine Drinkery 3/2/17

I drove to Victoria, Texas tonight, where I met up with Mr Rhythm, Chris Wallis. We took request from the crowd, and played a fun show from 10 PM until midnight. The crowd really packed the place! Thank you to Everett for running the sound, and to everyone for all of the kind words at the end of the night. Chris and I will see you next month!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Evangeline Cafe 2/28/17

Happy Mardi Gras! We had a fantastic show tonight in Austin, TX. Ian Lee on guitar, Kevin Humphry on bass, and Roger Glenn was filling in on drums, and they made the show flow. I love playing with these guys. We had dancers and sold some records, so what more can you ask for? Thank you to Curtis Clarke for including us again this year in the festivities. Also, thank you to Kashi for taking some photos of the band! 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cascades Country Club 2/25/17

Gray Gregson (piano), Chris Wallis (drums) and I traveled about five hours north to play a benefit show where we were representing New York, New York Dueling Pianos. This show was for the heart association, and it had an "Alice In Wonderland" theme. There were people dressed up like characters from the story, and everyone else in formal wear. The show went great, and we were even joined by the organizer, Carmen, for a rendition of Patsy Cline's "Crazy"! Afterwards, we hopped back in the car and headed five hours back to San Marcos. Long day!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Moonshine & Ale 2/24/17

Roger Glenn and I had a full house again tonight in New Braunfels! It was a crowd ready to sing, and boy, did they sing. Roger sounded great, and I enjoyed performing with him tonight. Coming up this Tuesday, Roger will join me in Austin, Texas for Mardi Gras with my original band! Yay!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Crafthouse 2/23/17

I like the dancers we had tonight in San Marcos. Brian Carlisle (drums) and I got them moving with us. We had some of the most random requests in recent memory, including a random Ohio tangent of Bowling For Soup, Ohio Players, and Midnight Star. The night concluded with the Beatles "Martha, My Dear". Wow!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Gourdough's Public House 2/18/17

Man, oh, man! Tonight was crazy in downtown Austin. Brian Carlisle (drums) and I performed four-hours to a packed house. Apparently, there was a 90s pub crawl happening, and so we had TWO different groups of Spice Girls come in and sing with us. We played so many 90s tunes, I began sweating flannel. Brian rocked, and the night was great!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Moonshine & Ale 2/17/17

Chris Wallis and I played in New Braunfels tonight! I had quite a few people tell me they loved me over the course of the evening, so I guess I did something right. Chris is always on top of the gig, and tonight was no different. He's the beat master!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines 2/16/17

Matt Wilson and I performed a dueling pianos show tonight in Bastrop, Texas, for the Moer company. Troy Stone helped with the setup outside at the amphitheater, and then Matt and I played a couple hours, from 8p-10p for a fun crowd. Even though it was in the 40s tonight, I stayed warm by playing a bunch of upbeat stuff. It didn't take long for the people to migrate onto the stage for a dance party. I had a good time playing with Matt again, and the night went great!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Moonshine & Ale 2/11/17

Roger Glenn and I played in New Braunfels tonight. We had a full room with quite a few friends and fans in the audience! I'm so glad to have a rock-solid group of musicians to perform every week, especially when we had so many requests that I had to try for the very first time on stage. Thanks everyone for a great night!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Moonshine & Ale 2/10/17

I was a drumming fool in New Braunfels! Michael Sueiro took the piano duty (for most of the evening), and I gave him the funky beats to play with. The house packed up fairly quickly, and most folks stayed around all evening long. I did swap places with Michael a couple times, but my fingers were no match for his bloody nubs (yep, he bled for the audience tonight). I'll be on keys all night tomorrow at Moonshine & Ale!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Treff's Tavern 2/9/17

Dancing! Singing! Drinking! Yep, all that and more took place in San Marcos. Always a pleasure to work with the great Joe Resnick on drums, and tonight, the crowd put us to the test. We easily played more than half-a-dozen tunes for the first time together this evening. The crowd was all about challenging us!