Sunday, December 28, 2014

Muddle 12/27/14

Last night, I performed in Temple, Texas, and then drove north to visit family in McKinney for a little post-Christmas celebration. So today, I got a chance to hang out with family, little shopping, and then I headed south to Waco to meet Chris Wallis for another great request based piano show. It's always fun performing with him, and he keeps my energy up even when I've had a long weekend! i'm really happy I got a chance to visit with family and play too great gigs this weekend, and looking forward to being able to sleep in tomorrow with my wife!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Green Door 12/26/14

I met up with the amazing Joe Resnick in Temple, Texas tonight to perform our request piano show for the masses. we had a steady stream of requests all evening, and one table in particular stayed from note 1 to note 9,000,876. They became known as table number 22. A heartfelt thank you to table 22!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holy Mountain 12/22/14

I headed to Austin, Texas to play with the Gents tonight, with guest drummer, Chris Wallis. We were the third of a three-band line up, and I had a great time, not only performing, but also listening to some Austin talent! Madeline Jennings and the Bad Disciples performed right before us, and Kathryn Legendre played before Madeline. Great show, and I'm thankful to the people who came out to the show!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

AJ's Ale House 12/20/14

Tonight was a festive party in New Braunfels, Texas with my buddy Chris Wallis on drums! We had a nice, big crowd, and they had requests from every genre imaginable. My favorite holiday tune tonight was Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Taxi's Piano Bar 12/19/14

Gig #3 of 3 tonight took place in my favorite basement bar in San Marcos! I did a request piano show with Brad Evilsizer on drums. Lots of familiar faces in the crowd tonight, and all of them in completely random musical moods. Fun times, but now I'm ready for bed! Zzzzzzzz.....

Triple Crown 12/19/14

Gig #2 of 3 was a surprise show for me tonight! Ian Lee and the Open Hearts were doing a show perfectly timed for me to make it, so I got a chance to play with another great group of musicians in San Marcos. I didn't get to play the full show because my 3rd gig overlapped, but the time I spent with the Open Hearts was a blast! I miss performing with Ian, and I'm glad tonight worked out so well.

Gruene Hall 12/19/14

My evening started with gig #1 of 3 with The Hill Country Gentlemen at the legendary Gruene Hall in Gruene, TX. We opened for Casey Donahue, and the crowd was very kind to us! These are some of my favorite gigs. Playing fun music with a great group of musicians to a packed house in a historic venue. Great first gig of the night!

Friday, December 19, 2014

AJ's Ale House 12/18/14

It was a dark and stormy night in New Braunfels. I had a decent crowd, but they were mostly quiet. I was afraid at one point the power would go out because there was so much lightening! It was still a good evening, and I'll be back this Saturday.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Buckhorn Saloon 12/15/14

Kortnee and I entertained the masses tonight in San Antonio at one of the most interesting venues I think I've ever performed in. Rush Enterprises hired Howl2Go for their holiday party, and it was held in a museum full of taxidermy. Every continent is represented, plus they have an extensive freak show display. The crowd was interactive, and Kortnee sounded great on the songs she sang! The load in/out was a little tough because we were on the second floor, and had to wander through all of all the displays!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tesoro Conference Center 12/13/14

San Antonio, Texas was the site of the dueling pianos show I performed with Kortnee for Howl2Go tonight! After a good 1/4 mile load in (from the docks to the ballroom), we set up and entertained the nice crowd from 7:30p-10:30p. It was a great holiday event with delicious food and a helpful staff. Thanks to Kortnee for making it an easy show!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

House Of Blues 12/12/14

Tommy and I met up in Houston, Texas tonight to perform in the Peacock Room at House Of Blues. It was a private event, which hired Howl2Go to perform our dueling piano show. The beginning of the night was a little slow, mostly because people were eating while we were playing, which makes it hard for them to sing-along. After peoples finish their meals, they began to get into the show and our 2-1/2 hours on the stage went by very quickly! Tommy is a pro, and it was a pleasure performing with him tonight!

Friday, December 12, 2014

AJ's Ale House 12/11/14

New Braunfels, Texas was quiet tonight, but I still kept playing requests for the loyal fans at AJ's. "She's Got A Way", "Lola", and "King Of Pain" were just a few of the interesting tunes laid on my piano tonight!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Muldoon's Saloon 12/6/14

Kortnee McDowell and I drove to El Campo, Texas to perform for the folks at the New First Bank's holiday party. We had an amazing amount of requests to choose from! Everything from the Big Bopper to Snoop Dog was given to us, and we played everything we possibly could in our three hour set. Kortnee sounded great, and it was my pleasure to gig with her for a second night in a row!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

JW Marriott 12/5/14

San Antonio small business owners were treated to a Howl2Go show tonight, performed by myself, Kortnee McDowell, and drummer Chris Wallis. We gave the crowd a non-stop, high energy two-hour show, and they called us back onstage for an encore! Kortnee sounded great on requests like "I Love Rock & Roll", while Chris kept them on the dance floor with excellent rhythms. I had a fun time, ate some truly delicious food, and sang crowd favorites, so what more could I ask for?

Friday, December 5, 2014

AJ's Ale House 12/4/14

Chris Wallis and I played about 4 hours tonight in New Braunfels to a packed house! We had tons of requests (and a couple of birthdays) to occupy our time, though. Even though we didn't play it, my favorite request tonight was for "Follow You, Follow Me" by Genesis. What a great song! Nobody ever requests it!

HEB 12/4/14

Clay couldn't make it to The Hill Country Gentlemen show today at HEB, so Chris Wallis took over drumming duties. It was overcast and drizzling, so most people stayed inside, but I could tell they were listening! The band had fun, and I always like playing shows with the Gents. There's nothing like playing music with a bunch of talented fellas!