Saturday, February 28, 2015

Angry Elephant 2/27/15

I performed with Mikey Gammon in San Antonio, Texas tonight. We had a solid crowd for our request show. I liked all the dancing and just random requests yelled out. For the last song, I asked the crowd for an "upbeat request", to which they responded "Brick" by Ben Folds.

We played "Sweet Home Alabama" instead.

Friday, February 27, 2015

AJ's Ale House 2/26/15

I had a good crowd in New Braunfels, Texas tonight. People were having fun and singing along with all the tunes they requested. Many folks asked me for business cards tonight, which I always take as a good sign. As a matter of fact, when I walked in the bar, the first thing I was presented with was a message from a guy wanting to know how to get in touch with me. Good to be liked!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Muddle 2/21/15

I drove to Waco, Texas tonight to perform a three hour all-request-piano show, with drummer Roger Glenn. At this evening's show, I received the most requests that I have ever gotten in Waco. My personal favorite was for Allen Toussaint's "Play Something Sweet". "Piano Man" was also requested.

Four times.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Taxi's Piano Bar 2/20/15

Vince Mejia and I performed an all-request piano show tonight in San Marcos. I had fun performing random tunes from Kansas to the White Stripes. Vince, as always, was rock-solid and fun to work with!

Friday, February 20, 2015

AJ's Ale House 2/19/15

Well, it was slow in New Braunfels tonight. I didn't have many requests, but my favorite, by far, was "Muppet Babies". Not only did I play it, but everyone in the bar sang along. Awesome.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Evangeline Cafe 2/17/15

Happy Mardi Gras! I had a fantastic time in Austin tonight with DanHolmesGroup. Chris, Ian & Kevin never disappoint, and the crowd fed off of the energy the band put out. Dancing and music all night is the only way to spend Fat Tuesday! We played from 8p-9:30p, and I couldn't be happier. Laissez les bon temps rouler!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

LUX Lounge 2/15/15

It was a beautiful early evening gig in Austin, Texas tonight! The weather felt great, so they had the doors open at LUX. People would stand at the railing and sing along to the tunes Chris Wallis and I were playing. "Space Oddity" was such a big hit, the folks on the sidewalk stopped to listen to the whole thing!
Afterwards, tacos were eaten.

Taxi's Piano Bar 2/14/15

Chris Wallis and I joined forces to play for a great Valentine's Day crowd at my favorite basement bar in San Marcos. We had fans come in from Marble Falls and Canyon Lake, plus a bunch of regulars who were in to have a good time. Chris is always fun to perform with, and tonight, he made some new fans, too. Thanks to everyone who drove in to see our show! Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Evangeline Cafe 2/13/15

I love performing with these talented fellas! Chris Wallis on drums played some super-funky beats tonight. Kevin laid down a deep bass pocket for Ian's guitar and my piano. We played a bunch of Mardi Gras tunes, mixed in with a bunch of our originals, and blurred the lines so thoroughly that the crowd didn't know what was ours and what was a cover! I'm proud to play with cats, and I'm looking forward to Mardi Gras. A big thanks to my wife, Christine, for the great pictures & video tonight!

Friday, February 13, 2015

AJ's Ale House 2/12/15

Random people just jumped onstage tonight in New Braunfels only to sing. Several people walked in from outside and jumped onstage to sing before getting their first drink. I had one guy jump onstage to sing three words as he was leaving the club. I even had two people outside the stage window stop to sing on the sidewalk. It was a very singing kind of night.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

AJ's Ale House 2/7/15

Joe Resnick and I had a fantastic night in New Braunfels,Texas! The crowd responded well to everything we threw at them, including when we brought up two birthday people who had never met and made them dance together. They did a great job together, and the night went by very quickly. Thanks to Joe for another fun show!

Friday, February 6, 2015

AJ's Ale House 2/5/15

I traveled to New Braunfels again this evening to play a show for the good people at AJ's Ale House. Everyone was in a good mood, so the night flew by pretty quickly. I'll be back at AJ's this Saturday night, so I hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

AJ's Ale House 1/31/15

It had to be a record-breaking night in terms of how many birthdays were being celebrated in New Braunfels tonight. It felt like (the always amazing) Chris Wallis and I would play three songs, then call someone to the stage for their birthday, three more songs, birthday, and repeated that pattern all night long. We decided to shake it off, we shook all night long, and I saw her standing there. Enter Sandman.