Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tonight marked the Hill Country Gentlemen's one year "Danniversary" as bassist monkey Jeremiah Sawyer put it. Fireman Clay, Kevin Flintstone, and banana Troy performed a great show tonight in San Marcos, Texas with me, Elton Dan. Lots of silliness, but great music, and we made some new fans from overseas! Happy Halloween!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Roger Glenn and I played tonight for a partially costumed crowd at a packed AJ's! We did every tune the crowd could think of, and lots of singing and dancing made me feel like we did some good. I hope everyone who came in tonight had a good time, and I'll see them again on Halloween at AJ's!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Hill Country Gentlemen played an HEB sponsored tailgate party in the parking lot of Bobcat Stadium this afternoon. We played a couple hours for all the fans, and I had a great time! Clay, Jeremiah, Kevin, Troy and I were given lots of compliments throughout the afternoon, and they were much appreciated!
Friday, October 25, 2013
The crowd in New Braunfels, Texas tonight gave me a variety of interesting requests. Songs like "Rocket 88", "Tin Man" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago" were some of the more obscure tunes I was asked to play. Of course, I also was asked for "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Benny & The Jets" and "Pour Some Sugar On Me", the latter two were both played twice over the course of the evening. I had lots of people tell me that they were going to come back for my big Halloween show at AJ's!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Superfly's show tonight in San Marcos was great! We got the P.A. dialed in early, so everyone could hear Troy's vocals loud and clear. We played an hour long set before the Gents ran off to Triple Crown without me because I'm performing this evening at AJ's.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Just finished up my request piano show in New Braunfels, Texas, with Joe Resnick on the drums. This marked by sixth show in three days, and it was a good one to end the run with. We had a huge crowd, and lots of participation, which always makes the night fly by. Also, we had a wedding party who had just been married across the street come in to celebrate with us, and we had Shea celebrating a birthday, and Annette the bachelorette. I feel like I'm starting to write a Dr. Seuss book!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Hill Country Gentlemen performed this afternoon for a tailgate before the Bobcats played. I was drumming the drums today (because Clay is out of town with family), and I had a great time. I had no problem locking in with Jeremiah (bass), and Kevin & Troy's guitars both sounded crystal clear where I was sitting. Beautiful weather, good friends & lots of music always makes me happy!
Clay Rheinlander and I headed to San Marcos, TX (after performing at Gruene Hall with the Gents) to do an all-request piano show, and it went great! Lots of people followed us from Gruene to see the show and request their favorites, including some Carol King and Sly & the Family Stone. Clay did a fantastic job keeping up with the random tunes, and it was a good way to end the evening. Now I'm off to bed so I can go play a couple more shows tomorrow!
Friday, October 18, 2013
Tonight's show in Gruene, TX, with The Hill Country Gentlemen (opening for Mike & the Motorcars) was some of the most fun I've had with the Gents in a while! Don't get me wrong, we always have a good time, but being on the main stage performing for an appreciative crowd is the bee's knees. Clay and Jeremiah locked in on drums and bass, Troy and Kevin's guitars sounded fantastic the PA, and my piano was crystal clear on stage! I hope we get to perform at Gruene Hall again soon!
You never know what a Thursday night is going to be like in New Braunfels, Texas. They were just a few diehard fans there at the beginning, and they gave me a bunch of fun requests, like Al Green and Cheap Trick. Then, just as it seemed like people were winding down for the night, a new group of people filled the bar up, and the people who had been there from the beginning stuck around to sing-along! I'll be back at AJ's this Saturday night, so be there!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Quite a few people joined us at my favorite record shop in San Marcos tonight, as I performed with the Hill Country Gentlemen. It will be great when we have our new record for sale in the shop! We've been working on it over the past few weeks, and hope to have it out early next year.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
It was a hot one this year at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas! I performed with Rob Roy Parnell and the band, including Joseph Patrick Whitefield, Chris Wallis, Dave Millsap, and Scott Unzicker. As tradition goes, Rob always plays for the Cotton Bowl on the Chevrolet stage, which is HUGE! The band was tight, the sun was brutal, and the crowds flowed like a river. I always enjoy this show, and this year I got some good pictures. Enjoy!
Friday, October 11, 2013
Tonight's adventure in piano playing was simply grand! An intimate crowd decided to befriend me, and took turns trying to stump me with songs. It turns out that it's not that hard to do! Especially when you have all of the Internet to look for random songs at your fingertips. Everyone had a great time, and the cops were only called once (for a random crazy person who came in the bar from the street).
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Clay graciously lent his drum throne back to Peter Lyman for tonight's Superfly's gig with the Hill Country Gentlemen (to help Peter prepare for another gig with the Gents this weekend). It was fun performing with him again, and all the fellas sounded great. Once again, I had to run out the door and head to AJs for my evening piano bar show; gig #2 of the night!
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Man, oh man, it was a busy night with Roger Glenn in New Braunfels, Texas! Requests flooded the piano early this evening, and then just kept coming up all the way until the end of our last song. "Purple People Eater" was requested. Twice. By two different groups. Yep, it was a busy, yet also an odd night for requests.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
The crowd filed in while Roger Glenn and I set up the stage to get ready for the show tonight at the piano bar in New Braunfels, Texas. As we performed our songs, more requests came up. My favorite request of the evening was a mixup of song and artist. They asked for "Brown Eyed Girl" by James Brown. I told them I didn't know his version, but I sure would love to hear it!
Friday, October 4, 2013
It was a slower evening tonight in New Braunfels, Texas, but I still had enough people there to request songs like "Don't Stop Believing" and "Danger Zone". Several of the people who were there were excited to find out that I will be performing at AJ's on Halloween! I hope to see some good costumes!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Hill Country Gentlemen played an above average show to an above average crowd at an above average record shop today in San Marcos, Texas from 7 PM until 8 PM. Yes, that's right, everything was above average. I checked. Even the weather was above average.