Blues day Tuesday in Lockhart! I hung out with Jimmy T. and the Teardrops for a couple fun filled hours of music. The music was so powerful, it blew Johnny (bass) clean off the stage at one point (he's fine)! We also had some good harmonica playing with us, great dancers dancing for us, and good vibes all around. I'll be back next Tuesday for more!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
I played in San Antonio tonight on the Riverwalk with Tommy, Denise, and Katie. There was a group from Australia who kept requesting nothing but AC/DC. Eventually, one of them paid the stage fee, and sat in on one of the AC/DC tunes on guitar. You never know how that's going to go, but that said, he was decent!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
I had a bunch of fun with my buddy, Chris Wallis (drums), tonight at Seguin Brewing Company. There wasn't a huge crowd, but the people who were there hung out and had fun with us. I originally thought that I was bringing my original band to an outdoor club in Schertz, TX, but this was a request show in Seguin. I play too many different small towns. Also, my wife took some cool pictures, and I'm lucky to have my very own photographer with me wherever I go!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
I filled in at the San Antonio river walk Howl At The Moon tonight. We had a good crowd, and a steady stream of requests. Ashleigh Pike's (pictured on drums) last night was this evening, so I'm glad I had a chance to perform with her again before she goes off to have her baby! Only after the show was over and I was headed home did we realize it was another player, Denise's, birthday. So happy birthday, Denise!
Friday, May 19, 2017
Heather Ray and I had the crowd singing with us in San Marcos tonight. We had a good group of people hanging out with us, as we played (and switched off instruments). Heather is great to work with, and I had a good time tonight performing with her!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
I sat in this evening with Jimmy T & The Teardrops in Lockhart, TX. My wife, Christine, arrived early and we had some Black's BBQ before the show. A night with my love, BBQ, & blues music is a good Tuesday to me! Thanks to her for this great picture, and thanks to Jimmy & the guys for letting me play some blues.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Big crowd was full of energy tonight as David Lee and I swapped off piano playing while Joe Resnick held the beat down! About every 45 minutes, either David or I would work the crowd into a frenzy in New Braunfels. I feel lucky to work with talented musicians like this in my daily life.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
A rare Friday night piano show in San Marcos tonight with Brian Carlisle went well! We had a good graduation weekend crowd, and took requests all night long. Brian is a solid drummer, and a pleasure to work with. Thanks to everyone for the requests tonight!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
DanHolmesGroup played at Tantra in San Marcos tonight, narrowly missing the rain! We set up just as the sky opened up briefly, then it cooled off, a full moon appeared, and we played a couple hours of our brand of funky original tunes. A few highlights were Ian Lee singing "Kansas City", Kevin Humphry singing "Get Out Of My Life Woman", Chris Wallis making an announcement about tipping the band, and me letting everyone know that this could be my last song ever. You just never know when you're gonna sing your final song. Whoa. The blog just got dark! We had fun!!!
Sunday, May 7, 2017
I had a great time today playing with Ian Lee in San Marcos. We decided to do a Beatles Brunch, so from 11a-2p, we played a bunch of our favorite Fab Four tunes. The show went great (although we were sitting in the sun which made some of our gear overheat). I loved hanging out with the folks in San Marcos, all sharing the music of one of my all-time favorite groups!
It was a big night in New Braunfels! We did a show from 8:30p-12:45a, with Tommy Raye and I swapping off on the piano, and Andrae Blissett on drums. There was a big street fest outside which wrapped up just about the time we began, so the club was packed. I enjoyed my evening playing with these two talented fellas. Thanks, New Braunfels!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Heather Ray and I swapped off instruments in New Braunfels, Texas tonight for a Cinco de Mayo (Revenge of the Fifth) basketball-game-watching all-request piano show. There were drinks and basketballs and songs and Star Wars explanations and dancing. And alcohol. Which helped people with the dancing. It was a pleasure playing with the talented Heather Ray. I'm looking forward to our next show together!
Friday, May 5, 2017
Chris Wallis and I played our monthly show in Victoria, TX tonight! Great crowd brought up a widely varied amount of requests, and we played as many as we could in our two-hour time slot. We always have fun in Victoria. Tonight we played "Whole Lotta Love" as per request. Pretty cool! Oh, yeah, and...
May the fourth be with you.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Yeah! Chris Wallis and I had them losing their minds in New Braunfels tonight. We played our all-request show from 9p-midnight, and had lots of different kinds of things brought up to us. We tackled everything from 'N Sync to Barry Manilow to Led Zeppelin to Train. Always a treat to get to perform with Chris!
Friday, April 28, 2017
San Marcos, TX was full of dancers and sports fans tonight. I took requests from the crowd, and Brian Carlisle helped me perform those requests with his drum beats. I wasn't sure how the night was going to go because when we started, there was a game on TV, and everyone was watching, but when we started, we had them dancing all night! Great job, Brian!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Jimmy T and the Teardrops invited me to gig with them this evening in Lockhart, TX, so I did! Jim Talbot (guitar), Johnny Schexnayder (bass), and Gilbert "Big Daddy" Gonzalez (drums) were easy to perform with, and I enjoyed just hanging back and playing some blues. I hope to play again with them in a few weeks! Thanks to Christine Barton-Holmes for the cool photo.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
New Braunfels had all the people in it tonight. The club was packed before Chris Wallis and I never hit a note. We kept them there all night as they requested songs and danced like crazy! Not only did we have the most bachelorettes on stage I've ever had at a show there tonight, but we also had one of the most polite bachelorette parties I've ever experienced. I know that may sound like a strange thing to say, but a lot of times, when the alcohol gets flowing, bachelorette parties tend to get a little crazy, but this one was full of a bunch of cool girls just asked for songs nicely, danced appropriately, and had a good time all evening long! On the opposite end of the spectrum, I had a drunk bachelorette stagger in off the street and walk up on stage while I was playing. I asked her when her big date was and she said, "November 10th....no, wait....May 21st"! Naturally, I leaned into the mic and told the crowd that the doctors told her she had to move the date up quickly. She then left the stage (laughing).
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Jeff Botta and I reunited tonight in Austin. We hadn't played together in a few years, but the show was solid. He's a great drummer & provides good harmonies to the crazy tunes I perform. We were supposed to start at 8pm, but the club had booked out the room for a private event until 9:30pm, so we began after the room opened to the public, and played straight through until midnight.
Friday, April 21, 2017
I went back into the studio with Jimmy Deveney today in Austin, Texas. I knocked out four more keyboard tracks for him for his new project he's working on. He's writing some really cool tunes, and I'm looking forward to hearing the final mix!
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Tonight was Heather's first official night in New Braunfels with me! We had a good crowd, and lots of requests. The people enjoyed watching us swap off between drums and piano. I think I ended up in a bunch of Snapchats. Good job, Heather!