The weather was perfect for our outdoor weekly show in San Marcos, TX at Tantra tonight. Roger Glenn (drums) and Kevin Humphry (bass) joined me in performing another show full of original songs, as well as some randomly picked cover tunes just for fun. Good crowd and a bunch of fans made it a great night!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Roger Glenn and I played today at Jack's Roadhouse Save The Stage 2017 show! We were part of an all-day, music filled benefit to help with ASCAP & BMI fees for a great local stage in San Marcos. We ran through about an hour of original tunes and a few New Orleans classics before surrendering the stage to the next performer, Troy Stone (who did a great solo set). Thanks to Jamie and Floyd for keeping the music alive in San Marcos!
Congratulations to the newlyweds, Erin and Alex Tipps! We ran sound for their outdoor ceremony and then I played a dueling pianos show for the reception with David Lee and drummer Joe Resnick. We had lots of country requests from the crowd, and then some classic piano bar-style sing alongs towards the end. These fellas made my job easy tonight!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
We played a show in Horseshoe Bay, TX tonight for the golf ladies private party! David Lee and I were invited back from last year, and they were ready for us when we arrived. From 8p-9:30p, we took requests as the crowd danced and sang with us, and even jumped up on stage a couple times (and tried to get in my shoulders once)! It was a fun night at a beautiful venue. Thanks to Groove Labs for having us.
Friday, October 13, 2017
I performed on the Ray Benson stage at the airport in Austin, TX with Matt Wilson Band. Matt and I have worked together many times before, but this was the first time I was able to play his original material with him and his band! It's always interesting to play for the people arriving and departing because the crowd turns over regularly. Everyone seemed to enjoy the music, and I enjoyed playing with the group!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
I've been having so much fun on Mondays with Kevin Humphrey (bass) and Roger Glenn (drums)! We had a great evening in San Marcos performing for a bunch of people outside on another beautiful night. Singer Troy Stone even joined us for a Tom Petty tune in the middle of our show! It was great to share the stage with him again. My wife, Christine, once again took some good photos for us as she hung out to hear us. After our show, we plugged my iPhone into the PA system and watched the new Star Wars Last Jedi trailer together. These guys understand me.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
I played in Cedar Park, Texas this evening with Mark Smith for Piano Punch! We played a good show, and people were requesting things all evening long, as well as playing lots of pool. The show went well and everyone was very happy with us at the end of the evening. The only thing that could've made it better for me personally was, I wish it were a non-smoking room. It's been a long time since I played in a smoky bar! Now, I'm heading home to thoroughly wash all my clothes.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Awwooooo! Party in Victoria, TX! Chris Wallis and I had a great night with the fun folks who came out to sing with us. Not only did we have singing and dancing going on, but we also had some creative requesting happening. "Awesome Cartoon Theme" and "60s-70s-80s-90s-00s-10s" were a couple of the odd ball fun requests we played. And yes, the bar erupted in applause after I played the theme from "Muppet Babies".
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
It was a beautiful evening to perform outside. I had been feeling off center all day, as I'm sure most of the rest of the country was as well, by the horrific news of the shooting at a concert in Los Vegas, and then by the news of Tom Perry's passing. I was thankful to share the evening with two good friends who are both great musicians, drummer Roger Glenn and bassist Kevin Humphry. We started the night with a Tom Petty song before getting into a therapeutic set of music. My wife, Christine Barton-Holmes, showed up and took some fantastic photos. I'm feeling fortunate to be surrounded by people I love and respect!
Sunday, October 1, 2017
I performed with the Soul Supporters today in Austin, TX for the Remembrance Ride and Concert benefiting the Stevie Ray Vaughan Scholarship Fund. Guitarist Scott Unzicker asked if I'd like to do the show, and I said yes even before I realized that it was a multi-band festival which also featured a guitarist (R.J. Howson) from Florida who was in my first real bar band in Indiana in the mid 90s! The Soul Supporters featured Scott Unzicker (guitar), Ricky Rees (bass), Lauren Cervantes (vox), Angela Miller (vox), and Nico Leophante (drums). I had fun catching up with old friends and new today!
Played some drums and piano tonight in New Braunfels, while the people requested tunes for us to play. Chris Wallis joined Tommy and I at 10pm to take over drum duties. I saw lots of familiar faces in the crowd this evening, and it was nice to get some great feedback from them. Thanks everyone for making tonight fun!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
I can't overstate how happy it makes me to have a weekly creative outlet for my music with a couple of incredible musicians in San Marcos. Roger Glenn and Kevin Humphry are consummate professionals and I am always proud to share the stage with them. We made some great music tonight, and if you weren't there, don't worry because we will return next week to do it again!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
David Lee, Joe Resnick and I entertained a packed house in New Braunfels, Texas tonight. I think we had ten or eleven birthdays and multiple bachelorettes celebrating with us tonight, and as an added bonus, my wife showed up to surprise me! It was a great evening with a crowd that wouldn't stop singing all the way up to closing time. Too cool.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Another wacky night in New Braunfels! Danny Smith and I entertained the masses best we possibly could, and things just kept getting weirder. Random brides-to-be rushed the stage at various points in the night. Birthday new people came in to have us sing to them. I drummer. Danny drummed. I played piano. Danny played piano. I was just happy to be performing with another great talent like Danny tonight!
Friday, September 22, 2017
Cowgirl stilt walkers! Human bronze statues! Dueling Pianos! The USAA Real Estate Rewards Network Annual Conference had it all. Joe Resnick (drums), David Morris (piano) and I played a three-hour show for the people as they danced and requested songs. The stilt walkers joined in a conga line at one point, and even the (creepy gold-man statue from a Stephen King novel who only moves when you're not looking) couldn't help but dance before the night was through! Fun night with a great group, for sure. Thanks to Kevin Karlsgodt for including us on the show!
Thursday, September 21, 2017
What a fun night we had in Austin, Texas tonight! Heather Ray and I performed our dueling pianos show for a diverse crowd from 6pm-7:30pm on the walkway between several businesses. Between the umbrellas hanging in the air, good musical requests, and the sunset, it was a beautiful place to be. I hope we are invited back soon! A big thank you to Groove Labs for providing sound and including us on the event.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
First night in our Music Mondays series in San Marcos went great tonight with bassist Kevin Humphrey and drummer Roger Glenn. This will be a weekly event, on Mondays from 8p-11p, weather permitting. We played lots of our favorite tunes tonight, including a bunch of random 80s songs just for fun. You never know what you'll hear when you come to a Dan Holmes Group show, so to be safe, you should just come every week. (Thanks to Christine Barton-Holmes for the great photos!)
Sunday, September 10, 2017
David Lee, Chris Wallis and I had bunches of fun in New Braunfels tonight as we took requests from the crowd and celebrated bachelorettes and birthdays! Some old friends (who were former staff at Moonshine) showed up to see the show, and it was great to see them. Chris impressed me once again by keeping up with me as I tried for the first time "Barracuda", and David made me laugh a bunch as he played through his sets. Fun all around!
Saturday, September 9, 2017
80s pub crawl in New Braunfels was a bunch of fun with my musical partner Heather Ray as we swapped off between drums and piano tonight! Even after the pub crawl left for their next stop, the folks in the club kept the requests flowing (most of them 80s tunes, naturally). We both had a great time and the night flew by. Thanks, Heather, for another great show (and you win best shirt of the night for your Empire Strikes Back T)!
Friday, September 8, 2017
Our first trip to Victoria, TX since the hurricane ripped through was a joyous night. Everyone welcomed us and enjoyed themselves as Chris Wallis and I took their requests. It wasn't crowded, but those who were there made it a point to tell us how much they appreciated the show. I had a great time with Chris, and there were general good vibes all around!
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Party in New Braunfels! David Lee and I swapped between piano & drums as we played requests from the crowd. It's always fun performing with David! We had a somewhat quiet crowd, but everyone still enjoyed the night. I'll be back soon for more in New Braunfels!
Friday, September 1, 2017
After a few months away from Crafthouse (due to Texas State summer break), I returned tonight with drummer Brian Carlisle for a great night of requests! We had lots of songs come across the piano tonight, and the crowd sent up a wide range of genres. My favorite was Fiona Apple's "Criminal". I've been a bad, bad girl...
Saturday, August 26, 2017
As hurricane Harvey was about to make landfall, I was on stage in Temple, Texas, with drummer Roger Glenn. We had a great crowd, and even had some folks watching us, in from Corpus Christi who evacuated earlier. They told us several times how much they appreciated the entertainment on a night which could wreck their home. I'm glad I get to make people happy for a living, and I hope everyone in Texas and Louisiana are safe tonight and the following weeks.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Owwww! Fun and crazy singing tonight in New Braunfels for live band karaoke. Along for the ride with me was Andrae (drums), Daniel (bass) and Pancho (guitar). Those fellas are talented and fun to play with. We hit everyone's requests and had a good variety of songs. Good job, everyone!
Sunday, August 13, 2017
My second show of the night was full of mystery and wonder, and Dave and Roger and Pancho. Any show where I can sing, "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands! If you just got out of prison, clap you hands!"and roughly the same number of people clap is a good show, indeed. All the musicians were on fire, and only one guitar was minorly hurt in the process. Crazy, crazy second show was a bunch of fun in New Braunfels.
Great turnout tonight at a wedding celebration in Seguin! Chris Wallis and I took requests from 7:20p-9:20p, and I had a good time with him. By the end of the night, folks were holding the table candles in the air and singing along to "Lean On Me" with us. We hit our last note and I rushed out the door to my second show of the night over in New Braunfels. A big thanks to my wife, Christine, and Chris for tearing down our gear so I could make it to my second show on time!
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Strange people filled the New Braunfels club tonight. David Lee and I played many bizarre requests tonight. Everyone had a great time, and we had lots of them up on stage to...I wanna say...dance? They all did their best, and I was entertained, so, good show!
Friday, August 11, 2017
Live band karaoke went well tonight in New Braunfels. I've played with Pancho (guitar) and Andrae (drums) a few times before, but tonight marked my first chance to perform with bassist Daniel Rhodes. He's a solid player, and I enjoyed my first gig with him! I'm back at Moonshine & Ale Friday and Saturday for piano bar, so come see me!