Sunday, November 23, 2014

House Party 11/22/14

I had tons of fun this evening playing with The Hill Country Gentlemen and friends! After eating a bunch of great food Christine prepared, we entertained the guests (and each other) with some music. Clay was grooving the drums, while Jeremiah and my brother, J, traded off on bass. Kevin and Troy played guitars, while Curtis Clogston and Ian Lee joined in on dobro and mandolin, respectively. After a set of good tunes, everyone just grabbed any instrument they could and played whatever they felt. Thanks to everyone who came and warmed the house!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Taxi's Piano Bar 11/21/14

Vince and I rocked Taxi's in San Marcos tonight! I had fun playing randomly requested tunes with him. People were a little quiet at first, but they livened up as the night went on. Singing and dancing commenced, and fun was had by all!

Friday, November 21, 2014

AJ's Ale House 11/20/14

Lots of folks hung out for my Thursday night show in New Braunfels. Some requests were first-timers for me, like "The Word" and "Psycho Killer". I played everything I possibly could, and the crowd was happy all night!

Monday, November 17, 2014

LUX Lounge 11/16/14

Tonight was my first show at LUX in Austin, TX, and I had a great time. Chris Wallis (drums) and I played from 5pm until 9pm. The crowd was requesting all the classic sing-along tunes and just enjoying their Sunday evening. One of my favorite moments was when we sang Happy Birthday to one woman, while her party used pyrotechnics to celebrate the big event!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lazy Hills Retreat 11/15/14

Josh Walther married Desiree Neutze this afternoon in Ingram, Texas. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony, although a little chilly. Everyone moved inside for the reception, which was provided by Dave Caruso's Piano Wars. When Dave and I weren't dueling on the pianos, he was DJ-ing to keep the party going. It was a fun filled event over the course of a long day for me. I left my house at 11:30 AM and I won't be getting home until approximately 2 AM, but at least I don't have to return to Michigan like Dave does!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

AJ's Ale House 11/14/14

The people at AJ's were requesting tons of songs, and not really singing any of them! Strange crowd, but they really enjoyed the show. They hung out with Chris Wallis and me all night, but they were quiet. Record-breaking number of requests, so I know they were paying attention! Chris sounded great, as usual, and we're doing another show together on Sunday in Austin.

Friday, November 14, 2014

AJ's Ale House 11/13/14

The cold didn't keep people away from New Braunfels tonight. I had an unusual amount of requests for the full evening, right up to the end of the night. The one surprise song requested tonight was "Sussudio", which I was amazed that I had never played it before. Maybe I just lived it...

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Minute Maid Park 11/8/14

Howl2Go (Howl At The Moon's private event) sent Kim Krohn (piano), Kevin Humphrey (bass), Chris Wallis (drums) and me to Houston, Texas for the Kovinian Builders end of the year party. We performed a fun two-and-a-half hour, non-stop show for the people inside the old Union Station building, which is now part of the ballpark. It was a really cool space, and it was lots of fun to have some great bass & drums at a dueling piano show! Thanks, Kovinian employees!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

AJ's Ale House 11/7/14

Wurstfest, the best Wurstfest in central Texas, was happening tonight in New Braunfels. Brad Evilsizer played drums for the fest-goers as I sorted through a huge amount of requests. We had some birthday people and a random sax player wander in off the streets, all-in-all a fun and bizarre night.

Friday, November 7, 2014

AJ's Ale House 11/6/14

The crowd started in with the requests before I even sat down at the piano tonight in New Braunfels. As the bar filled, I began to notice a slightly quieter audience than normal, so I asked how many of them had been to AJ's before. Four. Four out of a crowded room, so I eased the newbies in, and before the end of the night, had them singing along and pledging to come back for another show! Cool beans!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

AJ's Ale House 11/1/14

I needed what New Braunfels gave me tonight. A packed house greeted me with energy, and great requests for Joe Resnick (drummer extrodanere) and me to perform for the people to sing and dance to. I saw more than a few people over-exerting themselves on the dance floor to the point where they ended up laying on the dance floor. Some of my favorite regulars came out to keep the show in check, and I left with a smile on my face. What more could you ask for?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Chicago Joe's 10/31/14

A slightly stressful Halloween show was made all worth it because I got to see my friend Beca and her awesome Tardis costume! I left San Marcos, Texas for Spring, Texas at 1pm. I got to my hotel at the beginning of Houston rush hour. Got to the club at 7pm, then played non-stop piano (with my dueling partner for the night, Gary Mumford) from 8:15pm until 12:40am! I was ready to head home afterwards, so I checked out of the hotel and hit the road at 2am. Should be home by 5am. Happy Halloween!