Tonight, I had a chance to play with Vince Mejia again! It's been a while since we gigged together, but we locked in like old times. A few birthdays and anniversaries were scattered throughout the night, as we took requests from the packed house. Towards the end of the evening, Jessarae Bailey took the stage for a couple tunes. She'll be playing there on December 10! Go see her show!
Friday, November 25, 2016
Mikey Gammon and I played in San Marcos for thanksgiving! It was a great show with tons of requests. I think it was actually a record-setting night for our show. We played a solid three-hour show, and I had a bunch of fun with Mikey. I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 20, 2016
I played my first show with drummer Craig Stluka tonight in downtown Austin. He's a good player, and the crowd dug our show. We had an excellent bunch of people in, bringing us requests all evening, but my favorite was from a 15 year old birthday girl who wanted us to play "You're So Vain". I told her that it was a heavy tune for 15, and not to grow up too quickly.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Chris Wallis and I figuratively poured sugar on the crowd tonight in New Braunfels. They responded by sliding requests, drinks, and themselves across my piano. People were in good spirits, and it made the night go by quickly. Thanks for the singing along, people!
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Chris, Pancho and I played to a near-capacity crowd tonight in New Braunfels. This is the end of Wurstfest (which was a festival happening near by) so tons of out-of-towners were in getting their drink on and singing along in strange hats and headdresses. Thanks for all the requests tonight, random people!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
We rocked Austin tonight, playing bunches of tunes I'd never played before. Chris Wallis drummed like a heartbeat. My niece came down from Dallas and sat with my wife at the show, and even did the "Time Warp" with random other folks in the crowd. I wore my blue jacket. End of transmission.
Friday, November 11, 2016
A waltz and "I Can't Dance" were unironically requested tonight for people who were to drunk to stand to try to dance to. Both dances lightly resembled bad backup dancers trying to "Vogue". I enjoyed playing with Chris Wallis (drums). We were making each other laugh by being extremely fluid with our rhythm mid-song every once in a while. A young piano player even got up and played a couple tunes with us, so all-in-all, a fun evening.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Chris Wallis and I drove to Waco, Texas tonight to play for our friends at Muddle. We had a great crowd, and they were requesting tunes and dancing all night. We kinda got into an 80s groove towards the end of the evening. I had fun pulling out old ZZ Top, Paul Simon, and Prince. Chris nailed it, and it was fun playing with him again!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Yeah! Big crowd tonight in New Braunfels. We had quite a bit of overflow from Wurstfest, and they requested tons of tunes. Mikey Gammon smacked those drums with enough force to make Yoda blush. My favorite request of the night was "Under Pressure", which came up with 20 Euro. I asked if it was still worth anything after Brexit, and they said no.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
New Braunfels was a fun place on Halloween! Pancho, Chris and I Blues Brothered it up during our show tonight. They brought us lots of requests, and we played as many as we could before midnight. We held a costume contest, and had about 25 entries, where we narrowed it down to first, second, and third place. Thanks to Lindsay for taking some pictures for us tonight!