Friday, October 31, 2014

AJ's Ale House 10/30/14

Before I hit my first note tonight in new Braunfels, Texas, a large group of people were being led down the sidewalk outside by a woman wearing a headset. as they begin to make eye contact with me through the window, I began to wave until they all started waving back. Most of them had serious looks on their faces and started to crack a smile as they interacted with me. It wasn't until the very last person walking by that I realized by the shirt he was wearing, they were part of a ghost tour and I distracted them. I then played "Monster Mash" to try to get them back in the mood. I hope it worked!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Muddle 10/18/14

Brides, birthdays & Zoomba instructors filled Muddle in Waco, Texas tonight for the show Chris Wallis (drums) and I performed. The staff is great there, and everyone seems to have a good time! We did our standard 9:30p-12:30a set, and then the 2-hour long drive home. I'm just glad the traffic wasn't nearly as bad heading home as it was going to Waco!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Taxi's Piano Bar 10/17/14

Tonight in San Marcos, before Roger Glenn and I did our request piano show, a band called "The Drugstore Gypsies" played an hour to an appreciative crowd. We had a good time performing the requests the crowd asked for, and it was great performing with Roger again!

Friday, October 17, 2014

AJ's Ale House 10/16/14

I had a great evening in New Braunfels tonight. There were quite a few great requests to play, and lots people singing along. Birthday girl Kelsey kept bringing me Fleetwood Mac tunes to try, and we had a random 80s flash mob take the stage to dance to "Like A Virgin". Never a dull moment.

HEB 10/16/14

The show at my favorite grocery store in San Marcos with my favorite Americana band, The Hill Country Gentlemen, was fun and challenging today. Clay, our regular drummer, just brought home a new baby girl today, so I covered him by performing on the skins. I'm comfortable behind the kit, but it's funny after playing all the tunes with the Gents on piano, how rhythmically different the drums are from what I do. I guess it's because I usually play lots of counter-rhythms to the drums! I had a great time, and the Gents sounded like the best Comboloco imaginable!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Angry Elephant 2 10/11/14 helped Chris Wallis and me sing "Tiny Dancer" in San Antonio tonight! We had a crazy crowd. They sent up endless pop 80s tunes and sang without knowing the words. The crowd didn't want us to leave, so at the end of the evening, one man took up a collection to pay us to play another half-hour. Very nice of him, and we had a fun night!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Green Door 10/10/14

I was reunited with drummer Joe Resnick in Temple, Texas tonight for a request piano show, and it was fantastic getting to perform with him again. He's a great musician, and I always happy to gig with him. The club was slow, but we still had a bunch of great requests. The funny thing is, I had a hard time convincing the crowd that I wasn't Russell, the piano player who usually performs the show in Temple!

Friday, October 10, 2014

AJ's Ale House 10/9/14

Thursday night in New Braunfels, Texas is always so unpredictable. The evening started slow, but by the half-way point, the requests were flying in! I had some friends and fans in the audience, which always makes the evening more fun. Thanks everyone!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Taxi's Piano Bar 10/4/14

Craziness in San Marcos tonight! The always amazing Chris Wallis, entertainment machine, kept the rhythm going for me all night in my favorite basement bar. Bachelorettes, birthdays, and bros tore up the dance floor and I just played the background music for the dancing. I had lots of fun with Chris, and the night flew by!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

AJ's Ale House 10/3/14

Mikey Gammon and I did what we do best tonight in New Braunfels, Texas. All the requests were played as they were dropped off, and all the jokes were made by Mikey. I just hope his Grandmother approves of his SnapChat usage.

Friday, October 3, 2014

AJ's Ale House 10/2/14

My night in New Braunfels, Texas was elevated by some fans who stayed with me the whole evening. Lots of good requests, even though it wasn't super-busy. There was lightening in the sky, and I think the threat of rain kept some folks home, but those who showed up had fun!