Sunday, February 21, 2016

Moonshine & Ale 2/20/16

All that singing and playing wore me out tonight! Whew! Fantastic drummer Joe Resnick joined me on stage to help play every request we possibly could in a three hour show. It was lots of fun to work with Joe again! We knew from the very beginning that it would be a strange night, because of the first two comments said to me as I was setting up. First, a guy said to me, "Hey, I saw you setting up and wondered, are you a sword swallower?" Second, "You look taller on stage", to which I could only reply, "I am taller on stage. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Moonshine & Ale 2/19/16

Mikey Gammon and I had them dancing in New Braunfels tonight! I even had some friends (and fellow musicians) stop in for a few tunes. As soon as they walked in, they began dancing, and a police officer who was on patrol used his flashlight to highlight their awesome dance moves for the song! I took requests from just about every genre imaginable this evening, sometimes from the same table. Prime example: "Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO and "Amarillo By Morning" by George Strait were brought up together from the same table. We didn't argue. We just played the tunes. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Revention Music Center 2/18/16

Neil Diamond impersonator? Check. $1,000,000,000? Check. Howl2Go show in Houston? Check and doublecheck. Dave Lovett and I represented Howl At The Moon by playing a huge corporate event, where they were celebrating one billion dollars. I never quite understood what the one billion represented, but it was the centerpiece of the show. Actually, the Neil Diamond impersonator was the centerpiece. No, I take that back, we were the centerpiece. No matter, it was a fun show, and I had a great time performing with Dave!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Moonshine & Ale 2/13/16

Chris Wallis and I performed together in New Braunfels for a special Valentine's Day show. Kind-of. It was the night before Valentine's Day, and we played a bunch of songs to a bunch of people who may or may not have been celebrating Valentine's Day together. I know for sure that there was one couple celebrating their 3rd week together, but I'm not sure about everyone else. I loved Chris' drum parts. And I loved that some fans made their way from Marble Falls just to see the show and celebrate a birthday. And I loved when everyone danced the Time Warp. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Evangeline Cafe 2/9/16

Happy Mardi Gras! My favorite time of year was spent with some of my favorite people in Austin, TX. DanHolmesGroup blew the roof off tonight. I couldn't be more proud of the way the band sounded. I really would love to tour with Chris Wallis (drums), Ian Lee (guitar) and Kevin Humphry (bass), and I wish my wife, Christine, could come take photos of the tour. Those three fellas make playing music a truly joyous thing for me. They make my original tunes shine as brightly as the many New Orleans covers we play. Thanks to the crowd for all the kind words after the show as well! We'll see you back at Evangeline on April 22, 2016!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Miramont Country Club 2/6/16

I had a fantastic time in Bryan, TX this evening! I performed a show for Howl2Go (Howl At The Moon) with some great players, in front of a fun, dancing crowd. Dave Lovett took the opposite piano from me, while Chris Wallis played drums and Kevin Humphry played bass. The crowd danced to everything we played, and they requested lots of tunes which we, as a band, wondered if the crowd would enjoy, and the crowd enjoyed all of them! We even had time to eat a delicious dinner, and a nice cup coffee together before we performed. Fun night all around!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Moonshine & Ale 2/5/16

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves tonight in New Braunfels! Mikey Gammon and I kept things flowing all evening, and the crowd just kept bringing love to the stage. It always makes you feel good as a performer to see people smiling and just being a relaxed human for an evening. It's also nice when they spell it out for you on a request slip!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort 2/2/16

The Howl2Go (Howl At The Moon) show in San Antonio, TX was lots of fun, but also extremely cold tonight! We had a good crowd, and even had a couple of musicians sit in with the band. Thanks to my fellow players, Adrian Lopez, Heather Ray, Katie Clasen and our helper, Eddie Baty, for making it a smooth evening!